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Category : Latest News

True cost of not plugging in PHEVs revealed in new research

3 weeks ago / 2 comments

Drivers misusing plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) by not charging them could be increasing the monthly whole-life cost by more than £140 a month.

First details of new fourth-generation Škoda Octavia revealed

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The new fourth generation Octavia is set to grow in length and width, as the brand celebrates the model’s 60th year.

Highland Council reduces its annual business mileage by 800,000 miles with Enterprise

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Highland Council has reduced its annual business mileage by more than 825,000 and made cost savings in excess of £400,000 in the first 12 months, … Read More »

DPD calls on industry to expedite the move to electric vehicles

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

DPD’s CEO, Dwain McDonald, is calling on vehicle manufacturers, energy providers, national and local government to work together to reduce emissions and congestion for the benefit … Read More »

Selsia introduces smart surveys into its cloud services

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Selsia has introduced Smart Survey, an automated customer satisfaction index (CSI) service, into its suite of cloud-based repair management services for its clients.

FLA appoints Stephen Haddrill as director general

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Stephen Haddrill has been appointed as director general of the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), taking up the role on 1 December 2019.

London’s ULEZ makes more than £30m for TfL since April

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The Ultra Low Emission Zone’s daily charge has already accrued more than £30m in revenue for Transport for London (TfL) since its launch in April.

Transport Committee and DfT urge Treasury for long-term funding to fix local roads

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The Transport Committee has today welcomed a commitment by the Department for Transport (DfT) to put pressure on the Treasury for a longer-term funding settlement, which … Read More »

2019 Fleet Heroes Awards and Conference to shine a light on eco achievements

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The countdown continues to this year’s Fleet Heroes Awards and Conference, which will once again spotlight the latest eco innovations.

Sixt expands ‘Mobility as a Service’ solution to include public transport

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Sixt is expanding its ‘Mobility as a Service’ (MaaS) flexible mobility budget to now include public transport.

Vauxhall electrification offensive to include Astra and Combo

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall is gearing up its electrification programme, which will include Combo and Astra models by 2021 as part of an eight-vehicle electrified line-up.

Speed limit offences now at highest level ever but mobile phone offences fall

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Record numbers of drivers were issued with speeding tickets last year, although the number of handheld mobile phone offences fell.

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

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

ViaVan introduces ‘UK first’ fully electric on-demand shared ride service

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

ViaVan has launched a fully electric fleet of on-demand shared ride vehicles in Milton Keynes, said to mark a UK first.

Scrap October clock changes to save lives, says RoSPA

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

British Summer Time (BST) should be maintained all year round to save lives, in particular for vulnerable road users.

Thatcham Research continues work on safe ADAS repair

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Thatcham Research is introducing new IMI-accredited ADAS calibration training designed to address a skill gap in Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) repair, ahead of the arrival … Read More »

EV drivers get free electricity on new SSE tariff

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

SSE Energy Services has launched a brand-new tariff that provides customers with free electricity when they charge overnight.

Speeding offences on the rise despite harsher penalties

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The number of speeding prosecutions has risen by almost 20% in the last five years despite the introduction of harsher financial penalties in 2017.

Volkswagen Golf Mk8 revealed

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen has taken the wraps off its all-new eighth-generation Golf – its most intelligent, connected and electrified yet.

Safety of smart motorways to come under government review

4 weeks ago / 1 comments

Smart motorways are to come under a government review as concerns over driver safety continue to mount.

Fleet service firms return in droves to 2020 Great British Fleet Event

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Next January’s Great British Fleet Event is set to build on the success of the inaugural event, boasting a bigger and better line-up of exhibitors, seminars … Read More »

First 100% electric London black cab in 120 years launches

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

A fully electric taxi based on the Nissan e-NV200 has launched for London cab drivers, bringing eco benefits to both drivers and passengers as well as … Read More »

Wolverhampton Wanderers signs up Activa Contracts

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Wolverhampton Wanderers has awarded a 26-vehicle fully outsourced fleet contract to Activa Contracts.

Brake seminar to provide expert crisis management training for fleets

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Brake is running a free seminar on crisis management training to provide fleets with guidance on how to respond in the event of an employee death … Read More »

Nexus prepares fleets for ULEZ expansion with free guide

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Nexus Vehicle Rental has published a free guide to provide drivers with advice on how to avoid fines while operating within London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ).

Hybrid-only Jazz to springboard Honda’s accelerated electrification plans

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

The fourth-generation Honda Jazz has been revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show, bringing hybrid-only power as the brand advances its electrification plans.

Honda brings forward electrified range plans to 2022

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Honda is accelerating its plans to fully electrify its range, bringing the date three years forwards to 2022 and supported by the newly unveiled hybrid-only Jazz … Read More »

Morrisons advances plans for ‘largest supermarket network of rapid chargers’

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Morrisons has installed its first rapid charging points nationwide, said to already form the  largest supermarket network of rapid charging points and set to grow further.

Fleet industry lends support to calls for urgent air pollution action

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Political and business leaders, including the head of the BVRLA, have joined forces to urge stringent government action on air pollution.

E.ON opens first ultra-fast charging points in UK

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German energy firm E.ON has opened its first ultra-fast charging points in the UK, expanding its existing network of more than 3,000 charging points across Europe.