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Van Drivers Say Dogs Can Be Good For Business
Release Date: 05-12-2018

  Mercedes-Benz Vans have found that dogs have a positive impact on the day-to-day life of van operators. Mercedes-Benz Vans have found that 200,000 van drivers have a canine companion alo...
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The Mini Velar – Land Rover updates the Range Rover Evoque
Release Date: 23-11-2018

  The Range Rover Evoque has been completely overhauled for 2019, stealing many styling cues from its older brother, the Range Rover Velar. The Range Rover Evoque has been dramatically red...
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Sales for SEAT on the rise – 13.7% growth
Release Date: 09-11-2018

  From January to October 2018, SEAT have seen a 13.7% increase in the number of vehicles sold worldwide. 449,000 vehicles have been sold by the manufacturer in 2018 to date, a significant...
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New T-Cross from Volkswagen looks to secure customers in the supermini market
Release Date: 29-10-2018

  Volkswagen have expanded their SUV line-up with a sister model to the Polo: The T-Cross. Outside, the T-Cross sits 97mm taller than its sister model, the Polo, and comes with full front ...
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New Citroen Berlingo Van Crowned International Van of the Year 2019
Release Date: 24-10-2018

  Citroen has updated their Berlingo van with fresh new design language and technology, winning the International Van of the Year 2019 award. From Quarter 4 of 2018, the new-style Berlingo...
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Plug-in Car Grant withdrawn for most low emission vehicles
Release Date: 15-10-2018

  The Government has announced changes to the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG), which will reduce or completely remove the financial incentives for new low emission car buyers. On October 11th 201...
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Silent vehicles soon required to produce a noise at low speeds
Release Date: 11-10-2018

  Electric vehicles will be required to produce sound at low speed, to aid integration with pedestrians and cyclists. One of the joys of owning an electric vehicle is that they are almost ...
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The New BMW 3 Series
Release Date: 05-10-2018

   Now in its seventh generation, the 3 Series has been updated with a sleek new design and additional standard options. Some of the more technical improvements on the saloon consist ...
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FCA Group to be included in Crown Commercial Service
Release Date: 27-09-2018

  Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) UK is to be included in the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), meaning we could see FCA branded emergency vehicles in the near future. The Fiat Chrysler Auto...
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Ford Transit Custom PHEV Revealed
Release Date: 22-09-2018

  The new Ford Transit Custom will be getting a PHEV variant in 2019, offering managers a new model to add to their fleet. After the success of the Transit’s redesign in 2018, Ford w...
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE - Features and specs
Release Date: 17-09-2018

  The Mercedes-Benz GLE has been refreshed to include new design language, additional safety features and a comfort upgrade. The long-awaited GLE update has finally arrived. The SUV is pro...
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Green number plates could be fitted to electric vehicles
Release Date: 11-09-2018

  Electric vehicles might be fitted with green number plates, under Government plans to increase the awareness of low emission vehicles. The number plates might be introduced to electric o...
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EQC – Meet the first electric Mercedes-Benz SUV
Release Date: 05-09-2018

  Mercedes-Benz have announced their all-electric SUV model, the EQC, set to start production in 2019. The EQC will be first all-electric SUV from Mercedes-Benz, in a bid to move towards e...
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The brand new Audi Q8 - see the new coupé SUV.
Release Date: 27-08-2018

  The Q8 is to be the new range-topping SUV from Audi, offering assertive coupé styling and a sleek new interior. For a long time, the Q7 has perched at the top of Audi’s SUV ...
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New offence for dangerous cycling could be on the horizon
Release Date: 13-08-2018

  A new offence could soon come in to place to create a cyclist equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving. There will be a consultation from August 12th 2018 for 12 week...
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2019 A Class Saloon
Release Date: 06-08-2018

  The new A-Class hatchback has been a huge success, and Mercedes-Benz hopes the new A-Class saloon will receive the same welcome. Britta Seeger, a Member of the Board of Management of Dai...
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London to receive speed limit cut
Release Date: 30-07-2018

  In a bid to reduce the number of people seriously injured or killed on the streets of London, the Mayor of London, the Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police Service have launched...
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The Difference Between Good and Bad Drivers, And How To Promote Good Driving
Release Date: 26-07-2018

  The Difference Between Good and Bad Drivers, And How To Promote Good Driving. For fleet managers, one of the biggest, overriding concerns of the job is trying to push good driving habits...
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New Audi Q3 - What you need to know
Release Date: 26-07-2018

  At long last, the Audi Q3 has undergone some much-needed surgery. The rounded lines the previous edition embodied have been replaced with sharp, striking elements, and the interior has been...
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The top 5 vehicles to lease between £250 - £350
Release Date: 20-07-2018

  So, you have a healthy budget of £250 - £350 + VAT per month. What do you get? This is our breakdown of what we think are the top 5 vehicles to lease for the money. All pricing...
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The top 5 vehicles to lease between £150 - £250
Release Date: 19-07-2018

  Have a budget in mind? Need help narrowing it down to the best vehicles your money can get? We've dwindled the list down to what we think are the top 5 vehicles to lease for a monthly renta...
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Skoda have made a SUPERB that is bullet resistant
Release Date: 11-07-2018

  The popular Skoda SUPERB Estate has been made bullet and ballistic resistant, for the small sum of £118,000. Take the 2.0 TDI 190PS SUPERB Estate, slap on bullet-resistant glass, h...
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The top 5 vehicles to lease for under £150
Release Date: 11-07-2018

