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Tesla Model 3 scores highest-ever Euro NCAP Safety Assist score

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The Tesla Model 3, Škoda Scala and Mercedes-Benz B-Class and latest GLE have earned five-star ratings in the latest batch of Euro NCAP ratings, with Tesla … Read More »

Lack of access to connected car data hindering fleet benefits, says epyx

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The benefits of connected cars for fleet operators are being restricted due to a lack of access to real-time data.

Kinesis seeks telematics tech partnerships with fleet suppliers

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Kinesis is looking to develop further fleet supplier partnerships for its cloud-based vehicle tracking service under a new reseller programme covering the UK and overseas.

Free Now celebrates rebrand with Taxi Hunt

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The former Daimler ‘mytaxi’ app has launched a taxi hunt as it marks its rebrand to ‘Free Now’.

Ben Creswick named MD at JCT600 VLS

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JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions commercial director Ben Creswick has taken over as managing director with immediate effect.

New electric vehicle noise law fails to tackle ‘silent killers’, says Brigade

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A law that forces new electric vehicles to have a noise-emitting device does not go far enough in ensuring safety for vulnerable road users.

Braintree to mark first of 100+ Electric Forecourt network

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Gridserve has submitted a planning application to build the first of a 100-plus ‘Electric Forecourt’ network in the UK as it pushes ahead with plans to … Read More »

Santander expands remarketing partnership with Aston Barclay

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Santander Consumer Finance (UK) plc has expanded its remarketing partnership with Aston Barclay with the addition of monthly sales at the Wakefield site.

Number of rapid chargers in Cardiff city centre to double

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Cardiff Council is deploying 12 rapid EV charge points from Engenie, more than doubling the number of rapid chargers in the city centre.

EVBox and Smappee to roll out solar-powered smart charging

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Global charging station manufacturer EVBox and smart energy management pioneer Smappee are rolling out smart charging products globally under a new multi-year agreement.

Mobility solutions unlikely to replace company cars, fleets say

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Interest in mobility solutions is increasing but few businesses would be willing to give up their company cars and use a mobility solution instead.

Long-term funding essential to address UK’s crumbling roads, say MPs

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The extreme state of disrepair of the English local road network will only be sorted by a ‘front-loaded’ five-year funding settlement.

Government gets tough on vehicle idling

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The Government is pushing ahead with plans to increase fines on drivers leaving engines idling while parked – with a consultation due to launch soon.

HMRC data shows ‘unsupportive’ tax regime forcing opt-out drivers

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New Benefit in Kind statistics published by HMRC reinforce the need for the Government to support the company car market by taking action to address the … Read More »

Fleets invited to have say on Bristol Clean Air Zone plans

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Bristol City Council has opened its Traffic Clean Air Zone consultation, providing fleets with an opportunity to give their views on the two proposed options.

Ubitricity UK plans for expansion under new managing director

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Daniel Bentham has joined on-street charging specialist Ubitricity UK as managing director.

Electric vehicle car club goes live in East Herts

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E-Car Club has deployed an electric vehicle club for East Herts District Council – with local drivers able to use vehicles out of hours.

Fleets commit to going electric for London Climate Action Week

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Two more fleets have signed up to go electric under the EV100 initiative as part of the Mayor of London’s inaugural London Climate Action Week (1-8 July).

Extended Volvo test drives on offer under enhanced service

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Volvo has launched a new test drive service that brings a flexible booking service and a choice of test drive locations as well as the option … Read More »

Fleet Alliance fleet breaks billion pound barrier

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Fleet Alliance Group now manages a fleet valued at £1bn following a 48% increase in the number of vehicles in less than a year.

Ionity rollout across UK motorway network buoyed by Extra deal

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Ionity – a joint venture between Daimler, Ford, BMW and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche – has formed a partnership deal with Extra MSA … Read More »

Future for Astra production at Ellesmere depends on Brexit, says PSA

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PSA has said that it will only build the next generation of the Vauxhall/Opel Astra at Ellesmere Port if the terms of the Brexit deal prove … Read More »

Fleet giants warn of record number of opt-out drivers

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Members of the Michelin Fleet Panel – which includes representatives from some of the UK’s biggest leasing, fleet management and rental companies – are calling for … Read More »

EV infrastructure to get a boost following EDF and NEoT partnership

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EDF Energy has entered into a partnership with NEoT Capital to accelerate the delivery of key infrastructure for electric vehicles in the UK.

Hybrids remain ‘real disruptor’ to new car market

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Diesel sales are unlikely to recover in the foreseeable future from the various blows dealt to them, putting hybrids rather than electric or petrol vehicles in … Read More »

Renault’s Alliance Ventures buys into The Mobility House

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For an undisclosed sum, Alliance Ventures – the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi – has invested in a platform that integrates vehicle batteries into power … Read More »

Government slammed by House of Lords for ‘rushing through’ net zero

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The House of Lords has “rebuked” the Government for committing the UK to a net zero emissions target with “little scrutiny and no plan for how … 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…

Over half of drivers speed in 30mph zones

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More than half (52%) of car drivers speed in 30mph zones, leading to calls for concerted action to tackle speeding.

EVs no longer just a rational choice, research shows

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Driver appeal for electric vehicles has become as important a reason for switching out of petrol and diesel models as financial and environmental savings, according to … Read More »