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Fleet driver fines and penalties up 15.6% in 2018

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Business car and van drivers racked up a £15.3m bill in fines and penalties in 2018; up 15.6% compared with the previous year, according to latest … Read More »

Fleet registrations fall for fifth month running

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Fleet and business registrations declined for the fifth month in a row in January, leading to renewed calls for supportive taxation policies.

New testing system to benchmark real-world NOx emissions from urban driving

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A new real-world testing methodology that will allow the NOx emissions performance of vehicles to be fairly compared in urban scenarios has been given the green … Read More »

Local authorities get £6m to fund ULEV taxi chargepoints

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The Government is awarding more than £6m in funding to 17 local authorities across the UK to help support the shift to ultra-low emission taxis.

Fleet industry calls for fair approach in WLTP review

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The fleet industry is urging the Government to take a fair and balanced approach in its review into whether revisions to Company Car Tax and Vehicle … Read More »

Enterprise Flex-E-Rent branch opens in Luton

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Enterprise Flex-E-Rent has opened a new vehicle rental branch in Luton to offer both cars and vans.

Brexit plays role in Nissan’s X-Trail production U-turn

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Nissan has confirmed that it’s axeing plans to move production of the next-gen X-Trail for the European market to Sunderland as it says that Brexit uncertainty … Read More »

Drivers urged to prepare now for driving abroad

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Drivers looking to take a vehicle abroad this year are being urged to start planning now for the documentation they’ll need.

ATS Euromaster retains ISO 9001 for 27th year running

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ATS Euromaster has secured ISO 9001 certification for the 27th year, demonstrating the standards of its quality management.

Air France KLM furthers sustainability focus with new hybrid fleet

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European airline Air France KLM has taken delivery of 31 Hyundai Ioniq Premium Hybrid vehicles from Activa Contracts in line with its ongoing focus on sustainability.

Real-world fleet fuel consumption gap shows signs of slowdown

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The gap between official and real-world fuel consumption/CO2 emissions plateaued in 2017 for the first time in years, including for company cars.

BMW 7 Series Plug-in Hybrids bring extra range and performance

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BMW has announced further details of its Plug-in Hybrid 7 Series models, which bring increased performance and emissions-free capabilities.

New EU-Japan trade deal could see Japanese brands gain ground in UK

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UK car buyers may shift away from European car brands in favour of Japanese rivals as a result of the new EU-Japan trade deal.

Fleets urged to revisit electric vehicle thinking

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Fleets that have previously discounted electric vehicles should make a point of monitoring the EV market over 2019 to see how things are fast-changing.

Uber adds 15ppm ‘Clean Air Fee’ to fund switch to EVs

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Uber has added a 15p per mile fee onto every trip taken through its app in London to help drivers switch to electric vehicles.

Company car drivers get more devious over vehicle damage

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The number of employees not reporting minor damage has nearly doubled in the last three years, new research from Venson Automotive Solutions finds.

First VW T-Cross SUV models go on sale

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Volkswagen has launched a First Edition model of its new T-Cross compact crossover ahead of the full range opening for order in March.

All-electric airport shuttle service launches

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A new electric car shuttle service for airports has opened in the UK to help cut congestion and air pollution.

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

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

Keyless theft is ‘harsh reality’, says Tracker

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Car theft is on the rise again, with keyless technology a prime reason for the increase.

Fiat 500X gets S-Design treatment

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Fiat is adding an S-Design trim to its 500X line-up to bring exclusive styling features.

Renault Zoe gets flagship S Edition models

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Renault has updated its Zoe electric supermini with a new S Edition trim that brings extra equipment for less.

Today in Fleet – Thursday 31 January

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All the key news in fleet…

Drive electric for a tenth the cost of a petrol car, says ScottishPower

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ScottishPower has launched a new tariff for EV owners that it says will cost drivers a tenth of the cost per mile of a standard petrol … Read More »

Plastic road trial could end potholes on UK roads

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The Government is investing £23m in trials of new road surface materials and pothole repair techniques that could put an end to the ubiquitous sight of … Read More »

Pod Point chosen to complement Kia’s growing EV line-up

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Kia Motors UK has chosen Pod Point as official homecharge provider to complement its growing range of electric powered plug-in vehicles.

Nissan to support high-power UK charging network

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Nissan is working with infrastructure partners to deploy high-power electric vehicle charging points along major European routes, including the UK’s Electric Highway network, ahead of the … Read More »

Free workshop programme to help local authorities with low-emission transport policies

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Local authorities are being invited to sign up to free best practice workshops that can help them implement low emission transport policy and wider Mobility as … Read More »

ACFO brings support for ‘year of major change’ for fleets

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ACFO is introducing a new website and webinar/seminar programme for 2019 as it supports fleets facing ‘a year of major change’.

No-deal Brexit threat halves UK automotive investment

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UK automotive investment and production plummeted in 2018, hit by fears of a no-deal Brexit.