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Today in Fleet: Thursday 4 May

All the key news in fleet…

Fuel pump

Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s have cut fuel prices by 2ppl for diesel and 1ppl for unleaded.

Supermarkets cut pump prices
 
Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s have cut fuel prices by 2ppl for diesel and 1ppl for unleaded across their networks, following a fall in wholesale costs.

Asda has not implemented the pricing cut, saying it consistently offers drivers the lowest fuel prices nationwide with a current national price cap of 113.7ppl on unleaded and 115.7ppl on diesel.

The price cuts come as RAC Fuel Watch data for April shows the UK average price of unleaded went up 1.44p a litre to 118.85p and the average diesel price by 1.17p to 120.53p.

ATS

Jess Jones, head of national fleets, ATS Euromaster.

New head of national fleets at ATS Euromaster

Jess Jones has joined ATS Euromaster as head of national fleets as the firm pushes ahead with plans to offer drivers the same personalised experience as retail customers.

Jones will spearhead new developments, including expanding ATS Euromaster’s mobile inspection service for national fleets, and gathering information that will allow more accurate demand forecasting to improve tyre stock availability. A new app is also planned and will enable drivers to book appointments using their smartphone.

ecc

The updated app is available for the first time on Android and iOS systems.

Enhanced Enterprise Car Club app launches 

Enterprise Car Club has updated its mobile app to provide enhanced features and accessibility.

Available for the first time on Android as well as iOS, the app now enables people with both business and personal accounts to find the car they need at and access the vehicle with their mobile phone.

Enterprise Car Club has also enhanced its website to offer similar functionality, including the improved search and booking tools.

prius

Toyota Prius has gained 4% in value in 2017.

Prius Values gain more than 4% in 2017

Latest data from the Glass’s Editorial indicates that Toyota Prius values have risen since the start of the year.

The figures show that residual values for the model at three years/60,000 miles have increased from 46.4% at the start of January to 45.7% in February and 50.9% for the start of March.

Glass’s added that research with buyers and dealer groups indicates there is strong retail demand for the previous two generations of Prius, which has now impacted into latest model value increases – although it’s unclear whether this is a result of the diesel backlash or due to growing popularity of hybrids.

3008

On-road testing of fully autonomous Peugeot 3008 SUVs starts this autumn.

Driverless Peugeot 3008s to take to roads in Singapore

On-road testing of fully autonomous Peugeot 3008 SUVs is to start in Singapore this autumn under a new partnership with Nutonomy.

Groupe PSA’s deal with the MIT spin-off technology startup will see self-driving software and sensor systems fitted to the new 3008 – recently named 2017 European Car of the Year – with the plans to roll out the trial to other cities worldwide.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

One Comment

  • Today in Fleet: Monday 8 May08. May, 2017

    […] of up to 2ppl for diesel and unleaded after oil prices fell sharply Thursday. The news follows Wednesday’s move to cut 2ppl off diesel and 1ppl for unleaded. However, Tesco, which also dropped its prices Wednesday, has not announced a further […]