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Licence Check reports record results

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Licence Check has reported a record number of licence checks carried out in July on company drivers.

Impact of ADAS on end-of-life inspections comes under VRA focus

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Latest developments in end-of-life vehicle inspections are to come under the microscope at the next Vehicle Remarketing Association meeting – including the impact of new technologies … Read More »

Trak Global Group to expand activities on back of new investment

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Telematics technology firm Trak Global Group is to expand operations and develop new services after securing new growth capital investment of more than £40m.

Volkswagen slashes price on e-Golf

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Volkswagen has cut the price of its e-Golf by nearly £3k in a move to enhance its ‘value offering’.

Today in Fleet – Friday 30 August

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All the key news in fleet…

Electric vehicles becoming increasingly cleaner than petrols and diesels

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Britain’s switch to ‘greener’ electricity is driving the eco benefits of electric vehicles compared to petrols or diesels – even taking battery manufacture into account.

Dangers of smart motorway breakdowns revealed in Highways England report

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Drivers breaking down in a live lane on an all-lane running (ALR) motorway face significantly higher dangers compared to a traditional motorway with a continuous hard … Read More »

AI-powered apps could warn drivers on traffic jams

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Drivers could soon be able to receive advance warnings on traffic jams caused by roadworks from navigation apps powered by Artificial Intelligence.

Car subscription service Drover signs up Zego for pay-per-minute insurance

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European car subscription service Drover has teamed up with insurtech Zego to insure its private hire vehicle subscriber base.

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

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

Citroën drops entry-level C4 Cactus under range revisions

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Citroën is reducing the C4 Cactus line-up from three trims to two as it focuses on higher specifications.

Future Kia and Hyundai vehicles could come with foldable e-scooter

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A new on-board e-scooter could be featured on future Hyundai and Kia vehicles to enable first and last-mile mobility.

Jaguar Land Rover appoints new fleet boss

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Jaguar Land Rover UK has appointed Andrew Jago as general manager for fleet and business.

Today in Fleet – Thursday 29 August

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HMRC publishes new advisory fuel rates

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HMRC has announced latest advisory fuel rates, which take effect from 1 September 2019 and introduce minor rate changes for company car drivers.

29g/km plug-in hybrid added to Peugeot 3008 range

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Peugeot has extended its 3008 line-up with a plug-in hybrid model offering CO2 emissions of 29g/km, bringing a rival to the imminently arriving Hyundai Kona Hybrid.

New Thinkware dashcam brings energy-saving features and 4K recording quality

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Thinkware has introduced a new dashcam to its UK range, equipped with Ultra HD 4K resolution and Energy Saving 2.0 that drastically lowers power consumption in … Read More »

Hands-free ban is ‘long overdue and enforceable’, says Licence Bureau

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A complete ban on mobile phone usage while driving – including hands-free operation – is “long overdue and enforceable”, according to Licence Bureau.

Toyota and Suzuki to take stakes in each other to further alliance

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Toyota and Suzuki have entered a capital alliance agreement, taking stakes in each other to cement the firms’ long-term partnership on areas such as autonomous driving.

Latest tumble for UK production brings 10.6% decline

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UK car production fell 10.6% in July, marking the 14th successive month of decline.

Drivers urged to slow down as number of ‘hit wild animal’ claims rises

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Drivers are being warned to take care on country roads, in particular those with animal warning signs, as new research indicates an increase in the number … Read More »

Today in Fleet – Wednesday 28 August

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No reduction in drink-drive deaths in nearly a decade

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The number of drink-drive fatalities has shown little change in nearly a decade – leading to calls for a “meaningful package of measures”, from increased roads … Read More »

SEAT Tarraco plug-in hybrid to bring sub-50g/km

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SEAT is launching a plug-in hybrid version of the Tarraco large SUV, offering sub-50g/km emissions (WLTP) and marking the brand’s first-ever PHEV model.

Vattenfall and NewMotion tie-up to enhance driver charging options

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Swedish energy group Vattenfall and smart charging solutions provider NewMotion have signed a new roaming agreement that will offer drivers access to more charge points in … Read More »

Electric vehicle registrations double in July

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Demand for battery electric vehicles in the EU doubled in July, as growth returned to the overall car market.

SMR data could prove crucial in fight to reduce brake pad particulates, says Epyx

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Data provided by Epyx’s service and maintenance platform could play a key part in fleet brake pad particulate measurement, according to the firm.

Work on M6 safety barriers to bring overnight closures

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Drivers are being warned of a series of forthcoming overnight closures on the M6 as the final phase of work to install new, safer central reservation … Read More »

Fleet & lease values up year-on-year but average values fall

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Fleet & lease values at BCA rose 1.7% in July compared to a year ago but overall average values fell.

Select marks Sue Ryder partnership with new car donation

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Select Car Leasing has donated three brand-new Škoda Octavia hatchbacks to Sue Ryder to mark five years of working with the charity.