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Category : Latest News

GEM Motoring Assist urges fleets to sign up to Project EDWARD

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Taking place this Thursday, 26 September 2019, GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging all road users to support Project EDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death).

Daimler fined £797m for breaking diesel emissions legislation

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Daimler has been fined £797m (€870m) by the Stuttgart public prosecutor for “negligent violation” of vehicle certification in relation to diesel emissions.

Leon Hurst appointed CEO, Mobility at Trak Global Group

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Leon Hurst has joined Trak Global Group (TGG) as mobility CEO to spearhead the Group’s international and UK growth plans in the automotive and mobility sectors.

Latest DPD contract with ASOS requires electric deliveries

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Under a new five-year contract between DPD and online fashion retailer ASOS, at least 50% of deliveries within the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will … Read More »

Climate change as important as cash to would-be electric car buyers

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Reducing environmental impact is as persuasive as saving money when buying an electric car, finds new research by Geotab.

Allstar launches all-in-one charging and fuel payment solution

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Allstar Business Solutions has launched a new payment solution that covers both EV charging and refuelling with petrol, diesel or hydrogen.

Volvo XC40’s safety credentials score Highways England deal

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Highways England has invested in a fleet of 41 Volvo XC40s, chosen for their safety, reliability and low whole-life costs.

Uber London granted two-month licence extension to allow for scrutiny

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Uber London’s application for a full private hire operator licence has been rejected by Transport for London, which has instead granted a two-month extension as it … Read More »

Labour’s big plans for fleets to help ‘jump-start the electric car revolution’

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Labour has unveiled wide-ranging plans that would see it incentivise fleets and private car drivers to turn to electric cars, while also expanding the charging network, … Read More »

Charging zones not most effective way of cutting emissions, says FTA

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Local authorities are being urged to look at alternatives to charging Clean Air Zones (CAZs) to ensure emissions are cut in a long-term way that also … Read More »

Public sector mobility comes under focus by Europcar Mobility Group

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Europcar Mobility Group UK is to ramp up its focus on public sector mobility after being confirmed as an approved supplier for vehicle hire services on … Read More »

Charging zone not needed, reiterates Coventry City Council

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Coventry City Council continues to fight Government calls for a charging Clean Air Zone as it says it remains keen to explore other options, as outlined … Read More »

Tyre selection and driving style even more crucial to plug-in vehicle efficiency

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Tyre selection – allied to driving style – will play a far more crucial role in maximising performance and longevity, and minimising fleet costs, for the … Read More »

Brake 2019 Fleet Safety Awards: The complete winners list

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Brake has revealed the winners of its 2019 Fleet Safety Awards, which saw a host of UK fleet operators – large and small – and fleet … Read More »

EU automotive chiefs warn of ‘seismic’ effects of no-deal Brexit

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A no-deal Brexit would trigger a “seismic shift” in the European automotive industry, undermining competitiveness while bringing a potential €5.7bn (£5bn) cost bill that could impact … Read More »

New funding programme to help improve road safety at local level

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Applications are now open for the Road Safety Trust’s Small Grants Funding Programme, launched to help improve road safety at a local level.

Rockingham transforms into ‘game-changing’ Automotive Logistics Hub

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The former Rockingham race circuit has relaunched as a new 250-acre Logistics Hub that will provide “game-changing facilities” to the UK’s automotive industry.

Latest innovations showcased at record-breaking LCV and Connected Automated Mobility events

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Cenex’s 12th annual LCV event and new Connected Automated Mobility (CAM) event broke new records earlier this month, with nearly 5,000 delegates attending to see the … Read More »

Nicola Veratelli named as new CEO at Octo Group

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Global telematics giant Octo Group has appointed Nicola Veratelli as its new chief executive officer with a remit to lead the firm’s market expansion and next … Read More »

WLTP Challenge 2019 to test fleet vehicles’ real-world fuel efficiency

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There’s less than a month to go until the Fleet World WLTP Challenge 2019 gets underway, putting some of the leading fleet vehicles and powertrains to the test … 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…

Car sharing fast gaining traction in London

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BMW’s Drive Now car sharing operation has seen the number of Londoners using its service double so far this year as more drivers turn to alternative … Read More »

NewMotion and ChargePoint simplify charge point access under new roaming deal

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A new roaming partnership between NewMotion and ChargePoint Inc will open up drivers’ charging access in the UK and throughout Europe.

Volkswagen boosts Golf value with three new trims

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Volkswagen has updated the current Golf with three new trims ahead of the arrival of the eighth-gen model early next year.

First 1link Live conference for fleet users proves strong success

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More than 150 delegates attended the first-ever conference for users of epyx’s 1link fleet platforms, gaining from insight into product updates as well as wider developments … Read More »

Today in Fleet – Thursday 19 September

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All the key news in fleet…

Honda revises Platinum Programme to deliver more targeted fleet approach

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Honda is taking further steps to enhance the fleet benefits of its Platinum Programme through a smaller, more targeted group of dealers; one of the first … Read More »

Car Free Day presents ideal opportunity for fleets to reassess logistics strategy

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London-based zero-emission delivery firm e-cargobikes.com is urging fleets to use this Sunday’s Car Free Day in London as an opportunity for businesses to reassess their logistics … Read More »

‘New breed’ of diesels to rejuvenate used demand

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The arrival of Euro 6-compliant diesel cars in auction halls across the UK will help drive demand for used diesels, potentially bringing the return of diesel … Read More »

Extending lifespan of smartphones would cut same CO2 as eliminating two million cars

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As well as addressing fleet vehicle emissions, businesses and drivers could help cut their carbon footprint by running smartphones and laptops longer.