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Category : Latest News

BMW 5 Series gets new straight-six powered plug-in option

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With an increase from two to five models featuring innovative plug-in hybrid drive by November 2020, the new BMW 5 Series offers the largest range of … Read More »

Circle Leasing appoints Sarah Minogue as new head of sales

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Circle Leasing, the five-times winners of the ABP Club Courtesy/Replacement Car Provider of the Year award, has named Sarah Minogue as the company’s new head of … Read More »

£300k announced for road safety project funding

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The Road Safety Trust will open its Small Grants Plus Programme to fund road safety projects in response to the impact COVID-19 has had on UK … Read More »

Road safety personalisation could provide answers for business fleets

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New-found trust in technology, along with a growing awareness in changing behaviours, looks set to heighten interest in road safety ‘personalisation’ for businesses, according to TTC … Read More »

Volkswagen rolls out comprehensive list of 2021 model year updates

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Volkswagen is in the process up updating its model range, to include the latest MIB3 infotainment system across the board, as well as adding RDE2-compliant engines.

Employee burn-out officially recognised by WHO as medical diagnosis

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The WHO now officially recognises “burn-out” as a medical diagnosis for overworked employees, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and changes to work patterns.

Used car market shrinks by nearly 50% in Q2 2020

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The UK used car market has declined by 48.9% in the second quarter of 2020, according to the latest SMMT statistics.

Shell enters fleet management market with Shell Telematics

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Shell has launched a new integrated fleet management solution, dubbed Shell Telematics and its first move into the UK fleet telematics space.

Openreach chooses Vauxhall to go electric with large car and van order

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Openreach has placed an order for nine Vauxhall Corsa-e electric cars and 270 Vauxhall Vivaro-e electric vans.

Quartix on track to meet 2020 expectations despite COVID-19

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Quartix, has reported it is on track to meet its 2020 financial expectations overall despite challenges faced in the fleet sector during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

Hyundai announces three future electric models and IONIQ sub-brand

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Hyundai chooses IONIQ branding to represent its mobility vision, including three new IONIQ EV models.

Mina trials ‘EV Fuel Card’ home charging solution with Mitie’s EV fleet

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Electric Vehicle tech company Mina has begun a trial partnership with Mitie Group to support its transition to an electric fleet using Mina’s software that allows … Read More »

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

BMW launches its eDrive Zones geofencing technology in UK

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BMW has introduced its GPS geo-fencing technology, enabling zero-emission running for its plug-in hybrids in designated zones.

Complimentary survey to reveal risks of changing employee mobility

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A new tool is now available to help companies understand the impact of Covid-19 on employee mobility, safety and wellbeing.

Work starts on installing new cameras to police expanded ULEZ

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Installation of the new infrastructure for the expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone is now underway ahead of its opening in October 2021.

DriveTech promotes global driver risk focus with redesigned website

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DriveTech has launched a new website, bringing an enhanced global focus to reflect its comprehensive driver risk management solutions.

Driver monitoring system can detect distraction and drowsiness even with face masks

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A distraction and drowsiness detection system for drivers has been updated to provide alerts for drivers wearing face masks.

The Miles Consultancy acquires Vertivia Holdings Limited

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The Miles Consultancy (TMC) has acquired digital mileage management company Vertivia Holdings for an undisclosed fee.

Kia ramps up e-Niro supply to meet ‘intense’ EV demand

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Kia is increasing availability of its MY20 e-Niro, supporting “intense demand” for the crossover EV.

Coca-Cola Court of Appeal defeat creates further company car tax confusion

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Coca-Cola European Partners Great Britain Ltd’s (CCEP) defeat in its recent Court of Appeal case will further muddy the waters for fleets and manufacturers on what’s … Read More »

Major V2G trial seeks new fleet participants

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Fleets are being invited to sign up to the next stage of a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project that could bring them extra revenues as well as supporting … Read More »

Facelifted Kia Stonic brings mild hybrid petrol and driver assistance tech

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Kia is upgrading its Stonic compact SUV with a new mild-hybrid petrol engine alongside updates to existing petrols and latest driver assistance and safety features.

Extended replacement cycles are ‘acute point of weakness’ for fleets

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Fleet extensions to replacement cycles are at an “acute point of weakness” and at adds with plans to also cut costs on servicing and maintenance.

First EVs join Meridian’s medium-term rental fleet

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Medium-term rental specialist Meridian Vehicle Solutions has deployed the first electric vehicles on its fleet, targeting fleets and drivers looking to try out the technology.

New TfL app to help Londoners travel safely round capital

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Transport for London (TfL) has released a new travel app to make it easier for customers to plan their journeys as more Londoners return to public … Read More »

Drivers believe petrol and diesel sales should end early but industry still concerned

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The majority (82%) of drivers believe the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans should end before 2035 – although there are still concerns … Read More »

Tusker reinforces driver support with renewed Fleet Assist deal

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Tusker has extended Fleet Assist’s contract to provide its garage network and service bookings services for a further three years – ensuring comprehensive services for drivers, … Read More »

New car registrations rally in July but longer-term recovery uncertain

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UK new car registrations saw a major rebound in July, aided by pent-up demand and the reopening of dealerships across the nation.

How fleets can avoid ‘crash-for-cash’ scams

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Crash-for-cash schemes remain a “real and growing” threat for fleet managers and drivers alike, but some simple measures could help drivers avoid being caught out.