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Transition to zero-emissions is ‘greatest challenge since space race’, says CBI

5 months ago / 0 comments

The Government must help make zero-emission cars affordable and build the necessary charging infrastructure to encourage drivers to make the transition.

Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce to plan for rising EV use

5 months ago / 0 comments

The Government’s new Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce is to come under focus at today’s Zero Emission Vehicle Summit, helping to manage rising take-up of EVs.

£106m funding boost to accelerate UK EV development

5 months ago / 0 comments

The Prime Minister is earmarking a £106m funding package to help drive an “ambitious mission” for the UK to become a world leader in low-emission technology.

Lex customers to get £1,000 off cost of EVs

5 months ago / 0 comments

Lex Autolease is offering £1,000 towards the cost of the first 1,000 electric vehicles it leases from 2019 in a move to help drive EV adoption.

Lightfoot expands driver rewards tech to public

5 months ago / 0 comments

Lightfoot is making its driver behaviour technology available to the general public for the first time, building on its fleet success.

Vehicle livery is a ‘hotbed’ of brand corruption, says Mediafleet

5 months ago / 0 comments

Company vehicle branding is becoming ever-more important in the business battle but poor or corrupt livery can prove to be a huge cost to business.

CLM brings fresh approach to driver app

5 months ago / 0 comments

CLM Fleet Management has launched a driver app that’s available to all its end-users and brings a range of helpful features.

Bring 2% BiK rate forward to 2019, say leading firms

6 months ago / 1 comments

Addressing the cliff-edge in company car benefit-in-kind (BiK) tax rates and bringing forward the 2% rate to 2019/20 could help drive ULEV uptake.

Tusker retains NOE CPC framework

6 months ago / 0 comments

Tusker has retained the NOE CPC Vehicle Leasing and Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Schemes framework following a latest tender.

Government mulls green number plate scheme for ULEVs

6 months ago / 0 comments

Ultra-low emission vehicles could get green numberplates under a government scheme intended to incentivise ‘going green’.

Rob East stands down as Mercedes-Benz head of fleet

6 months ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz head of fleet Rob East is to move into a new role outside the carmaker after stepping down from his current position.

Tracker launches entry-level tracking device

6 months ago / 0 comments

Tracker has launched a new tracking solution, designed to bring “affordable” tracking.

Major free seminar to address ‘Challenges of 2019’ for used car sector

6 months ago / 0 comments

The impact of WLTP and the ASA ruling on the used car sector are to come under focus at a free seminar being hosted by the … Read More »

Fleets get access to £2m funding for e-cargo bikes

6 months ago / 0 comments

The Government has pledged £2m in funding for e-cargo bikes grants to help provide a zero-emission alternative to traditional last-mile delivery vehicles.

Removing Congestion Charge exemption could inflate minicab prices 16%

6 months ago / 0 comments

Sadiq Khan’s plans to remove Congestion Charge exemption from private hire vehicles (PHVs) will drive up fares for customers without actually tackling congestion.

Diesels and petrols could be banned in Square Mile

6 months ago / 1 comments

Streets in London’s Square Mile could go ULEV-only based on results from a forthcoming pilot.

WLTP disruption could boost used values

6 months ago / 0 comments

Used fleet values could see an uplift in an already stable market as a result of the 1 September switch to the new Worldwide harmonized Light … Read More »

Apollo expands winter range with new tyre for fleets

6 months ago / 0 comments

Apollo Vredestein has expanded its winter range with the new Aspire XP Winter tyre.

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

6 months ago / 0 comments

This week’s top fleet industry stories…

Hazard perception test not fit for purpose, say new drivers

6 months ago / 0 comments

More than half (53%) of new drivers say the current hazard perception test is out of date and in need of modernisation.

Volvo 360c autonomous concept could transform commuting

6 months ago / 0 comments

Volvo has unveiled a new autonomous concept that it says could radically change the way people commute, including replacing domestic air travel.

Dark web brings new dimension to vehicle theft

6 months ago / 0 comments

Vehicle thieves are now turning to the ‘dark web’ to buy stolen identities, fuelling a surge in organised crime, anti-fraud experts have warned.

SMEs plagued by repair costs and downtime

6 months ago / 0 comments

The average UK SME is being hit with a £6,000 repair bill each year due to vehicle accidents, new research suggests.

Court rules Frankfurt must ban older diesels

6 months ago / 0 comments

Frankfurt is to become the fifth major German city to instate a diesel ban following a court ruling.

Komfort reaps benefits of switch to long-term rental

6 months ago / 0 comments

Swapping from contract hire to long-term rental is helping to cut downtime and bring increased flexibility for Komfort Partitioning.

One month till Fleet Heroes Awards entries close

6 months ago / 0 comments

There’s less than one month left until entries close for the Fleet Heroes Awards and Conference 2018, which will recognise those firms that have taken action … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz electric SUV sets sights on the I-Pace

6 months ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz is to launch a long-range, high-performance electric SUV next year, rivalling the Jaguar I-Pace, Audi E-Tron and Tesla Model X.

Two minutes to help drive tax reform for fleets

6 months ago / 0 comments

Fleets are being invited to help raise Government awareness of the problems facing the fleet industry, by supporting an online petition.

SalSac U-turn adds to unprecedented ‘mess’ of fleet tax

6 months ago / 0 comments

The UK Government needs to ‘get its act together’ with regards to company car tax policy, a prominent tax expert has warned, adding that it has … Read More »

Fleet market soars ahead of WLTP deadline

6 months ago / 0 comments

Fleet and total new car registrations saw bumper rises in August in advance of the 1 September switch to the new Worldwide harmonized Light Vehicles Test … Read More »