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Natalie Middleton

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

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

Europcar ‘Together’ programme brings vital support to key workers and retailers

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Europcar Mobility Group is providing mobility support for essential workers and is offering a ‘van + driver’ bundle service for retailers under its new ‘Together’ programme.

Today in Fleet – Thursday 26 March

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All the key news in fleet…

European new car registrations hit lowest level since 2015

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New car registrations in Europe continued to fall in February, posting the lowest results for the month since 2015.

LeasePlan publishes 2019 Annual Report and crisis steps

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LeasePlan Corporation N.V. has published its 2019 Annual Report as it also comments on its actions to prepare for the unprecedented times during the Covid-19 pandemic.

e2e extends emergency recovery service to support key workers

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e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management has adapted its services to help support key workers while also working to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Oxford Zero Emission Zone shelved due to coronavirus

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Plans to start the UK’s first city centre Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) in Oxford at the end of the year have been postponed in response to … Read More »

Birmingham asks for Clean Air Zone to be postponed amid Covid-19

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Birmingham City Council has written to central government requesting the launch of its Clean Air Zone be postponed.

MG to supply 100 electric cars to support NHS pandemic response

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MG Motor UK and its dealer network is supplying up to 100 electric MG ZS cars to NHS agencies across the UK.

Driver vehicle checks even more critical as MOTs are suspended

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Vehicle maintenance checks by drivers have become even more business-critical following the Government’s decision to suspend MoT tests as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Today in Fleet – Wednesday 25 March

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All the key news in fleet…

Addison Lee Group acquisition completes

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London private hire operator Addison Lee has been acquired from The Carlyle Group by a consortium led by former CEO Liam Griffin and Cheyne Capital’s Strategic … Read More »

Online fleet training brings learning opportunity during lockdown, says AFP

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Fleets can use the current lockdown to enhance their learning to help tackle current and forthcoming sector-based challenges, from changing legislation and tax regulations, to new … Read More »

Lockdown creating ‘two-speed fleet economy’ for medium-term rental, says Meridian

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The coronavirus situation has created a “two-speed fleet economy” for the medium-term rental sector, with considerably increased demand in some sectors while others have effectively closed.

Cars and vans get six-month MOT exemption in coronavirus lockdown

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The Government has responded to calls for cars, motorcycles and vans to be granted MOT exemption during the coronavirus outbreak but has stressed that vehicles must … Read More »

Impact of Covid-19 on Europe’s used car industry revealed in new white paper

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New analysis shows how the used car industry in Europe is responding to different stages of Covid-19 including the potential impact it will have on the … Read More »

Garages allowed to stay open, government confirms

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The Government has confirmed that garages – as well as rental firms – can stay open during the coronavirus outbreak, bringing essential support for key workers.

New RingGo tool builds business case for corporate parking solution

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Businesses can now calculate the estimated ROI from using the RingGo Corporate parking solution.

Demand for contractors expected to increase following postponed IR35 reforms

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Firms are showing increased interest for contractors, following the announcement of the postponed new off-payroll rules (IR35), according to recruiter Robert Walters.

Tens of thousands of rental vehicles keeping UK infrastructure going, says BVRLA

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The vital role being played by vehicle rental during the coronavirus outbreak has been spotlighted by the BVRLA, which says that tens of thousands of cars, … Read More »

Mazda to idle global production

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Mazda has become the latest carmaker to suspend production as it announces plans to scale back its global production facilities in March and April.

Manheim ramps up coronavirus response

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Manheim UK has taken further action to help with the coronavirus lockdown by immediately suspending all of its physical auction programmes.

Zego offers free cover to customers with suspected Covid-19

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Flexible insurer Zego is offering customers who have been forced to self-isolate because of coronavirus up to 14 days’ worth of free cover.

Today in Fleet – Tuesday 24 March

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All the key news in fleet…

Vehicle pothole damage bill rises to £1.25bn

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UK motorists spent a total of £1.25bn repairing pothole damage to their vehicles over the last year, but only 0.7% of bills were compensated.

FleetCheck’s safety app updated with coronavirus fitness-to-drive declaration

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FleetCheck has updated its Vehicle Inspection App with a new addition to the fit-to-drive declaration covering coronavirus symptoms.

Car-pooling app to support communities in coronavirus pandemic

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The developers of the Faxi car-pooling app are making their technology available to help volunteers support vulnerable people who are heeding government advice and self-isolating.

Driving Monitor resource to help fleets drive safe and combat coronavirus

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Driver risk management solutions provider Driving Monitor is continuing its work to support clients/fleets by making a free poster PDF available with tips for key drivers.

Signs of weakness for used values but future isn’t written yet, says Cap HPI

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The UK’s used car market has shown a ‘marked change’ in the last week, with signs of weakness already appearing, but longer-term impacts are still very … Read More »

Steer clear of rural road risks to reduce burden on NHS, says Brake

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Drivers are being warned to steer clear of risky rural roads unless essential, so that they don’t increase the burden on the NHS by being involved … Read More »