Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo

Alex Grant

Electric vehicle RVs closing in on diesel equivalents, says Glass's

2 years ago / 0 comments

According to head of valuations, Rupert Pontin, 2020’s EU-wide target of 95g/km average CO2 emissions means the technology’s current 2% share of the market will have to increase, in turn meaning values will stabilise … Read More »

Volvo adds entry-level model to V60 Plug-in Hybrid

2 years ago / 0 comments

The D5 Twin Engine uses a 161bhp version of the 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine found in the D6 Twin Engine available to date, with the same 68bhp electric motor driving the rear wheels. Total system … Read More »

BMW reveals 77g/km plug-in hybrid X5

2 years ago / 0 comments

The X5 xDrive40e combines a 245bhp four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with a 113bhp electric motor, both of which are able to drive all four wheels through an eight-speed gearbox. Combined power output is 313bhp, … Read More »

Road Test: Toyota Aygo x-play 1.0 VVTi

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City Car Price: £10,195 Fuel: 68.9mpg CO2: 95g/km Nine years. It’s a long life for any vehicle, particularly in the fast-moving, style-conscious city car segment. So it’s testament to the first-generation Aygo that … Read More »


SMMT runs campaign to challenge ‘demonisation’ of diesel

2 years ago / 0 comments

It follows what the SMMT said was 'widespread confusion' about diesel technology that risks limiting the adoption of the latest low emission vehicles and undermining the UK's efforts to meet strict air quality and climate change obligations. From 1 … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI SE

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £14,360 Fuel: 60.1mpg CO2: 107g/km It’s not uncommon for manufacturers to claim that their superminis feel as grown up as the larger models in their range. But few can claim to … Read More »

Road Test: Peugeot 108 Active e-VTI 68

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City car Price: £9,745 Fuel: 74.3mpg CO2: 88g/km In 2005, PSA and Toyota redefined the small car segment with their cab-forward monobox city cars. No doubt tax and economical pressures have helped, but … Read More »

Renault ZOE range boosted to 149 miles

2 years ago / 0 comments

The ZOE R240 will be sold alongside the existing model, recognising that there are two distinct user groups for its electric supermini. This new version is tailored for those who don’t need rapid charging … Read More »

SEAT concept previews 2016 crossover

2 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker confirmed last summer that it will launch a model into the highly competitive C-crossover segment in 2016, and it’s likely the production car will look similar to this concept version. Expect the … Read More »

Michelin launches first winter-certified summer tyre

2 years ago / 0 comments

Michelin has developed the first tyre which offers the performance of summer tyres but is also certified for winter use, said to avoid the need for two sets.

Range Rover Evoque Convertible due in 2016

2 years ago / 0 comments

Set to be the only soft-top option in the crossover class, it’s likely that the production version will be almost identical to the concept (pictured) but with the styling alterations from the facelifted model … Read More »

Road Test: Fiat 500S TwinAir (103bhp)

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City car Price: £13,850 Fuel: 67.3mpg CO2: 99g/km, You’d be entirely forgiven for missing the subtle updates to the Fiat 500 last year. Now almost eight years on from its glitzy launch event … Read More »

Refreshed Peugeot 208 sets new efficiency benchmark

2 years ago / 0 comments

Due to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the facelift includes redesigned front and rear bumpers and lights, plus new wheels and subtle chrome accents aimed at giving it a more … Read More »

Rolls-Royce confirms luxury SUV

2 years ago / 0 comments

In an open letter from chairman, Peter Schwarzenbauer, and chief executive, Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, the company said this as-yet-unnamed model was in response to demand from its customer base and would live up to the … Read More »

Updates revealed for refreshed Volkswagen Sharan

2 years ago / 0 comments

Making its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, the facelift is marked out by new LED rear lights and options include new alloy wheel designs and two additional body colours. Engines … Read More »

Plug-in Car Grant rises to 35% of RRP from April

2 years ago / 0 comments

From the 1st April, buyers will be able to claim a 35% discount of the vehicle’s recommended retail price, up to the already existing £5,000 cap. Significantly, this means electric cars priced under £20,000 … Read More »

Arval UK extends fleet insurance package

2 years ago / 0 comments

Launched this month, it builds on the pilot of Arval Total Care launched last year, which allows fleets to add a package including accident management, damage cover and breakdown assistance for the duration of … Read More »

Chargemaster introduces workplace charging offer

2 years ago / 0 comments

The offer includes a 7kW wallbox, capable of recharching the Nissan LEAF or Renault ZOE in around four hours, and installation by the company’s nationwide electricians for a fixed price of £995 (plus VAT).  … Read More »

Next Kia Optima could include estate bodystyle

2 years ago / 0 comments

The teaser image shows nothing from the B-pillar backwards and, with Kia claiming space and versatility for customers with active lifestyles, this could be hiding a sports tourer version of the previously saloon-only family … Read More »

Infiniti to reveal Evoque rival at Geneva Motor Show

2 years ago / 0 comments

An important addition to the carmaker’s European range, the QX30 will give Infiniti a rival to other big-selling premium crossovers, such as the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and Range Rover Evoque, all … Read More »


Strict Standards: mktime(): You should be using the time() function instead in /var/www/vhosts/fleetworld.co.uk/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/custom-background/includes/class.BackgroundsFrontend.php on line 347