Electrified performance also impressed, with hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles accounting for more than a third of the new car market. The demand for battery electric cars was such that a new one was registered every 60 seconds in the month. Furthermore, according to the latest market outlook published today, this will accelerate to one every 50 seconds by the end of the year, and up to one every 40 seconds by the end of 2024. July has also been positive for battery electric vans, which saw registrations skyrocket 93.6% to achieve a 5.5% market share.
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On Tuesday, the price of petrol rose by more than 2p in just 24 hours — the biggest daily increase in 17 years.
The latest rise has sparked an angry response from AA president Edmund King, who has demanded the government “act urgently” to reduce the record fuel prices, which are “crippling the lives of those on lower incomes, rural areas and businesses”.
It now costs an owner of a car with a 55-litre tank, such as an Audi A3 or a BMW 3 Series, £100.27 to fully fill up with unleaded, and £103.34 with diesel. This has come after petrol prices rose by 1.58p to 182.31p per litre. Diesel prices rose by 1.48p to 188.05p.
The AA calls on the government to cut VAT by 10p as RAC labels rise a “truly dark day”
He has also called on ministers to introduce a fuel price stabiliser, which would work by reducing fuel duty when prices go up and increasing it when prices drop.
Image source: www.autocar.co.uk
King said: “A fuel price stabiliser is a fair means for the Treasury to help regulate the pump price but alongside this they need to bring in more fuel price transparency to stop the daily rip-offs at the pumps. The £100 tank is not sustainable with the general cost of living crisis so the underlying issues need to be addressed urgently.”
Meanwhile, RAC fuel expert Simon Williams labelled the fill-up rise a “truly dark day”, adding: “With average prices so high, there’s almost certainly going to be upward inflationary pressure, which is bad news for everybody.”
The price to fill up a typical family car with fuel has hit the £100 mark for the first time, sparking the AA to call on the government to cut fuel tax by a further 10p.
Sources: Experian Catalist, RAC.
Sanctions on Russia following its invasion of neighbouring Ukraine have also heavily contributed to rising fuel costs. Russia is one of the biggest producers of oil in the world and it supplied 18% of the UK’s diesel fuel last year.
This coupled with a weak pound and large post-Covid worldwide demand has caused prices to skyrocket. However, the wholesale price of petrol dropped yesterday by 5p, sparking hope of prices levelling out.
Earlier this week, AA fuel price expert Luke Bosdet claimed many drivers stayed at home over the bank holiday weekend due to the price rise.
Diesel technology continues to evolve to meet changing needs, as well as increasingly stringent environmental standards. Today, reliance on diesel fuel in the commercial sector is arguably strongest within the trucking industry but stretches across other industries such as mining, construction and farming.
Thanks to advancements in diesel fuel efficiency, state-of-the-art particulate traps and other control systems, the latest generation of diesel trucks are more efficient than ever before.
Due to heightened environmental concerns, along with the advent of alternative fuels and the potential of all-electric vehicles, some are questioning the future of diesel. There are still many misconceptions about its present state and future. To ensure commercial fleet owners are making diesel decisions best suited for their business, here are the truths to some of the more common myths about the global transport industry’s current fuel-of-choice.
Diesel Myths Busted:
— Diesel is starting to lose its appeal
— Alternative fuels and engines will replace diesel in the near future
— All diesel fuels are essentially the same
— Diesel aftermarket fuel additives added to tanks are better for engines
Latest article from Construction Europe (KLM group) — Despite the push for a new electric-powered market and hybrid engines coming onto the scene, it seems unlikely that diesel will be chiselled out of its spot as the number one engine power source for some time.
For over a hundred years, research and development have been invested into internal combustion engines, cementing their position as the lifeblood of large machinery.
Engine Reliability and cost
One company that firmly believes in diesel is Perkins, an engine manufacturer for nearly 90 years. In an interview with Construction Europe, Oliver Lythgoe of Perkin’s product concept marketing team explained how EU emissions regulations have shaped the engines of today.
He said, “One perception is that all the investment has gone into emissions and it hasn’t really turned into customer value, but I don’t think that’s true because some of the things you do for emissions create a lot of customer benefits.
“When you have to make a much better fuel system, then you end up getting a more powerful new engine.” It is certainly true to say that engines have benefitted from becoming more fuel-efficient and right now they are proving to be the most cost-effective method of powering a machine.
Melett UK will close for the Jubilee bank holiday at 17:00 on Wednesday 01 June and reopen at 08:00 on Monday 06 June. Any orders that are not picked or dispatched before we close will resume preparation when we reopen. If you would like any more information or guidance on the above, please contact our customer care team on +44 (0)1226 320939.
Memorial Day 2022
Melett North America will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday May 30th and will reopen at 8.00 am on Tuesday May 31st.
Melett Polska will be closed for a public holiday on Thursday 16th June and will reopen on Friday 17th June. Any orders that are not picked or dispatched before we close will resume preparation when we reopen. If you would like any more information or guidance on the above, please contact our customer care team on +44 (0)1226 320939.
