BMW reveals i4 EV, grant-driven Citroen e-C4 price cut, AA deal helps Enginius build

First pictures: BMW i4 electric Gran Coupe

BMW has unveiled its i4, the gran coupe-style full electric car that will arrive in the UK before the end of this year.

The i4 will come in various forms, with BMW quoting a maximum range figure of 366 miles and power output of up to 530hp.

“With its sporty looks, best in class driving dynamics and zero local emissions, the BMW i4 is a true BMW. It makes the heart of the BMW brand now beat fully electric,” said Pieter Nota, member of the board of management of BMW responsible for Customer, Brands, Sales.

Citroen cuts e-C4 price to duck under new grant level

Citroen has reduced the price of its top-spec e-C4 model to get it below the new £35,000 threshold for the revised electric vehicle grant, as announced by the Government yesterday morning (18 March).

Citroen e-C4 2021The Shine Plus model was the only one priced at over £35,000, but that model has received a £550 price cut to get it below the threshold.

“We were disappointed to hear the news that the support for consumers to make the switch to a low emission vehicle had been reduced.,” said Eurig Druce, Citroen UK managing director.  “For this period of transition to be a success and for electrification targets to be met, both the industry and consumers need clearer long-term guidance and support on how we will get there.”

AA deal helps Enginius build corporate fleet offer

Working with AA Driving School during the UK’s Covid lockdowns has enabled vehicle movement specialist Enginius to build its solution for corporate fleets, according to the company’s commercial director Calum Slowther.

AA Ford Puma 2020Enginius has been managing vehicle movements, including emergency deliveries of replacement courtesy vehicles, since March 2020, with AA driving instructors receiving an email to book a handover date and tie, and the vehicles live tracked to allow monitoring by the fleet operations team.

“Working with the AA Driving School team has helped us build our solution for corporate fleets,” said Inginius’s Slowther. “Nick has a very clear vision of where he wants to take the AA Driving School fleet operation and we’re using the challenge to drive all components of our offering.”

 

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