Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo

Category : Latest News

Fleets urged to mug up on fuel type knowledge as diesel dominance ends

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Fleet operators will need to develop new skills in matching fuel types to specific business needs as the market moves away from a diesel-dominated ‘one size … Read More »

First Ultra Low Emission Zone signs go up in London

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

More than 300 signs are going up across London to warn drivers about April’s launch of the Ultra Low Emission Zone.

UK car production falls for fifth month running

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

UK car manufacturing fell 9.8% in October, marking the fifth consecutive month of decline as Brexit and declining consumer confidence continued to hit hard.

Cap to launch cross-border RV analysis tool

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

A new international residual value analysis tool that offers fleet operators a deeper understanding of cross-country trends is to launch from Cap HPI.

Mazda3 to debut compression ignition engine

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Mazda has revealed its new Mazda3 range, which debuts later today at the Los Angeles Auto Show and will launch the brand’s new ultra-efficient compression ignition … Read More »

TfL and Met Police clamp down on dangerous driving

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

A two-week crackdown on illegal, dangerous and careless behaviour on London roads has seen more than 4,700 offences dealt with by police officers.

2018 Fleet Heroes Awards winners revealed

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Fleets including local authorities, public sector organisations and distribution firms have secured recognition for their work in advancing ultra low emission vehicle take-up at this year’s … Read More »

2019 Toyota Prius debuts all-wheel drive tech

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The 2019 Toyota Prius will feature a new, intelligent, electric all-wheel drive system as well as updated styling and extra tech when it launches in the … Read More »

Still life for company cars, says fleet expert

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Company cars still have a vital role to play for businesses, despite rising costs, but it has never been more important for fleet managers to understand … Read More »

ChargePoint to expand network under latest funding

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

ChargePoint has secured investment of $240m (£188m) as it looks to further expand its network in Europe and North America, and expand its fleet solutions.

Fleet appetite for EVs curtailed by charging concerns

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The fleet industry has a “strong desire” to switch to alternative fuels but is being hampered by a lack of financial incentives and charging infrastructure.

No-deal Brexit would be ‘catastrophic’ for UK auto industry, survey finds

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Three-quarters of carmakers in the UK say a ‘no-deal’ Brexit would hit their business, impacting on profitability and future investment.

Latest-gen diesels still vital part of fleet mix, says Alphabet

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Latest-generation diesels that comply with the Euro 6d-Temp standard are still “an important building block for corporate mobility”.

Nine in 10 fleets plan to go electric in next decade

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The majority of fleets are looking to go electric in the next 10 years, driven by rising government pressure as well as advances in technology.

Thatcham names new chief executive

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Thatcham Research has appointed Jonathan Hewett as chief executive, succeeding Peter Shaw who stepped down earlier this year.

Synergy Automotive expands further with new recruits

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Vehicle leasing provider Synergy Automotive has employed a raft of new recruits as it continues to grow.

VRA appoints new chair at annual seminar

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Vehicle Remarketing Association has appointed Sam Watkins as its new chair, replacing Glenn Sturley.

Škoda fleet provides vital support for London’s Air Ambulance

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

London’s Air Ambulance charity has replaced its current serving Škoda fleet with five new models to support its operations.

Used buyer AFV interest soars but diesel remains resilient

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Used car buyers are increasingly showing interest in alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) but this is largely at the expense of petrol rather than diesel. So says Auto … Read More »

Local authority fleets to turn to online checks as DLC option ends

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The ADLV (Association For Driving Licence Verification) has said it’s expecting marked growth for online checks by local authority fleets as the DVLA’s DLC option ends.

Nottingham air quality plan gets government green light

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Nottingham is to progress schemes to clean up air pollution in the city without charging vehicles after securing approval from the Government.

Ellesmere Port job cuts essential during ‘difficult time’, says Vauxhall

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall has confirmed plans to cut 241 jobs by the end of 2019 at Ellesmere Port to ensure the plant remains “competitive” going forwards.

Government urged to put telematics at heart of road safety plans

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Telematics technology must play a leading role in government plans to improve road safety.

Andrew Cope joins Fleetondemand as executive chairman

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Fleet and mobility technology firm Fleetondemand has appointed well-known industry figure Andrew Cope as its executive chairman.

New Range Rover Evoque to debut mild hybrids ahead of PHEV

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Land Rover has unveiled the second-generation Range Rover Evoque, which will introduce a new platform and styling along with mild hybrid engine tech from the outset … Read More »

More than a third of cars still not WLTP-tested

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

More than a third (37%) of carmakers’ model ranges in Europe were not WLTP-homologated by mid-November, with the lack in progress resulting in the lowest October … Read More »

WLTP brings highs and lows for used car sector

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Continued WLTP impacts on the new car market are likely to keep used car demand and prices high until March 2019 but could affect desirability and … Read More »

Addison Lee to pilot autonomous ride-sharing in London by 2021

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

A consortium led by Addison Lee has won funding from the Government to trial autonomous vehicle ride-sharing services in London by 2021.

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

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

This week’s top fleet industry stories…

Black Friday bonus for fuel prices

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Asda and Sainsbury’s have announced a further drop in fuel prices as a result of falls in wholesale prices.