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29-05-2024

Opinion: Embrace engagement and education to drive...

Sharon Haynes, director for police at TTC, examines how to tackle the risk posed from drug and alcohol misuse by drivers.

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29-05-2024

Changes to driver training rules parked ahead of G...

A series of changes to the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence qualification have been delayed.

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29-05-2024

Figure out your charging strategy with Fleet News'...

Create a robust workplace, home and public charging strategy with advice and guidance to help you navigate through your EV transition journey.

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29-05-2024

BMW 3 Series updated: 330e moves to 8% BiK

BMW has updated the 3 Series for 2024, with a key change being a longer range for the 330e plug-in hybrid.

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29-05-2024

Fleet Alliance wins salary sacrifice electric car ...

The Unity Schools Partnership has appointed Fleet Alliance to offer salary sacrifice electric cars to qualifying members of staff.

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29-05-2024

Industry jobs: New appointments at Fleetondemand, ...

The latest industry appointments, including Karl Howkins joins the automotive software firm Tomorrow's Journey.

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29-05-2024

Volkswagen planning to launch £17,000 compact EV ...

Volkswagen has confirmed its commitment to introduce more affordable electric models to the European market.

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29-05-2024

Ionity cuts direct EV charging prices in Europe bu...

However, it has announced two new tariff plans with flexible terms tailored to customers' mileage.

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29-05-2024

Skywell BE11 electric SUV unveiled ahead of UK lau...

The Chinese electric SUV will enter the market alongside Tesla's best-selling Model Y, the Skoda Enyaq and VW ID4.

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29-05-2024

UK has 'most expensive' diesel in Europe

Diesel in France is 10p less than the UK despite duty only being a penny lower.

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29-05-2024

BVRLA chief executive Gerry Keaney to retire

After 11 years as chief executive of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, Gerry Keaney has announced he is retiring.

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28-05-2024

Maxus to showcase electric van line up at next mon...

Maxus will showcase its electric vans alongside its MIFA 7 and MIFA 9 people carriers at June’s Company Car in Action.

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28-05-2024

BMW confirms pricing for new 5 Series and i5 Touri...

BMW has unveiled a new estate version of the 5 Series, offered with a plug-in hybrid engine and as the electric i5.

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28-05-2024

Updated: Industry calls for tax and regulation cha...

Industry manifestoes include call for next Government to scrap plans to introduce vehicle excise duty for electric vans.

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28-05-2024

Compensation for seized vehicles as insurance data...

The fleet industry is still experiencing issues with a new insurance database despite assurances technical problems would be rectified.

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28-05-2024

Footage of unsafe drivers caught on camera by poli...

Footage released ahead of a week of action on the M6, includes a van driver steering with his knees as he tucks into a portion of fries.

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27-05-2024

New AFRs from June 1 | Electric company car mileag...

New Advisory Fuel Rates have been published by HMRC for company car drivers claiming back fuel costs from their employer.

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24-05-2024

G3 Vehicle Auctions acquires Cazoo Wholesale

G3 Vehicle Auctions has acquired the Cazoo Wholesale business and will create a new G3 Bedford auction facility as part of its ongoing expansion.

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24-05-2024

Rise of tactical registrations could damage residu...

Used car values are under threat from a rise in manufacturer-backed tactical registrations, warns Indicata.

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24-05-2024

Nissan Qashqai 2024 facelift priced from £30,135

Nissan has confirmed pricing for the updated Qashqai, which has been given a fresh appearance and new technology.

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24-05-2024

Test drive Volvo’s latest electric vehicle at ne...

Volvo will offer test drives of its latest pure electric offering the EX30 at next month’s Company Car in Action.

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23-05-2024

Renault Master van range priced from £33,500

Renault has confirmed pricing for the new Master range, which will be available with a fully-electric powertrain offering a range up to 285 miles.

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23-05-2024

Kia EV3 unveiled: compact EV has 372-mile range

Kia is expanding its electric car line-up with the introduction of the EV3 compact SUV.

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23-05-2024

DVS confusion continues ahead of October deadline

Fleet operators are being warned of potential confusion around the upcoming Direct Vision Standard (DVS) Progressive Safe System (PSS) update.

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23-05-2024

Major disparities uncovered in how road defects ar...

Local authorities are taking differing approaches to deciding whether or not potholes get fixed, with a third stating they only fix potholes when they reach a specific depth.

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23-05-2024

Time is running out to enter Brake's UK Fleet Cham...

