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Category : Latest News

Streetcar rolls out hourly car rental to Edinburgh airport

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Streetcar, which offers access to a range of BMW and VW vehicles on an hourly basis, will locate vehicles at the airport’s fastTRACK parking facility, a … Read More »

PARIS PREVIEW: Honda reveals details of hybrid Jazz

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The Jazz will feature the same 1.3-litre i-VTEC as the Insight hybrid, with early data recording similar CO2 emissions of 104g/km – 21g/km less than the … Read More »

Ford FiestaVan 2011 to exceed European Stage 5 emissions

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The 2011 FiestaVan range also offers improved engine power introduced for diesel models. The range includes the 1.4-litre, which has an additional 2PS of power at … Read More »

Infiniti gives teaser of 2013 luxury EV

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The sketch was shown by Infiniti’s senior vice president, Andy Palmer, during a ceremony held to mark the opening of the Infiniti Centre Piccadilly in London. … Read More »

Dollar Thrifty directors recommend Hertz merger

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Both Hertz Global and Avis Budget have been competing to merge with Dollar Thrifty to gain access to the valuable tourist market. Avis Budget last week … Read More »

Hertz raises Dollar Thrifty offer to top Avis Budget

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Hertz has offered the equivalent of $50.00 per share, comprising $43.60 in cash (including approximately $6.87 per share to be paid by Dollar Thrifty as a … Read More »

New driving test changes criticised for impact on corporate driving skills

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Next month will see the introduction of two changes to the driving test, including a reduction in the number of reversing manoeuvres that candidates have to … Read More »

Lord Young to discuss litigation culture with industry stakeholders

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The report is expected to have far-reaching consequences for insurers, lawyers and health and safety professionals, who will be given the opportunity to debate the report's … Read More »

Hyundai given green light for blue light fleets

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The contract allows all police forces in the UK to purchase Hyundai cars and vans and is expected to give the company a substantial share of … Read More »

Traffic police chiefs across Europe support cross-border enforcement

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Delegates at TISPOL's annual conference (taking place in Manchester on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 September) will hear an update from Jean Paul Gailly, the Belgian … Read More »

Dean Bowkett joins Global Services team at EurotaxGlass's

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Mr Bowkett joins EurotaxGlass’s from Masterlease’s Full Service Leasing and Auto Finance Division where he last held the position of group CFO leasing and auto finance. … Read More »

Saab to enter JV to develop electric and hybrid driveline systems

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The two companies are to form a jointly owned company responsible for the engineering, development and marketing of innovative electric all-wheel-drive systems, as well as electric … Read More »

Auto Windscreens launches "Chip Checker" iPhone app

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The company says that using Chip Checker is simple and works in exactly the same way as the original acetate gauge used to measure windscreen damage. … Read More »

Opel/Vauxhall reveals Vivaro e-Concept at Hanover

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The Vivaro’s 111kWh lithium ion batteries supply 370Nm of torque, enabling over 95km / 60 miles pure electric driving range, and on longer journeys, a range … Read More »

Renault Kangoo Express ZE to go on sale at €20,000 excluding VAT

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The first all-electric van developed and built by a vehicle manufacturer, the Kangoo Express ZE joins Renault's LCV range in mid-2011 and will be sold in … Read More »

TomTom partners up with Lysanda for new ecoPLUS software

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The ecoPLUS device connects to a vehicle’s onboard diagnostic solution and enables the tracking of data such as fuel efficiency, driver behaviours and carbon footprint, which … Read More »

Athlon Car Lease calls for tougher stance on CO2 emissions for LCVs

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The company was the first international car leasing firm to have signed the Cleaner Car Contract in four European countries, thus committing to reducing its CO2 … Read More »

Firms advised to trial mobile phone ban to assess impact

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There has been much debate again recently about the dangers of driving while using a hands free mobile phone, partly due to to mounting pressure from … Read More »

Renault teams up with Nord-Pas-de-Calais region for EV agreement

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The partnership agreement between Renault and the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region covers a number of areas: • Equipping vehicle fleets in the Region – The region agrees to … Read More »

Trakm8 expands telematics hardware products following new acquisition

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The company has said that it will integrate Vincotech's hardware platforms including the recently launched A1091 Telematics module into its product line-up and will further expand … Read More »

Mazda6 ticks all the boxes for CDL

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Competitive wholelife costs – including strong residual values – and the vehicle being fit-for-purpose were among the key criteria that led to the Mazda6 being selected. … Read More »

Fleet & Lease van values fall for fourth month running, says BCA

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According to the August BCA Pulse report, average fleet/lease values fell by £73 (1.5%) to £4,757 – a similar decrease to that recorded in July. Values … Read More »

Removals firm chooses ATS Euromaster for tyres

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The 35-year-old, Devon-based company had previously sourced its domestic tyre requirements from Mid-Devon tyres for 20 years, but switched to ATS Euromaster after experiencing the Euromaster … Read More »

Solicitor warns fleets in Greater Manchester over speeding fine letters

9 years ago / 0 comments

According to Howards Solicitors, the police are investigating alleged irregularities relating to responses they have received from drivers who were originally sent a NIP. The police … Read More »

Commercial vehicle registrations show growth in Europe over summer

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Compared to the pre-crisis levels of 2008, cumulative results over January-August were still down by 35%. Looking at new light commercial vehicles up to 3.5t – … Read More »

Gala Coral Group to see major savings after outsourcing to Fleet Alliance

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The ahead-of-schedule savings are being generated from improved acquisition costs for all new vehicles, which are selected through the use of Fleet Alliance's competitive tendering solution, … Read More »

ACFO freezes membership rates again

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Membership secretary Stewart Whyte explained the reasons for the decision: 'The internal budget decisions we made 18 months/two years ago have contained our costs, and sent … Read More »

IAM Drive & Survive helps deliver a marathon reduction in MPG

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At this year's ALD Automotive/Total ECO 10 MPG Marathon, both teams trained by IAM Drive & Survive managed to beat the combined manufacturers MPG by over … Read More »

Fleets veering back to open choice policies, according to new GE Capital data

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According to the latest Company Car Trends Survey from GE Capital Fleet Services there has been a big increase in the proportion of companies offering drivers … Read More »

Company car mileages fall by over 20% in recession, says Aston Barclay

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Analysis of over 45,000 ex-fleet cars sold by the group's three sites over the past 36 months shows that annual average company car mileages were relatively … Read More »