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Round-Up: First Uniti EV shown, Citroen supplies vans to CEF, BCA updates smartphone app

First Uniti EV revealed

Uniti One

Swedish electric vehicle start-up Uniti has revealed its first car, the One model.

The three-seater is being offered with two battery optionsa 12kWh battery offering a 93-mile driving range and a 24kWh battery that offers a range of 186 miles.

The firm said the larger battery can be charged from 20% to 80% in two hours with a domestic 7kW charger, or in 17 minutes with a 50kW charger.

Prices including the UK Government’s £3,500 plug-in car grant start at £15,100 and order books are to open soon ahead of the first deliveries commencing in mid-2020.

Citroen supplies vans to CEF

citroen cef fleet deal

Citroen has supplied a fleet of 42 Relay vans to City Electrical Factors, a supplier of electrical products and services.

The panel vans will be used as part of its delivery fleet and are based at CEF stores around the country to cover local and long distance deliveries, Citroen said.

Martin Gurney, Groupe PSA UK’s fleet director, said: “Traditional Citroën Relay virtues – low floor height for ease of access, standing headroom in the H2 variant, as well as low total cost of ownership and the driver-friendly Enterprise specification have clearly helped us win this order with City Electrical Factors.”

BCA updates smartphone app

bcaapp

BCA has updated its mobile app to allow users to bid on vehicles from their smartphones.

The BCA Buyer app now lets customers bid live in all live sales across all BCA locations including e-Auctions, as well as purchase stock in fixed price ‘Buy Now’ sales.

Users can search for and track vehicles with real-time running orders and notifications and view all the vehicles they want to bid on in one screen, while the app displays vehicle details including Mechanical Reports, Condition Reports and Guide Pricing, the remarketing giant said.

Dene Jones, chief marketing and data officer, said: “The BCA Buyer app now allows our customers to bid in real-time on any BCA sale, meaning professional buyers can go from fingertip to forecourt via their mobile device.  BCA is supporting the Buyer app with the power of accurate real-time decision intelligence capability that connects every aspect of buying and selling with BCA, the UK’s largest used vehicle marketplace.”