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18-08-2022

On-street residential EV charging needs urgent boo...

Low numbers of local authorities applying for funding for on-street EV chargers has created “huge black holes” in the UK’s infrastructure, says the AA.

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18-08-2022

Tech company announces price freeze to support the...

Digital Innk will freeze prices for the next 12 months to help fleets manage challenge of rising energy costs and asks other tech companies to follow suit.

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18-08-2022

Manchester to consult on delayed clean air zone pl...

A consultation on a new plan for a clean air zone in Greater Manchester will be launched next year.

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18-08-2022

MFG EV charging network added to Zap-Pay payment a...

Ultra-rapid charging network MFG EV has been added to the networks available on the Zap-Pay payment app.

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17-08-2022

Total Motion strikes remarketing deal with Motom

Total Motion Fleet Management has chosen to work with Motom to complement its vehicle remarketing activities.

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17-08-2022

Polestar confirms electric roadster concept will g...

Polestar has announced it will put its electric roadster concept into production in 2026 following a positive reaction to the vehicle.

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17-08-2022

Motability launches series of pilots to improve EV...

Motability Operations has started a series of pilots in its search for new, innovative ways to support Motability Scheme customers make the switch to electric

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17-08-2022

Cost and environmental impact persuading fleets to...

Lowering a business’ environmental impact and cost advantages top a list of reasons why UK fleets are electrifying their company cars, research suggests.

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16-08-2022

Fleet Operations pledges to raise £20k for charit...

Fleet Operations has launched a charity fundraising campaign to raise £20k to mark its 20th year of business.

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16-08-2022

Fleet managers urged to seek flexible leasing

Sogo Mobility is calling for fleet managers to consider increasing their use of flexible leasing as the economy faces significant challenges.

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16-08-2022

Mina expands network through partnership with Alls...

Mina has announced the expansion of its network through partners Allstar Business Solutions, as Allstar confirms a strategic partnership with Gridserve.

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16-08-2022

Technology supports post-collision 'golden hour', ...

New technology is making it easier and quicker for fleet operators to ensure collisions are recorded and reported within the crucial “golden hour”, says FleetCheck.

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16-08-2022

Skoda rolls out range-boosting software update for...

Skoda has developed a software update for the Enyaq IV electric SUV, that improves the car’s range and infotainment system.

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16-08-2022

Croydon has the highest volume of vehicle crime, r...

The postcode CR0 (Croydon), has the highest volume of vehicle crime, with 6,005 recorded crimes over the past three years, an average of five every day.

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15-08-2022

New tool launched to help fleets streamline manage...

Technology firm, Digital INNK, has launched a new tool to help fleets streamline the management of suppliers.

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15-08-2022

Industry jobs: Roles filled at Mer, Lookers, Drive...

Karl Anders joins Mer’s managing team as the managing director of Mer UK and Lookers appoints a new group head of talent acquisition.

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15-08-2022

TfL refreshes bike hire tariff as 500 e-Bikes join...

Transport for London has restructured the pricing for the Santander Cycles scheme and announced the launch of 500 e-bikes.

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15-08-2022

UK's busiest EV chargers revealed

Zap-Map has highlighted England's most popular public charging locations, with Gridserve's Electric Super Hub in Rugby topping the list.

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15-08-2022

Legal drugs pose drug driving prosecution risk, w...

The use of prescribed and over-the-counter medications could lead to drivers being prosecuted under drug driving laws, if they contain ‘illegal’ ingredients.

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15-08-2022

Allstar One Electric card now accepted on Gridserv...

Allstar has partnered with Gridserve to become its first third-party payment method accepted alongside contactless on the Gridserve Electric Highway.

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15-08-2022

Electrify your fleet with help from Fleet & Mobili...

Delegates at Fleet & Mobility Live will gain access to a range of presentations from peers on just how they’re tackling the challenge of electrification.

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12-08-2022

Shortage of used electric vehicles to ‘push up p...

A shortage of electric vehicles (EVs) entering the used car market will drive residual values higher, according to analysis by Indicata.

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12-08-2022

New statistics show learner driver pass rate fall

The car driving test pass rate for January to March 2022 was 47.1%, down from 48.1% in the previous quarter.

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11-08-2022

Kia XCeed: Pricing and specifications announced

Kia has updated its XCeed compact crossover with a refreshed look, enhanced interior and new trim level.

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11-08-2022

Fleets urged to plan ahead to avoid autumn rush fo...

Fleets are being urged to consider forward booking for MoTs to avoid a higher risk of vehicle off-road time, according to Prestige Fleet Servicing.

