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Driverlink LOO KING AFT E R AL L YO UR MO T O R I NG NE E DS

I S SUE 33

DRIVING IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

PLUS LOW EMISSION VEHICLE OPTIONS

DRIVER ADVICE AND SUPERB SALARY SACRIFICE OFFERS


Issue 33: Driverlink Magazine

Gary Grace, Managing Director, GMP Drivercare Ltd. Welcome to the first issue of Driverlink in 2020. As we enter the next decade, policies for reducing carbon emissions for the UK as a whole are now influencing the way drivers are being incentivised to drive cleaner vehicles. For the tax year 2020/21 starting in April, drivers will not pay BiK tax for Electric Vehicles and substantially lower rates for Hybrids. As manufacturers are developing vehicles with increased mileage and faster charging times, so the choice to “switch on” to electric vehicles is becoming more and more appealing and also practical. At GMP Drivercare we have seen a tremendous uptake with over 50% of new vehicles ordered, now being either pure electric or hybrid, across our salary sacrifice scheme, for new lease cars and for vehicles to provide pool car provision. In this issue we are looking at the latest range of electric vehicles and also plug-in Hybrids. There are also some great examples of EVs available in stock now, see our Salary Sacrifice Offers page for more details.

Sacrifice vehicles and now our new Personal Contract Hire Scheme - GMP Yourdrive which expands our portfolio even more. It is a scheme that is ideal for drivers who want to change their cars regularly or don’t want to buy a car outright and for Public Sector employees who claim business mileage reimbursement for their business mileage travels. Currently we have a range of manufacturers offering preferential discounts so visit our driver-facing portal for live quotations. Whatever your driving needs, GMP Drivercare will provide the most cost effective, straight forward option.

Regards, Gary.

GMP Drivercare has always stressed that we look after “all of your motoring needs”. This has never been more true with schemes ranging from Essential Car User Leased Cars, through Salary

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Electric Vehicle Options Fuel Cell and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) 09-20 Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicles 22-27

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DRIVER ADVICE I TAX BENEFITS / EMISSIONS

TAX BENEFITS AND EMISSIONS COMPANY CAR TAX is changing for the tax year 2020/21, with new zero BiK rates for Electric Vehicles and substantially lower rates for Hybrids. This could save you serious money - as long as you choose the right vehicle. In 2018 the government announced its Road to Zero strategy – and the transition to zero emission road transport. In February this year, it announced that this target for banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040 and a complete ban by 2050 is being brought forward 5 years, it will also now include Hybrid Vehicles. So how organisations can help accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles – and ensure cleaner air for all - is one of the most pressing issues.

clamp down on this. But as of March 2020, the Government's AFRs still class Hybrids in the same way as either petrol or diesel, whilst the AFR for fully electric cars is 4 pence per mile. Emission testing has become far more rigorous and it led to a transition starting in September 2017, from the old NEDC lab test for cars to the introduction of the WLTP Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure WLTP. This is now the laboratory test used to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from passenger cars and it includes an additional real-world driving emissions (RDE) test to detect regulated pollutant emissions.

The amount of BIK tax you pay based on the amount of CO2 emissions a car emits. There are 21 The decision to include hybrids and plug-in hybrids emissions bands, starting with vehicles that emit (PHEVs) in the ban came as quite a shock to many 0-50g/km, ranging up to those models emitting drivers, not least for those who had, as recently 180g/km or more, and the amount of tax you pay as late 2018, been offered generous subsidies is a percentage of the car's list price, which HMRC for these alternatives to dedicated ICE vehicles. refers to as the P11D value. Questions were raised about how often drivers So making the right vehicle choice is so important were actually charging their hybrids and therefore to avoid real financial impact. taking advantage of the lower emission driving Over the next few pages we have listed out some potential. great EV options and on pages 42-43 you will Organisations have been for some time calling find example quotations for adopting this type of for Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs) for all PHEVs to vehicle as your next Salary Sacrifice Vehicle.

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FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHCILES (FCEVS) / BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHCILES (BEVS) I VEHICLE OPTIONS

Hydrogen

WLTP range:

414

Fuel cell

WLTP range:

Hydrogen

342

Fuel cell

Toyota Mirai

160 to 199 mile range

Hyundai NEXO

100 to 159 mile range

0 to 99 mile range

100% Electric

375

100% Electric

Tesla Model S

315

Tesla Model X

WLTP range:

292

100% Electric

WLTP range:

WLTP range:

100% Electric

Jaguar I-Pace

200- 299 mile range

WLTP range:

300 to 420 mile range

282

Kia e-Niro

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WLTP range:

WLTP range:

292

100% Electric

Mercedes-Benz EQC

279

100% Electric

Hyundai KONA Electric 64 kWh

WLTP range:

100% Electric

248

Audi e-tron

100% Electric

WLTP range:

245

Renault Zoe 52 kWh

300 to 420 mile range

200- 299 mile range

160 to 199 mile range

100 to 159 mile range

0 to 99 mile range

VEHICLE OPTIONS I BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHCILES (BEVS)

WLTP range:

100% Electric

211

Peugeot e-208

100% Electric

WLTP range:

209

Vauxhall Corsa-e

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NEW ALL-ELECTRIC CORSA-E

ALL-NEW DIESEL AND PETROL CORSA

Up to 209 mile range Zero % BiK† 0–60mph in 7.6 secs Driving modes: Normal/Eco/Sport

Best in Class fuel economy – up to 70mpg CO2 from 85g/km* BiK from 22%^

Call 0330 587 8222 to book a FREE** 3 day test drive, or search Vauxhall Fleet Range. Contact your Public Sector Framework provider for a quote. Fuel economy# and CO2* results for the New Corsa range: Combined mpg (l/100km): 45.6 (6.2) – 70.6 (4.0). CO2 emissions: 99 – 85g/km. Fuel economy# and CO2* results for the Vauxhall Corsa-e 100KW (136PS). Mpg (l/100km): N/A. CO2 emissions: 0g/km. Electric range up to 209 miles (WLTP). The Corsa-e is a battery electric vehicle requiring mains electricity for charging. Range data given has been determined according to WLTP test procedure methodology. Figures are intended for comparability purposes only. The range you achieve under real life driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors, in particular: personal driving style, route characteristics, exterior temperature, heating/air conditioning, pre-conditioning and battery condition. The charging time depends in particular on the power of the charger on board the vehicle, the charging cable and the type and power of the charging station used. Please contact your local Vauxhall Retailer for further information. #Fuel consumption figures are determined according to the WLTP test cycle. *CO2 emissions figures are determined according to the WLTP test cycle however, a Government formula is then applied to translate these figures back to what they would have been under the outgoing NEDC test cycle, which WLTP replaces. The correct tax treatment is then applied. Figures are intended for comparability purposes only. The fuel consumption you achieve under real life driving conditions and CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including the accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load. Only compare fuel consumption and CO2 with other vehicles tested using the same technical procedures. For more information contact your local Vauxhall Retailer. **3 Day Test Drive terms and conditions apply and vehicles are subject to availability. †Zero % BiK applies to all vehicles registered after April 2020. Registrations prior to this date will be 16% BiK. Vauxhall Motors Limited does not offer tax advice and recommends that all Company Car Drivers consult their own accountant with regards to their own tax position. ^2019/2020 tax year. For general Vauxhall Fleet enquiries please call 0330 587 8221. All figures quoted correct at time of going to press (February 2020).


WLTP range:

194

100% Electric

WLTP range:

100% Electric

192

BMW i3

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

WLTP range:

168

100% Electric

WLTP range:

100% Electric

163

MG ZS EV

Nisaan Leaf

300 to 420 mile range

200- 299 mile range

160 to 199 mile range

100 to 159 mile range

0 to 99 mile range

VEHICLE OPTIONS I BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHCILES (BEVS)

WLTP range:

WLTP range:

160

144

100% Electric SEAT Mii Electric

100% Electric

Volkswagen e-Golf

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BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHCILES (BEVS) I VEHICLE OPTIONS

WLTP range:

140

100% Electric

300 to 420 mile range

200- 299 mile range

160 to 199 mile range

Mini Electric

100 to 159 mile range

0 to 99 mile range

WLTP range

WLTP range:

