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Alex Grant

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

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This week's top fleet industry stories... Europcar faces £30m repair overcharge scandal Europcar faces £30m repair overcharge scandal Europcar has admitted it may have overcharged consumers by around £30m following alleged repair overcharges. The ... Read More »

Severn tolls to be scrapped by end of 2018

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Tolls for the Severn Crossings will be abolished by the end of 2018, in a move claimed to offer a £100m boost to the Welsh economy, and save motorists over £1,400 per year.

EU Commissioner: remove non-compliant diesels from the road

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Transport ministers across Europe are being warned that they need to take more action on non-compliant diesel vehicles, including removing them from sale, to curb inner-city pollution.

Value of ‘Big Data’ could cut telematics roll-out costs

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Capitalising on the financial value of data collected by telematics systems could dramatically lower, or even offset, the cost for fleets rolling out the technology, according to supplier Geotab.

Daimler to offer NOx-reducing software update for 3m diesels

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Daimler will offer a free software upgrade for around three million diesel vehicles, said to curb harmful nitrogen-oxide (NOx) emissions in real-world use.

Daimler readying multi-marque telematics solution

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Daimler will launch a multi-marque telematics solution for fleet managers at the end of the year, building on the driver-focused ‘Me Connect’ system, offered since 2014.

Jaguar E-Pace crossover to rival Evoque

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Jaguar is to enter the compact crossover class later this year, with the new E-Pace challenging cars such as the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Range Rover Evoque.

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

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All the key news in fleet from the last week… CMA says that fleets contesting excessive bills from Highways England contractors can achieve five-figure savings. Fleets overpaying millions on inflated highways repair bills The plight ... Read More »

Today in Fleet – Friday 14 July

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Road Test: Skoda Kodiaq Edition 2.0 TDI (150PS) DSG 4×4

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Skoda practicality in a fashionable SUV – the Kodiaq can’t go far wrong, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Vauxhall Mokka X Elite 1.6 CDTi (136PS)

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Vauxhall’s first crossover has done well by stradding segments – but does it still have a role in a growing line-up? Alex Grant finds out.

Road Test: Renault Clio Dynamique S Nav dCi 110

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The Clio feels a class above with its new Megane-sourced diesel drivetrain, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Renault Megane Sport Tourer GT Nav

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RenaultSport’s first rework of the new Megane is appealing, but stuck in a grey area, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Infiniti QX30 Premium Tech

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Infiniti’s compact crossover would benefit from being a little more clearly defined, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Infiniti Q60 2.0t Premium Tech

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An appealing compact executive coupe, with a problematic hole in the range, explains Alex Grant.

Volvo to launch five fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021

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Volvo’s line-up will gain five fully electric cars – including two high-performance models – by 2021 in line with its plans to use electric motors in all cars from 2019.

Thinking big: the potential for ‘Big Data’

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The arrival of the ‘Big Data’ era poses plenty of advantages for fleets, but with plenty of challenges too, as delegates at ACFO’s Spring Seminar discovered. Alex Grant reports.

Road Test: Renault Twingo GT

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Is this RenaultSport-tuned Twingo a 5 Maxi Turbo for the 21st century? Alex Grant finds out.

Road test: SEAT Ibiza

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Previewing a new generation of products, the Ibiza is a class act, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: BMW 5 Series Touring

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There are few moments where you’d feel short-changed by BMW’s executive estate, reckons Alex Grant.