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Alex Grant

ASA ex-fleet ruling could disturb Irish used car market

9 months ago / 0 comments

The ASA ruling on the value of ex-fleet cars could result in a large influx of stock into Ireland, with a potentially “disastrous” effect on residual … Read More »

Petrol and diesel bans won’t curb rising oil demand, says BP

9 months ago / 0 comments

Global oil demand and CO2 emissions will be higher in 2040 than in 2016, even with a total worldwide ban on all new combustion engine vehicles, … Read More »

Heavy upgrades for Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

9 months ago / 0 comments

Mitsubishi has upgraded the petrol engine, electric motors and battery in the Outlander PHEV, offering more performance, increased fuel economy and a longer electric range.

National Grid report takes aim at ‘range anxiety’

9 months ago / 0 comments

The National Grid has devised a solution which could enable easier roll-out of ultra-fast rapid charging hubs along major routes, combating the range anxiety which is … Read More »

Performance boost for Renault Zoe

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Renault has added a more powerful 108bhp motor to the Zoe electric supermini, said to offer better easier high-speed cruising without affecting the range.

Seat reveals Tarraco seven-seat SUV

9 months ago / 0 comments

Seat has released the first image of its seven-seater SUV, confirming it will be named ‘Tarraco’ when it launches later this year.

£2m funding for Welsh EV rapid charging network

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Wales is to get a network of rapid charging points along its trunk road network, part-funded by £2m from the Welsh Government, with the first locations … Read More »

Toxic emissions a now key part of car buying

9 months ago / 0 comments

Toxic emission levels are becoming an important part of the car selection process for consumers, according to new research from AA Cars which shows a 15-fold … Read More »

New BMW X4 breaks cover

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BMW will begin taking orders for its second-generation X4 coupe-SUV tomorrow, replacing a model which has sold 200,000 units since it launched in 2014.

Updated C-Class gets new tech, diesel PHEV

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Mercedes-Benz will launch an upgraded C-Class in March, featuring technology from the S-Class and new drivetrains including a diesel plug-in hybrid.

Fleet World Honours 2018

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Fleet World magazine has named the industry’s best suppliers and manufacturers at its prestigious Fleet World Honours event, which took place today.

Innovation in Fuel Saving and Management: TMC Fuel+

9 months ago / 0 comments

Judging comment: “Fuel+ takes the hassle out of one of the biggest expenses for fleets. Not only is it accepted at most forecourts, but it offers … Read More »

Innovation in Contract Hire and Leasing: ALD Mobility Experience

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Judging comment: “ALD hopes to disrupt the way businesses think about mobility. Based at its head office in Bristol, this immersive, audio-visual experience brings key stakeholders … Read More »

Innovation in Rental: FleetEurope De-Risk

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Judging comment: “Minor damage charges can be a costly, time-consuming issue for fleets regularly using short and medium-term rental. Claimed to be a unique product, De-Risk … Read More »

Innovation in Accident Management: Arval Active Link

9 months ago / 0 comments

Judging comment: “Arval’s in-house telematics solution offers a seamless accident management process. It’ll log the time and location of the accident, with details of the driver’s … Read More »

Innovation in Telematics: Crystal Ball SmartCam

9 months ago / 0 comments

Judging comment: “SmartCam builds on the proven FleetTracker system with a raft of useful functions for fleets, including behaviour monitoring and journey classification. An all-in-one solution, … Read More »

Innovation in Cost Reduction: TMC Mobility+

9 months ago / 0 comments

Judging comment: “A powerful tool for managing multi-modal travel, Mobility+ combines data from a multitude of suppliers to give a clear view of how staff move. … Read More »

Innovation in Driver Management: Alphabet Mobility Consultants

9 months ago / 0 comments

Judging comment: “Launched last year, the Mobility Consultants team is aimed at giving a helping hand to businesses without an in-house fleet manager. Working with customers, … Read More »

Innovation in Risk Management: Licence Bureau View My Data Portal

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Judging comment: “GDPR is one of the biggest challenges facing fleets this year, and this new portal aims to make compliance as straightforward as possible. It … Read More »

Innovation in Electric Mobility: Alphabet Electrification Potential Analysis

9 months ago / 0 comments

Judging comment: “A long-term advocate of plug-in vehicles, Electrification Potential Analysis is designed to help businesses confidently add the technology to their fleet. Using a GPS … Read More »

Innovation in Mobile Comms: Chevin FleetWave Forms

9 months ago / 0 comments

Judging comment: “Chevin claims a 92% reduction in admin spend for its new mobile application, compared to manual or paper-based forms. It’s a flexible tool which … Read More »

Innovation in Remarketing: Shoreham Vehicle Auctions

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Judging comment: “Recognising that slow demand among used buyers was affecting residual values for electric vehicles, Shoreham Vehicle Auctions took the step of launching free training … Read More »

Innovation in Customer Service: Zenith Accelerate 2.0

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Judging comment: “Zenith overhauled its entire business process last year, introducing regular board-level meetings and adding a customer service director to improve what it can offer … Read More »

UK leads way in Europe for hybrid and EV sales

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The United Kingdom was the largest-volume market in Europe for electrified vehicles during 2017, accounting for one in every six registered across the region, figures from … Read More »

Road Test: Mazda CX-3

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The CX-3’s updates are easily missed in a car park, but obvious on the road, says Alex Grant.

Calls for solutions to ‘astonishing’ cost of UK congestion

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UK drivers lost an average of 31 hours in rush-hour traffic last year, costing the economy more than £37.7bn in 2017 and equating to £1,168 per … Read More »

Porsche doubles EV investment as PHEV sales boom

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Porsche is to double its investment in electric vehicles to €6bn (£5.33bn) by 2022, with plug-ins already accounting for over half of European sales volume for … Read More »

New head of fleet for VW Group UK

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Volkswagen Group UK has appointed Martin Barrow-Starkey as head of group fleet services, effective 1 March, replacing Patrick McGillycuddy who moved to a new role at … Read More »

Sportier new Kia Ceed to launch in Q2

9 months ago / 0 comments

Kia’s third-generation Ceed will break cover at the Geneva Motor Show in March, revealed as a five-door hatch and a new body style, likely to be … Read More »

Petrol becomes the top fleet fuel in January, SMMT data shows

9 months ago / 0 comments

Diesel dropped to around a third of new car registrations in the UK in January, even taking second place even among fleets, despite a much slower … Read More »