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Craig Thomas

Citroën aims to create new segment with Ami

9 months ago / 0 comments

French carmaker Citroën is looking beyond its traditional customer base and distribution channels with its Ami urban mobility vehicle, unveiled last week.

Volvo thrives with Scan-do attitude

11 months ago / 0 comments

Volvo’s sales director, Matt Galvin, talks to Craig Thomas about the company’s plans for 2020.

Volvo makes strides in fleet market

11 months ago / 0 comments

Volvo is anticipating that its true fleet sales will be around 17,000 in 2019; an increase of 3,000 units and a year-on-year increase of 18%.

Are we done with demonising diesel?

1 year ago / 0 comments

The popularity of diesel cars has taken a huge dip in recent years, but could fleets be responsible for their survival until a total ban on … Read More »

Fleet World Fleet: Mercedes-Benz A-Class A200 AMG Line

1 year ago / 0 comments

Craig Thomas explores the A-Class’s cabin. Let’s talk about interiors. No, this isn’t Elle Decoration: we’re going to talk about the A-Class’s cabin, which is a … Read More »

Fleet World Fleet: Mercedes-Benz A-Class A200 AMG Line

1 year ago / 0 comments

The latest A-Class long-term test from Craig Thomas.

Fleet World Fleet: Mercedes-Benz A-Class A200 AMG Line

1 year ago / 0 comments

Our new long-termer may be small but it’s by no means diminutive. Craig Thomas takes to the roads to test it. Despite the almost ubiquity of … Read More »

Road Test: Ford Focus Active

1 year ago / 0 comments

A little extra height turns Ford’s popular hatch and estate into a soft-roading crossover, finds Craig Thomas.

Road Test: Ford Edge

2 years ago / 0 comments

Ford’s US-originated large SUV gets a new diesel powerplant to help make it more relevant, says Craig Thomas.

First Drive: Audi E-Tron

2 years ago / 0 comments

Audi’s bid for EV early adoption glory starts with a promising – if expensive – SUV, says Craig Thomas.

Lighting the way: The issues for public sector fleets

2 years ago / 0 comments

Carmakers supplying vehicles to the emergency services market are faced with their fair share of challenges, as Craig Thomas discovers.

Eliminating the confusion on assisted driving tech

2 years ago / 0 comments

With many drivers misunderstanding the capabilities of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), Euro NCAP is stepping in to cut through the hype and assess what such … Read More »

Insuring the autonomous car

2 years ago / 0 comments

Craig Thomas speaks to Graham Gibson, chief claims officer at insurer Allianz – and also the current chairman  of Thatcham Research – about the seismic changes … Read More »

How MaaS will change fleets forever

2 years ago / 0 comments

A tech-led mobility revolution is about to overtake the planet, changing everything we think we know about personal transportation. Craig Thomas assesses how business can take … Read More »

Czeching In: An interview with Škoda UK director Rod McLeod

2 years ago / 0 comments

Škoda UK director Rod McLeod talks to Craig Thomas about how the Czech brand is evolving, its fleet offering and its plans for the future.

Euro NCAP to differentiate assisted and automated driving tech for buyers

2 years ago / 0 comments

Euro NCAP has started to assess automated driving technology and compare carmakers’ claims with how such systems work in practice to help end driver confusion.

Diesel cleans up

2 years ago / 0 comments

The anti-diesel headlines of recent years often overlook the progress that has been made in cleaning up oil-burners’ acts. Craig Thomas looks at the realistic prospects … Read More »

Change of service: The future of service stations

2 years ago / 0 comments

As we head into a decarbonised future, what is the fate of the filling stations where we currently fill up on fuel? Craig Thomas looks at how … Read More »

First Drive: Jeep Wrangler

2 years ago / 0 comments

A true off-roader that feels more at home away from the tarmac, says Craig Thomas.

Time to lighten the load

2 years ago / 1 comments

Society is starting to make real progress in opening up about mental health. Craig Thomas looks at how occupational drivers can identify and address any issues.

Case Study: Mapping Heathrow’s Electric Fleet

2 years ago / 0 comments

With entries now open for this year’s Energy Saving Trust Fleet Heroes awards, we take a look back at the innovations that earned last year’s winners … Read More »

Feature: Fleet Mobility – A switch in time

2 years ago / 0 comments

A revolution in business mobility is just around the corner. Craig Thomas looks at what we can expect to help us travel more efficiently.

First Drive: Hyundai i30 Fastback

3 years ago / 0 comments

A stylish coupé-like saloon extends the i30’s appeal, reckons Craig Thomas.

First Drive: Lexus CT 200h

3 years ago / 0 comments

A major refresh when a new model is perhaps what’s really needed, suggests Craig Thomas.

First Drive: Hyundai Kona

3 years ago / 0 comments

A decent opening foray into the compact SUV market – but there’s more to come, says Craig Thomas.

Road Test: Lexus NX 300h

3 years ago / 0 comments

Lexus’s big-seller gets a nip-tuck and new safety kit for 2018. By Craig Thomas.

Star Quality: Rob East, head of fleet, Mercedes-Benz

3 years ago / 0 comments

Looking back at a turbulent 2017 but with plenty of new initiatives on the horizon, Mercedes-Benz’s head of fleet, Rob East, sits down with Craig Thomas.

First Drive: SEAT Arona

3 years ago / 0 comments

An accomplished small SUV to augment Seat’s expanding line-up, reckons, Craig Thomas.

London to have 700 rapid chargers by 2022

3 years ago / 0 comments

London will have 150 rapid chargers for electric vehicles on the streets of the capital by the end of the year – rising to around 700 … Read More »

First Drive: Kia Stinger

3 years ago / 0 comments

Does the Stinger signify that Kia’s aspirations are overly ambitious? Not at all, says Craig Thomas. Image is everything, the marketers tell us, and that’s certainly … Read More »