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Alex Grant

Prices confirmed for Renault ZOE with 250-mile range

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Suzuki S-Cross

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

Larger, lighter Vauxhall Insignia replacement due next year

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

6 months ago / 1 comments

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

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

New opportunities for SEAT

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Ford Mondeo ST-Line

6 months ago / 0 comments

The Mondeo is aiming for user-choosers with a sporty makeover, explains Alex Grant.

Fleet-driven updates for Nissan Qashqai, X-Trail and Pulsar

6 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan is revising three key fleet products as part of measures to support further growth of its business sales, focused on Motability and ‘core fleet’ volumes.

New BMW 5 Series gets plug-in and autonomous technology

7 months ago / 0 comments

The new BMW 5 Series is available to order this month, with the range getting plug-in hybrid and autonomous technology from the latest 7 Series.

Road Test: Lexus RX 450h

7 months ago / 0 comments

The latest Lexus RX450h is an impressive all-rounder, reckons John Kendall.

First Drive: Ford S-Max Vignale

7 months ago / 0 comments

The top-spec S-Max is more than just a trim level, explains Alex Grant.

Newport M4 relief road inquiry delayed

7 months ago / 0 comments

The Welsh Assembly Government has delayed its inquiry into a relief road for the M4 bottleneck north of Newport for up to five months, citing changes at the Department for Transport as the cause.


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