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100 towns to get electric vehicle recharging points

Posted on by Matt Topham

A total of 4,000 electric charging points are to be provided in approximately 100 towns across the UK in the roll-out of the country’s first privately funded network.

The electric vehicle charging network is called Polar and will be launched in September by British company Chargemaster, one of the leading providers of charging infrastructure in Europe.

The 4,000-strong recharging bay network is scheduled for completion by the end of 2012. In each of the 100 towns and cities, Polar will operate around 40 publicly available charging bays.

Chargemaster says that will provide a core strategic nationwide infrastructure enabling electric cars to be bought and used in many towns that previously were not practically equipped for electric cars.

In the event of a breakdown...

Posted on by Matt Topham

Here are the top tips from the RAC on how to be safe if you breakdown.

Prevention is better than a cure Ensure your vehicle is regularly serviced, carry out checks yourself from your manufacturers handbook and make sure you have sufficient fuel for each journey. To book a service for your Ogilvie vehicle please visit our Online Booking Facility.

Don’t ignore warning lights Keep an eye on your dashboard, and stop at a safe place to carry out basic checks. Consult your handbook if you are not sure what is wrong.

Use your senses Listen for unusual noises, or feel for strange vibrations. If you think something is abnormal, slow down until you find a safe place to stop, before seeking advice.

Continuous Insurance Enforcement (CIE) Scheme

Posted on by Matt Topham

Since 2005 it has been a legal requirement for all vehicles covered by a valid motor insurance policy to be recorded on the Motor Insurance Database (MID) by the policyholder, or their insurer/broker. In an effort to further reduce the number of uninsured drivers on UK roads, the Department for Transport will be introducing the new CIE scheme from Spring 2011. Under the scheme it will now be an offence to be the registered keeper of a vehicle which is uninsured.

Therefore remains the responsibility of the end user to ensure they are registered on the MID. It is normal practice for this service to be undertaken by your insurance company; however it is advisable to check your vehicles at

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Ogilvie Fleet Wins Top Customer Service Award

Posted on by Matt Topham

Fleet decision makers have voted fast-growing Ogilvie Fleet the UK’s top vehicle leasing and fleet management company for service to customers running 25 to 250 vehicles.

Recognition of Ogilvie Fleet’s industry-leading customer services came in the annual Fleeteye CSI survey, which is conducted by specialist international automotive research and consulting company Experteye.

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