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Curtis Hutchinson: Expecting the unexpected

8 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

8 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

9 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

9 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

9 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?

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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?

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

11 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

11 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

12 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

12 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

12 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

12 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.

Comment: Hands-free and hand-held phone debate misses the point

12 months ago / 0 comments

Following today’s publication of the Transport Select Committee’s report urging a clamp down mobile phone usage, Shaun Helman, TRL’s chief scientist – who provided evidence for the … Read More »

The efficiencies of fleet management software

1 year ago / 0 comments

Peter Marsden, principal consultant at business change consultancy Entec Si, on how the latest fleet software solutions can bring indepth benefits to fleets looking to move on … Read More »

Curtis Hutchinson: Hyundai’s fleet vision

1 year ago / 0 comments

Curtis Hutchinson, motor industry guru, looks at how the erstwhile retail brand’s focus has changed to the business sector and the role played by electrification.

Curtis Hutchinson: Joined-up thinking?

1 year ago / 0 comments

What should fleet professionals make of the current round of mergers, collaborations and joint ventures in the OEM world?

Comment: Preparing for the advent of autonomous vehicles

1 year ago / 1 comments

Ian McIntosh, CEO of RED Driving School, on the issues facing the adoption of autonomous vehicles.

How to change driver behaviour

1 year ago / 0 comments

Driver behaviour can have a major influence on the efficacy of your fleet, explains Mark Thorneycroft CMILT, head of telematics training at Connexas Group. However, collecting … Read More »

Curtis Hutchinson: Hyundai’s fleet vision

1 year ago / 0 comments

How the erstwhile retail brand’s focus has changed to the business sector and the role played by electrification.

For whom the road tolls

1 year ago / 0 comments

The subject of road user pricing has been back in the headlines following a new report from Centre for London. Natalie Middleton wonders if such a … Read More »

Duty of care: Helping NHS drivers understand the fundamentals

1 year ago / 0 comments

Neil Everatt, CEO at Selenity, on the need for stringent duty of care with NHS drivers.

Is the timing right for a mobility revolution?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Shaun Armstrong, co-founder of Creditplus, on whether fleets and consumers are ready for the future of mobility.

Curtis Hutchinson: Dealer satisfaction revealed

1 year ago / 0 comments

A company car off the road for servicing or repair work remains a painful experience for drivers of certain brands. The latest JD Power study reveals … Read More »