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Category : Top Stories

Clampdown on ‘exceptional hardship’ loophole could see more company drivers banned

4 days ago / 1 comments

Drivers with 12 or more penalty points should not be able to use ‘exceptional hardship’ as a loophole to get out of a ban – even … Read More »

IAM RoadSmart gears up for launch of new driver risk solution at 2020 GBFE

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Road safety organisation IAM RoadSmart is returning to the Great British Fleet Event for 2020 as it promotes its forthcoming new driver risk management solution; part … Read More »

Leasys UK puts focus on flexibility for ongoing growth

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Leasys, the mobility subsidiary of FCA Bank, is to extend its portfolio of long- and short-term vehicle solutions in the UK, aiming to grow its fleet … Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover to axe 500 jobs at Halewood plant 

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Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed it is to cut hundreds of jobs at its Halewood plant in Merseyside as a result of its long-term cost-cutting programme.

Pick the ALD team’s brains on mobility and alternatively fuelled vehicles at 2020 GBFE

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ALD Automotive is bringing its knowhow in smart mobility and alternatively fuelled vehicles to this month’s Great British Fleet Event to help operators get to grips … Read More »

Public sector staff offered I-Pace EVs on sal-sac under ‘unprecedented’ deal

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A fleet of 700 Jaguar I-Pace electric SUVs are being made available to UK public sector staff for salary sacrifice under an ‘unprecedented’ deal between Jaguar … Read More »

Government doubles funding pot for on-street charge points to £10m

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The Government has doubled funding for charge points for residential streets; underlining plans to “make electric cars the new normal”.

Bath to push ahead with Clean Air Zone charges on vans

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Bath & North East Somerset Council has confirmed it’s advancing plans for a Class C charging Clean Air Zone that will see charges introduced on vans … Read More »

Cardiff mulls congestion charge, workplace parking levies and Clean Air Zones

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Cardiff Council is exploring radical changes to its “creaking” transport system, which could see a daily congestion charge for non-residents along with a workplace parking levy … Read More »

Hyundai and Kia to co-develop electric vans with Arrival

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Hyundai and Kia have made an £85m investment in UK startup Arrival under a new partnership to develop “competitively priced” small- and medium-sized electric vans.

Toyota previews new mobility services and compact SUV for Europe as latest Mirai airs

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Toyota has revealed a raft of new products and solutions, including the arrival of a new compact SUV and mobility services in Europe along with the … Read More »

Kia plans for more EVs and launches latest plug-in hybrids

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Kia is advancing plans for new fully electric cars – including a 311-mile electric crossover due next year – and mobility services as it launches two … Read More »

Seamless recharging and incentivised V2G essential to EV future, finds Taskforce

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New standards on roaming charging services and incentives on Vehicle-to-Grid adoption will be critical to ensuring electric vehicles are adopted en masse.

Birmingham considers city centre car ban under transport shake-up

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Birmingham City Council has become the latest local authority to explore a car ban under bold plans intended to shake up city centre travel.

O’Neill named Volkswagen head of fleet as O’Shea moves to new role

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Volkswagen has appointed Nick O’Neill as its new UK head of fleet, replacing O’Shea who is now group head of eCommerce.

First Drive: Škoda CITIGOe iV

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An electric supermini with equally super price is something to shout about, says Jonathan Musk.

Renault E-Tech hybrid and PHEV tech makes world debut

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Renault has debuted its hybrid Clio and plug-in hybrid Captur at the Brussels Motor Show, ahead of the arrival of a plug-in hybrid version of the … Read More »

Upbeat outlook for fleets in 2020 but BiK changes are central

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Planned changes to company car tax will help ensure an upbeat outlook for fleets in 2020, bringing a “groundswell” of support for EVs while also keeping … Read More »

Quartix to promote business benefits of tracking at 2020 Great British Fleet Event

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Fleet tracking specialist Quartix has become the latest service supplier to sign up to this month’s Great British Fleet Event, enabling visitors to find out about … Read More »

Life-saving benefits of driver training come under Fleet Source spotlight at GBFE

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Commercial vehicle operators attending this month’s Great British Fleet Event will benefit from in-depth insight from Fleet Source into how professional driver training can mitigate risk … Read More »

APEX EV turns up focus on leasing company partnerships

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Peterborough-based charging solutions provider APEX EV is looking to partner with more leasing companies and fleet management providers to help accelerate take-up of greener vehicles.

Final draft proposals published for Oxford Zero Emission Zone as countdown continues

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Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have published final draft proposals for the UK’s first city centre Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ), which will be introduced … Read More »

2019 new car registrations hit six-year low despite rising AFV demand

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Rising fleet and alternatively fuelled vehicle (AFV) demand failed to offset a wider downturn in the new car market – bringing registrations to their lowest level … Read More »

15 predictions for 2020 for fleets

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Natalie Middleton asks some of the UK’s major fleet suppliers for their outlook on the coming 12 months.

Cost of motoring soars since EU referendum

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New research shows the cost of owning and running a car in the UK has soared since the June 2016 referendum on Britain leaving the EU.

Lack of demand blamed for London car sharing closure

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DriveNow UK’s operations in London will shut down by 29 February 2020, the company has announced.

Volvo thrives with Scan-do attitude

1 month ago / 0 comments

Volvo’s sales director, Matt Galvin, talks to Craig Thomas about the company’s plans for 2020.

Nissan drops Leaf pricing

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Nissan has lowered the on-the-road (OTR) price of the battery-electric Leaf 40kWh range by £1,650 on all grades, placing the car in the sub-£30k P11D price … Read More »

Peugeot signs 50/50 merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

1 month ago / 0 comments

The world’s 4th largest car company by volume has been created today, following a 50/50 merger agreement being signed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Groupe … Read More »

UK’s first 24/7 zero-emission street to go live in Square Mile

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Beech Street in London’s Barbican Estate is to become the UK’s first 24/7 zero-emission street under newly revealed plans from the City of London Corporation.