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Alex Grant

First Drive: Citroën C5 Aircross

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There’s more to Citroën’s flagship SUV than concept car styling, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: Audi Q8

2 days ago / 0 comments

Alex Grant weighs up the pros and cons of Audi’s imposing coupé-SUV.

Road Test: Alpina D5 S

3 days ago / 0 comments

Alpina’s fine-tuned 5 Series is an uncompromisingly capable executive car, explains Alex Grant.

First Drive: Skoda Fabia

3 days ago / 0 comments

In a growing Skoda line-up, does the familiar Fabia still impress? Alex Grant finds out.

Road Test: MG3

4 days ago / 0 comments

MG has injected some much-needed modernity into its entry-level model, says Alex Grant.

Road test: Kia Sportage

1 week ago / 0 comments

There are some notable new diesel options behind Kia’s refreshed best-seller, explains Alex Grant.

Tech Spotlight: Airbubbl by Airlabs

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The enclosed cabins of your fleet vehicles might be more harmful to your drivers’ health than you realise. But there is a solution, as Alex Grant … Read More »

To connect and serve: Carmakers’ latest digital services

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

From app-based ‘digital keys’ to built-in telematics hardware, and emergency assistance, high-speed data connections are unlocking new services for fleets. Alex Grant finds out what’s available … Read More »

Interview: Seat head of fleet Peter McDonald

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

In a challenging UK market, Seat’s focus on wider appeal and straightforward interactions is reaping rewards, according to head of fleet Peter McDonald. By Alex Grant.

Volvo invests in mobile EV rapid charging startup

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Volvo Cars has invested in charging point company FreeWire Technologies, which has developed a cheaper and less labour-intensive solution for installing rapid chargers for electric vehicles.

Toyota GB appoints new head of fleet

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Stuart Ferma is to head up Toyota GB’s fleet sales operation from 1 January, replacing Neil Broad who will move to the marketing department.

Volkswagen aims for 50% SUV sales share by 2025

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen has stepped up its SUV ambitions, planning a line-up of 30 models by 2025 and expecting them to account for half of its global sales … Read More »

Almost half of cars still not WLTP tested, says Jato

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Almost half of carmakers’ model ranges were not WLTP compliant at the start of October, according to Jato Dynamics, reflected by the Europe’s lowest September registrations … Read More »

Enterprise webtool cuts cost and emissions for fleets

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Enterprise has launched a free journey-planning and booking system, which shows the relative cost and environmental impact of grey fleet, daily rental and car club vehicles … Read More »

First Drive: Hyundai Nexo

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Nexo SUV brings hydrogen fuel cells a step closer to mass market appeal, explains Alex Grant.

Electric cars step up to the challenge at 2018 MPG Marathon

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Results from the 2018 Fleet World/ALD Automotive MPG Marathon have shown fleets and drivers have never a wider choice of technologies at their disposal, just as … Read More »

Addison Lee aims for autonomous taxis by 2021

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Addison Lee Group is aiming to have autonomous vehicles on its London fleet by 2021, following a collaborative agreement with software developer Oxbotica.

Interview: Vauxhall fleet sales director James Taylor

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

One year into PSA Group ownership, the quick pace of change at Vauxhall is setting new foundations for growth, fleet sales director, James Taylor, tells Alex … Read More »

Warnings ‘Gig economy’ must meet professional fleet standards

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Companies operating in the ‘on demand’ gig economy must ensure vehicles and drivers are managed the same as any other grey fleet, FleetCheck has warned.

LeasePlan UK appoints new MD

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

LeasePlan UK managing director, Matt Dyer, has taken up a new role leading the leasing company’s operation in the United States, effective from 1 January.

Emissions Analytics to rate ‘real-world’ emissions compliance

1 month ago / 0 comments

Emissions Analytics is developing a new rating system which will identify which vehicles are likely to come close to or exceed their legal NOx and particulate … Read More »

First Drive: Kia Sorento GT-Line

1 month ago / 0 comments

The sportiest Sorento makes the most of the flagship’s latest technology, explains Alex Grant.

UK Government cuts Plug-in Car Grant

1 month ago / 0 comments

Plug-in hybrids will cease to be eligible for the UK’s Plug-in Car Grant on 12 November, under a reformed system focused on increasing uptake of electric … Read More »

Vauxhall to axe Adam and Viva as part of range refresh

1 month ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall is dropping the slow-selling Adam and Viva city cars next year, as it ramps up the launch of updated or new PSA-derived models in the … Read More »

Jeep Renegade PHEV due in 2020

1 month ago / 0 comments

Jeep is readying its plant in Melfi, Italy to build the first plug-in hybrid Renegade compact SUV, due for launch in 2020 as part of ongoing … Read More »

First Drive: Mazda6

1 month ago / 0 comments

In a tough sector, the 6 offers something a little different to the norm, says Alex Grant.

Defra hints at eight more clean air zones

1 month ago / 0 comments

Defra is requiring eight new councils to draw up plans to curb illegal air pollution, after court-ordered local monitoring showed higher levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) … Read More »

MEPs vote for tougher CO2 and ULEV sales targets

2 months ago / 0 comments

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a 20% targeted reduction in new car and van CO2 emissions between 2021 and 2025, with sub-50g/km vehicles … Read More »

BMW Group to use TomTom routing data

2 months ago / 0 comments

BMW Group is adding TomTom’s live traffic, routing and electric vehicle information services to its forthcoming vehicles, following tests which began in April.

Ford to launch first hybrid Mondeo Estate

2 months ago / 0 comments

Ford will launch a petrol hybrid version of the Mondeo estate, as part of an ‘enhanced range’ due next year.