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Natalie Middleton

Funding should be spent on road infrastructure, not autonomous cars, say drivers

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Motorists are sceptical that driverless cars will be commonplace in 20 years’ time and many would rather see government funding go on road infrastructure rather than autonomous vehicle technology.

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

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All the key news in fleet from the last week… The Government’s final plans to reduce air pollution in the UK are due on 31 July. High Court rules against challenge to air quality plan ... Read More »

Today in Fleet – Friday 7 July

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All the key news in fleet… The July VRA event will look to dispel the latest diesel rumours and focus on the key facts for the new and used car markets. July VRA meeting ... Read More »

Government urged to consult on access to connected car data

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The Government should consult on the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and access to data for third parties as new research indicates that almost half … Read More »

High Court rules against challenge to air quality plan

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Environmental lawyers at ClientEarth have lost their latest legal battle against the Government, with a High Court judge ruling that the draft air quality plans are not unlawful.

Today in Fleet – Thursday 6 July

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All the key news in fleet… ACFO Autumn Seminar delegates will hear from a range of speakers about current and forthcoming industry changes. ACFO Autumn Seminar to spotlight ‘unprecedented fleet management changes’ ACFO is ... Read More »

Fleets fear carmakers will clamp down on connected data

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The majority of fleet operators have concerns over how carmakers will provide access to valuable connected car data and are also not prepared to pay for such access.

Volkswagen previews next-generation Golf with 250-mile range EV research car

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Volkswagen has unveiled a new research car that could provide a heads up on the technology and design for the next-generation Golf.

Councils to get funding from VED charges for local roads

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Councils could get a share of a multi-billion pound improvement fund for local roads, funded by Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), under new government plans.

MINI launches groundbreaking new fleet E-zine

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Fleet operators looking for a guide to the MINI line-up, including CO2 figures and key features of each model, can now access a free digital magazine which uses the latest  adaptive digital technology to … Read More »

Pricing announced for 26g/km Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

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Hyundai’s Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is to go on sale this month, joining the electric and hybrid versions and bringing pricing from £24,995 OTR (including £2,500 PICG).

Today in Fleet – Wednesday 5 July

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All the key news in fleet… The pilot scheme provides access to bikes, buses, trains, taxis and carshare schemes. Mobile transport trial to start in West Midlands  A new MaaS (Mobility as a Service) ... Read More »

Fleet registrations down as new car market declines

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The UK new car market declined for a third consecutive month in June, with fleet as well as private registrations down, due to VED changes introduced in April as well as declining consumer confidence.

Conjecture mounts over postponed road casualty figures

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Calls for increased road policing are gathering support as concerns build over the delayed publication of latest road casualty figures.

Government to be taken back to court over ‘flawed’ air quality plans

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Environmental lawyers at ClientEarth are taking the UK government back to the High Court for a third time to argue that recently published air quality plans fail to ensure proper measures to clean up illegal … Read More »

BVRLA fleet industry survey – what you need to know

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New quarterly leasing figures from the BVRLA reveal latest facts about the changing face of fleet.

Simon Carr joins Alphabet as chief commercial officer

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Alphabet has named former LeasePlan brand director Simon Carr as its new chief commercial officer, replacing Martin Quail.

Today in Fleet – Tuesday 4 July

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All the key news in fleet… The new Fiat Panda City Cross brings two-wheel-drive and urban crossover looks. Latest Fiat Panda brings Cross styling with two-wheel drive A new version of Fiat’s Panda city ... Read More »

Central telematics operation could halt vehicle use in terrorist attacks

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Deploying a centrally managed platform for telematics devices could immobilise vehicles used for criminal activity, particularly in terrorist attacks.

M3 smart motorway goes live

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The M3 ‘smart motorway’ has opened in Surrey and Hampshire following a £174m upgrade.


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