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Kia partners with BP Chargemaster and Pod Point

Pod Point charge unit 2020Kia has partnered with two of the big electric vehicle charging point suppliers to offer discounted home charging points.

The manufacturer’s customers can obtain a £20 discount on a Pod Point 7kW homecharge point, costing £509 after the Government’s £350 contribution, while the equivalent BP Chargemaster point is offered for £549, a £60 discount that also includes two years of Polar Plus subscription, which usually costs £188, that allows for free or discounted charging at the 7,000 charge points in the Polar network.

Both charge points come with a three-year warranty and are internet-connected smart chargers complete with app functionality.

New dates for 2021 CV Show

CV Show 2021 logoThe 2021 Commercial Vehicle Show has moved to June from its traditional April slot in the calendar, with the event now planned for 8-10 June at the NEC in Birmingham.

Organisers claimed to already have more than 200 exhibitors on the plan, including the PSA trio of brands Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall, as well as the likes of Toyota, Ssangyong, LEVC, Isuzu, MAN Truck & Bus, Maxus and Iveco, although the spaces occupied by the likes of Ford and VW at the 2019 event are current unallocated.

Online registration for free entry tickets will open in January at

Suzuki launches its first PHEV

Suzuki Across PHEV 2020Suzuki’s first plug-in hybrid model has arrived in the UK, with the Toyota RAV4-based Across coming with emissions of 22g/km and an electric-only range of 46 miles, putting it in an exclusive group of models qualifying for the 6% benefit-in-kind tax band.

Suzuki described supply as “very limited” for the first year, which mat contribute towards the high £45,599 price tag, although specification levels are good for the single model trim available.

The combined power output of 306hp, giving it a 0-62mph acceleration time of six seconds.

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