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Category : Features

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 »

Technology in Focus: Tesla's Autopilot

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What is it? The first major delivery of Tesla’s autonomous vehicle functions for the Model S and Model X. Autopilot is said to take control of … Read More »

Premium approach: How technology can cut fleet insurance costs

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The Association of British Insurers estimates that £11bn was spent on car insurance last year, and from the end of this year, fleets will be hit … Read More »

Fuel disclosure

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Glorious autumnal sunshine greeted the fleet of challengers in the 2015 MPG Marathon in the Cotswolds. As usual, it was an eclectic field, with two-seater Caterhams, … Read More »

What I've Learnt: Michelin head of fleet Andy Fern

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On the grid with McLaren I’m a petrolhead – it comes with the job – so getting to start my career with Michelin in 1998 straight out … Read More »

Fast fits: At your service

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ATS Euromaster Vital statistics: 340 centres, 820 mobile units. Introduction of MasterCARE This year has seen the introduction of MasterCARE, a new service package designed to … Read More »

Q&A: Implications of the ECJ ruling on travel time for mobile workers

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  What’s happened? The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that for mobile workers – who have no fixed place of work – the time … Read More »

The Volkswagen Scandal

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  What is Volkswagen accused of? Cheating to get its 2.0-litre diesel engine through the emissions tests needed to sell a car in the United States. … Read More »

Driving, Unwired

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What is it? World-first trials of a wireless charging system which can top up electric vehicle batteries as they drive are about to begin in the … Read More »

Where next for company cars?

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THE HIGH COST OF CONGESTION On average, among those who use their car for work, company car drivers spend nine hours a week on work related … Read More »

Ask the Expert

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Mark Jowsey, Director, KeeResources Kwikcarcost “Worried about the effect of diesel on air quality, some of our employees have been asking for more petrol cars to be added … Read More »

Q&A: £43m FMG sale

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What’s the background to the deal? Last month saw FMG, a leading Yorkshire-based incident and claims management specialist, announce that it had been acquired by Redde … Read More »

Cost Trend Analyser – H2 2015/16

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RESIDUAL VALUES We have been closely watching used car market supply and demand for many months anticipating that the residual value bubble would burst. However, despite … Read More »

6 steps to better… Contract Hire

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  1. Understand the tax incentives Sourcing a fleet through contract hire can have significant economic advantages for a business over outright purchasing of assets. Vehicles … Read More »

Day in the life of – Skoda area fleet sales manager Lerato Barrett

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Meeting face-to-face I have circa 90 customers to look after, and I am their main point of contact. Face‐to‐face discussion is key to building relationships. Here … Read More »

7 steps to better accident management

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1. Put Drivers First According to a recent survey conducted by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), 86% of fleets had to deal an on‐road incident … Read More »

Crash predictions

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Accidents in 2020 Cost versus safety On-road trials might be underway, but driverless cars won't become a day-to-day concern for fleets by 2020. Instead, while legislation … Read More »

Technology in Focus

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Driverless Cars The next decade will bring huge advances in autonomous vehicles, from driver assistance systems to the first ‘driverless’ production models expected in 2025. In … Read More »

Advice from the front line

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Long-term BiK levels a necessity Peter Cakebread, Marshall Leasing CEO and former BVRLA chairman Peter Cakebread, who chaired a seminar entitled ‘Effective Vehicle Choice and Fuel … Read More »

Mobile management

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Eco Maps Via an easy search function, Eco Maps intelligently creates itineraries which plot the most time and fuel-efficient way between destinations, presenting multiple options if … Read More »

Double Vision

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  What is it? Billed as an alternative to a fixed head-up display, MINI has developed a prototype augmented reality display built into a headset which … Read More »

Interview: Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director Jeremy Hicks

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A few feet away from the global unveil of the Jaguar XF at the New York International Auto Show, Jeremy Hicks is feeling confident. And he … Read More »

6 steps to better… Fleet software

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Benchmark performance To run a safe fleet 24/7, drivers need constant benchmarking of their driving performance, leading many organisations to seek more sustained approaches than just … Read More »

6 steps to better… Telematics & navigation

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Monitor driver behaviour Businesses need to closely monitor and manage driver behaviour in order to run a safe, efficient fleet and meet regulatory compliance. Performance analytic … Read More »