News and Updates from CVSL

10 reasons to fall in love with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV

This week we take a closer look at the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV!

  1. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a very low Benefit-in-Kind rating of just 7% making this an appealing company car.
  2. The fuel economy is up to 166mpg – making this vehicle eco friendly
  3. A full charge at home can be done in just 5.5 hours and will only set you back £1.
  4. The interior is spacious and comfortable. Providing plenty of space for your passengers; both big and small.
  5. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is safe scoring five stars in crash-testing by Euro NCAP.
  6. When driving it feels like a conventional SUV whilst you are driving a plug-in Hybrid
  7. Mitsubishi claims that on just electricity alone you can drive 32 miles – making this car ideal for town driving.
  8. For Londoners, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is exempt from congestion charge.
  9. The boot has a stunning amount 463 litres of space despite the extra space taken up by the batteries.
  10. The Outlander comes with lots of handy gadgets such as reversing camera, Sat-Nav and is also equipped with 18 inch alloy wheels, climate control and keyless entry &

Taken your fancy? Order the Outlander today and receive a fitted home charger, allowing you to charge it at home in under just 4 hours.  For more information get in touch today.


5 reasons to choose a green vehicle in 2017

With the cost of fuel rising, more businesses are looking to use hybrid vehicles and plug-in vehicles, potentially saving thousands of pounds a year. Car manufacturers have heavily invested in electric and hybrid vehicles over recent years, improving their quality and range. Here is five reasons why you should consider a green vehicle in 2017:

  1. The cost of petrol and diesel has risen to an all-time high and expectations are that petrol prices are set to rise to 125p per litre by the end of February due to a weaker sterling and higher demand on oil. An electric or plug-in vehicle could save you £750 on average in fuel bills.
  2. Road Tax: with Vehicle Excise Duty being calculated on CO2 emissions from the first of April 2017 – electric vehicles and zero emission vehicles has never been more appealing.
  3. Garage bills: servicing and maintenance is on average £94 for a pure electric car in comparison to £400 for a diesel or petrol car.
  4. Local perks: councils across the UK are aiming to create better air quality and there are a variety of incentives in place to push businesses toward electric vehicles including not paying a congestion charge in London or free parking. Check with your local council and see what’s available in your area.
  5. Better for the environment: a recent survey highlighted that the UK’s air pollution levels are high and above the recommended level. This will inevitably endanger children and those with lung diseases. Driving a zero-emission car will help the environment and improve the air quality in your community.

Why not consider a Mitsubishi Outlander Estate?

Take a look at our Electric and Hybrid vehicles here and speak to us today for a quote.

Key lock jam crimes are on the rise

Motorists are warned to be careful as thieves have been using key lock jammers to prevent locking their car remotely.
The jamming devices, which can be bought online for as little as £50, will give the car thieves access to your car by interrupting the signal when trying to lock your car remotely. The thieves will wait in car parks for you to go and lock your car. You may return to the unpleasant surprise that you have been robbed of your valuables.  There have been several cases around the country involving cars, vans and lorries where laptops, tools, suitcases, wallets and money were stolen without any sign of breakage. The thefts often leave motorists vulnerable as insurers refuse to pay without any clear visible damage to the vehicle.

Tony Poole, director at CVSL says: ‘’It worries me to see that these crimes are on the rise. My advice to all motorists would be make sure to check that your car is locked, as well as keeping valuables out of sight. It also worth checking your insurance policies.’’
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CVSL extends ‘Saving Money for British Trade’ campaign by adding new vehicles

CVSL has decided to extend their campaign, helping British trade save money on their fleet by adding new vehicles including the Renault Trafic Sport Nav Van and the Renault Trafic Sport Crew Van.

The Renault Crew van has six seats but still allows you to carry the necessary tools you need to get the job done – safely and securely. Priced at only £253.57 per month ex VAT, this van will drive your business forward.

The Renault Trafic Sport has been designed for trade industry. The van can be adapted to any of your requirements making this a reliable and cost efficient option to drive your business forward. Priced at £233 per month ex VAT, this van will be saving you money, whilst making your fleet more cost-efficient.

Neil Barlow, Commercial Vehicle Specialist spoke regarding the deals: “The Renault Trafics are reliable, cost efficient, and give you all the space you possibly need at the very best price. Here at CVSL our aim is to help British businesses have the most economical fleet without sacrificing on service”.

Get in touch today and find out how you can save money on your fleet.

CVSL is helping British Trade Save money

10 tips for van drivers

Neil, our commercial specialist is giving you ten tips to keep you safe on the road.

Don’t overload
Overloading your van will not only increase the risk of damaging your van but it also puts yourself and other road users at danger. It is worth checking the vehicle’s manual guide. And also when loading your van make sure to distribute the weight evenly.

Check your van before setting off
It is essential to check under the bonnet and make sure your windscreen washer is full, check brake/power steering fluid level and oil. Whenever you are done checking under the bonnet make sure to have a walk around your van to check tyre pressure and for damage. Make sure to check your lights as well.

Make sure to store tools in secure storage
No one likes tools rattling around the vehicle, so make sure to store small parts and tools in secure storage to prevent you from any easily distracting noise.

Make sure to choose the right van for requirements
Before choosing a van, make sure you consider what you’ll use the vehicle for and what you need to carry.

Allow room for heavy and bulk items in the load space
Allow extra room for heavy and bulky items but make sure to secure them before setting off.

Essentials you will need to have on board
Accidents do happen, even to the most experienced drivers. Make sure to have a spare wheel, high-vis jacket, and a first-aid kit.  Also make sure to have break-down cover.

Lockable cabinets and drawers
Lockable cabinets and drawers can prevent casual theft. When parking, make sure to park your van in a busy and well-lit car park if possible. 

Organise your stock
Here at CVSL we can help you converting your van to include racking and shelving to optimise your space. Organise your stock and components in different compartments so they are easy to find. This also creates a professional image with clients.

Plan your journey
Avoid stress and plan your journey beforehand.  Try avoid rush hours and school runs whenever possible.

Take breaks
Tiredness can kill, allow a break at least every 3 hours, and if you suddenly feel really tired pull over into a safe place to park and get some rest.  Don’t start driving until you feel fully rested.

For more information on commercial vehicles and how can help driving your business get in touch with Neil today.