  Working to a budget can be tough, especially when working with limited funds. But this doesn't mean you can't get a fantastic car for low monthly rentals - for under £150 per month, h...
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Top Five Cars to Look Forward to In 2019
Release Date: 26-06-2018

As the year goes on, the car industry is steering further and further towards electric vehicles, with trends predicting an even larger spike for these sorts of vehicles as we roll into 2019. Ther...
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The Volkswagen Touareg is available to order
Release Date: 25-06-2018

  Volkswagen have opened the order banks for their redesigned Touareg model, which promises to be a big technological advancement in the SUV market. The new Touareg was announced in March ...
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The 2019 Audi A6 Saloon
Release Date: 25-06-2018

  In July 2018, the refreshed Audi A6 saloon will go on sale, featuring a high level of standard specification and an exterior redesign. The A6 will come in two trims from launch: Sport an...
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Audi have totally refreshed their A1 model
Release Date: 22-06-2018

  Audi have refreshed their supermini model, the A1, with all-new exterior and interior design. Audi have built their new A1 to impress. The car now comes with full-LED headlights and the ...
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Volvo and Amazon create unique ordering service
Release Date: 15-06-2018

  You will soon be able to order a Volvo V40 test drive using delivery service Amazon Prime. Amazon and Volvo have joined forces to pilot a new scheme allowing users to order a test drive ...
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Wimbledon champion splashes out on new I-PACE
Release Date: 08-06-2018

  Andy Murray, a two-time Wimbledon Champion, has splashed out on a new Jaguar I-PACE – making him one of the first customers for Jaguar’s flagship electric model. During WWF&r...
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The new BMW X5
Release Date: 08-06-2018

  The new X5 has landed, refreshing the current model with contemporary styling and enhanced performance. The new X5 sports design, performance and technological upgrades over the previous...
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Police given greater legal protection for pursuits
Release Date: 30-05-2018

  The Home Office has proposed changes to the current laws which would enable police officers to have better legal protection when pursuing a reckless driver. Currently, there is a test to...
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The new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept.
Release Date: 14-05-2018

  Volkswagen have announced plans to build a faster version of the Golf GTI – the Golf GTI TCR Concept. At the Wörthersee show in Austria, Volkswagen showcased their new Golf GT...
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Unmanned at 40mph: man convicted of dangerous driving
Release Date: 04-05-2018

  A man has been banned from driving after putting his Tesla on autopilot and leaving the driver's seat unmanned. The 39 year-old, Bhavesh Patel, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving on Fri...
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Ford has unveiled their new Focus model – here’s the lowdown.
Release Date: 16-04-2018

  The Ford Focus is undergoing a much-needed update for 2018. With sharper styling and an abundance of technology, the new Focus will rival the likes of the popular Volkswagen Golf. Like t...
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The Flying Car - the newest edition to the Ford fleet
Release Date: 01-04-2018

  Ford have released details of a new model to be added to their vehicle line-up, offering a new way to beat rush-hour. By EU2016 SK (AEROMOBIL, SRO) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons   ...
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The new Volkswagen Touareg
Release Date: 27-03-2018

  Volkswagen have unveiled their new Touareg set for arrival in summer 2018, adding that it is the most technologically advanced model they have ever produced. The Touareg has been updated...
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The all-new BMW X4
Release Date: 01-03-2018

  BMW have formally released details of the new BMW X4, due to launch on 14th July 2018. The second generation promises to have sportier styling and improved dynamics. At the end of March,...
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The truth about Electric Vehicles and why you need to get one
Release Date: 22-02-2018

  Electric cars are fast becoming more and more popular as a vehicle of choice, with many favouring the environmental and economic benefits. However, whilst more than 120,000 drivers are enjo...
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The 2018 London Classic Car Show
Release Date: 21-02-2018

  This month, the London Classic Car Show was hosted at the ExCel centre in London. The 2018 show was a huge success, attracting thousands of visitors with the various models on display &ndas...
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The Fleet World Honours 2018
Release Date: 15-02-2018

  Fleet World held their honours for 2018 this month, naming the best when it comes to the motoring industry. In London on the Pall Mall, the 2018 Fleet World Honours were held at the Roya...
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The 2018 Nissan Leaf
Release Date: 06-02-2018

  Nissan have undergone production on their new Nissan LEAF, which promises a larger range than the previous model along with a total re-design. The LEAF is Nissan’s leading electric...
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The new WLTP and how it will work
Release Date: 04-02-2018

  A new test procedure has been put in place to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from passenger cars, updating the old and outdated system. In the 1980s the New European Driving ...
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The New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Release Date: 04-02-2018

  The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been the van of choice for many since it came on sale, and most courier companies wouldn’t disagree with this statement. However, in an ever-competitive...
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Find out about the Classic Car Show 2018 plus WIN a pair of tickets!
Release Date: 29-01-2018

  The London Classic Car Show is back for 2018! From a Getaway Car feature to a runway of special vehicles on the ‘Grand Avenue’, this year is set to add to the massive success of...
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New DVLA figures on distracted driving
Release Date: 08-01-2018

According to new DVLA figures, 6,000 motorists have been caught twice using their mobile phone when in control of a vehicle. From the 48.2 million driving licence holders in Britain, 6,000 have ...
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The hybrid London taxi is now certified
Release Date: 22-12-2017

