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Suzuki fleet dealers to put focus on SMEs

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Suzuki GB will launch its first ever business specialist dealers in Q2 2019, as the company puts the infrastructure in place to chase ongoing growth with … Read More »

PHEV mileage rates still conspicuous by absence

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HM Revenue and Customs has announced Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 December, bringing some changes for rates for LPG and diesel-fuelled vehicles but still no rate … Read More »

Bosch-led project to drive connected vehicle data

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The Government is to invest more than £4m in a Bosch-led consortium to accelerate the development of connected and automated vehicles in the UK.

FORS expands to cover motorcycle fleets

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FORS (the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) is to expand its work to cover powered two-wheeler (P2W) fleets – made up primarily of motorcycle and moped operations … Read More »

SUV-inspired Ford Focus Active to launch in January

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Ford is to launch Active variants of its fourth-generation five-door and estate Focus from January as it targets SUV and crossover customers.

Vauxhall trials interactive demo service

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A new service that provides drivers with access to interactive live showroom demos is being trialled by Vauxhall.

Increased yellow box junction enforcement could see PCNs skyrocket

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Drivers who come to a halt on ‘yellow box’ junctions could face much tougher enforcement if councils get the go-ahead on new powers.

Police to analyse dashcam footage in road rage crackdown

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A new police unit is to be set up to analyse driver dashcam footage as part of government plans to combat road rage and improve road … Read More »

Car cloning in London surges

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Motorists are being warned of a surge in car cloning as Transport for London data shows that Congestion Charge Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) for cloned cars … Read More »

New app brings access to all-electric black cab fleet in London

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A new app has launched to provide access to a fleet of exclusively electric black taxis in London – said to be a first for the … Read More »

New awards to recognise excellence in fleet management

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Fleet managers delivering safer, greener and more cost-effective fleets are invited to enter the inaugural Great British Fleet Awards, which will recognise their achievements at a … Read More »

BT adds electric vehicles to company car scheme

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BT has deployed pure electric vehicles on its company car scheme with support from its Fleet Solutions business.

80% of PCH deals don’t come with maintenance, warns Epyx

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Only around one in five (20%) of personal contract hire (PCH) deals come with inclusive maintenance packages, creating duty of care concerns for fleets.

Adesa opens first Strategic De-fleet Centre

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Remarketing specialist Adesa has opened the first in a series of Strategic De-fleet Centres as it further expands its presence in the UK.

Drivers call for standard-fit dashcams

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Dashcam technology is continuing to gain traction with drivers, according to new research that finds a third (32%) of drivers think they should come as standard in … Read More »

UCL trials Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car

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University College London (UCL) has added a Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric car to its fleet to expand its research into advanced powertrain technologies, and … Read More »

£25m grid-scale battery to help shift to electric cars

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Pivot Power has won planning permission to build a £25m grid-scale battery and rapid EV charging station in Norwich as part of plans to revolutionise power distribution … Read More »

British Gas launches EV tariff ahead of fleet charging service

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British Gas has launched its first electric vehicle residential tariff, which will be followed up by EV charging services for business customers.

Council parking income is ‘multi-million-pound business’, says RAC

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English council parking ‘profits’ reached £867m in 2017-18 – up by almost a third (32%) in just four years and marking a new record.

‘Spreadsheet fleets’ warned of cost and compliance risks

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Businesses still using spreadsheets or paper-based reporting structures to manage their fleets are likely to be putting both their cost control and their level of compliance … Read More »

Vodafone deal to drive connected services for Kia and Hyundai

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Kia and Hyundai are to provide a comprehensive connected car service in partnership with Vodafone.

Lightfoot to drive fleet market growth with £3.2m investment

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Lightfoot has received £3.2m from investment firm BGF to bring its connected car technology to more fleet businesses as it also welcomes the former CEO of … Read More »

Alfa Romeo partners with Amazon for Stelvio test drives

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Alfa Romeo is now offering test drives of its new Stelvio SUV through Amazon.

Even more chances to win in Great British Fleet Awards 2019

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Fleets now have more ways to earn recognition for pioneering work in next year’s Great British Fleet Awards.

Pothole risks much higher for cyclists and bikers

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Crashes resulting in injury and caused by a poor road surface are three times more likely to involve a cyclist or biker than all crashes.

Nissan to remove Carlos Ghosn over ‘serious misconduct’

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Nissan has said it plans to oust chairman Carlos Ghosn as it accuses him of “serious misconduct”.

Four out of five fleets don’t have vulnerable road user policies

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Fleets are being urged to develop vulnerable road user policies as new research finds out that only a fifth (20%) of organisations have specific policies in … Read More »

Interactive crash map reveals Britain’s riskiest roads

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Motor insurer Ageas and the Road Safety Foundation are calling on the Government to commit to investment in safer roads as a new interactive map reveals … Read More »

EU urged to push ahead with future safety standards

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EU policymakers and national governments are being urged to lend their support to future vehicle safety measures proposed by the European Commission.

Honda CR-V Hybrid pricing and specs revealed

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Honda has confirmed pricing and specifications for its inaugural CR-V Hybrid, which will join the petrol model in showrooms next February.