May Bank Holiday opening hours
Will close 5.00 pm Friday 29th April and reopen 8.00 am Tuesday 3rd May
Will close 4.30 pm Friday 29th April and reopen 8.00 am Wednesday 4th May
PLEASE NOTE -THE ABILITY TO SUBMIT YOUR ORDERS THROUGH THE MELETT WEBSITE HAS BEEN RESTORED
We are delighted to advise full website functionality has now been restored, meaning you can view stock and pricing, add parts to your basket and submit your order via the website. In addition, all turbo/part number searches are fully working.
Until further notice please place your orders by 2.30 pm and we will endeavour to dispatch the same day dispatch.
We will keep you updated as we navigate through the remaining internal connectivity issues, we have dedicated teams working round the clock to resolve any remaining issues as quickly as possible.
We, at Melett, would like to stress our gratitude for your continued patience and support throughout this difficult time.
Please note you can now view your pricing on the Melett website.
We appreciate this is not a complete solution at this stage, however, please be assured our internal website and IT teams remain focused on reinstating the stock availability function.
We cannot stress enough that we are doing everything we can to reconnect our internal system, and we will restore full website functionality as soon as possible.
If you experience any problems whilst ordering online, please do not hesitate to contact:
W związku z awarią sieci telefonicznej prosimy o kontakt na telefon komórkowy: Damian 512 372 612; Kasia 511 372 612
Melett UK will be closed on Monday 29th August and will reopen at 8.00am on Tuesday 30th August.
Any orders that are not picked or dispatched before we close on Friday 26th August will resume preparation when we reopen. If you would like any more information or guidance on the above, please contact our customer care team on +44 (0)1226 320939.
Melett Polska will be closed for a public holiday on Friday 11th November and will reopen on Monday 14th November.
Any orders that are not picked or dispatched before we close on Thursday 10th November will resume preparation when we reopen. If you would like any more information or guidance on the above, please contact our customer care team on +44 (0)1226 320939.
Queen Elizabeth II state funeral - Monday 19th September
Melett UK will be closed on Monday 19th September for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II . Melett will be joining people and businesses across the country in reflecting on Her Majesty's incredible contribution and enduring legacy.
Melett North America and Melett Polska will remain open as normal.
Easter opening hours
Melett UK - will close 17:00 Thursday 14 April and reopen 08:00 Tuesday 19 April Melett Polska - will close 16:30 Thursday 14 April and reopen 08:00 Tuesday 19 April Due to essential maintenance, the Melett website will be temporarily unavailable on Thursday 14 April from 17:30 to 19:30. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
В связи с техническим обслуживанием веб-сайт Melett будет временно недоступен в пятницу, 25 февраль, с 19:00 до 21:00 (CET). Приносим извинения за доставленные неудобства.
Planned maintenance – Thursday 24 March 2022
We will be undertaking planned maintenance on our internal systems this evening between 17:00 and 20:00 GMT, which will affect some website functionality.
We aim to keep disruption to a minimum and the website will remain online. However, we will need to temporarily disable online ordering during this time.
Thank you for your understanding.
We are undertaking essential maintenance this weekend (February 19-20) and some of our website services may be unavailable at times. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
- В связи с техническим обслуживанием веб-сайт Melett будет временно недоступен в пятницу, 28 января, с 18:00 до 20:00 (CET). Приносим извинения за доставленные неудобства.
Festive opening hours
- Melett UK Will close 5:00pm Thursday 23rd December and reopen 8:00am Tuesday 4th January
- Melett Polska Will close 4:30pm Thursday 23rd December and reopen 8:00am Monday 3rd January
- Melett North America Will close 5:00pm Thursday 23rd December and reopen 8:00am Monday 3rd January
Please note: Due to essential maintenance the Melett website will be temporarily unavailable on Friday 10 December from 5:00PM (CET) to 11:00PM (CET). Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Please note; Unfortunately, we are experiencing processing delays for all orders which may result in delays in shipping. If possible, please confirm orders at your earliest opportunity to help minimise disruption to our normal high standards. Please accept our apologies and rest assured that we are working hard to resolve the issue.
Melett Poland will be closed for a Public Holiday on Thursday 11th November. Any orders that are not picked or despatched on Wednesday 10th November will resume preparation when we return on Friday 12th November.
Melett Poland will be closed for a Public Holiday on Thursday 6th November. Any orders that are not picked or despatched on Wednesday 5th November will resume preparation when we return on Friday 7th November.
Melett will be closed for a Public Holiday on Thursday 11th November. Any orders that are not picked or despatched on Wednesday 10th November will resume preparation when we return on Friday 12th November.
Melett will be closed from 5 pm on Wednesday 24th November until 8 am on Monday 29th November for the Thanksgiving holiday
Online ordering now available
In addition to viewing inventory levels and pricing, you can now place orders directly from our website. Download our user guide below to help you get started.