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Category : Latest News

34g/km Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4 now in showrooms

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Vauxhall’s Grandland X Hybrid4 SUV, its first-ever plug-in hybrid, is now in showrooms, offering lower-than-expected emissions and a higher electric-only range.

Meridian expands white label medium-term rental solution to broker market

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Meridian Vehicle Solutions is to further target the broker market in 2020, highlighting how its medium-term rental product is an “excellent fit” for the sector.

Roll-out of smart motorways conducted with ‘shocking degree of carelessness’, say MPs

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All-Lane Running schemes have been rolled out in the UK with “a shocking degree of carelessness” and without taking necessary steps to ensure the safety of … Read More »

Nissan to spotlight EV and fleet leadership credentials at GBFE 2020

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Nissan’s pioneering work in both electric vehicle powertrains and advanced intelligent technologies is to come under the spotlight at this week’s Great British Fleet Event, demonstrating … Read More »

VR presents huge opportunity for radical change in driver training, says Fleet Source

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Driver training specialist Fleet Source is expanding its Virtual Reality (VR) driver training programme as it looks to engage further with commercial drivers to help really … Read More »

Shortage of used EVs keeping prices high, says Auto Trader

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Used car prices saw a slight increase in 2019, despite a tough environment, while interest in EVs and AFVs continued to rise.

MV and AI to bring major opportunities in driver risk management, says Lytx

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Developments in Machine Vision (MV) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are opening up significant opportunities for monitoring in-vehicle behaviour and alerting fleet managers to risks.

New driver compliance app enables remote licence checks 24/7

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Licence Check has officially launched a new driver compliance app for its Driver and Vehicle Information Solution, DAVIS, providing bespoke features including ‘quick check’ licence scanning … Read More »

New TCO analysis tool to air at 2020 Great British Fleet Event

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A new lifecycle cost analysis tool for fleets is to come under focus at this week’s Great British Fleet Event alongside a forthcoming next-generation mobility solution.

Pick the fleet industry’s brains at this Thursday’s Great British Fleet Event

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Free registrations are still open for this Thursday’s Great British Fleet Event – which will provide operators with the chance to pick industry experts’ brains on … Read More »

Fleet drivers exceeding speed limits by 19.4%

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New research revealing UK company drivers’ appetite for speeding has been published, showing that business drivers typically exceed speed limits by an average of 19.4%.

Audi EV charging service covers third of UK public charging network

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Audi has launched a new charging service, aimed at both plug-in hybrid and e-tron drivers and providing access to thousands of charging points across Europe via … Read More »

Prices revealed for Fiat mild hybrid city cars

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Fiat is launching petrol mild hybrid versions of its 500 and Panda city cars, bringing CO2 emissions from 88g/km.

Smart motorways face safety overhaul after 38 deaths in five years

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The UK’s smart motorway network is likely to be radically overhauled as new research finds 38 people have been killed on smart motorways in the last … Read More »

New Hertz approach brings more transparent pricing for repairs

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New software deployed by Hertz across Europe could help resolve the thorny subject of damage charges on returned hire cars by providing accurate repair pricing and … Read More »

Brake to run free fleet seminar on crisis management

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Fleets are being invited to a free one-day training session focusing on managing the consequences of a road crash or other sudden, violent vehicle-related events.

Switch to virtual auctions cutting need for vehicle movements, says CD Auction

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The remarketing process is changing as fleets and dealers demand fewer vehicle movements, both to go greener and to streamline operations, according to online auction specialist … Read More »

EV range and charging no longer barriers for fleets but pricing remains a concern

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UK fleets expect to add significant numbers of EVs to their operations by 2022 but the higher acquisition cost of electric cars and their lengthy lead … Read More »

Find out how to make big fleet data work for you at GBFE 2020

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Connected fleet management is one of the most revolutionary developments to arrive in the fleet sector, transforming the face of the industry as the car turns … Read More »

Going electric? GBFE 2020 Electric Vehicles Masterclass is here to help

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It’s no secret that the industry is going electric, but where does that leave fleets? As the traditional early-adopters, fleets remain at the cutting edge but … Read More »

Fleets urged to increase focus on driver eyesight

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Fleet operators are being reminded of the need to ensure drivers have regular eyesight tests following new research showing thousands of UK drivers lose their licence … 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…

Free trials of electric cars, vans and e-bikes up for grabs

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Fleets in West Yorkshire have the chance to trial electric cars and vans and e-bikes free of charge for up to two months to help make … Read More »

Uber signs Nissan Leaf deal under plans for all-electric fleet in London

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Uber and Nissan have signed a deal that will see up to 2,000 Leaf fully electric vehicles deployed in London; part of wider plans for all … Read More »

Gloucestershire council tackles road risk and emissions with staff car club

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Tewkesbury Borough Council has cut both costs and carbon emissions while replacing the grey fleet through the introduction of a car club.

SUVs still top of used buyers’ lists

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SUVs were the most popular used car model in 2019 as a raft of smaller, affordable used SUVs hit the market.

Clampdown on ‘exceptional hardship’ loophole could see more company drivers banned

6 months ago / 2 comments

Drivers with 12 or more penalty points should not be able to use ‘exceptional hardship’ as a loophole to get out of a ban – even … Read More »

Avis expands European connected fleet with 22,000 FCA vehicles

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Avis Budget Group is adding around 22,000 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles cars and vans to its European fleet, streamlining customers’ rental experiences.

Projects to advance cyber security in self-driving vehicles score £1.2m funding

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The winners of a competition focused on cyber security in self-driving vehicles have been awarded a total of £1.2m in funding to help advance connected and … Read More »

Škoda Kodiaq converted for specialist duty at ambulance service

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A fleet of 18 Škoda Kodiaqs are being put through their paces by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust as operational officer vehicles.