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Alex Grant

Minutes to Midnight: Saving the Company Car

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Under unprecedented pressure, the UK’s vital company car sector needs urgent action from Government to avoid irreparable damage. And the clock is ticking, explains Alex Grant.

New website to find London’s EV charging hotspots

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Londoners are being asked to suggest locations for electric vehicle charging points, via a new website launched by the Source London network.

Wales outlines low-CO2 transport plans

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The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on reducing carbon emissions, with lower speed limits, measures to drive ULEV uptake, and a decarbonised bus and taxi … Read More »

Interview: David Brennan, CEO, Nexus Vehicle Rental

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Uncertain economic conditions are driving a booming rental market in the UK. And Nexus Vehicle Rental CEO, David Brennan, reckons it’s signs of a new way … Read More »

Daimler developing multi-marque car sharing solution

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Daimler is launching technology that could underpin a multi-marque car sharing solution for fleets, powered by its Connect Business telematics system.

BMW completes WLTP re-testing

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BMW Group has re-tested its entire model range under the new WLTP test cycle ahead of the September deadline, and has stressed that it can offer … Read More »

TfL to axe hybrid Congestion Charge exemption in 2019

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Transport for London is proposing tightening Congestion Charge exemption criteria from April 2019, including removing discounts for hybrids and private hire vehicles.

UK’s first ultra-fast chargers to go live within months

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The UK’s first ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers are to go live within months, capable of adding 100 miles of range per ten minutes plugged in and … Read More »

Government to clarify petrol and diesel bans within days

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The UK Government is set to release its delayed ‘Road to Zero’ plan later this month, likely to confirm that only plug-in hybrid, electric and hydrogen … Read More »

First Drive: Peugeot 508

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Peugeot goes premium with the new 508 – and convincingly, too. By Alex Grant.

Volkswagen previews Polo-sized SUV

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Volkswagen is extending its SUV line-up with a Juke-sized model called the T-Cross, set to break cover in the autumn.

Petrol Minis to get particulate filters

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Mini is adding petrol particulate filters across its range, as part of upgrade measures for new models manufactured from July onwards.

BP to acquire Chargemaster

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Chargemaster is to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of BP, as the fuel company looks to roll out a network of ultra-fast electric vehicle charging points at … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf SV GT 1.5 TSI Evo (150PS) DSG

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

Interview: Ford’s fleet learning process

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In a rapidly changing market, Ford UK’s director of fleet operations, Owen Gregory, is finding new ways to keep businesses moving. By Alex Grant.

Fleets warned about flawed anti-diesel policies

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Fleets and policymakers are being told not to take a blanket anti-diesel approach, as leasing statistics show a widespread move towards potentially more polluting, higher CO2, … Read More »

Toyota to replace Avensis with hybrid Camry

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Toyota is reintroducing the Camry saloon to the UK as a hybrid-only range, indirectly replacing the Avensis and taking its presence in the D-segment upmarket.

UK cities call for earlier petrol and diesel ban

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City leaders from across the UK are calling on Government to bring forward the ban on pure petrol and diesel vehicle sales to 2030, as part … Read More »

First Drive: Volvo V90 D4 Ocean Race

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Behind yacht-inspired styling cues, the top-spec V90 is a great work tool, reckons Alex Grant.

Mazda questions near-future EV benefits

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Mazda sees electric vehicles offering less near-future potential for cutting CO2 emissions than improvements to combustion engines, owing to the way the energy is generated.

No diesel for Jeep’s Euro-focused city SUV

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Jeep is to begin phasing out diesel engines from 2020, with its forthcoming Europe-focused sub-Renegade SUV set to launch with only petrol or alternative drivetrains in … Read More »

Road Test: MG ZS Exclusive

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MG sees its new SUV as an inroad into fleet – Alex Grant reckons it stands a good chance.

Masternaut restructure puts the focus on real-time data

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Telematics and fleet management company, Masternaut, is re-shaping its operations to focus on software rather than hardware, aimed at helping businesses and Governments better utilise fleets’ … Read More »

Land Rover moves Discovery production to Slovakia

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Land Rover is moving production of the Discovery to its new factory in Slovakia, ending almost 30 years of production of the SUV in Solihull.

Concerns raised over WLTP deadlines

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The Department for Transport will not synchronise the publication of fuel economy and CO2 emissions data from the tougher new WLTP test cycle, raising concerns that … Read More »

Kia Niro EV to offer 280-mile range

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Kia’s forthcoming electric Niro SUV will offer a range of up to 280 miles when it launches in the UK next year, according to details released … Read More »

BMW reveals new X5 SUV

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BMW’s fourth-generation X5 will go on sale in the UK later this month, priced from £56,710 on the road.

Apple opens CarPlay to Google Maps and Waze

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Apple CarPlay will be able to stream third-party navigation apps, such as Google Maps or Waze, when the company rolls out its next operating system update … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.4 TSI ACT SE Nav

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Is the seven-seat Tiguan a genuine MPV alternative? Alex Grant isn't convinced. This slideshow requires JavaScript. SECTOR Large SUV PRICE £29,370 FUEL 46.3mpg CO2 137g/km In the ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler to phase out diesel by 2021

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Fiat Chrysler has become the latest carmaker to call time on diesels in Europe with plans to ditch diesels across its car line-up by 2021, citing … Read More »