Fleet operators, suppliers, manufacturers and individuals are being invited to champion their road safety achievements.

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23-05-2024

Legacy brands playing catch-up with Chinese on ele...

The automotive “centre of gravity” has shifted to China, with unprecedented scale and speed of development driving rapid uptake of full electric and plug-in hybrids.

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22-05-2024

Test drive BYD’s Dolphin and Seal at next month...

BYD is returning to Company Car in Action this year offering test drives of its Dolphin and Seal which form part of its expanded line-up.

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22-05-2024

Electric Range Rover will feature range boosting b...

JLR will use advanced battery intelligence software to improve the range and performance of its new electric vehicles.

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22-05-2024

Ian Turner joins Alphabet as chief sales officer

Alphabet has appointed former ALD Automotive director Ian Turner as chief sales officer.

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22-05-2024

Electric vehicle acceleration poses 'risk and cost...

Greater rates of acceleration for EVs, compared to their ICE counterparts, is creating potential fleet risk management and cost issues.

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22-05-2024

Hopes of visible roadside EV charge point pricing ...

Fleets shouldn’t expect to see roadside totems that display prices for electric vehicle charging, much like diesel and petrol stations, any time soon.

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22-05-2024

Quarter of company car drivers and private buyers ...

How attitudes vary between private drivers and those who drive for work to electric vehicles are revealed in new research from Europcar.

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21-05-2024

Opinion: Van market struggling to integrate BEVs i...

Andy Picton, chief commercial vehicle editor at Glass’s, examines April’s new and used LCV market.

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21-05-2024

Emergency tests for radar systems over safety conc...

Emergency testing bays have been opened to check whether radar systems used by thousands of HGVs that travel through London are safe.

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21-05-2024

VW ID Buzz Cargo joins Wates Group's fleet

Wates Property Services, part of Wates Group, has taken delivery of 30 electric VW ID Buzz Cargo vans.

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21-05-2024

Cyber security focus highlighted in new MAN TGE va...

Compliance with new regulations governing vehicles and cybersecurity is one of the key benefits of the latest version of MAN’s TGE light commercial.

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21-05-2024

Royal Mail milestone for HVO fleet

HVO is a renewable alternative to diesel that reduces up to 90% of direct greenhouse gas emissions compared to diesel.

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20-05-2024

Late May bank holiday traffic warning from RAC

The RAC is warning that Friday is expected to be busiest day on UK roads over the late May bank holiday weekend.

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20-05-2024

Self-driving vehicles 'within two years' as new la...

Government claims self-driving vehicles could be on Britain's roads by 2026, after its Automated Vehicles Act became law.

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20-05-2024

New fully electric Volvo fleet for Eden Project

A new fleet of pure electric cars from Volvo Car UK has joined the Eden Project to support its operations across Cornwall and further afield.

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20-05-2024

BYD Seal U plug-in hybrid SUV to go on sale in Jun...

BYD has confirmed the Seal U DM-i will open for orders in June, with the first models expected to arrive in the autumn.

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20-05-2024

Fleet briefs: Latest from FleetCheck, Licence Chec...

Latest industry news, including DHL Supply Chain partners with Omoda and Jaecoo as they enter the UK automotive market.

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20-05-2024

ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme acquired by TRL...

TRL – the Transport Research Laboratory – has acquired the ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme, which offers guidance on fleet decarbonisation.

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20-05-2024

Uber grant and EV discounts launched for drivers t...

Uber is offering drivers a £5,000 grant – plus additional discounts of up to £17,000 – to make the switch to an electric vehicle.

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17-05-2024

Unrivalled EV testing, workplace charging advice, ...

CCIA gives fleet decision-makers the opportunity to make informed choice list decisions by testing more than 200 of the latest EVs.

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17-05-2024

Fleet deals: Contract wins for Fraikin, Schmitz Ca...

The latest fleet deals, including Campbells Prime Meat seals deal with Fraikin for 70 new temperature-controlled vans.

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17-05-2024

Industry jobs: Roles filled at TrucTyre, Aldermore...

The latest industry appointments, including ATS Euromaster announce new senior sales appointment at TrucTyre.

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17-05-2024

DP World deploys fleet of heavy-duty, autonomous e...

Einride is partnering with DP World to electrify inter-terminal container flows with a fleet of connected, heavy electric trucks.

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17-05-2024

DfT reveals GB Type Approval vision

The type approval process ensures that vehicles meet safety and environmental standards before being placed on the market.

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