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) have announced that their new hybrid London cab is now fully certified to carry paying passengers. LEVC announced the black cab back in July of 2017, h...
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The new BMW i8 Roadster
Release Date: 18-12-2017

The new BMW i8 Roadster has finally landed. The hybrid convertible is BMW’s latest offering in the supercar market. The i8 Roadster boasts the latest eDrive technology, as well as an intel...
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Fleet Car of the Year
Release Date: 12-12-2017

A new Fleet Car of the year has been announced for 2017. With 4 different body styles available, an efficient and powerful engine, this year’s number one is deserving of the award. At the ...
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The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Release Date: 27-11-2017

  January of 2018 is set to welcome the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross which, as the name suggests, is a crossover vehicle to rival the likes of the Nissan Qashqai or Seat Ateca. The Eclipse C...
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Two new vehicles from Tesla
Release Date: 20-11-2017

Tesla have recently unveiled two new all-electric vehicles, although they come from two very different categories. The first of the two vehicles is a Semi truck, which Tesla announced at a prese...
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Infiniti have announced the new QX80
Release Date: 17-11-2017

At the Dubai International Motor Show, Infiniti unveiled their redesigned QX80 SUV which adorns updated looks and new interior styles. Infiniti have announced their updated QX80 model for 2018. ...
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The new Porsche Cayenne
Release Date: 03-11-2017

  Porsche have revealed a new “lighter, longer and lower” Porsche Cayenne, claiming that they have “redefined ‘sport’ in the SUV sector” with this model. ...
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The 44 UK cities that exceed WHO pollution guidelines
Release Date: 31-10-2017

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) have released a study that details which UK cities and towns breach the recommended air quality levels that have been set out by the World Health Organisation....
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The most popular new car colours
Release Date: 19-10-2017

  According to The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders, superminis continue to be the most popular type of car sold up until Quarter 2 of 2017. But what colour is everyone buying the...
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The top 5 car accessories
Release Date: 16-10-2017

  Most cars built today are done so with extremely high levels of tech and safety features. However, some can lack vital components or simply do not have an option to add them. This list comp...
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Winter Driving Tips
Release Date: 11-10-2017

  Winter is on the approach, and with it comes a new set of struggles for drivers. From regular checks on your vehicle to advice for driving in aggressive weather, we’ve complied a few ...
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The new SEAT Arona
Release Date: 10-10-2017

With prices starting from £16,555, the new compact crossover SEAT Arona is up for order here in the UK. The younger brother of the Ateca SUV is hoping to attract the crossover market with its...
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The top 5 motoring museums to visit
Release Date: 19-09-2017

  With a ton of museums showcasing all manor of cars, motoring enthusiasts are spoilt for choice when it comes to days out. From vintage car exhibitions to unusual design collections, there a...
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Footage of the new BMW i8 Roadster
Release Date: 11-09-2017

BMW have released a video showcasing the upcoming BMW i8 convertible, going by the name of the BMW i8 Roadster. The new electric convertible is featured in a 20 second video posted to YouTube, w...
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New Toxic Charge to hit London drivers - All you need to know
Release Date: 17-08-2017

As of the 23rd of October 2017 (the annual autumn half term) a £10 toxic T-Charge will be introduced to central London to target high emission vehicles. This is set to be the toughest emissio...
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The latest tax changes
Release Date: 16-08-2017

  According to the latest research by Arval, most small-to-medium businesses were unaware of the new company car tax changes. The 2017 Corporate Vehicle Observatory Barometer surveyed 3,84...
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The new Volkswagen Arteon
Release Date: 14-08-2017

  The new Volkswagen Arteon is open to order this month, hoping to take on the likes of its rival saloons from BMW and Audi. The standard specification of the Arteon (the Elegance model) i...
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Should recommended stopping distances be increased?
Release Date: 04-08-2017

  According to a road safety charity, the time it takes for a driver to spot a hazard and react has been significantly underestimated by the Highway Code, a report finds. The charity &lsqu...
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The top 5 vehicles to lease between £350 - £450
Release Date: 30-07-2017

  So, you've got a considerable monthly budget to spend on your new lease, but aren't too sure what to get. Let us point you in the right direction. Here are the top 5 cars to lease for the m...
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Electric Vehicles by 2040
Release Date: 27-07-2017

  The Government has announced plans to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040, leaving hybrid and electric vehicles to become the staple of the motoring market. Petrol and diesel ...
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The New BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo
Release Date: 13-07-2017

  The new 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is finally here. The Crossover has been added to the 6 Series line-up to replace the 5 Series Gran Turismo, promising to retain the sporty and elegant...
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Take a look at the futuristic Peugeot concept car
Release Date: 23-06-2017

  During February 2017, Peugeot revealed its new concept car ‘Instinct’, with its sole theorem based on ‘freedom’ - bringing a promising array of new technology to the...
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Try our mock-up theory test!
Release Date: 22-06-2017

Figures from the DVSA show that the overall pass rate for theory tests is falling: in 2007/08 there was a pass rate of 65.4%, whereas in 2016/17 there is a pass rate of only 48.2%. This got us thin...
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New VED Regulations
Release Date: 22-06-2017

