Lockdown Part 3 update

We have had to close our showroom to visitors due to the national lockdown but we are fully open online and can offer vehicle sales via Click and Collect and Delivery.

Whilst we cant physically meet you, let you look at vehicles or take you on a test drive we can offer video and phone calls to discuss purchases with you. Please click here to schedule a phone or video appointment.

Let’s keep safe and get through his the best we can.

COVID Opening update

Our showroom is open again from 9am Wednesday Dec 2nd. We can also, once again, offer test drives. We are still using our appointment system to arrange phone & video calls and now to arrange face to face appointments. You can still call into the showroom whilst we are open (subject to all the social distancing rules) but by making an appointment we can ensure we are here and give you our full attention. Click here

Click and collect now available

We have been advised that we can now offer a click and collect service for vehicles.

Payment and appointment

Payment of the vehicle needs to have been organised prior to collection. Once this has been finalised, we will be in touch to arrange collection at a time that suits you.

In order to keep our businesses safe, appointments must be made for any collection as only one customer will be permitted in the handover area at a time. Where possible, please attend your appointment on your own.

Collection

When you arrive please call us on 01913692522 as our showroom is closed, we will then show you to the dedicated handover area,. If you have a part-exchange vehicle, you will be shown where to park it.

Keeping you safe

All cars ready for collection are fully valeted and sanitised.. When you are ready, your sanitised keys will be given to you.

During the whole process we will maintain the recommended 2-metre distancing.

Make an appointment to discuss your requirements now by clicking here

Terms applicable to Home Delivery And Collection

If the Vehicle is purchased at a distance within the meaning of The Consumer Contracts (Information Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, the Customer may within 14 working days of Delivery cancel the contract and require the seller to refund the purchase price. In this instance, the customer must keep the Goods in a reasonable condition and return the goods or make them available for collection, pay the company’s reasonable costs of collection, where the Vehicle odometer records more than 250 miles travelled from the odometer reading at Delivery or Collection (as shown on the Invoice) the sum of £1 per mile over 250 miles, and the reasonable costs of any rectification works for damage caused to the Vehicle whilst in the Customers possession.

1 DELIVERY AND COLLECTION

1.1 Delivery or Collection of the Vehicle shall be deemed to have been completed when the Company supplies to the Customer the Vehicle and the Vehicle invoice;
1.2 Delivery or Collection from the address of the supplying Dealership as the case may be, shall be made at a time and date agreed between the Company and the Customer within Dealership opening hours and specified in the Order Confirmation. Any dates quoted for Delivery or Collection for the Goods are approximate only and the company shall not be liable for any delay in Delivery or Collection of the Goods. Times for Delivery and Collection shall not be of the essence unless time being of the essence is previously agreed by the Company in writing. The Goods may be delivered by the Company in advance of the quoted delivery date.
1.3 If the Company fails to deliver the Goods, or make them available for Collection, for any reason other than any cause beyond the Company’s reasonable control or the Customer’s fault, the Company shall not be liable to the Customer, beyond reimbursement of the Purchase Price paid by the Customer as set out on the Vehicle invoice.
1.4 If the Customer fails to take Delivery or Collect of the Goods or fails to give the Company adequate delivery instructions for the time stated for Delivery (otherwise than by reason of any cause beyond the Customer’s reasonable control or by reason of the Company’s fault) then, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the Company, the Company may:
1.4.1 store the Goods until actual Delivery or Collection and charge the Customer for the reasonable costs (including insurance) of storage; or
1.4.2 terminate the contract

Lockdown 2 – how we will be trading

We want all our customers to be as safe as possible so we have taken advice and will be closing our showroom from November 5th until the end of lockdown 2.

We will still be operational via our website and over the phone.

We will be offering phone and video call appointments from tomorrow and will offer socially distanced delivery of vehicles to all customers.

Unfortunately we wil not be able to offer test drives or collections from our premises.

To enable you to purchase vehicles we will be ensuring each one listed on our website has a full comprehensive gallery of images and a video walk around.

To allow you to view the vehicles remotely we will also offer video calls where we can take the camera around the vehicle inspecting any areas that you want to whilst taking you through the vehicles specifications.

We will still be available Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5pm

Click here to book a phone or video call with us.

Thanks for your understanding and support during the lockdown.

Rapid charging our Nissan Leaf at an instavolt charger

I found myself needing to make an unexpected trip on our 24KW Nissan Leaf the other day. With a range of around 70 miles it copes Great with 90% of our journeys but sometimes we need to add range quickly. That’s exactly what rapid chargers are made for and they are not just at motorway services these days, this one is a couple of miles from our house outside a supermarket and a Greggs (howay, we live in the North East so there is a Greggs on every street😀)

This charger is an instavolt charger which will charge at a maximum of 50kwh As applied to our home charger which despite being a 7kwh charger will only charge our leaf at 3.3kwh as its not fitted with the upgraded 6.6kwh onboard charger. Just as importantly it is a contactless payment charger so no apps or rfid cards needed here!

In the 20 minutes I was plugged in I went from 13 miles range to 54 miles giving me an extra 41 miles range at a cost of £3.56. This isn’t cheap but for the rare occasions we rapid charge it’s ok. I look at it that a gallon of petrol is £5.20 on average and the average mpg of a similar size car to the leaf would be around 40mpg meaning it’s still cheaper and it a whole load better for the environment!

UKEVs is now CAEV – let me explain

We started as UK Electric Vehicles back in September 2019 and from now on will be known as Classic Electric Vehicles.

We started off with the main aim of converting classic cars to electric and this is still at our core, however along the way customer demand has led us into the supply of both classic cars and modern electric vehicles, so we decided to change our name.