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Category : Comment

Comment: Why a bottom-up approach is vital in EV design

7 days ago / 0 comments

Mike Brown, director of industry collaboration & partnerships at the University of Salford, looks at the need for manufacturers to diverge from simply converting existing vehicle … Read More »

Comment: How to disinfect your vehicle and stay protected from Covid-19

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Attila Dobos, operations director at LeasePlan UK, shares shared seven steps to ensure that your car is as clean as possible during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Comment: Busting the myths of autonomous vehicles

3 weeks ago / 1 comments

The UK Government has pledged to have autonomous vehicles on the street by next year, but how far are we really in making the self-driving car … Read More »

Why risk your business reputation over failing to make basic safety checks?

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

A new report has revealed UK businesses are failing to make basic checks to ensure the safety of employees who drive for work, including failings to … Read More »

Meeting the urban mobility challenge

1 month ago / 0 comments

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) represent a considerable opportunity for fleets, says Andrew Overton, CEO of connected vehicle solutions provider, Connexas Group.

Comment: International Women’s Day and my fleet journey

1 month ago / 3 comments

With International Women’s Day being celebrated on Sunday 8 March, Agility Fleet operations director Jacki Stevenson looks at how perceptions have changed in the workplace and … Read More »

Comment: Realigning the fleet gender imbalance

1 month ago / 0 comments

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2020, Jayne Pett, sales and marketing director at Fleet Operations, looks at the under-representation of women in the … Read More »

ADAS is changing our vehicles: regulation needs to keep up

1 month ago / 1 comments

Dr Chris Davies, head of technical superiority at Autoglass, recently spoke at an industry roundtable hosted by Autoglass and Brake entitled ‘Small Degree, Big Impact: How … Read More »

Curtis Hutchinson: Why PHEVs still plug a gap

2 months ago / 0 comments

Demand for new PHEVs tumbled 18% in 2019 but this is not necessarily the end of the road for this transitionary technology.

A less taxing option?

3 months ago / 0 comments

New company car tax incentives are expected to boost the sales of plug-in hybrid cars. So is this the time to consider the PHEV alternatives? By … Read More »

Why 2020 will be a pivotal year for fleets

4 months ago / 0 comments

Jon Lawes, managing director at Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions discusses the trends that are likely to dominate the fleet management sector in 2020.

Curtis Hutchinson: Expecting the unexpected

4 months ago / 0 comments

Toyota’s acquisition of Inchcape’s leasing operations is part of a wider trend as OEMs move to future-proof themselves.

Comment: Making the UK’s EV mission a success

4 months ago / 0 comments

Jarkko Aro, sales and operative director at IC Electrical, on how the electricity grid is at the heart of the EV rollout.

Comment: No cause for alarm about electric battery recycling

4 months ago / 0 comments

Alan Colledge, senior manager of hazardous waste at electric car battery recycling service Cawleys, explains why concerns over an “electric vehicle battery waste mountain” are unfounded.

Comment: How vehicle-to-grid innovations will make EVs commercially viable

4 months ago / 0 comments

Rob Massoudi, SVP digital transformation at ABB Ability, looks at how V2G solutions could open up electric vehicle usage to many more fleets. With increasing demand … Read More »

Comment: The road to a fully automated future

5 months ago / 1 comments

Mike Brown, director of industry collaboration & partnerships (environments & engineering) from the University of Salford, explores the current barriers to rolling out autonomous vehicles in the UK.

Comment: Car sharing and fleets in London – The way to become carbon-neutral by 2050?

5 months ago / 0 comments

Phil Makinson, chief commercial officer at Hiyacar, on how car sharing could help with climate change commitments.

Curtis Hutchinson: Preparing for the EV surge

5 months ago / 0 comments

Electric cars currently account for a tiny proportion of fleet vehicles but that is changing with improvement in affordability and infrastructure.

Comment: Why renewable energy will be a linchpin for fleets in a rapid time of change

5 months ago / 0 comments

Thomas Newby, chief operating officer (field & installation), Tonik Energy, on businesses can steal a march on greener fleet operations by embracing renewable energy solutions.

Comment: Driving the future – the role of clean transport in clearing the air

5 months ago / 0 comments

Michael Lewis, E.ON UK chief executive, on how industry and local, regional and national governments need to work together to tackle toxic air in our towns … Read More »

Fleet Heroes: How do we find our heroes?

5 months ago / 0 comments

Now in their 14th year, the Fleet Heroes 2019 awards will once more celebrate organisations delivering a cleaner and more efficient future for transport. Energy Saving … Read More »

Comment: Hydrogen’s role in phasing out vehicles running on fossil fuels

6 months ago / 0 comments

Is hydrogen part of the answer for a rapid shift away from fossil fuels in transport? Gareth Hinds from the National Physical Laboratory shares his vision … Read More »

Comment: Road usage charging to solve our transportation funding dilemma

6 months ago / 0 comments

Dr Ben Miners, chief innovation scientist at IMS (a Trak Global Group company), on how a system of road pricing would provide a fair and sustainable … Read More »

An electric future for UK fleets

6 months ago / 0 comments

Mike Brown, director of industry collaboration & partnerships at the University of Salford, on how the transition to EVs will bring a number of opportunities for … Read More »

Motor insurance and driving in the EU with a no deal Brexit

7 months ago / 0 comments

Following the UK Government’s updated advice on driving in the EU post Brexit, Michael Brooks, legal director at Corclaim takes a look at the insurance side … Read More »

Extra funding for EV charging points is welcome – but more must be done

7 months ago / 0 comments

Policymakers need to step up the pace on EV charging to get the EV ball really moving, says Paul Gisbourne, CEO of same-day delivery business CitySprint.

How the fleet space is ‘consumerising’ the B2B offering

8 months ago / 0 comments

Albert Chu, VP marketing & strategy, Masternaut, on how techniques seen in the consumer space are expanding into the fleet sector, bringing benefits to operators and … Read More »

Why fleet managers are the stormtroopers in the battle to save the planet

8 months ago / 1 comments

Fiona Howarth, CEO of Octopus Electric Vehicles, comments on the big benefits electric vehicles could bring to fleet managers, as well as the overall energy system.

Doing the maths on opt-out vehicle maintenance

8 months ago / 0 comments

Clive Buhagiar, head of operational services, Alphabet (GB) Limited, looks at how fleets and opt-out drivers should take action to avoid extra costs and risks with … Read More »

Green credentials taking precedence over company car model and grade, says FleetCheck

8 months ago / 0 comments

Company car choice hierarchies could become less important in the near future, as employees place less focus on model and grade and more on eco friendliness.