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Craig Thomas

Road Test: Ford Focus Active

3 weeks 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 months 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

3 months 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

4 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

6 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

10 months ago / 0 comments

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

Time to lighten the load

11 months 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

11 months 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

12 months 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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Lexus CT 200h

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Hyundai Kona

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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 »

First Drive: Lexus NX 300h

2 years ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Citroën C3 Aircross

2 years ago / 0 comments

The latest compact SUV takes the funky design route to stand out from rivals, explains Craig Thomas.

Arona set to boost Seat fleet success further

2 years ago / 0 comments

Strong growth in Seat’s fleet sales in 2017 is set to be bolstered even further by the introduction of its new Arona compact SUV.

First Drive: Volvo XC60 D4 R-Design

2 years ago / 0 comments

The most popular choice among XC60 buyers for a reason, thinks Craig Thomas.

Road Test: Volvo XC60 T8

2 years ago / 0 comments

The plug-in hybrid variant is stylish, tech-laden and accomplished, says Craig Thomas.

Lexus model line-up to include plug-ins and fuel cells by end of decade

2 years ago / 1 comments

Lexus has confirmed that in addition to the new models we’re about to see unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month, it will add plug-in … Read More »

First Drive: Nissan X-Trail

2 years ago / 0 comments

Qashqai’s revised big brother has enhanced its appeal – but is it enough, asks Craig Thomas?