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Monday, 19 September 2016

Creating a Company Car Policy – What You Need & Why

Creating a Company Car Policy – What You Need & Why

A company car is still one of the top perks as voted by employees, but to make sure the new Johnny hot shot in the office doesn’t wrap your investment around a tree at the first chance he gets – you need to have a firm company car policy in place. You will need to have clear rules which cover the key aspects of running a vehicle for business, along with full details of what you expect from your employees.

Sometimes a new business start-up will incorporate a company car as a bonus for a loyal employee, not putting in place the proper policy’s as at this stage there is only 1 vehicle in your fleet – more than likely you don’t even think of it as a fleet. This is however when your policies need to be in place, to ensure your business is covered and to maintain a consistent image within the business as you grow. 

Things to Consider:

You should open the policy by setting the scene – a brief summary outline as to what the policy includes, and why it’s important that your employee reads through the policy. Keep it simple, easy to understand and concise.

Ensure you ask your employee to sign to say that they have read and understood the contents of your company car policy, to avoid any future confusion. Review your policy regularly, invite feedback and revise as necessary.
  • ·         Time Ensure your employees take regular breaks between appointments and long drives.
  • ·         Mobile Devices It is against the law for a driver to use a mobile phone or device whilst driving, unless operated through a hands free / bluetooth system.  This offence could result in 3 penalty points and a fine of £100.  Some companies may choose to ban the use of mobile devices whilst driving because of this. 
  • ·         Smoking The company vehicle is classed as an extension of the “workplace” and as such the law prohibits smoking of any kind.  This offence could result in a fine of £200, so your company car policy should have a complete ban of smoking in company vehicles.
  • ·         Driving Licences It goes without saying that any driver who will be using a company vehicle must have a full UK driving licence, but it’s also important to state that they must have the correct category to drive a particular vehicle too (such as a Minibus or Large Van).

    We recommend that you adopt a process of electronic licence verification, at least annually on all drivers, to check for new convictions / ban from driving, to ensure you have valid insurance and that your drivers are operating legally. 
    Concept Vehicle Leasing are able to provide this service as part of our Risk Management proposition.
  • ·         Fines Your policy should also confirm that any changes / endorsements / points or convictions must be reported to your company to ensure you drivers are correctly insured.
  • ·         Risk Assessments & Training Under Health & Safety regulations, it’s vital that you carry out appropriate risk assessments within your business, and this includes driving at work. Concept Vehicle Leasing are able to provide online risk assessments and training at very competitive rates.
  • ·         Alcohol and Drugs It’s worth mentioning in your policy that the operation of a company vehicle whilst under the influence of alcohol (above legal limits) and any non-prescription drugs, or drugs which might otherwise impair their ability to drive, is strictly prohibited.

Employee requirements to include:

It’s important that you are clear about what you expect from employees in terms of the way they look after their company car, to ensure you mitigate associated safety and financial risks. 
  • ·         Tyre Tread Depths Ensuring tyres are safe and legal and tyre pressure is regularly checked.  
  •  ·         Fluids (Oil), Brakes & Lights Ensuring Oil, Fluid Levels and Braking is OK, and all lights are operational.
  • ·         Service & Maintenance It is usually the employee’s responsibility to ensure that a vehicle is serviced in accordance with the recommended service intervals.
  • ·         Weight and Towing Employees must observe vehicle weight limits as stipulated in the vehicle’s handbook, and to observe towing limits.  It might be advisable for you to request that employees seek permission before using a company vehicle for towing due to the potential for increased wear & tear.
  • ·         Fair Wear & Tear Regardless of whether you opt to Lease or Buy your company vehicles, you’ll want to ensure the future resale value is protected.  As such, drivers need to be aware of the requirements to ensure their vehicle is kept in a condition which is a fair reflection of its age and mileage.  Drivers should report any damage, and some policies may ask employees to contribute to minor damage which they have caused to a vehicle, and which falls outside of Fair Wear & Tear guidelines.

Safety Checks and Inspections

It’s worth pointing out that drivers should carry out regular Safety Checks / Inspections and are prepared in advance for any long journey’s – particularly where there might be adverse weather conditions.  Accountability is important here and you may choose to ask the driver to complete a Safety Check form and submit these to you on a regular basis, or you may have a dedicated member of staff who carries out all inspections. 

