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Alex Grant

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz E 220 d AMG Line

1 year ago / 2 comments

The new E-Class is head and shoulders above its rivals, reckons Alex Grant.

Updated Tesla Model S offers 380-mile range

1 year ago / 0 comments

Tesla has added its biggest battery yet to the Model S and Model X electric luxury cars, and is offering existing owners the ability to upgrade … Read More »

Delivery disruption possible as VW faces parts supply dispute

1 year ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen is working to avoid disrupted deliveries of the Golf and Passat after two of its parts suppliers suspended deliveries to key factories in Germany.

Road Test: Lexus RC 200t F-Sport

1 year ago / 0 comments

Alex Grant considers the company car appeal of the RC’s non-hybrid option.

Road Test: Kia Optima ‘4’ 1.7 CRDi DCT

1 year ago / 0 comments

Kia’s stylish family saloon has become a credible alternative, reckons Alex Grant.

Powerstar fleet to be 100% electric by 2018

1 year ago / 0 comments

Energy storage specialist Powerstar has deployed four electric vehicles, with aims to convert its entire fleet by 2018.

Range Rover Sport to get four-cylinder diesel

1 year ago / 0 comments

Land Rover is launching the first Range Rover Sport with a four-cylinder diesel engine, which brings pricing under £60,000.

Infiniti prioritises efficient petrol engines

1 year ago / 0 comments

Infiniti has developed a production first petrol engine technology said to offer high performance and economy without requiring electrification.

Honda previews 2017 Civic hatchback

1 year ago / 0 comments

Honda has revealed the 10th-generation Civic hatchback, as the first Swindon-built production models are shipped to the North American market.

UK to get network of EV charging hubs

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fleets will soon have access to a network of electric vehicle charging hubs, offering retail and business facilities while drivers top up, and the first two … Read More »

Free webtool shows fleet business case for EV switch

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fleets across Europe are being offered a free webtool which enables them to find the business case for using electric vehicles, based on a huge range … Read More »

Suzuki reveals new S-Cross and Ignis

1 year ago / 0 comments

Suzuki will unveil two new crossovers at the Paris Motor Show next month; a refreshed version of the S-Cross, and the new Ignis which launches in … Read More »

First Drive: Audi Q2

1 year ago / 0 comments

Is Audi’s Juke-sized crossover all style and no substance? Alex Grant finds out.

Audi Q2 available to order, priced from £22,380

1 year ago / 0 comments

Audi’s first compact crossover, the Q2, is available to order, priced from £22,380 with CO2 emissions from 114g/km.

Rising BiK is slowing demand for company cars, says BVRLA

1 year ago / 0 comments

Government tax policy could be encouraging drivers to take a cash allowance and use their own vehicles instead of opting for a company car, according to … Read More »

Road Test: Jaguar F-Pace Portfolio 2.0d AWD Auto

1 year ago / 0 comments

Undoubtedly desirable, does the F-Pace strike the right balance between sports and utility? Alex Grant finds out.

Problems shared – How connected cars will benefit driver safety

1 year ago / 0 comments

As the first car-to-X system comes to market, Alex Grant explains how connectivity is making use of familiar technology to improve safety for drivers.

Strong 2016 for Lex Autolease

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Lex Autolease fleet grew by more than 12,000 vehicles (+3.9%) in the first six months of 2016, with a large uptake from SMEs, the company … Read More »

London Assembly says air quality plans should be stricter on diesels

1 year ago / 0 comments

Plans to introduce clean air zones and diesel scrappage schemes to curb pollution in London should be stricter against diesels, the London Assembly Environment Committee has … Read More »

Code of Practice to aid safety system calibration

1 year ago / 1 comments

Thatcham Research has launched a code of practice for recalibrating sensors for driver assistance systems after a windscreen replacement.

BMW app links car and smartphone to cut lateness and stress

1 year ago / 0 comments

BMW is linking its drivers’ cars and smartphones with a new app designed to simplify navigation and avoid lateness.

Nissan bolsters UK fleet team

1 year ago / 0 comments

Nissan has restructured and increased the size of its Corporate Sales team, in a move aimed at improving the brand’s customer experience and reputation.

Apple adds Parkopedia data to maps app

1 year ago / 0 comments

Parkopedia’s live data and reservations for 40 million global parking spaces will be available in the next version of Apple Maps, the provider has announced.

Workplace parking saves employees £1,500 a year

1 year ago / 0 comments

Alphabet is advising businesses not to overlook the value of free workplace parking, which could amount to a tax-free financial boost averaging £1,500 per year according … Read More »

Speeding, not smartphones, tops UK drivers’ accident risk poll

1 year ago / 0 comments

Speeding is seen as the biggest cause of accidents in the UK, beating mobile phone use in a recent survey of 10,000 British drivers.

BMW shows first images of new 5 Series being tested

1 year ago / 0 comments

BMW has given the first visual clues of its next-generation 5 Series, which is due to go on sale next year.

BVRLA publishes latest funding guide for fleets

1 year ago / 0 comments

The BVRLA has published the latest version of the Guide to Vehicle Funding, which offers advice for fleets and consumers looking to finance their next cars … Read More »

EST launches free fleet analysis

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Energy Saving Trust is launching a free fleet analysis aimed at identifying ways to save the £1bn of fuel it claims are wasted by English … Read More »

Daimler to merge Hailo into its Mytaxi hailing service

1 year ago / 1 comments

Daimler is to merge taxi hailing app Hailo into its Mytaxi e-hailing service, creating what’s said to be the largest mobility business of its kind in … Read More »

Tesla confirms two new models and car sharing scheme

1 year ago / 0 comments

Tesla is to launch a compact SUV, pickup truck and two heavy-duty vehicles, alongside a suite of mobility solutions, according to founder and CEO, Elon Musk.