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Over 122,000 penalties issued in European seatbelt campaign

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Officers in 23 countries across Europe stopped vehicle occupants of all ages who were observed not using seatbelts. The campaign in February was co-ordinated by TISPOL, … Read More »

Van values up again, says Manheim

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The company's data shows that values increased by 4.4% (£169) in February compared with the previous month. Average values have now increased in all but two … Read More »

Market to benefit from global safety standard for EVs

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Adopted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the new type approval requirements will ensure that electric and hybrid vehicles are as safe as … Read More »

Qualcomm and GreenRoad partner on fleet solution‏

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Initially being offered to commercial vehicle fleets in North America and the UK, the solution combines Qualcomm’s Service Fleet Manager and the GreenRoad 360 service and … Read More »

Industry optimistic for economy recovery but sceptical over fleet growth

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Over half (57%) of fleet managers believe that the UK economy will improve slightly by the start of 2011, while a further 4% think that the … Read More »

Smartnav launches PAYG sat nav

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Using its Smartnav system, the service allows users to only pay for sat-nav directions and traffic information when they need it, and is available using an … Read More »

GME secures UK Government guarantee

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Business Secretary Lord Mandelson said the guarantee will be provided under the Government’s Automotive Assistance Programme. He said: ‘I always said the Government would stand foursquare … Read More »

Fleets to count the cost of "showroom tax" this April

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From 1 April new vehicles with high levels of CO2 will see a dramatic increase in VED at the showroom. Currently a "Band M" vehicle – … Read More »

Automotive Leasing wins Government van and car hire contract

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Effective from 22 March 2010 for four years, the new agreement can be used across all public sector organisations to create a comprehensive vehicle hire service … Read More »

Wilsons Auctions wins in Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards

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The awards, in association with Bank of Scotland (Ireland), recognise Irish companies that are operating at the highest levels of business performance. Wilsons Auctions is the … Read More »

Mileage management is key to dealing with fuel hikes, says TMC

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In a statement yesterday, the AA said that fast-rising European wholesale petrol prices combined with the 1 April increase in fuel duty could push UK average … Read More »

Fleets increasingly turn to sale and leaseback, says Lex Autolease

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The survey carried out for Lex Autolease follows an annual audit by the firm, which highlights the growth in funds being raised through "sale and leaseback" … Read More »

New route for rapid vehicle disposal‏ launched

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According to UK Car Exchange, the new website – www.ukcarexchange.com – gives buyers another route to disposal, with the potential to achieve higher returns on sales. … Read More »

CBI calls for change to working patterns to counter gridlock

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In a new report called "Tackling congestion, driving growth – A new approach to roads policy", the organisation argues that time and money wasted on Britain's … Read More »

G3 Remarketing strengthens team

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Tom Marley joins the company as head of projects & developments and will assist the G3 directors in developing new markets within and outside the automotive … Read More »

European car registrations up 3% in February

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The data shows that new passenger car registrations in the EU increased by 3.0% in February, and by 7.9% over the first two months of the … Read More »

BMW has aggressive plan for new models

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Board chairman Norbert Reithofer told the company's annual accounts press conference in Munich that the 3 Series Coupe and Convertible as well as the X5 SUV … Read More »

Renault-Nissan inaugurates plant in India

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Representing an investment of 45 billion Rupees (€722 million) and with the capacity to produce 400,000 units per year at full ramp up, the new Chennai … Read More »

Renault-Nissan to work with A2A on EV pilot project in Lombardy, Italy

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Said to be the first electric vehicle experimentation in Italy, the pilot project “E-Moving” will start in June 2010 in the cities of Milan and Brescia, … Read More »

Thatcham provides dynamic ESC performance data to Euro NCAP

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Over 40 new vehicles were put to the test in Thatcham's research, which will be used to assist the efforts of Euro NCAP, Thatcham and other … Read More »

Nissan to build Leaf electric car in UK

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The funds will be supplied under the Grant for Business Investment scheme for both the production of the car and the new battery plant at Sunderland, … Read More »

CFC questions wisdom of running vehicles into year five

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The company says that a large proportion of fleets that operated cars into year four and 80,000 miles are starting to renew their vehicles in 2010 … Read More »

Government supports Ford plans for greener engines

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The Government has said that it will back the programme through a £360 million Government loan guarantee under its Automotive Assistance Programme (AAP). Ford says that … Read More »

Skoda Yeti gets off to great start at auction

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A total of 146 entries were at the event at Manheim Auctions, Leicester, with several 4×4 Yetis present. The well-attended sale saw Škoda achieve some impressive … Read More »

Fiat seeks to boost fleet profile through range of measures

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And the carmaker will also look to raise its profile by increasing brand awareness through a series of sponsorship deals, following the much-publicised agreement with BSM, … Read More »

Aston Barclay reports 100% conversion rate on first convertible sale of the year

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At the event, a total of 72 cars were offered, with a 100% sales conversion rate. Aston Barclay says that it has seen a shortage of … Read More »

Health and safety becomes a key priority for installing telematics

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Traditionally cost considerations have been a prime reason for opting for tracking and telematics technology. But this is fast changing, as research shows fleet drivers are … Read More »

New head of Mercedes-Benz vans appointed

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The appointment is effective from 1 April and Mr Mornhinweg will succeed Dr Wolfgang Bernhard, who was appointed as a Member of the Board of Management … Read More »

Manheim Auctions strengthens dedicated commercial vehicle team

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Under the changes, James Davis has been appointed to the new role of general manager, commercial vehicle operations for Manheim’s three auction centres dedicated solely to … Read More »

Tusker expands salary sacrifice team to meet demand

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The company has recently won salary sacrifice contracts with major organisations, including North Yorkshire County Council, Northumbrian Water and Freshfields LLP, which collectively cover more than … Read More »