News Category: Environmental

UK Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Map

UK Clean Air Zones (CAZ) are currently ‘hot’ environmental topics that are affecting operational planning and budgets for businesses who run fleets, which is why Sandicliffe Motor Contracts are encouraging customers to utilize its CAZ map. As a BVRLA member, SMC has extensive access to many resources including the new interactive BVRLA CAZ map which can be… Read more »

Best Vehicles for Christmas

As the year begins to unwind and come to an end there really is only one event which everyone looks forward to – Christmas. Purchasing presents for loved ones, finding the perfect Christmas tree for the house and putting up with the weather becomes part and parcel of the festive season. If you’re still wondering… Read more »

What is Volvo Pride?

If you hadn’t already considered Volvo’s new award-winning range for your next fleet vehicle, after our experience of Volvo Pride 2018, now is the time to contact Sandicliffe Motor Contracts to request that demonstration and quotation.    Volvo Pride Now in its third year, Volvo Pride was back by popular demand, taking place at Silverstone… Read more »

Clocks Change 28th October 2018

In the UK clocks go forward 1 hour at 1 AM on the last Sunday in March for British Summer Time (BST) and then return back 1 hour at 2 AM on the last Sunday in October. When clocks go back, the UK is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). As a reminder to all drivers… Read more »

UK Government announces £106m investment in EV development

The Prime Minister will be unveiling a £106 million package for future projects that are developing electric vehicles, batteries and charging technology. This was announced at the first ever Zero Emission Vehicle Summit, speaking at the event in Birmingham, Therese May outlined her ‘ambitious mission’ for the UK to become world leaders in low emission… Read more »

Clean Air Zones coming to a city near you!

Under the new Clean Air Strategy 2018, a consultation process was set out by the Department for Environment Food & Rural Services (DEFRA). As a result of this many towns and cities in the UK are considering the introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZ) or Low Emission Zones (LEZ) as a way to combat the… Read more »

UK Clean Air Zone (CAZ) FAQs

Fleet News has provided further clarity on the UK’s Clean Air Zones and more information with their Frequently Asked Questions below: What is a Clean Air Zone? A Clean Air Zone is defined an area where targeted action is taken to improve air quality. It can be confined to a single road or a part… Read more »

How close are you to the top 20 worst polluting UK cities?

Back in May this year it was announced that 47 towns and cities in the UK had broken the World Health Organisations (WHO) annual limit on air pollution. The release of the updated report led to much criticisms of the government from health organisations and environmental groups on the lack of action taken, resulting in… Read more »