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Category : Top Stories

Defra ditches 400 diesel fleet cars

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Defra is replacing more than 400 diesel company cars with Toyota Auris Hybrid models in line with plans to switch to cleaner vehicles across its fleet.

Chevin launches SME fleet software solution

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Chevin has launched a new fleet management software package that brings SMEs the benefits of fleet management software but with much lower costs, the firm claims.

FCA appoints new fleet director

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has appointed Andrew Waite as fleet and remarketing director, replacing Francis Bleasdale who has moved to another role within the company.

Diesel RV concerns unfounded, says VRA

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Concerns over a crash in used diesel car values “should now have passed” as latest data shows such fears are unfounded.

Vauxhall re-works fleet dealer network

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Vauxhall has rebutted rumours that it is culling its dealer network, clarifying that the plans are aimed at widening the service it offers fleet and retail … Read More »

Stuart Pearson promoted to COO role at BCA

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Stuart Pearson, managing director, BCA UK Remarketing, is to take over as chief operating officer of the remarketing division this month.

Fleet Show debut for all-new Volvo V60 and XC40

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Fleet decision-makers will get an unrivalled opportunity to test Volvo’s new XC40 compact crossover at next month’s Fleet Show at Silverstone, as well as a first … Read More »

Is an earlier ban on new petrol and diesel cars an option?

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Calls continue for the Government to bring forwards its 2040 target to end the sale of conventional new diesel and petrol cars – but is such a … Read More »

WLTP disparity could be greater than expected, warns JATO

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The transition to the WLTP cycle is to bring greater-than-expected impacts on purchase and ownership costs across Europe, latest research from JATO Dynamics indicates.

Spotted: Is Apple Maps 3D plotting for driverless future?

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An Apple Maps vehicle has been spotted driving the roads of Hertfordshire armed with stereo cameras and multiple LiDAR to collect detailed mapping information that may … Read More »

New Audi A6 Avant puts focus on practicality and aesthetics

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Audi’s new A6 Avant will bring the same boot space as before despite introducing a more aggressive design.

Cardiff Council runs consultation on clean air zones

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Fleets and individuals are being urged to have their say on a consultation on clean air plans for Cardiff city that could see a clean air … Read More »

Spotlight: Ford Focus

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The fourth-generation Focus is a technological showpiece, out to re-assert itself in a segment that’s still a core part of the UK fleet sector. Alex Grant … Read More »

Vauxhall Finance launches first in-house business contract hire solution

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Vauxhall Finance has launched two new finance products, including its first in-house business contract hire solution.

Petrol more than half of Q1 fleet registrations

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Diesel car registrations fell 37.2% in the first three quarters of 2018, with petrol now accounting for over half of all new fleet cars during the … Read More »

Škoda Superb range update includes new SportLine Plus trim

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Škoda has added a new top-end SportLine Plus trim to the Superb as it also introduces equipment updates for the range.

Vauxhall to build PSA vans in Luton from mid-2019

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PSA Group is extending the capacity of the Vauxhall van plant in Luton by almost 50%, with a new Vivaro on its own platform due to … Read More »

Auto Windscreens to reduce ADAS recalibration rates

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Auto Windscreens is reducing its national ADAS recalibration rates by 12% with immediate effect.

Power of Data Survey – Have your say on the future of fleet

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Fleet World and International Fleet World, in association with Shell Commercial Fleet, would like to invite you to take part in an exclusive reader survey that … Read More »

2018 Fleet Show to put focus on changing face of fleet

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Fleet decision-makers can now register to attend this year’s Fleet Show, which takes place on 9 May at Silverstone and will bring an expert seminar speaker line-up … Read More »

Diesel emissions policies open to loopholes, study warns

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Policymakers are being warned to take a wider look at the effects of vehicle emissions to avoid creating loopholes, a team of scientists has warned, following … Read More »

Europcar UK names new fleet director

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Bob Maclachlan, formerly head of fleet procurement at Europcar UK, has taken up the role of fleet director at the firm.

All-new RAV4 drops diesel

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Toyota’s new RAV4 will bring much tougher styling and petrol/hybrid powertrains as the brand pushes ahead with plans to axe diesels from its European line-up.

2020 recovery for post-Brexit car and van market

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Vehicle sales in the UK are likely to recover from the post-Brexit as soon as 2020, according to a new report, but only if it can … Read More »

BVRLA calls for rental sector and government collaboration to tackle vehicle terrorism

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The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has published a report setting out how the Government and the rental sector can work together to deal … Read More »

77% of fleet journeys could be completed by EVs

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The majority of company car daily journeys could be completed using electric vehicles, new research from ALD Automotive has found.

Government funding to drive hydrogen fleet and refuelling network

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Multi-million pound funding from the Department for Transport is to be used to increase the number of hydrogen refuelling stations in the UK, as well as … Read More »

ACFO five-point plan to help fleets comply with GDPR

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ACFO has outlined a five-point plan for fleets to adopt to help comply with the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Seat outlines new model launches

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Over the next couple of years to 2020 Seat plans to release a new car every six months, with first arrivals Tarraco and Ateca followed by … Read More »

DS cuts two models as it readies new range

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Production of the DS 4 and DS 5 will end by the end of this year, as DS Automobiles begins a transition period towards a new … Read More »