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New research shows importance of businesses managing their occupational road risk

A new study into drivers working as part of the “gig economy” has laid bare the importance of businesses treating the management of occupational road risk as a mainstream health and safety work issue, says RoSPA. ...

2018-08-23

As drink-drive casualties rise, GEM urges all drivers to avoid alcohol completely

ROAD SAFETY AND breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist says the recently announced rise in drink-drive road casualties underlines the importance for all drivers and riders to take personal responsibility for safety.&nb...

2018-08-23

New Audi on demand service launches

New Audi on demand service launches available Initially operating on a pilot basis from a base within the Oldham Audi facility near Manchester. The new Audi on demand premium mobility service enables eligible drivers ...

2018-08-23

Vauxhall’s vision of its future revealed

Vauxhall revealed a brand concept that will signpost its design direction across all models in future, while creating a close link with its core values – British, Ingenious, Progressive and Approachable. Called the V...

2018-08-23

Pothole mania: one in two IAM RoadSmart members have experienced damage due to potholes, says new survey

A survey conducted by road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has found that its members are increasingly disillusioned with the state of the roads in the UK – and feel the Government is not doing nearly enough to tackle the p...

2018-08-23

ADLV Members Meet GDPR Compliance Rules Deadline

With the support of the DVLA, the ADLV (Association for Driving Licence Verification) now sees the ‘light at the end of the GDPR transition tunnel’. Recent GDPR based changes announced by the DVLA, meant that over 2 mi...

2018-08-23

Brits would far rather drive in Europe than on the UK’s ‘broken’ roads

Four in 10 (43%) motorists say they find driving on the Continent less stressful than driving in the UK compared with just 10% who say they find it is less harrowing in the UK. Analysis of the opinions of Brits who drive...

2018-08-23

Dart Charge for cars to increase 20% for pre-pay account holders

Car drivers using the Dartford Crossing who have signed up to the Dart Charge pre-pay account are to face a 20% increase in their fares.The increase – up from £1.67 to £2 – will take effect on October 1 and follows a re...

2018-08-23

Pendragon launches Let's Lease employee car scheme

Pendragon Vehicle Management (PVM) has launched Let’s Lease – an innovative employee car scheme that allows employees of businesses the provision of a new car with no financial risk to the employer and no BIK liability...

2018-08-23

UK fleets renew cars and vans quicker than European fleets

UK fleets are keeping their cars and vans almost two years less than the European average, according to authoritative new research from Arval. Here, the average time before a vehicle is replaced is 3.9 years but, across a...

2018-08-23

AA Car Genie to be launched for fleets

The AA has announced that its breakdown prevention system Car Genie will be launched for business customers later this year. The system, previously made available to private motorists, aims to enable proactive decision...

2018-08-23

All new DS products produced are already approved to WLTP protocol

Due to the technologies implemented on DS 3, DS 3 CABRIO and DS 7 CROSSBACK, like the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) on BlueHDi Diesel engine variants and Petrol Particle Filter on ...

2018-08-30

Vauxhall confirms full availability Of WLTP-certified cars

New cars registered as of 1 September must be certified according to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). The new test procedure provides customers with more realistic fuel...

2018-08-30

All Citroën passenger vehicles are now approved in accordance with the WLTP protocol

All Citroën passenger vehicles are now approved in accordance with the WLTP protocol, which is stricter and closer to the actual conditions of use experienced by customers. In this way, the Citroën brand offers a wide ra...

2018-08-30

All Peugeot passenger cars are WLTP certified ahead of September deadline

The new WLTP protocol (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure) will become mandatory on 1 September 2018 for all passenger cars sold in the European Union.The entire PEUGEOT passenger car range has been found to...

2018-08-30

Parking and reversing account for almost one in 10 serious van accidents

Nine per cent of serious van accidents in 2016 were caused by parking and reversingMore than 1,300 people are injured by parking and reversing van accidents each yearDowntime for repairs costs on average £550 per day per v...

2018-08-30

WLTP Countdown: Impact of optional extras

Analysis by Autovista Group into the impact of optional equipment on WLTP emissions figures has found that commonly selected combinations have a significant impact on tax which is already leading to a streamlining of vehic...

