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Category : Opinions

Comment: A drivers’ guide to lockdown

1 year ago / 0 comments

Alfonso Martinez, managing director at LeasePlan UK, advises key workers and other drivers making essential trips on how to use their vehicles safely during lockdown.

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

1 year 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 »

Curtis Hutchinson: Beyond the ban

2 years ago / 0 comments

Once again the Government has brought forward its proposed ban on new cars running on fossil fuels. What will this mean to SMEs looking to future-proof … Read More »

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

2 years ago / 1 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

2 years 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?

2 years 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

2 years 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.

Interview: Geotab’s Charlotte Argue on EVs, telematics and International Women’s Day

2 years ago / 0 comments

Ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day, Charlotte Argue, senior manager, fleet electrification at telematics specialist Geotab, speaks to Fleet World about working in a notoriously … Read More »

Interview: Richard Abbott, head of specialist fleet, PSA Group

2 years ago / 0 comments

Peugeot has gone from selling 200-250, to a maximum of 1,500 cars thanks to police tenders. Martyn Collins talks to Richard Abbott, head of specialist vehicles … Read More »

Comment: International Women’s Day and my fleet journey

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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 years 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.

Interview: David Peel, managing director at Peugeot

2 years ago / 0 comments

David Peel, managing director at Peugeot, speaks to Martyn Collins about the latest, second-generation 208 supermini and how alternatively fuelled models might change fleet demand.

A less taxing option?

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years ago / 0 comments

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

Interview: Avis Budget Group’s Keith Rankin on shifting mobility

2 years ago / 0 comments

Keith Rankin, newly appointed president of the Avis Budget Group’s international region, speaks to Martyn Collins on the changing face of mobility and the latest pioneering … Read More »

Comment: Making the UK’s EV mission a success

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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?

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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 »

Changing private-hire perceptions: Justin Patterson

2 years ago / 0 comments

Current Eco Superstar winner at this year’s Great British Fleet Awards, Justin Patterson surprised everyone this summer after leaving Addison Lee to join Splend as their … Read More »

Fleet Heroes: How do we find our heroes?

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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 »