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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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. … 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

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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 »