100% Electric

93

100% Electric

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I VAUXHALL e-CORSA

100% Electric

Vauxhall

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e- CORSA CORSA HAS been Vauxhall’s best-selling car for many years, with over 2.1 million Corsas sold in the UK since it launched in 1993. The British buying public are familiar with its name and looks, and have a fondness for its compact dimensions and interior packaging. Corsa is just as popular in Europe with over 13.5 million sold. With the all-new Corsa-e, Vauxhall is hoping to normalise electric car ownership for many motorists who may still be cautious about switching to electric. The Corsa-e has a WLTP range of up to 209 miles and 0-60mph performance of just 7.6 seconds. Vauxhall believes its punchy performance will appeal to a broad range of drivers and will show how easy and enjoyable electric motoring can be. The Corsa-e is as easy to charge as it is to drive. It charges via a cable that can connect to a wallbox or fast charger (and the battery is guaranteed for eight years). The fully-electric car is the flag-bearer for a completely new Corsa range, based on Vauxhall’s advanced, CMP Multi-Energy Platform. Corsa-e drivers can choose from three drive modes: Normal, Eco and Sport. In Normal mode, the 50kWh battery allows a driving range of 211 miles according to WLTP. Sport alters responsiveness and delivers more performance, which result in a moderate loss in driving range of around 10 per cent. In “Eco”, the Corsa-e becomes a long-distance runner. All the car’s systems and the electric drive

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are adjusted for maximum energy efficiency, without significant detrimental effect on comfort. Compared with “Sport”, range is increased by up to 40 per cent. In order to further improve efficiency, the Corsa-e features a regenerative braking system to recover the energy produced under braking or deceleration. This excess kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy and either used immediately or stored in the battery. The driver can choose between two levels. At the lower level, the Corsa-e’s deceleration is similar to the enginebraking of a conventional car. At the highest level of energy recuperation, the drag torque of the electric motor is much higher. The Corsa-e is a pioneer in every way thanks to its advanced technologies, driver assistance systems and connectivity, which are more familiar to premium car drivers. Numerous camera and radar-based assistance systems enable safer, more relaxed driving. The new Corsa’s infotainment systems up to and including the Multimedia Navi Pro are available with a 10inch colour touchscreen. They are compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Numerous advanced driver assistance systems, which enable safer, more relaxed driving, are based on camera and optional radar technology. Traffic Sign Recognition detects signs (including LED signs) via the front camera. If the car is equipped with the navigation system, the system

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can use the speed limit in the map database to display the speed limit in the Driver Info Centre. Lane Keep Assist (a Corsa-first) applies gradual corrective steering and makes the driver’s seat vibrate if the car leaves its lane unintentionally. The system gives an additional Lane Departure Warning in the Driver Info Centre. Side Blind Spot Alert uses ultrasonic sensors in the front and rear bumpers to alert the driver to the presence of moving objects in the blind spots either side and to the rear of the car. A warning symbol lights up in the corresponding exterior mirror. The Corsa-e also offers two emergency braking systems: • Camera-based automatic emergency braking is activated if a collision threatens at speeds between 3mph and 25mph. Up to 18mph the car can be brought to a standstill. Between 30 and 52mph the car’s speed decreases by up to 13mph. The front camera can identify vehicles and pedestrians. • Camera and radar-based automatic emergency braking in an emergency reduces the car’s speed by up to 31mph in order to avoid or reduce the force of a collision. Depending on the speed, the system can identify vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles and motorbikes.

Drowsiness Detection warns the driver, via audio and visual signals at three levels, to take a break after two hours of driving at speeds higher than 40mph. The system can alert the driver to the need for a break at any time if it detects that the car is behaving dangerously, e.g. swerving. The Corsa-e helps the driver into and out of parking spaces by various means: • Parking pilots for the rear, and front plus rear. • Panorama Rear View Camera: additional parking assistance; increases rearward visibility by up to 180 per cent, enabling drivers to see traffic approaching from the right or left. With Navi as standard, the new Corsa’s infotainment ranges from the Multimedia Radio and Multimedia Navi with 7-inch colour touchscreen, to the top-of-the-range Multimedia Navi Pro with 10-inch colour touchscreen. Angled slightly toward the driver, each system is positioned for optimum ergonomics in the clearly arranged instrument panel.. The “Open & Start” keyless locking and start system (with anti-theft protection) recognises the driver via smart device. The engine is switched on a via the start button in the instrument panel.

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I MINI ELECTRIC

100% Electric

MINI

Electric AS THE world faces new environmental, social and economic challenges, MINI has its first fully electric model – the MINI Electric. Produced at the Oxford plant, deliveries will start in March 2020. Retaining it's characteristic design the MINI Electric has performance close to the hot-hatch MINI Cooper S and is based on the same body shell as the 3-Door Hatch, with a number of specific differences. An embossed MINI Electric logo appears on car’s side scuttles, as well as on the tailgate and front radiator grille. The charging plug is located above the righthand rear wheel, where the petrol filler would normally be. Boot volume retains the full MINI Hatch 211 litres, expanding to 731 litres when the rear backrests are folded down. The battery pack is arranged in a T-shaped unit in the vehicle floor between the front seats and below the rear seats, providing a battery capacity of 32.6 kWh. The motor is the latest, powerful version of the synchronous electric motor developed by the BMW Group and provides a maximum output of 184 HP. As a result, the car accelerates to 62mph in just 7.3 seconds with top speed limited to 93mph. In accordance with new EU law, the car is fitted

with acoustic pedestrian protection for low speed driving, with a distinctive sound created especially for the car generated via a speaker system. The MINI Electric has an innovative Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system which gives excellent traction at set-off and outstanding driving stability in brake energy recovery mode, as well as when accelerating out of tight bends. The car offers as standard four MINI Driving Modes - selected via a switch located on the right-hand side of the toggle bar. SPORT mode has more direct steering and a more rapid power delivery. The MID setting has less aggressive steering while GREEN mode features more gentle accelerator actuation. In GREEN+ mode, some comfort functions such as air conditioning are limited or deactivated to save further power and increase range. A toggle switch to the left of the start/stop toggle provides the choice of intense or low-level power regeneration– regardless of the MINI Driving Modes to allow the driver to choose the best setting for their own style of driving. This recharges the battery when the driver lifts off the accelerator, preserving energy, and acts as a braking force. The new MINI Electric has a new digital dashboard with a 5.5-inch colour screen behind the steering wheel. Road speed is shown at the centre in figures

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with a peripheral scale band, as well as information on the charge level of the battery, the selected MINI Driving Mode, the status of the driver assistance systems and check control messages. In addition, details of the available range, current drive power, outside temperature, time and mileage are displayed, with traffic sign detection reports and directions from the navigation system. The MINI Electric comes with both home and public charging cables as standard, designed for AC and DC charging using Type 2 and CCS Combo 2 plugs. At a 50kW DC fast-charging station an 80 per cent charge is reached from zero in 35 minutes. The standard Navigation includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen in the central instrument panel. This allows MINI Online and Apple CarPlay, as well as offering Real Time Traffic Updates (RTTI) which updates the navigation system automatically and displays details of battery charge status and range. In addition there is a map view which shows public charging stations in the local area and remote services allows the driver to control the charging

process via a connected mobile phone. Dual zone automatic air conditioning with separate ventilation and temperature control for the driver and front passenger as standard. The heater is particularly efficient, using 75 per cent less energy than a conventional version. There will the three trim levels, beginning with the standard trim. The mid-level offers a cloth/leatherlook upholstery, additional exterior body colour and wheel options, as well as adding rear Park Distance Control (PDC), Rear Camera, Seat Heating, Driving Assistance Pack and Logo Projection For customers looking for a premium driving experience, the top level offers the following on top of the mid-level trim: front PDC, Park Assist, Harmon Kardon sound system and Head-up Display. It also adds a Panoramic Sun Roof, Matrix LED’s and provides an upgrade to the 8.8” infotainment touch screen. Wireless phone charging is also included, in addition to MINI Yours Leather Lounge upholstery, a choice of five alloy wheels and six exterior body colours.

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I JAGUAR I-PACE

100% Electric

Jaguar

I - PACE

THE multi-award winning I-PACE is the most high-tech Jaguar ever produced, featuring a fully-electric powertrain fitted with two electric motors. The I-Pace is also Jaguar’s first vehicle to include the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, capable of over-the-air software updates, and uses artificial intelligence to adapt to a driver’s personal preferences, ensuring driving and infotainment settings are matched to each individual using the car. The I-PACE also has a suite of smart rangeoptimising technologies including a battery pre-conditioning system which, when plugged in, automatically increases or lowers the temperature of the battery to maximise range before driving away. Underneath the aluminium bodywork resides a state-of-the-art 90kWh lithium-ion battery which delivers 0-100km/h in 4.8sec (0-60mph in 4.5sec) with range of up to 470km/292 miles (WLTP cycle). Spread below the cabin floor its sits entirely within

the car’s wheelbase for a claimed 50:50 weight distribution. It drives a lightweight permanentmagnet electric motor on each axle. The I-PACE is able to achieve a 0-80 percent battery charge in 40 minutes (100kW DC), while home charging with an approved Jaguar AC wall box (7kW) will achieve the same state of charge in just over ten hours – ideal for the overnight charging used by the majority of buyers. Owning the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE is now easier than ever before thanks to a pair of features focusing on use and cost; the new online range calculator and the Go I-PACE app. The new online range calculator gives users greater insight into the effects that factors such as wheel size, temperature and other features have on the vehicle’s maximum range of 292 miles (WLTP). By measuring daily use in any car, the Go I-PACE app, for iPhone or Android, allows would-be buyers to understand how the I-PACE would fit into their lives. The app calculates potential cost savings, how much battery would have been used per trip

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and the number of full charges that would be required to cover the cumulative distance driven, all by tracking individual user journey data via the location services on a smartphone. The I-PACE’s dramatic, cab-forward profile, short overhangs and taut, muscular haunches give it a sense of drama which set it apart from other SUVs. The spacious interior – enabled by the bespoke electric vehicle architecture – is finished with beautiful premium details and exacting Jaguar craftsmanship. Rear passengers reap the benefits of the ‘cab-forward’ design and lengthy wheelbase too.The boot has a very useful 656 litre capacity, while under the bonnet there’s an additional small 27-litre storage space.

