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2016 ACFO Awards mark ‘watershed year’ for electric vehicles

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Fleet managers have named their 2016 ACFO award winners, with three of the seven accolades recognising plug-in cars.

Government whiplash crackdown could drive down insurance premiums

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The Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation on proposals that could cut insurance premiums for motorists.

Vauxhall to expand SUV range with 2017 Grandland X

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Vauxhall has confirmed details for its third SUV, which joins the line-up from 2017 and will be dubbed the Grandland X.

Demand for electric cars surges as used car market reaches record level

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Growth in the used car market continued in the third quarter of 2016 with a record 2,148,050 vehicles sold and accelerated demand for ultra-low emission vehicles.

Over half of drivers supportive of diesel bans in polluted areas

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An increasing number of motorists are concerned about emissions, with the majority supportive of bolder action, including bans on diesel cars.

Newly appointed head of transport at Cenex to help fleets drive down CO2

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Cenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies – has appointed Steve Carroll to lead its work on helping large fleet owners implement high-impact carbon reduction strategies.

Chancellor urged to consider diesel subsidies for fleets as part of any emissions crackdown

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Possible plans by the Government to crack down on diesel emissions should be accompanied by subsidies for affected fleets. So says accountancy firm Menzies LLP in advance of next week’s Autumn Statement.

Mazda CX-5 unveiled in Los Angeles

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Mazda has revealed its second-generation CX-5 compact crossover, which introduces updated design and new technologies including G-Vectoring Control and head-up display.

New FleetEurope mid-term rental service brings cost savings and flexibility

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FleetEurope has launched a new mid-term rental service that it says could save fleets money compared to daily rental as well as offering increased flexibility.

Mercedes-Benz partners with Chargemaster for home charging solution

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Mercedes-Benz UK and Chargemaster have teamed up to offer customers a home charging solution for their Mercedes or smart electric plug-in vehicle. 

‘Community spotters’ scheme could drive down mobile phone use at the wheel

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A pilot scheme to clamp down on mobile phone use at the wheel through the use of “community spotters” could help drive change but needs to be carefully managed.

Jaguar reveals I-Pace electric SUV

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Jaguar has unveiled its I-Pace electric SUV concept, which will be launched in production form in 2018, bringing 395bhp and a claimed 311-mile range.

Alphabet introduces real-time online service booking for BMWs

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Alphabet can now offer live, real-time access to online service booking systems for BMW vehicles under its Teleservices connected car initiative.

Pricing and specs revealed for new Renault Mégane Sport Tourer

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Renault’s new Mégane Sport Tourer will be priced from £18,550 when it goes on sale on 1 December, and will bring emissions starting from 96g/km plus new technologies including 4Control four-wheel-steering.

Florette to tackle grey fleet usage under TCH Leasing sole supply deal

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Salads and vegetables producer Florette has awarded TCH Leasing a three-year sole supplier agreement to manage its mixed fleet, including a remit to reduce the number of grey fleet drivers.

Avis report looks at how connected cars will revolutionise car rental industry

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The benefits of connected cars and their implications for the car rental and wider automotive industries have come under focus in a new report from Avis Car Rental. 

Addison Lee invests £17m in new Ford Galaxy MPVs

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Private hire firm Addison Lee has purchased 550 new Ford Galaxy people carriers, worth £17m, as it renews 12% of its fleet.

Fleet values up 6.8% in October, reports Manheim

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Ex-fleet car values at Manheim saw a rise in October, with values up for prestige and volume brands while demand for SUVs also increased.

Europcar to create ‘largest privately owned fleet of hydrogen cars’

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Europcar is taking delivery of several Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell cars for its fleet after securing a €200,000 OLEV grant.

South East motorway and A-road network highest for death and serious injury

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For the first time, the South East has become the area with highest rate of death and serious injury on the British network of motorways and A roads outside urban cores.


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