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Honda confirms plans to close Swindon

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Honda has confirmed reports that it’s planning to close its Swindon vehicle manufacturing plant in 2021 – a move labelled by business secretary Greg Clark as … Read More »

Used car sector sees strong start to year, reports BCA

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Average used car values and fleet & lease values performed strongly in January, following on from the seasonal downturn in December.

Shock Honda Swindon closure announcement imminent

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Honda is set to announce its Swindon plant will close in 2022, according to a source close to Honda speaking to Sky News.

Fleet Operations appoints new chief information officer

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Fleet Operations has appointed David Gallimore as chief information officer, bringing with him almost 20 years’ experience in the information technology and services industry.

All new Ford Focus ST revealed with diesel power

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Ford has revealed the all-new Focus ST; developed by Ford Performance to deliver nimble hot-hatch thrills in a stylish, comfortable and practical family car.

Call for evidence ends for pollutants from non-exhaust emissions

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The government’s call for evidence on pollutants from brake, tyre and road surface wear and the effect on air quality has now concluded.

Hyundai i30 1.0-litre spiced up with ‘N’ performance styling

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Hyundai has brought some of the ‘N’ – the brand’s performance arm – styling to the i30 range, with the introduction of an entry-level 1.0-litre T-GDi … Read More »

Street trim adds choice to Fiat Tipo Range

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Fiat has updated its Tipo range to include Street trim, which sits above Easy trim and adds a touch of Italian street style.

London is sixth most gridlocked city in the world

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London has been listed as the sixth most congested city in the world, only coming behind Moscow, Istanbul, Bogota, Mexico City and São Paulo.

Last chance to have say in WLTP review

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Fleet experts are urging industry stakeholders to have their say in the Government’s review of the impact of WLTP on vehicle taxation – which closes for … Read More »

WLTP failure will hike up CO2, warns fleet industry

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Government attempts to decarbonise road transport will be derailed if the Treasury fails to take action to mitigate the effects of the switch to WLTP.

EU new car market recovering from WLTP toll

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The impact of the WLTP cycle introduction continues to rumble on, albeit on a lesser scale than in previous months.

Trakm8 Prime gets lower pricing and 30-day contract

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Trakm8 is introducing new, lower pricing and a 30-day rolling contract for its Trakm8 Prime plug n play vehicle tracking solution.

Masternaut webinar to help fleets stay CAZ-compliant

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Masternaut is to run a webinar to help fleets avoid charges from future Clean Air Zones (CAZ), including the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

£24m funding boost to help more London taxi drivers go green

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The Mayor of London has announced plans to make an extra £24m available to help more black drivers switch to electric vehicles.

Audi to reveal next stage in electric mobility at Geneva

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Audi has revealed first sketches of its “next stage in electric mobility”; the Audi Q4 e-tron electric car concept.

eBay closes deal with Cox Automotive to acquire Motors.co.uk

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eBay has completed its acquisition of Motors.co.uk, following approval from the Competition and Markets Authority earlier this week.

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

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

Huge demand for PCH, says Ogilvie

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Ogilvie Fleet has reported a huge growth in demand for Personal Contract Hire (PCH) from drivers giving up company cars as well as from the wider … Read More »

RAC and Autofirst collaboration brings ‘biggest independent garage network in country’

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The RAC has partnered with Autofirst Network to create what’s billed as the biggest independent garage network in the country.

Highways England to mitigate impact of motorway roadworks

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Highways England is taking action to reduce the impact of motorway roadworks for drivers in the north west while also looking to improve the roll-out of … Read More »

Vauxhall announces pricing for Vivaro Life

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Vauxhall has announced pricing details for its Vivaro Life MPV, which arrives late summer ahead of an electric version in 2021.

Drink-drive fatalities reach eight-year high

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The number of drink-drive fatalities reached an eight-year high in 2017, leading to renewed calls for a zero-tolerance drink-drive limit, increased education on the risks of … Read More »

Mayor of London proposes £25m ULEZ car scrappage fund

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The Mayor of London has announced plans for a £25m car scrappage fund that would run alongside the previously announced van scheme to help make Londoners … Read More »

MaaS Investment Fund plans take shape

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Local authorities and public/private transport operators are being invited to sign up to two consultation workshops that will help shape the Scottish Government’s Mobility as a … Read More »

Used car market stable despite uncertainty

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The used car market is following normal seasonal patterns despite uncertainty in the economy as a whole, according to Manheim parent Cox Automotive.

First interior shot and Honda Urban EV details revealed

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Ahead of the Geneva Motor Show 2019, Honda has revealed the first image of the prototype dashboard of its hotly anticipated battery-electric Urban EV hatchback.

LeasePlan results see 4.4% rise in serviced fleet

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LeasePlan has reported its fourth quarter and full-year 2018 results, which saw its global serviced fleet rise 4.4% while its net result was up for Q4 … Read More »

Today in Fleet – Wednesday 13 February

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All the key news in fleet…

Ford warns of UK exit if ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit goes ahead

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Ford is said to be ramping up plans to ship production out of the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.