Round-Up: ACFO spring seminar, Good Energy buys Zap Map share, Promotion at Free2Move

ACFO spring seminar topics revealed

ACFO Spring Seminar

ACFO has announced its spring seminar is to focus on “delivering clarity to fleet managers” as the organisation claimed fleet chiefs are “grappling with a plethora of developments that could turn the established order of fleet management upside down and inside out.”

The seminar – entitled  ‘Another Year of Evolution’ – is being held on Wednesday, 27 March at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire and is being sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover and Lex Autolease.

“The seminar will be a unique event in addressing topics as diverse as the future of company car taxation, the impact of Brexit on fleet operations, vehicle funding trends and the introduction of Clean Air Zones in towns and cities nationwide,” said John Pryor, the chairman of the organisation.“Fleet operators may have been treading water in 2018 awaiting clarity on numerous issues, but ACFO believes that as decisions on key issues are made the future shape of fleets will emerge and that is starting to occur.”

Good Energy buys stake in Zap Map

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Renewable energy company Good Energy has taken a 12.5% stake in EV charging point location website Zap Map.

The firm also has an option to take a majority shareholding within two years, it added.

Good Energy said its investment “reflects the fast-changing way in which people live with energy with an increasing number of households and businesses now generating, storing and sharing power, rather than simply consuming it” adding that EVs “will play a crucial role in the new energy sharing economy and their increasing numbers will be a huge catalyst for that change, making power more tangible than ever before.”

Promotion at Free2Move

Shane Coomber

Shane Coomber has been promoted to the role of commercial director at Free2Move Leasing, PSA Group’s leasing arm.

Previously operations director, she fills Mark Pickles’ former position as he was named as the firm’s general manager in December 2018.

Coomber said: “I am delighted to be taking up this new challenge at an exciting time in the development of Free2Move Lease. As we glimpse the future, it’s clear that mobility requirements are expanding beyond the traditional role of vehicle leasing companies and our suite of connected leasing products has put us in an excellent position for future developments.”