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22-02-2024

Electric briefs: Latest news from Evata, Energy Sa...

Latest electric vehicle news, including Evata launches EV charging infrastructure sharing platform and charity electrifies fleet.

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22-02-2024

Stellantis electric van production to start at Lut...

The Luton plant will start producing electric vans for Vauxhall, Citroen, Peugeot and Fiat Professional.

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21-02-2024

Tusker fleet data reveals the truth about EV fires

The salary sacrifice specialist has analysed data from its fleet to understand if there is any truth behind some of the commonly shared myths surrounding EVs.

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21-02-2024

Fleet briefs: Latest from Geotab, National Windscr...

The latest fleet industry news, including new product launches from Geotab and further consolidation within National Windscreens.

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21-02-2024

Senior management changes at Stellantis UK

Vehicle manufacturer Stellantis has announced a series of appointments to senior roles in its UK management team.

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21-02-2024

Vauxhall Astra line-up grows with new hybrid

Vauxhall has expanded the powertrain line-up for the Astra and Astra Sports Tourer with a new hybrid option.

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21-02-2024

Plug-in taxi grant extended until April 2025 at a ...

Since its introduction in 2017, the grant has helped buy more than 9,000 zero emission cabs

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21-02-2024

Cupra Born gets performance boost with arrival of ...

Cupra is introducing a new 'hot' version of the Born that offers greater performance and handling, along with more range.

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21-02-2024

Ford zero emission driving claim ‘not’ mislead...

It follows complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority about describing electric vehicles as “zero emission vehicles” being upheld.

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21-02-2024

Dacia Spring EV will go on sale in UK in March

Dacia will launch the Spring - its compact electric crossover - in the UK next month.

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21-02-2024

Volvo C40 and XC40 Recharge given new names: EC40 ...

Volvo has renamed two of its electric cars in order to align its naming structure with the rest of its line up.

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21-02-2024

Research changes police approach to hands-free pho...

While hands-free mobile phone use by drivers is not illegal, a vast body of research shows it's no safer than using a hand-held device.

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21-02-2024

Opinion: New and used van markets start strongly

Andy Picton, chief commercial vehicle editor at Glass’s, gives analysis on both the new and used light commercial vehicle market.

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21-02-2024

Tyre health warning as National Highways launches ...

Tyre issues top the table for vehicle breakdowns during February and March on motorways and A-roads over the past three years.

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21-02-2024

Dramatic increase in petrol and diesel pump prices...

A jump in the price of oil has pushed diesel up by 4 pence per litre and petrol by more than 3p in the past three weeks.

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20-02-2024

New poll to support Zero Emission Van Plan's calls...

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has created a poll to capture overall sentiment towards electric vans as part of its Zero Emission Van Plan initiative.

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20-02-2024

Toyota relaunches Prius in UK as plug-in hybrid

Toyota has reintroduced the Prius to the UK market as an all-new model with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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20-02-2024

Fiat calls for plug-in grant to drive private elec...

The Stellantis manufacturer is calling on the Government to reinstate the plug-in car grant to help boost EV sales to retail customers.

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20-02-2024

Used EVs taking ‘longer to sell’ than their IC...

However, new data reveals that disposal conversion rates for used electric vehicles were very close to their petrol and diesel equivalents.

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20-02-2024

VW ID7 Tourer unveiled as brand's first electric e...

Volkswagen has showcased the new ID7 Tourer, which will go on sale later this year.

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20-02-2024

Opinion: Logistics industry needs a roadmap for re...

Denise Beedell, senior policy manager at Logistics UK, discusses what the commercial fleet industry needs from the next Government.

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20-02-2024

Mobile mechanic milestone hit by RAC

Growing demand from fleets for servicing and repairs to be carried out at home or work has resulted in the RAC recruiting more than 150 mobile mechanics.

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19-02-2024

Government U-turn over double cab pick-up tax trea...

The Government has performed a spectacular U-turn over its decision to treat double cab pick-ups as cars for taxation purposes by dropping the policy just seven days after announcing it.

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19-02-2024

KGM Torres goes on sale priced from £34,995

KGM has officially launched the Torres, a new compact SUV that's on sale now.

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19-02-2024

Industry jobs: Latest roles filled at Prohire, Dri...

The latest industry appointments, including Jay Edwards named new MD at Prohire.

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19-02-2024

Steve Beattie leaves Nio to rejoin Vauxhall

Steve Beattie has been appointed as sales and operations director at Vauxhall, as he returns to brand after six years working with other manufacturers.