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11-08-2022

New grid connections to power EV charging stations

UK Power Networks is upgrading power capacity for new electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

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11-08-2022

Zenith launches new menopause initiative

Zenith has introduced a new package to support employees going through menopause, which includes paying hormone replacement therapy prescriptions fees.

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10-08-2022

Nearly two thirds support penalty point reduction ...

Nearly two thirds of UK adults would support a penalty point reduction from three to one for speeding at 30mph or below, according to a new poll.

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10-08-2022

Used EV sales boost can't halt overall market decl...

UK used electric vehicle sales increased by 57.1% in Q2 this year, but it wasn't enough to stop an 18.8% drop in the market overall.

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10-08-2022

Electric cars and vans to ‘dominate’ fleet mix...

Fleet decision-makers expect electric to be the dominant powertrain within three years, according to research from the latest Arval Mobility Observatory Barometer.

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10-08-2022

What the rising energy prices mean for the cost of...

Tom Rowlands, MD for global electric vehicle (EV) solutions at Allstar, discusses the savings that EV charging provides despite the increased cost of electricity.

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10-08-2022

Demand for mobile tyre services rises at ATS Eurom...

ATS Euromaster has seen the requirement for its mobile tyre service increase over the last two years.

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10-08-2022

Nextbase sees 200% increase in sales to manufactu...

Nextbase has seen a 200% increase in year-on-year (YoY) sales to automotive brands.

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10-08-2022

Fleet briefs: Latest from LeasePlan, Lightfoot and...

The latest news from the fleet industry, including FuturePlus forming a partnership with Diode and Silverstone Fleet Management celebrates its 10-year milestone.

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10-08-2022

Concern fleet industry is heading into ‘perfect ...

Increased labour rates, long lead times for new vehicles and pressure on autumn MOT slots risks escalating SMR costs, says Venson Automotive Solutions.

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09-08-2022

CMAC Group partners with Trees4Travel to become ca...

CMAC Group has announced a partnership with Trees4Travel in a bid to become a carbon neutral organisation by the end of 2023

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09-08-2022

Land Rover Defender is most desirable used car in ...

The Land Rover Defender has topped Aston Barclay’s used car desirability index, this month, as the most in-demand model.

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09-08-2022

The future of autonomous vehicles at Fleet & Mobil...

The future of autonomous fleets and driverless vehicle innovation will be on full display as part of Fleet and Mobility Live on October 11 and 12 this year.

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09-08-2022

Skoda Enyaq updates include simplified model line-...

Skoda has updated the Enyaq IV for the 2023 model year, introducing a revised trim line-up and software enhancements.

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08-08-2022

Fleetcor and Good Energy make £9m investment in Z...

Zap-Map has received a further £3.7m investment from Good Energy and a £5.3m investment Fleetcor.

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08-08-2022

Gridserve to accelerate EV infrastructure plans wi...

The Gridserve Electric Highway covers 85% of the UK’s motorway service areas and is already successfully charging more than 100,000 EVs every month.

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08-08-2022

UfoDrive expands electric vehicle rental to US

UfoDrive has seen rapid growth in 18 cities across Europe including London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Dublin.

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08-08-2022

MG 4 EV: prices, specification and range

MG’s new electric hatchback, the MG 4, will cost from £25,995, when it goes on sale in September.

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05-08-2022

Electric vehicle SMR price hike warning for fleets

The average transaction value of a service for an EV is currently about 22% less than an equivalent internal combustion engine car, new data suggests.

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05-08-2022

AA renews keyless entry theft warning as half of d...

Cars with keyless entry systems are at a higher risk of theft as half of drivers take no action to protect their keys.

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04-08-2022

Fleet and business registrations decline by 17.6% ...

The outlook for the full year has been revised downwards to 1.6 million new car registrations – a 2.8% fall on 2021.

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04-08-2022

More vehicle-to-grid tech needed to support renewa...

Electric vehicles (EVs) could provide crucial power storage to support the generation of renewable energy, using vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.

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04-08-2022

Drivers witness 14 illegal incidents per week

UK drivers witness 14 illegal incidents on the roads each week, according to new research from Nextbase.

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04-08-2022

Electric vehicles travel up to 19 miles after rang...

Of the cars tested, the BMW i4 eDrive40 M Sport went farthest on a charge and had the biggest buffer: 316 miles and 19 miles respectively.

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04-08-2022

Mitie to install electric vehicle charge points fo...

Mitie has won a £4.5 million contract to install and maintain electric vehicle (EV) charge points for the Environment Agency.

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