  From April 1st, we have seen some revised Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) tax bands come in to force. But how will they affect you?   If you are considering the prospect of buying a new se...
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Find out all about the London Motor Show
Release Date: 02-05-2017

The London Motor Show is returning to Battersea Park this weekend. 2016's inaugural event was held May 6-8 and attracted over 25,000 visitors, with weekend tickets sold out in just a short time. ...
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Ford introduces airbags outside of the car...
Release Date: 28-03-2017

Technology and safety of cars is always being improved, however it seems Ford are extending their protection from not only those sat in the car, but those outside of it. They are currently working ...
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Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept Unveiled
Release Date: 14-03-2017

Bentley have introduced a brand-new concept. Defined as effortless, exclusive and exhilarating the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept car was showcased at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. A high-perform...
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The Geneva Motor Show - the only way is the hybrid way
Release Date: 09-03-2017

At the Geneva Motor Show Kia unveiled not only one, but two, plug-in hybrid models: the all-new Niro PHEV and Optima Sportswagon PHEV. Both are planned to go on sale in Q3 2017 and are expected to ...
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The Geneva Motor Show 2017 Preview
Release Date: 07-03-2017

This prominent motor show is all set and ready to thrill once again, and the list of known vehicles being showcased is a staggeringly-good one. A place where historically countless models have b...
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Fleet World Honours 2017
Release Date: 06-03-2017

The prestigious Fleet World Honours returned this year and once again honoured vehicles that were best in their class. Sponsored by BT Fleet, this year’s event took place on Tuesday February ...
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London Classic Car Show 2017 Review
Release Date: 02-03-2017

The relatively newish show has now developed into a fully-fledged motoring spectacle which, in its third year, played host to over 700 classics. Fit for both enthusiasts and experts this must-atten...
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Meet The Newest Range Rover...
Release Date: 23-02-2017

The first addition in a decade arrives along with an unusual name, ‘Velar’, which originates from the Latin ‘velaris’ meaning to cover and veil. Interestingly, this model al...
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Penalties for mobile phone use to become tougher
Release Date: 21-02-2017

GEM Motoring Assist warn from Wednesday 1st March 2017 people caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel will receive a £200 fine and six penalty points. If, however, you have been driving ...
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The Audi A5 Coupé Review
Release Date: 17-02-2017

Audi have revealed their latest model, the brand-new Audi A5. This practical and economical vehicle is predicted to be a popular choice for company cars with its redesigned cabin oozing style and s...
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The All-New Kia Rio 2017
Release Date: 15-02-2017

Kia’s fourth-generation Rio uses new turbocharged engines and an all-new platform in combination with new and improved technology and competitive running costs to improve the driving experien...
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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2017
Release Date: 13-02-2017

This year Mitsubishi have revealed their all-new Outlander PHEV. A marginally revised version of Mitsubishi’s best-selling golden-child and successful plug-in hybrid SUV. The newest Outlander...
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Say hello to the new BMW 5 Series Touring...
Release Date: 07-02-2017

It looks like the 5 Series Touring is continuing on the success of the 5 Series Saloon as it is revealed before its official introduction at the Geneva Motor Show. The Touring is described as a pra...
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London Classic Car Show 2017
Release Date: 03-02-2017

London Classic Car Show 2017 The London Classic Car show is returning for 2017 with more exhausts, metal and engines than ever before. If your ideal weekend is spent meandering around a myriad of ...
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The All-New BMW 4 Series Range
Release Date: 30-01-2017

2017 represents new beginnings for BMW and in particular for their 4 Series range. The Coupé, Convertible and Gran Coupé are being refined with several upgrades to its styling, cabin ...
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The New VW Crafter Review
Release Date: 26-01-2017

Volkswagen’s New Crafter is a completely new model which has been labelled as cost-effective and innovative but also extremely practical. VW have stated that this new van was designed by thei...
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The New Mini Countryman
Release Date: 25-01-2017

The Mini, a quintessentially British design, has been reinvented. With lots of modifications made to both the interior and exterior of the vehicle, this second-generation Countryman is redefining t...
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Unveiled: The VW I.D. Buzz
Release Date: 12-01-2017

Volkswagen have introduced their first-ever, all-electric vehicle at the Detroit Motor Show and this revised microbus is breaking grounds in every direction. Following on from Volkswagen’s...
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Revealed: The Kia Stinger GT
Release Date: 11-01-2017

Kia have taken on the likes of Audi and BMW by revealing their latest addition at the Detroit Motor Show this week. Available in the UK from September 2017, this vehicle has launched Kia to new hei...
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Catch a glimpse of the new Kia Picanto
Release Date: 06-01-2017

First official pictures for the new Kia Picanto have been released, as we gain a preview of the most recent stylish addition we can’t help but be slightly smitten with the newest city car. Mo...
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Learner drivers to have lessons on motorways
Release Date: 05-01-2017

    On the 30th December 2016 the transport minister, Andrew Jones, made an historic announcement that learner drivers could have driving lessons on motorways before passing thei...
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New Year, New Škoda Octavia
Release Date: 21-12-2016

Almost immediately after they announced their Kodiaq at the Paris Motor Show (2016), Škoda have released details on their renewed Octavia, available February 2017. Škoda’s popul...
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The Citroen C3 Review
Release Date: 19-12-2016

The ‘Supermini’. A term coined for vehicles that are slightly larger than a city-car but not quite big enough to be referred to as a family car. Originally launched in 2002, the C3 has ...
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The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Review
Release Date: 07-12-2016

