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Evoque PHEV hit by BiK increase

The new plug-in hybrid Range Rover Evoque won’t hit the 6% BiK band announced by the company when the vehicle was unveiled in the summer.

Blaming Covid-related issue, JLR has confirmed that the PHEV’s range figures on the lower trim levels that were previously over 40 miles and therefore in the lower BiK band have no dropped to 34 miles, while CO2 goes from 32g/km to 44g/km.

The Discovery Sport PHEV has shifted from 36g/km to 44, although that doesn’t change its BiK position.

The brand said there are “plans in place” to get to the original figures, and customers ordering early cars were given the option to cancel in light of the increase in benefit-in-kind payments. First cars are being delivered now.

Allstar adds Applegreen fuel sites

Allstar Business Solutions has added a further 102 fuel sites to its fuel card coverage with the addition of the Applegreen fuelling stations, taking the company to 90% coverage of the UK with more than 7,700 sites in its network.

He added: “We aim to provide the best service and value, so our customers benefit from the greatest amount of convenience and cost savings when operating their fleets,” said Paul Holland, Managing Director of UK Fuel at Fleetcor UK. “The addition of Applegreen sites further strengthens our fuel network coverage and overall customer offering.”

NewMotion partners with Osprey Charging to expand network

Shell-owned NewMotion has announced a roaming partnership with Osprey Charging, previously known as Enginie, to add 259 50kW rapid chargers to the 3,000 public charging locations it offers.

It’s great to see roaming partnerships are becoming the norm here in the UK as our EV market continues to mature and the need for easy access to charging infrastructure grows,” said NewMotion UK general manager Alan McCleave.

“Osprey Charging is a totally open access public charging network, so it’s important to us to be available in the e-mobility services that drivers turn to when they need a charge,” said Osprey Charging chief executive Ian Johnston. “The partnership with NewMotion enabled via Hubject allows more EV drivers to discover our rapid chargers across the UK, and to easily start and pay for a charge. Whilst we offer contactless payment as standard, we appreciate and embrace the added benefits to customers that belonging to a reliably connected roaming service brings.”


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