If your organisation is looking to install electric vehicle charging points in the near future, act now and save money. This week the government announced that from the 1st of April 2020 the grant for workplace charging scheme (WCS) will be set at £350 towards a chargepoint socket at work through the WCS. This is a reduction from £500 to £350. The new rate will apply to installations on or after 1st April 2020 and will apply to voucher applications submitted on or after 1st April 2020 for WCS.
However they also announced a doubling of the number of sockets allowed under the WCS from 20 to 40. To date over 120,000 domestic chargepoint installations have benefited from HMG grants as [...]
Ford has confirmed that an all-electric version of its hugely popular Transit van will hit the American and Canadian marketplace in 2022.
The reinvented Transit will be made in the US, most likely at a new purpose-built EV production facility in Michigan, and forms part of the company’s $11.5 billion (£9bn) global electrification strategy.
A preview sketch shows that, in panel van form, the new Transit will largely retain the silhouette of the current model, but – as is usually the case with electric versions of combustion vehicles – it will likely feature a blanked-off grille and bespoke lighting clusters.
Ford has revealed that, like the current Transit, the electric version will be available to buy in van, truck and cutaway cab forms. Buyers can also choose from three body length and roof height options.
It is not yet known precisely what will power the electric Transit, although it can be expected to share some [...]
Funded by the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the Workplace Charging Scheme provides a grant for businesses to reduce the cost of having an EV charge point installed at their premises.
The grant allows businesses, charities, and local authorities to claim 75% of the total cost of installation, up to a maximum of £500 per socket installed, and with a maximum of 20 sockets across all sites for each applicant. Firms based in the United Kingdom (exc. Channel Islands and Isle of Man) can claim and don’t necessarily need a plug-in vehicle on the company’s books.
The charge points are required to have a need declared for them on application, which could include: existing EV fleet vehicles, to add an incentive [...]
Red Kite launch electricminibuses.com produced for minibus owners and buyers to keep you informed of the latest electric minibus models, innovations and designs. Since 1982 Red Kite have been at the vanguard of Minibus research, development and manufacture and are now the UK’s leading supplier of school and specialist minibuses. Find more about our new models arriving in 2021 at redkite-electricminibuses.com
Following a recent assessment performed by the international testing, inspection and certification company Bureau Veritas on behalf of the PSA Groupe, Europe; the parent company of Peugeot, Red Kite is pleased to announce our award of a Quality Certificate for the Red Kite Peugeot Boxer Minibus. This rigorous assessment process proves, for both the PSA Groupe and our customers, the high level of quality management all along the life cycle of the Red Kite Minibus model.
Managing Director, John Maskell said, “We are extremely proud of the Red Kite Peugeot Boxer Minibus and the award reflects the time, effort and investment spent bringing this vehicle through research and development and into full production. Now our most popular model, [...]
Red Kite Carefree Minibus Leasing has been designed to provide flexible finance for your chosen minibus. You choose your deposit or trade in your existing vehicle; Red Kite provides one contract, one fixed monthly payment and one point of contact for all minibus requirements. A dedicated account manager will assist with organising local or in house servicing, annual Road Tax and MOT’s as well as accident management if required. To help your organisation stand out from the crowd, full livery and sign writing services are also available for your minibus.
St Georges School, Ascot took delivery of their 17 Seat School Minibus earlier this week thanks to their Bursar, Mrs Julia Wood, who won the use of a School Minibus for the 2019-2020 academic year from national supplier Red Kite Minibuses.
While attending the ISBA Annual Conference in Manchester, Mrs Wood was invited, along with all the other attendees to participate in Red Kite’s Lucky Six Competition, which provides participants with the opportunity to win a free minibus for their school for a year on one throw of six dice. The winner is the player who either throws or gets closest to throwing six, sixes. At the time of the competition Mrs Wood, said she would throw the dice “but never wins [...]
With the ever increasing fear of litigation just around the corner, many organisations are turning to the latest in-vehicle camera recording technology. Having fully researched and developed a system that meets your individual requirements, Red Kite offer a fully supported supply and installation service.
• Full HD High level Monitoring Camera to keep an eye on the road ahead. • Rear Internal Dome Cameras for added driver and rear seat occupant safety. • Secure hard drive video storage of all external/internal events. • Option for real time remote viewing. • Fully fixed tamper proof equipment. • GPS tracking. • Wireless downloads [...]
The eagerly anticipated Ford Transit has arrived and is ready for demonstrations across the UK. The all new Ford Transit Minibus offers smarter, even more useful, connected technology. More powerful and efficient engines, a striking new design and most importantly, improvements to the carrying capacity. The exterior updates include a bold front-end design with a new grille, front bumper, hood and headlights. The new engines are among the most efficient available, combining reduced fuel consumption with lower CO2 emissions resulting in the outstanding economy across the range with an 8-11% CO2 improvement when compared with the outgoing powertrains. More at https://www.redkite-minibuses.com/new-vehicles/ford-transit/
Red Kite were happy to be with Devizes PHAB charity when they formally launched their minibus last Saturday. 94 year old Nancy was asked to cut the ribbon, she has been using their minibuses for some 17 years and really enjoys going on outings and shopping trips – she said she would be lost without the service they provide. There are about 200 Phab clubs across the country, affiliated to the National charity Phab, (PHysically disabled and ABle bodied) an organisation which brings people with and without disabilities together.