News Tag: Petrol

Advisory Fuel Rates from 1st September 2019

HMRC has released the latest advisory fuel rates (AFRs), which will come into force from September 1st 2019. Diesel Diesel company cars with an engine of 1,400cc or less will remain the same as the previous rate and diesel cars with engines of above 2,000cc will also go unchanged from previous rates. The AFR for diesel… Read more »

68 Plates and New Models Coming Soon

The new 68 plates are fast approaching. This means you’ll start to see new cars showcasing the 68 plates from the 1st of September. Understanding and having the knowledge of reading a car registration plate is a handy skill to have as it will usually allow you to figure out the age of a vehicle… Read more »

Top 10 Low CO2 SUVs

For many company car drivers, topping their shopping list are three things: ✓ It must have a low CO2 ✓ It must have a low BIK rate ✓ It’s got to be an SUV The SUV market continues to boom Since it’s explosion on the scene in 2007, the Nissan Qashqai is the biggest selling… Read more »

H2 Vehicles: should you be considering them?

Recently Sandicliffe Motor Contract attended the Hydrogen Vehicle Discover Day in Nottingham to understand more about how hydrogen vehicles may influence fleet decision makers in the future. H2 Vehicle Discovery Day The event was hosted by the Energy Technology Research Institute of the University of Nottingham (UoN) in conjunction with Nottingham City Council and was… Read more »

Top 6 low CO2 petrol alternatives

Since the company car tax reform back in 2002, diesel has been the engine of choice for most company fleets. As diesels generally emit less CO2 than their petrol equivalents, they have been more favourable in terms of tax. But, as the government continue to pile on the pressure, consumers are starting to weigh up… Read more »

Petrol vs. Diesel

Signposts for petrol and diesel

With the ‘big bad diesel’ currently receiving poor press, is it time to turn our attention back to the trusty petrol? In the early noughties, the shift from petrol to diesel swept across the UK. Government pressure to reduce CO2 emissions was great and diesel engines seemed like the ideal solution, offering a 15% reduction of… Read more »

Top 5 Low CO2 Coupes


Possibly one of the hardest purchasing decisions you will make today is choosing your next company car. Let’s face it, the amount of makes and models that are available on the market today is quite overwhelming. Having to consider the engine size, price, and not to mention evaluating whether it fits your fleet policy, can… Read more »

Top 10 ULEVs for 2017

Top 10 ULEV's

Following the changes to VED tax, and the war on diesel, the benefits around adding ULEVs (Ultra Low Emission Vehicles) to your fleet are growing. By running cleaner vehicles and improving the efficiency of your fleet, you can without a doubt save  money in the long run. And although BIK tax for employees may not… Read more »