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Rise in PCH could see more drivers flouting legislation

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Increased take-up of personal contract hire could lead to thousands of motorists inadvertently flouting European legislation when driving across the Channel this year.

Government urged to address ‘irrational’ fleet tax policy

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Advantageous company car tax rates on ULEVs should be introduced in this autumn’s Budget for the next tax year, not 2020, to help drive EV sales.

Mark Sinclair joins TMC as chief financial officer

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Industry stalwart Mark Sinclair has joined TMC in the newly created role of chief financial officer, which will see him head up new research on product … Read More »

Road Test: Jaguar E-Pace P250 R-Dynamic HSE

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The junior Jaguar shaped up differently to expected, but it’s filling a familiar role. By Alex Grant.

BVRLA pledges to run 720,000 ULEVs by 2025

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The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has pledged that its members will rapidly increase their plug-in vehicle take-up to support the UK’s Road to Zero … Read More »

New technology can detect drivers using mobile phones

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Norfolk County Council is trialling new technology that can detect if a handheld mobile phone is being used in a car and warn accordingly.

First Drive: Hyundai Tucson

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Jonathan Musk drives Hyundai’s refreshed mid-size SUV to find out what’s new…

Daimler developing multi-marque car sharing solution

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Daimler is launching technology that could underpin a multi-marque car sharing solution for fleets, powered by its Connect Business telematics system.

No clean air zone for Nottingham

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Nottingham City Council has said it is no longer considering a clean air zone as existing measures will bring it in line with legal limits by … Read More »

First Drive: Hyundai Kona 1.6 CRDi diesel

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Can diesel prove to be the pick of the bunch for Hyundai’s fun Kona? By Jonathan Musk

Most new cars to be ULEVs by 2030, says Government

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Most new cars will be ultra low emission vehicles by 2030 with no current plans to ban hybrids while there will be a concerted push on … Read More »

BMW completes WLTP re-testing

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BMW Group has re-tested its entire model range under the new WLTP test cycle ahead of the September deadline, and has stressed that it can offer … Read More »

UK’s first ultra-fast chargers to go live within months

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The UK’s first ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers are to go live within months, capable of adding 100 miles of range per ten minutes plugged in and … Read More »

Diesel downturn continues to hit new car market

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The Government is being urged to stop tarring all diesels with the same brush as new figures show the impact of market uncertainty on new car … Read More »

Government to clarify petrol and diesel bans within days

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The UK Government is set to release its delayed ‘Road to Zero’ plan later this month, likely to confirm that only plug-in hybrid, electric and hydrogen … Read More »

Volkswagen to offer electric car sharing globally from 2020

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Volkswagen is to roll out vehicle-on-demand services, in particular car sharing, based entirely on electric vehicles from 2019.

Volvo drives shift to mobility with standalone brand

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Volvo has launched a standalone mobility brand as it looks to provide urban drivers with advanced alternatives to traditional car ownership.

Hyundai confirms hybrid and PHEV for new Santa Fe

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Hyundai has confirmed hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains will be added to the Santa Fe SUV.

Hyundai announces Kona Electric pricing and specs

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Hyundai’s Kona Electric will be priced from £24,995 – including the Government’s Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) – when it goes on sale on 2 August.

Police get easier access to illegal driving footage

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Road users can now submit footage of dangerous driving direct to a number of police forces in England with the help of a new portal.

Change company car tax to drive ULEV take-up, says Committee for Climate Change

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Far-reaching action on transport – including changes to company car tax – are needed to ensure the Government meets legally-binding targets emissions targets.

BP to acquire Chargemaster

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Chargemaster is to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of BP, as the fuel company looks to roll out a network of ultra-fast electric vehicle charging points at … Read More »

BCA scores BMW UK and Alphabet remarketing deal

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BMW UK has signed up BCA Marketplace to provide a range of physical and digital remarketing solutions, including defleeting vehicles for its Alphabet fleet management and … Read More »

More than half of speeding offences happen in 30mph zones

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Over 1,000 drivers every day are caught speeding, equating to one every 75 seconds, according to new analysis.

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf SV GT 1.5 TSI Evo (150PS) DSG

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Volkswagen’s space-efficient compact MPV deserves wider recognition, reckons Alex Grant.

Renault Business launches new digital magazine for fleets

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Renault has launched a new digital Business Magazine, aimed at fleets wishing to learn more about the brand’s cars and vans.

AdBlue breakdowns double in 2017

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The number of breakdowns linked to AdBlue almost doubled last year to 23,000 according to the AA as driver ignorance over the chemical and its use … Read More »

Interview: Ford’s fleet learning process

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In a rapidly changing market, Ford UK’s director of fleet operations, Owen Gregory, is finding new ways to keep businesses moving. By Alex Grant.

PCH continues to erode fleet leasing market

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The UK’s fleet leasing sector declined faster than the overall market during the first quarter of the year, with demand for personal contract hire rising during … Read More »

Toyota to replace Avensis with hybrid Camry

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Toyota is reintroducing the Camry saloon to the UK as a hybrid-only range, indirectly replacing the Avensis and taking its presence in the D-segment upmarket.