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I PEUGEOT e208 AND 208

PEUGEOT 208 and

e208

WITH the all-new 208 and e-208 Peugeot is adopting a philosophy based around the power of choice i.e. ‘choose your Peugeot, choose your powertrain’. Featured in that choice are diesel, petrol or all-electric powertrains, with Active, Allure and GT Line trim levels. The zero-emission e-208 is also available in range-topping GT trim. Standard equipment includes the new Peugeot i-Cockpit® with a compact multifunction steering wheel, configurable head-up display, either a 7” or 10” HD colour touchscreen. The interior environment can also be personalised with a choice of eight LED mood lighting colours. All driving information can be easily accessed through the all-new cluster, which is a unique system that projects all the information on different layers giving you an outstanding 3D effect. Also available is Connect SOS and Assistance, programmable Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist and Mirror Screen® with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto and MirrorLink®. Peugeot’s first new generation, 100% electric

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vehicle, the e-208 uses a 50kWh battery and 136hp electric motor to provide a 211 mile range from a full charge under the WLTP testing. There is also a choice of four advanced petrol engines and one highly efficient diesel, All e-208 models come with three driving modes – Sport, Normal and Eco – and support rapid charging up to 100kWh, with an 80% charge taking just 30 minutes. The e-208 also features unique styling cues to set the electric model apart, including a body coloured chequered front grille, a bespoke ‘e’ monogram on the C-pillar and a dichroic Lion, which changes colour from different angles. Peugeot recommend using a wallbox charger, so the all-new e-208 comes with a Mode 3 Type 2 cable as standard, which will charge the vehicle in 7.5 hours with a 7kW charging point. Peugeot customers can also download the MyPeugeot app, which will allow them to manage their vehicle charge remotely, precondition the temperature of the vehicle and receive ‘e-Coaching’ on how to benefit most from their vehicle.

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LIVING WITH AN EV I DRIVER ADVICE

Advice for drivers

LIVING WITH AN EV IN COLD WEATHER

With weather forecasts indicating freezing conditions ahead, this will cause issues for EV drivers who face a different set of challenges to keep their vehicles in tip-top condition. For example, the batteries that power EVs are very temperature sensitive, so bad weather can reduce a car’s range and increase the length of time needed to recharge the battery. However, there are many steps that drivers can take to maximise range if the cold weather is set to continue. To ensure EVs run at their best, there are a few things drivers can do to mitigate any potential problems. • • • • • •

Use the vehicle’s precondition function. This allows the driver to heat the battery and the cabin allowing the stored energy in the battery to be used as its main purpose, to power the vehicle. This is done whilst your vehicle is plugged into the charger. If you are charging overnight at home, try to set the charge to finish just when you intend to leave the house in the morning, that way the battery will still be warm from charging. Some cars will let you do this remotely via an app. Batteries like consistency, so when possible, avoid running your battery very low. You should aim to stay between 20 and 80 percent charged whenever you can, this will help to maximise battery efficiency and life. When the battery is very cold using the regenerative braking system will be less effective, therefore friction brakes will need to be used more until the battery warms up. Use the Eco Mode as it generally reduces the amount of power supplied to the drive motor and features, like the cabin heater. Used in the winter, it can reduce the power to the motor, so the car accelerates more slowly – not a bad thing as it reduces the possibility of wheel spin. Properly inflated your tyres, because when temperatures drop so do tyre pressures. Under-inflated tyres create more road friction, which impacts on the vehicle’s efficiency.

It is important to prepare your vehicle, so it functions efficiently in adverse weather and so that you can continue to enjoy the pleasure of driving your Electric Vehicle.

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHCILES (PHEVS)

Plug-in for better BiK rates... The Government has also introduced five new bands for plug-in hybrids and other electric vehicles which emit 1-50g of CO2/km from 2020/21. So there has never been a better time for you to opt for a BEV as a company vehicle or as a option under a Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme. Shown below are some great options with a Bik rate of 6% - 10%.

BiK Rates April 2020-21

WLTP Electric range:

CO2 Emissions

BiK Rate

1>50

6%

40-69

WLTP Electric range:

CO2 Emissions

NEDC Electric range:

CO2 Emissions

WLTP Electric range:

40

32

39

22

39

Plug-in hybrid

Plug-in hybrid

Mercedes-Benz A250 e AMG Line HB

Toyota Prius

WLTP WLTP Electric Electric range: range:

34 34

CO2 Emissions

35

WLTP Electric range:

Plug-in

Hyund

CO2 Emissions

34

36

Plug-in hybrid

Plug-in hybrid

Skoda SUPERB iV (Hatch)

BMW 330e

WLTP Electric range:

30

Plug-in

Kia Ni

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CO2 Emissions

WLTP Electric range:

BiK Rates April 2020-21

1>50

30-39

BiK Rate

10%

CO2 Emissions

WLTP Electric range:

CO2 Emissions

WLTP Electric range:

CO2 Emissions

26

36

29

35

34

n hybrid

Plug-in hybrid

Plug-in hybrid

dai IONIQ

3008 SUV GT Hybrid4

Vauxhall Grandland X

CO2 Emissions

WLTP Electric range:

CO2 Emissions

WLTP Electric range:

CO2 Emissions

29

30

36

30

47

n hybrid

Plug-in hybrid

Plug-in hybrid

iro PHEV

BMW 530e

Mercedes-Benz E300 e SE Saloon

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I BMW 330e

Plug-in HYBRID

BMW 33Oe

Saloon and Touring

THE ELECTRIFIED BMW 3 Series line up will be expanded over the coming months from the one model currently available to a total of four. Following the successful launch of the new BMW 330e Saloon, the new BMW 330e Touring will be available from summer 2020. To complete the four-model line-up, both models will be offered from the summer with the intelligent all-wheel drive system, BMW xDrive, as well as rear-wheel drive. The latest-generation BMW eDrive technology offers considerable efficiencies. The Saloon’s combined fuel consumption ranges from 176-201mpg with combined power consumption at 15.0-14.8kWh/100km and CO2 emissions of 37-32g/km. The

Touring returns a combined fuel consumption from 176mpg, combined power consumption from 15.7 kWh/100km and combined CO2 emissions from 39g/km. All figures are provisional. The hybrid powertrain not only increases efficiency and electrically powered range for all 3 Series plug-in hybrid models, it also enhances driving dynamics. The instant power delivery of the electric motor is immediately obvious and contributes to the cars’ highly evolving drive. The lithium-ion high-voltage batteries feature the latest cell technology that promotes high energy content and enables the new 3 Series plug-in hybrid models to run on electrical power for a maximum range of between 34 to 36 miles (WLTP) free of local

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further increasing the efficiency of the system. A 40-litre fuel tank ensures a combined range that is suitable for long-distance travel, highlighting the capabilities of the plug-in hybrid models as touring vehicles. With a BMW i Wallbox, charging operations can be completed within 2.4 hours up to 80 per cent of its total capacity and 3.4 hours to achieve full capacity. The high-voltage battery can also be charged at conventional household sockets, using the standard charging cable.

The plug-in hybrid system of the new BMW 330e Touring also comprises a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and an output of 184hp, along with an electric motor integrated in the 8-speed Steptronic transmission, which generates a peak output of 113hp. Two all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid versions of the BMW 3 Series will also launch alongside the BMW 330e Touring. Featuring the same plug-in hybrid system as the corresponding rear-wheel

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drive models, the new BMW 330e xDrive Saloon returns a combined fuel consumption from 166mpg, combined power consumption: from 16.7 kWh/100 km and combined CO2 emissions from 38g/km (provisional figures) and in the new BMW 330e xDrive Touring combined fuel consumption is from 156mpg, combined power consumption from 17.8 kWh/100 km and combined CO2 emissions of 42g/km (provisional figures).

