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Category : Latest News

Clarity needed on changing vehicle tax

27 mins ago / 0 comments

The fleet sector has called for clarity on changes to the tax regime as the government looks to fund improvements to air quality through taxation on diesel vehicles, and a move to plug-in models.

Today in Fleet – Thursday 27 July

3 hours ago / 0 comments

All the key news in fleet… Five UK cities will introduce Clean Air Zones by 2019, including Birmingham and Leeds. Uncertainty over Clear Air Zones could impact local business Clarity is urgently needed to ... Read More »

Government air quality plans: what you need to know

24 hours ago / 0 comments

As the UK government sets out its plans to curb air quality issues across the UK, Alex Grant picks out the key points for fleets.

Waze app now works via built-in touchscreens

24 hours ago / 0 comments

Waze, the free smartphone navigation app, is now compatible with Android Auto, enabling drivers to use a selection of features via their car’s touchscreen system.

Today in Fleet – Wednesday 26 July

1 day ago / 0 comments

All the key news in fleet… POLAR currently comprises around 40% of the UK’s charging network. POLAR network switches to renewable energy Chargemaster’s POLAR network of 5,600 charging points will be supplied by renewable ... Read More »

MINI EV confirmed for 2019 launch

2 days ago / 0 comments

MINI will launch its first fully electric vehicle in 2019, based on the three-door hatchback. 

Volkswagen issues rebuttal to C-Charge claim

2 days ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen has rebuffed claims from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that it should pay £2.5m to compensate for alleged lost Congestion Charge revenue following the ‘Dieselgate’ emissions scandal.

Highway Code stopping distances ‘woefully short’, new research suggests

2 days ago / 0 comments

Stopping distances in the Highway Code should be increased “as a matter of urgency” as they underestimate drivers’ thinking time.

Soaring private parking fines prompt call for clampdown

2 days ago / 0 comments

The number of drivers given fines by private parking firms has risen by 64% over the last year, renewing calls for a clampdown on the industry.

Today in Fleet – Tuesday 25 July

2 days ago / 0 comments

All the key news in fleet… The new service offers drivers the choice of having replacement tyres fitted via a mobile service or at a fast-fit centre.  New Alphabet portal offers online tyre service ... Read More »

Double-digit growth for Skoda true fleet registrations

2 days ago / 0 comments

Skoda’s true fleet registrations growth rose 16.1% year-on-year for the first half of 2017, driven by increasing corporate customer agreements.

Audi to offer software update for 850,000 diesels

3 days ago / 0 comments

Audi is running a voluntary recall of up to 850,000 diesel cars worldwide to install new software on V6 and V8 TDI engines.

£246m government investment to make UK world leader in battery technology

3 days ago / 0 comments

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced the first phase of a £246m investment in battery technology intended to establish the UK as a world leader.

Facelifted Jaguar XJ gets technology upgrades and new flagship model

3 days ago / 0 comments

Jaguar has enhanced the XJ for 2018 with a number of enhancements, including new technology and driver assistance systems as well as an updated performance flagship.

New managing director at Cap HPI

3 days ago / 0 comments

Cap HPI has promoted Chris Wright to the role of managing director for its global operations. 

BMW’s Ian Robertson to retire in 2018

6 days ago / 0 comments

Ian Robertson, current Board of Management member for BMW sales, will hand over responsibilities to Pieter Nota in January 2018, after nearly a decade of service.

Today in Fleet – Friday 21 July

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Lightfoot will expand its specialist team by more than 60% to carry out the required R&D work for the project. Lightfoot secures connected car grant of nearly £1m Driver behaviour monitoring specialist Lightfoot will increase the ... Read More »

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

6 days ago / 0 comments

This week's top fleet industry stories... Europcar faces £30m repair overcharge scandal Europcar faces £30m repair overcharge scandal Europcar has admitted it may have overcharged consumers by around £30m following alleged repair overcharges. The ... Read More »

Severn tolls to be scrapped by end of 2018

6 days ago / 0 comments

Tolls for the Severn Crossings will be abolished by the end of 2018, in a move claimed to offer a £100m boost to the Welsh economy, and save motorists over £1,400 per year.

EU Commissioner: remove non-compliant diesels from the road

1 week ago / 0 comments

Transport ministers across Europe are being warned that they need to take more action on non-compliant diesel vehicles, including removing them from sale, to curb inner-city pollution.