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Category : Latest News

EV infrastructure to get a boost following EDF and NEoT partnership

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EDF Energy has entered into a partnership with NEoT Capital to accelerate the delivery of key infrastructure for electric vehicles in the UK.

Hybrids remain ‘real disruptor’ to new car market

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Diesel sales are unlikely to recover in the foreseeable future from the various blows dealt to them, putting hybrids rather than electric or petrol vehicles in … Read More »

Renault’s Alliance Ventures buys into The Mobility House

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For an undisclosed sum, Alliance Ventures – the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi – has invested in a platform that integrates vehicle batteries into power … Read More »

Government slammed by House of Lords for ‘rushing through’ net zero

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The House of Lords has “rebuked” the Government for committing the UK to a net zero emissions target with “little scrutiny and no plan for how … 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…

Over half of drivers speed in 30mph zones

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More than half (52%) of car drivers speed in 30mph zones, leading to calls for concerted action to tackle speeding.

EVs no longer just a rational choice, research shows

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Driver appeal for electric vehicles has become as important a reason for switching out of petrol and diesel models as financial and environmental savings, according to … Read More »

Today in Fleet – Thursday 27 June

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All the key news in fleet…

Ford to cut 12,000 jobs in Europe under restructuring plans

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Ford has announced that around 12,000 jobs are to go in Europe in line with restructuring plans intended to bring the carmaker back into profit.

Kia positions XCeed as sporty crossover

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Kia has outlined details of its XCeed crossover, which will target buyers looking for SUV practicality with claimed hatchback driving dynamics.

Škoda Kodiaq vRS ready for hot pursuit

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Skoda has modified its Kodiaq vRS SUV as a police pursuit vehicle, bringing a 7.0-second 0-62mph time and a top speed of 136mph.

Towing compliancy risks rise as licence demographics change

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Businesses are being urged to ensure their drivers have the correct licence and insurances for towing, including on company cars used for leisure purposes, following recent … Read More »

UK car manufacturing down for 12th month running

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UK car production fell for the 12th month in a row in May – with output already down 21.0% for the year to date.

Karl Ward to manage Aston Barclay’s Wakefield ‘Northern Powerhouse’

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Aston Barclay has appointed Karl Ward, previously remarketing manager at Ogilvie Fleet Ltd, as manager of for its new Wakefield super centre.

Vauxhall Corsa revealed in petrol and diesel guise

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Vauxhall has unveiled the petrol and diesel variants of its new Corsa, just weeks after the electric model was revealed.

BCA agrees terms of £1.9bn offer from TDR Capital

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The board at BCA Marketplace has agreed the terms of a potential £1.9bn takeover through TDR Capital LLP – part of a consortium of investors that … Read More »

Geotab GO9 device gets European debut

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Geotab is making its GO9 telematics device available in Europe to complement its existing range of tracking solutions for fleets.

RDE2 engines but no diesel PHEV for updated Audi Q7

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Audi has dropped the diesel plug-in hybrid from the updated Q7 line-up, readying a petrol alternative said to be more in tune with global tastes, alongside … Read More »

‘Crash-for-cash’ scammers develop dangerous new tactic

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Motorists are being warned of a new ‘hide and crash’ tactic being used by scammers across the UK – with potentially lethal consequences.

Fleet remarketing tactics must evolve to keep pace, says Aston Barclay

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Fleet operators must revisit their remarketing tactics to ensure they’re ready for the accelerating evolution of the fleet remarketing sector.

Technology alone not a solution for poor driving, says IAM RoadSmart

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Businesses are missing out on opportunities to improve road safety for their drivers by relying on technology alone to solve the problem for them.

National Windscreens investment to support East of England growth plans

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National Windscreens has expanded its training school network further, with the opening of a new training centre in Peterborough.

Smart platform to more than halve the cost of charging

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A new smart charging platform said to more than halve the cost of charging plug-in vehicles compared to regular charging has launched in the UK.

BMW moves electric car plans ‘up a gear’

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BMW says it’s accelerating its electric car plans after meeting its own target two years ahead of schedule.

Prices and specs revealed for 2019 Škoda Superb ahead of PHEV arrival

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The updated Škoda Superb hatch and estate is now available to order, bringing design and technology updates along with new engines, including a plug-in hybrid due … Read More »

Renault predicts mainstream UK role for new hybrids

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Renault sees potential for its forthcoming hybrid and plug-in hybrid technology as a way to differentiate its products and support growth in retail and ‘true fleet’ … Read More »

VisionTrack supports business growth and product development with new roles

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VisionTrack has created two brand-new management roles to support business growth and product development – including future collision warning, fleet safety and video analytics solutions.

Hyundai names new sales director

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Rob Turnbull has joined Hyundai Motor UK as its new sales director.

FleetEurope marks 25th anniversary

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FleetEurope is celebrating its milestone 25th anniversary as the vehicle management solutions specialist also says it’s on track to double revenues this year.

Hard Brexit border delays could cost UK auto sector £50k a minute

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Border delays from a hard Brexit could cost the UK automotive sector up to £50k a minute, according to the first-ever UK auto trade report.