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Alex Grant

First WLTP results spell near-future tax burden for fleets

4 days ago / 0 comments

Vehicles re-tested under the new WLTP fuel economy cycle are recording “greater than expected” increases in CO2 emissions when figures are converted back to NEDC, JATO … Read More »

LA Motor Show preview for new Mazda6

5 days ago / 0 comments

The Mazda6 will get updated styling, premium interior upgrades and new technology as part of a heavy upgrade due next year.

Road Test: Smart ForFour Electric Drive

6 days ago / 0 comments

Smart’s first four-seat EV is clever, but compromised, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Kia Stonic

7 days ago / 0 comments

The Stonic gives Kia a conventional sub-Sportage crossover, at last, explains Alex Grant.

DfT clarifies 2040 ‘electric vehicle’ sales ambitions

1 week ago / 0 comments

All cars and vans sold in the UK from 2040 will need at least full hybrid technology and the ability to drive only using electricity, the … Read More »

Mazda engines to target sub-EV CO2 emissions

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Mazda is targeting a combustion engine with lower well-to-wheel CO2 emissions than an electric vehicle, as part of a suite of fuel-saving solutions to cater for … Read More »

Road Test: Audi A5 Cabriolet

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

A familiar concept with some new tricks up its sleeve, says Alex Grant.

Nissan takes steps towards easier EV charging

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Nissan is assessing locations for additional rapid charging points across the UK, with a view to supporting drivers without off-street parking and reducing bottlenecks in the … Read More »

First autonomous cars due on UK roads in 2021

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The UK government is investing £200m to bring autonomous vehicle R&D to the UK, anticipating that the first cars will reach the market within four years.

No single solution to fleet fuel needs, says Hyundai

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Hyundai is preparing hybrid and electric versions of its core models, but doesn’t see diesel engines losing much favour with fleets even with potential company car … Read More »

Eon confirms pan-European EV charging, with solutions for fleets

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Utility company, Eon, has launched a Europe-wide electric mobility initiative, including ultra-fast workplace charging points and a network enabling EV drivers to get from the UK … Read More »

Interview: Benoit Dilly, Arval UK

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Following a period of huge growth, Arval UK is out to broaden its offer for customers and hang on to market share despite large challenges facing … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Passat 1.4 TSI ACT

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Petrol power returns to the Passat, but is it a step too far for fleets? Alex Grant finds out.

Annual road death figures static since 2012, says DfT

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Road deaths have stagnated for the fifth year running, according to the latest Department for Transport figures.

Electric Highway to include forecourt charging from next year

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Ecotricity’s Electric Highway rapid charging network is to roll out 30 “electricity pumps” on fuel forecourts across London next year, targeting key commuter points on the … Read More »

Plans unchanged at Citroën, despite GM acquisition, says brand CEO

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Citroën is not altering its position within the PSA Group following the Vauxhall/Opel acquisition earlier this year, according to CEO Linda Jackson, explaining that additional volume would … Read More »

Citroën reveals subtler, more comfortable new C4 Cactus

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Citroën will launch a heavily updated version of the C4 Cactus early next year, with toned down styling and a step up in refinement and comfort … Read More »

Lexus flagship to debut autonomous driving in 2020

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Lexus has revealed a concept version of the next LS luxury saloon at the Tokyo Motor Show, confirming that the production version will debut fully automated … Read More »

Toyota plans long-range electric future

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Toyota is sticking with hydrogen fuel cell technology despite pressing ahead with research into longer-range solid-state batteries, revealing two concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show to … Read More »

Mitsubishi revives Evolution range, as an EV

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has revived its Evolution high-performance line with a fully-electric crossover, revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Mazda concepts hint at next 3 and 6

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Mazda has previewed its next-generation 3 and 6 models, outlining a product strategy which will combine more efficient combustion engines with electrification technology.

Concerns expressed about post-Brexit air quality standards

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

The UK Government must take more responsibility for air quality, even after leaving the European Union, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has warned, labelling … Read More »

First Drive: Alfa Romeo Stelvio

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Is Alfa’s first SUV a brand extension too far? Alex Grant doesn’t think so.

Hyundai reveals first of all-new petrol and diesel range

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has revealed the first of a new generation of petrol and diesel engines, claiming conventional powertrains will still have a strong market … Read More »

Littering motorists to face new £150 fines

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Fines for littering are to be raised next April, including new powers for councils to penalise owners of vehicles from which litter has been thrown, even … Read More »

OpRA rules could leave drivers facing back tax, fleets warned

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Company car drivers could face demands for back tax from HM Revenue and Customs, as a result of complexities of the Operational Remuneration Arrangements (OpRA) rules … Read More »

Manchester to host two-day electric car event

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Manchester is to host a free two-day electric vehicle event aimed at stakeholders, SMEs and drivers, run by charging solutions supplier Franklin Energy and parking operator … Read More »

UK time zone reform could boost business post Brexit, says RoSPA

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Moving the UK’s time zone forward by an hour could save thousands of lives and benefit British businesses after Brexit, according to new research.

London T-Charge should apply to more diesels, says ClientEarth

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

London’s £10 T-Charge, aimed at discouraging older vehicles from being brought into the city centre, doesn’t go far enough to tackle the problem of pollution in … Read More »

Road Test: Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel

1 month ago / 0 comments

Porsche’s luxury saloon has developed into an incredibly capable all-rounder, reckons Alex Grant.

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