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I VAUXHALL GRANDLAND X HYBRID

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Plug-in HYBRID

VAUXHALL is continuing its journey towards electrification with the new Grandland X Hybrid4 all-wheel drive (AWD) plug-in hybrid. The car’s powertrain comprises a 200hp, 1.6-litre turbocharged direct injection four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric drive system with two electric motors (combined output 109hp), all-wheel drive and a 13.2kWh lithium-ion battery. Together, the Euro 6d-TEMP-compliant petrol engine and electric motors produce up to 300hp, and offer a combined fuel consumption of 204mpg (WLTP), emitting just 34g/km CO2. The Grandland X Hybrid4 achieves 0-60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. The front electric motor is coupled to an electrified eight-speed automatic transmission, while the second motor and differential are integrated into the electrically-powered rear axle, providing all-wheel traction on demand. The Grandland X Hybrid4 offers four driving modes – electric, hybrid, AWD and Sport. In pure electric mode, the car has a range of 35 miles (according to WLTP). In hybrid mode, the car automatically selects the most efficient method of propulsion. When travelling at low speeds, for example, the system switches to electric mode for zero-emission driving. In ‘All-Wheel Drive’ mode, the vehicle is driven by the front and rear wheels. ‘Sport’ mode combines the power of the combustion engine and the electric motor for a particularly dynamic driving style. The total power output is equivalent to the peak output

of combustion engine plus electric motor power output Charging the Grandland X Hybrid4 is easy as it comes with a 3.7kW on-board charger, with an optional 7.4kW version also available. Vauxhall will also offer devices for fast charging at public stations, as well as wallboxes at home. With a 7.0kW wallbox, customers can fully charge the battery in less than two hours. The ‘e-Save’ section of the infotainment system allows the driver to determine how much battery energy needs to be reserved to ensure that the vehicle reaches its destination when in a zeroemissions zone. The driver can choose to save six or 12 miles of range, or reserve all of the battery energy. Drivers can access ‘e-Save’ via the infotainment system. In addition, regenerative braking captures kinetic energy during deceleration that would otherwise be dissipated as heat. Continuing Vauxhall’s reputation for class-leading on-board technology, the Grandland X Hybrid4 features the new Vauxhall Connect telematics service. This includes Live Navigation with real-time traffic information, as well as the ability to check key vehicle data via an app. Numerous driver assistance systems fitted as standard ensure that the Grandland X Hybrid4 is as safe and comfortable as it is exciting to drive.The

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Vauxhall Connect system includes live navigation with real-time traffic information and, in the case of heavy traffic, suggests the best alternative route while advising on consumption and mileage. The wider advanced driver assistance systems include: • Forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection. • Driver drowsiness detection triggers an alert if vehicle behaviour suggests driver drowsiness or inattention. • Lane keep assist warns the driver if the car

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leaves the lane unintentionally. Side blind zone alert helps to avoid collisions during lane-change manoeuvres when an object is detected in a blind spot. Park assist front and rear simplifies parking. Traffic sign recognition automatically detects speed limit signs and displays them in the driver info centre. Cruise control with intelligent speed limiter maintains the vehicle speed at the speed set by the driver.

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I BMW 2 SERIES GRAN COUPE

BMW 2 SERIES GRAN COUPE BMW has added to its successful coupe line-up with the new sleek 2 Series Gran Coupe. It features the latest front-wheeldrive and AWD architecture, full-LED headlights, along with an array of other technological developments. In terms of engines BMW are offering a choice of three – one diesel and two petrol. The most frugal of the two is the 2.0-litre four-cylinder BMW 220d, which generates a maximum power output of 190hp. Zero to 62mph takes just 7.5 seconds, it returns 62.8-67.3mpg and emits 119-110g/km of CO2. The best petrol option is the revised 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine will power the entry level BMW 218i, it accelerates from zero to 62mph in 8.7 seconds and will return 49.6-56.5mpg with CO2 emissions of 131-114g/km.

Thanks to the car’s front-wheeldrive architecture, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe offers generous levels of cabin space. The 430-litre boot (40 litres more than the two-door coupe) can be expanded further by folding down the 40/20/40 split rear seat backrest, while the rear bench can be released fully from the load compartment. The interior offers an array of ambient lighting which highlights the car’s quality, including trim strips on the instrument panel and door panels that retain their normal appearance in daylight, but function as decorative lighting elements in the dark. In terms of equipment the Sport model comes with plenty of standard features including 17-inch alloy wheels, front & rear Park Distance Control, twozone automatic air-con, BMW Connected Package Plus, BMW

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Live Cockpit Plus and Active Guard Plus with Lane Departure Warning. The M Sport version adds 18-inch alloys, M Sport Suspension, M Aerodynamic bodystyling, M Sport steering, electric folding mirrors, Digital Cockpit Professional, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and BMW Connected Package Professional. An array of innovative driver assistance systems are also included as standard equipment, which include, collision and pedestrian warning with city braking function, Lane Departure Warning with active lane return is and Cruise Control with braking function. The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe offers standard-fit Park Distance Control (PDC) with sensors at both the front and rear while a rear-view camera is fitted with the Park Assistant option.. The BMW Live Cockpit Plus www.gmpdrivercare.com


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is standard on Sport models and includes features such as a Touch Controller, navigation system, two USB ports for data transfer and a WiFi interface. The 8.8-inch control display features a touchscreen, whilst the instrument cluster has a 5.1inch colour display. Apple CarPlay Preparation will be standard on all new models. This service will be included for one year from build, and then renewable via the BMW ConnectedDrive portal thereafter. All models feature the iDrive Controller as standard, including a touchpad for character and numerical entry. Central information displays are also offered with touchscreen functionality, meaning that the full system can be controlled via touch commands. Optional gesture control is also available and includes seven different gestures, two of which can be assigned to functions of the driver’s choosing. In addition a number of voice control systems with online speech processing are included, enabling the driver to control a number of functions and features simply by speaking. The new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe offers an optional 9.2 inch Head-up Display which intelligently positions information relevant to the journey into the driver's field of vision on the windscreen. The standard BMW Stereo sound system offers six speakers and 100watt amplifier, while a Harman Kardon surround sound system with 464 watts of audio power and 16 speakers is optionally available. Connected Navigation services allow internal and external information to be factored into route planning. Drivers will be able to send destinations straight to their car’s navigation system from various apps and from the comfort of their own home.

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DRIVER ADVICE I FAIR WEAR AND TEAR

Advice for Drivers

AVOIDING END - OF - CONTRACT CHARGES

If you drive a leased car, as an essential car-user, or through one of the GMP car schemes including Salary Sacrifice, it is important to understand that you must look after the vehicle in order to avoid any end-ofcontract charges. AT GMP Drivercare we follow the BVRLA’s guide to fair wear and tear and below you will find some advice on what is expected and how you can avoid additional charges. Remeber no one is expecting your vehicle not to attract to odd scratch, but it’s important to note what is considered fair wear and tear and what certainly isn’t. End-of lease charges occur when the vehicle, its equipment or accessories are not used, maintained or looked after as originally agreed at the start of the contract. The charges compensate the leasing company for the cost of rectifying damage or missing items such as keys or service history. But all drivers can expect to be treated fairly and any additional charges will be supported with photographic/ video and documentary evidence to help support or explain any charges made. WHAT IS FAIR WEAR AND TEAR? Fair wear and tear occurs when normal usage causes deterioration to a vehicle. It is not to be confused with damage, which occurs as a result of a specific event or series of events such as impact, inappropriate stowing of items, harsh-treatment, negligent acts or omissions. SERVICE HISTORY Many cars have set servicing intervals, while others have variable intervals that flag up on the car’s trip computer, as and when needed. Ensure that you get the car serviced on time and in accordance with the manufacturer recommendations, this will help to ensure you have a full service history and that your vehicle is maintained correctly. PREPARING FOR THE END OF YOUR CONTRACT Before handing you vehicle back it is advisable to

carry out an appraisal yourself, this should be done 10-12 weeks before contract end so that you can arrange for any repairs for unacceptable wear and tear to be rectified. Appraise the vehicle as honestly as you can and be objective. Choose place with good light, this is how the leasing company will examine your vehicle. Appraisals carried out in poor light invariably miss some faults. Before appraising the vehicle, make sure that it has been washed and is thoroughly clean but remember to allow time for it to dry. Water on the paintwork can mask faults. Customers can arrange to repair any damage that's outside the agreed returned standard before returning the vehicle, provided the repairs are carried out to a professional standard by a reputable repairer who can provide a fully transferable warranty on the work. GMP Drivercare has a range of service providers that will help with this. To establish the best option, you may want to ask your leasing company how much they’d charge for a scraped alloy wheel or a big dent – or whatever damage you’re car may have – so you can compare that with getting it repaired yourself. Your contract length will influence any inspection and what is considered to be acceptable fair wear tear. If you’re returning it after a two-year, 5,000-mile-per-year contract it should still look pretty new. If, however, you are handing the car back after a four-year, 80,000-mile contract then wear to the seats from years of use are likely to be perfectly acceptable. In most cases the collection agent is not a qualified vehicle inspector and will not be able

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to tell you if damage falls outside the BVRLA ‘Fair Wear and Tear’ conditions, so it is important for you to point out any damage you have noticed and to keep your own record of this for reference. Customers are not charged at end of lease for any refurbishment that arises from normal wear and tear. Returned vehicles must have a current MOT certificate.

