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Category : Features

The start of something new?

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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?

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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

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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 … Read More »

Make the future

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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 … Read More »

Problems shared – How connected cars will benefit driver safety

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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

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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

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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 … Read More »

Brexit – Where next for new cars?

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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. … Read More »

Brexit – What it means for fleets…

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

In sight: What ADAS means for fleet maintenance

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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 … Read More »

Working in harmony: The future for licence checking

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One year on from the abolition of the paper licence counterpart, we look at how the licence checking industry is changing. After years of toing and … Read More »

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

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

VIP treatment: Latest tech developments for the luxury class

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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. … Read More »

Badge of honour: Capstar’s fleet operations in focus

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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

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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 … Read More »

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

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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 … Read More »

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

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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 … Read More »

Day in Life: Russ White, group auctioneer at Manheim

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Nationwide auction network As a group auctioneer at Manheim I engage in pre‐sale activity, trying to get bids on vehicles and placing vehicles, and checking catalogues … Read More »

Lease accounting changes: What’s it all about?

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The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published a new set of rules – an ‘accounting standard’ – setting how companies should account for leases in … Read More »

Is Osborne killing the company car?

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For over four decades now, the company car has been regarded as the epitome of work perks, providing many employees with an incentive to stay in … Read More »

Q&A: ACFO and the ICFM on their extended partnership

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In January, ACFO and the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM) announced that they are to work more closely to promote the benefits of professional fleet … Read More »

Under new management: engine remapping in focus

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As controversial as it is sworn by, engine remapping offers impressive gains for minimal workshop time and has become a growing market for vans, with potential … Read More »

Interview: Mel Dawson, managing director of ALD Automotive

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Actions speak louder than words – it’s not exactly a new code to live by, but the amount of hot air often expelled by business people … Read More »

Fleet of the Future: A review of the 2016 CES Show

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Volkswagen Volkswagen’s headline-grabber was the Budd-e concept, an all-electric, four-wheel-drive interpretation of the company’s famous camper van with a 233-mile range. Inside, the connectivity … Read More »

Foundations for growth: plans for the Source London charging network

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The challenge: Bolloré Group took control of the former Plugged-in Places scheme, Source London, in September 2014. Notoriously unreliable, this included 835 charging points spread … Read More »

SMEs in focus

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Fluctuations in fleet size The SME market will be a growth area for new registrations in the year ahead, both fleets and their suppliers reckon. … Read More »

Mobility matters: the challenges ahead for fleets

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The increasing role of air quality: Reignited by the Volkswagen NOx emissions scandal, air quality is firmly on the agenda and confirmation of Low Emission … Read More »

Data capture: A look at the latest telematics developments

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Personal Data Connected services are becoming more common in the latest infotainment systems, including emails, calendars, social media and downloadable apps – potentially with accounts … Read More »

Land Rover Defender – A farewell to arms

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It began, as the best ideas tend to, with a personal need. Maurice Wilks, an engineer at Rover and brother of managing director Spencer Wilks, had … Read More »

Technology in Focus: Audi's forthcoming mild hybrid systems

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The next big step in efficiency will be in electrical systems and mild hybrids that help to make cars more economical and offer lower running costs. … Read More »