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Alex Grant

First Drive: Jeep Compass

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The Compass could be the car to establish Jeep in fleet, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Skoda Octavia

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The versatile Octavia has a solution to suit most business needs, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Vauxhall Crossland X

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There’s more to Vauxhall’s compact SUV than meets the eye, explains Alex Grant.

Plug-ins added to government’s greenhouse gas data tables

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The UK government has included plug-in vehicles on its greenhouse gas conversion tables for the first time, aimed at helping fleets to better understand the environmental … Read More »

Spotlight: Volkswagen Polo

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Launching late this year, the sixth-generation Polo could make drivers question the need to move up to a Golf. By Alex Grant.

Estimated grid demand from EVs is exaggerated, study finds

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Moving to 100% electric vehicle sales in the UK by 2040 would only cause a 10% increase in demand on the electrical grid, according to a … Read More »

Nissan aims to get personal with fleets

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Nissan is re-working its fleet proposition, with a view to making itself simpler for businesses of all sizes to engage with its range of cars and … Read More »

First Drive: MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4

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For a brand built around upmarket small cars, the first plug-in MINI feels a long time coming. It’s eight years since 600 MINI E prototypes were deployed … Read More »

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

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

DfT mulls changes to gross weight limits for electric vans

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The Department for Transport is considering raising the weight threshold for light commercial vehicles from 3.5 tonnes to 4.25 tonnes to offset their heavier drivetrains, in … Read More »

Clarity needed on changing vehicle tax

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The fleet sector has called for clarity on changes to the tax regime as the government looks to fund improvements to air quality through taxation on … Read More »

Government air quality plans: what you need to know

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As the UK government sets out its plans to curb air quality issues across the UK, Alex Grant picks out the key points for fleets.

Waze app now works via built-in touchscreens

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Waze, the free smartphone navigation app, is now compatible with Android Auto, enabling drivers to use a selection of features via their car’s touchscreen system.

First Drive: Ford Fiesta

1 year ago / 0 comments

The UK’s best-selling car sets high standards for its ever-growing list of rivals, says Alex Grant.

MINI EV confirmed for 2019 launch

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MINI will launch its first fully electric vehicle in 2019, based on the three-door hatchback. 

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 has admitted it may have overcharged consumers by around £30m following alleged repair … 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, … Read More »

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 … Read More »

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 … Read More »

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 … Read More »

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… Fleets overpaying millions on inflated highways repair bills The plight of fleet operators and drivers paying excessive … Read More »

Today in Fleet – Friday 14 July

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All the key news in fleet… Low-CO2 petrols for Volkswagen Passat The Volkswagen Passat, which had launched with only diesel engines, is now available with a … Read More »

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.