A charge will be levied for vehicles returned without a current MOT certificate. Lastly before collection remove your personal items from the vehicle and ensure all personal data is wiped from any on-board systems. Ensure you hand back to keys and that all accessories that were included and fitted within the vehicle are back in the correct place.

EXAMPLES OF WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE AND NOT ACCEPTABLE BODYWORK AND BUMPERS Walk all the way around the vehicle and examine closely each panel including the roof, bonnet, doors, and body for significant damage. Observe where the light is reflected differently from dents and scratches. rNOT ACCEPTABLE: Large stone chips or scratches. aACCEPTABLE: Small areas of chipping. Light scratches up to 25mm in length, relative to the vehicle’s age. Dents up to 10mm providing paint is not broken. rNOT ACCEPTABLE: Dented or cracked areas on bumper. Deep scuffs where paint surface has been broken. aACCEPTABLE: Minor scuffing up to 25mmin length on the bumper.

WINDSCREEN, LENSES AND MIRRORS Inspect lamps, lenses, windows and mirrors for chips, cracks and holes. rNOT ACCEPTABLE: Any damage to the windscreen within the driver’s direct line of sight. aACCEPTABLE: Small scratches to the windscreen outside of the driver’s line of sight. rNOT ACCEPTABLE: Door Mirrirs missing, cracked or damaged aACCEPTABLE: Door Mirrors with minor scuffing, providing paint is not broken WHEELS & TYRES Check the tyres (including spare) for damage. Check that the wear on the tread across each tyre is even. Inspect wheels, wheel trims and wheel spokes for scratches and deterioration. rNOT ACCEPTABLE: Scoring and other damage to wheel surface. Damage to side walls or uneven tread wear. aACCEPTABLE: Minor scuffing is acceptable up to 25mm in length. Tyres must meet minimum legal requirements.

UPHOLSTERY Clean and valet the interior and check upholstered areas for odours, tears, burns, stains and wear. rNOT ACCEPTABLE: Burns, tears or permanent staining. Any damage caused by fitting of equipment such as mobile phones. aACCEPTABLE: Appearance should be clean and tidy with only slight wear and soling through normal use.

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DRIVER ADVICE I INSURANCE

Advice for Drivers

DON'T INVALIDATE YOUR CAR INSURANCE

ONCE you have car insurance, it’s critical you don’t invalidate or restrict your cover – unintentionally or otherwise – and leave yourself driving without it. So how could you invalidate your insurance? To help keep you covered, here’s our guide below to the behaviour that could leave you driving without insurance. If you are a driver with a vehicle managed by GMP Drivercare you should notify the team directly of any changes to your contact details or circumstances, so that they can update your details on their system.

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CHANGING YOUR JOB Maybe you’re thinking of changing careers completely? Whatever job change you’re contemplating, don’t forget to inform your insurer when you land that new role. Occupation title and type are factors insurers consider when setting premium, as well as whether you use the vehicle to commute. Failing to tell your insurer of these changes could invalidate your cover and leave you uninsured. MOVING HOUSE Moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do. Don’t add to it by failing to notify your insurance company of your change of address, leaving yourself with an invalid policy. Insurers take your postcode into account when setting your car insurance premium, as certain areas are deemed riskier than others. Moving house could see your policy get cheaper or more expensive, but you need to tell your provider immediately. GIVING EVERYONE A LIFT HOME FROM WORK No-one wants to say no when it comes to giving friends and colleagues lifts. But don’t leave yourself on the wrong side of the law – and your insurance policy – by trying to fit too many people into your car at once. Overloading your vehicle – whether with people or goods – will likely invalidate your car insurance policy, so think again before offering your services as designated driver to your entire circle of friends. Remember, all passengers must be secured in the car by their own seatbelt – to do otherwise is against the law. LEAVING YOUR WINDSCREEN OBSTRUCTED Whether your windscreen is covered with morning frost, mud and dirt, or you’ve simply got one too many air fresheners hanging from your rear-view mirror – if it’s obstructed in any way you could invalidate your cover. If you’re involved in an accident and your car’s deemed to be in “dangerous condition” not only could your policy be left invalid, you could also be hit by a £60 fine – so keep your windscreen clear at all times. PARKING ON THE STREET Parking on the street outside your home might sound harmless enough, but if you’ve stated that you leave your car in a garage, driveway or private car park, leaving it on the road might invalidate your cover. When calculating your premium, insurers will consider where you leave your car overnight as this will impact on the risk of theft or damage. So, if you change where you keep your car, let your insurer know. USING VALET PARKING Giving your keys to an eager valet to park your car, could leave you without insurance cover, as many policies won’t cover you if your car’s damaged while in the care of a valet. Valet services are increasingly popular at airports, hotels and entertainment venues across the UK, but this extra bit of luxury could leave you even more out of pocket if your car is damaged. Source: RAC Motoring

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DRIVER ADVICE I DRIVER FATIGUE

Advice for Drivers

DRIVER FATIGUE

DISTRACTED DRIVERS pose a danger to themselves and to the wider public this is fairly well understood, but tired drivers, though often ignored as a risk, are every bit as dangerous. It has been proved that fatigue is a major contributory factor in road collisions in the UK. Not getting enough sleep or rest contributes to lack of awareness and concentration. Too often this leads to reduced reaction times and therefore a driver’s ability to control their vehicle. But unlike alcohol and drugs, the police can’t test a driver for tiredness. Crashes caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel typically involve vehicles running off the road or into the back of another vehicle, the potentially devastating consequences cannot be underestimated. During a crash investigation the Police can find evidence that fatigue might have played a part, for example find a lack of skid marks from braking, or information from tracking devices if fitted to the vehicle. So it is essential that drivers are made aware of the risks and that they may face investigation and or prosecution. Fatigue is most likely to become more overwhelming when a driver is lacking stimulus to react, for example on longer journeys on dual carriageways or motorways where drivers are just maintaining a constant speed. This monotonous road environment can result in drivers not fully concentrating and either not noticing they have swayed out of their lane or not been aware of the traffic slowing in front. If a driver falls asleep at the wheel and crashes into another vehicle it is likely to be at speed, with the driver not able to apply the brakes, the impact will ultimately be much more serious.

As we also move towards having more autonomous features being installed in our vehicles, as drivers, we may over time, become less reliant on our own abilities. No one knows how technologies will impact our driving styles in 5 to 10 years, but until the human factor is removed and all vehicles are fitted with the same tech, road collisions will still occur. Lack of sleep can be put down to many factors, having a disturbed night because of a partner being unwell, having small children or it may be stress that is keeping them up at night. If drivers are suffering from a lack of sleep their awareness will dip as tiredness takes over. This is usually in the very early morning or mid afternoon. It is also important to know about the ‘microsleep’ this is when drivers may feel like they’ve just briefly nodded their head, but they have actually been asleep. During this time they will have been completely unaware. In six seconds, a vehicle being driven at 70mph travels about 200 metres, which is enough time to veer across three lanes of traffic or into the central reservation. But research has shown that fatigue doesn’t come without warning signs. Driving tired affects your coordination so drivers might find themselves varying their speed unnecessarily, swerving out of their lane position, some will find it difficult to concentrate and start yawning. Most organisations will have a road safety policy, but make sure it contains information to help prevent fatigue-related incidents behind the wheel.

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The Highway Code (Rule 91) gives the following advice:Driving when you are tired greatly increases your accident risk. To minimise this risk: • Make sure you are fit to drive. • Do not begin a journey if you are tired. Get a good night’s sleep before embarking on a long journey. • Avoid undertaking long journeys between midnight and 6am, when natural alertness is at a minimum • Plan your journey to take sufficient breaks. A minimum break of at least 15 minutes after every two hours of driving is recommended

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DRIVER ADVICE I WINTER DRIVING

Advice for Drivers DRIVING IN ADVERSE WEATHER DURING the winter months and as we approach the spring, the weather in the UK becomes more unpredictable and drivers find themselves battling the elements on a daily basis. Most people don’t have a choice but to drive in adverse conditions, to get to work or to make appointments with clients. If you do need to drive it is advisable to take steps to minimise the dangers. Prepare yourself and your vehicle before travelling, this will help to mitigate some of the risks. It's also important to check the forecast on your local radio station and continue to listen for updates as you drive. Plan your route carefully avoiding routes that are prone to closure during adverse conditions and make yourself aware of possible diversions and alternative routes.

