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Category : Latest News

On-demand transit could cut urban traffic by 15-30%

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Turning to on-demand microtransit could enable cities to reduce traffic by 15-30% while also cutting pollution.

Motorpoint appoints first-ever chief operating officer

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Andy Smyth has joined used car supermarket Motorpoint as the firm’s first-ever chief operating officer.

New Octavia to spearhead Škoda’s plug-in range

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Škoda’s new Octavia line-up will include two plug-in hybrids predicted to take up to a third of UK volume – with renewed Benefit-in-Kind incentives next April … Read More »

All systems go for mandatory new car safety tech

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EU Member States have given the green light to new vehicle safety standards that will see features such as AEB and Intelligent Speed Assistance become mandatory … Read More »

BP’s cross-border travel solution arrives in UK

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BP has launched its combined Tollbox for the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) solution in the UK, enabling streamlined travel across Europe.

Radius acquires The Burley Group

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Radius Payment Solutions has acquired commercial insurance broker, The Burley Group, for an undisclosed amount.

168-strong fleet of electric bikes to hit Edinburgh next spring

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A fleet of 168 e-bikes will be launched in the Scottish capital next spring for full public use.

Volvo encourages fleet PHEV drivers to plug in with free electricity offer

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Fleet drivers purchasing a Volvo plug-in hybrid car can benefit from a year’s free electricity under a new offer intended to encourage drivers to plug in.

Five biggest driving risks revealed in new telematics data

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Research has revealed the five most common dangers behind the wheel, led by bad driving and followed by road type, shift length, sun position and day … Read More »

Act now to prevent ‘huge’ EV battery waste mountain, say scientists

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The UK needs to take action on EV battery recycling now to prevent a “huge” battery waste mountain in the future, scientists say.

Derek McMullan assumes IAM RoadSmart chairman role

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IAM RoadSmart has named Derek McMullan as its new chairman, replacing Andy Barratt.

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

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

Radius acquires Sure-Track

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Crewe-based Radius Payment Solutions, which runs telematics and fuel card brands Kinesis and UK Fuels, has acquired Sure-Track for an undisclosed amount.

Mobile phone use still top 10 peeve for drivers despite offences declining

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Other drivers’ use of mobile phones is seen as the most annoying habit on the road despite offences declining.

Scotland’s travel smartcards now offer multimodal mobility

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Travellers in Scotland can now use all 16 types of public transport smartcards across all modes and operators, aiding mobility.

InstaVolt milestone demonstrates growing confidence in EVs

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EV charging network InstaVolt has reached a key milestone of one Gigawatt hour of renewable power delivered to electric vehicle users across the UK, which is … Read More »

Prices and specs revealed for Citroën C5 Aircross Hybrid

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Citroën has launched a plug-in hybrid version of its C5 Aircross SUV, bringing CO2 emissions of 39g/km and a 31-mile electric-only range to aid fleets looking … Read More »

Plug-in grants must continue for long term, says BVRLA

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Plug-in vehicle grants should be extended for the long-term while CO2-based taxes also need revamping to support fleet take-up of greener vehicles.

Arnaud Bosvieux joins Manheim leadership team

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Manheim has appointed Arnaud Bosvieux as customer relationship director.

Road deaths in Scotland rise 11% as overall casualties fall

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The number of people killed in reported road accidents in Scotland rose 11% in 2018 despite an equivalent decrease in overall casualties.

Licence Check reports latest set of record results

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Licence Check has seen further record results in terms of the number of licence checks it has carried out on company drivers – announced as it … Read More »

Sleeping fobs address keyless vulnerability problem but long-term fix still needed

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Carmakers’ introduction of sleeping fobs is helping to resolve the keyless vulnerability problem in the short term but a long-term solution is still needed.

Fit-to-drive declarations ‘more important’ as drink and drug driving increases

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Fit-to-drive declarations are becoming “more important” in the light of increased levels of drink and drug driving reported by the police – and could even help … Read More »

Toyota reveals prices and specs for all-hybrid C-HR range

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Toyota has upgraded its C-HR crossover with a number of updates, including the introduction of an all-hybrid range.

Bristol diesel ban moves to next stage

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Plans to ban diesels in Bristol city centre have advanced to the next stage after securing approval from the council cabinet.

Global Fleet Champions report explores how to engage drivers with key safety messages

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New guidance on raising driver awareness of key road safety messages is now available from the Global Fleet Champions (GFC) campaign run by Brake.

BVRLA to monitor compliance with vehicle terrorism prevention scheme

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The Government has enlisted the BVRLA to monitor and assess compliance against its Rental Vehicle Security Scheme.

HSE should increase focus on at-work driver safety, says IAM RoadSmart

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The Health and Safety Executive is being urged to bring the safety of those who drive for work higher up its priority list – part of … Read More »

Drop in petrol price not good enough, says RAC

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The price of petrol fell for the third month running in October but fuel prices are still too high, according to the RAC.

SEAT targets mobility service providers with fully electric eScooter

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SEAT is to launch an electric motorcycle – its first motorcycle ever – as it looks to target both private customers and sharing services.