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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. … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read More »

Is fleet ageing?

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In the last few weeks, figures released by Manheim Remarketing showed that the fleet and lease cars going through its sales are older and with higher … Read More »

Stock shortages still maintaining strong residuals

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Switched on traders always use the new registration months to take advantage of fresh trade stock that appears throughout September. The current stock shortage means that … Read More »

Building the business case for technology investment

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In business today, operations managers face ever-mounting internal and external challenges to achieving business excellence. Customer expectations are at an all-time high, leading field services to … Read More »

A restart for biofuels?

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Biofuels have had a rough ride over the past few years. They had been seen as a solution to the ever-growing issue of oil use, but … Read More »

Are drivers really dummies?

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Latest figures show that road deaths have increased for the first time in a decade, but the scale of serious injury might be under-reported, especially in … Read More »

Little change expected in used-car market during August

7 years ago / 0 comments

Life isn’t getting any easier for traders. Auctions are attracting more and more private and overseas buyers who are pushing bids way over the true market … Read More »

GE Capital: Fleets tightening up company car choice

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The report, which questioned some 250 fleet decision makers, shows that an increasing number are using stricter criteria when it comes to deciding which models will … Read More »

Used market remains consistent and stable, VRA claims

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According to the Vehicle Remarketing Association, the market still shows signs of smaller cars being those with the best profit margins, as used car buyers continue … Read More »

LeasePlan Uptime

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Contract Hire and telematics seem to have been made for each other. The profit element of contract hire relies on residual value and residual value relies … Read More »

Value for money

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The first half of 2012 has been a turbulent period for the economy, as the UK slipped into recession at the start of the year and … Read More »

Driven to distraction

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According to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), between 2006 and 2010 distraction from mobile phones was a contributory factor in 1,690 road accidents which resulted … Read More »

A fleet observation

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Cost Pressure Costs are rising, but so is fleet size The majority of UK fleet professionals expect cost pressures to increase this year. But while the … Read More »

Toyota’s strong fleet sales continue

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He said: ‘We’ve had an outstanding year so far. We’ve sold more than 20,000 fleet vehicles within the first six months, Toyota fleet sales are up … Read More »

Vehicle uptake slower than expected going into the summer

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Euro 2012 and the upcoming Olympic Games have certainly created an additional distraction to the car buyer. Usually sales rates and values would have fallen off … Read More »

30 ways to better telematics

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Is telematics finally coming of age? It is a sector of the fleet industry that has had more than its fair share of cowboys over the … Read More »

Fitness to drive

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At-work drivers are almost 50% more at risk of accidents than other motorists, even with higher mileage taken into account. They account for a third of … Read More »

10 years on: Has CO2 changed fleet forever?

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In today’s fleet market, and to a lesser extent the overall car market, CO2 rules just about everything: the initial VED and possible first-year registration fee, … Read More »

Fleet mobility in the city

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As Alphabet launches its new AlphaCity corporate car sharing scheme, Steve Moody looks at how it works and the benefits for fleets.

The blame game

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When company car driver David Jones (not his real name) was involved in an accident, he was left with a written off Volkswagen Golf and a … Read More »

Pendragon set for 2012 expansion

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2011 was another good year for light CV registrations, with the market for vehicles up to 3,500kg continuing the growth trend that began in the second … Read More »

THE SUB-100 FLEET dream or reality?

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There is now a plethora of cars with emissions figures of 100g/km or less, and the list grows longer seemingly every month as manufacturers find more … Read More »

Emissions: the importance of being idle

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Claiming pollution from idling contributes to the 4,300 premature deaths in London each year, the capital’s Mayor Boris Johnson has revealed plans to increase the penalties … Read More »

Sticking point

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For many commercial fleets, the idea of running their vehicles without using a livery would be simply laughable.  Liveries can provide a valuable way of acquainting … Read More »

Leasing lessons for 2012

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For perhaps as much as a decade, the concept of consolidation in the leasing industry has been a constant source of discussion, but much of it … Read More »