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Alex Grant

OpRA rules could leave drivers facing back tax, fleets warned

9 months ago / 0 comments

Company car drivers could face demands for back tax from HM Revenue and Customs, as a result of complexities of the Operational Remuneration Arrangements (OpRA) rules … Read More »

Manchester to host two-day electric car event

9 months ago / 0 comments

Manchester is to host a free two-day electric vehicle event aimed at stakeholders, SMEs and drivers, run by charging solutions supplier Franklin Energy and parking operator … Read More »

UK time zone reform could boost business post Brexit, says RoSPA

9 months ago / 0 comments

Moving the UK’s time zone forward by an hour could save thousands of lives and benefit British businesses after Brexit, according to new research.

London T-Charge should apply to more diesels, says ClientEarth

9 months ago / 0 comments

London’s £10 T-Charge, aimed at discouraging older vehicles from being brought into the city centre, doesn’t go far enough to tackle the problem of pollution in … Read More »

Road Test: Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel

9 months ago / 0 comments

Porsche’s luxury saloon has developed into an incredibly capable all-rounder, reckons Alex Grant.

Smartphone apps making vehicles’ software redundant, study shows

9 months ago / 0 comments

Smartphone mirroring – such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – is increasingly influencing vehicle choice, with a growing trend of drivers using smartphone apps instead … Read More »

Volvo’s Polestar reveals PHEV with 100-mile electric range

9 months ago / 0 comments

Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance subsidiary, has revealed a 594bhp plug-in hybrid coupe with a fully-electric range of 100 miles, ahead of production beginning in mid-2019.

Road Test: Hyundai i30 Tourer

9 months ago / 0 comments

The i30 is a sophisticated alternative to the class defaults, reckons Alex Grant.

Spotlight: Volkswagen T-Roc

9 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen’s entry into the compact crossover segment is a good reason for established rivals to be worried, and it’s just the start of the brand’s SUV … Read More »

Groupe Renault sets sights on 40% growth by 2022

9 months ago / 0 comments

Groupe Renault has revealed its six-year plan to grow global sales by 40%, to five million units, while widening its line-up of plug-in models and extending … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Polo

10 months ago / 0 comments

The Polo does so much, so well, that it could tempt buyers out of the Golf, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi

10 months ago / 0 comments

The class leader has had a customer-focused update for 2017, explains Alex Grant.

Suzuki reaps benefits of new focus on fleets

10 months ago / 0 comments

Suzuki will have almost quadrupled its fleet sales this year, having put a team and strategy together to support it, and that’s despite a very limited … Read More »

Clock ticking on urgent WLTP tax reforms

10 months ago / 0 comments

As Europe shifts over to the new WLTP fuel economy test cycle, Alex Grant looks at the urgent need for clarity on how tax bands will be reformed to … Read More »

Road Test: Škoda Octavia vRS

10 months ago / 0 comments

Sportiness with a sensible side; the vRS is one of the Octavia’s long list of talents, says Alex Grant.

Spotlight: Volvo XC40

10 months ago / 0 comments

Volvo’s first compact SUV is a vital part of its near-future growth plans, as Alex Grant explains.

Revised Mondeo cuts costs, bolsters user-chooser appeal

10 months ago / 1 comments

Ford has restructured the Mondeo range, reducing the number of trim levels, cutting on-the-road pricing and adding equipment to bolster its user-chooser appeal.

Severn Tolls to be cut from January

10 months ago / 0 comments

Tolls on the Severn Bridge are to be cut by almost a fifth from 8 January, ahead of plans to abolish them altogether by the end … Read More »

Chery targets fleets with plug-in crossover

10 months ago / 0 comments

Chinese carmaker Chery has revealed the first of its European-market products, a crossover with hybrid and electric powertrains which will target fleet and retail customers across … Read More »

TomTom launches live charging point data service

10 months ago / 0 comments

TomTom has launched a new service displaying real-time charging point availability for electric vehicle drivers within its navigation devices.

Grandland X will be Vauxhall’s first plug-in hybrid

10 months ago / 0 comments

The Grandland X crossover will be Vauxhall’s first plug-in hybrid, utilising technology from parent company PSA Group, suggesting Peugeot, Citroen and DS could offer similar products … Read More »

Updated S-Class previews longer-range, faster-charging PHEVs

10 months ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz has boosted the range and charging times of the S-Class plug-in hybrid, previewing technology likely to be rolled out across its other plug-in models in … Read More »

Lexus updates best-selling CT and NX

10 months ago / 0 comments

Lexus will launch a refreshed CT hatchback and NX crossover late this year, replacing models which account for over half of its UK sales volume.

VW Group aims for CO2-neutral petrol and diesel engines

10 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen Group is working towards carbon-neutral combustion engines, seeing petrol and diesel as a vital technology despite plans for mass electrification of its model range over … Read More »

Infrastructure could curb EV uptake, says JLR CEO

10 months ago / 0 comments

Jaguar Land Rover has no plans to stop using petrol and diesel engines in the near future, chief executive officer, Ralf Speth, has said, suggesting infrastructure had … Read More »

Scotland aims to phase out petrol and diesel in 2032

10 months ago / 0 comments

The Scottish Parliament has outlined plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2032, supported by part of a £60m funding pot for low-carbon technologies.

New Nissan LEAF goes further, faster

10 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan’s second-generation LEAF electric vehicle will arrive in Europe early next year, offering 50% more range, increased power and partially-autonomous drive.

WLTP requires urgent tax reform, experts warn

11 months ago / 0 comments

The UK’s car tax system needs to be reformed as soon as the next fiscal year to account for higher CO2 figures generated under the new … Read More »

Shanghai’s Chery to target European fleets

11 months ago / 0 comments

Chery, one of China’s biggest carmakers, is to launch in Europe with a line-up of ‘electrified’ crossovers and sights set on a footprint in the fleet … Read More »

First Drive: Renault Koleos

11 months ago / 0 comments

Renault’s luxurious flagship has several roles to fill, explains Alex Grant.