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Category : Feature

Insignia Heritage: From Victor to Grand Sport

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

With a new Insignia only weeks away, Alex Grant looks back at the Vauxhall’s 60-year history of large family cars.

Tour de fours

2 weeks ago / 1 comments

A new generation of economical four-wheel drive systems are finding a growing role outside the SUV sectors, including in fleet. Natalie Middleton looks at the market potential.

Euro NCAP’s life-saving work in focus

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

As Euro NCAP marks 20 years of car crash testing, Natalie Middleton looks at how the organisation has transformed safety and helped fleets make better decisions.

Spotlight: SEAT Ibiza

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The fifth generation of SEAT’s supermini puts an emphasis on technology, refinement and personalisation, explains Alex Grant.

BT Fleet: Better connected

1 month ago / 0 comments

Positioned within a diverse portfolio, with its own fleet as a customer and the EE mobile network, BT Fleet has all the tools to meet the challenges of today’s – and tomorrow’s – fleet … Read More »

Information overload: managing telematics data

1 month ago / 0 comments

Increased use of telematics is generating more data on drivers than ever before, but companies must be prepared to analyse and act upon the data – or face legal consequences.  Julian Kirk reports.

What you need to know about new Skoda Octavia

1 month ago / 1 comments

Skoda has updated its Octavia for 2017 with a new design as well as new infotainment, connectivity and driver assistance systems. We take a look at the new model.

Top highlights from Detroit

1 month ago / 0 comments

As this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit gets underway, we look at the highlights of the show.

Autumn Statement: The key points for fleets

3 months ago / 2 comments

The key points of the 2016 Autumn Statement and what it means for fleets. By Alex Grant and Natalie Middleton.

Autumn Statement 2016 – key points for fleets

3 months ago / 0 comments

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

A key issue for fleets?

3 months ago / 0 comments

As security issues from commonplace key technology once again hit the headlines, Natalie Middleton asks, is smartphone-based entry the solution or a forthcoming problem?

Your automotive P.A.?

3 months ago / 0 comments

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.

Go Ultra Low Summit 2016

3 months ago / 0 comments

Go Ultra Low’s second annual Summit took place on 7 November at the SMMT in London, and saw representatives of project partners, Go Ultra Low companies and interested parties share their experiences with ULEVs … Read More »

A new era for electric vehicles?

5 months ago / 0 comments

Daimler’s electric truck hints at near-future electric cars with longer ranges and much faster charging, explains John Kendall.

Day in the life: the RAC

5 months ago / 0 comments

It’s one of the most common breakdown callouts, but misfuelling needn’t live up to the horror stories. We took a ride with one of the RAC’s Fuel Patrol team to find out more.

The start of something new?

5 months ago / 0 comments

Launched in August, a trio of Government tax consultations could lay the foundations for significant changes in fleet operating costs. Natalie Middleton finds out how.

Where next for the combustion engine?

5 months ago / 0 comments

Despite the headline-grabbing move to electromobility, there’s still huge untapped potential for efficient combustion engines, explains Chris Pickering.

Exceeding expectations: Developments in leasing

5 months ago / 0 comments

Savvy contract hire and leasing customers now expect a level of service that extends far beyond access to vehicles. Katie Beck talks to suppliers about how they aim to provide support and added value … Read More »

Make the future

6 months ago / 0 comments

Held in the last week of June, Shell’s Make The Future London 2016 festival incorporated a series of exclusive events, including a fleet-focused panel discussion. The session explored topics as diverse as future mobility, ... Read More »

Problems shared – How connected cars will benefit driver safety

7 months ago / 0 comments

As the first car-to-X system comes to market, Alex Grant explains how connectivity is making use of familiar technology to improve safety for drivers.