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Tesla Model Y opens for orders, AFP mobility roadmap guide launched, Car insurance cost falling

Tesla Model Y opens for orders

Tesla has opened the UK order book on its new Model Y SUV, with first deliveries due to arrive early next year.

The all-wheel drive Model Y starts from £54,990 for the Long Range model, rising to £64,990 for the Performance model which arrives a few months later.

The Long Range has an official 315-mile range figure and will accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds, which compare with 298 miles and 3.5 seconds for the Performance.

According to Tesla, the Model Y is designed to be the safety mid-sized SUV on sale, as well as offering “leading range, superior performance and the most advanced technology”.

AFP releases new mobility roadmap guide

The Association of Fleet Professionals has released a new guide entitled How to Deploy a Mobility Solution Within Your Business, designed to help fleets establish a recognised mobility policy.

Created by the organisation’s Future Mobility Steering Committee, the guide is available to all members and covers a three-step process:

  • Do your homework and get your data
  • Internal engagement
  • The plan

“Our view is that we are very much in a moment when many fleet managers are beginning to evolve into mobility managers but they don’t yet have a formal strategy in place to support this transition,” said AFP chair Paul Hollick. “The message we want to get across with this guide is that the move to mobility should not be a daunting one. There is a lot of data analysis, employee engagement and internal functional alignment needed, but thereafter it is relatively straightforward.”

Car insurance cost falling as telematics firms grow

Telematics firms that monitor driving styles are now providing over a quarter of the cheapest car insurance deals, a number that rises to 62% for under-25s, according to Consumer Intelligence, which found that the average premium cost is now 11.4% below pre-Covid levels.

The company monitored price comparison websites and found that the average premium in the UK now costs £751, 9.4% less than 12 months ago. That’s still 13.3% more than October 2013, when the company first started collecting data, but 20% less than the same point four years ago.

 

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