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Category : Latest News

Budget 2021: Kerbside charging should be a focus, says Association of Fleet Professionals

3 months ago / 0 comments

The Government needs to take ownership of the issues with kerbside charging and include action in next month’s Budget.

Bott deploys first fully electric cars

4 months ago / 0 comments

Vehicle conversions specialist Bott has taken delivery of its first electric cars under its work to become more sustainable and environmentally conscious.

EU flag removed from new-style driving licences and number plates

4 months ago / 0 comments

The EU flag has now been removed from future driving licences and number plates in the UK, marking the first anniversary of Brexit.

DriveTech training videos to provide ‘quick nudges’ on fleet safety best practice

4 months ago / 0 comments

DriveTech has launched a series of new training videos, providing an easier way for fleets to engage with drivers on safety.

Mercedes-Benz now connected to Webfleet telematics platform

4 months ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz cars and vans can now be used to connect with Webfleet Solutions’ telematics platform, providing a wealth of fleet insights without the need for hardware … Read More »

Allianz outsources 1,000 car fleet to Fleet Logistics UK

4 months ago / 0 comments

Allianz Insurance has outsourced the management of its entire UK company car fleet to Fleet Logistics UK while also switching to leasing.

Fall in used car values is direct result of lockdown, says Cap HPI

4 months ago / 0 comments

Values for three-year-old cars fell 1.4% during January; an anomaly that was the direct result of the pandemic, according to Cap HPI.

Commercial fleet activity high in second and third lockdowns

4 months ago / 0 comments

Commercial fleet activity has remained high in the second and third lockdowns, thanks to businesses successfully adapting to new ways of working.

Epyx connected car solution could transform SMR for fleets

4 months ago / 0 comments

A new epyx product launching later this quarter will provide a strong basis for future fleet connected car developments in service, maintenance and repair (SMR).

Government pledges £93m for vital road upgrades

4 months ago / 0 comments

‘Vital’ road upgrades to the tune of £93m have been given the go-ahead to fuel the economic recovery from the pandemic.

‘EV-incentivising BiK tax structure’ brings huge surge in electric vehicle orders

4 months ago / 0 comments

Fleet Alliance has reported a huge surge in electric vehicle orders, driven by both the 0% Benefit-in-Kind rate and the 2030 fossil-fuelled vehicles ban. 

Suzuki ‘well placed’ to broaden fleet appeal

4 months ago / 0 comments

Suzuki has said that fleet will remain a focus going forwards despite no longer having a head of fleet and remarketing.

Bristol Clean Air Zone not confirmed, says council

4 months ago / 0 comments

No firm decisions have been made yet on a charging Clean Air Zone for Bristol, according to the city council, despite reports saying it’s been confirmed.

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

4 months ago / 0 comments

This week’s top fleet industry stories…

ATS Euromaster’s free Digital Vehicle Health Check proves hit with drivers

4 months ago / 0 comments

ATS Euromaster’s has reported a huge rise in uptake for its free Digital Vehicle Health Checks, which provide key vehicle ‘physical health’ info for customers.

New head of sales and marketing at National Windscreens

4 months ago / 0 comments

Simon Hunt has joined National Windscreens as the head of sales and marketing.

AA innovation to transform recoveries for electric vehicles and 4x4s

4 months ago / 0 comments

A new game-changing solution to rescue electric vehicles and 4x4s is to significantly cut customer waiting times.

BP Pulse joins Ford Pass charging network

4 months ago / 0 comments

Ford has added BP Pulse to the Ford Pass charging network – increasing the network more than threefold.

New DfT campaign to combat winter lockdown speeding

4 months ago / 0 comments

A new THINK! campaign combating winter lockdown speeding has launched from the Department for Transport.

Premier Inn to roll out 1,000 rapid chargers on GeniePoint network

4 months ago / 0 comments

Premier Inn is to deploy 1,000 rapid chargers across its hotels chain; said to be the biggest roll-out of high-power EV chargers in the hospitality sector … Read More »

Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV goes on sale

4 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen has opened orders for the ID.4; its first fully electric SUV and its first global EV.

UK road deaths down significantly due to lockdown

4 months ago / 0 comments

New figures show a significant reduction in UK road deaths and casualties as a direct result of the fall in traffic during lockdown conditions.

UK car production at lowest level in a generation

4 months ago / 0 comments

UK car manufacturing output fell 29.3% in 2020 to 920,928 units, hitting the lowest total since 1984.

Major boost for EV charging in Warwickshire

4 months ago / 0 comments

More than 100 extra electric vehicle charging points are to go live in Warwickshire, following the county council’s award of a £584,000 contract to BP Pulse.

Arval to provide leasing options for YesAuto online sales platform

4 months ago / 0 comments

Arval has signed a deal to provide leasing options for new and used car platform YesAuto.

Xledger transition to EVs underpinned by Drive’s ODO platform

4 months ago / 0 comments

Cloud-based finance software specialist Xledger is implementing a green fleet for employees with the help of both Synergy Car Leasing and Drive Software Solutions.

Potential ‘explosion’ in grey fleet on cards

4 months ago / 0 comments

The grey fleet sector could see an “explosion” over the coming year as increasing numbers of people turn away from public transport.

Centrica supports ABB UK’s 2025 electric fleet plans

4 months ago / 0 comments

Centrica is supporting the ambitious electrification plans of ABB UK, which has committed to electrify its UK fleet by 2025.

Birmingham Clean Air Zone on schedule for June 2021 start date

4 months ago / 0 comments

Birmingham City Council is pushing ahead with plans to start its charging Clean Air Zone from 1 June 2021 and has started to install ANPR cameras … Read More »

Beware growing impact of pandemic on driver mental health, fleets urged

4 months ago / 0 comments

Fleets need to be aware of the growing impact of the pandemic on mental health and any subsequent safety risks to drivers.