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27-01-2023

EV demand uncertainty holds back charging network ...

A lack of clarity around the future demand for electric vehicles (EV) is holding back growth in the number of chargers, a new report has found.

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27-01-2023

Cars account for 90% of hydrogen vehicle sales

Passenger cars make up the greatest share of the hydrogen vehicle market, according to new research by Interact Analysis.

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27-01-2023

Sheffield clean air zone goes live today

Sheffield’s clean air zone (CAZ) has gone live from today (Friday, January 27) with non-compliant vehicles charged to enter the city.

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27-01-2023

Fleet warning with illegal ‘chop shops’ on the...

Tracker and police in joint operations uncovered 32 illegal ‘chop shops’ during 2022 – more than a 300% increase on the number recorded by Tracker since 2021.

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27-01-2023

Moto installs 200th ultra-rapid charge point

Moto has expanded its ultra-rapid charge point network to more than 200 points, following the installation of 12 chargers in Reading.

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27-01-2023

Supply chain concerns over ULEZ compliant vehicles...

Logistics UK is calling for fleets to be exempt from charges incurred by the expansion of London’s ULEZ, while they struggle to source compliant vehicles.

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27-01-2023

Has mobility’s time come?

Karl Howkins, managing director at Sogo Mobility, looks at the mobility sector and the economy.

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26-01-2023

Electric sal/sac schemes ‘not a silver bullet’...

Schemes need to be inclusive and introduced as part of a wider sustainable transport solution to deliver real environmental benefits, says Knowles Fleet.

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26-01-2023

Fastned opens latest ultra-rapid electric vehicle ...

Fastned has opened its latest ultra-rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Washington.

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26-01-2023

Radius acquires EV Charging Solutions

Radius has bought a of a majority stake in EV Charging Solutions, completing its electric vehicle (EV) proposition for customers in the UK.

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26-01-2023

Onto secures funding for UK fleet expansion

Onto has secured £100 million of funding to continue expanding its UK fleet with new electric cars.

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26-01-2023

2024 Polestar 2 gets performance and range improve...

Polestar has revealed the updated Polestar 2, which features new powertrains and revised front-end styling.

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26-01-2023

£30m Government funding to decarbonise UK highway...

Future roads could be built using asphalt made from grass cuttings and ‘carbon capturing’ cement, after funding awarded to seven net zero projects.

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26-01-2023

UK car production at its lowest for more than half...

UK car production is at its lowest level since 1956, according to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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25-01-2023

Ultra-rapid charge point installations up 10% sinc...

Overall, the number of public EV charging devices has increased by 8,680, a 31% increase in the past year, new figures from the DfT suggest.

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25-01-2023

The Fleet News website: what's important to you?

We're making improvements to the content and useability of our website and your views would play a key role in the outcome. Please let us know what's important to you - and what isn't.

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25-01-2023

Last chance to nominate for the Barbara Cox ‘Wom...

There is less than a week to go until the nomination window closes for Cox Automotive’s Barbara Cox ‘Woman of the Year’ award for 2023.

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25-01-2023

2023: A crucial year for EV acceleration

Charlie Jardine, CEO of EO Charging reveals the new opportunities that turnkey electric vehicle (EV) solutions will open up for fleet managers.

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25-01-2023

Is it time to let go of auto-renewing telematics c...

Sean Maher, head of sales at Quartix, answers whether it is time to let go of auto-renewing telematics contracts.

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25-01-2023

Industry jobs: Roles filled at Cap HPI, XPO and Ca...

Cap HPI appoints new a senior commercial vehicle editor and XPO appoints David Picking as technology director UK&I.

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25-01-2023

Fleet briefs: Latest from National Highways, Alpha...

Mer has expanded Kings College London's electric vehicle (EV) charging network and Alphabet has been recognised as a Top UK Employer for the tenth year running.

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25-01-2023

AFP examines merits of creating a fleet apprentice...

The Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) is considering introducing an apprenticeship scheme for the fleet industry.

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25-01-2023

‘Significant’ price corrections for some used ...

There continues to be pressure in the used electric vehicle market, with some models seeing significant pricing corrections throughout the month, reports BCA.

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24-01-2023

Fleet Alliance reports record levels of ULEV order...

Fleet Alliance has seen the proportion of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) on its managed fleet grow to record levels in the past 12 months.

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24-01-2023

Redde Northgate introduces plug-in-only company ca...

