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Mitsubishi slashes £10k off i-MiEV price

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Previously announced as being priced at £38,699, the model will now cost £28,990 for orders placed for delivery from 1 January 2011. This coincides with the … Read More »

New guide to managing the post collision escalation

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Developed by Interactive Driving Systems, the guide covers the following areas: • Crash reporting and recording self-audit.• Fast track reporting and scene management.• Managing the media.• … Read More »

Forum criticises plans to tax small firms on staff parking

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It is thought that councils across the UK plan to introduce a workplace parking levy (WPL) scheme, which will see businesses being taxed on parking provisions … Read More »

Drivers in consultancy, utilities and telecoms industries have most penalty points

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The company categoried its findings into low and high risk drivers. Percentage of drivers with no points – representing low risk: 1. Financial/insurance     93.69% 2. … Read More »

PARIS PREVIEW: upgraded Mazda2 to make its premiere

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These include the Mazda2 supermini, which has received an upgrade and will be given its European premiere in Paris. The latest Mazda2 has been updated with … Read More »

BCA notes interesting developments in fleet sector in half-year data

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BCA's half-year report shows that fleet & lease cars outperformed the market significantly in terms of price, setting a record average value in the first half … Read More »

More models added to Citroen's Ready to Run Plant & Go range

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Under the changes, Andover-based KFS Special Vehicles Ltd has increased the maximum payload from 1,600kg to 1,680kg and expanded the number of multi-function models in this … Read More »

Pressure on values is due to 'typical seasonality', says BCA

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LCV values averaged £4,112 across the board in July, a fall of £168 (3.9%) against June’s values, with nearly-new, fleet & lease and part-exchange values all … Read More »

PARIS PREVIEW: Mercedes to premiere new CLS 'design icon'

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While the proportions of the new model remain the same as the first generation CLS from 2003, Mercedes says that everything else is different, including the … Read More »

Rental firms urged to consider disabled customers' needs

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Rental industry guru, and disabled motorist, Professor Peter Cooke, is warning rental companies to take note of the current case in France where Easyjet is facing … Read More »

SMEs more likely to neglect duty of care

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When it comes to risk management and duty of care, many small fleet operators have failed to recognise the importance of these issues compared to their … Read More »

Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing opts for salary sacrifice

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Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH) is an arms length company (ALMO) that manages more than 23,000 homes on behalf of Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire. The introduction … Read More »

MSPE to buy majority stake in Zenith

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The acquisition will be made from funds advised by Barclays Private Equity and Zenith management and will give MSPE a 60 per cent stake, with Zenith’s … Read More »

VW completes acquisition of Italdesign Giugiaro

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Volkswagen now holds a 90.1% stake in IDG, with the purchase made through Lamborghini, while the remaining IDS shares remain with the Giugiario family. IDG was … Read More »

Dan Akerson announced as next GM CEO

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Mr Whitacre will be replaced by Dan Akerson, who has served on the GM board of directors since July 2009, who will become CEO on 1 … Read More »

India's Mahindra declared preferred bidder for Ssangyong

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Mahindra is set to take a controlling stake in Ssangyong, which was put into receivership in January 2009, by November for an undisclosed amount. Under preferred … Read More »

Alphabet portfolio remains constant in 2009

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The fleet service provider said that it consolidated its overall results in 2009 at 320,000 contracts in a European new business market that dropped by 22.4%. … Read More »

New survey to open motorists' eyes to environmental effects of hand washing cars

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According to the research released by Total UK and supported by TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk, over half (51%) of British motorists regularly hand wash their cars in the mistaken … Read More »

Leasedrive Velo argues that HR should do more to promote salary sacrifice

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The company launched its own salary sacrifice scheme called EnviroDrive in October 2008, promoting the cost saving and environmental benefits, but says that take-up has been … Read More »

Drivers urged to wake up to the dangers of tired driving

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New research out today (13 August) by Brake and Direct Line shows the vast majority of drivers admit driving while tired, and drivers don't know the … Read More »

Doosan signs up for salary sacrifice with Zenith Provecta

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The scheme, which launched this month, was designed to offer low costs car ownership through low CO2 vehicles. Lower CO2 vehicles provide greater savings to employees … Read More »

Zero-emission Iveco EcoDaily goes on sale

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The EcoDaily Electric uses a three-phase motor controlled through a DC/AC inverter to provide range-extending regenerative braking. Power comes from NaNiCl2 battery technology, which can be … Read More »

Commercial drivers show support for speed cameras

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An IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) survey found that 76% of high-mileage drivers approve of speed cameras. In comparison, only 34% of medium-mileage drivers lent their … Read More »

SIG reports operational efficiencies from online vehicle defect reporting tool

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Defect Manager was developed by Jaama as an additional module to its Key2 Vehicle Management system in association with a number of its software users, including … Read More »

Children more distracting than phones when driving

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Research conducted by motoring website, ContractHireAndLeasing.com reveals that children are by far the biggest distraction to drivers. When website visitors were asked what they found most … Read More »

Only one in eight Brits trust their sat nav

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Findings also showed sat-nav to be a source of aggravation for many drivers with 30% admitting it caused arguments with fellow passengers. The research follows the … Read More »

OFT refers Zipcar-Streetcar merger to Competition Commission

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The merger was announced in April this year and was said to promise tremendous benefits to members through access to more cars, more convenience and enhanced … Read More »

New iPhone app enables drivers to book car hire on the go

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As well as offering customers a quick and easy way to book, the new app also utilises GPS technology, enabling them to find their nearest Avis … Read More »

Tougher times for fleet & lease values

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Average fleet values fell by £276 in July, equivalent to a drop of 3.7%. With model mix very similar to last month, this was a reflection … Read More »

Dip in values heightens need to focus on van condition, reports Manheim Remarketing

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Manheim Remarketing's latest monthly Market Analysis for Vans reveals that at £4,039, average wholesale used van prices dipped in July by 6.1% (£262) compared with June. … Read More »