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Alex Grant

Road test: BMW X6 xDrive30d M Sport

4 months ago / 0 comments

Can the segment-defining X6 fend off a raft of new coupe-SUVs? Alex Grant finds out.

Plug-ins a ‘massive’ fleet opportunity, says Vauxhall

4 months ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall sees its electric and plug-in hybrid cars and vans as a “massive opportunity” to attract new fleet customers, helped by a broadening product offer and … Read More »

Byton electric SUV sets sights on UK fleets

4 months ago / 0 comments

Chinese carmaker Byton has begun talks with fleet finance companies and dealer groups in the UK, ahead of launching right-hand drive versions of the electric M-Byte … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Corsa

4 months ago / 0 comments

The fifth generation of a household name is now equipped for a new era. By Alex Grant.

Strategic support vital for UK all-electric sales goals, says Ford

5 months ago / 0 comments

The Government must support close co-operation with stakeholders and provide infrastructure and incentives if it is to end the sale of combustion-engined vehicles in the early … Read More »

New technology to re-shape EV charging, says Delta-EE

6 months ago / 0 comments

Europe’s electric vehicle charging sector is set for rapid change during the next five years, driven by new technology and customer demands for convenience, according to … Read More »

Leasys UK puts focus on flexibility for ongoing growth

6 months ago / 0 comments

Leasys, the mobility subsidiary of FCA Bank, is to extend its portfolio of long- and short-term vehicle solutions in the UK, aiming to grow its fleet … Read More »

BMW software update to add built-in dashcam

7 months ago / 0 comments

BMW has introduced a built-in dashcam function for its latest models, utilising the parking cameras, and will offer it as a backdated option for older vehicles … Read More »

New Octavia to spearhead Škoda’s plug-in range

8 months 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

9 months 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.

Going mainstream: The outlook for EVs

9 months 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 »

Jargon Busting: A Guide to the Latest

9 months ago / 0 comments

From WLTP to CAFE, there are a wealth of automotive-related terms that fleets need to be aware of. By Alex Grant.

First Drive: SsangYong Korando

10 months ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Vauxhall Astra

10 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

10 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

11 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

11 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

12 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

12 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Fiat spots opportunities for affordable EV

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Spotlight: Ford Kuga

1 year 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

1 year 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?

1 year 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 »