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Smart signs ALD as digital leasing partner for new-gen electric vehicles

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Smart has appointed ALD Automotive as its exclusive digital leasing services partner for its new generation of all-electric vehicles.

Ford Fiesta updated with new styling and next-gen tech

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Ford has given its Fiesta supermini a midlife makeover, introducing a bolder new design along with new technologies and a more distinct line-up.

First Drive: Hyundai Ioniq 5

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The Ioniq 5 impresses with its space and design, find Martyn Collins.

Former Nissan fleet director Peter McDonald joins Ohme

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Smart charging specialist Ohme has appointed former Nissan fleet director Peter McDonald as director for mobility.

Cazoo snaps up SMH Fleet Solutions on continued acquisition trail

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Online car retailer Cazoo has bought SMH Fleet Solutions for around £70m, continuing its spate of acquisitions in line with rapid expansion.

Mercedes-Benz EQS electric luxury saloon on sale

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Mercedes’ flagship EQS electric saloon is now on sale, priced from £99,995 and introducing advanced technology and a new electric drivetrain.

Six in 10 drivers think smart motorways should be scrapped

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The majority (62%) of drivers think that all-lane running (ALR) smart motorway schemes should be scrapped entirely and the hard shoulder reinstated, but with breakdown-detection tech … Read More »

2022 Mazda CX-5 revealed with new styling and enhanced dynamics

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Mazda is introducing a refreshed version of its CX-5 SUV, bringing an updated design and grade structure along with enhanced driving dynamics.

National insurance increase strengthens EV standing, says Arval

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The financial standing of electric vehicles as company cars and their attractiveness in salary sacrifice schemes is to be heightened by the recently confirmed increase in … Read More »

InstaVolt pledges to grow network to 10,000 rapid chargers by 2030

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InstaVolt has committed to expanding its UK product offering and pledged to install 10,000 chargers by 2030.

‘Dangerous gaps’ in fleet sector’s road to zero, BVRLA reveals

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Dangerous gaps have appeared in the fleet market’s road to zero, with some sectors accelerating towards the petrol and diesel phase-out and others stuck at a … Read More »

EV chargers to turn off at peak times to protect National Grid

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New electric car charging points in homes and workplaces are to automatically switch off in peak times to avoid potential blackouts.

New Škoda Fabia: Prices and specs revealed

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Škoda has revealed prices and specs for the new Fabia hatch, which goes on sale later this month, priced from £14,905.

‘Safety-decontented’ company cars to bring risk and RV issues, warns AFP

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Fleets are being warned to think carefully before buying new company cars with reduced safety specifications, as the semiconductor shortage rumbles on.

World EV Day 2021: Top tips for fleets switching to electric vehicles

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To mark World EV Day 2021, we asked the fleet and leasing sector for their top tips on how drivers and businesses can go electric. Natalie … Read More »

EV ranges ‘far better than drivers think’, says AA

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Almost all UK drivers overestimate the number of breakdowns from electric vehicles running out of charge and should have more confidence in making the switch.

New EV company car drivers need direction on public charging, warns FleetCheck

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Fleets should provide both guidance and policy on public charging to drivers taking delivery of their first electric company car.

67% of fleets expect to be using EVs in next five years

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Two-thirds (67%) of fleet operators expect to be using EVs within the next five years – more than double the figure of 26% currently using them.

No errors in smart motorway safety analysis but more data needed, says regulator

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Government analysis on the safety of smart motorways have been backed by the road and rail regulator, but it’s called for more data to evaluate the … Read More »

Key licensing legislation change could hit fleets and drivers, TTC warns

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A major change to licensing legislation could bring fines for fleet drivers and invalidate fleet insurance, TTC is warning.

HSE updates driving and riding for work guidance to reflect grey fleet and gig economy

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Official Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance on driving and riding for work has been updated to reflect the rise of the ‘grey fleet’ and the … Read More »

Volkswagen previews sub-£20k small EV with ID. Life reveal

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Volkswagen is to launch a small electric car from 2025, previewed by a newly revealed concept and costing around €20,000 (£17,000).

BVRLA updates Fair Wear & Tear Guide for LCVs

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A new version of the BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear Guide for LCVs is now out, including the latest Fair Wear & Standard.

Mercedes-Benz EQE electric saloon due mid-2022

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Mercedes-Benz has showcased its EQE electric saloon, essentially an electric equivalent to the E-Class and due mid-2022.

Renault starts new EV era with 292-mile range Mégane E-Tech Electric

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Renault has unveiled its fully electric Mégane E-Tech Electric SUV; the first of a new generation of electric vehicles.

Fleet registrations hit by chip shortage in August but EVs surge

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New car registrations fell 22.0% in August as the sector still battles chip shortages, but electric vehicle demand continued to rocket.

John Challen appointed editor at Fleet World magazine

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Leading independent B2B publisher Fleet World Group is delighted to announce the appointment of experienced automotive journalist John Challen as the new editor of Fleet World … Read More »

Used car values up for sixth consecutive month, says Cap HPI

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Used car values rose 3.7% in August, marking the sixth month running of increases.

Cazoo acquires Cazana automotive data insight platform

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Online car retailer Cazoo has acquired automotive data insights platform Cazana for around £25m in cash under its plans for UK growth and European expansion.

Lexus reveals prices for new NX and first-ever plug-in hybrid

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Lexus has announced prices for its new NX crossover, which introduces new design and tech as well as the brand’s first-ever plug-in hybrid.