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Category : Latest News

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Bentley opens first retailer in South America

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This new retailer, to be owned and operated by British Cars do Brasil Ltda, will be the 48th Bentley location in the Americas’ region and marks … 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 »

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 »

All the key news in fleet…

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Production at the Trollhättan plant was originally halted for seven weeks. Now, following the purchase of Saab Automobile AB by Spyker Cars NV, the first cars … Read More »

CAP announces mandatory criteria for RV forecasts for EVs

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CAP has taken the first step towards RV forecasting for electric vehicles with the announcement of the qualifications that such vehicles must meet. The announcement comes … Read More »

DfT director becomes chair at OGC

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  Under the move, Graham Pendlebury, director of environment and international at DfT, becomes chair of the Collaborative Category Board. Within DfT, Mr Pendlebury has responsibility … Read More »

Burnt Tree in £14 million fleet expansion

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The Burnt Tree Group has invested £14 million in its fleet with the delivery of 800 new vehicles in the next eight weeks, taking its total … Read More »

Fleet buyers to see fall in car prices

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That's the view of Glass's, which also says that new car prices are set to fall as carmakers target fleet buyers that are now replacing ageing … Read More »

Mazda sets out plans for a "green" fleet revolution

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Whilst other carmakers focus on hybrid and alternative fuel solutions, Mazda has said that its short-term focus is to significantly improve efficiencies delivered through a traditional … Read More »

New Mitsubishi i-MiEV to top £30,000

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Launched to coincide with the UK government's recently announced Consumer Incentive Scheme, the price has been set at £38,699 including VAT. The government grant will be … Read More »

Leasedrive Velo wins Buying Solutions hire framework agreement

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Leasedrive Velo Group has been awarded its second framework agreement from Buying Solutions, the national procurement partner for UK public services. Following the instigation of its … Read More »

Budget 2010: Mycompanyfleet response

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However Mycompanyfleet gave a cautious welcome to the fact that the planned 3p per litre increase in fuel duty was to be phased in over the … Read More »

Budget 2010: Fuel duty phase-in provides relief for fleets

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Chancellor Alistair Darling announced that instead of the planned 3p increase on 1 April, fuel duty will rise by a penny next month – less than … Read More »

Budget 2010: £100 million earmarked for road repairs

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The announcement comes as the Asphalt Industry Alliance reports that the Artic weather seen this winter caused a 40% rise in potholes. Commenting on the Budget … Read More »

Budget 2010: Overview

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The main highlights were: • Changes to the planned 3p fuel duty increase, which will now be phased in, in three stages • Company car tax … Read More »

Budget 2010: Alphabet response

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'So close to a General Election, this was never going to be a budget to take any chances.  The £100 million for pothole repairs is a … Read More »

Budget 2010: CFC response

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Neville Briggs, managing director, said: 'It is no surprise that there is little cheer for UK businesses of all sizes in the Budget – there is … Read More »

Budget 2010: Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions' response

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'No great surprises from Alistair Darling, who did his best not to rock the boat ahead of the impending general election. 'It was good to see … Read More »

Budget 2010: Masterlease response

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He commented: 'There was speculation that the Chancellor could reverse the increase of fuel prices from 1 April, however it was largely expected that he would … Read More »

Toyota appoints European chief quality officer

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In an impromptu visit to Europe, Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, made the formal announcement that Didier Leroy, EVP, Toyota Motor Europe, would assume … Read More »

Budget 2010: GE Capital response

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'Yesterday’s Budget announcement has very little impact on fleets. Whilst the Government announced that company car tax would be halved for cars emitting between 1 and … Read More »