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INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: ChargePoint for Businesses

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ChargePoint is creating a new fueling network to move people and goods on electricity. Since 2007, ChargePoint has been committed to making it easy for businesses and drivers to go electric with one of the largest EV charging networks and a comprehensive portfolio of charging solutions.

The ChargePoint cloud subscription platform and software-defined charging hardware are designed to include options for every charging scenario from home and multifamily to workplace, parking, hospitality, retail, and transport fleets of all types.

Today, one ChargePoint account provides access to hundreds of thousands of places to charge in North America and Europe. To date, more than 158 million charging sessions have been delivered, with drivers plugging into the ChargePoint network on average every second.

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INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: Future proof your fleet with SMS!

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With a mission to deliver the future of smart energy, SMS has been at the heart of the UK energy market for over 26 years. Providing a complete energy service, SMS funds, installs, operates and manages carbon reduction assets, including smart meters, EV charge points and battery storage systems, which facilitate a smarter, greener and more flexible energy system

The UK Government’s ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars has been brought forward to 2030, meaning the time to start your EV journey is now. Our expertise in delivering electrical infrastructure, our nationwide installation, operation and maintenance capabilities, and our independent hardware-agnostic approach makes SMS the perfect partner for your EV charging requirements.

SMS can support your facilities management objectives and future-proof your business by providing the benefit of EV charging for employees both in the workplace and at home. Not only can we fully fund the roll-out of EV chargepoints to your entire business, we can also offer a dedicated metering solution in domestic settings meaning EV charging costs are billed to you direct, are accurate and will have no impact on your employees. That is a  huge advantage as it negates the need for expense claims at a time when cost of living is of paramount concern and gives your business a lower nationwide cost for all your EV charging.

Other benefits of our EV Charging solution include a Fleet Module that provides detailed reporting, billing, history and the location of your entire fleet simultaneously. Our unique Fleet App enables simple and straightforward access to nationwide charging through roaming, and Fleet Manager’s can choose which networks drivers can use, providing cost management tools and useful driver support such as directions to the nearest, approved charge point.

Place your trust in a company with proven heritage in infrastructure, energy efficiency and asset management, so you can be sure we’ll always be here to help. That includes full maintenance and warranty management, should you wish.

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Tel: Mark Winn, +44 7376 490 650

Come and see us at The Fleet Summit event, 7-8th November.

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: RingGo Corporate parking app

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RingGo is the UK’s no.1 parking app, with over 500 locations across 140 local authorities. We’re proud to offer the widest availability of TouchFree cashless parking across the whole of the UK. More than 11,000 businesses use RingGo Corporate to take the hassle out of parking for employees and manage their fleet, parking finances and admin all in one place.

Save time with intuitive tools to take the pain out of parking admin

  • Get one monthly HMRC-ready invoice to make reclaiming VAT easier.
  • No need to chase receipts. 
  • Add or remove employees and vehicles in your account in seconds.

Save money with an app that makes parking simpler for everyone

  • Reduce the risk of PCNs – handy SMS reminders alert employees when time is nearly up, so they can extend their parking session easily in the app.
  • Spot trends and opportunities to save money with our easy-to-use insight and reporting tools.

Boost productivity and free up employees to do more of what they do best

  • Help employees to park smart. With the app, they can find a space or charging point, get directions to it, pay for and extend their parking in just a few taps.
  • Increase efficiency, with less resource required to chase receipts, manage expenses or take care of parking fine admin.
  • Get a complete view of the parking activity for your whole business in your personalised company dashboard.

We’re more than just parking. We’re parking that works for your business. 

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: All electric Fiat 500

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Sixty-three years after the original Fiat 500 was introduced to the world, the stylish, chic and fun-to-drive city car has inspired a new electric generation. Ready to order now, the all-new all-electric 500 will once again set a new standard for urban travel.

Capable of covering 200 miles to a charge, the car uses a 42kWh battery that can be recharged to 80% in just 35 minutes. The on board 85kW fast charger can add 30 miles of range in just five minutes, which should be enough for the average journey minimising range anxiety and ensuring drivers can always get to where they are going. 

Retaining its classic Italian style, the new 500 evolves the look of its predecessor with clean and consistent lines. The retro details are enhanced with new flush door handles, LED headlights and a new 500 badge. The body and wheelbase have grown slightly to give the car a wider stance and greater levels of passenger comfort, yet the 500 remains compact with a length of less than four metres. Step inside the new 500 and you’ll find a new and elegant interior that features distinct references to the original 500, while incorporating the latest in-car technology and clever storage solutions. The car is the first model from FCA to feature Uconnect 5, a new connected platform that promises a greater user experience. It’s controlled via a centrally mounted 10.25-inch high-definition touchscreen. Connected services can be enhanced via a new smartphone app. Drivers can check the status of the car’s battery, schedule charging, activate the climate control to pre-heat or cool the car and send navigation destinations directly to the sat-nav. 

