OVL Lease Blog

Funder response to Coronavirus

Funder response to Coronavirus We hope everyone is coping as best they can at this difficult time, it's testing for everyone. We’ve pulled together some key information... Read More

OVL Group Ltd see continued growth in electric car leasing 

OVL Group Ltd see continued growth in electric car leasing  The electric car market is growing quickly, with almost 265,000 models on UK roads at the end of December 2019. The most recent set of figures from... Read More

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Why it may benefit you to order your next lease car ASAP. 

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Car Leasing review – the Hyundai Kona Hybrid 

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Electric car leasing - jargon buster 🔌

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Funder response to Coronavirus

06/04/2020

Funder response to Coronavirus

We hope everyone is coping as best they can at this difficult time, it's testing for everyone. We’ve pulled together some key information from our network that we hope will be useful to you, please bear in mind you may experience longer than normal hold times due to reduced staff and the increased number of enquires but all funders are doing everything they can to deal with enquires as quickly as possible.

If you have any specific questions please do get in touch with us directly as all our phone lines and email addresses are being monitored.

info@ovl.co.uk

01491 615500

Please copy us in on any communications that you have with the funders so that we can keep our records straight.

Stay well all

General

MOT

From 30 March 2020, MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by 6 months.

Servicing, Maintenance, Tyres and Repairs

All funders are prioritising essential maintenance and repairs for key businesses and employees and ask that you only visit a garage if your maintenance or repair is critical. This is to ensure we keep critical workers safely on the road and mobile. If a vehicle does not require immediate maintenance or servicing it will not be booked in.   

Lex AutoLease

Driver assistance for Lex Autolease vehicles:

0344 879 6000

Vehicle Collections

Vehicle collection services are temporarily unavailable until further notice.

Please contact Customer Services 0800 389 3690 or Customer.Services@lexautolease.co.uk to inform us of your intention to return the vehicle and provide the current mileage. Although we will be unable to arrange for the vehicle to be collected until further notice, we will agree a contract end date. We will not be charging you monthly rental payments following notification that you want to return the vehicle.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Financial Support for Customers

Please call the Lex Autolease Collections Team on 0800 389 3690 option 4 for payments,  who will be able to support you through the options available or email Customer.Services@lexautolease.co.uk and mark in the subject field ‘Payment Deferment Request. Please include your name, registration number and telephone number.

 

Arval

Driver assistance for Arval vehicles:

0370 600 4499

Vehicle Collections

If your contract is ending and you no longer want to use your vehicle it must be parked safely and legally (e.g. parking permit), and keys must be kept in a secure place. We will also require photographic evidence of the mileage via the odometer. Please then email your details, the mileage, and photograph to vehiclereturn-operations@arval.co.uk.

Financial Support for Customers

Please email us so we can discuss your needs. Please include your name, registration number and telephone number - but do not include any financially sensitive information - and send it to paymentbreak@arval.co.uk

 

LeasePlan

Driver assistance for Leaseplan vehicles:

0344 493 5811

Customer Services - 0344 493 5812 or financebrokercs@leaseplan.co.uk.

Vehicle Collections

Vehicle collection services are temporarily unavailable until further notice. We will stop any future invoices and ask if they you keep the vehicle in a safe place (on a driveway or in a garage) until we can arrange collection. You will need to keep the vehicle insured and send us a video showing a full view of the vehicle, together with a photo of the mileage. After this point the vehicle mustn’t be driven. We will then be in touch as soon as we can arrange collection. For any queries please contact financebrokercs@leaseplan.co.uk.

Financial Support for Customers

Please complete the form here:

https://brokers.leaseplan.co.uk/page/financial-assistance-request

 

Alphabet

Driver assistance for Alphabet vehicles:

0370 5050 100

Financial Support for Customers

financecollections@alphabet.co.uk or 0370 5050 185 option 2. Please title your email with COVID- 19

 

Hitachi

Driver assistance for Hitachi vehicles:

0343 351 9078

Customer Services

0343 351 9078 or smecustomerservice@hitachicapital.co.uk

OVL Group Ltd see continued growth in electric car leasing 

05/03/2020

OVL Group Ltd see continued growth in electric car leasing 

The electric car market is growing quickly, with almost 265,000 models on UK roads at the end of December 2019. The most recent set of figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that plug-in models made up 6.3% of total UK new car registrations, with pure-electric models accounting for 3.3% of that figure.

In the first two months of 2020 the orders we have received here at OVL Ltd reflect these figures. In January, 39% of all of our orders were for Alternative Fuel Vehicles, this rose to 46% in February and we fully expect to see this number rise again as we progress throughout the year. 

Tesla remains a firm favourite with our customers but models including the  Jaguar I-Pace (full electric), Ford Kuga PHEV (plug in hybrid) and Toyota Corolla (self charge hybrid) are currently popular among our customers.

2020 looks set to be a breakthrough year for Alternative Fuel Vehicles with many new models due for launch. At the end of 2019 figures showed there were 125 plug-in cars and vans available ranging from superminis, large family cars, hatchbacks, estates, SUVs, executive models, and medium-sized vans. 

Choice is opening up for customers, range is getting bigger for pure electric cars and more charging points are being installed up and down the country. Zap-map updates it’s figures monthly and it currently shows that the total number of locations which have a public charging point installed is 11,044, the number of devices at those locations is 17,816 and the total number of connectors within these devices is 30,957. Over 400 new devices were added to the Zap-map location search in February 2020 alone. 

To find out more about leasing an electric car or van please speak to one of our team on 01491 615500 or email sales@ovl.co.uk  

Our sister-site www.littlegreencarleasing.com contains a great deal of information about alternative fuel vehicles.