Electric Car Company Car Tax

Company Car Tax on Electric Cars

Electric cars are becoming more popular and more accessible as each year goes by. One of the reasons is that they attract low benefit in kind rates, and can be a really cost-effective option when selecting and then running a new company car.

The government is clearly trying to push drivers and businesses towards investing in the best low emissions company cars through the use of tax incentives and, as a result of government policy, there is now a considerable electric car business tax benefit.

Drivers pay […]

April 30th, 2020|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Driving, Fleet|

EV Charging Update

Electric Vehicle Charging – What’s New?

In the burgeoning world of electric vehicles nothing stands still for very long and charging is no exception. As perhaps the most important factors in encouraging electric vehicle take-up, the ability to travel further and recharge more rapidly are getting a lot of attention from vehicle manufacturers and infrastructure providers. Here we look at some of the latest EV charging developments.

Huge growth in public EV charging infrastructure

The last decade has seen massive growth in the availability of public electric vehicle charging points in the UK. […]

February 28th, 2020|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Driving, Fleet|

EV Company Car Driver Q&As

The Company Car Drivers’ Guide to Electric Vehicles

In this guide on electric vehicles we look at some of the most common questions drivers have about making the switch to an electric vehicle (EV) from a traditional petrol or diesel car.

We have focused on EVs, otherwise know as Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), as they require a bigger shift in thinking and behaviour than hybrids or plug-in hybrids.

With a pure EV there’s no internal combustion engine to fall back on, so understanding what it’s really like living with batteries alone is essential […]

January 6th, 2020|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Driving, Fleet|

Green Number Plates?

Government Plans Green Number Plates for Electric Vehicles

The government has announced a formal consultation on its proposals to introduce a highly visible way of identifying electric vehicles on the UK’s roads. The plans aim to allow individual drivers and fleets to demonstrate the positive environmental choice that they have made, as well as raising public awareness of the numbers of electric vehicles on the road and ‘normalising’ the idea of driving an EV.

What’s your view?

October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Driving|

Switching from Petrol and Diesel?

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conundrum

Alternative fuel vehicles, or AFVs, are unquestionably becoming a more popular choice with drivers. In fact, in recent research 60% of company car drivers stated that they are more likely to select an AFV for their next company car than a traditional petrol or diesel vehicle1.

That’s a very strong demonstration of intent to make the switch to a more efficient pure electric or hybrid vehicle. However, taking a look at the latest statistics2 for the registration of new AFVs gives quite a different picture, with sales […]

October 17th, 2019|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Fleet, Vehicles|

Company Car Research

Alternative Solutions to Traditional Fleet Problems

There’s a simple truth about company cars – drivers love them

Put aside the ongoing angst about high BiK tax rates and there’s nothing like the reassurance of driving a new, well-maintained, fully insured vehicle provided by somebody else.

This isn’t just anecdotal either, in a recent CLM survey1 of over 300 individuals eligible for a company car, more than three-quarters stated that they saw this as a valuable benefit and only 12% said that they were unlikely to take a company car in the future.

And this […]

September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Fleet|

Drivers Increasingly Receptive Towards AFVs

Power of the People – the Rise of Alternative Fuel Vehicles

The world is changing. Whether in politics or the world of sports – established orders are being challenged. And the world of transport is no different, with the mass uptake of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFV) fast approaching. Recent survey results from CLM show that drivers are more receptive towards AFVs than ever before. Almost 90% of UK drivers believe that, in 20 years’ time, most or all vehicles sold will run on alternative fuels and 66% said that they […]

August 17th, 2019|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Fleet|


Understanding the Tax Benefits of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles

The term ULEV (Ultra Low Emission Vehicle) has been around for some years now, often used by the Government to categorise those vehicles which gain preferential treatment for tax purposes.

While the definition of a ULEV has remained consistent; a vehicle that emits 75g CO2 or less for every kilometre that it travels, the tax treatment has changed considerably, so it’s worth taking some time to understand exactly how the various rules apply.

Company Car Benefit-in-Kind Tax

ULEVs currently fit into one of two Benefit-in-Kind […]

July 26th, 2019|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Fleet|

Alternative Fuel Vehicles – Driver Research Findings

Consideration of AFVs Outpaces Drivers’ Understanding of the Technology

In a recent piece of CLM online research, we discovered that more than 60%1 of company car drivers intend to choose an Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) rather than a petrol or diesel when they next change their car

While this high proportion is somewhat surprising, there are a number of factors currently operating in the AFV market that could go some way to explaining the strength of sentiment:

There’s a burgeoning amount of choice in the AFV market; with more than 40 models […]

June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Fleet|
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