2018-08-30

Risk management drive helps Zip Water cut insurance costs by more than £30,000

Zip Water UK has revealed how driving performance data has helped the company manage fleet risk and cut annual insurance costs by more than £30,000.The drinking water appliance specialist made the savings across its 120-s...

2018-08-30

Vehicle location top reason that fleets use telematics

“To locate vehicles” is the number one reason that UK fleets adopt telematics, according to new research conducted by Arval.It was cited by 95% of fleets and followed by “improving driver safety” (87%), “improvi...

2018-08-30

Drivers need education in the use of ADAS devices

The leasing and fleet management company says that some drivers don’t know that features such as city braking are fitted to their vehicle and have little idea how they work. Shaun Sadlier, Head of Consultancy for Arval i...

2018-08-30

Changes to salary sacrifice could increase cost of cars

Salary sacrifice drivers could be hit with higher costs after HMRC claimed it always intended to tax the ‘package’ of benefits they receive with their car.   Insurance, maintenance, tyres and breakdown cover, t...

2018-08-31

Drivers who fail roadside eye tests to have licences revoked on the spot

Every driver stopped by Thames Valley, Hampshire and West Midlands Police in September will have their eyesight examined and if they fail to read a number plate from 20m (65ft) away will have their licences revoked immedia...

2018-09-06

Ford may axe Mondeo as part of major restructuring

Ford may drop the Mondeo from its car line-up as part of a restructuring plan to cut costs and jobs, according to national newspaper reports.Quoting industry sources, The Sunday Times (2 September, 2018) reported that For...

2018-09-06

Alphabet’s new vehicle remarketing chief to identify alternative routes to market

Business mobility and fleet leasing specialist Alphabet (GB) has appointed Sacha Imamkhan as its new head of remarketing.Ms Imamkhan joins the UK business from Alphabet International in Munich where she was previously proje...

2018-09-06

AI will be commonplace in business within a decade say a third of companies

Approximately one in three companies (32%) believe business use of artificial intelligence (AI) will be commonplace within the next decade, new research from TomTom Telematics has revealed.The study found that 22% believe v...

2018-09-06

Caterite turns heads with striking Sprinters from Mercedes-Benz

The eye-catching graphics applied to its latest Mercedes-Benz vans earned Cumbria’s Caterite Food & Wineservice a place on the shortlist for a prestigious industry award.Supplied by Scottish dealer Western Commercial,...

2018-09-06

Car risk management ‘given much lower priority’ than vans, says FleetCheck

Risk management of cars is being “given much lower priority” than vans across a wide range of fleets, according to fleet management software specialist FleetCheck.The reasons, explained Peter Golding, managing director,...

2018-09-06

Ford expands London shuttle service to help companies cut commutes and congestion

Ford’s ride-sharing shuttle service - Chariot - has launched its first European routes tailored for companies and campuses, promising easier, less stressful commutes.Chariot, which began operating in London earlier this y...

2018-09-06

St John Ambulance adopts FleetCheck software for 850-vehicle fleet

The UK’s leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance, is adopting FleetCheck’s fleet management software across its 850-vehicle fleet.   The move has been made as part of a programme realised over the last two ye...

2018-09-06

Two London councils introduced petrol weekday bans on petrol and diesel vehicles

Two London councils have banned all but the cleanest vehicles from some areas at peak times to help tackle the city’s air pollution crisis.Claimed to be the UK’s first scheme of its kind, only ultra-low emission vehicle...

2018-09-06

Alphabet (GB) appoints new chief operating officer

Business mobility and leasing specialist Alphabet (GB) has announced the appointment of new chief operating officer Uwe Hildinger following the retirement of Nigel Fletcher.Mr Fletcher, who has more than 40 years of experie...

2018-09-06

WLTP confusion leading to increased daily rental bookings, reports Epyx

Confusion among fleets about the impact of the new Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) is leading to a rise in daily rental bookings, according to Epyx.Activity through the company’s 1link Hire Netwo...

2018-09-06

Brake publishes guidance report for employers on using technology to improve safety

Road safety charity Brake has published a new guidance report aimed at health and safety and fleet professionals, in collaboration with MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet management solutions.‘Using Technology to ...