  When Alfa Romeo take on the SUV… When promoting their Giulia model, Alfa Romeo stated that ‘the wait is over’, and the same can be said for their first-ever SUV. Their S...
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The Next 100...
Release Date: 02-12-2016

In mark of their centenary the German manufacturer revealed earlier this year a glimpse of what their cars could look like years from now with the Vision Next 100 design.  The ‘vision ve...
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Skoda announce their first SUV
Release Date: 15-11-2016

Škoda announce their first SUV It seems that SUVs are increasing in popularity as everyone is jumping on the bandwagon - including Škoda – who launched their Kodiaq at the Pari...
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The Workplace Charging Scheme
Release Date: 14-11-2016

The Workplace Charging Scheme Further information released… In an announcement recently made by the transport minister, John Hayes, it was stated that a grant of £7.5 million would b...
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The Jaguar XE – have they done it at last?
Release Date: 09-11-2016

The Jaguar XE – have they done it at last? It’s certainly clear that Jaguar have had an unsteady past, as their X-Type didn’t quite make the cut and was axed back in 2009. The la...
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Seat get involved in a whole new ball game...
Release Date: 08-11-2016

Seat get involved in a whole new ball game Seat Ateca Review Seat has launched it’s first-ever SUV, the Seat Ateca, and we welcome aboard the Spanish company whilst congratulating them on a...
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Diesel driver’s doomed to pay noxious charge?
Release Date: 04-11-2016

Diesel driver’s doomed to pay noxious charge? Diesel drivers could be charged on entering city centres after a high court ruling on Wednesday stated that the government’s current plan...
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Discover the All-New Discovery
Release Date: 01-11-2016

Discover the All-New Discovery... Due to the abundance of choice 2016 has largely been regarded as a year for cars. But 2017 looks like it will not disappoint – with the new BMW 5 Serie...
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The brand new BMW 5 Series review
Release Date: 24-10-2016

A glimpse into the New Year…the brand new BMW 5 Series Along with a fresh start the New Year is bringing the new BMW 5 Series with it, with its host of technology and immaculate design feat...
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Kia Niro Hybrid
Release Date: 18-10-2016

The Kia Niro Hybrid ‘2’ – Kia’s Answer for a Hybrid. The Kia Niro Hybrid ‘2’ model has been promoted as a practical family car which, by the way, just so happen...
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How safe is your vehicle to drive?
Release Date: 14-09-2016

How safe are your cars? Family-oriented vehicles are leading the way with the highest levels of safety as standard, according to test results issued by the European New Car Assessment Programme (...
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Audi Q2 Review
Release Date: 09-09-2016

Audi have revealed their latest car, the Audi Q2 and its available now to buy. This new small SUV brings a new degree of style and class with loads of big car features, but this comes at a price&he...
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Top five cars for new drivers…
Release Date: 24-08-2016

Top Cars for new drivers… Congratulations you’ve passed!!! You’ve done the hard bit now it’s time to find you the perfect vehicle. Getting a new car when you’re a ...
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Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers.
Release Date: 16-08-2016

Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers.  Each year there is at least 70 fatal accidents on British roads, where ‘distraction in vehi...
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Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers.
Release Date: 16-08-2016

Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers. Each year there is at least 70 fatal accidents on British roads, where ‘distraction in vehicles’ a...
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Government launches three consultations on tax policy affecting fleets
Release Date: 16-08-2016

Government launches three consultations on tax policy affecting fleets The government has issued consultations on three key areas of tax policy affecting the fleet sector: 1.  ...
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Jaguar XE Review
Release Date: 05-08-2016

Jaguar XE Review   Jaguar have gone straight to the top in the rankings with their newest saloon car. It’s been a long time since Jag have been in the running for the compact sector but...
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Jaguar XE Review
Release Date: 05-08-2016

Jaguar XE Review   Jaguar have gone straight to the top in the rankings with their newest saloon car. It’s been a long time since Jag have been in the running for the compact sector but...
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Find out about the new Citroen C3
Release Date: 04-07-2016

Citroen have revealed their newest car, available to order from 1st October 2016.   Up to date with fashion, this car is aimed to set new trends with classy design features such as colo...
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BMW X5 xDrive40e review
Release Date: 31-05-2016

BMW is once again leading the direction of innovative driving pleasure with their new X5 xDrive40e, their latest Sports Activity Vehicle. The first plug-in hybrid production car from the core bran...
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Where will our cars be in 100 years time?
Release Date: 11-04-2016

The Future of the Motoring Industry  The wonder of what vehicles will become like in 100 years is a wide mystery. Seeing as in 1989 we'd thought we'd be having flying cars and hover boards by...
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Tesla Model 3 Revealed
Release Date: 07-04-2016

Tesla is continuing to head up its mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy with its brand new Tesla model 3. The logical next step of their “secret master pla...
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Budget 2016: The Impact on the Motoring Industry
Release Date: 06-04-2016

The new budget has finally been announced so we have put together all the key points and how it will affect fleets and the motoring industry... Fuel Duty Despite there being a pencilled-in rise ...
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Mazda Mx-5 wins 2016 World Car of the Year
Release Date: 05-04-2016

