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

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

Online used car sales and prices rising post-lockdown

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Online used car sales and prices are rising post-lockdown as customers and dealers become more au fait with them, boosting the outlook for Q2.

New green leasing broker to simplify switch to EVs

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A new vehicle leasing broker solely focused on electric cars and vans has launched, based on the premise of providing a complete and streamlined experience to … Read More »

Charger sharing could prove solution for EV drivers without driveways

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An app that enables electric vehicle drivers to access charging points at neighbouring flats and terraces could prove the solution to the challenges facing drivers going … Read More »

Radius acquires CanTrack Global

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Radius has acquired CanTrack Global, a leading Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) telematics business, as part of an ongoing expansion programme.

Health and safety must be a focus as fleets return to roads, says Venson

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Fleets should remind company car and van drivers of their health and safety policies to help employees prepare for returning to work in the coming weeks … Read More »

Glenn Sturley appointed as first VRA ambassador

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Glenn Sturley has been appointed to the newly created role of ambassador for the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA).

Latest guidance on how to go electric in EV Fleet World Digital

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The latest issue of EV Fleet World Digital magazine is now live, bringing a wealth of new guidance for fleets on going electric.

2021 Volkswagen Polo gets semi-autonomous driving tech

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Volkswagen has revealed its updated Polo, which gets a new look, extra equipment including semi-autonomous features and the brand’s Digital Cockpit.

New Honda HR-V SUV to bring extra space and latest-gen hybrid tech

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Honda has revealed its new HR-V in a virtual event, outlining further details of its latest-gen hybrid technology and upgraded platform.

New EEVEE app reveals real cost of charging electric vehicles

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A new app that can provide in-depth data on the real cost of charging has launched for drivers and fleets.

Adrian Brabazon takes over from Jo McDonnell to lead BP’s UK fleet business

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BP Fleet Solutions has appointed Adrian Brabazon as its new UK fleet sales manager, putting him in charge of its fuel card operation.

Prices and specs revealed for hybrid Toyota Yaris Cross SUV

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Toyota’s new hybrid-only Yaris Cross small SUV is to go on sale later this spring, priced from £22,515.

Engineius pioneers greener practices for vehicle movement

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Vehicle movement specialist Engineius is cutting CO2 for fleets by challenging the traditional vehicle movement practices in the fleet sector.

Brits ready to welcome EVs but evidence of generational divide, says VWFS

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British drivers are ready and willing to switch to electric vehicles ahead of government targets.

Stricter air pollution limits needed to prevent future deaths, says coroner

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Stricter air pollution laws should be implemented in the UK to avoid future deaths as a result of our polluted cities.

UK to slash emissions by 78% by 2035 under new climate targets

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The Government has committed to radical new climate change targets that will slash emissions by 78% by 2035.

Simpler fares structures could increase bus passenger numbers

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Introducing measures such as simpler fares structures could help entice more passengers back to using buses, according to a new report.

Tusker CO2 hits new low on back of rising fleet demand for EVs

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Tusker’s average CO2 emissions has fallen below 50g/km for new car orders as a result of ‘phenomenal’ EV take-up, including among the grey fleet.

Bolt ride-hailing service launches in Leicester

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Bolt has expanded its ride-hailing app to cover the Leicester area.

Autofutura and GForces merge automotive software operations

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Automotive software suppliers Autofutura and GForces have merged to form a new auto tech group.

Swarco eVolt bolsters fleet EV charging work with new appointments

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Swarco eVolt has made two senior appointments to lead the company’s drive in supporting local authorities, commercial fleets and the public transport bodies looking for EV … Read More »

All new smart motorways to get extra safety measures

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No more smart motorways will be deployed in the UK without additional safety measures being put in place from the outset.

Ohme provides smart charging tech for Octopus EV sal sac scheme

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Ohme has been appointed to provide smart charging tech for Octopus Electric Vehicles’ new Electric Dreams salary sacrifice scheme.

Former Audi head of fleet named Volkswagen UK head of sales operations

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James Douglas has been appointed as head of sales operations at Volkswagen UK, drawing on his 20-year automotive career.

Tesla crash shows why education on ADAS is vital, says Thatcham

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Thatcham Research has reiterated its ongoing appeal for further clarification and education on driver assistance features following a Tesla crash in the US that saw two … Read More »

Q1 sees sharpest rise in pothole breakdowns on record

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The increase in pothole-related breakdowns reached a new high in the first quarter of 2021 after the cold weather took its toll.

Volvo restarts premium Test Drive+ service

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Volvo’s premium Test Drive+ service is now live again, providing access to the carmaker’s full line-up, including electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.

Mitie adds first electric large van and passes 1,000th EV landmark

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Mitie has deployed its first zero-emission large van, taking its fleet past the landmark of 1,000 electric vehicles.

‘Rightmileaging’ to be key area for fleets post-pandemic

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Accurately predicting future mileage in new company car leases is to be a key issue for fleets as new travel patterns start to emerge.