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WLTP impact on fleet registrations starts to level out

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Fleet new car registrations fell for the third month running in November but the slowdown in the decline indicates that the impact of the switch to … Read More »

Honda augments Civic range with new Sport Line trim

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Honda has added a new Sport Line trim to its Civic range, bringing bespoke equipment and styling compared to the standard model.

Prices and specs revealed for hybrid-only Toyota Rav4

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Toyota has opened pre-orders for its fifth-generation Rav4, which brings a hybrid-only line-up in line with the brand’s plans to axe diesel across its line-up.

Fuel retailers still not passing on wholesale savings, says RAC

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November may have seen the largest petrol price drop in four years but retailers have still not cut prices back enough. So says the RAC as its … Read More »

ViaVan expands ridesharing service in London

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Mercedes-Benz Vans and US technology start-up Via have expanded their on-demand ridesharing ViaVan joint venture further across London – including the scheme’s first UK airport launch.

Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP rating

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been told to step up to the mark on vehicle safety after the 2018 Fiat Panda was given a zero-star rating in … Read More »

Merck Sharp & Dohme trials PHEVs under fleet mobility review

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Pharmaceutical giant Merck Sharp & Dohme is reviewing its mobility policy, including trialling plug-in hybrid vehicles, to see if employee travel can be made more efficient, … Read More »

Pricing and specs announced for new Kia e-Niro

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Kia has announced pricing and specifications for its e-Niro SUV (see road test here), which goes on sale in April as the brand’s second global electric … Read More »

5 reasons why fleets should attend The Great British Fleet Event 2019

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The inaugural Great British Fleet Event takes place on 24 January 2019 at the Novotel London West, Hammersmith. Natalie Middleton looks at why fleets and mobility … Read More »

Hyundai Kona Electric driving range corrected to 279 miles

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Hyundai has revised the official WLTP range for its Kona Electric SUV downwards after confirming it had suffered the same testing issues reported yesterday for the … Read More »

Whitehorn stands down as Hyundai UK president and CEO

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Hyundai has announced that Tony Whitehorn is to stand down from his role as the company’s UK president and CEO at the end of this year.

Barry Beeston joins Circle Leasing as managing director

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Fleet and automotive industry specialist Barry Beeston has joined courtesy car giant Circle Leasing as managing director.

BCA opens dedicated BMW refurb centre

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BCA Fleet Solutions has opened a facility for BMW UK to manage the appraisal and refurbishment of up to 55,000 vehicles a year.

Bill to clamp down on private car companies gets Commons support

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The House of Commons has lent its approval to a private members’ bill seeking to protect drivers from unscrupulous private car parking companies.

90% of drivers support in-car alcolocks

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The vast majority of drivers would support breathalysers being installed in cars to prevent drink driving, new research finds.

Kia e-Niro official range downgraded

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Kia Motors Europe has revised the WLTP range figure for its forthcoming e-Niro SUV as it says the previously published figures had been incorrectly supplied by … Read More »

Visitor registration opens for ‘3 in 1′ Great British Fleet Event

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Fleet and mobility managers can now register for January’s Great British Fleet Event, which will bring an information-packed line-up of conference, exhibition and awards to highlight … Read More »

Toyota Corolla pricing and specs announced

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Toyota has revealed pricing and specifications for the new Corolla hatchback and Touring Sports estate as pre-orders open.

Business drivers regularly getting behind wheel while over the limit

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A total of 2.2 million Brits drive regularly for work high on drink and drugs, new research shows.

Drink and drug driving is ‘for losers’, says world champion racing driver

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Drivers are being urged not to touch drink or drugs before getting behind the wheel as new research finds a worrying number of people think drink … Read More »

Daytime running light check could make ‘important road safety difference’

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Drivers are being urged to carry out a quick check on their daytime running lights to make sure they know whether they need to switch to … Read More »

Facelifted Ford Edge debuts 2WD for UK

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Ford’s facelifted Edge SUV is now available to order, bringing revised design, new driver assistance tech and an updated powertrain line-up, including its first two-wheel drive … Read More »

KAR Auction Services to augment UK services through new acquisition

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KAR Auction Services, the US parent of ADESA Remarketing, is to acquire Belgium-based online auction company CarsOnTheWeb (COTW) in a move that will significantly extend its … Read More »

Marston’s becomes first pub to roll out rapid EV chargers

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Marston’s Inns and Taverns has partnered with Engenie to roll out rapid chargers across its 1,600-plus sites nationwide – said to mark a first among the pub … Read More »

Ed Hickin named head of business sales at Citroën UK

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Citroën UK has appointed Ed Hickin as its new head of business sales, effective 1 December 2018.

AA tech to enable online breakdown reporting

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New technology that allow drivers to report a vehicle breakdown online and track patrol progress is being developed by the AA – and has already won … Read More »

Further supermarket fuel cuts announced

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Asda is to cut fuel prices further from tomorrow, marking its third weekend running of price cuts.

EST and Go Ultra Low to map out local authority EV incentives

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The Energy Saving Trust is asking local authorities to fill in a short survey that will be used to help map the different electric vehicle incentives … Read More »

Tesco to kit out stores with 2,400 EV charging bays

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Tesco is to fit more than 2,400 charging bays at some 600 stores over the next three years – said to mark the UK’s largest free … Read More »

New Kia Soul EV brings extra power and range

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Kia has unveiled its second-generation Soul EV, which launches in 2019 and will bring increased power and range.