Mazda MX-5 wins 2016 World Car of the Year & World Car Design of the Year  PLUS - An unmissable Mazda offer at the end of this article...  The 2016 World Car of the Year has been an...
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Top 10 April Fools from Manufacturers of 2016
Release Date: 05-04-2016

Another year, another April Fools and another chance for some of car manufacturers to take advantage of that day and play tricks on unsuspecting consumers. Here are some of our favourite top 10 Apr...
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EXCLUSIVE: NEW Audi Air8 Released - First hover car revealed
Release Date: 01-04-2016

EXCLUSIVE Car release Audi have just offered a sneak peek of a brand new design that is set to be released early 2020. This is the New Audi Air8, a car that hovers 2 feet off the ground.As well ...
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New Kia Sportage Review
Release Date: 14-03-2016

The all new Kia embraces an exciting new future for its Sportage model... With an attractive brand new interior and exterior design, a whole host of advanced new technology features and a higher q...
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Geneva Motor Show 2016 Review
Release Date: 10-03-2016

There are motor shows, and then there are Motor Shows. And Geneva is very much the latter. Well into its 102nd year, this prestigious and much esteemed event attracts crowds from all around the w...
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Geneva Motor Show 2016 Car of the year
Release Date: 01-03-2016

If you’re looking for a motor event that drives all others right off the track, look no further than the Geneva Motor Show. 2016 sees the show being dominated by a whole host of prestigious ...
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Kia unveils three new hybrid models
Release Date: 16-02-2016

Kia has just unveiled three new hybrid models – the Niro SUV as well as a hybrid and plug-in version of the Optima. For the Niro, Kia has targeted CO2 emissions of 89g/km – although ...
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London Classic Car Show 2016
Release Date: 19-01-2016

Following on from the immense success of the Classic Car Show’s inaugural show in 2015, it is returning with a bang in 2016- even bigger and better than before. The must-attend event for a...
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Nissan Navara NP300 Review
Release Date: 18-01-2016

Comfortable, refined and robust, this is a 4X4 with style Nissan have combined their crossover SUV experience with the best car-like qualities to produce their newest offering in the pick-up segme...
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Honda HR-V review
Release Date: 10-12-2015

In what Honda is billing as their first crossover, their new HRV is set to take the market by storm. Labelled as having the characterful looks of a coupe with the tough stance of a 4x4, this is a v...
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Jaguar F-Pace Review
Release Date: 18-11-2015

The first SUV in their 70 year history, Jaguar’s new F-Pace is a real breath of fresh air for the prestigious brand. Despite entering the segment so long after their luxury competitors, JLR h...
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Mercedes Benz GLA Review
Release Date: 16-11-2015

The Mercedes-Benz GLA reinterprets the compact SUV segment. Being a light-foot master of all day-to-day challenges yet also ideally robust for off-road excursions, the versatility of its capabiliti...
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Aston Martin DB10 James Bond Spectre
Release Date: 09-11-2015

The names Martin. Aston Martin. DB10 to be exact.And this Aston Martin is not just any old car. Designed, engineered and hand-crafted by a dedicated team at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters...
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Tesla S Self Driving Car
Release Date: 06-11-2015

Self-driving cars may still seem like a long way off, but the reality is that they are here. And not just being developed in labs or tested on closed off race tracks either, for partially autonomou...
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New Range Rover SVAutobiography
Release Date: 02-11-2015

If you are on the lookout for pure, unrivalled luxury, look no further then Range Rover’s newest release. The most exclusive, luxurious and powerful production the manufacturer has ever made,...
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Fleets lead the way for electric vehicles
Release Date: 29-10-2015

Thursday 22nd October saw Transport Minister Andrew Jones hail the significance  of UK vehicle fleets at the Future of Business Mobility business summit held in London. The summit saw company...
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Regent Street Motor Show 2015 Event Preview
Release Date: 26-10-2015

There’s nothing quite like a motor show to get your gears grinding and if you head to Regent Street on the 31st of October you’re in for a treat. The Regent Street Motor Show is the lar...
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New Mercedes-Benz GLC  Review
Release Date: 16-10-2015

Mercedes-Benz might have been slow on the uptake to join the medium-sized premium SUV party, but now it’s here and judging by their new GLC model, it’s here to stay. Joining the race...
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Smoking ban in cars with children
Release Date: 02-10-2015

As of today, drivers of vehicles where a child is present are now banned from smoking by law across England and Wales. This law is coming in to force in an attempt to reduce passive smoking- as the...
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New Vauxhall Viva Review
Release Date: 24-09-2015

With a tag lineof “Just like the old VIVA, but completely different” it is clear you're in for a surprise with the new smart version of one of Vauxhall’s most popular models... ...
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Old vs New Vauxhall Viva
Release Date: 23-09-2015

The Vauxhall Viva, a heart-warming car for those of a certain generation. The Viva is a small family car that was first produced in 1963 which was Vauxhall’s first flagship vehicle that unfor...
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Goodwood Revival 2015
Release Date: 21-09-2015

If you were to mistakenly stumble through the West Sussex Countryside last weekend, you could have been illusioned into thinking you had travelled through time to a bygone era. Throngs of vintage d...
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Alfa Romeo Guilia Quadrifoglio Revealed
Release Date: 10-08-2015

In a move to take on its rivals in the luxury sector, Alfa Romeo has revealed its 159 successor- the Alfa Romeo Guilia Quadrifoglio. Signalling a rebirth for the brand, the saloon is heading strai...
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Sexism in Car Adverts - Through the ages
Release Date: 27-07-2015

