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Category : Top Stories

Prices and specs revealed for Citroën C5 Aircross Hybrid

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Citroën has launched a plug-in hybrid version of its C5 Aircross SUV, bringing CO2 emissions of 39g/km and a 31-mile electric-only range to aid fleets looking … Read More »

Plug-in grants must continue for long term, says BVRLA

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Plug-in vehicle grants should be extended for the long-term while CO2-based taxes also need revamping to support fleet take-up of greener vehicles.

Sleeping fobs address keyless vulnerability problem but long-term fix still needed

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Carmakers’ introduction of sleeping fobs is helping to resolve the keyless vulnerability problem in the short term but a long-term solution is still needed.

Toyota reveals prices and specs for all-hybrid C-HR range

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Toyota has upgraded its C-HR crossover with a number of updates, including the introduction of an all-hybrid range.

First Drive: Lexus RX 450h

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Lexus is 30 and to celebrate, it’s added more driver appeal to the RX 450 SUV. Martyn Collins reckons it’s worth a look.

Bristol diesel ban moves to next stage

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Plans to ban diesels in Bristol city centre have advanced to the next stage after securing approval from the council cabinet.

HSE should increase focus on at-work driver safety, says IAM RoadSmart

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The Health and Safety Executive is being urged to bring the safety of those who drive for work higher up its priority list – part of … Read More »

Fleet Heroes 2019 finalists revealed

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The Energy Saving Trust has revealed the finalists for this year’s Fleet Heroes, including well-known fleet names, ranging from DPD and Brecon Beacons National Park Authority … Read More »

EDF reinforces battery storage and EV charging plans with Pivot Power acquisition

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EDF Group has acquired battery storage and EV charging specialist Pivot Power for an undisclosed amount, furthering its work in both areas.

Changing private-hire perceptions: Justin Patterson

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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 »

Bristol diesel ban causes dismay but plans might not actually go far enough

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Bristol City Council may become the first place in the UK to introduce a diesel vehicle ban under plans that are causing controversy – but may … Read More »

True cost of not plugging in PHEVs revealed in new research

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Drivers misusing plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) by not charging them could be increasing the monthly whole-life cost by more than £140 a month.

First Drive: Land Rover Discovery Sport

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Martyn Collins finds adding a new platform brings welcome extra refinement and composed handling to the Discovery Sport formula.

London’s ULEZ makes more than £30m for TfL since April

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The Ultra Low Emission Zone’s daily charge has already accrued more than £30m in revenue for Transport for London (TfL) since its launch in April.

First Drive: Renault Captur

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The B-SUV pioneer is back, with an improved package that still appeals, reckons Martyn Collins.

Are we done with demonising diesel?

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The popularity of diesel cars has taken a huge dip in recent years, but could fleets be responsible for their survival until a total ban on … Read More »

Vauxhall electrification offensive to include Astra and Combo

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Vauxhall is gearing up its electrification programme, which will include Combo and Astra models by 2021 as part of an eight-vehicle electrified line-up.

Volkswagen Golf Mk8 revealed

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Volkswagen has taken the wraps off its all-new eighth-generation Golf – its most intelligent, connected and electrified yet.

Safety of smart motorways to come under government review

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Smart motorways are to come under a government review as concerns over driver safety continue to mount.

Fleet service firms return in droves to 2020 Great British Fleet Event

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Next January’s Great British Fleet Event is set to build on the success of the inaugural event, boasting a bigger and better line-up of exhibitors, seminars … Read More »

First Drive: Peugeot 208 & e-208

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Distinctive styling and the choice of full electric power could see Peugeot’s new baby shake up the supermini class, thinks Martyn Collins.

Hybrid-only Jazz to springboard Honda’s accelerated electrification plans

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The fourth-generation Honda Jazz has been revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show, bringing hybrid-only power as the brand advances its electrification plans.

Fleet industry lends support to calls for urgent air pollution action

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Political and business leaders, including the head of the BVRLA, have joined forces to urge stringent government action on air pollution.

Work-related stress cited as main reason for fleet road accidents 

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Stress caused by work has been cited by more than one in 10 (12%) fleet drivers as the main reason for having an accident while a … Read More »

Green number plates for EVs: a step in the right direction or a misguided gimmick?

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The Government has launched a consultation on introducing green number plates for electric vehicles to encourage EV uptake; but the move is already causing debate among … Read More »

Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 plug-in hybrids get Polestar treatment

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Volvo’s S60 saloon, V60 estate and XC60 SUV plug-in hybrid models have been given exclusive performance and handling upgrades from the carmaker’s Polestar electric performance brand.

How can the hybrid be saved?

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Sales of hybrid cars have collapsed in the UK. What can be done to attract business buyers back into these models? Julian Kirk reports.

Volvo’s XC40 Recharge debut electric car to bring 249-mile range

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Volvo has revealed its first-ever fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge, which sits under its new Recharge brand.

BT Fleet Solutions renamed as Rivus Fleet Solutions

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BT Fleet Solutions has now rebranded Rivus Fleet Solutions, in the wake of its recently announced acquisition by Aurelius Group.

MP calls for UK’s largest public charge point operators to become ‘interoperable’

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The chair of the APPG on Electric Vehicles has called upon the UK’s largest public charge point operators to aid electric vehicle take-up by making their … Read More »