If you would like a copy of our Driver Safety Checklist Form, please contact Concept on 0800 043 2050.

Charges and Fines

Congestion charges, fines and penalty notices are all potential additional costs to your business, and your employees should have a clear understanding of the Company Car policy, so as to try and avoid these incidents.

It’s unlikely you’ll want to shoulder the additional expense of paying for parking tickets etc, so most organisations would ask employees to pay for any fines and penalty charges incurred whilst using a company vehicle. Either way, you should have a detailed policy as to who will be responsible for the payment of fines and penalty notices.

Remember – if a vehicle is being shared, such as the use of a pool vehicle – ensure you keep a log, so that you know who to blame if a ticket comes through the post!

Concept vehicle Leasing are experts in small fleet leasing, and we are here to help with any questions you may have about implementing a company car policy for your team. Concept offer an outsourced small fleet leasing service to handle all the complications of running a company car system so that you can focus on what really matters, running your business.

Contact us on 0800 043 2050 to see how we can make company vehicles work for you.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

I think my car is Super, so I should use Super Unleaded petrol…right?

I think my car is Super, so I should use Super Unleaded petrol…right? 

All these fancy petrol ratings at the service centre can be pretty confusing, we have broken down the basics of fuel for you so you can have a better understanding of which one to use and how it works.

First things first, we need to understand what petrol is and where it comes from so:

Petrol (or gasoline) comes from a product known as Petroleum and enhanced with a range of additives. Petroleum in its natural form before processing is referred to as crude oil. On average a 159 litre barrel of Crude oil will create around 72 litres of petrol (gasoline).

Petrol is measured by its octane rating which is a measure of resistance to igniting too early in the combustion stage within the engine and creating a knocking sound (this sound is an unregulated explosion). Many additives are used within petrol to improve chemical stability, control corrosiveness, determine performance and provide a clean fuel system.

Now that we have an idea of what petrol is we need to understand how it makes your engine run.

With a standard 4-cylinder engine, there are 4 cycles needed to create power for your engine to run and provide the driving force created to move a mass of metal along the roads smoothly.
The 4 cycles are Intake, Compression, Power, Exhaust (or as I like to call it Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow).

Within the first stage (Intake), the piston is drawn downwards sucking in the air and fuel mixture into the cylinder.

From there the piston moves up and Squeezes the air and fuel mixture (Compression) which makes the mixture more flammable.

At the final stage of the compression stroke a spark plug ignites the fuel and air mixture creating the Power stroke (Bang) and pushes the piston downwards.

On the final upwards stroke, the burnt gasses are Blown out of the cylinder and the cycle restarts again. (these burnt gasses are commonly known as Exhaust fumes)

Now that we have a small understanding on fuel and engine operation let’s look into the difference in types of petrol.

As we mentioned before, petrol (gasoline) is rated on its octane level. The Octane rating is created by finding the average of 2 tests producing a Road Octane Number (RON) which is the value used for advertising on our Petrol (Gasoline) pumps.

From these ratings we can create different types of fuels e.g. Unleaded, Super Unleaded, Mega Ultra Unleaded (the last one is made up but you get the gist). These different fuels will display their RON (Road Octane Number) allowing us to make a choice in which fuel we put in our vehicle.

So with all that knowledge what is the best fuel for your vehicle? Well you would think with all the discussion regarding octane levels the higher is better, however this is not always the case. Remember essentially the octane rating is simply a measure of resistance to igniting and creating a knock (an unregulated explosion) which would mean that the higher the octane level is (Road Octane Number) the least likely the petrol is to create a knock.

So this means you should always chuck in the most expensive and highest octane fuel right? Well that all depends on you. Modern vehicles are equipped with the technology needed to create the best air to fuel ratio for your engine to run smoothly. Obviously all makes and models run differently and use different fuels. As a general rule the more powerful your vehicle, a higher octane fuel will be needed. Your best choice is to use the fuel that your manufacturer recommends and DO NOT go below that fuel. Going below the recommended octane level may cause lack in performance, excess fuel consumption and even faults within the engine causing engine warning lights to illuminate and an appointment with the mechanic needed.