2018-09-06

Choosing Iveco’s Daily range was a ‘no brainer’ for 1st Choice Tool & Plant Hire

1st Choice Tool & Plant Hire has replaced its entire fleet with 12 new Iveco Daily light commercials, thanks to the manufacturer’s extensive vehicle range and strong local dealer support.The deal for two 3.5-tonne Da...

2018-09-06

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles gives veterans new lease of life

Blind Veterans UK has added six new Transporters to its fleet of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.The fleet includes 25 Transporters, two Caddys and two Crafter minibuses and is used to transport members between their residen...

2018-09-06

East Midlands Ambulance Service in safe hands with Michelin CrossClimate tyres

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has moved its 449-strong blue light ambulance fleet across to a 100% Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyre policy to maximise the safety of its ‘blue light’ vehicles.EMAS originally fi...

2018-09-06

New digital data system will help drivers plan their journeys and avoid roadworks

Drivers will soon be able to plan their journeys better to avoid roadworks, thanks to an innovative new digital system funded by the government.The Department for Transport is investing up to £10 million in Street Manager...

2018-09-06

Renault Kangoo helps keep Wessex Water flowing

Wessex Water has taken delivery of 67 Renault Kangoo vans, the latest order reaffirming the French manufacturer’s hold on the company’s small van fleet with it accounting for circa 60% of its 450 vehicles.Notably, all f...

2018-09-06

Group 1 targets significant savings with new fuel and mileage solution from TMC

Group 1 Automotive UK will shortly complete the roll-out of TMC’s Fuel+ service across its 52 car dealerships across the UK.Paul Daynes, group HR director, said the business, whose dealership brands include Chandlers, Bar...

2018-09-06

Fitting AEB as standard on all vans could stop almost 2,500 crashes per year

Fitting autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems as standard on all commercial vehicles in the UK has the potential to stop almost 2,500 crashes per year, it is claimed.Analysis of Department for Transport 2016 van crash ...

2018-09-06

Barconn builds for the future with new Mercedes-Benz vans fleet

Norfolk civil engineering contractor Barconn is laying firm foundations for success after commissioning its first Mercedes-Benz vans.The 26 vehicles were delivered to the Dereham-based company by Dealer Orwell Truck & V...

2018-09-06

Deal or no deal, leasing and rental industry will remain resilient says BVRLA chief

The deadline for negotiating the UK’s exit from the European Union is looming, but with or without a Brexit deal, the vehicle rental and leasing industry will remain “dynamic, innovative and responsive to change”, ac...

2018-09-06

Half of Volkswagen vehicles not homologated to WLTP standards

Volkswagen has suggested that only half of its core models are compliant with the new Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) standard for emissions and fuel economy.Since 1 September, all new vehicles sol...

2018-09-06

Legislators must consider benefits and limitations of electric vans, says Arval

Legislators need to take into account the benefits and limitations of electric vans when making decisions, especially at a local level, according to Arval.   The leasing and fleet management company says that, with re...

2018-09-06

Road safety charity invites employers to take part in fleet safety survey

Road safety charity Brake is inviting all organisations with employees who drive for work to take part in its annual fleet safety survey.The survey, conducted by Brake Professional with the support of Licence Bureau, will ...

2018-09-06

Scammers use social media to offer bogus vehicle leasing deals

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has been made aware of a spate of fraudulent activity, where scammers are advertising bogus vehicle leasing deals on social media and are extracting money from uns...

2018-09-06

UK new car market rises in August driven by WLTP as one in 12 buyers goes electric

The UK new car market enjoyed a boost in August, as year-on-year demand rose 23.1%, according to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).A total of 94,094 new cars were register...

2018-09-06

Van registrations accelerate but fleet confidence continues to impact market

The British light commercial vehicle market grew last month, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).A total of 16,394 new vans were registered in the traditionally small mont...

2018-09-06

Drivers suffer fuel price rises with concerns of further hikes in the pipeline

August saw yet another rise in the price of both petrol and diesel meaning that prices have gone up for eight of the last 12 months making both fuels 13p more expensive than this time last year, according to new RAC Fuel W...

2018-09-06

Volvo calls for universal safety standard for autonomous car communication

Volvo has called for a new, global standard in how autonomous vehicles can safely communicate with all other road users.The demand came as the vehicle manufacturer unveiled its 360c autonomous concept. It is a system compri...