Driving in rain:

If you have poor visibility you need to slow your speed. It may sound obvious, but if you suddenly encounter a heavy downpour, your vision and your ability to see the road ahead and other vehicles becomes impaired. Stopping distances are double in the wet conditions, and increase by ten times on icy roads, so the most important rule is to leave plenty of space between you and the car in front. You may feel in control, but if the driver of the car you are following suddenly hits the brakes or swerves, you are giving yourself a better chance of staying in control of your vehicle and to avoid a collision. Dual-carriageways and motorways can sometimes have patchy areas of standing water that hasn't drained, and it is these sections that you won’t see until you approach at speed. It only takes a few cms of water to make your vehicle's steering feel unresponsive, so again slow your speed, lift off the accelerator as you pass through, don’t attempt to brake and keep a firm grip of the wheel. On minor roads if you encounter a completely flooded section, never attempt to just drive through as you won't know how deep it is - only cross if you can see the road through the water. If you do attempt to drive in deep water, not only will you potentially damage your vehicle, but you may also get into difficulty and have to be rescued, this means someone else has to put themselves at risk. Many vehicles require only two feet of water to float, so if you are close to a fast moving river you may find yourself being swept away. Warning signs are there for a reason, so don't ignore them. If the flood water isn't very deep, approach with caution and at low speed, don't attempt to drive though if another vehicle is approaching from the opposite direction. If possible, drive in the middle of the road to avoid deeper water near the kerb. Remember to test your brakes immediately after driving through water by driving slowly over a flat surface and pressing the brakes gently.

Driving in fog:

Lots of vehicles have daytime running lights, but if this isn’t the case, make sure you have dipped lights on when your vision is reduced. Your lights won’t help with your vision, but rather they will help other road users to be aware of your vehicle and its position. Use front and rear fog lights in dense fog and only when your visibility is reduced to 100 metres (328 feet). Remember to switch off fog lights immediately when visibility improves.

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Driving in high winds:

In high-winds, slow down and take a firm grip of the steering wheel. Take extra care when passing over bridges or on open stretches of exposed roads. As we have said before keep well back from other motorists especially motorcycles and high-sided vehicles as they can be particularly affected.

Driving in Snow and Ice:

Before you move off it is important to clear snow from your windscreen, back window, roof and mirrors - this will not only help improve your vision and prevent the excess snow blowing onto the roads where it can cause an issue for other motorists. The Highway Code stipulates that if driving in adverse weather conditions you must, by law, be able to see out of every glass panel in your vehicle. This is supported by the section 41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988, meaning it is a legal requirement to have a clear view of the road ahead before you set off. When moving off in snow try to use a higher gear if possible to avoid wheel spin, and maintain a steady gentle speed to avoid skidding when manoeuvring. It is very easy to slide in these conditions, so be cautious at all times. If you get stuck in snow, don't over rev your vehicle, as this will dig you further in. Try to remove the snow (if it safe to do so) from in front of the wheels and add some cardboard or an old mat under the wheels to give you more traction. If you are stuck fast, stay in the vehicle unless you can see where you can get help very close by. Do not abandon your vehicle as this can hold up rescue vehicles.

Winter checklist and vital equipment you should carry in your vehicle

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Sturdy ice scraper and soft brush for clearing snow Warm clothing and a blanket Sturdy shoes First aid kit

Torch Fully-charged phone Spare change Carry a map as a back-up if you use a sat nav, sometimes factors such as weather and location can affect the signal strength An old mat or cardboard and even a small amount of grit or rock salt - this can help if you get stuck in snow Food and water De-icer Extra screenwash

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SALARY SACRIFICE About the Scheme

The Benefits... aNo Deposit aNo Credit Check aNo Additional Hidden Costs aTransparent, All-Inclusive Quotes Included in all quotations: • Road Tax • European Breakdown Services • Emergency Roadside Assistance • Fully Comprehensive Insurance • Annual Key Driver Licence Check • Mechanical Repairs And Servicing

Our Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme is delivered by highly trained and skilled staff, who recognise your needs and those of your Employer. Once you have chosen your vehicle, absolutely all the usual worries and expense are completely removed and you will only need to put fuel in the tank. GMP and our industry-leading affiliates will look after all servicing, maintenance, repair, tyres and a host of other services. You can be sure that you can rely on your vehicle for work and that you can relax and enjoy it at times of leisure.

Looking after all your motoring needs... At GMP Drivercare we are at the forefront of offering a complete peace-of-mind package that allows you to get the best possible prices, on the best vehicles available, achieved through close links with the leading manufacturers.

The GMP difference You retain all the benefits of owning the vehicle, whilst all the concerns or difficulties are removed by the fully managed package provided by the experts at GMP Drivercare and GMP Autocare. Even the quickest overview demonstrates not only substantial savings through use of our Salary Sacrifice scheme, but also the complete removal of many hugely stressful situations.

GMP Giving you that little bit extra With every new vehicle delivered we provide a Safety Pack that includes: A digital tyre tread depth and pressure gauge, hi-vis waistcoat, first aid kit, foil blanket, warning triangle, wind-up torch and accident form.

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Helpful advice

When will my car be delivered? Opting for a new car via GMP Drivercare’s Salary Sacrifice or Lease Car Scheme, means you can be assured that the vehicle you order is brand new. We want you to be 100% satisfied, that is why we also want to be able to offer to you, a great choice of vehicles that can be specified to meet your exact requirements. At GMP Drivercare we fully manage and maintain your vehicle, we remove all the headaches normally associated with owning or leasing a car and when we hand over the keys to you, all you have to worry about is adding fuel. Your vehicle will be delivered usually within 12 to 20 weeks, it can take longer depending on the make and model chosen. But you are kept informed of the lead-time through your Employer’s portal and you are notified by email when your vehicle is ready for delivery. Manufacturers work to a ‘just-in-time’ model, which means they make your car to order; this is a more efficient production method and can make vehicles more affordable. At GMP Drivercare we have implemented the just-in-time inventory management model to allow us to serve our clients faster and more efficiently and to have a greater level of control over the entire order process. It also makes it easier for us to respond quickly when the needs of our clients change.

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Stick to standard specifications and colour choice for a faster delivery time.

What if I need my car almost immediately? If there is an immediate requirement for a standard specified model we may be able to source your vehicle more quickly, call our team who will be able to advise you. www.gmpdrivercare.com

FAQs How is your Salary Sacrifice Tax efficient? Your tax and NI liability is reduced because it is based on the “sacrificed amount of salary”. You are still liable to BIK tax, but the most popular and highly efficient vehicles keep this to a minimum. The BIK figure is included in your quotation so there’s no need to worry that you will ‘sacrifice’ any more salary that is quoted.

Can my friends and family drive my lease car? Yes, (Subject to your Trust’s Terms & Conditions) additional drivers can be added to your Salary Sacrifice vehicle’s insurance. Firstly they will need to complete a Driver Licence Mandate form. Please note that drivers under 25 or inexperienced drivers will be subject to an increased insurance excess in the event of accidental damage to the vehicle.

Can I have a choice of vehicle within reason? Yes, within reason. However, your Employer sets the CO2 upper levels limit for the vehicles that you can choose.

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DRIVER PORTAL Ready to order your new vehicle?

www.gmpdrivercare.com Our Driver-facing Portal Makes ordering your new vehicle simple.

When you are ready to order your new Salary Sacrifice or Lease Car from GMP this handy guide to the new website and driver portal will help. Clients have easy access and can benefit from: • Dynamic content

• Live pricing for Salary Sacrifice and Lease Car options

• Driver-led operation and focus

The Step-by-Step process...

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INITIAL QUESTIONS tax band, mileage etc

FILTERS • manufacturer • model • fuel type

ORDER VEHICLE with desired additional options

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Ordering your new vehicle

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Customers can choose filters to select different car options (inc. CO2). Live prices are displayed for Salary Sacrifice and Lease Cars. Each page displays 16 cars – customer can click on to display 16 more.

Step 2 - Select your options Once you have selected additional options, the system will automatically update the price. NB: Standard specifications are included and will not be shown for selection.

Step 3 - Order Process Once you have selected your vehicle, click to proceed. You will then see your agreement and cost breakdown displayed. Please read the agreements carefully before accepting order. NB: Prices shown (right) are from demo account, and for illustration purposes only.

Step 4 - Authorisation Once you have accepted the order, it will go to your employer for authorisation. You can always view the status of your order on the portal by clicking on MY ORDERS.

After acceptance, GMP Drivercare will process your order and you will receive regular updates via email.

