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Category : Latest News

UK in danger of slipping behind on autonomous vehicle readiness

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The UK risks losing its leadership position on developments in autonomous vehicles if infrastructure issues aren’t tackled, according to KPMG.

In-car tech deskilling drivers at ‘detriment of road safety’, say fleets

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Cost, green credentials and technology are key drivers for fleet managers but many have concerns over the knock-on effects of increased in-vehicle technologies.

Grey fleet is ‘ticking time bomb’ in post-lockdown travel, says Venson

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Changing work practices as a result of the pandemic could bring a “ticking time bomb” for fleets as more drivers turn to grey fleet vehicle usage.

Birmingham’s Air Quality Action Plan to go out to consultation

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Birmingham City Council has approved a consultation on the latest version of its Air Quality Action Plan, which includes a Class D charging Clean Air Zone … Read More »

‘Back to Business’ advice for fleets, leasing and mobility providers 

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A free guide is now available to fleets, bringing tailored advice across the industry on returning to a ‘new normal’.

Nissan enables EV drivers to pay for parking with electricity

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Normally the stuff of sci-fi films, electric vehicles can now be used to pay for parking at a Nissan exhibition space in Japan.

Pump prices rise again but possible respite on way

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Petrol and diesel pump prices shot up again in July as oil prices continued to recover, but drivers could see a fall in the coming weeks.

Alphabet appoints Clive Buhagiar as interim COO

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Alphabet has appointed Clive Buhagiar as its interim chief operating officer as Uwe Hildinger moves to Alphabet Germany as chief executive officer.

Prices and CO2 revealed for all-new Toyota Yaris Hybrid

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Toyota has revealed pricing and specs for the fourth-generation Yaris, which launches this week with an all-hybrid line-up, priced from £19,910.

Impact of air pollution on Covid-19 underscored in new anti-idling campaign

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A new London-wide campaign has launched today (3 August), encouraging fleets to tackle air pollution caused by idling engines and backed by evidence that air pollution … Read More »

Fleet navigates EV tax minefield with help of consultancy

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Fleets deploying fully electric cars but with back-up petrol or diesels for longer journeys are being warned of a tax minefield that could see additional BiK … Read More »

Terry Hiles appointed as ADLV chair

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Licence Check’s Terry Hiles has been elected to the role of chairperson at the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV), following the retirement of founding chair … Read More »

Europe’s used car sales exceed pre-lockdown levels as demand outstrips supply

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Europe’s used car market continued to recover in June, with sales rising above pre-lockdown levels and demand for greener cars showing a particular surge.

Manage rising grey fleet use with new virtual driver training

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New virtual driver training is now available from Cardinus to help fleets manage the risks of increasing grey fleet use post-pandemic.

Clarity on safe repair of ADAS-equipped vehicles to benefit road safety

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The insurance and automotive industries have agreed a set of requirements that will ensure vehicles with ADAS equipment can be repaired, serviced and maintained while continuing … Read More »

DriveTech revamps online risk assessment and e-learning modules for 2020

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DriveTech has refreshed and improved its online risk assessment and expanded the range of e-learning modules significantly to ensure flexible and tailored solutions for fleets.

EV energy bundle helps drivers slash charging costs

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Electric vehicle drivers can now access a new energy starter bundle said to give the UK’s lowest priced overnight fixed rate – 8,000 miles for £80.

New Mercedes-Benz E-Class pricing announced

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The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon and Estate are now on sale, with prices starting from £39,130 for the entry-level E 200 Sport Saloon and £41,460 for … Read More »

Latest crash statistics reveal no improvement in UK road deaths

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The UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, is calling for the Government to lead driving down death and injury on UK roads after a … 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…

AECOM and Zapinamo launch electric fleet smart charging management system

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A new smart system aimed at fleet and infrastructure owners to manage charging in the most energy efficient way is to be launched following the signing … Read More »

SMMT warns latest UK car production plunges are taste of things to come

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UK car production declined almost 43% in June according to the latest figures issued by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with a gloomy … Read More »

Free2Move introduces new rental mobility offer

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Free2Move has become its own separate business entity and merged with TravelCar to introduce new rental opportunites.

A single date for the net-zero transition is a mistake, says BVRLA

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Setting a single date for ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles would be a mistake, the BVRLA has told the Government in … Read More »

Dacia Duster chosen by South Central Ambulance Service fleet

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The South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) has taken delivery of 40 Dacia Dusters for use by its Community First Responders.

Venson survey shows motorists perceived to be more distracted by in-car tech

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A recent survey by Venson Automotive Solutions has found that 68% of drivers have noticed an increase in other drivers being distracted by dashboard controls or … Read More »

‘Smart ant’ algorithms cut vehicle fleet emissions in half

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Aston University researchers claim that fleets of commercial vehicles operating in large towns and cities could halve their emissions using a new technology that imitates how … Read More »

Terry Hiles appointed as new ADLV chair

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The ADLV (Association for Driving Licence Verification) has announced a new board following recent elections and the retirement of founding Chair Malcolm Maycock.

£2bn scheme announced to see roads overhaul to encourage cycling and walking

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Thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for everyone and bikes available on prescription will be rolled out under new plans to overhaul … Read More »

Thierry Bolloré announced as new CEO of Jaguar Land Rover

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Ex-Renault boss, Thierry Bolloré, has been appointed to the role of chief executive officer of Jaguar Land Rover, effective 10 September 2020.