Post-Brexit EU driving rules confirmed
The Government has confirmed that UK drivers will not need an international driving permit to drive in Europe following the UK’s exit from the European unit, as long as they have a photocard licence that they carry with them. Those drivers with the older paper licence will need an IDP.
Drivers will also need a green card issued by their insurance company if they are on a fleet or multi-car insurance policy, if they are towing or if their policy is due for renewal during their trip.
Drivers must also have their V5C vehicle log book with them, or the VE103 document for hired or leased vehicles, showing the driver is authorised to use it abroad. GB stickers are required in Spain, Cyprus and Malta, and if there is no GB identifier on the number plate.
Polestar sales boss moves to Genesis
Former Polestar head of sales Jonny Miller has moved to the same role at Genesis Motor UK, the premium arm of Korean brand Hyundai, tasked with building a fleet operation for the new brand as it enters the UK market.
The brand is launching in the UK later this year, operating as a separate entity to Hyundai UK, kicking off with the G70 model that will enter the compact executive saloon market.
Skoda adds PHEVs to emergency service offering
Skoda’s plug-in hybrid Octavis vRS, Octavia and Superb iV models have been made available to the police, ambulance and fire services for the first time. All three models are available in hatchback or estate body styles, and get the brand’s emergency services conversion package, which consists of 360-degree lighting and integration of the emergency services’ communication platform in to the touchscreen infotainment system, controlling the lighting and other functionality.
The Octavia vRS iV offers up to 39 miles of electric-only range, with the figures being up to 43 miles for the regular Octavia iV and 37 for the Superb iV.