The past century has seen the face of women change significantly- from silent and objectified house-bound objects to equal figures in their own right. Between the early 1900’s to present day,...
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Good news on reviews
Release Date: 17-07-2015

Good News on Reviews! In case you’re yet to know, we are pleased to say that we have now hit the official 5* mark on Trustpilot, meaning you don’t just have to take our word for it,...
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New Technology That Can Detect Potholes
Release Date: 18-06-2015

Jaguar Land Rover are on their way to creating a new system where cars can detect potholes, assess how deep they are and then share this information with other drivers. This will not only highlight...
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BMW launches new 7 series model
Release Date: 12-06-2015

BMW have today released pictures and specification for the new 7 Series saloon, including details of two new hybrid models. This sixth generation of the luxury flagship saloon is also a glimpse int...
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Goodwood Festival Of Speed 2015
Release Date: 11-06-2015

It’s almost here! The Goodwood festival is fast approaching and with over 100,000 cars, motorsport and motorbike enthusiasts will get all they could want and more. The festival will be on the...
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Porsche Gets The Plug?
Release Date: 29-05-2015

It would seem that in the next 3-4 years Porsche will be releasing their new car which will be featuring a plug! With the world of cars slowly moving into the Hybrid category it’s no surpris...
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Toyota teams up with Oculus Rift
Release Date: 29-05-2015

Have you always been anxious about driving? Is it the loud noises around you?That text message on your phone? Or even just your friends/family that are in the car with you? Well there is now an ob...
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A new dawn of vehicle for Rolls Royce
Release Date: 22-05-2015

If you have a spare quarter of a million lying around in the bank, we have found a sure-fire investment to spend it on. And if you haven’t, you can experience a sufficient amount of aesthetic...
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Renaults new Kwid comes to the block
Release Date: 22-05-2015

Renault and Nissan have become an alliance to create a new city car crossover. The original concept for the Kwid was hailed as an innovation for Renault, but the real vehicle is a far-cry from that...
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Fit for royalty! Our top car picks for the Royal family
Release Date: 15-05-2015

From the UK to numerous countries around the world, the birth of the second child of the Duchess of Cambridge & Prince William was a highly anticipated one. And as the new Princess reaches her ...
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New Jaguar Ingenium Engine
Release Date: 27-04-2015

Jaguarhas always been one step ahead of its game and it is becoming even more so with its brand new, cutting-edge technology that we can expect to see in its forthcoming cars. Here is a glimpse ...
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Introducing new Alternative Route Team members
Release Date: 17-04-2015

As part of our expansion, we have been taking on lots of new members of staff for a variety of exciting roles throughout the company.  Left to right: Euan, Fred, Jack, Anouska, Mark and Pet...
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Jaguar XF launches in London
Release Date: 17-04-2015

Are you on the prowl for a vehicle with a little more bite? Something with uncompromised comfort, refinement and control like never before? Look no further than the new Jaguar XF second gen. Celeb...
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The Best April Fools Pranks from Car Manufacturers
Release Date: 01-04-2015

  The automotive industry loves April Fools. Each year, it’s difficult to tell who is joking and who is telling the truth, leading to some comical comments and confused customers. It&rs...
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Do We Need To Update Drivers Eyesight Test?
Release Date: 30-03-2015

  Eyesight tests for drivers have, some would say, not kept up with the times. We take a look at this subject to see what people thought.  Comments by GEM Motoring Assist CEO David Will...
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Budget 2015: Company Car Tax and Duty Freeze
Release Date: 27-03-2015

Company car drivers will face a three percentage point year-on-year hike in their company car tax from 2019/20. However, the Government has indicated that the rates for ultra-low emission vehicles...
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Alternative Route Finance at Fleet Show 2015
Release Date: 27-03-2015

Alternative Route is exhibiting at the FleetShow 2015 this year at the iconic Silverstone Circuit. The event takes place on Tuesday 12th May, with many exhibitors from all over the fleet industry &...
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Jaguar’s new XF for 2015
Release Date: 27-03-2015

 The New Jaguar XF for 2015 The current Jaguar XF has been a roaring success for the British manufacturer. The fantastic design, wonderful build quality and impressive price meant the XF tick...
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The Ultimate Road Trip- Bloggers Study
Release Date: 20-03-2015

The evenings are getting lighter, scarves and gloves are being stowed back away in closets and we are beginning to slowly wind down the windows when we drive. And that can only mean one thing- summ...
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UK to become leader of driverless cars
Release Date: 26-02-2015

Will the UK become the leading counry in the pursuit for autonomous cars? The UK has long been the leader of certain prestigious vehicles such as the Rolls Royce, McLaren, Austin Healey and the As...
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BMW 1-Series gets a facelift for 2015
Release Date: 23-02-2015

BMW have sharpened up their popular 1-series, and we really like it.  The BMW 1-Series has always been an attractive hatchback. The sleek and curvaceous panel work appealed to the masses, and...
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Review Mitsubishi L200 Challenger 2015
Release Date: 23-02-2015

  Just how good is the new Mitubishi L200 Challenger for 2015? We take a look. 2006 saw the L200 first arrive onto the scene, riding proudly on the previous success of its predecessors. Howe...
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A debate into Speed Cameras
Release Date: 09-02-2015

