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Category : Latest News

Fleet Assist appoints finance director

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Fleet Assist has appointed Carl Blott as its finance director in line with plans for further growth.

Avis ties up with Ford to connect 14,000 vehicles in rental fleet

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Avis Budget Group is connecting more than 14,000 Ford vehicles in its European fleet, bringing a number of benefits to customers.

Hyundai takes the wraps off the new i10

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Wider and longer, the new Hyundai i10 has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the forthcoming Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) next week, with a … Read More »

Ambulance service to see major fleet efficiencies with Chevin FleetWave

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The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) is rolling out Chevin’s FleetWave solution to bring far more effective management of the entire lifecycles of … Read More »

Škoda Scala gets rally-inspired Monte Carlo trim

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Škoda is expanding the line-up for its Scala hatchback with a new sporty Monte Carlo trim that pays home to the carmaker’s rally history.

Prices and specs revealed for facelifted Volvo XC90

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Volvo has launched a refreshed XC90 that sees the UK debut of a new mild hybrid diesel as well as introducing styling changes and an extended … Read More »

Kia debuts XCeed and Ceed Sportswagon plug-in hybrids

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Kia is adding the first plug-in hybrid variants to its Ceed range as it looks to expand powertrain options across its wider vehicle line-up.

City leaders urge funding for national ‘Class D’ CAZ network

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UK majors and city leaders are urging the Government and the private sector to provide £1.5bn in funding for a national network of 30 ‘Class D’ … Read More »

SsangYong scales up for new EV with director of aftersales appointment

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SsangYong Motors UK has appointed Mark Burrows as director of aftersales, with immediate effect, as it looks to grow its dealer network ahead of plans to … Read More »

Hyundai advances fleet plans with new business development appointment

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Hyundai Motor UK has appointed Ashley Boaden as national new business development manager, bolstering the carmaker’s plans for “sustainable” fleet growth over the coming years.

Peugeot appoints new head of business sales

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Peugeot has named Matthew Weston as its new head of business sales, replacing Louise Nielson who has moved to PSA’s Free2Move Lease business.

Licence Check reports record results

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Licence Check has reported a record number of licence checks carried out in July on company drivers.

SsangYong’s electric SUV aims for the mainstream

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SsangYong sees its forthcoming electric Korando SUV as a significant brand awareness opportunity in the UK, targeting high-value and a long range to position it as … Read More »

Impact of ADAS on end-of-life inspections comes under VRA focus

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Latest developments in end-of-life vehicle inspections are to come under the microscope at the next Vehicle Remarketing Association meeting – including the impact of new technologies … Read More »

Trak Global Group to expand activities on back of new investment

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Telematics technology firm Trak Global Group is to expand operations and develop new services after securing new growth capital investment of more than £40m.

Vauxhall axes Insignia estate

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Vauxhall is discontinuing the Insignia Sports Tourer in the UK, claiming its traditional fleet-weighted customer base is increasingly downsizing to the Astra estate, Grandland X SUV … Read More »

Volkswagen slashes price on e-Golf

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Volkswagen has cut the price of its e-Golf by nearly £3k in a move to enhance its ‘value offering’.

Electric vehicles becoming increasingly cleaner than petrols and diesels

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Britain’s switch to ‘greener’ electricity is driving the eco benefits of electric vehicles compared to petrols or diesels – even taking battery manufacture into account.

Dangers of smart motorway breakdowns revealed in Highways England report

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Drivers breaking down in a live lane on an all-lane running (ALR) motorway face significantly higher dangers compared to a traditional motorway with a continuous hard … Read More »

AI-powered apps could warn drivers on traffic jams

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Drivers could soon be able to receive advance warnings on traffic jams caused by roadworks from navigation apps powered by Artificial Intelligence.

Car subscription service Drover signs up Zego for pay-per-minute insurance

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European car subscription service Drover has teamed up with insurtech Zego to insure its private hire vehicle subscriber base.

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

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

Citroën drops entry-level C4 Cactus under range revisions

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Citroën is reducing the C4 Cactus line-up from three trims to two as it focuses on higher specifications.

Future Kia and Hyundai vehicles could come with foldable e-scooter

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A new on-board e-scooter could be featured on future Hyundai and Kia vehicles to enable first and last-mile mobility.

Jaguar Land Rover appoints new fleet boss

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Jaguar Land Rover UK has appointed Andrew Jago as general manager for fleet and business.

HMRC publishes new advisory fuel rates

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HMRC has announced latest advisory fuel rates, which take effect from 1 September 2019 and introduce minor rate changes for company car drivers.

29g/km plug-in hybrid added to Peugeot 3008 range

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Peugeot has extended its 3008 line-up with a plug-in hybrid model offering CO2 emissions of 29g/km, bringing a rival to the imminently arriving Hyundai Kona Hybrid.

New Thinkware dashcam brings energy-saving features and 4K recording quality

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Thinkware has introduced a new dashcam to its UK range, equipped with Ultra HD 4K resolution and Energy Saving 2.0 that drastically lowers power consumption in … Read More »

Hands-free ban is ‘long overdue and enforceable’, says Licence Bureau

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A complete ban on mobile phone usage while driving – including hands-free operation – is “long overdue and enforceable”, according to Licence Bureau.

Toyota and Suzuki to take stakes in each other to further alliance

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Toyota and Suzuki have entered a capital alliance agreement, taking stakes in each other to cement the firms’ long-term partnership on areas such as autonomous driving.