What about all the added performance and cleaning properties of expensive fuel.

Petrol companies will tell you a lot about what their fuel can do to your engine, they will overload you with information and statistics on how it works better. Whether or not you believe it comes down to the power of marketing.

The best thing to do is to test your vehicle on a Super fuel to see if it runs better. A test of at least 3 tanks worth should give you a good indication of whether it is making a difference or not, however a lot of this will come down to your driving style and what type of vehicle you have.  If you don’t notice a difference, then its probably not worth the extra pennies.

In our opinion when it comes to cleanliness the best you can do is stick to the manufacturer recommendations and get your vehicle regularly serviced, like most things, a bit of care can go a long way.

To summarise, use the fuel recommended by your manufacturer for your vehicle (these can sometimes be displayed on the inside of your fuel cap or in the manufacturers manual) You can use a fuel higher than this, but how it affects your vehicle will come down to multiple factors from driving style and vehicle performance so this choice is ultimately yours, but don’t expect more expensive fuel to make you go faster or run smoother. Finally, do not use a fuel that is lower than the recommended Octane level, doing so may cause damage to the engine and your wallet. 

Article by Ben Forman, Concept Vehicle Leasing. 

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

AdBlue... What is it?

AdBlue…..What is it?

AdBlue is a liquid that converts harmful NOx from your diesel vehicle exhaust into harmless nitrogen and steam, therefore considerably reducing the emissions of nitrogen oxides. AdBlue is very easy to use and is a harmless substance. It is not a fuel, nor a fuel additive but a high purity urea solution that must be used in a dedicated tank on your vehicle that should only be refilled as and when required.

Why are diesel vehicle exhaust systems such a big deal?

Diesel engines can be run with a lean burn air to fuel ratio, this is used to ensure that a correct combustion is carried out and to prevent unburnt fuel going out the exhaust. Unfortunately the excess air leads to harmful pollutants from the nitrogen in this excess air.

To reduce these harmful pollutants, a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) system is used to reduce the amount of harmful pollutants that gets released into the atmosphere. Effectively it is a highly developed filter that catches soot and these harmful pollutants before they reach the atmosphere.

If the DPF filter catches these harmful pollutants, does it eventually get full?

As with all filters or ‘traps’ they will eventually fill and need to be emptied. The DPF does this with a process called ‘regeneration’ or as its also known, a ‘burn off’ where the collected soot is burnt off at an extremely high temperature (400-800 degrees Celsius) to leave only a tiny ash residue.

To achieve this your vehicle will need to be driven in a motorway type scenario for an extended length of time, check manufactures recommendations for specifics. If regular burn offs are not carried out it can lead to blocked filters and added costs if you need to get this cleared.

Interesting, so how does AdBlue work with a diesel vehicle exhaust system?

AdBlue is injected into the exhaust pipeline, it then vaporizes and decomposes to form ammonia and carbon dioxide. This breaks down the soot and harmful pollutants turning them into water and nitrogen (which are both harmless) and then releasing them through the exhaust.

It also reduces the temperature in which the DPF needs to perform its regeneration or burn off effectively extending the lifespan of the component and reducing unnecessary maintenance.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Concept 5 Star Guarantee

Concept 5 Star Guarantee

The Contract Hire and Leasing sector appears to be flourishing in the UK, with the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) recording a 16% increase in total fleet size in 2015 to 4,477.971 vehicles across its membership.

The largest growth area in the marketplace appears to be attributed to a 32% increase in the number of Personal Lease Contracts, as consumer trends seem to be shifting from a sense of ‘ownership’ to ‘user-ship’.

This impressive growth presents a real opportunity for Contract Hire and Leasing companies, but the marketplace is certainly crowded, with the BVRLA recording a massive surge in ‘Leasing Broker’ memberships to nearly 240 at the time of writing.

So in such a competitive marketplace with so many companies to choose from, how do you know who to pick?  How do you know you’re going to get value for money along with a good level of service?

After all, businesses can always ‘talk a good job’, and say that they offer the ‘best service’, but where’s the proof?

Well, at Concept we have put our ‘money where our mouth is’ and launched a new 5 Star Customer Satisfaction Guarantee!