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SALARY SACRIFICE EXAMPLE OFFERS Pictures shown are for illustration purposes only

Electric and Hybrid

Plug-in HYBRID

100% Electric

MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER 2.4 PHEV VERVE 5DR AUTO

JAGUAR I-PACE ESTATE 294KW EV400 S 90KWH 5DR AUTO S

Based on 80000 miles per annum, 3 year term, for a 20% tax payer who contributes 9.3% to their pension

Based on 80000 miles per annum, 3 year term, for a 20% tax payer who contributes 9.3% to their pension

CO2 4 0 g/km

£327.98

CO2

Net Monthly Delivery 4-8wks

ZERO

100% Electric HYUNDAI IONIQ 100kW Premium 38kWh 5dr Auto Based on 80000 miles per annum, 3 year term, for a 20% tax payer who contributes 9.3% to their pension

stock avaialble

£176.87

£457.43 Net Monthly

100% Electric MINI HATCHBACK 135kW Cooper S 1 33kWh 3dr Auto Based on 80000 miles per annum, 3 year term, for a 20% tax payer who contributes 9.3% to their pension

stock avaialble

Net Monthly

£203.83 Net Monthly

*The quote shows monthly rate for vehicles delivered after 6 April 2020. Please note the prices shown below are examples only, the live quotes may vary depending on the individual's basis i.e. Mileage, Paye, and Insurance criteria. For the very latest offers visit the GMP Drivercare portal for live quotes on your vehicle of choice.

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*The quote shows monthly rate for vehicles delivered after 6 April 2020. Please note the prices shown below are examples only, the live quotes may vary depending on the individual's basis i.e. Mileage, Paye, and Insurance criteria. For the very latest offers visit the GMP Drivercare portal for live quotes on your vehicle of choice.

Plug-in HYBRID

Plug-in HYBRID

BMW 3 SERIES SALOON 330E SE PRO 4DR AUTO SE PRO

BMW 5 SERIES SALOON 530E SE 4DR AUTO [17 INCH ALLOY] SE

Based on 80000 miles per annum, 3 year term, for a 20% tax payer who contributes 9.3% to their pension

Based on 80000 miles per annum, 3 year term, for a 20% tax payer who contributes 9.3% to their pension

CO2 37g/km

CO2

£259.14

3 6 g/km

Net Monthly

100% Electric

£370.13 Net Monthly

Plug-in HYBRID

Corsa-e 100kW SE Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]

VAUXHALL GRANDLAND X HATCHBACK 1.6 HYBRID BUSINESS EDITION NAV 5DR AUTO

Based on 80000 miles per annum, 3 year term, for a 20% tax payer who contributes 9.3% to their pension

Based on 80000 miles per annum, 3 year term, for a 20% tax payer who contributes 9.3% to their pension

stock avaialble

£211.07 Net Monthly

CO2

£356.06

3 4 g/km

Net Monthly

100% Electric Plug-in HYBRID MERCEDES-BENZ A CLASS A250e AMG Line 5dr Auto

CO2 3 2 g/km

Based on 80000 miles per annum, 3 year term, for a 20% tax payer who contributes 9.3% to their pension

£ 258.42 Net Monthly Pictures shown are for illustration purposes only

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GMP AUTOCARE Employee & Family Benefit Scheme

Benefits of GMP’s Servicing and MOT Testing

NATIONWIDE SERVICING, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

“GMP Autocare appreciates the inconvenience of losing a vehicle through routine servicing, our service levels are aimed at providing minimum disruption.”

Book your Service today!

T: 0845 241 5445

For full terms & conditions visit:

www.gmpautocare.com

All service centres are constantly appraised to ensure the highest possible standards and customer service. • Priority Booking • Complimentary collection from and delivery to home or work • Complimentary wash and vacuum after every service • National network of accredited independent service centres • Parts fitted to and above manufacturers’ specifications maintaining full manufacturer warranty cover • 12 months warranty in all work • Details provided of work carried out and placed in all vehicles (including tyre tread depth) • Customer satisfaction survey


PERSONAL CONTRACT HIRE MADE SIMPLE & AFFORDABLE BRAND NEW CARS FOR PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES & PARTNERS Visit

www.gmpyourdrive.com for live quoatations

KEY Benefits NO BENEFIT IN KIND (BIK) TAX NO HIDDEN COSTS OR BALLOON PAYMENTS

Why Choose Us? Over 20 years of experience in providing fantastic solutions for NHS and other public sector employees. We focus on building long-term relationships ensuring our drivers obtain best value for their new vehicles.

NO IMPACT ON ANY FUTURE PENSION FIXED MONTHLY PAYMENTS FOR LIFE OR THE LEASE EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY FREE DELIVERY ANYWHERE IN THE UK MAINLAND OPTION TO INCLUDE SERVICING / TYRES / MAINTENANCE AT A FIXED MONTHLY COST ROAD FUND LICENCE INCLUDED

0330 100 4910 - Opt 2 info@gmpdrivercare.co.uk Jupiter House, Drumond Road Stafford, ST16 3HJ


Business Services

What GMP Drivercare can offer your business In recognising the changing needs of our Public Sector clients and their Duty Of Care responsibilities, GMP Drivercare, offer in addition to the traditional Lease Car and Salary Sacrifice Schemes, a Green Motoring Plan, the Optimum Solution Scheme, and full Grey Fleet Compliance Management. GMP Drivercare has developed its own Electric Hybrid Portfolio. This will enable Public Sector clients to reduce emissions whilst making savings to their budgets. Our proactive approach and continued investment enables us to offer a truly holistic transport solution. Another of our integrated services is GMP Autocare which has 450 affiliated vehicle service and MOT franchised dealers/centres across the UK. Thus enabling us to fully manage the service requirements of your complete fleet. On the following pages you will find further details of these business services.

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Electric Vehicle and ULEV Solution

Fleet Consultancy GMP Drivercare can provide a Fleet Review for organisations considering or looking to expand the use of ULEVs within their fleet. The review includes: •

Looking for opportunities to successfully implement ULEVs - includes whole-life costing, and charging considerations.

Implementation Support - fleet support, to implement change.

Identify the vehicle opportunity - vehicle profiles and appropriate alternatives.

Fleet cost analysis - carry out whole-life cost v ICE, factoring in grants and tax benefits.

Driver acceptance - ensuring drivers are educated and fully informed.

Tailor Made Insurance GMP Drivercare in conjunction with GMG Risk Strategies has put together an Insurance Policy to cover all electric and hybrid vehicles. As the motoring experts, we searched a panel of approved insurers to give provide our best possible price. The cover is fully comprehensive to include Third Party, Fire and Theft. Included in this package are Accident Management, and management of the Motor Insurance Database- ensuring cover at all times.

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Optimum Solution Scheme

(Non-Subsidised)

“Guaranteed Reduced Grey Fleet Cost and Reduced Carbon”

Introduction to our Optimum Scheme GMP Drivercare’s Optimum Solution Scheme is for those employees who travel little or no business miles. The employer makes no contribution towards the cost of the lease and payment is taken from the employee’s net monthly salary and therefore has no impact on the employee’s pension. The scheme attracts little or no Benefit-In-Kind Tax, as the employee is covering the full cost of the vehicle. GMP Drivercare is an independent fleet management company offering a variety of Lease Car Schemes, all of which compare the market and offers best value to our drivers. Our user friendly online Portal makes it easy for employees to access thousands of vehicles and compare the cost, technical data and specification to ensure they choose the right car for them.

Key Benefits •

No Cost to the employer

Saves employers and employees time in selecting the right vehicle, our online Portal compares the market, and offers the best value to users.

No business mileage required to be eligible.

Reduce, Grey Fleet and Carbon Emissions.

Both vehicle and driver are fully compliant.

3 year contract on a fully maintained basis.

Comprehensive business insurance is included.

Includes breakdown cover to minimise downtime.

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Optimum Solution Scheme

Optimum Solution Scheme

Why GMP Drivercare? Did we mention how simple the scheme is? There’s no deposit, no employee credit check. Cars are brand new and include absolutely everything but fuel! Once in place, our complete fleet management solution ensures that the vehicle and driver are fully managed. It includes licence checks, servicing, accident management, maintenance and reporting. GMP Drivercare provides complete peace of mind, for both the organisation and the driver, through our comprehensive and total fleet management solution. We take total responsibility.

Why GMP Drivercare? Thanks to over 20 years of experience in providing solutions and services to Local Authorities, the NHS, charities and the Private Sector across the UK, we can provide a scheme(s) to suit your needs. We are able to make the process of driving a new vehicle as simple and hassle-free as possible. Over time, we have forged strong, lasting relationships with large dealer groups, manufacturers and vehicle finance companies, enabling us to secure the best discount terms. We focus on building long-term customer relationships, ensuring that repeat customers and recommendations form a substantial part of our business.

