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BVRLA calls for industry responses to vehicle tax consultation

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The BVRLA, along with other leading trade bodies, is urging fleets to take action on the current government consultation on changes to vehicle tax as the … Read More »

Demand outstripping supply for Kia e-Niro EV

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All 900 allocated UK units of the new Kia e-Niro electric car have all-but been sold in less than a month, according to the carmaker but … Read More »

DS 3 Crossback UK trim and pricing revealed

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First seen at the Paris Motor Show last year, DS has released full UK pricing and specification for the all-new DS 3 Crossback hatch that goes … 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…

New fleet solution brings ‘speedier and far more reliable’ risk management

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A new driver risk management solution has launched to help bring “speedier and far more reliable” risk management for car and van fleet operators compared to … Read More »

PCH continues to dominate leasing broker statistics, reports BVRLA

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Growth in leasing remains strong with personal leasing remaining a dominant force, according to latest BVRLA leasing broker statistics.

Renault introduces new trim for Captur

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Renault is adding a new S Edition trim for its Captur small crossover, bringing a focus on styling.

Jaguar Land Rover posts £3.4bn loss

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Jaguar Land Rover has reported a £3.4bn loss for the last three months of 2018 after being hit by both declining sales in China and the … Read More »

Treasury inaction on WLTP could jeopardise Government’s own clean air strategy

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The Government is being warned of the need to take action to mitigate the tax impact of WLTP for fleets to ensure that it doesn’t jeopardise … Read More »

Kia study reveals fleets ready for EV tipping point

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Demand for electric vehicles is reaching a tipping point for fleets, according to a new study by Kia.

New Arval tool pinpoints best powertrain type for drivers

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Arval has developed a new tool that allows fleets to match drivers to the best powertrain type for their needs.

Businesses must do more to tackle distracted driving, says IAM RoadSmart

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Businesses must urgently tackle the issue of distracted drivers at the wheel and overhaul their safety at work policies to help stem the tide of avoidable … Read More »

ALD Automotive and E.ON partner for e-mobility solutions

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ALD Automotive and energy firm E.ON have signed a strategic partnership to jointly develop and market digital enhanced mobility, financing, and energy services to bring a full-service … Read More »

SEAT UK breaks true fleet sales record in 2018

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SEAT UK has announced its best-ever true fleet results, which saw it grow sales to 18,826 vehicles in 2018.

Mobile phone usage on the rise

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Drivers in Scotland are increasingly using hand-held mobile phones for phone calls, new research indicates.

Government consults on plans to extend pay-as-you-go rail network

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The Government has launched a 12-week public consultation as part of its drive to roll out pay-as-you-go usage to more rail stations.

Safety must come first in driverless car trials, says Thatcham

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Government plans to accelerate the introduction of driverless car trials on public roads to become a world leader must be balanced with vital safety considerations.

DriveNow car sharing service gains 130 BMW i3s

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BMW has updated its DriveNow car sharing service in London with the addition of 130 new electric BMW i3s as it moves towards its aim of … Read More »

Revised Passat to bring semi-autonomous tech and extra PHEV range

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Volkswagen has revealed its facelifted Passat estate and saloon, which will arrive this autumn with a wealth of extra technology as well as updated engines, including … Read More »

AA acquires Prestige Fleet Servicing

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The AA has acquired Prestige Fleet Servicing as it looks to strengthen its presence in the fleet Service, Maintenance and Repair (SMR) sector.

Government accelerates plans for autonomous vehicle trials

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The Government is advancing its plans for trials of self-driving vehicles, which could see testing start on public roads by the end of this year.

Fuel prices fall but drivers still paying over the odds

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Both petrol and diesel reduced by over a penny a litre in January, marking three consecutive months of falling fuel prices – but the RAC says … Read More »

Reforms to help streamline EV chargepoint deployment

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The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has introduced a new standardised process that will cut the paperwork required for chargepoint installations.

North East SMEs get free support with switch to EVs

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A free advice service that could help SMEs save thousands of pounds by switching to electric vehicles has gone live in the North East.

Advantage Smollan makes shift to Peugeot 308 SW diesels

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Peugeot has won a deal to supply Advantage Smollan with a fleet of 50 308 SW models for use by the company’s REL Field Marketing team.

New report charts multinationals’ progress in switching to EVs

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The Climate Group has published a new report showing the progress made by multinationals making the switch to EVs under the first year of its EV100 … Read More »

UK’s first ‘fully open’ EV charging network launches

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A new 100-strong network of charging stations is being launched in Suffolk to provide the UK’s first ‘fully open’ public charging network.

Jaama reports record year for revenues

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Jaama has reported a record-breaking year in terms of revenue generation as the company records significant growth in the commercial vehicle management sector.

Volkswagen launches fleet test drive live chat feature

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Volkswagen is trialling a new live chat feature that enables fleet drivers to book test drives seven days a week, with extended opening hours.

Used petrol and diesel prices reach record high

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The used car market continued to benefit in the wake of last September’s WLTP introduction on new cars in Q4 2018 with both average prices of … Read More »