We have based our entire business model on service delivery, with 75% of all our business from repeat and referral customers. But now were going one step further, by offering to send customers a £50 voucher in the event that we fail to keep any of the promises we make.

The new 5 Star Customer Satisfaction Guarantee includes promises designed to re-enforce our approach to business – which is to provide honest and impartial advice, dedicated account management, transparent pricing, a fast response and a high level of personal service.

Building a long-term Customer Relationship is at the core of everything we do, and we’re very proud to have been looking after some of our customers for over a decade now. But for companies and individuals who are new to leasing, there isn't much choice and it can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve launched our new 5 Star Customer Satisfaction Guarantee – to provide comfort that we’ll look after our customers during every step of their leasing journey. 

The new customer satisfaction guarantee is also aligned well with our rating on independent customer review site Trustpilot which boasts a 5 Star rating.

Every new and existing customer will receive details with every quote, and details can also be found on our website. View our 5 Star Customer Satisfaction Guarantee here: 

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Getting to know your new Diesel Vehicle

Getting to know your new Diesel Vehicle

In the 90’s, diesel engines were considered noisy, slow, brute strength vehicles that were bad for the environment and generally driven by tradesman. Fast forward to today and for the average person it would be hard to tell the difference between a diesel and petrol engine.

Since then, technology has been a blessing, it has provided us with the latest Android phone, the flying drone and many other gadgets that are thrown in our face each and every day. But if I was to ask you what the latest in diesel engine technology was, most people wouldn’t have a clue.

Modern diesel engines have progressed immensely. They have all sorts of new gadgets you probably haven’t heard of, for example; DPF, Common Rail, Start+Stop. But what does it all mean, what is the purpose? Well we are here to fill you in so you can better understand your diesel vehicle.


In vehicles, a start-stop system (may also be referred to a S/S) automatically shuts down and restarts the engine to reduce the amount of time it spends idling, thereby reducing fuel consumption and emissions. This is most advantageous for vehicles which spend significant amounts of time waiting at traffic lights or frequently come to a stop in traffic jams.
Many people believe that this is a modern technology and many sales reps will be stating their vehicles have the ‘latest Start-Stop technology’ well… they are wrong. The Start+Stop system has been developed since the 60’s and tested in vehicles since the 1970’s by Toyota.

Common Rail

Older diesel engines relied on a low-pressure fuel pump to feed injector units but modern engines have removed this technology and replaced it with the common rail system. This works by having a high pressure fuel rail connected to the electronic injectors. The injectors are controlled by the ECU (Electronic Control Unit, aka the cars computer) to release fuel at a specified time. The high pressure and electronic injectors allow the engine to run cleaner and become quieter. This is the reason that modern diesel vehicles can be hard to distinguish from petrol engines, it has also removed the infamous diesel knock. To give you an example of how pressure is used, the system is run on pressures around 18,000 psi+, enough to cut a finger clean off!

DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter)

This is one that can confuse many people but the system is actually quite simple. A diesel particulate filter (or DPF) is a device designed to remove diesel particulate matter or soot from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine.

When the filter has collected a certain amount of soot, the vehicle will carry out a burn off (or regeneration) which removes the captured particles. The burn off process occurs at road speeds higher than can generally be attained on city streets; vehicles driven exclusively at low speeds in city traffic can require periodic trips at higher speeds to clean out the DPF. If you were to ignore the warning light and wait too long to operate the vehicle above 40 miles per hour (64 km/h), the DPF may not operate properly, and continued operation may damage the DPF to a point that it must be replaced.

This is extremely important with any lease vehicle as damage occurred to the DPF from ignoring burn off warnings will not be covered by warranty or any maintenance agreement. Meaning that the driver could be up for a bill of around £1500! And that is just for the DPF unit itself!

With reading this you may be thinking, why am I getting a diesel then? 

Well we could talk about the many benefits of diesel engines, from lower Co2 to greater mpg (miles per gallon) and if you are running a business diesels are often better tax wise. At the end of the day, the decision comes down to you. If you are more inclined to do start stop city driving and have no intention of a weekly long trip, then a petrol or electric vehicle may be for you, however if you are more inclined to do the odd long drive and get out and about in the weekends with your vehicle, then a diesel engine may be just what you need.

