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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 »

Entries open for The Great British Fleet Awards 2020

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Fleet managers and suppliers are invited to enter for the 2020 Great British Fleet Awards – which will recognise leading-edge developments in the fleet industry.

Inaugural Fleet World WLTP Challenge brings real-world insight into fuel economy and smarter driving skills

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Results are now in from the first-ever Fleet World WLTP Challenge, which shows how the new WLTP cycle is reflective of real-world driving economy – and … Read More »

Neil Wilson appointed new fleet director at Ford

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Ford has named Neil Wilson as its new fleet director for Britain and Ireland.

Drivers increasingly concerned over road rage

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Three in every 10 motorists (30%) say they have personally witnessed some form of physical abuse related to a driving incident in the past 12 months, … Read More »

Road pricing debate needed to avoid ‘looming fiscal black hole’, says MPs

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MPs on the Transport Committee have called for a national debate on road pricing, ahead of a formal inquiry due in 2020, as they highlight the … Read More »

Toyota to acquire Inchcape Fleet Solutions

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Toyota Fleet Mobility (TFM) is to acquire Inchcape’s fleet management and leasing subsidiary, Inchcape Fleet Solutions (IFS) for £100m as it looks to expand further in … Read More »

New brand Moblyx launches to bring mobile apps for fleet and mobility customers

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Fleet and mobility customers are being targeted with two new apps that could streamline their operations.

An electrifying opportunity: The future for fleet EV take-up

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Jonathan Musk looks at why recent legislative changes to how electric vehicles are taxed will be the tipping point for their acceptance and should encourage fleet … Read More »

MG to drive fleet presence under new national fleet sales manager role

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Geraint Isaac has joined MG in the newly created position of national fleet sales manager as the carmaker looks to grow its fleet presence.

Case Study: How one NHS Trust’s dedication to reduce its carbon footprint paid off

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Ensuring that patients, visitors and staff travel safely and sustainably to hospitals is no mean feat but that’s exactly what University Hospitals of Derby and Burton … Read More »

Government bid to raise motorway speed limit causes controversy

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The UK speed limit could be raised to 80mph on motorways and dual carriageways following drivers’ switch to EVs – but road safety organisations are already … Read More »

Tougher action on idling drivers backed by motorists

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The majority of motorists would back increased clampdowns on idling drivers, with almost half supportive of fines being implemented.

Full speaker line-up revealed for 2019 Fleet Heroes Conference

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Full details are now available online for the speaker line-up at this year’s Fleet Heroes Conference, which will spotlight the latest fleet and transport industry eco … Read More »

KeeResources acquired by Auto Trader Group

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Auto Trader Group has acquired automotive data and solutions provider KeeResources Limited for an undisclosed amount.

New data shows why national network of Clean Air Zones vital, says ClientEarth

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Air quality experts at ClientEarth are renewing their calls for the Government to mandate a nationwide network of charging Clean Air Zones – including for cars … Read More »

Prices revealed for Škoda’s first-ever plug-in hybrid

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Škoda has revealed pricing for its Superb iV plug-in hybrid, which goes on sale in January, marking the first-ever plug-in hybrid for the brand and priced … Read More »

Government could explore earlier ban on petrol and diesel cars

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The Government could rethink its plans to ban sales of “conventional” new petrol and diesel cars by 2040, moving the deadline five years forwards to help … Read More »

Grey fleet at risk ‘tipping point’, warns Licence Bureau

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Almost all firms in the UK have some sort of grey fleet in operation but very few are aware of the risks.

Government pledges £25.3bn roads investment by 2025

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The Government has announced plans to spend £25.3bn in roads investment between 2020 and 2025, improving the infrastructure for drivers.

Hybrids are safer bet for CO2 reduction, says Emissions Analytics

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Hybrid cars could provide a lower-risk way of reducing carbon emissions compared to plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), potentially helping to cut CO2 faster, according to a new … Read More »

Stagnating road safety stats show need for radical policy changes

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Road safety organisations are calling for a much higher government focus on road safety as latest data shows little in casualty figures in recent years.

Smarter driving techniques come to fore in WLTP Challenge 2019

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There’s just two weeks left to go until the Fleet World WLTP Challenge 2019 gets underway, proving that today’s official fuel economy figures are more representative than … Read More »

Case Study: How winning Fleet Heroes spurred Bibby Distribution to greater heights

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With entries now open for this year’s Energy Saving Trust Fleet Heroes awards, we review some of last year’s winners and their eco successes.