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Fleet World Fleet Show: World’s first plug-in diesel hybrid available to test

Visitors will be able to get behind the wheel of the pioneering new Volvo V60 Plug-in Diesel Hybrid and see how its unique technology delivers three cars in one – a zero-tailpipe emission electric car, a hybrid car and a performance car, at the touch of a button.

This groundbreaking model reaches 62mph in 6.1seconds from rest, has a top speed of 141mph, but produces CO2 emissions of just 48g/km and offers an electric range of 31 miles, making it a hugely attractive proposition for business drivers.

Also present will be the striking new Volvo V40 D2 R-Design, which is available from May 2013 with CO2 emissions starting from just 88g/km (83.1mpg).

In total, the Fleet World Fleet Show, which takes place on Wednesday 24th April, will feature a 200-model line-up from 21 manufacturers that will be available for driving on the Silverstone Grand Prix and Stowe circuits and on test drive routes in the area, providing an excellent opportunity to properly assess their capabilities for fleets.

Meanwhile the indoor exhibition area will include a stand from the Freight Transport Association (FTA), one of the UK’s largest trade associations.

The company will be one of a number of leading fleet suppliers that will be exhibiting at the Show to provide fleet decision-makers with the latest fleet solutions and advice.

At the FTA’s stand visitors can learn more about how the association can help with the safe and efficient operation of van fleets including its Van Excellence Scheme. Fleets can also discover more about its range of services including Vehicle Inspections, Driver and Management Training, Consultancy, Shopfta and much more.

And Mark Cartwright, head of vans and light commercials at the FTA, will also be part of the expert line-up for the panel debate at the Fleet World Fleet Show.

The “Question Time” style panel debate, which will again be sponsored by Venson, will see a number of industry experts discuss key topics and take questions from the audience.

This includes the FTA’s Mark Cartwright, who has worked within the freight industry for over 25 years fulfilling a number of roles at FTA, where he currently has specific responsibility for the FTA’s Van Excellence programme.

To register for the Fleet World Fleet Show and hear more of Mark’s views and the panel debates, please visit www.thefleetshow.co.uk or click here.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.