In any case feel free to call the team at Concept Vehicle Leasing and they will be happy to answer any question you have regarding vehicle leasing.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Calling all petrol heads!

Calling all Petrol Heads!

Are you busy this Thursday?

If so change your plans - because we are sending you to the Goodwood Moving Motor Show! We have two tickets to give away to one lucky person, just answer our question below correctly to go into the draw.

Q: What will #PaulsNewCar be?

For a hint see the Pauls New Car blog here.

Leave your answer as a comment to this blog or on one of our social media pages; Twitter or Facebook

The winner will be drawn on Tuesday 21st June 2016 at 5pm. Tickets need to be picked up from the Concept Vehicle Leasing office (126- 130 Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 6HA) or we’ll post via Special Delivery for Next Day (this would need to be signed for) and are for Thursday 23rd June 2016 Moving Motor Show admission only.

See more about the festival on their website here: Goodwood Festival of Speed

No cash or alternative product will be permitted.
We reserve the right to withdraw this offer without notice.
Tickets must be collected from the Concept Vehicle Leasing Office at 126 – 130 Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey  KT6 6HA
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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Concept find the missing piece of the jigsaw for Contract Hire

Concept find the missing piece of the jigsaw for Contract Hire

With over 2.5 million cars and commercial vehicles currently on lease in the UK, businesses are well versed with the benefits of funding their new vehicles on Contract Hire. Providing an employee with a brand new vehicle not only enhances the companies brand image, but it also ensures drivers are using safe and reliable vehicles, which reduces the risk of accidents, damage or downtime.

However, whilst there are many benefits to Contract Hire, it doesn't always tick every box. The minimum term of a contract is normally 24 months. This means that in some cases Contract Hire fails to provide the flexibility needed for daily business. 

In the world of business today, there are a number of variables to consider – particularly when it comes to employing new staff. The ‘company car’ is still viewed as one of the best ‘perks’ when considering a new job. Although from an employer perspective, the last thing you want to do is sign up for a 2 year car lease, for the new employee to last just a few months.

Another scenario might be a construction company who has been awarded a 6 month contract and needs to recruit extra staff on a temporary contract basis. They need a vehicle, but only for a short period of 6 months. Traditionally, the only option to overcome such circumstances would either to be to bite the bullet and commit to a 24 month agreement anyway, or to hire with a daily rental firm who charge a much higher premium to provide the kind of flexibility you require.  

Once your business has made the decision to take on a new vehicle with Contract Hire there is another issue – the manufacturer has to build it!  It could be 3 months or more before the new vehicle comes through and now you need something in the interim. 

This is the piece of the vehicle leasing/contract hire package that isn't available, the missing part of the jigsaw – but fortunately, Concept Vehicle Leasing have found the piece!

As an accredited Alphabet Partner, Concept Vehicle Leasing are able to offer a comprehensive and exceptionally competitive range of short-term lease vehicles with contracts starting from just 30+ days.

Customers can choose from a range of popular models, such as the Mini Cooper, Peugeot 308, through to a BMW 5-Series and even the all-electric BMW i3 with pricing starting at just £350 + VAT per 30 day period.

We've had a fantastic response from our customers in relation to our Short-Term leasing service – it’s just what we've been looking for as it fills a gap that a lot of businesses are looking for. There is a great choice of vehicles available, all with Low CO2, Bluetooth and we can generally arrange delivery to a customer within 2-3 days.

Paul Bulloch, Managing Director at Concept is currently using our short term leasing service. He is waiting for a new Contract Hire BMW i3 to be built but his previous car had to be returned to the leasing company. “Having experienced the service first hand, I have to say it’s been a delight and I’m currently driving around in a brand new VW CC 2.0 TDi GT which is providing the perfect stop-gap whilst I wait for my car to come through”.

Our new service is proving very popular to cover factory order lead-times or to cater for new employee probationary periods. It’s the missing piece of the jigsaw that customers have been looking for and it keeps everything in house with us here at Concept.

