Our last blog looked at the reasons why in some cases the list price for cars and vans is going up and why it’s taking much longer for them to arrive.
Rising energy and full prices, increasing battery prices, the war in Ukraine, a shortage of chips and changes to grant funding have all impacted on the timescales involved and the availability of new fleet.
In our latest blog we’re going to outline what you can do to help minimise the impact.
- Unfortunately, the delays aren’t going to improve any time soon – with long lead times and higher prices expected to continue at least for this year. For that reason, it’s wise to look at your future fleet care needs much sooner than usual – certainly do this for mission critical vehicles so we can try and help you find a solution as soon as possible.
- With that in mind – try and order between six and nine months ahead of your lease deal finishing and let us know as soon as possible whether leases need extending.
- Consider electric – with Co2 targets and incentives leading to an increase in demand for plug-in vehicles some manufacturers are prioritising their production. Going electric could help keep your fleet orders on track and on time.
- Think about alternatives. If what you need changes, we can help you with alternatives. We can provide quick and easy access to specific makes and models from our own stock, including low CO2 plug-ins. We can look at leases for these vehicles from just a few weeks to a whole year – so there’s no long-term commitment.
Don’t forget we are always here to help you with any queries or questions.
Dedicated members of the team are on hand to manage your specific enquiries so please feel free to contact them if you need support.
Altenatively if you’re not sure who to speak to please don’t hesitate to contact our general number on 01782 562246 or email [email protected] and we’ll do our very best to help.