Phillip Hammond

The government’s chief financial minister takes the top spot for the huge impact his financial decisions will have on fleets and the green motoring sector.

His Autumn Statement announced plans to invest £390 million to support ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs), renewable fuels and connected and autonomous vehicles by 2020-21. The charging infrastructure for ULEVs will receive £80 million, while £20 million will go towards developing alternative fuels for heavy goods vehicle fuels and aviation. Meanwhile, driverless vehicles will get a boost from £100 million investment. In addition to this, £150 million will support the adoption of low emission buses and taxis.

The Autumn Statement also included plans to encourage businesses to adopt electric vehicles by offering 100 per cent first-year allowances to companies investing in charge-points for electric vehicles until March 2019. The statement also revealed that fuel duty will remain frozen for the seventh successive year and a new range of company car tax bandings for ultra-low emission cars will be applicable from April 2020
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Phillip Hammond’s involvement in Brexit talks will also have an impact on all sectors, with Hammond calling for a transitional deal where Britain would pay for access to the single market for about 24 months after leaving the EU. Hammond is no stranger to transport issues as he was previously Secretary of State for Transport from 2010 to 2011. He has been in his current role since July 2016.

GreenFleet Expert Panel - Leasing

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Expert Panel

Following the launch of the Department of Transport’s consultation into making charge points more accessible, GreenFleet’s expert panelists give their views on the key factors that will shape the electric vehicle market’s development in the near future.

GreenFleet Expert Panel - Leasing

How can leasing and contract hire firms help with the wider role of fleet management? And what role does the industry play in driving down emissions? We ask our new expert panel for their views.

Expert Panel - Telematics

Our telematics expert panelists share their thoughts on how technology has helped drive down road emissions, how telematics grows the appeal of electric vehicles, and how autonomous vehicles could benefit fleets in the future.

Expert Panel - Electric Fleets

GreenFleet taps into the minds of its expert panel to assess the place of electric vehicles in company car fleets and what the major barriers to adoption will be moving forward.

GreenFleet Expert Panel - Connectivity

Technology is changing the way we travel. GreenFleet quizzes its telematics expert panel on how connectivity is facilitating new mobility trends, aiding fleet management, and reducing CO2 emissions.

Expert Panel: Charging Infrastructure

Electric vehicles continue to go from strength to strength with manufacturers seeing record sales thus far in 2016. GreenFleet and its panel of experts evaluate how well-equipped the UK’s charging infrastructure is to support greater uptake.

EV Expert Panel

Whilst still a small percentage of the overall vehicle market, the amount of electric vehicles in the UK is growing rapidly. GreenFleet and its panel of experts look at how the UK electric vehicle market and its incentive schemes compare to other European countries with an appetite for green motoring

Expert Panel - Telematics

How has telematics - and the wealth of data it creates - evolved to meet the changing needs of the profession? GreenFleet taps into the minds of its expert telematics panel.

Expert Panel - Security and Hacking

Cyber security concerns are increasing as the fleet industry embraces greater connectivity. GreenFleet and our inaugural expert panel examine the latest cases of vehicle telematics hacking and how the industry is reacting to address the growing concern.

While its futuristic-sounding name might not take it into the stratosphere, Richard Gooding finds that the new Citroën SpaceTourer does offer increased space and seating flexibility

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Fleet managers are increasingly looking at how the wider scope of telematics could help them to cut fuel bills.