See more on our Short Term Leasing Here

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Fleet World Show 2016

The best of the 2016 Fleet World Show

It's show season for the automotive industry and we've picked out the best and brightest coming your way this year. For more on our trip to the Fleet World Show, please Click Here

The Infiniti Q30

The most surprising vehicle from the Fleet World Show was the Infiniti Q30. Infiniti is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Nissan. So take a well-established automotive brand with a reliable reputation, and then pour on the height of technological advancement that only the Japanese do best. Then build this vehicle in the one place that knows true luxury and pure quality, our very own British shores, and you will have the Infiniti Q30.

It's no secret that Infiniti are muscling in on the premium automotive sector, what was surprising however is how much of a contender we think it is. Now is the time to lease an Infiniti while the brand is still pushing for their share of the market, in our opinion this is the perfect corporate vehicle, and for under £200 + vat (see below), it’s a no brainer.    

We've put together a special offer for you straight off back of the Fleet World Show as we truly believe the Infiniti Q30 would be an asset to you and your business. 

Infiniti Q30 1.5D SE 5dr Business Pack for £189.99 + vat p/m

Lease a Infiniti Q30 1.5D SE 5dr Business Pack for £189.99 + vat per month on Business Contract Hire. Initial rental of £1,139.94 + vat, followed by 23 rentals. 10,000 Miles Per Annum. 

Lease an Infiniti Q30 Today, Limited Stock Available!

The Mini Cooper S

Mini's are small. We know this, it is their name sake. 

They are Mini.

But when was the last time you actually got inside a Mini, if it was quite a while ago then you will be in for quite a shock. If you have never been in a Cooper S then we would bet you would be very pleasantly surprised by just how much space there is. 

When we test drove the Mini Cooper S at the Fleet Show we realised, that like most of you, we hadn't been in one for a while. There is a lot of space in there, more so than we were giving the mini credit for. We mentioned this to the ‘Mini guy’ and he just sighed and said, yes I know, he had been hearing the same thing all day. 

We have put together a special offer for you straight off back of the Fleet show so you to can experience the full size Mini Cooper S. 

Mini Cooper S 2.0 5dr Chili Pack Auto for £189.49 + vat p/m 

Lease a Mini Cooper S 2.0 5dr Chili Pack Auto for £189.49 + vatper month on Business Contract Hire. Initial rental of £1,136.94 + vat, followed by 23 rentals. 10,000 Miles Per Annum.

Click Here To Lease A Mini Today!

Friday, 13 May 2016

Fleet World Show 2016

Fleet World Show 2016

The Fleet Show is a regular event in the leasing industry calendar. It brings together leading fleet suppliers and manufacturers at the iconic Silverstone Circuit. We are able to test drive all the latest cars and vans on the world-famous Silverstone Circuits, and view new technology and services by other industry exhibitors.

This year we trialled a wide range of vehicles and brands, giving our team first-hand knowledge of the products we offer. We were also able to take a few hot laps in certain vehicles with a pro driver on the national track to see how the vehicles handled when pushed to their limit. It is a hard job but someone has to do it. 

See our car reviews here: 

Seen a car you are interested in? Then please give us a ring – 0800 043 2050

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Join Pauls New Car Adventure and you could Win an Apple Watch

Join Pauls New Car Adventure and you could Win an Apple Watch 

The decision has been made and there is no backing out - Paul Bulloch, Managing Director of Concept Vehicle Leasing will spend the next two years driving a BMW i3!

Thank you to everyone who voted and helped Paul choose his next car. The journey doesn’t end here however, this is just the beginning. We will be following Paul over the next two years to see what it really is like living with an electric car. We will track the power bill, the driving range and other aspects of living in the green lane - we suggested a holistic green lifestyle trial as well, but for some reason Paul wasn’t interested.

Paul has been in the automotive industry for a long time so naturally he has ‘spec’d’ out his i3 as much as he can. Usually used to the larger and faster Audi A6 type of vehicle it is safe to say he is trying to make it as fierce as he can and we have to say, it looks pretty slick, see below.

Pauls New Car i3 Spec’s

BMW i3 eDrive Auto with Range Extender

“The BMW i3 is a pure electric car and on a single charge, the i3 will travel up to 100 miles.  The ‘Range Extender’ model includes a small petrol engine, which works to ‘charge’ the battery and provides an extended total range of up to 186 miles and effectively means that you cannot run out of fuel.

