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Fleet servicing lead times up 57% since start of pandemic

Lead times for fleet service, maintenance and repair (SMR) have risen by more than 57% since the start of the pandemic, according to new data from our 1link Service Network platform. In January 2020, the average time between when a company car or van booking was created to when the vehicle went in for work…
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Northern Ireland is UK’s worst region and North West is best for fleet vehicle off-road times

Northern Ireland has the longest average fleet vehicle off-road (VOR) times in the UK at 2.40 days, according to new figures we’ve released. In comparison, the shortest VOR wait is in the North West, with 1.82 days between when a car or van enters a workshop and is finally repaired. The statistics have been compiled…
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Our new data shows that the age of a company car has risen since the pandemic by over a year

Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, the average age of a petrol car that is going through service, maintenance or repair (SMR) has increased by over a year. Taken from our 1link Service Network platform, data shows similarities as the average age of a diesel van going through SMR has risen from 31…
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Epyx: Fleet management

Our new data shows ex-fleet electric vehicles take longer than ICE to sell to dealers

Ex-fleet electric vehicles (EVs) are taking more than twice as long to sell as internal combustion engine (ICE) models, according to our new data, but the situation could change quickly. Data from our 1link Disposal Network platform shows that petrol cars and vans take an average of 10 days to sell, 11 days for diesel…
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Our new data shows electric company car tyres are bigger and more expensive than ICE

Our new real world data shows that, on average, electric company car tyres are both bigger and more expensive than petrol or diesel equivalents. The average replacement tyre fitted to an electric vehicle (EV) is 18.59 inches and costs £207, whereas, for internal combustion engine (ICE) cars, the figures are 17.40 inches and £130. The…
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SMR spend on four year old-plus fleet cars up by more than a half since pandemic

The proportion of fleet SMR spend on fleet cars aged four years old or over has increased by more than a half since the pandemic, rising from 28% in 2018 to 43% in 2022. Also, the average service, maintenance and repair (SMR) invoice price for those older vehicles is 24% higher than for those aged…
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Real world fleet data shows “mixed picture” comparing EV servicing costs to petrol and diesel

Using our real-world fleet data shows a “mixed picture” for electric vehicle (EV) servicing costs compared to their petrol and diesel counterparts, with results depending heavily on the vehicle model. We have generated new statistics from our 1link Service Network service, maintenance and repair (SMR) platform, used to manage more than four million company cars,…
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Are franchise dealers required more for EV SMR than ICE Vehicles?

The idea that franchise dealers are required more for electric vehicle (EV) service, maintenance and repair (SMR) than their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts is a “myth”, new research shows. Statistics taken from our 1link Service Network platform, used to manage SMR for more than four million company vehicles largely operated by leasing companies, show…
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Connected Vehicle

How connected car technology could transform fleet remarketing

Debbie Fox, commercial director, epyx At epyx, we’ve recently been looking in-depth at the possibilities presented by connected car technology – and one of the key conclusions we’ve reached is that there is potential for its use in remarketing in a manner that could be described as transformative. The huge advantage for the used car…
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