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Green Number Plates: Everything You Need to Know

Green Number Plates: Everything You Need to Know
5Posted: 5th Jul 2022

Out and about and whilst driving, you may have noticed more and more number plates that have a green stripe on them cropping up. With increasing frequency, vehicles on the roads are starting to show off these plates but what are they for and why have they suddenly appeared?

EV ULEZ & Congestion Charge Exemption
4Posted: 4th May 2022

EV ULEZ & Congestion Charge Exemption

The Congestion Charge and low-emission zones (like ULEZ ) are designed to reduce traffic and lower emissions in certain areas. But if you drive a hybrid or electric car, you may be exempt from paying these charges. We’ve compiled this guide to explain what charges you’re exempt from if you drive an EV or hybrid, including ULEZ, the Congestion Charge and Clean Air Zones in other cities. Explore b...

Latest electric car grants & incentives #year#
19Posted: 19th Apr 2022

Latest electric car grants & incentives 2022

EVs aren’t just cheaper to run and more eco-friendly, but there are a number of electric car grants and incentives that make owning one even more affordable. There are currently four official grants given by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), as well as a few other incentives that make running an EV cheaper and easier. They range from discounts on buying new electric cars to grant...

The Full Electric Car Weather Guide
15Posted: 15th Apr 2022

The Full Electric Car Weather Guide

There are a few extra considerations when it comes to owning an electric car. We’ve compiled this extensive electric car weather guide to give you the low down on how different weather conditions may affect your EV. Whilst electric car batteries are affected by extreme temperatures, as long as you plan ahead this can be pretty negligible. We’ve compiled this comprehensive electric car weather gui...

Guide to Road Tax for Hybrid & Electric Cars 2022
11Posted: 11th Apr 2022

Guide to Road Tax for Hybrid & Electric Cars 2022

Every car needs to be taxed. But not every car needs to pay road tax. The official name of road tax is Vehicle Excise Duty, and it’s mostly calculated on the amount of CO2 your vehicle emits. That means that low-emission cars pay less. It’s that simple. Explore below to learn about which cars are exempt, how it works and more. Or contact your local Pentagon Group dealership for a chat ...

Electric Car Charging at Home With No Driveway: Can It Be Done?
21Posted: 21st Mar 2022

Electric Car Charging at Home With No Driveway: Can It Be Done?

Electric cars have seen an explosion in popularity in the last couple of years. Back in 2015, plug-in electric vehicles (including electric cars and plug-in hybrids) accounted for just 1.1% of new registrations. Fast forward to 2022 and that figure has skyrocketed to 22.2%. (Source) So with nearly a quarter of all new cars sold coming with a plug, what can you do if you live in a ...

Essential electric car checks before driving long journeys
15Posted: 15th Mar 2022

Essential electric car checks before driving long journeys

Making sure your car is in top working condition is vital for any adventure. And it’s even more important for an EV so you can make the most of your range. We’ve put together this list of essential electric vehicle checks before driving a long journey so you know exactly what to inspect before heading off. Not only are you making sure your car is safe and ready to go, but y...

Plug in Car Grant Update
15Posted: 15th Dec 2021

Plug in Car Grant Update

How has the Plug in Car Grant changed? The new Plug-in Car Grant is 35% off the purchase price, up to £1,500 off electric cars priced under £32,000. The grant used to be 35% off up to £...

Motability Good Condition Bonus
17Posted: 17th Aug 2021

Motability Good Condition Bonus

The Good Condition Bonus is a ‘thank you’ from the Motability Scheme for looking after your car. The current bonus available is up to £600 for a 3-year lease and up to £900 for a 5-year lease. Explore below for more information on the Good Condition Bonus from Motability. Explore Motability at Pentagon Talk to a Motability specialist    

Your COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions answered
19Posted: 19th Jul 2021

Your COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions answered

Updated 29/11/2021 In line with the latest government regulations in response to the omicron COVID variant, as of Monday November 29th 2021, a face mask is required to enter any Pentagon premises. Updated 19/7/2021 On July 19th, the UK government lifted the legal requirement for all COVID-19 barrier measures in preference for a personal responsibility model. As a business, we have assess...

PENTAGON ADDS RENAULT AND DACIA AT ROCHDALE
29Posted: 29th Apr 2021

PENTAGON ADDS RENAULT AND DACIA AT ROCHDALE

Pentagon Motor Group, which has already taken additional Ford, Vauxhall, SEAT and Peugeot locations into its operations over the last 20 months, has now added the Renault franchise and an accompanying Dacia franchise to its Rochdale site. Currently home to a Vauxhall Authorised Repairer franchise, one of Pentagon’s 11 Vauxhall dealerships, Rochdale retains that Vauxhall role but now runs Renault and D...

“Are We There Yet?”: The World's Most Beautiful Road Trip Routes
15Posted: 15th Apr 2021

“Are We There Yet?”: The World's Most Beautiful Road Trip Routes

There is something about the idea of a road trip that gets everyone excited. Whether it’s a long, cross-country journey with your friends or a trip to your nearest beach with the family, you are sure to drive by a view that someone wants to capture on their phones. You only have to quickly scroll through Instagram to see hundreds of posts of keen travellers cruising along empt...

NEW PLANS AHEAD AT MD LEVEL FOR PENTAGON MOTOR GROUP
9Posted: 9th Apr 2021

NEW PLANS AHEAD AT MD LEVEL FOR PENTAGON MOTOR GROUP

Following several months of recruitment activity, Pentagon Motor Group has announced the successor for its managing director, David Lewis, who will be retiring in July 2021 following the group’s financial year end. His successor will be David Peel, who until recently had been with Groupe PSA...

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