I’m going for ‘Mineral Grey’ with BMWi Blue Highlight which is a Metallic, along with upgraded 19” BMWi ‘Turbine’ Alloy Wheels Style 428

The BMW i3 offers a range of modern and contemporary Interior World’s and I’ve selected the Suite which boasts full leather interior.”

Additional features: 

BMW Professional Media Package – an upgrade from the standard Business Navigation, which provides 3D Mapping and Real Time Traffic Information.  

“Real Time Traffic is essential for me – having had this on my Mercedes C-Class previously, it saved me from the worst traffic hotspots a number of times and proved invaluable.  I’m sure the BMW system is just as good.”

Sun Protection Glass provides darkened glass in the rear, providing additional privacy.
Electric Glass Sunroof provides a light and airy feel, and the added benefit of fresh air when the weather is warmer.

DC Rapid Charge Preparation enables the battery to be charged in under an hour via the public charging network.

Internet provides access to the internet whilst on the road

DAB Digital Radio

Remote Services you can lock and unlock the car from a smartphone or smart watch. See further details on this fantastic app below. 

LED Light Elements

Multi-Function Steering Wheel

Velour Floor Mats

Front Seat Heating

Extended Storage

Rain Sensing Wipers and Headlight Activation

Cruise Control

“I generally travel 18 miles each way from home to office every day, which means I’ll be able to do my daily commute without any petrol costs.  Plus the added benefit of the car falling into one of the lowest tax bandings for Company Cars at 7%, I’m looking forward to a significant tax saving in the next tax year.  

A 20% Tax Payer would pay just £531 per annum in Benefit in Kind tax for my car.”

- Paul Bulloch

Interested in Joining Pauls New Car?

If, like Paul, you would like to give electric transportation a trial then let us know. We can offer contracts from 30 days to 5 years on the BMW i3. If after a few years at the end of your contract you feel electric leasing isn’t for you, then simply go with another vehicle the next time around. 

With all the benefits of lower emissions, tax breaks and the savings on fuel that come with going electric, you really would be missing out by not giving one a go. Vehicle Leasing is your best answer to trialling this new trend, without a long term commitment, as electric is bound to become the transportation of our future. 

Win an Apple Watch when you order an i3!

For all our customers that want to join the Pauls New Car journey and place an order on a BMW i3 by the end of June 2016, you will go into the draw to win a brand new Apple Watch Sport! The apple watch is the only smart watch currently compatible with the BMW i Remote software. 

The BMW i Remote app enables you to have direct communication with your i3 at anytime, anywhere. Here’s what it does: 
• Displays the battery charge status and the available vehicle range
• Start charging, stop charging or program charging based on departure times
• Search for points of interest (POI) and locate charging stations
• Send address information including charging stations to the vehicle
• Access the Dynamic Range Map to check if locations can be reached based on charge status
• Remote Services for vehicle lock, unlock or pre-conditioning of interior temperature
• Measure the efficiency of previous journeys and share with the BMW i community
• Check on vehicle condition and servicing requirements

Why wait, the future of transportation is already here, you simply need to embrace it. The apple watch combined with the technologically advanced BMW i3 will give you a taste of what a life in the high-tech lane can be like. Don’t just move forward, move toward the future. 

Get your BMW i3 here, or call 0800 043 2050.

Competition Conditions: 
1. To be entered into our Prize Draw, you must place an order for a BMW i3 on either a Business or Personal Contract Hire agreement with a Contract Term of 24 months as a minimum by 30th June 2016. 
2. All qualifying Customers will be put into the draw and one customer name will be drawn at random on 1st July 2016.  The Apple Watch will be despatched within 28 days of the Draw.
3. Terms and Conditions for the provision of our service will apply to orders placed, which include a fee for Cancellation of Order once agreed.
4. Lease Agreements are subject to Status and Credit Approval.  Guarantees or Indemnities may be required.
5. Offer is subject to availability, and may be withdrawn without notice and entirely at the discretion of Concept Vehicle Leasing.
6. There is no cash or prize substitute.  
7. Prize Draw applies to the Apple Watch Sport, 38mm Space Grey Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band. Seen Here 
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