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Alex Grant

Spotlight: Audi A4

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Advanced connectivity and electrified drivetrains are the headlines for the heavily-updated A4 range, explains Alex Grant.

Changing habits: The promise of flexible mobility for businesses

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The emergence of flexible mobility is promising convenient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternatives to the traditional fleet. Alex Grant finds out how well today’s services stack … Read More »

EVs no longer just a rational choice, research shows

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Driver appeal for electric vehicles has become as important a reason for switching out of petrol and diesel models as financial and environmental savings, according to … Read More »

RDE2 engines but no diesel PHEV for updated Audi Q7

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Audi has dropped the diesel plug-in hybrid from the updated Q7 line-up, readying a petrol alternative said to be more in tune with global tastes, alongside … Read More »

Renault predicts mainstream UK role for new hybrids

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Renault sees potential for its forthcoming hybrid and plug-in hybrid technology as a way to differentiate its products and support growth in retail and ‘true fleet’ … Read More »

First Drive: Renault Clio

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The fifth-generation Clio feels well equipped for a shifting fleet market, says Alex Grant.

Fiat spots opportunities for affordable EV

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Fiat is working towards an electric supermini priced in line with petrol or diesel models, seeing a role for itself in making the technology more accessible … Read More »

WLTP unfairly advantaging petrol engines, study shows

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The new WLTP test cycle is significantly underestimating the real-world fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of petrol vehicles, according to Emissions Analytics, potentially over-incentivising them against … Read More »

Road Test: Nissan Micra N-Sport

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The sports-tuned Micra debuts a couple of significant new engines, explains Alex Grant.

Spotlight: Ford Kuga

2 months ago / 0 comments

Larger, sportier and with a plug-in hybrid version, the new Kuga feels well placed to continue Ford’s SUV momentum, explains Alex Grant.

New Audi A4 to gain ‘mild hybrid’ diesels

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Audi’s heavily updated A4 line-up will offer richer connectivity and new ‘mild hybrid’ petrol and diesel engines, the carmaker has confirmed, with ordering due to start … Read More »

A home for hydrogen?

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A collaborative project in Swindon is tasking hydrogen fuel cell cars with the rigours of a life on fleet. Alex Grant dropped in to find out … Read More »

Innovation: Renault e-Tech hybrid technology

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Renault’s e-Tech hybrid technology debuts next year in the Clio. Alex Grant looks at how the technology is expected to command a diesel-like share of the … Read More »

Spotlight: Renault Clio

3 months ago / 0 comments

Despite evolutionary styling, Renault’s fifth-generation Clio is an all-new car with some innovative fleet-focused technology up its sleeve, as Alex Grant explains.

Interview: ALD’s Matt Dale on the need for forward fleet thinking

3 months ago / 0 comments

ALD Automotive is working closely with fleets to help them make sense of an ever-evolving landscape – and head of consultancy, Matt Dale, says there’s no … Read More »

Spotlight: Jaguar XE

3 months ago / 0 comments

With a segment-first RDE2-compliant diesel engine and significant step up in interior quality, the updated Jaguar XE is renewing its focus on fleets. By Alex Grant.

ALD launches fully digital all-employee car scheme

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ALD Automotive has launched a fully digital employee car scheme for corporate customers, designed as a complementary, low-admin proposition alongside traditional company car schemes.

One in five Mondeos are hybrids, says Ford

4 months ago / 0 comments

Ford recorded a ten-fold year-on-year increase in Mondeo Hybrid registrations during 2018, reaching 10,000 units across Europe, as rising costs and political pressure continued to erode … Read More »

New Ford Kuga to include 29g/km plug-in hybrid

4 months ago / 0 comments

Ford’s all-new Kuga SUV will include three ‘electrified’ drivetrains, including a plug-in hybrid with CO2 emissions from 29g/km, alongside petrol and diesel versions.

FCA developing plug-in services for fleets

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is developing a suite of services to support its forthcoming plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, while aiming to offer fleets total cost … Read More »

SsangYong eyes fleet growth following 2018 restructure

4 months ago / 0 comments

SsangYong is looking to almost triple its UK sales to 10,000 units, supported by the new Korando SUV, electric vehicles and a growing focus on fleet … Read More »

Electrification could mean an end for diesel Clio, says Renault

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Renault is expecting to gradually phase out diesel engines from the new Clio, predicting demand for its new hybrid system could be as high as diesel … Read More »

Road Test: Renault Kadjar

5 months ago / 0 comments

New engines and a focus on aesthetics should give the Kadjar a boost, reckons Alex Grant.

Nissan readies electric SUV as EV demand grows

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Nissan is readying a range of ‘electrified’ SUVs, including a standalone battery-electric model, following strong demand for its second-generation Leaf.

NCAP-inspired database ranks vehicles on NOx emissions

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Fleets and policymakers can now access at-a-glance information about vehicles’ NOx emissions in urban use, aimed at helping cities with poor air quality to meet legal … Read More »

Jaguar targets fleets with updated, RDE2-compliant XE saloon

5 months ago / 0 comments

Jaguar is renewing its focus on SME fleets, launching an updated version of the XE compact executive saloon with the first RDE2-compliant diesel engine in its … Read More »

Charging points a ‘natural’ extension of vehicle leasing

5 months ago / 0 comments

Leasing companies could play a significant role in supporting electric vehicle uptake among fleets by funding charging points as an extension of the vehicle lease, according … Read More »

Nissan to support high-power UK charging network

6 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan is working with infrastructure partners to deploy high-power electric vehicle charging points along major European routes, including the UK’s Electric Highway network, ahead of the … Read More »

SME fleets to underpin Lexus UK sales growth

6 months ago / 0 comments

Lexus is focusing on SMEs with its new models, seeing small fleets as a vital part of plans to increase its UK sales around 33% over … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf SV

7 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen’s space-efficient compact MPV deserves wider recognition, reckons Alex Grant.