Employees will only be able to choose from plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

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24-01-2023

Connection issues for supermarket EV charge points...

More than two-out-of-five electric vehicle (EV) charge points had connection issues at major supermarkets, new research from LeaseLoco suggests.

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23-01-2023

Fleet software cutting unplanned vehicle downtime

Fleet management software is cutting unplanned vehicle downtime for almost two-thirds (60%) of businesses, according to FleetCheck.

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23-01-2023

Alfa Romeo reveals pricing and spec for Tonale PHE...

Alfa Romeo has announced its Tonale Plug-in Hybrid SUV has an electric-only range of 49 miles, putting it in the 8% benefit-in-kind tax bracket.

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23-01-2023

Slow-charging an EV can cost 'more than fast-charg...

Slow charging an electric vehicle (EV) can be the most expensive way of fuelling a plug-in vehicle due to peak rates being introduced, according to the AA.

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23-01-2023

BMW specialist sales to police ended after PC deat...

BMW has stopped supplying police cars to forces across the UK after an inquest heard how a PC was killed in a crash on the M6 following an engine failure.

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23-01-2023

Top tips for winter driving

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20-01-2023

DVSA warning ahead of driving examiners and vehicl...

Some driving tests and vehicle tests might be affected by strike action taking place across the civil service.

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20-01-2023

Volkswagen among consortium trialling bidirectiona...

A Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) bidirectional charging trial has been launched by Kaluza with Volkswagen Group UK, OVO Energy and Indra.

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20-01-2023

Enterprise Car Club teams up with Beryl

Enterprise Car Club has teamed up with micro mobility provider, Beryl, to deliver more convenient, connected travel.

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20-01-2023

Ebbon Automotive sees record results for MoDel in ...

Ebbon Automotive’s MoDel delivery solution has delivered record results for 2022, despite continued new vehicle supply issues.

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20-01-2023

Enerveo installs more EV charge points for Rivus

Enerveo will install 50 charge points at 10 Rivus sites to support customers in their transition to electric fleets.

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20-01-2023

Sopp+Sopp investment boosts repair capacity for fl...

Sopp+Sopp has invested more than £2 million at two new purpose-built repair centres through sister-company Activate Accident Repair.

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19-01-2023

Ionity opens ultra-rapid charging station

Ionity has opened its first 350kW ultra-rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging site in Wales.

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19-01-2023

Tesla price cuts undermine used EV market

Price cuts applied to new Tesla models risk undermining the values of used electric vehicles (EVs), in an already volatile market.

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19-01-2023

BYD Atto 3 set for Q1 launch

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) brand BYD will launch the Atto 3 in the first quarter of 2023.

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19-01-2023

DAVIS helps BWB Consulting tackle its grey fleet

BWB Consulting says it has reduced its road risk and cut the man hours and administration burden associated with managing its grey fleet.

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19-01-2023

EV company car mileage on a par with ICE equivalen...

The average mileage of electric company cars is virtually the same as internal combustion engine (ICE) equivalents, according to new data from Epyx.

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19-01-2023

Government ‘on track’ for fleet to be zero emi...

The Government says it expects to meet its 2027 target for its central car fleet to be fully zero emission.

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18-01-2023

EVs prove popular but affordability key for Tusker...

EVs were the most popular cars ordered by Tusker’s drivers in 2022, but the overriding feature of its salary sacrifice order bank was affordability.

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18-01-2023

Sanofi tells drivers to choose salary sacrifice ov...

Healthcare firm Sanofi has adopted a policy of encouraging its drivers out of company cars and into Arval’s Ignition salary sacrifice arrangement.

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18-01-2023

Consultation launched on changing first MOT from t...

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a consultation on possible changes to the MOT.

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18-01-2023

Grey is UK’s favourite new car colour for the fi...

Grey is the UK’s most popular new car colour for the fifth consecutive year, followed by black and white, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT...

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18-01-2023

Volvo improves range and efficiency of C40 and ele...

Volvo has overhauled the electric powertrains fitted to its C40 and XC40 Recharge models, boosting the range and efficiency of the cars.

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18-01-2023

Electric power still ‘more economical than petro...

The price to charge an electric vehicle (EV) on the public network has increased by more than 15% overall since September 2022, Zap-Map suggests.

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17-01-2023

UK gigafactory plan collapses as Britishvolt enter...

The EV battery factory was expected to create 3,000 direct highly-skilled jobs and another 5,000 indirect jobs in the wider supply chain.

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