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Things we learnt at Geneva

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Premium small saloons offer fleets a new option The huge number of small hatchbacks they sell is both a blessing and a curse (from a spreading risk perspective) for premium manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz … Read More »

Fleet Geek – the latest techy developments

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ThumbsUp Dual Power Bank With two USB ports and enough capacity to fully charge a smartphone three times, as well as keeping an iPad charged on the move, this portable charging unit is perfect … Read More »

Aiming small

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The remarketing industry has been at the vanguard of adopting new technology to sell used vehicles, with thousands of cars and vans now being sold through the internet from remote bidders. With around a … Read More »

More is less: Save money by buying more expensive fuel

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‘Spiralling fuel costs mean most motorists are looking to spend as little as possible to fill up, which makes super unleaded fuels seem an unnecessary expense for all except the highest performance cars. But … Read More »

Taking your drivers out of the fuel equation

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The problem with drivers is that they are human. No matter what you do, some of them will drive too fast, or badly, and cost your business more in fuel than necessary. So can … Read More »

What lies beneath

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As 2012 drew to a close, most car manufacturers were celebrating a strong year of retail sales growth in the UK. Against a backdrop of ongoing financial unrest and the economy contracting in the … Read More »

A dozen for ‘13

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Citroën DS3 cabrio Citroën has sold more than 200,000 DS3s globally since the supermini launched three years ago. It’s been an important part of reinventing the brand’s image, and popular with fleets thanks to … Read More »

When to buy and when to DIY

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In the last couple of decades, contract hire firms in the UK have evolved into not only one of the most cost-effective providers of vehicles but also the most comprehensive providers of everything a … Read More »

Cost Trend Analyser 2013

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We asked many industry experts to rate on a scale of 1 to 5 whether they see each sector increasing or decreasing, and then averaged out the result to come up with a definitive … Read More »

The connected car

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It’s not so long ago that drivers would only be storing basic information in a car – data which extended as far as radio presets for most, perhaps seat and steering wheel settings for … Read More »

That was the year that was

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John Lewis, chief executive, BVRLA How was 2012 for your business? We have had some major successes on the lobbying front, where the DVLA has finally listened and is looking to deliver a range … Read More »

Legal precedent set for fleet NIC refund claims?

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 Most fleet decision-makers will probably not have heard of Total People (now Cheshire Employer and Skills Development Limited) before they started their epic battle against HMRC several years ago but the company could hold … Read More »

Alternative cooling solutions

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As we move increasingly towards low emission vehicle use, particularly in an urban delivery environment, alternative methods of powering fridge and freezer compartments incorporated in vans will need to be found. Simply running the … Read More »

Consequences and the myths of company car risk

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Historically, insurers have always considered company car and van drivers to be a high risk bunch, not least because of the higher than average annual mileages they inevitably do. In addition, it has long … Read More »

Is cash king?

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So far in this series we have considered all of the major forms of vehicle finance, including employee car ownership schemes (ECOS) and salary sacrifice schemes. This month we are going to step back … Read More »

The pick of Paris

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Volkswagen The seventh-generation Golf will be home to a wide range of fuel-saving technology, starting with a new and more efficient version of the 1.6 TDI engine in the BlueMotion, which now returns 88.3mpg … Read More »

Electric Vehicles: Select Committee blasts plug-in car scheme

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What the committee said about…   …plug-in car grants The Plug-In Car grant was launched in January 2011. In 2011 1,052 eligible plug-in car grant vehicles were registered, compared to 111 in 2010. We … Read More »

Defleeting: 16 ways to better remarketing

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1… Act quickly Manheim Remarketing’s operations director Chris Cush reckons it makes sense to inspect the vehicle in advance of the end of the contract. For example, Manheim’s Inspection Services team inspects over 40,000 … Read More »

Paris Motor Show Preview

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Volkswagen Golf Continuing a 36-year lifespan which has racked up 29 million sales worldwide, Paris will mark the introduction of the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf ahead of its October sales launch. Up to 100kg lighter … Read More »

Mazda unveils its 6

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Engines As with the CX-5, the new Mazda6 is expected to offer CO2 levels of 109g/km or below from its 2.2-litre diesel SKYACTIV engine, which will come in two states of tune of around … Read More »


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