OVL Lease Blog

When did you last check your tyre pressure?

When did you last check your tyre pressure? One of the main benefits of taking out a maintenance plan when leasing a car is that you'll have no nasty surprises! You won’t ... Read More

Are you up to speed with ULEZ?

Are you up to speed with ULEZ? If you’ve just read the title and thought “ULEZ…what on earth is that?” read on…. To help improve air qua... Read More

Lifting the lid on clean air and low emission zones

Lifting the lid on clean air and low emission zones Clean air zones have been hitting the headlines this year with more towns and cities announcing the introduction of zones.  We have ... Read More

Our Fleet Manager Plus software is the modern way to manage your vehicles.

Our Fleet Manager Plus software is the modern way to manage your vehicles. FleetManagerPlus is the modern way to manage your fleet. From one vehicle to many. From one van to a fleet of vans. Fleet management is all about m... Read More

21 million electric vehicles will be on roads across the world by 2030

21 million electric vehicles will be on roads across the world by 2030 The global audit firm Deliotte has issued a report that states there will be an additional 21 million electric vehicles on the road globally by 203... Read More

New for 2019 - the Audi e-tron

New for 2019 - the Audi e-tron As we hurtle towards a new year it’s an exciting time for the car industry with a host of new models from Audi, BMW, Mini and many more in th... Read More

THE NEW RANGE ROVER EVOQUE TEASED AHEAD OF LAUNCH.

THE NEW RANGE ROVER EVOQUE TEASED AHEAD OF LAUNCH. Landrover has given fans of the Range Rover Evoque a sneak-peak at the styling of the second generation of it's most successful model ever.... Read More

Electric vehicles – what have we got to look forward to in 2019? 

Electric vehicles – what have we got to look forward to in 2019?  Scott Allen, OVL Group Ltd   When a customer comes to OVL  asking for help with sourcing a vehi... Read More

Budget 2018 – Key points for motorists

Budget 2018 – Key points for motorists Chancellor Phillip Hammond has delivered his third budget this week, during which he announced a significant investment into the road network ... Read More

5 steps to becoming a better driver!

5 steps to becoming a better driver! We all think that we’re faultless drivers, but there’s always room for improvement, and many of us have bad driving habits that we&rsqu... Read More

How OVL is managing the 'new normal.'

04/08/2020

How OVL is managing the 'new normal.'

How many times have you heard the phrase “the new normal” over the past couple of months? For us it’s been many (and we might have used it a bit too!) The truth is, whilst things are beginning to feel more like life BC (before Covid) we are all adapting to new ways of living and working.

It’s been wonderful to see so many of our clients adapting to these times, as we have, with great positivity and tenacity to make things work. Technology has most definitely been on our side with weekly team video meetings becoming the norm as well as regular client meetings using video technology.

Whilst we may not be back in the office 9-to-5 just yet, we are still working at full capacity and helping many of our clients to navigate their way through ……and I’m going to say it …..the new normal.

Our message at the beginning of lockdown in March was that we are still here for you and that message is still the same today. We look forward to meeting face-to-face when guidelines say it’s safe to do so, but having a meeting via Microsoft Teams or any other video technology is a really good second-best. 

If you’d like to discuss your vehicle leasing requirements with one of our team or have a Fleet Manager Plus demo, let’s set up a video meeting, just email sales@ovl.co.uk to get the ball rolling. 

Future Proofing your Fleet with OVL Group Ltd

13/07/2020

Future Proofing your Fleet with OVL Group Ltd

As the UK’s lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted and we enter the ‘new normal’ we know that businesses will have many challenges ahead. One of the challenges for businesses will be fleet efficiency. 

Both our team’s expertise in securing the right vehicle for our customers needs over a 30 year period and our professional fleet management software Fleet Manager Plus can help you to plan for this next phase and future proof your fleet. 

Working from home has, since the end of March been encouraged where possible. If you have an employee with a car that is due for renewal soon, the figures you are working with, both financially and expected mileage, will look very different. 

Businesses will need to consider the types of vehicles they need to run in the future – is now the time to switch to smaller models, hybrids and fully electric cars? Read our guide to switching to an alternative fuel vehicle here.

With 0% Benefit-in-Kind tax rates for 2020, rising to 1% in 2021 and 2% in 2022, electric vehicles can provide their drivers with low tax bills and provide businesses with reduced fuel costs and Class 1A National Insurance Contributions. The business’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, and any aims it may have to reduce its carbon footprint can also be taken into account when opting for ‘green’ vehicles. Reduced mileage for many workers could be the ‘push’ needed to make the change. 

It may also be pertinent to discuss shorter contracts. If you have always leased for 4 years, perhaps you will now consider 2 or 3. Shorter contracts are arguably less of a risk, have smaller credit lines and allow you to reconsider the vehicles you are leasing at more regular intervals. 

Of course, some people will still be travelling the length and breadth of the UK and remain high mileage drivers who would not benefit from switching to an alternative fuel vehicle – there’s good news for this group to! Diesel-engined cars that meet the latest RDE2 emissions standard will not be subject to the 4% BIK surcharge. RDE2, which came into force in January 2020 for new-to-market cars and January 2021 for all new vehicles, reduces the permitted level to 1.5 times that which must be achieved in the lab.

Our team can advise you which vehicles are RDE2 complaint. 

Our experienced team can help you to navigate these changing times and explore the best options for you and your fleet. Please contact us today to discuss further.