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Nexus tool to cut vehicle damage costs

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Nexus Vehicle Rental has launched a new damage reporting tool to help prevent customers paying unnecessary vehicle damage charges.

BVRLA sets out leasing and rental challenges for 2019

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2019 will bring some significant challenges for vehicle rental and leasing firms but the industry is taking action to seize the initiative.

Motorway chargepoints should be saved for pure EVs, report finds

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Plug-in hybrids should be stopped from using rapid chargepoints on motorways until they can accept electricity at a faster rate to stop blocking pure EVs.

BT pledges to deploy EVs on fleet

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BT Group has made a major commitment to deploy electric vehicles on its fleet under the EV100 initiative.

Pricing and specs revealed for Seat Tarraco seven-seat SUV

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Seat has opened order books for its flagship Tarraco SUV, which is priced from £28,320.

Fleet values still at near-record levels, says BCA

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Average used car values at BCA rose again in October, with values for fleet and lease and dealer part-exchange vehicles still at near record levels and … Read More »

Nationwide Windscreen Services scoops Lex award

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Lex Autolease has awarded Nationwide Windscreen Services its Fleet Service Supplier of the Year title at its annual Supplier Focus Day.

Aston Barclay deploys Alexa service

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Aston Barclay is using Alexa technology to share the group’s auction programme to buyers through a new service.

Alex Smith named MD of Volkswagen Group UK

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Alex Smith is to become managing director of Volkswagen Group UK in the New Year, marking his return to the group after two years at Nissan.

Škoda Scala takes fight to Golf and Focus

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Škoda has taken the wraps off its Scala hatchback, which provides it with its first-ever direct rival to the VW Golf and Ford Focus.

Car sharing to bring cost savings and convenience for fleets, says Turo

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Fleets could cut rental costs by up to 35% while also benefiting from increased convenience by turning to car sharing.

Car remains king among transport options

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Total motor vehicle traffic in Great Britain reached a new record level in 2017, with the car continuing to be the dominant means of travel.

Tim White joins Hyundai as national fleet sales manager

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Hyundai Motor UK has appointed Tim White as national fleet sales manager with a remit to help shape the carmaker’s fleet strategy.

More work needed to encourage switch to telematics insurance

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Cheaper insurance and improved safety are helping to encourage some drivers to make the shift to telematics-based insurance policies but more work is needed to persuade … 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…

Fuel prices fall again but rises on cards

1 week ago / 0 comments

Asda has announced it’s to cut petrol and diesel prices by up to 2p, with other supermarkets expected to follow, but the fuel cuts could be … Read More »

SUV future for diesel Kia models

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Kia may have big plans for electric cars but diesel will still have a role in those sectors where it’s best served.

Europcar adds 300 Volvo V60s to UK fleet

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Europcar has become the first rental brand to put the new Volvo V60 compact executive estate (see road test here) on its fleet.

Microlise takes 20% stake in Trakm8

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Telematics giant Microlise has acquired a 20% stake in Trakm8 as it says the two firms will explore collaborations but will retain their separate operations.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class gets petrol plug-in hybrid

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Mercedes-Benz has added a petrol plug-in hybrid to the E-Class line-up to complete its PHEV range.

New-gen battery tech to provide 300-mile range in next Kia EV

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Kia has confirmed its next major electric vehicle (EV), due circa 2020, will offer a range in excess of 300 miles and will likely be equipped … Read More »

Government and rental firms crack down on vehicle terrorism

1 week ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has launched a Rental Vehicle Security Scheme which aims to increase counter-terrorism awareness across the sector and mitigate the risk of rental vehicles being used as … Read More »

Cheap personal breathalysers ‘next to useless’, says FleetCheck

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Fleets are being advised to warn their drivers about the inaccuracy of cheap personal breathalysers in the run-up to Christmas.

Facelifted Renault Kadjar brings new spec line-up and engines

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Renault is to open order books for its facelifted Kadjar next month, introducing a new engine-range and a revised trim line-up.

Diesel leasing rising in popularity

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Diesel car registrations are still falling dramatically but diesel leasing is showing a strong increase in popularity.

Fleets returning to regional remarketing, says Epyx

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Although recent years have seen fleets turn away from regional-based remarketing, the last few months have brought evidence of a return to the practice.

TMC guide outlines mileage reimbursement for PHEVs

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TMC has published an updated version of its concise guide on business mileage rates with latest advice on reimbursing fleet drivers of electric and plug-in hybrid … Read More »

Vauxhall fleet sales director James Taylor promoted to wider role

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Vauxhall fleet sales and remarketing director James Taylor has been promoted to the wider role of general sales director, effective immediately.  

Deadline extended for Great British Fleet Awards 2019

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Fleet managers and suppliers still have time to enter next year’s Great British Fleet Awards, with the deadline now extended to 17 December due to a … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz B-Class pricing and specs announced

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Mercedes-Benz has opened order books for the new B-Class, which is priced from £26,975 OTR and includes two RDE-2 compliant diesels.