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Rolls-Royce confirms first EV, New boss for Alphabet GB, knowledge hub for Licence Check subscribers

Rolls-Royce confirms first EV

Rolls-Royce has announced that it is about to begin testing its first full electric vehicle, with the Spectre due to launch in the last quarter of 2023.

The luxury brand also confirmed that by the end of this decade its entire line-up will be all-electric.

“We embark on this bold new future with a huge advantage,” said chief executive Torsten Muller-Otvos. Electric drive is uniquely and perfectly suited to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, more so than any other automotive brand. It is silent, refined and creates torque almost instantly, going on to generate tremendous power. This is what we at Rolls-Royce call ‘waftability’.

The Rolls-Royce boss described the announcement as the brand’s most significant day since Charles Rolls and Sir Henry Royce first met.

New boss for Alphabet GB

Leasing company Alphabet (GB) has announced a new chief executive from 1 January 2022, with Mike Dennett Alphabet 2021Mike Dennett taking the role in addition to his current position as CEO of BMW Financial Services (GB).

Dennett replaces Nick Brownrigg, who has been at the helm since 2016, and moves to the position of BMW Group Financial Services CEO in the Netherlands.

New knowledge hub for Licence Check subscribers

Licence Check has launched a new knowledge base for subscribers to its DAVIS risk management and licence checking platform.

Designed to offer training, information and support, the resource contains user guides, service information and newly-created video tutorials, and will continue to develop on an on-going basis, with new features set to include a FAQs section and compliance/policy templates and guidance.

“Over time, we have accumulated a huge amount of relevant driver and vehicle compliance information,” said Terry Hiles, general manager at Licence Check, describing the offering as an industry first. “The launch of this dedicated space has given us the opportunity to pool that information with DAVIS training, support, policy and service enhancements information in one all-encompassing central resource that DAVIS users can access as and when they require it.”