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Alex Grant

Under pressure

2 years ago / 0 comments

What is it? Developed by WheelRight, the system instantly checks the pressures of a full set of tyres just by driving over pads in the ground. Already in use at bus depots, a 13-week … Read More »

BMW reveals new 3 Series range

2 years ago / 0 comments

The compact executive car is the brand’s biggest seller, accounting for a quarter of its global sales and with 14 million sold in its 40-year history. On sale from late summer, the facelifted car … Read More »

Volvo XC90 PHEV to deliver 49g/km

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Volvo’s drivetrain is similar in concept to the V60 Plug-in Hybrid, but in the XC90 it uses one of Volvo’s new four-cylinder Drive-E turbocharged petrol engines to drive the front wheels, producing 316bhp, … Read More »

Road Test: Nissan Pulsar 1.5 dCi 110 Tekna

2 years ago / 0 comments

Segment: Lower medium Price: £21,945 Fuel: 78.5mpg CO2: 94g/km It says a lot for Nissan’s re-shaping of C-segment norms that, in launching the Pulsar, it’s probably the only manufacturer which can claim its hatchback … Read More »

Road Test: Toyota Yaris Excel 1.33 VVT-i Multidrive S

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £16,695 Fuel: 58.9mpg CO2: 119g/km The latest generation of the Yaris is on a sales march in Europe. Despite being squeezed between premium and value brands plus an increasingly diverse set … Read More »

OLEV explores higher funding for EVs for next Plug-in Car Grant

2 years ago / 0 comments

Launched in 2011, the grant offers funding of up to £5,000 or 35% of the car’s value against the purchase of a new vehicle, provided it emits less than 75g/km CO2, offers an electric … Read More »

Fleets lead way on soaring ULEV take-up

2 years ago / 0 comments

Registrations of vehicles eligible for OLEV’s Plug-in Car Grant climbed 385% on the first quarter of 2014, reaching 8,473 units as of the end of March led by the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The Nissan … Read More »

Government-backed project aims to boost UK 'intellitent mobility' sector

2 years ago / 0 comments

Claiming to be aiming to turn the UK into a ‘smart transport Silicon Valley’, a funding package of between £50m and 100m will be used to get early-stage innovations off the ground, which are … Read More »

Silverstone Fleet Show debut for new ULEV driver training

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Ripon-based school, which is one of the UK’s largest with an all-Audi fleet of 760 vehicles, expects most of its A3 e-trons will be used in London, helping to reduce its carbon footprint … Read More »

First Drive: BMW 2 Series Convertible

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Convertible Price: £26,045–£39,255 Fuel: 33.2–68.9mpg CO2: 108–199g/Km BMW can lay claim to having the world’s biggest-selling premium compact drop-top with the old 1 Series Convertible, having sold 130,000 globally and 21,000 in the … Read More »

Drivers of change

2 years ago / 0 comments

  Gerry Keaney, BVRLA chief executive 1) We would like the introduction of a fairer, simpler tax regime that continues to incentivise fleets as early adopters of low emission vehicles. 2) Continue to modernise … Read More »

First Drive: Mazda6

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: £19,795–£28,795 Fuel: 47.1–68.9mpg CO2: 107–139g/Km While new segments and premium brands might be stealing sales away from the traditional upper-medium saloons and estates, there are some genuinely brilliant options for … Read More »

POD Point to bring intelligent charging solutions to Silverstone Fleet Show

2 years ago / 0 comments

POD Point claims it was the first in the UK to launch a home charger, first to show live chargepoint availability, first to offer financial leasing and first to offer a smart commercial solution. Last … Read More »

Hyundai targets top five sales spot

2 years ago / 0 comments

The prediction follows a record 2014, where the company sold 82,159 units in the UK – the first time a Korean manufacturer has exceeded 80,000. But, Whitehorn explained, new product is going to be … Read More »

Autonomy in the UK

2 years ago / 0 comments

What is it? Following a six-month review, the Department for Transport has given the green light for driverless cars to be tested on UK roads, aiming to establish a pathway for the technology to … Read More »

Jaguar XF priced from £32,300

2 years ago / 0 comments

Shorter overall but with a longer wheelbase, it uses an aluminium-rich architecture to reduce weight by up to 190kg compared to its predecessor and 80kg less than rival vehicles. It’s also more aerodynamic and … Read More »

Europcar commits to 5% electric fleet in London by 2020

2 years ago / 0 comments

The announcement comes as the company launches a fleet of Nissan LEAFs at its branches across London, which can also be delivered and collected from customers for added convenience. Ken McCall, managing director of … Read More »

Toyota confirms RAV4 hybrid

2 years ago / 0 comments

It will be the sixth hybrid in the European range, offered alongside the Yaris, Auris hatchback and Wagon Sports, Prius and Prius+. Hybrids accounted for almost a quarter (23.1%) of the brand’s UK sales … Read More »

New Kia Optima revealed

2 years ago / 0 comments

Behind styling which closely follows the Sportspace concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, Kia says it will include a more spacious interior, new technologies and features from a class above. … Read More »

Class-leading 104g/km for new Jaguar XF

2 years ago / 0 comments

Shorter and lower than the car it replaces, but with a longer wheelbase, the new XF is claimed to feature segment-leading rear seat space. Its structure is 75% aluminium, shedding 190kg weight compared to … Read More »