New Company Car Today magazine available now
The October issue of Company Car Today published last week, with the digital version available at www.companycartoday.co.uk/latest-issue.
It features a test drive review of the new Peugeot 308, as well as a six-page Big Test of the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV, and reviews of the GV70 and G70 from new premium brand Genesis.
The latest magazine also includes the Autumn edition of Company Van Today, where we review the Fiat e-Ducato, new Renault Kangoo and Suzuki Jimny 4×4 van, as well as reviewing the returning CV Show.
Other content includes a first chat with Audi’s new fleet boss Claire English and the Green Company Car section, which covers the rise in salary sacrifice, the main manufacturers’ EV pledges and a guest opinion from Venson Fleet Solutions on public EV charging.
Alternative powertrains top Aston Barclay desirability index
Aston Barclay’s October desirability index of the most in-demand used cars was topped by the Hyundai Ioniq, ahead of the Toyota Prius in second, while the presence of the Kia Niro, Tesla Model 3 and Lexus NX all highlighted the popularity of low-emission models, according to the CCT Innovation Award-winning auction company.
Below the Hyundai, which is available with hybrid plug-in hybrid and full electric powertrains, six of the rest of the top 10 was taken up by premium brand models, with only the Volkswagen pair of Golf and Touareg breaking the trend.
The index takes into account web views prior to sale, number of physical and online bids per sale and sale price as percentage of Cap average.
Grey fleet service launched by Fleet Evolution
Fleet Evolution’s fleet management division Mercia Fleet Management has launched a new grey fleet service. Designed to assess the need to use vehicles, it compare the cost of a 45p per mile journey in an employee’s own vehicle versus other alternatives, including taxi, train or hire car, depending on the distance involved.
“Our key objectives with Mercia Grey Fleet Management are to mitigate risk, as well as assessing cost effectiveness to the business,” said Fleet Evolution managing director Andrew Leech, who also heads the newly launched fleet management division. “Allowing employees to use their own vehicles exposes the business to considerable duty of care risks as, generally, employees’ own vehicles are in worse condition than new – typically they are eight years old – and are often without adequate servicing or relevant business use insurance.”