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Alex Grant

Road Test: Peugeot 308 GTI 270

1 year ago / 0 comments

Despite the muscular performance on offer, the 308 GTI makes a fairly sensible purchase, reckons Alex Grant.

Renault offers free NOx-reducing software upgrade for Euro 6b diesels

1 year ago / 0 comments

It follows a research programme by Renault Engineering which began last July, seeking to close the gap between laboratory-derived NOx (nitrogen oxide) emissions and performance under varied real-world driving. This was accelerated last December by … Read More »

New data shows safety and traffic flow benefits of M62 smart motorway

1 year ago / 0 comments

The £136m scheme, completed in 2013, monitors traffic levels and displays variable speed limits on gantry signs to keep vehicles moving, as well as feeding 24-hour CCTV footage back to Highways England’s regional control … Read More »

UK to get fuel stations with on-site hydrogen production

1 year ago / 0 comments

ITM’s technology uses surplus renewable energy to separate hydrogen from water via electrolysis, producing the fuel on-site and removing the need to have regular deliveries. The company has a station operating in Rotherham and … Read More »

Road Test: Honda Civic Type R

1 year ago / 0 comments

Beneath the lairy exterior and lunatic pace, the Type R makes a great day-to-day car, reckons Alex Grant.

Updated Tesla Model S available to order

1 year ago / 0 comments

The updated versions feature a closed grille similar to the Model X SUV and compact executive Model 3, instead of the oval-shaped blank it had before, while the headlights feature scrolling indicators.  There … Read More »

ULEVs to boost economy by £51bn if Government invests in support

1 year ago / 0 comments

The figures are to be published in an academic report due out this week. Commissioned by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and authored by Professor Jim Saker of Loughborough University, the report … Read More »

Safe and sound: The developments in active noise cancelling technology

1 year ago / 0 comments

Active noise cancellation is the latest tool in the car industry’s quest to improve refinement and make cars less stressful places to be for company car drivers. It works on a similar principle to … Read More »

New engines and technology for refreshed Audi A3

1 year ago / 0 comments

New models are marked out by the brand’s single-frame grille, with flatter headlights and redesigned tail lights, and Audi is offering Matrix LED headlight technology for the first time. The diesel engine line-up … Read More »

Safety in numbers: A look at Thatcham’s safety work

1 year ago / 0 comments

A vital part of Europe’s automotive industry since 1969, insurance owned independent organisation Thatcham has played a huge role in reducing running costs for fleets. Alex Grant finds out how.

Gloucestershire police starts switch from diesel vehicles to EVs

1 year ago / 0 comments

The force has implemented seven Nissan LEAFs, which will be charged at points installed at its own stations  – three will be marked cars for urban use while the other four will be unmarked … Read More »

Getting a grip: Audi’s new quattro four-wheel drive system

1 year ago / 0 comments

What is it? A new quattro four-wheel drive system for Audis with longitudinally-mounted engines – so the A4 and larger vehicles – targeting fuel economy and CO2 emissions close to a two-wheel drive version. … Read More »

First Drive: DS 3

1 year ago / 0 comments

Light updates for a car which has a big job to do, says Alex Grant.

Toyota's new Prius Plug-in to offer emissions of 32g/km

1 year ago / 0 comments

Unveiled at the New York International Auto Show yesterday, it’s the second generation of the Prius to be available with a plug-in hybrid drive. Its predecessor, launched in 2012, had a much lower … Read More »

First Drive: Toyota Prius

1 year ago / 0 comments

Toyota’s hybrid figurehead offers frugality as extraordinary as its styling, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

1 year ago / 0 comments

The XC90 T8 has the same advantages, and limitations, as other large plug-ins, explains Alex Grant.

Fleet World Honours open for entries

1 year ago / 0 comments

With categories for cars, vans and fleet management, the prestigious event culminates in an exclusive winners-only lunch held at The Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, with coverage felt the world over. Submissions are … Read More »

Budget 2016: Severn Bridge tolls to halve during 2018

1 year ago / 0 comments

Currently set at £6.60 for passenger cars, £13.20 for light commercial vehicles and £19.80 for heavy goods vehicles, the tolls have increased by a third in the last ten years. Halving the tolls … Read More »

Budget 2016: CO2-based company car tax to remain until 2021

1 year ago / 0 comments

Following the Autumn Statement’s extension of the 3% Benefit in Kind levy for diesel vehicles in the wake of the Volkswagen Group emissions scandal, there had been concerns that the Government would change its … Read More »

First Drive: Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer

1 year ago / 0 comments

Still a great workhorse, but with a much-needed injection of desirability, says Alex Grant.


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