Two new fleet deals for Vauxhall Vivaro-e
Vauxhall has announced two new fleet deals for its electric Vivaro-e model, with facilities management company Mitie ordering 655, the first of which has already been delivered, and organic fruit and veg supplier Riverford taking on 10 vehicles as part of a move to go fully electric by the end of 2025.
“Electric vehicles are an absolute no-brainer for all delivery businesses, especially Riverford where we pride ourselves on being environmentally conscious,” said the company’s head of logistics Jason Holt.
Mitie has now passed the 1,000 mark for number of electric vehicles on its fleet, with a target of getting to 2,021 during 2021.
New app claims to collate full EV charging cost
A new app is claiming to link directly with an electric vehicle to collate the full cost of charging, both at home and using public charging.
EEVEE is claimed to be a new digital service designed to make electric vehicle ownership more transparent, efficient and cheaper, giving fleet managers and drivers “full visibility” on charging cost. The company equates its operation to a digital fuel card, and is able to link to “many” accounting and fleet management systems.
“The increasing number of charging solutions, cards and rates makes it hard for EV owners to keep track of how much they are spending, with multiple data sources for charge costs if they use different charging networks,” said EEVEE founder Steffen Brans. “EEVEE, with its powerful app and secure, advanced connected vehicle technology, cuts through the confusion. It is the ultimate tool for giving consumers and companies total transparency to all charging costs and real-time efficiency information.”
Polestar expands range including sub-£40k model
The Polestar 2 model range has expanded to four versions, with a new £39,900 entry price for the Standard range Single motor model that has a range of up to 273 miles from its 64kWh battery and a 224hp electric motor.
The middle of what is now a three-model line-up is the Long range Single motor, which offers figures of up to 335 miles of range from its 78kWh battery and 231hp of performance. The additional range takes the middle car to £42,900. The range-topping Long range Dual motor is now priced at £45,900, down from its original price of a shade under £50,000, and has an official range of up to 398 miles from the same battery as the middle model, but boasts 408hp from the two motors.
Polestar has also moved to streamline the optional extra line-up, launching three new option packs.