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Category : Latest News

Drive iQ safety programme gets major new update for 2021

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Drive iQ has launched a major new revision of its online driver safety and well-being programme for 2021, while also introducing more accessible pricing.

New AA Smart Lease solution to provide CAZ-compliant vehicles

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The AA is promoting its newly launched car leasing solution as an ‘accessible way’ into the electric vehicle market to help drivers avoid London ULEZ and … Read More »

Onto expands subscription fleet with Hyundai electric vehicles

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Car subscription firm Onto has further expanded its electric vehicle fleet with the addition of the Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric.

New consultancy to help fleets navigate technology challenges

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A new consultancy has launched to help fleets make better use of the technology available to them.

Former Vauxhall fleet boss Maurice Howkins joins SOGO

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Industry veteran Maurice Howkins has joined ultra-flexible lease provider SOGO as corporate sales director.

New public sector procurement system to enable mass adoption of greener vehicles

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A new procurement system has launched, claimed to enable the public sector to purchase alternative fuel vehicles on a larger scale than ever before.

AX to offer EV drivers like-for-like replacement vehicles

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Accident aftercare specialist AX has launched a new like-for-like replacement vehicle service for electric vehicle drivers; part of a range of actions to enhance its EV … Read More »

Coming cold snap to bring increased accidents and breakdowns, RAC warns

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The return to colder weather over the coming days is expected to bring an increased number of accidents and breakdowns.

Mercedes-Benz EQA electric crossover now on sale

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Order books are now open for the Mercedes-Benz EQA electric crossover, which is priced from £40,495 (incl. Plug-in Grant). It forms the lead-in to the carmaker’s … Read More »

Potholes now more rising concern for motorists than drink driving or texting

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Potholes are becoming a growing concern for drivers, overtaking texting and drink driving in problem ratings.

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

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

Record-high support for electric driving, finds LeasePlan research

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More drivers than ever are ready to go electric but lack of charging stations is proving a roadblock on making the switch.

CO2-neutral fuels must not be ignored in emissions reductions work, says Mazda

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Mazda has become the first carmaker to join the eFuel Alliance, as it pushes for CO2-neutral fuels to be included in work to reduce emissions in … Read More »

89 dashcam videos of driving offences sent to police every day

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Motorists are being warned to “always drive as if you are being watched by the police”, as dashcam footage becomes a “game changer” in law enforcement.

Fleets offered white-label version of Autorola vehicle disposal platform

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Fleets can now use a white-label version of Autorola’s vehicle disposal platform to remarket straight to the trade.

2021 Fleet World Great British Fleet Awards open for entries

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Fleet managers and suppliers are invited to enter for the 2021 Fleet World Great British Fleet Awards – including new electric vehicle categories – which will … Read More »

Addison Lee introduces two-hour delivery service in London

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Addison Lee has launched a two-hour delivery service, helping London businesses compete with Amazon.

Daimler to rename as Mercedes-Benz after spin-off of truck business

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Daimler is planning to split into two separate companies for cars and trucks in a “profound reshaping of the business” to enable their increasingly divergent work.

BigChange sells majority stake to fuel expansion

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BigChange has sold a majority stake in the company to Boston-based growth investment firm Great Hill Partners, enabling it to push ahead with future expansion plans.

BVRLA member satisfaction soars

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BVRLA member satisfaction rose across all key areas in 2020, driven by the organisation’s support in a very challenging year.

UK car sales plummet 40% in lockdown

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The UK’s new car sector has recorded its worst start to a year since 1970; a direct result of the lockdown, despite the advent of click … Read More »

Licence Check enhances DAVIS efficiency and security with Single Sign On

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Licence Check has launched a Single Sign On (SSO) framework to improve efficiency and security for end-users of its cloud-based DAVIS (Driver and Vehicle Management Solution) … Read More »

DS 4 premium hatch brings fight to 1 Series and A3

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DS Automobiles has revealed its brand-new DS 4 premium hatchback, due November 2021 and rivalling the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series.

Chancellor urged not to hike fuel duty as pump prices rise

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The chancellor is being urged to resist any move to end the fuel duty freeze in next month’s Budget as new data shows fuel prices remain … Read More »

Advanced Driver Training proves popular with Northern Powergrid fleet drivers

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Fleet drivers at Northern Powergrid have responded enthusiastically to the firm’s new Advanced Driver Training, with scores of employees taking up the offer.

Leasing firms to get real-time WLTP data via Jato and Sofico project

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Leasing companies are now able to access real-time WLTP data under a partnership between Jato Dynamics and Sofico, ensuring fleets get accurate CO2 and fuel figures.

Ebbon Group to develop fleet AI solutions under Zegami tie-up

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Ebbon Group is to start developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions for automotive sectors, including fleet and rental, via a new tie-up with Oxford University spin-off Zegami.

Targa Telematics provides support for Leasys Miles pay-as-you-go leasing

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Targa Telematics has helped support the launch of the Leasys Miles pay-as-you-go personal leasing service in the UK.

Ford tie-up with Google to power connected vehicle technologies

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Ford is partnering with Google to “reinvent connected vehicle customer experiences” and to accelerate its transformation plan under a new six-year tie-up.

Kia to recall Sorento models in UK

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Kia has announced a recall of around 1,000 Sorento cars in the UK for an update to the eCall system.