2018-09-06

Scotland plans to have 20 new ‘electric towns’ by 2025

The Scottish Government has announced an expansion of its Switched on Towns and Cities initiative to help create 20 new ‘electric towns’ by 2025 to support local communities to increase electric vehicle uptake.The schem...

2018-09-12

Law enforcement agencies crackdown on drivers’ hours compliance

More than half of transport companies across Europe have had their offices inspected or audited for drivers’ hours compliance in the last year, according to a new study from TomTom Telematics.The survey also reveals that ...

2018-09-12

Dark web is ‘gift’ to identity theft fraudsters says APU following stolen vehicle inquiry

A stolen vehicle has been recovered from Brussels after a cross-border investigation involving identity theft on the dark web.Presenting a huge challenge to law enforcement agencies, the dark web is primarily a marketplace ...

2018-09-12

16 fleets lead the electric van charge by purchasing 2,400 plug-in vans

Sixteen of the UK’s largest fleet operators have committed to introduce 2,400 electric vans after signing the Clean Van Commitment and investing an initial £40 million over the next two years.The Department for Transport...

2018-09-12

Drivers distracted by mobile phones should have them ‘destroyed’ by police

Destroying distracted drivers’ mobile phones would be more of a deterrent than current penalties, according to an AA poll.Eight out of 10 drivers (80%) among a survey of more than 20,000 said that giving police powers to ...

2018-09-12

Mercedes-Benz head of fleet Rob East leaves manufacturer

Mercedes-Benz head of fleet Rob East has left the car manufacturer after deciding to step down from the role, trade publication Fleet News has reported.Mr East had worked for the company since 2009 in a number of areas, inc...

2018-09-12

VRA to hold free seminar on 2019 vehicle remarketing challenges

A free seminar on ‘The Challenges of 2019’ facing the used car and van sectors has been announced by the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA), which represents organisations involved in the buying, selling and prepara...

2018-09-12

Government gives £2 million to support replacement of diesel vans with e-cargo bikes

The government has announced £2 million to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes, driving UK companies towards a ‘greener’ future.The funding, said the Department for Transport, would help pave the way for the “nimble ...

2018-09-12

Green number plates could be introduced to identify ‘clean’ vehicles

Clean cars, vans, and taxis could be equipped with green number plates under new plans to promote awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles.The special plates, which are already used by countries like Norway, Canada, and Ch...

2018-09-12

Mediafleet highlights benefit of vehicle branding as poor livery can dent profitability

Vehicle branding can cost from £100 to £3,000 per vehicle, but poor or corrupt livery can prove to be a huge cost to business.Mediafleet, the fleet livery and branding specialist, says vehicle branding is becoming ever-mo...

2018-09-12

Activa helps charity to cut fleet costs with new in-vehicle driver behaviour technology

Regional children’s charity Break has fitted sophisticated in-vehicle driver behaviour technology to its vehicle fleet on the recommendation of supplier Activa Contracts.Break has fitted the technology as part of its safe...

2018-09-12

UK garages unprepared for electric vehicle surge

Concern over the safety of garage technicians has been raised by motor industry body, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), after electric vehicle sales reach a record high.Electric and alternative fuel vehicle sales rose ...

2018-09-12

CLM launches driver app with a difference

CLM Fleet Management has launched a driver app, called Smart Exchange, that gives drivers a choice of how they interact when making a booking for their vehicle or accessing other services.The app provides drivers with a ran...

2018-09-12

Lifestyle vehicle choices helping power increase in medium term rental popularity

Lifestyle vehicle choices from fleet drivers are helping to power increasing interest in medium term rental, according to Meridian Vehicle Solutions.Phil Jerome, managing director, explained that employees might want acces...

2018-09-12

ICFM masterclass to tackle fleet decision-maker challenges posed by WLTP

Fleet uncertainty has been ramped up by the introduction of the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), the all-new vehicle emission and MPG testing protocol.But the ICFM, the organisation dedicated to ad...

2018-09-12

Government to invest £106m in low emission tech and Lex promises £1,000 EV discount

A £106 million package for projects developing innovative ‘green’ battery, vehicle and refuelling technology has been unveiled by the Prime Minister at the country’s first ever Zero Emission Vehicle Summit. The cash ...

