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Category : Latest News

UK’s first converted ‘Electric Avenue’ to address growing EV demand

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Residents in Westminster can now access lamppost electric vehicle charging posts at the UK’s first ‘Electric Avenue’.

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

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

Commercial Vehicle Show 2020 cancelled

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Next month’s Commercial Vehicle Show 2020 has been cancelled in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the organisers looking into the possibility of postponing it to … Read More »

Train services to be cut in focus on providing vital services

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Rail services are to be cut to reflect lower passenger demand while keeping vital services running.

Transport law shake-up to make journeys smarter and greener

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The Government launched a call for evidence on UK transport laws earlier this week in a move to use new transport technology to make journeys easier, … Read More »

Overnight charging essential for EV adoption

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Government electric vehicle charging plans should switch from focusing on rapid charging to on-street residential and workplace charging to incentivise more people to transition to electric … Read More »

Honda and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles become latest to idle plants

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The list of carmakers suspending operations in Europe and overseas continues to growth, as manufacturers take action on declining demand and the need to protect workers.

COVID-19: the latest news concerning fleets

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This page contains the most important fleet news relating to COVID-19 and is updated with new stories regularly.

Škoda adds Kodiaq police dog vehicle to blue-light fleet

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A specialist blue-light version of the Škoda Kodiaq large SUV is now available as a police dog vehicle, bringing a raft of dog-friendly features.

Volkswagen safety tech scores Euro NCAP ‘Advanced’ award

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Euro NCAP has given Volkswagen’s Car2X communication system becomes an ‘Advanced’ award; the first to be given by the organisation in nearly six years.

TfL closes 40 Tube stations but reduced service to still run

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Transport for London (TfL) has closed 40 underground stations but is pushing ahead with a reduced service that will support London’s key workers during the Covid-19 … Read More »

Sharpfibre goes all-electric with Tesla fleet

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Specialist fire protection contractor Sharpfibre has now gone all-electric for its fleet of company cars with new Tesla Model 3s provided by Gofor Finance.

New Sorento to herald Kia’s most high-tech car ever

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Kia has officially revealed its new Sorento SUV, which introduces bold new styling and hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains as well as a raft of connectivity … Read More »

Pod Point secures new finance to support Tesco charge points roll-out

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Pod Point has secured finance from Triodos Bank UK as it pushes ahead with work to install EV charge points at 600 Tesco stores in the … Read More »

‘Way too many’ fleets reliant on outdated technology

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Outdated technology is holding back businesses from managing fleets effectively and when it comes to transitioning to ‘usership’ and car sharing.

Vehicle rental has vital role in coronavirus response, says BVRLA

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The vehicle rental sector has an essential role in maintaining the essential movement of goods, people and services during the Covid-19 virus outbreak.

New rental model gives fleets access to video telematics

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SureCam has introduced a new dashcam rental model that allows businesses to bundle hardware and software into one monthly payment to remove the ‘prohibitive’ initial outlay … Read More »

Toyota and VW among latest carmakers to halt production at European plants

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Toyota, BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have become the latest carmakers to suspend production in Europe in response to the Covid-19 emergency.

Local authorities get £2.2m government funding to tackle air pollution

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A total of 16 councils in England have received part of a total £2.2m government funding package to help projects encouraging active and cleaner transport and … Read More »

Merger of ACFO and ICFM to give ‘increased voice through combined strength’

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ACFO and ICFM have teamed up to create a single industry association, intended to give “increased voice through combined strength” to anyone with fleet responsibilities.

RED Driving School moves into fleet driver training with NFE acquisition

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RED Driving School has acquired NFE Group for an undisclosed amount, marking its expansion into the fleet driver training sector.

Transport for London to run reduced service in coronavirus response

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed that Transport for London (TfL) services will be reduced to a weekend level in the coming days to fight coronavirus.

Gnewt Cargo founder Sam Clarke joins Gridserve to drive electrification

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Gnewt Cargo founder Sam Clarke is joining Gridserve to lead its vehicle electrification work.

‘Major knowledge gap’ could hinder fleet adoption of electric vehicles

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Overcoming a knowledge gap on electric vehicles could prove the “greatest challenge” for uptake, with much greater work needed to prevent misinformation among businesses and drivers.

More carmakers step in to maintain Plug-in Car Grant levels

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DS Automobiles and Peugeot have become the latest carmakers to top up the Plug-in Car Grant back to its previous level for their customers after last … Read More »

PSA latest carmaker to halt European production to limit coronavirus impact

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Carmakers including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford and now Groupe PSA have temporarily suspended production at various plants in Europe in response to the Covid-19 emergency.

Clean Air Zone alternatives under spotlight in Coventry consultation

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Businesses and residents in Coventry are being asked to have their say about plans to cut pollution in Coventry without introducing a Clean Air Zone.

Transport Committee relaunches inquiry on young and novice drivers

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The Transport Select Committee is returning to its inquiry to scrutinise the Government’s actions to reduce the risks of young and novice drivers being involved in … Read More »

New Ford tech addresses rural driving dangers

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Ford has introduced new technology that could help keep drivers safer on rural roads.

Police fleets recognised for safety efforts at DriveTech Vision Zero Awards

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DriveTech has revealed the winners of its Vision Zero Awards, which recognise police forces running campaigns or initiatives focused on road casualty reduction and safer roads.