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Alex Grant

Road Test: Fiat 500L Trekking 1.6 MultiJet

3 years ago / 0 comments

Segment: B-crossover Price: £19,750 Fuel: 60.1mpg CO2: 122g/km With the B-SUV segment continuing to grow, and UK buyers opting en masse into crossover products, the 500L … Read More »

UK's first Tesla rental fleet arrives in London

3 years ago / 0 comments

The company, which launched early this year, expects to have all ten vehicles available by the end of the year, growing to 15 during 2015 and … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Passat Executive Style 1.4 TSI 160PS

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: £23,045 Fuel: 45.6mpg CO2: 144g/km After nine years, one facelift and a rapidly changing fleet landscape, Volkswagen is about to call time … Read More »

Road Test: SEAT Leon FR 2.0 TDI DSG (184PS)

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £23,805 Fuel: 60.1mpg CO2: 119gkm There’s a real sense, with the latest SEAT Leon, that the brand’s core model has really come … Read More »

Signs of change

3 years ago / 0 comments

  Electric Vehicles:  How is the market performing? The SMMT recorded 2,558 pure electric vehicle sales during the first six months of 2014, a 143.9% year-on-year … Read More »

New Renault Twingo priced from £9,495 in the UK

3 years ago / 0 comments

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the car features a rear-engined, rear-wheel drive platform developed with Daimler and shared with the next Smart ForFour. … Read More »

Road Test: Fiat 500L MPW 1.6 MultiJet Pop Star (7-seat)

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Small MPV Price: £18,990 Fuel: 62.8mpg CO2: 117g/km The Fiat 500L aims to answer that all-important dilemma of form versus function by mixing cute city … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz GLA 220 CDI 4MATIC AMG Line

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Crossover Price: £29,295 Fuel: 55.6mpg CO2: 132g/km Mercedes-Benz is the last of the ‘big three’ German premium brands to enter the C-segment crossover pack, but … Read More »

Tesla extends UK fast charge network to Birmingham

3 years ago / 0 comments

Located at Hyatt Regency Hotels in Portman Square, London, and Bridge Street, Birmingham, the units offer an 80% charge in around half an hour – enough … Read More »

Chargemaster confirms free wallbox offer to continue

3 years ago / 0 comments

The company said it will continue to install 3kW wallboxes at no cost to the end user, including six months’ membership to the POLAR charging point … Read More »

Democratising the electric car

3 years ago / 0 comments

How large do you predict the European market will be for the Model S? Our hope for Europe is that we sell a comparable number of … Read More »

Now this is range anxiety

3 years ago / 0 comments

‘A thousand miles, on one tank?,’ the man at the petrol station counter smirked, handing me a folded VAT receipt. ‘Hope you’ve got breakdown cover ready … Read More »

First Drive: Citroën C1

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City car Price: £7,995–£11,935 Fuel: 65.7–74.3mpg CO2: 88–99g/km Citroën has sold over 780,000 C1s since the original launched in 2005, and it’s become such a … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen Scirocco

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £20,455–£33,795 Fuel: 35.3–67.3mpg CO2: 109–187g/km Volkswagen was undergoing a transformation when it introduced the original Scirocco in 1974. A preview of the … Read More »

Data roaming

3 years ago / 0 comments

  In April, the European Parliament voted in favour of legislation set to accelerate the roll-out of high-speed broadband both on land lines and to mobile … Read More »

S-Class Plug-in Hybrid to offer 65g/km CO2 emissions

3 years ago / 0 comments

The S500 PLUG-IN HYBRID is the brand’s first European model to feature technology which will be available on the new C-Class from next year. In the … Read More »

Government announces cap on whiplash report fees

3 years ago / 0 comments

Announced by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling today, fees will be limited to £180 in a move said to reflect the time needed to carry out assessments … Read More »

Porsche ranked top for real-world fuel economy

3 years ago / 0 comments

Consultancy company Emissions Analytics ranked 26 manufacturers based on the variance between real-world fuel economy and the official figures generated under the New European Driving Cycle. … Read More »

Road Test: Audi S3 Saloon S tronic

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £34,725 Fuel: 40.9mpg CO2: 159g/km Although the Audi S3 Saloon is based on a car which is aimed primarily at markets outside … Read More »

Men & young drivers most likely to use mobile phone behind the wheel

3 years ago / 0 comments

Held in the wake of the announcement that Parliament are considering doubling driving licence penalty points from 3 to 6 for using a mobile phone, the … Read More »

Mayor of London unveils air quality manifesto

3 years ago / 0 comments

Announced at Mansion House last night, the proposal comes less than six months after the European Commission launched legal proceedings against the UK government for failing … Read More »

Hitachi Capital appoints first head of customer experience

3 years ago / 0 comments

The fleet specialist recently undertook workshops across its business aimed at making itself more of a partner for its customers than an operational supplier. Jackson’s role … Read More »

Kia shows first images of new Sorento SUV

3 years ago / 0 comments

With styling shared between the brand’s design studios in Korea, Germany and the USA, the new Sorento will a model which has been popular in its … Read More »

Mayor of London looks to disincentivise diesel engines

3 years ago / 0 comments

According to The Times, the Mayor is set to introduce an ‘air quality manifesto’ today, principally with aims to disincentivise the use of diesel vehicles and … Read More »

DfT to provide £500,000 funding for car clubs

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport is to provide a £500,000 funding package to support the growth of car clubs in the UK, transport minister Baroness Kramer has … Read More »

What I’ve Learnt: Robert Pieczka, marketing & business development director at Arval

3 years ago / 0 comments

The growing influence of technology The effective management of a business fleet is a moveable feast. The world around us has always changed but the rate … Read More »

DVLA licence fees to drop by up to 32%

3 years ago / 0 comments

Announced by Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, and Transport Minister Claire Perry, the proposal is part of a public consultation on licensing fees announced … Read More »

Over half of UK drivers would not buy a driverless car

3 years ago / 0 comments

Churchill Car Insurance surveyed 2,006 UK adults about the new technology, which is seen as a near-future target for manufacturers including Audi, Nissan, Renault, Toyota and … Read More »

First Drive: Citroën C4 Cactus

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £12,935–£18,135 Fuel: 60.1–91.1mpg CO2: 82–107g/km In 1948, Citroën unveiled its vision of a car for post-war France. Cheap to buy and run, … Read More »

Porsche announces 79g/km Cayenne plug-in hybrid

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid is the first plug-in hybrid in its segment, though BMW has hinted that it will offer something similar in the new X5 … Read More »