2018-09-12

Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce set up to tackle energy sector opportunities

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) will facilitate the government’s new Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce to further aid the plug-in vehicle revolution.The anticipated growth in the use of electric and plug-in v...

2018-09-12

New research highlights ‘patchy’ mobile coverage for drivers across road network

There are still more than 5,500 miles of road in Britain where drivers will find it impossible to call for help in case of a crash or breakdown because there is no mobile phone voice coverage from any network provider.The ...

2018-09-12

LEVC electric van fleet trials to begin next year

The London EV Company (LEVC) is due to start trials with potential customers of its new electric van in London in the second half of 2019.The business is currently in discussion with a number of major public sector fleets ...

2018-09-12

Government must help make zero-emission cars affordable, says CBI

The Government must support people to make the switch from fossil fuel to zero-emission cars by helping to make them affordable and building the infrastructure needed to run them.Speaking to an audience of international gov...

2018-09-12

Free2Move Lease appoints new commercial director

Free2Move Lease, the wholly-owned subsidiary of PSA Group, has appointed Mark Pickles to the new role of UK commercial director.Currently the marketing director for Peugeot UK, Mr Pickles is a veteran of the PSA Group, havi...

2018-09-12

Felix Project on a charge to help feed London’s most in-need with electric fleet

Renault UK has grown its support of the London-based Felix Project with the donation of a further seven all-electric Renault Kangoo Z.E. panel vans.They will allow the charity to expand its operation to provide the capital...

2018-09-12

Chancellor threatens Budget fuel duty increase to help fund NHS

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is preparing to end the government’s eight-year fuel duty freeze in the November Budget to help fund increased NHS spending, at a time when pump prices are at a four-year high.Th...

2018-09-12

Expanding Fleet Assist promotes Ewer to become head of business development

Fast-expanding Fleet Assist has promoted Karen Ewer to the newly created position of head of business development.Karen, who joined Fleet Assist in January 2011 as a business development manager, now manages the company’s...

2018-09-20

Devitt Insurance Services and Ford become headline sponsors of UK Road Safety Week

Devitt Insurance Services and Ford have partnered with road safety charity Brake to sponsor UK Road Safety Week 2018.The national campaign will take place from 19 to 25 November, 2018 and is supported every year by the acti...

2018-09-20

Fleet Evolution says electric vehicles or hybrids are ideal for the daily commute

Most drivers could cut their fuel costs, tax bills and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by opting for a plug-in hybrid or pure electric car for their daily commute as the range of alternative fuelled vehicles improves all th...

2018-09-20

ACVM launches employee affinity car scheme

Arnold Clark Vehicle Management (ACVM) has launched Affinity Cars, which employers can offer to employees who do not qualify for a company car.Claimed to offer ‘competitive car leasing deals’, the scheme could also ben...

2018-09-20

Fleets fail bronze FORS accreditation for ‘five principle reasons’

Fleets are failing first time accreditation to the FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, bronze standard for five principle reasons, according to the organisation.In the first six months of 2018, a total of 632 initi...

2018-09-20

Government must provide more mobility guidance and support, says BVRLA

Members of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing (BVRLA) were driving the uptake of new mobility models, the organisation has told the government, but it must provide more guidance and support to cities around the UK that...

2018-09-20

Commercial vehicle fleets to benefit from new CAP HPI modelling tool.

Fleet operators and light commercial vehicle specialists are set to benefit from an online tool that is claimed to take the time and complexity out of shortlisting and comparing vehicles based on the exact needs of the end...

2018-09-20

UK driving licence ‘not valid’ when driving abroad in a ‘no deal’ Brexit

A UK driving licence ‘may no longer be valid’ when driving in European Union countries in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, the government has warned.The government has published a series of ‘what if’ explanator...

2018-09-20

Volvo leads the way with four titles at BusinessCar Awards

Volvo triumphed at the 2018 BusinessCar Awards being named Manufacturer of the Year and the XC40 winning New Company Car of the Year - both voted for by readers.What’s more, the Swedish marque also captured two of the mod...

2018-09-20

Ogilvie Fleet bucks the market with fleet growth underpinning another award win

Fast-growing Ogilvie Fleet will be gunning for a hat-trick of Leasing Company of the Year up to 25,000 vehicles trophy wins in 2019 after retaining the title in the annual awards from trade publication BusinessCar.The win,...

