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Alex Grant

Going mainstream: The outlook for EVs

9 hours 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 »

New Octavia to spearhead Škoda’s plug-in range

7 days 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

3 weeks 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.

First Drive: SsangYong Korando

2 months ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Vauxhall Astra

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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 »

National park fleet begins EV switchover with Hyundai Kona

4 months 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 »

Spotlight: Audi A4

4 months ago / 0 comments

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

4 months ago / 0 comments

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

5 months ago / 0 comments

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

5 months ago / 0 comments

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

5 months ago / 0 comments

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

5 months ago / 0 comments

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

Fiat spots opportunities for affordable EV

5 months ago / 0 comments

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

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

Spotlight: Ford Kuga

6 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

6 months ago / 0 comments

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?

7 months ago / 0 comments

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

7 months ago / 0 comments

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

7 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

7 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

7 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

8 months ago / 0 comments

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

8 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

8 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

8 months ago / 0 comments

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

9 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 »