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Natalie Middleton

UK auto sector must be heart of future trade policy to lead global switch to EVs

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The Government is being urged to put the automotive sector at the centre of future trade negotiations, driving growth and jobs as well as ensuring the … Read More »

Activate Accident Repair extends EV capability with new body shop

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Activate Accident Repair (AAR) has opened a new body shop in Newcastle, expanding its EV repair capabilities.

New EV charging startup Zest to ‘rapidly fill gaps’ in UK infrastructure

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A new public EV charging company has launched in the UK, supported by funding from the Government.

New charging ecosystem to provide complete EV infrastructure for fleets

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A new EV ecosystem that provides a complete charging infrastructure for EV fleets has launched from EO Charging.

Mer to install rapid charging at IWG flexible working spaces

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Flexible workspace provider IWG Plc has signed up Mer to provide charging facilities for its clients’ flexible workspaces.

Swarco Smart Charging expands fleet focus with new appointment

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Swarco Smart Charging has appointed Tracey Burrows as business development manager, supporting fleets with uptake of charging infrastructure.

Future for EV transport and energy under focus in live fleet event today

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A live-streamed panel discussion exploring the future of transport and renewable energy is being run today (12 October 2021) by Drax, hosted by TV personality and … Read More »

Zenith reports record growth and profits amid pandemic

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Zenith delivered record growth and profits during the pandemic, supported by existing investment in people and systems and its ongoing expansion.

Oxbotica and ZF pair up on Level 4 autonomous shuttles

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German auto technology firm ZF is teaming up with Oxbotica, a global leader in autonomous vehicle software, to develop a Level 4 self-driving system for Mobility-as-a-Service … Read More »

£400m black hole in council pothole funding for 2021/22

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Funding given to local councils for roads maintenance was slashed by 22% or £400m in 2021/22 – the equivalent of almost 10 million pothole repairs.

New Drax platform to help fleets optimise electric vehicles

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A new EV management platform that can help fleets optimise electric vehicles has launched from renewable energy company Drax.

DfT to support green transport innovations under £2m grant pot

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Tech startups developing greener and safer transport solutions can now apply for a share of £1.95m Department for Transport funding.

Manheim to open three more physical auction sites

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Manheim Auction Services is opening a further three physical auction sites in the UK, supporting work on a flexible sales programme.

Andy Page named head of sales and marketing at Sofico

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Andy Page, formerly of Volvo Financial Services, has joined Sofico Services UK to head up its sales and marketing function.

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

New BMW 2 Series Active Tourer revealed with plug-in hybrid tech

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BMW has unveiled its new 2 Series Active Tourer, built on an all-new architecture that enables two plug-in hybrid models to join the range.

Citroën enhances spec and real-world range on ë-C4 Electric

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Citroën has updated the C4 and ë-C4 Electric for 2022, including revised specification as well as enhanced real-world range on its electric hatchback.

Digital fleet supply chain could mitigate technician and parts shortages

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Ensuring a digitally linked supply chain could help fleets counter current business interruptions from driver, technician and parts shortages.

Government confirms reforms to workplace and home charging grant schemes

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The workplace and home charging schemes are to be reformed next year, bringing more targeted support, including for SMEs and rental properties.

Petrol retailers call for inquiry into fuel crisis as shortages continue

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Petrol retailers in the UK are calling for an independent inquiry into the fuel delivery crisis, warning that shortages are still continuing in some areas.

MG updates ZS EV with 273-mile Long Range model and new look

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MG has upgraded its ZS EV with the addition of a new longer-range model and updated styling.

Allscreens Nationwide expands with Screensaver acquisition

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Allscreens Nationwide is further expanding its windscreen repair and replacement services with the acquisition of Lincolnshire-based Screensaver Nationwide.

Michelin appoints Andrew French as B2B sales director UK & Ireland

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Michelin has named Andrew French as B2B sales director for the UK and Ireland with immediate effect.

Fleet World research to reveal changing face of fleet

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New resarch by Fleet World will explore the latest issues affecting fleet operators and how companies can take action.

Mazda to launch new PHEV SUVs and range-extender MX-30 from 2022

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Mazda is expanding its SUV line-up with two new plug-in hybrid models and a range-extender version of the MX-30 electric car from 2022.

Improved fleet utilisation is top priority post-Covid

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Improving fleet utilisation is one of the top three priorities in the next 12 months for fleets, according to new Europcar research.

­­Lake District National Park installs charge points across sites

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Lake District National Park Authority has deployed 28 EV charging points across its locations, supporting both its employees and visitors in driving electric.

Used diesel prices continue rising as new car sales fall

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Used diesel prices at Autorola have risen for the third consecutive quarter on the back of the continued decline in new car sales.

Lightning eMotors and Ricardo team up to bring electric vans to UK fleets

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​Lightning eMotors, a leading US provider of medium duty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, is partnering with Ricardo to deploy electric vans in the UK from … Read More »

Warrington residents get access to on-street EV charging points

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Warrington Council is to install 30 new on-street charging points, helping to support residents switching to electric vehicles.