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Category : Today in Fleet

Drivers more wedded to cars than ever

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Drivers’ dependency on their cars has jumped to the highest-ever level due to a claimed deterioration in public transport services.

Car traffic broadly stable but van usage continues to rise

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Van and lorry traffic have increased over the last year but car and taxi traffic remained fairly static.

Employees call for single-card expense solution 

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More than a third (34%) of SME employees would like a single card to pay for all expenses, to make their business travel easier.

Diesel prices face significant rise

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Fleets are being warned that a “potentially significant” rise in diesel prices is on the horizon due to the new international rules on ultra-low-sulphur.

Diesel demand and shift to WLTP boost used car market

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The used car market remained steady in August, including for diesel vehicles, while the move to the new Worldwide harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) cycle … Read More »

BigChange advances expansion with new Leeds HQ

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BigChange has moved into new offices in Leeds that will enable it to continue its growth strategy.

Brake to give keynote speech at inaugural Trakm8 fleet event

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Road safety charity Brake is to provide a keynote speech on road safety for fleets at Trakm8’s forthcoming Safety and Efficiency Conference.

A6 and Touareg score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

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Euro NCAP has released the results of its latest tests, which saw both the Audi A6 and the VW Touareg achieve a maximum five-star rating but the Suzuki Jimny was … Read More »

EU car market records ‘exceptional’ rise ahead of WLTP

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New car registrations in Europe saw unseasonable growth over the summer in advance of the shift to the new WLTP cycle.

Hybrid Honda CR-V targets 50% electric driving

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Honda’s first-ever CR-V Hybrid in Europe could run on battery power alone for more than 50% of a moderate-speed journey, aiding the brand’s plans to provide … Read More »

Renault concept shows vision for last-mile delivery solution

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Renault has unveiled an autonomous, electric robo-pod concept that it says could help transform the last-mile delivery sector.

No-deal Brexit could add £1,500 to cost of imported new cars

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A ‘No-deal’ Brexit must be ruled out to avoid punitive price rises on new cars in both the UK and Europe.

Streets across London to go car free for a day          

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Around 50 residential streets across London are to go car free on Saturday 22 September as part of World Car Free Day.

New record for fleet and lease values at BCA

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Strong trading in August helped average fleet & lease values reach record levels at BCA for the fourth time this year.

Audi embarks on EV offensive as E-Tron premieres

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Audi has announced plans to launch 12 full electric models globally by 2025, including its newly unveiled E-Tron SUV.

Kia e-Niro gets official 301-mile WLTP range

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Kia’s e-Niro fully electric SUV will have an official 301-mile range under WLTP testing when it launches in Europe next year.

Drivers not acting on eco intentions

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Although registrations of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) hit a high in August, there is still a huge ‘discrepancy gap’ between drivers’ stated buying intentions and actual … Read More »

New course equips foreign fleet drivers for UK roads

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Licence Bureau has developed a new online training course to help prepare foreign drivers for tackling UK roads in company vehicles.

‘Continuing headwinds’ force JLR move to three-day week

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Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed that it’s switching to a three-day week at its Castle Bromwich plant until Christmas as a result of “the continuing headwinds … Read More »

BMW concept gives insight into flagship electric SUV

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BMW has revealed its Vision iNext concept car, which will inform its future iNext electric SUV.

Highways England showcases plans for M56 smart motorway

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Plans for a smart motorway along the M56 between Hale and Altrincham are to be shown to the public at two events this coming weekend.

Higher fines could be changing driver behaviour

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Changes to speeding and mobile phone penalties could be having the desired effect on driver behaviour, new research by Warranty Direct suggests.

Abax appoints chief technology officer

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Paul Walsh has joined Abax as chief technology officer as the firm continues to drive plans to become the leading provider in the connected tech industry.

Close Brothers Asset Finance strengthens transport sales team

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Close Brothers Asset Finance has appointed Guy Small into the role of transport regional sales manager for the south west.

Gett black cab rides now carbon-neutral

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Black cab ride-hailing app Gett is launching a major new initiative to deliver carbon-neutral rides as the firm also gives passengers the option to go ‘carbon … Read More »

Plug-ins offer real-world savings for fleets, says Fleet Evolution

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Drivers are being urged to explore electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids to cut fuel costs, tax bills and CO2 emissions on their daily commute.

No-deal Brexit could bring driving licence ramifications

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UK drivers may need to get an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in the EU from March 2019 in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Major firms commit to action on EVs

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Well-known business names including Tesco, Siemens and Sky have signed up to Sadiq Khan’s London Business Climate Leaders, including taking action on deploying electric vehicles by … Read More »

UK true fleet records double-digit growth in August

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August brought the highest growth so far this year for the UK new car market, helped by a strong true fleet performance.

New Mercedes-Benz GLE brings extra space and tech

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new X5-rivalling GLE SUV ahead of its launch next spring.