Revised Honda CR-V goes hybrid only
Honda has deleted the petrol versions of its CR-V SUV, taking the car petrol-electric hybrid only with a refresh that also includes slight styling tweaks and specification changes.
The sole powertrain is now the 184hp 2.0-litre petrol engine that combines with an eelectric motor after the removal of the 175hp 1.5 petrol alternative. The hybrid emits 151g/km in front-drive form, and 161g/km for the all-wheel drive version.
Spec changes include privacy glass now standard from SE level upwards, and the range-topping EX gaining wireless phone charging, while all models get new 18-inch alloys.
Polar increases 150kW charge cost
Leading UK charging network Polar has announced a 7p per kWh price increase on its fastest chargers, with the 150kW charging stations costing up to 47p per kWh from 4 December.
For Polar Plus subscribers the cost will rise to 27p per kWh, while Polar Instant members will pay 35p and contactless card payment will be priced at 47p per kWh.
The company has also announced that any new 150kW charger installed on the Polar network from 4 December will be free to use for the first fortnight to encourage drivers to try the high-powered units.
The BP Chargemaster-owned Polar network now has more than 50 150kW charging stations in the UK, which it claims makes it the country’s largest ultra-fast charging network.
The cost for using Polar’s 7kW and 50kW charging points remains the same at 12p and 18p for the slowest ones – which can’t be used via contactless payment – and 15p, 25p and 30p for 50kW charging on Polar Plus, Polar Instant and contactless card payment respectively.
Fleets warned not to leave cars idle this winter
Fleets gave been warned not to allow vehicle downtime and driver safety to be compromised by the tiered lockdown and reduced business travel, with Venson Automotive Solutions recommending a policy of preventative measures and checks on cars and vans.
Daily or weekly maintenance checks of fluid levels, windscreen damage, lights and tyre pressure and condition.
The fleet management firm also reminded businesses to ensure drivers are running a vehicle’s engine regularly if the car isn’t being used, or is only being used for short journeys, to ensure the battery remains charged.