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19-02-2024

Opinion: ZEV mandate runs counter to true sustaina...

Loading the future used car market with greater numbers of electric vehicles will have disastrous consequences for used values, says Simon Harris, head of valuations at UK Vehicle Data.

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19-02-2024

Robotic dog deployed by National Highways

A robotic dog is being deployed by National Highways as part of survey work alongside its road network.

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19-02-2024

Seres 3 compact electric SUV priced from £29,995

Chinese car maker Seres will make its UK market debut in the spring, when it launches the Seres 3 compact SUV.

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19-02-2024

Large electric cars outnumber smaller BEVs by 3 to...

Just 17% of electric cars sold in Europe are compact vehicles in the cheaper B segment, compared to 37% of new combustion engines.

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19-02-2024

Call for EU to set target for fleets to be 100% el...

Just 14% of company cars registered on the continent were fully electric in 2023, compared to more than a third in the UK.

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16-02-2024

Warning over 12-volt battery on electric vans ‘s...

Fleet managers are being warned that the 12-volt battery on their electric vans may unexpectedly go flat.

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16-02-2024

Opinion: AFP’s ‘State of the Nation’ highlig...

AFP chair Paul Hollick examines the key issues fleets are facing and suggests how the sector can best tackle them.

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16-02-2024

Council planning for congestion charge and workpla...

The introduction of a congestion charge and workplace parking levy in Glasgow has moved a step closer.

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16-02-2024

Zero emission HGV registrations increase but conce...

The SMMT says that operators need certainty that making the switch will be commercially viable against tight margins.

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16-02-2024

Price hikes revealed across public electric vehicl...

The overall cost of charging an EV on the public network increased by 11% over the past year, according to new data published by Zapmap.

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16-02-2024

Commercial fleet briefs: Latest from XPO, Vanaways...

The latest commercial fleet industry news, including XPO Logistics expands longer semi-trailer fleet and Ford’s mental health campaign ‘transforms lives’.

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15-02-2024

Tesla Model Y was Europe's best-selling car in 202...

The Tesla Model Y was the best-selling car across Europe in 2023, clocking more than 250,000 registrations.

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15-02-2024

Nissan Juke gets new interior as part of facelift

Nissan has given the Juke a refreshed interior and a new infotainment system as part of a mid-life facelift of the popular compact SUV.

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15-02-2024

Backing for pavement parking ban after councils de...

A majority of people – almost two-thirds – have given their backing to calls to make it illegal to park on pavements.

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15-02-2024

Lex Autolease strikes vehicle rental deal with Nex...

Lex Autolease will use Nexus Vehicle Rental’s rental management platform Iris to streamline its short-term rental provision.

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15-02-2024

Ford opens £24m electric vehicle test lab

The new facility comprises eight vehicle-size rooms capable of testing electric power units and propulsion systems.

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15-02-2024

Fleet decarbonisation strategies require focus on ...

Fleets urged to decarbonise their drivers first, rather than just concentrating their efforts on replacing petrol and diesel vehicles with electric models.

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14-02-2024

Threat of strike action by Ford workers

The union Unite has warned Ford is facing the prospect of strikes across its UK sites by white-collared workers unless it attends negotiations.

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14-02-2024

New Renault Trafic E-Tech available for £34,500

Renault has bolstered its line-up of electric vehicles (EVs) with the addition of the Trafic E-Tech van.

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14-02-2024

FedEx Express deploys new e-cargo bikes in London

FedEx Express Europe has introduced new e-cargo bikes to work alongside its vehicle pick-up and delivery fleet in Greater London.

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14-02-2024

UK Power Networks EV salary sacrifice scheme a hit...

The salary sacrifice scheme, operated by Tusker, has now delivered 300 vehicles to the homes of employees, and a further 66 are awaiting their new car.

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14-02-2024

Skoda Octavia facelift revealed

Skoda has given the Octavia a mid-life facelift, boosting the model's performance and technology.

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14-02-2024

Unrealistic electric van range claims risk fleet a...

The adoption of electric vans by fleets is at risk without a more accurate way of reflecting the range of the zero-emission vehicles in real-world conditions.

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13-02-2024

JLR responds to soaring insurance costs for Range ...

Jaguar Land Rover has stepped up its efforts to reduce the number of Range Rover vehicles being stolen amid a surge in insurance prices for the popular luxury SUV.

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