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Alex Grant

DfT aims to make EV charging easier

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport launched a consultation into proposals aiming to make it easier for electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles to access charging and refueling infrastructure.

Highways England gets £5m severe weather warning system

1 year ago / 1 comments

Highways England has launched a £5m severe weather information system, providing real-time data which can be used to help maintain traffic flow on the strategic road … Read More »

Knowledge gap a potential barrier for ULEVs, says Arval

1 year ago / 0 comments

Plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles could record higher take-up with fleets, but are being held back by not fitting conventional choice list criteria, according to Arval.

First Drive: Renault Scenic and Grand Scenic

1 year ago / 1 comments

Renault’s pioneering MPV is back among the best in its class, reckons Alex Grant.

New opportunities for SEAT

1 year ago / 0 comments

SEAT might be on the cusp of its biggest-ever product offensive, but it's never felt more streamlined, as UK head of fleet, Peter McDonald, tells Alex ... Read More »

BMW Group bolsters UK leasing key account team

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BMW UK has appointed three new leasing key account managers to its team, as it looks to strengthen its relationships with large leasing companies.

First Drive: Ford Mondeo ST-Line

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The Mondeo is aiming for user-choosers with a sporty makeover, explains Alex Grant.

Fleet-driven updates for Nissan Qashqai, X-Trail and Pulsar

1 year ago / 0 comments

Nissan is revising three key fleet products as part of measures to support further growth of its business sales, focused on Motability and ‘core fleet’ volumes.

New BMW 5 Series gets plug-in and autonomous technology

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The new BMW 5 Series is available to order this month, with the range getting plug-in hybrid and autonomous technology from the latest 7 Series.

Road Test: Lexus RX 450h

1 year ago / 0 comments

The latest Lexus RX450h is an impressive all-rounder, reckons John Kendall.

First Drive: Ford S-Max Vignale

1 year ago / 0 comments

The top-spec S-Max is more than just a trim level, explains Alex Grant.

Newport M4 relief road inquiry delayed

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Welsh Assembly Government has delayed its inquiry into a relief road for the M4 bottleneck north of Newport for up to five months, citing changes … Read More »

Citroen SUV due in 2018, saloon to follow

1 year ago / 1 comments

Citroen sees a continued role for large saloons in its range, despite a planned cull of its market-specific models over the coming years as it looks … Read More »

Road Test: Renault Megane dCi 110

1 year ago / 3 comments

The excellent new Megane is the icing on Renault’s recent brand renewal, says Alex Grant.

Updated Renault ZOE brings 250-mile range

1 year ago / 0 comments

Renault has introduced a new battery for the ZOE supermini, increasing its range to 250 miles on a single charge.

New Land Rover Discovery revealed, with fleet-friendly diesel engine

1 year ago / 0 comments

Land Rover is targeting increased user-chooser volume with the new Discovery; the first version with a four-cylinder diesel engine, offering CO2 emissions from 171g/km and a … Read More »

M4 upgrades won’t fix South Wales traffic issues, expert warns

1 year ago / 0 comments

Upgrading the M4 isn’t the solution to congestion problems in South East Wales; the region requires an integrated public and private transport system to tempt people … Read More »

Road Test: Toyota RAV4 Business Edition 2.0 D-4D

1 year ago / 0 comments

Choosing the right RAV4 isn’t as black and white as it once was, explains Alex Grant.

First Drive: Kia Optima Sportswagon

1 year ago / 0 comments

Kia’s first large estate car is a much-needed move into the mainstream, reckons Alex Grant.

French Connections: Mark Dickens of Renault

1 year ago / 0 comments

Behind a raft of successful product launches, Renault’s recent sales growth is just as much a sign of a streamlined process behind the scenes, as head … Read More »

Road Test: MINI Clubman One D

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Clubman’s core fleet model is an unexpected star of the range, says Alex Grant.

Where next for the combustion engine?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Despite the headline-grabbing move to electromobility, there’s still huge untapped potential for efficient combustion engines, explains Chris Pickering.

Porsche reveals 456bhp, 56g/km Panamera PHEV

1 year ago / 0 comments

Porsche has unveiled its new Panamera plug-in hybrid, which will debut at the Paris Motor Show this month, featuring a 456bhp four-wheel drive setup with CO2 … Read More »

Hyundai unveils i30 hatch ahead of 2017 launch

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Hyundai’s third-generation i30 hatch will go on sale in the first half of 2017, with CO2 emissions from 89g/km and a focus on driver appeal across … Read More »

Skoda reveals seven-seat Kodiaq SUV

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Skoda has unveiled its first seven-seater, a flagship SUV called Kodiaq which is due to arrive in the UK next year.

DS launches sports-styled trim

1 year ago / 0 comments

French premium brand, DS, is introducing sports-styled versions of its entire model range, to mark its participation in the Formula E electric racing series.

Report: Brexit a “material risk” to air quality targets

1 year ago / 0 comments

The UK Government must commit to medium and long-term goals for sustainable transport and air quality improvements following the Brexit vote, a new report has said.

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.


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