2018-09-20

Snakes and monkeys cause fleet driver concern on UK roads reveals Licence Bureau

Snakes and monkeys proved to be one of the top concerns for a foreign driver set to take to the UK’s roads.The concern, expressed by a south east Asia driver, was raised during one of Licence Bureau’s new online trainin...

2018-09-20

Almost 40% of LCVs are running on ‘dangerously inflated’ tyres

Fleet inspections carried out by Wheely-Safe have found that 39% of the light commercial vehicles (LCVs) it checked were operating on at least one tyre inflated to dangerous levels, posing potential safety risks and drivin...

2018-09-20

Triple success for Alphabet at International Asset Finance Network Awards 2018

Business mobility and fleet leasing specialist Alphabet (GB) is celebrating a hat-trick of award successes at the International Asset Finance Network (IAFN) Awards 2018, held in London.The Farnborough based company picked u...

2018-09-20

New CLM research identifies AFV ‘discrepancy gap’ over drivers’ intentions

Research into drivers’ attitudes towards alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) has identified a huge ‘discrepancy gap’ between actual sales and drivers’ stated buying intentions.The research, carried out by fleet managem...

2018-09-20

Leasing Gorilla enters the personal lease vehicle supply jungle!

CBVC, the Staffordshire-based fleet management and leasing specialist, has launched Leasing Gorilla (www.leasinggorilla.co.uk), its new e-commerce portal, which will be headed by Chris Jennings.Leasing Gorilla claims to off...

2018-09-20

Keyless entry systems blamed for rise in car theft

Vehicle security company Tracker has warned drivers to increase their precautions as a rise in car thefts is being blamed on keyless entry systems.Recent figures published by the government shows that car theft is on the r...

2018-09-20

‘Don’t be a Space Invader - stay safe, stay back’, says Highways England

Stay safe, stay back - that is the message from Highways England as it reveals the extent - and impact - of tailgating on the country’s major roads and motorways.New figures show that one in eight of all road casualties ...

2018-09-20

EC probes BMW, Daimler and VW Group clean emission technology cartel

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether BMW, Daimler and the Volkswagen Group (Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen) colluded, in breach of antitrust rules, to avoid competition on the develo...

2018-09-20

Ford launches new telematics and data services solutions for fleet customers

Ford unveiled two new connected vehicle solutions, which will be available to European fleet customers early next year, at this week’s Hannover Commercial Vehicle Show.Through its Ford Commercial Solutions (FCS) unit, the...

2018-09-20

Manual handbrake being killed off by vehicle manufacturers

Vehicle manufacturers are ‘killing’ the traditional manual handbrake with just 37% of new cars fitted with the device, it is claimed.Instead many manufacturers, notably premium brands including Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover...

2018-09-20

Ex-fleet and lease company car values rise to record levels at BCA in strong market

Average values of ex-fleet and lease company cars reached record levels at BCA for the fourth time this year, rising by £122 (1.0%) to £11,223 last month (July 2018: £11,101).The vehicle remarketing giant reported used v...

2018-09-20

Diesel prices may soar due to new worldwide low-sulphur mandate, warns TMC

Fleets should be braced for a potentially significant increase in diesel pump prices prices next year as oil refiners gear up for new international rules mandating ultra-low-sulphur fuel in merchant shipping, according to ...

2018-09-20

LeasePlan to bring first large zero emission LCV to Europe

Vehicle leasing and fleet management giant LeasePlan and SAIC Mobility Europe, a division of China’s largest vehicle manufacturer, have signed a memorandum of understanding to bring the first large full electric LCV to E...

2018-09-20

Autovista launches new WLTP service to help overcome CO2 and MPG pitfalls

Autovista Group, which publishes used car bible Glass’s in the UK, has unveiled a new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) service aimed at educating the industry, from OEMs to fleets and consumers, a...

2018-09-20

Rule out ‘no-deal’ Brexit now amid threat of tariffs on vehicle prices, SMMT warns

A ‘no-deal’ Brexit must be ruled out now to avoid the introduction of trade tariffs that would add £5 billion to the collective European Union-UK automotive trade bill and trigger new car and van price increases of up...

2018-09-20