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Category : Latest News

DPD deploys mobile air quality sensors on UK fleet

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Delivery company DPD is rolling out mobile air quality monitoring across six of the UK’s biggest cities with the help of its van fleet and facilities.

Citroën targets fleets with My Ami Cargo LCV

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Citroën has launched a single-seater van version of its zero-emission Ami tiny quadricycle, aimed at fleets and business users in urban areas.

Arrival and Uber to develop electric car for ride-hailing sector

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Electric vehicle maker Arrival is turning its attentions to the ride-hailing sector with plans to develop a purpose-built electric car.

New Škoda Fabia debuts with extra space and tech

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Škoda’s new Fabia supermini is to significantly enhance its fleet proposition, bringing claimed class-leading space along with latest infotainment and safety and assistance systems.

Cox Automotive to acquire German pkwNOW auction platform

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Cox Automotive is planning to acquire pkwNOW, a leading dealer-to-dealer (D2D) online auction platform in Germany.

UK new car sales forecast rises but grant changes to impact BEV demand

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The forecast for 2021 new car registrations has increased on the back of rising market confidence – but with fewer battery electric vehicles (BEVs) than expected … Read More »

Call for fleet changes as pandemic worsens pressures for drivers

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Pressures for working drivers that were already prevalent before the pandemic are now likely to worsen.

Autoglass appoints new national sales manager

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Autoglass has appointed Chris Abbotson as national sales manager to lead the company’s commercial team.

New Toyota Mirai hydrogen saloon gets much-reduced pricing and contract hire rates

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Toyota’s new Mirai hydrogen saloon has opened for orders, bringing increased range but heavily reduced pricing and business contract hire rates.

Genesis to launch in Europe with premium approach and future EV line-up

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Hyundai’s Genesis premium brand is to launch in Europe this summer, focused on premium luxury and with imminent plans for electric vehicles.

Moves to legalise driverless cars create potential pitfalls for fleets

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Government plans to make limited autonomous technology legal on UK roads later this year will have “no obvious benefits to fleets” but will create several potential … Read More »

Majority of Londoners say only zero-emission cars should be allowed after 2030

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A strong majority of Londoners want increased action on pollution from traffic, including from the mayor, according to new research.

MG5 electric vehicle now available on contract hire for ride-hailing drivers

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The MG5 electric estate car is now being made available to ride-hailing drivers across London on the WeFlex scheme.

Ford’s fully electric E-Transit van to start fleet trials in Europe

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The fully electric Ford E-Transit van and converted chassis cab models are to start trials in Europe shortly ahead of their launch in spring 2022.

Clean Air Zones seen as top concern by fleets

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Clean Air Zones (CAZs) are top of the list for challenges for fleets over the next five years in new decision-maker research.

Hidden heroes of transport praised in new campaign

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A new ‘Going the extra mile’ campaign has launched to showcase the work carried out by hidden heroes in the UK’s transport and logistics sector.

SOGO develops ‘industry-first’ monthly sal sac scheme for EVs

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A new salary sacrifice scheme that allows an employee to lease a new electric vehicle on a monthly basis has launched from SOGO.  

New KiaCharge Ionity bolt-on cuts cost of ultra-fast charging by 64%

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Kia has introduced a new Ionity bolt-on to its KiaCharge EV charging programme, enabling access to discounted ultra-fast charging for just £11.25 a month.

E.On launches cheaper renewable energy tariff for EV drivers

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E.On has introduced a duo of new energy tariffs, bringing cheaper renewables-backed charging for electric vehicle drivers.

Global electric car sales rocket 41% in 2020 but critical progress required

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The electric car market bucked the downturn in global auto sales in 2020 with growth of 41% and is on track for a “decade of strong … Read More »

Lex Auto client goes live with EV-only sal sac scheme

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Star Refrigeration has introduced a brand-new sustainable salary sacrifice scheme for all of its employees in partnership with Lex Autolease.

ChargePoint app now able to show nearest chargers via Android Auto

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ChargePoint has added support for Android Auto, enabling drivers to access a weath of charging functionality inside their electric vehicle.

Cupra expands line-up with new entry-level Formentor plug-in hybrid

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Cupra has added new powertrains to its Formentor SUV and Leon Estate models, including a new entry-level plug-in hybrid for the Formentor.

Kia reveals pricing and specs for EV6 electric flagship

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Kia has announced pricing and specifications for its new EV6 electric flagship, which opens for orders mid-May priced from £40,895.

Volkswagen introduces entry-level Golf plug-in hybrid

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Volkswagen has expanded the Golf’s plug-in hybrid line-up with the addition of a new entry-level 204hp eHybrid model expected to particularly appeal to fleets.

Vanarama deploys new platform to manage sales campaigns

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Vanarama has deployed Ebbon-Dacs’ new Stockviewer platform to manage its stock vehicles, special offers and tactical sales campaigns, enabling it to tailor content to meet need.

Covid impact on driving for work and employee wellbeing explored in new white paper

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The vital subject of how to improve work-related road safety – and employee wellbeing – in the wake of Covid-19 has come under focus in 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…

New Nissan Qashqai: Pricing and trims confirmed

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Nissan’s third-generation Qashqai is now on sale, priced from £23,535.

New appointment in Kia fleet team

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Moyosola Fujamade is joining the Kia Fleet Sales team as national contract hire relationship manager.