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The pick of Paris

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Volkswagen The seventh-generation Golf will be home to a wide range of fuel-saving technology, starting with a new and more efficient version of the 1.6 TDI engine in the BlueMotion, which now returns 88.3mpg … Read More »

Electric Vehicles: Select Committee blasts plug-in car scheme

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What the committee said about…   …plug-in car grants The Plug-In Car grant was launched in January 2011. In 2011 1,052 eligible plug-in car grant vehicles were registered, compared to 111 in 2010. We … Read More »

Defleeting: 16 ways to better remarketing

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1… Act quickly Manheim Remarketing’s operations director Chris Cush reckons it makes sense to inspect the vehicle in advance of the end of the contract. For example, Manheim’s Inspection Services team inspects over 40,000 … Read More »

Paris Motor Show Preview

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Volkswagen Golf Continuing a 36-year lifespan which has racked up 29 million sales worldwide, Paris will mark the introduction of the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf ahead of its October sales launch. Up to 100kg lighter … Read More »

Mazda unveils its 6

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Engines As with the CX-5, the new Mazda6 is expected to offer CO2 levels of 109g/km or below from its 2.2-litre diesel SKYACTIV engine, which will come in two states of tune of around … Read More »

Is fleet ageing?

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In the last few weeks, figures released by Manheim Remarketing showed that the fleet and lease cars going through its sales are older and with higher mileage than the generally perceived benchmark most fleets … Read More »

Stock shortages still maintaining strong residuals

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Switched on traders always use the new registration months to take advantage of fresh trade stock that appears throughout September. The current stock shortage means that traders will be fighting for anything fresh that … Read More »

Building the business case for technology investment

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In business today, operations managers face ever-mounting internal and external challenges to achieving business excellence. Customer expectations are at an all-time high, leading field services to play a major role in customer satisfaction, brand … Read More »

A restart for biofuels?

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Biofuels have had a rough ride over the past few years. They had been seen as a solution to the ever-growing issue of oil use, but tales of forests hacked down for crop land … Read More »

Are drivers really dummies?

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Latest figures show that road deaths have increased for the first time in a decade, but the scale of serious injury might be under-reported, especially in work-related driving. Last year there were 1,901 deaths … Read More »

Little change expected in used-car market during August

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Life isn’t getting any easier for traders. Auctions are attracting more and more private and overseas buyers who are pushing bids way over the true market value of some prime retail cars. Dealers are … Read More »

GE Capital: Fleets tightening up company car choice

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The report, which questioned some 250 fleet decision makers, shows that an increasing number are using stricter criteria when it comes to deciding which models will be offered to employees – with the central … Read More »

Used market remains consistent and stable, VRA claims

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According to the Vehicle Remarketing Association, the market still shows signs of smaller cars being those with the best profit margins, as used car buyers continue to downsize their motoring requirements to benefit from … Read More »

LeasePlan Uptime

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Contract Hire and telematics seem to have been made for each other. The profit element of contract hire relies on residual value and residual value relies heavily on how the vehicle has been maintained. … Read More »

Value for money

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The first half of 2012 has been a turbulent period for the economy, as the UK slipped into recession at the start of the year and concerns about the stability of the Eurozone continue … Read More »

Driven to distraction

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According to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), between 2006 and 2010 distraction from mobile phones was a contributory factor in 1,690 road accidents which resulted in injuries; this figure includes 110 fatal accidents, … Read More »

A fleet observation

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Cost Pressure Costs are rising, but so is fleet size The majority of UK fleet professionals expect cost pressures to increase this year. But while the pressure on company fleet budgets are expected to … Read More »

Toyota’s strong fleet sales continue

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He said: ‘We’ve had an outstanding year so far. We’ve sold more than 20,000 fleet vehicles within the first six months, Toyota fleet sales are up by 27% and Lexus by 31%. ‘It’s a … Read More »

Vehicle uptake slower than expected going into the summer

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Euro 2012 and the upcoming Olympic Games have certainly created an additional distraction to the car buyer. Usually sales rates and values would have fallen off a cliff by now. This isn’t the case, … Read More »

30 ways to better telematics

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Is telematics finally coming of age? It is a sector of the fleet industry that has had more than its fair share of cowboys over the years, but now seems to be maturing and … Read More »


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