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Alex Grant

C40 Recharge will be first EV-only Volvo

2 months ago / 0 comments

Volvo will launch its first ever electric-only model this summer; a coupé-SUV which indirectly replaces the V40 hatchback, and will only be sold online.

First Drive: Fiat’s electric 500

5 months ago / 0 comments

Improvements to Fiat’s best-seller go deeper than its electric powertrain, says Alex Grant.

Hyundai-Kia boosts EV roll-out with dedicated platform

5 months ago / 0 comments

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) is accelerating its electrification plans from next year with a dedicated, modular electric vehicle platform, providing more than 300 miles of range, … Read More »

Personal mobility vital post-Covid, says Fiat

6 months ago / 0 comments

Fiat is predicting “overwhelming” changes for the car industry following the Covid-19 pandemic, with an accelerated transition towards individual mobility solutions, flexible ownership models and electrification.

Spotlight: Ford Mustang Mach-E

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ford wants to shift expectations of electric vehicles with its battery-powered, Mustang-inspired SUV. And there’s more to it than marketing, as Alex Grant explains.

Fleet World Fleet: BMW 330e M Sport

1 year ago / 0 comments

Alex Grant tests the parking system in the BMW in his second report. At 4.7 metres, our 330e is only marginally shorter end to end than … Read More »

Road test: BMW X6 xDrive30d M Sport

1 year ago / 0 comments

Can the segment-defining X6 fend off a raft of new coupe-SUVs? Alex Grant finds out.

Plug-ins a ‘massive’ fleet opportunity, says Vauxhall

1 year ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall sees its electric and plug-in hybrid cars and vans as a “massive opportunity” to attract new fleet customers, helped by a broadening product offer and … Read More »

Byton electric SUV sets sights on UK fleets

1 year ago / 0 comments

Chinese carmaker Byton has begun talks with fleet finance companies and dealer groups in the UK, ahead of launching right-hand drive versions of the electric M-Byte … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Corsa

1 year ago / 0 comments

The fifth generation of a household name is now equipped for a new era. By Alex Grant.

Fleet World Fleet: BMW 330e M Sport

1 year ago / 0 comments

Alex Grant takes the keys for our new 330e plug-in hybrid long-termer. With the Government changing the goalposts on the phasing out of combustion engines this … Read More »

Strategic support vital for UK all-electric sales goals, says Ford

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Government must support close co-operation with stakeholders and provide infrastructure and incentives if it is to end the sale of combustion-engined vehicles in the early … Read More »

New technology to re-shape EV charging, says Delta-EE

1 year ago / 0 comments

Europe’s electric vehicle charging sector is set for rapid change during the next five years, driven by new technology and customer demands for convenience, according to … Read More »

Leasys UK puts focus on flexibility for ongoing growth

1 year ago / 0 comments

Leasys, the mobility subsidiary of FCA Bank, is to extend its portfolio of long- and short-term vehicle solutions in the UK, aiming to grow its fleet … Read More »

Fleet World Fleet: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 4hS

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Outlander PHEV continues to make a strong case for plug-in hybrids, says Alex Grant in his final report. It’s just over a year since OLEV … Read More »

BMW software update to add built-in dashcam

1 year ago / 0 comments

BMW has introduced a built-in dashcam function for its latest models, utilising the parking cameras, and will offer it as a backdated option for older vehicles … Read More »

Fleet World Fleet: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 4hS

1 year ago / 0 comments

Is a PHEV a half-way house to an EV? Alex Grant ponders.

New Octavia to spearhead Škoda’s plug-in range

1 year ago / 0 comments

Škoda’s new Octavia line-up will include two plug-in hybrids predicted to take up to a third of UK volume – with renewed Benefit-in-Kind incentives next April … Read More »

Testing Times: How fleets are faring from the switch to WLTP

1 year ago / 0 comments

Two years into the transition to the tougher WLTP fuel economy test, and there are few signs that the dust is settling. Alex Grant reports.

Fleet World Fleet: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 4hS

2 years ago / 0 comments

Alex Grant looks to dispel some popular myths on PHEVs. Seven months into life with a plug-in hybrid and I’ve discovered an unexpected, repetitive aspect to … Read More »

Going mainstream: The outlook for EVs

2 years ago / 0 comments

Long-awaited Company Car Tax reform could be about to create favourable conditions for accelerated electric vehicle demand in the UK, but there are still hurdles ahead. … Read More »

Jargon Busting: A Guide to the Latest

2 years ago / 0 comments

From WLTP to CAFE, there are a wealth of automotive-related terms that fleets need to be aware of. By Alex Grant.

First Drive: SsangYong Korando

2 years ago / 0 comments

Korando is a worthy leftfield option in the crowded Qashqai class, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: Vauxhall Astra

2 years ago / 0 comments

Efficient RDE2 diesels should re-sharpen the Astra’s fleet appeal, says Alex Grant.

Interview: Mitsubishi MD Rob Lindley on the PHEV that broke the mould

2 years ago / 0 comments

Having exponentially increased its fleet share with the ground-breaking Outlander PHEV, Mitsubishi Motors UK managing director, Rob Lindley, sees no reason to start following the crowd. … Read More »

SsangYong’s electric SUV aims for the mainstream

2 years ago / 1 comments

SsangYong sees its forthcoming electric Korando SUV as a significant brand awareness opportunity in the UK, targeting high-value and a long range to position it as … Read More »

Vauxhall axes Insignia estate

2 years ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall is discontinuing the Insignia Sports Tourer in the UK, claiming its traditional fleet-weighted customer base is increasingly downsizing to the Astra estate, Grandland X SUV … Read More »

Fleet World Fleet: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 4hS

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Outlander PHEV proves its practicality to Alex Grant.

Fleet World Fleet: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 4hS

2 years ago / 0 comments

When correctly used, plug-ins can make for far better driving behaviour, says Alex Grant. Plug-ins make better drivers. Drive one for any length of time and, … Read More »

National park fleet begins EV switchover with Hyundai Kona

2 years ago / 0 comments

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has replaced two diesel pool vehicles with Hyundai Kona electric cars supplied with renewable energy produced on-site, claiming their range is … Read More »