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I’ve always bought my car, why should I Lease one? Leasing or contract hire has always been a popular way of running a car for businesses, however, due to heavy depreciation and unexpected repair costs associated with car ownership, more and more private individuals are looking at the option of leasing as a more cost effective way of running a car. Vehicle Leasing means you can drive a new car or van every 2 or 3 years, avoiding MOT’s and unforeseen bills. You just hand the car back at the end of the contract and take out a new one, avoiding the hassle of having to sell your old car privately or the disappointment of low part exchange value. The inclusion of manufactures warranty, road fund licence and breakdown cover give you complete piece of mind.

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Grey Fleet Management

“Employers pay more than £5.5 billion a year in mileage claims and car allowances”

What is Grey Fleet?

GMP Drivercare Solution

The 'Grey Fleet' is an important, but often neglected, aspect of fleet management. It consists of vehicles owned by employees in which business travel is carried out.

GMP Drivercare Grey Fleet Management Service will assist you in managing the financial, legal and environmental issues that surround an employee’s use of their privatelyowned vehicle for business use. We offer an ongoing service for the checking and upkeep of Drivers which includes:

Effective Management of the Grey Fleet is crucial with respect to three key policy areas; Duty of Care and Health and Safety, Financial Efficiency, and Corporate Environmental Responsibility. 14 million private cars are used for business journeys - 40% of all vehicles on the road. The average vehicle age is 8.2 years (older than the average UK car) - contributing to poor air quality.

aDVLA Licence Check with online access to 3 year driver mandate.

aMOT Check. aRoad Fund Licence Check. aBusiness Use Insurance Check,

through a database of recognised Insurance Certificate formats.

aGrey Fleet Policy Documents.

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Grey Fleet Management

The Warnings

What Our Experts Say

Continuing the use of a 'Grey Fleet', can be an expensive option when compared to having company cars and there are two main reasons for this.

the latest round of checks for one a InGMP client, only 76% of their 'Grey

Drivers may round up their mileages if organisations don’t audit 'Grey Fleet' mileage claims.

'Grey Fleet' mileage is typically reimbursed using AMAP or greater than AMAP rates. Therefore it is more expensive for longer journeys.

Fleet' drivers could evidence compliance.

a 7% drivers did not have business use insurance cover.

a 1% did not have a valid MOT certificate. a Based on a 'Grey Fleet' of 3000 vehicles,

The HSE estimate that more than a quarter of all road traffic incidents may involve somebody who is 'driving for work'. In 2016, 529 people were killed, 5,269 seriously injured and almost 40,000 slightly injured in collisions involving a driver or rider, 'driving for work'. Between 2006 and 2014, over 62,000 people have been killed or seriously injured in accidents involving a driver on a work-time journey, and over half a million slightly injured in work-related road crashes.

700+ could potentially be non-compliant.

Case Study

Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust (NCH&C) serves nearly 90,000 people and provides care to patients in their homes, places of care, community hospitals, outpatient units and health centres. With the assistance of GMP Drivercare, the Trust implemented a Travel Policy and saved £500,000 in its first two years, reduced carbon emissions and improved risk management. Our Latest analysis shows: Fleet' mileage fell by 19% a 'Grey (752,000 fewer miles driven)

What to consider? •

How large is your 'Grey Fleet'?

What existing compliance checks are in place?

Are you able to evidence the results of the existing compliance checks - is the data readily available?

Are you confident that your organisation has a defendable position should a 'Grey Fleet' driver be involved in an accident?

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a Miles driven in company cars have increased by 42% (202,000 more miles)

a Miles driven in pool cars and daily hire has decreased by 19% (73,000 fewer)

a Total mileage decreased by 13% (623,000 fewer miles)

a Total spend on travel fell by 13% a At the 2017 Fleet Hero Awards, the

Trust won the Smarter Travel award in recognition of its excellent progress.

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

Guaranteed at GMP Our customers agree... Thank you for always being available when I have had a enquiry, its been lovely having someone I can contact whenever I have needed to ask questions. Cathy Brown Thanks very much for all your help with this, which has always been prompt, courteous and very effective Steve Tingle Many thanks for your exceptional efficiency. Natasha Berthollier The service in all areas was excellent. And thank you very much for all your help. Paul Bates

GMP welcomes your feedback Since GMP Drivercare was formed back in 1998, we have been appointed to manage in excess of 10,000 vehicles with a combined value of more than £158,000,000 on behalf of various NHS Trusts, Fire Services and Local Authorities throughout the UK. GMP Drivercare prides itself on its professional, friendly and quality service that it provides to both its clients and its end users. We never underestimate the personal touch and pride ourselves on our attention to detail. These points are always high on the Customer Service Indices. “Looking After All Your Motoring Needs” describes our fully comprehensive range of services and we strive to make everyone feel a member of the GMP Drivercare “Friends and Family”. At GMP, listening, understanding and endeavouring to offer our best advice in everything we do is part of our ethos and all of our members of staff are happy to be contacted at any time. That said, we welcome your feedback on our services, and therefore provide Questionaires for all our customers to submit.

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GMP needs your feedback Customer Satisfaction scores Following receipt of a number of returned CSI Questionnaires, we are happy to confirm that our current customer satisfaction rate is 98.6% Our target for the next six months will be to keep up this excellent service and exceed a 95% customer satisfaction rate. Following confirmation of the delivery of your new vehicle, GMP will send you a CSI Questionnaire to complete. We invite you to complete this and return to GMP so that we are able to continue to monitor our progress and improve our services where required. ** All questionnaires received back will be entered into a prize draw to receive £50 worth of high street shopping vouchers.** The winner of this quarter’s vouchers has been notified. (The draw is actioned via inputting all driver names of received questionnaires into the below web page where a winner is randomly generated: http://www.mauvecloud.net/randomchooser.html)

We asked our customers to rate our service levels from ‘outstanding’ to ‘improvement required’. The average scores are represented below.

100

DRIVER RESPONSE %

95

90

85

80 The level of advice given by the fleet advisors

The ease/ smoothness of the ordering process

Updates given to you on your order

Information received of any significant changes to the status of your new vehicle

Process for booking delivery/ collection of your vehicles

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The completeness of the information contained in the Driver’s Pack

The courtesy with which you were treated by the fleet advisors

The promptness of response to any queries

How would you describe your overall experience?

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GMP DRIVERCARE I KEEP IN TOUCH

HAS YOUR INFORMATION RECENTLY CHANGED? AT GMP Drivercare, we pride ourselves in the all-embracing, total peace-of-mind service provided to all our drivers. To ensure that this high level of service is maintained, it is absolutely vital that we have your up-to-date information. We must be informed of changes to personal circumstances, such as moving house or changing your role at work. We need to be able to contact you so you don’t miss out on vital reminders and so that important documents will not reach you efficiently.

HAVE YOU? Recently moved? We need your new address details... Changed your mobile? We need your new number... Recently got married? We need your new surname... Changed your role or transferred to a different Trust? We will need your new details... Received driving related penalty points/ convictions? We need to know... Been diagnosed with a medical condition that could effect your driving? Let us know any changes that might change your car Insurance premiums...

NEW .NET EMAILS Emails in the NHS are changing to .Net so make sure you update your email preferences stored on our system. You can then continue to receive regular updates, access the services in our online portal i.e for Accident reporting etc. If you have any questions contact a member of our team.

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GET IN CONTACT

If you are interested in what GMP Drivercare can offer, please get in touch. Office opening hours are below. Outside of these periods you can leave a message via email and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

OUR OFFICES STAFFORD OFFICE

Jupiter House, Drummond Road Astonfields, Stafford Staffordshire ST16 3HJ

Tel: 0330 100 4910 Option 2 Office Open Hours Monday to Friday (9:00am – 5:00pm)

BURTON OFFICE Repton House Bretby Business Park Bretby, Burton Upon Trent Staffordshire, DE15 0YZ

Tel: 0330 100 4910 Option 3 Office Open Hours Monday to Friday (9:00am – 5:00pm) Please feel free to email the relevant department directly. LEASE CARS info@gmpdrivercare.co.uk SALARY SACRIFICE info@gmpdrivercare.co.uk GREY FLEET dutyofcarechecks@gmpdrivercare.co.uk GENERAL EQUIRIES info@gmpdrivercare.co.uk

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KEY CONTACTS I GMP DRIVERCARE

SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

"LOOKING AFTER ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS"

Gary Grace

Managing Director gary@gmpdrivercare.co.uk

Lorna Green

M Salman Hamid

Scott Felton

Emma Forster

Commercial Director lorna@gmpdrivercare.co.uk Employee Benefits Accounts Executive scott@gmpdrivercare.co.uk

Development Director salman@gmpdrivercare.co.uk Business Development Manager emmaf@gmpdrivercare.co.uk

Tiffany Leadbetter

Fleet Manager tiffany@gmpdrivercare.co.uk

Morgan Jones

Accident Mangement Department morgan@gmpdrivercare.co.uk

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