With 116hp on tap, the 500 can accelerate from 0-62mph in just nine seconds. With its instant electric torque the car provides seamless acceleration. While the 500 has driveability at its core, for the first time in the segment it introduces a suite of advanced driver assistance systems including intelligent adaptive cruise control (iACC) that can respond to cars, cyclists and pedestrians. Lane centring does what the name suggests and intelligent speed assist reads the speed limits of signs and recommends applying them. There is also urban blind spot, which uses ultrasonic sensors to monitor the blind spots and warn of any obstacles with a triangular warning light on the door mirror.

The New 500 has three driving modes: Normal, Range and Sherpa. Sherpa mode optimises the available resources to ensure that the car will reach its destination by incorporating any necessary charging stops into the route. This driving mode limits top speed to 50mph, reduces accelerator response and deactivates the climate control system and heated seats. Normal mode is as close as possible to driving a vehicle with a combustion engine, while Range mode activates the “one-pedal-drive” function.

Available in both fixed-roof and convertible body styles, the new 500 will be the first four-seater convertible with zero tailpipe emissions. The electric 500 will start deliveries in the UK in the first quarter of 2021, with production taking place at Fiat’s plant in Mirafiori, Italy. The “La Prima” launch edition, which is available to order now, comes exclusively with a convertible roof. It’s offered in three colours: Mineral Grey (metallic), Ocean Green (pearlescent) and Celestial Blue (three-layer). The launch version also features full LED headlights, eco-leather upholstery, 17-inch diamond-cut wheels and chrome-plated inserts on the windows and side panels.

Fiat’s eagerly awaited 100% electric New Fiat 500 range will be priced from £19,995 OTR (inclusive of PiCG*), with first deliveries expected in March 2021.

If you would like to register interest in the 500e please click here.

Our new issue of Soluzioni is available to read at, but if you would like more information about FCA feel free to contact our business centre on 08081685095. 

* Subject to government approvals


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Wilsons Auctions is the largest independent auction company in the UK and Ireland, having been in business for 83 years, it has the expertise to realise and remarket any asset.

It has seen significant growth over recent years, expanding its offering both geographically, acquiring new branches and digitally with an innovative new online auction platform as well as investment into current branches.

Growing from a single auction house in Northern Ireland it now offers clients national coverage with 18 sites located across the UK and Ireland, allowing vendors to benefit from assets being placed in the best suited auctions, ultimately offering to the best market.

As a result, the company can collect assets regardless of their destination and place them in the best location in order to achieve the greater returns. Our reporting capabilities are also a valued service to vendors including providing performance reports on demand.

Wilsons Auctions is the only UK-wide auction company to have a presence in the Republic of Ireland, opening us into the European market and beyond with global bidders, along with our website being in the top 1% most visited websites in the world with 28 million visits annually.

The company manages the remarketing of assets on behalf of a number of fleet companies and in recent years has seen significant growth across its fleet vehicle offering. Working with numerous vehicle manufacturers and leasing companies including Motability, Volkswagen and ALD, Wilsons Auctions has seen a combined increase of 38.5% across the group year on year.

The most significant improvement to the fleet operation over the past two years has been the new innovative market leading bespoke online web platform. This allows buyers to purchase assets from the simple click of a button as this is the most cost effective, efficient and streamlined method of asset disposal compared to traditional methods. Having seen a substantial increase over this time, to date it has achieved a £62 million turnover in vehicles.

Not only is this new platform innovative for its clients but it has a positive environmental impact. As a result of Wilsons Auctions national coverage, the vehicles are remarketed at the closest available branch rather than transported to one specific branch which is ultimately reducing Wilsons Auctions carbon footprint. This new platform has resulted in further contract success.

Continually improving its offering to both clients and customers, the expansion of the remarketing of fleet vehicles has been supported by almost £3 million invested into Wilsons Auctions dedicated auction houses, improving the experience for the customer and clients by expanding the auction facilities and allowing for a higher turnover of vehicles.

Wilsons Auctions Business Development Manager, Hannah Moore will be attending the Fleet Services Management Summit. Hannah holds over 10 years of experience within the Fleet industry and will be happy to discuss further what Wilsons Auctions can do for your company.

You can contact Hannah ahead of the summit by emailing or for further information on Wilsons Auctions go to

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: GPSi drives accuracy for UK fleets with RoadScout and FleetConnect

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GPSi is committed to data accuracy to ensure fleet decisions are based on real insight, not on estimates or averages.

Its RoadScout telematics device captures data every second to mitigate the errors resulting from sparse data sampling.

Vehicle and driver data is presented via FleetConnect; providing insight on the performance of individuals, teams or the entire business, and highlighting trends in driving behavior as they happen, every second.  

“RoadScout already connects vehicles in some of the world’s most challenging environments.”, commented Graeme Sandieson of GPSi UK. “We are confident RoadScout and FleetConnect, will also help UK customers make the right decisions.” 

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