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Alex Grant

630,000 German diesel vehicles to be recalled

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Reuters claims the recall affects Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Porsche and Volkswagen. BMW is not affected, and there is no confirmation that the Volkswagen Group's non-German brands are … Read More »

NOx 'defeat devices' unique to VW Group, says DfT report

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It follows a six-month process with 56 vehicle types tested in Germany and 37 models tested by the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) in the UK, on … Read More »

Emissions Analytics launches real-world NOx database

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The EQUA Air Quality Index, launched by Emissions Analytics, is the first time the company has made data gathered from its Portable Emissions Measurement Systems and … Read More »

Q&A: James O’Neill, UK sales manager at Ensto Chago

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Why is it important for businesses to have charging points for their plug-in company cars and vans? The evolution of ‘smart’ homes and offices means … Read More »

Volkswagen concept hints at next Touareg

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The luxury concept car, which in production form could share its platform with the latest Audi Q7, is said to offer a lounge-like interior with a … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz A 180 d Sport Executive

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Has the refreshed A-Class answered its predecessor’s criticisms? Alex Grant finds out.

Road Test: Peugeot 308 GTI 270

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Despite the muscular performance on offer, the 308 GTI makes a fairly sensible purchase, reckons Alex Grant.

Renault offers free NOx-reducing software upgrade for Euro 6b diesels

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Groupe Renault has developed a retrofit technical solution which reduces real-world NOx emissions of its Euro 6b diesel engines by up to 50%, available as a … Read More »

New data shows safety and traffic flow benefits of M62 smart motorway

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The £136m scheme, completed in 2013, monitors traffic levels and displays variable speed limits on gantry signs to keep vehicles moving, as well as feeding 24-hour … Read More »

UK to get fuel stations with on-site hydrogen production

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ITM’s technology uses surplus renewable energy to separate hydrogen from water via electrolysis, producing the fuel on-site and removing the need to have regular deliveries. The … Read More »

Road Test: Honda Civic Type R

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Beneath the lairy exterior and lunatic pace, the Type R makes a great day-to-day car, reckons Alex Grant.

Updated Tesla Model S available to order

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The updated versions feature a closed grille similar to the Model X SUV and compact executive Model 3, instead of the oval-shaped blank it had before, … Read More »

ULEVs to boost economy by £51bn if Government invests in support

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The figures are to be published in an academic report due out this week. Commissioned by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and authored by … Read More »

Safe and sound: The developments in active noise cancelling technology

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Active noise cancellation is the latest tool in the car industry’s quest to improve refinement and make cars less stressful places to be for company car … Read More »

New engines and technology for refreshed Audi A3

2 years ago / 0 comments

New models are marked out by the brand’s single-frame grille, with flatter headlights and redesigned tail lights, and Audi is offering Matrix LED headlight technology for … Read More »

Safety in numbers: A look at Thatcham’s safety work

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A vital part of Europe’s automotive industry since 1969, insurance owned independent organisation Thatcham has played a huge role in reducing running costs for fleets. Alex … Read More »

Gloucestershire police starts switch from diesel vehicles to EVs

2 years ago / 0 comments

The force has implemented seven Nissan LEAFs, which will be charged at points installed at its own stations  – three will be marked cars for urban … Read More »

Getting a grip: Audi’s new quattro four-wheel drive system

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What is it? A new quattro four-wheel drive system for Audis with longitudinally-mounted engines – so the A4 and larger vehicles – targeting fuel economy and … Read More »

First Drive: DS 3

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Light updates for a car which has a big job to do, says Alex Grant.

Toyota's new Prius Plug-in to offer emissions of 32g/km

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Unveiled at the New York International Auto Show yesterday, it’s the second generation of the Prius to be available with a plug-in hybrid drive. Its … Read More »

First Drive: Toyota Prius

2 years ago / 1 comments

Toyota’s hybrid figurehead offers frugality as extraordinary as its styling, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

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The XC90 T8 has the same advantages, and limitations, as other large plug-ins, explains Alex Grant.

Fleet World Honours open for entries

2 years ago / 0 comments

With categories for cars, vans and fleet management, the prestigious event culminates in an exclusive winners-only lunch held at The Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, with … Read More »

Budget 2016: Severn Bridge tolls to halve during 2018

2 years ago / 0 comments

Currently set at £6.60 for passenger cars, £13.20 for light commercial vehicles and £19.80 for heavy goods vehicles, the tolls have increased by a third in … Read More »

Budget 2016: CO2-based company car tax to remain until 2021

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Following the Autumn Statement’s extension of the 3% Benefit in Kind levy for diesel vehicles in the wake of the Volkswagen Group emissions scandal, there had … Read More »

First Drive: Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer

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Still a great workhorse, but with a much-needed injection of desirability, says Alex Grant.

99g/km MINI Clubman aims for further fleet growth

2 years ago / 0 comments

Priced at £21,375 on the road, with business rental from £179 based on an initial payment of £1,074, the One D is the first Clubman to … Read More »

Road Test: Honda Jazz EX Navi CVT

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There’s room for a whole lot of life in the latest Jazz, says Alex Grant.

Under new management: engine remapping in focus

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As controversial as it is sworn by, engine remapping offers impressive gains for minimal workshop time and has become a growing market for vans, with potential … Read More »

Volvo urges carmakers to standardise charging for EVs

2 years ago / 0 comments

CCS is already used on the BMW i3, Volkswagen e-Golf and e-up!, as well as on the Chevrolet Spark EV and Bolt, the latter due … Read More »