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Alex Grant

Autumn Statement 2016 – key points for fleets

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The most important announcements for fleets, from the 2017 Autumn Statement. By Alex Grant and Natalie Middleton.

Post-2020 company car tax to include electric range

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Company car tax from April 2020 will incentivise ultra-low emission vehicles based on their electric range, with fully-electric models getting their own Benefit in Kind band.

Annual Budget to move to the autumn

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The final announcement of the Autumn Statement was that 2017 will mark the last time that the Budget is held in the spring.

Your automotive P.A.?

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Combining familiar and near-future technology, Jaguar Land Rover is readying a range of features which will make business motoring easier, safer and more fuel-efficient, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Alfa Romeo Giulietta Tecnica 1.6 JTDM-2 TCT

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The Giulia is good value, but it’s showing its age in a fiercely competitive segment, reckons Alex Grant.

Nissan unveils range-extended Note EV

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Nissan has launched a range-extended electric drivetrain in the Note compact MPV; the first time it has offered its EV technology with a petrol backup. Nissan has yet to confirm whether the Note will ... Read More »

Prices confirmed for Renault ZOE with 250-mile range

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The updated Renault ZOE is available to order in the UK, now offering a 250-mile range and unlimited mileage leasing options for its new higher-capacity battery.

The UK is Europe’s largest PHEV market

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The UK is Europe’s largest market for plug-in hybrids, with over a quarter of the region’s rapidly-growing volumes sold here, according to the latest ACEA figures.

First Drive: Kia Optima PHEV

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Kia’s first plug-in hybrid is certainly capable, but it’s in a tough class. Alex Grant explains.

First Drive: Suzuki S-Cross

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Can tough new styling help the S-Cross achieve its fleet potential? Alex Grant finds out.

Larger, lighter Vauxhall Insignia replacement due next year

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Vauxhall is undertaking final UK development of a larger, lighter replacement for the Insignia, due to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show next year as the Insignia Grand Sport.

Mercedes-Benz pickup targets company car drivers

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Mercedes-Benz will launch the world’s first premium-brand pickup truck late next year, with urban families and company car drivers among the target markets in the UK.

Infiniti bolsters UK fleet team

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Infiniti UK has added two senior staff to its fleet team as it looks to focus on business sales with its expanding range.

All-new MINI Countryman revealed

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MINI will launch a new, larger Countryman crossover next February, with a range set to include the brand’s first plug-in hybrid from the summer.

DfT aims to make EV charging easier

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The Department for Transport launched a consultation into proposals aiming to make it easier for electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles to access charging and refueling infrastructure.

Highways England gets £5m severe weather warning system

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Highways England has launched a £5m severe weather information system, providing real-time data which can be used to help maintain traffic flow on the strategic road network.

Knowledge gap a potential barrier for ULEVs, says Arval

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Plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles could record higher take-up with fleets, but are being held back by not fitting conventional choice list criteria, according to Arval.

First Drive: Renault Scenic and Grand Scenic

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Renault’s pioneering MPV is back among the best in its class, reckons Alex Grant.

New opportunities for SEAT

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SEAT might be on the cusp of its biggest-ever product offensive, but it's never felt more streamlined, as UK head of fleet, Peter McDonald, tells Alex Grant. Peter McDonald, SEAT's UK head of fleet. ... Read More »

BMW Group bolsters UK leasing key account team

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BMW UK has appointed three new leasing key account managers to its team, as it looks to strengthen its relationships with large leasing companies.


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