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Natalie Middleton

New scheme to remove Type Approval headache for many van fleets

4 years ago / 0 comments

Under legislation set to hit N1 category vehicles from April this year (and N2 vehicles from October 2014), any modification would have required separate Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) from UK-based van manufacturers and … Read More »

Geneva News: Citroen C4 Picasso concept offers 98g/km

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Technospace shows new frontal styling for the C4 Picasso with two lots of double headlamps and the latest double chevron grille as well as 3D tail-lights. At 4.47m long and 1.61m high the … Read More »

EST webinar to show how plug-in vehicles can reduce fleet costs up to 75%

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Plugged-in Fleets Initiative, funded by Transport for London and the Department for Transport, showedng how electric cars and vans could be incorporated into fleets by combining: • Route scheduling • Real-world data on … Read More »

Vauxhall Ampera passes the test for RED Driving School

4 years ago / 0 comments

18-year-old Navdeep Singh passed his test with flying colours in the extended-range EV, which is run by RED Driving School as part of its long-standing partnership with Vauxhall. ‘We’re thrilled to have taught the … Read More »

Mark Chessman assumes corporate sales director role at Lex Autolease

4 years ago / 0 comments

Previously commercial director, Chessman will now lead Lex Autolease’s 270-strong corporate team, which provides fleet management solutions to businesses with fleets in excess of 500 vehicles. Chessman , who has spent 15 years in … Read More »

Remote Asset Management promote fleet benefits of telematics

4 years ago / 0 comments

The advice, available on the company’s website, looks at how black box technology can save costs and also improve road risk management too. For more details, visit the company’s website at: http://www.ramtracking.com

Ford continues to ramp down daily rental fleet sales

4 years ago / 0 comments

The announcement comes as new car registrations data released today (6 February) by the SMMT shows that registrations by Ford were down 2.1% in January at 19,640 units compared to 20,061 for the same … Read More »

SMMT forecasts 5% rise for LCV sales in 2013 on back of strong start to year

4 years ago / 0 comments

The prediction comes as the organisation releases new commercial vehicle sales figures, which show a strong start to the year for van registrations, with an 11.9% rise to 16,049 units in January, although they … Read More »

Buoyant new car market poses risks for fleet used car sales, warns KPMG

4 years ago / 0 comments

The SMMT’s latest figures reveal that UK car sales rose by 11.5% in January 2013, with private sales up by 15.9% while fleet registrations were up 6.0% to 75,211 units and registrations within the … Read More »

BVRLA calls for major progress in fleet uptake of plug-in vehicles for 2013

4 years ago / 0 comments

The association says that rental and leasing companies already operate the biggest volume of low-emission vehicles on UK roads, but has highlighted how the Energy Saving Trust’s new Plugged-in-Fleets Initiative (PIFI) has shown that … Read More »

Fleet registrations up 6.0% for January

4 years ago / 0 comments

The fleet sector achieved registrations of 75,211 units last month, up by 6.0% compared to 70,921 for January 2012. Meanwhile registrations within the sub-25 business sector rose 40.4% to 7,357 units from 5,239 for … Read More »

UK firms could save over £400m by optimising their fleets

4 years ago / 0 comments

In a review of over 133,000 vehicles, LeasePlan identified opportunities for its customers to save over £50m – £390 per vehicle – by making key changes to the running of their fleet. Across the UK’s … Read More »

Doncaster Council signs up with ATS Euromaster under Government Procurement Services agreement

4 years ago / 0 comments

ATS Euromaster was awarded supplier status to public sector organisations across the UK in August 2012, as part of a multi-brand tyre supply deal on the GPS framework agreement RM955. ATS Euromaster will fit … Read More »

Government-industry study predicts total sales of 1.6 million hydrogen cars by 2030

4 years ago / 0 comments

The report has been published by the UKH2Mobility project and is intended to provide a “roadmap” for the introduction of vehicles and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in the UK. The report says that up to … Read More »

New Allstar mileage capture system accurate to within a few yards

4 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed Business Mileage Monitor (BMM), the system offers different methods of recording and submitting mileage, including a GPS Dongle, which plugs straight into any vehicle and ensures 100% accurate business vs. private mileage reporting. … Read More »

Zipcar highlights pay-as-you-drive savings with new Business Calculator for fleets

4 years ago / 0 comments

Available online, the tool takes into account the firm’s current transport mix, time spent travelling, along with time spent on transport administration – from insurance and road tax through to processing travel receipts. Working in … Read More »

Van drivers to be compensated after TfL wrongly told them to change vehicles

4 years ago / 0 comments

Local Government Ombudsman Dr Jane Martin has found that TfL sent inaccurate information to van owners about compliance with changes to the Low Emission Zone, which became effective on 3 January 2012. In her … Read More »

Infiniti appoints fleet manager to cover UK and North Europe

4 years ago / 0 comments

Bishop will report directly to regional director Tony Lewis and will now be responsible for building the Fleet business for Infiniti across the UK and Holland. Tony Lewis commented: ‘We are pleased to welcome … Read More »

Nissan LEAF becomes UK’s first electric driving instructor vehicle

4 years ago / 0 comments

Tomlin, who has been a driving instructor for 14 years, was looking for a more economically friendly car for driving lessons but will also reap the benefit of a projected £2,800 saving a year … Read More »

Price frozen on Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles service contracts

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Service Contract is intended to provide customers with peace of mind in the knowledge their vehicle is being maintained to the highest standards, by qualified technicians using Mercedes-Benz GenuineParts – all at an … Read More »


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