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Category : Feature

Go Ultra Low Summit 2016

9 months ago / 0 comments

Go Ultra Low’s second annual Summit took place on 7 November at the SMMT in London, and saw representatives of project partners, Go Ultra Low companies and interested parties share their experiences with ULEVs … Read More »

A new era for electric vehicles?

10 months ago / 0 comments

Daimler’s electric truck hints at near-future electric cars with longer ranges and much faster charging, explains John Kendall.

Day in the life: the RAC

10 months ago / 0 comments

It’s one of the most common breakdown callouts, but misfuelling needn’t live up to the horror stories. We took a ride with one of the RAC’s Fuel Patrol team to find out more.

The start of something new?

10 months ago / 0 comments

Launched in August, a trio of Government tax consultations could lay the foundations for significant changes in fleet operating costs. Natalie Middleton finds out how.

Where next for the combustion engine?

10 months ago / 0 comments

Despite the headline-grabbing move to electromobility, there’s still huge untapped potential for efficient combustion engines, explains Chris Pickering.

Exceeding expectations: Developments in leasing

10 months ago / 0 comments

Savvy contract hire and leasing customers now expect a level of service that extends far beyond access to vehicles. Katie Beck talks to suppliers about how they aim to provide support and added value … Read More »

Make the future

12 months ago / 0 comments

Held in the last week of June, Shell’s Make The Future London 2016 festival incorporated a series of exclusive events, including a fleet-focused panel discussion. The session explored topics as diverse as future mobility, ... Read More »

Problems shared – How connected cars will benefit driver safety

12 months ago / 0 comments

As the first car-to-X system comes to market, Alex Grant explains how connectivity is making use of familiar technology to improve safety for drivers.

Mobiles & mobility

12 months ago / 0 comments

The smartphone is revolutionising the way business people travel. We ask experts what effect it is having on rental and leasing markets. By Katie Beck.

Stand and delivered – Highlights of the 2016 Fleet Show exhibition

1 year ago / 0 comments

Dozens of fleet service companies exhibited at the Fleet Show at Silverstone. We highlight some of the best products, services and news from them during the event. By Steve Moody, Natalie Middleton, Katie Beck ... Read More »

Brexit – Where next for new cars?

1 year ago / 0 comments

As a large importer and exporter of new cars, clarity about the future of trade with the EU can’t come soon enough, as Alex Grant explains. In 2015, 80% of cars made in the ... Read More »

Brexit – What it means for fleets…

1 year ago / 0 comments

Professor Colin Tourick looks at the financial, taxation and business ramifications for fleets of leaving the EU. Colin Tourick, Professor of Automotive Management, University of Buckingham An awful lot of business people woke up ... Read More »

In sight: What ADAS means for fleet maintenance

1 year ago / 0 comments

Camera-based driver assistance systems are adding vitally important calibration work to a windscreen replacement. As they become more common, Alex Grant finds out what the implications are for fleets. Camera-based driver assistance systems are ... Read More »

Working in harmony: The future for licence checking

1 year ago / 0 comments

One year on from the abolition of the paper licence counterpart, we look at how the licence checking industry is changing. The abolition of the paper licence counterpart has made fleet licence checking even ... Read More »

A grand day out: A review of the 2016 Fleet Show

1 year ago / 0 comments

Hundreds of fleet industry professionals descended on Silverstone for Fleet Show 2016. The 2016 Fleet Show In the first of two months of coverage we look at what they drove and reactions to the ... Read More »

VIP treatment: Latest tech developments for the luxury class

1 year ago / 0 comments

Often the first place new technology breaks ground, the luxury class is a sign of the convenience headed for core fleet cars in the coming years. Alex Grant explains the latest features.

Badge of honour: Capstar’s fleet operations in focus

1 year ago / 0 comments

Capstar is a chauffeur firm with a difference: its drivers are ex-soldiers who have often suffered battlefield injuries or trauma. By Steve Moody.

Safe and sound: The developments in active noise cancelling technology

1 year ago / 0 comments

Active noise cancellation is the latest tool in the car industry’s quest to improve refinement and make cars less stressful places to be for company car drivers. It works on a similar principle to … Read More »

Safety in numbers: A look at Thatcham’s safety work

1 year ago / 0 comments

A vital part of Europe’s automotive industry since 1969, insurance owned independent organisation Thatcham has played a huge role in reducing running costs for fleets. Alex Grant finds out how.

Getting a grip: Audi’s new quattro four-wheel drive system

1 year ago / 0 comments

What is it? A new quattro four-wheel drive system for Audis with longitudinally-mounted engines – so the A4 and larger vehicles – targeting fuel economy and CO2 emissions close to a two-wheel drive version. … Read More »