  Are speed cameras really beneficial to cutting road accidents? We investigate to find out more. Speed cameras have long since been the subject of debate; from boardrooms to front rooms, th...
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New Ford Mustang comes to Europe
Release Date: 23-01-2015

American Muscle comes to the UK with the Ford Mustang - will it live up to the hype? The Ford Mustang. A vehicle that is as much iconic as it is timeless; has been a prevalent figure of stature in...
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Classic Car Show 2015 review
Release Date: 16-01-2015

For any classic car fan, an inaugural event over the last weekend was one most certainly deemed to set your gears into motion. Hosted at the ExCel centre, thousands of classic car enthusiasts flock...
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Racing to revolution: motoring at CES 2015 so far...
Release Date: 08-01-2015

The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) started this week and has kicked 2015 off with a bang. Motoring companies have only recently started to drive onto the stages of the consumer show, and this year ...
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London Classic Car Show 2015
Release Date: 02-01-2015

Calling all petrol heads, motoring mavens and classic car collectors- for there is an unmissable show coming to London’s ExCel centre this week. CLICK HERE TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE SH...
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Round up of 2014 top motoring moments
Release Date: 22-12-2014

2014 has been another rollercoaster year, with plenty of ups and downs in the world of motoring. We have put together some of the top moments from the past year...  January Revamp of the L...
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Volkswagen Passat Estate 2015: Review
Release Date: 19-12-2014

The eagerly awaited eighth-generation Volkswagen Passat has arrived. Set to rival the more upmarket brands such as Audi and BMW, it is hoped the sleeker image and refined technology will revolution...
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The rise of blogging and our top motoring blogs
Release Date: 15-12-2014

It is hard to believe that a meagre ten years ago, bloggers were pretty much non-existent. Personal thoughts and feelings, opinions and day-to-day life details were mostly retained in a paper diary...
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A study into the UKs greenest councils
Release Date: 12-12-2014

Living in a green city is something which is becoming increasingly more important to people. This shows, with Caroline Lucas running the countries first green administration in Brighton. The UK has...
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Our top ten articles of 2014
Release Date: 01-12-2014

2014 has been a year of the good, the bad and the ugly in terms of car stories, and we have put together our list of the top ten most read news stories on our site, so you can relive some of the be...
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Seat Leon Hatchback 1.6D TDI SE 2014 Review
Release Date: 01-12-2014

This could be the best SEAT Leon yet. With responsive brakes, precise steering and a smooth gearbox, the 2014 model is a clean and comfortable drive. The SEAT Leon actually shares its foundations w...
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Alternative Route Finance Christmas Gift Guide
Release Date: 20-11-2014

Christmas is finally upon us, and with less than five weeks to go, it is about time you got started on your Christmas Shopping. And if you have a car lover in the family, it can sometimes be a litt...
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The 2015 Mini Cooper 1.5D review
Release Date: 17-11-2014

The first mini Cooper with 5 doors will be hitting our roads very soon, so it’s time to find out what the changes mean for the British brand.  The Mini is a car that’s been succes...
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Concept Cars we wish made the cut
Release Date: 14-11-2014

They’re exciting, they’re different, and they’re a chance for car designers to truly go a little bit crazy. Designed to shock, provoke awe and dip a toe in the water for the futur...
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The 10 most luxurious car modifications you’ll ever see
Release Date: 14-11-2014

All car enthusiasts love a good modification. However it’s far more frequent to see a Frankenstein’s monster-like eyesore; with the new parts sticking out like a spoiler on a transit va...
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Car powered by salt water approved for European roads
Release Date: 13-11-2014

A car that can run on salt water has just been approved to drive on roads in Germany. The car, which is powered by Nanoflowcell technology, has been in development for the last 14 years. Its first ...
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First ever flying car takes to the sky
Release Date: 12-11-2014

It’s something that most car and technology enthusiasts have dreamt about for years. Having a car with the ability to take to the sky will potentially ask far more questions than it’s a...
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Review: Jaguar XE
Release Date: 10-11-2014

The Jaguar XE’s first deliveries are set for May 2015 but the hype has started already. The XE came out of the blocks with a bang, after being first introduced in London; the XE was flown ove...
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Rain failed to dampen the Veteran Parade
Release Date: 03-11-2014

You would think that vehicles dating back over decades would have seen more than their fair share of rain, yet Sunday’s weather decided they hadn’t seen quite enough, with a torrential ...
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Regent Street Motor Show this weekend
Release Date: 29-10-2014

Whilst London is busy hotting up for a bit of Pre-Christmas shopping, the tinsel and gift-sets are put on hold this weekend, whilst London’s East End paves way for a one-of-a-kind motor show....
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BMW rivals Boris Bikes with new scheme
Release Date: 17-10-2014

We all love the innovative inventions that are Boris Bikes- the simple grab-and-go aspect being a vastly appealing factor. No more worrying about your bike being stolen from a flimsy lock outs...
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The World’s First 3D printed car hits the road
Release Date: 13-10-2014

The world’s first 3D printed car, The Strati, has recently hit the road with a test drive in Brooklyn, New York.  The car, which was created by Local Motors in Phoenix, is a two-seater ...
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The new Ford Mondeo- Review
Release Date: 13-10-2014

The new Ford Mondeo was announced last month, and it has some interesting new technology. The pick of the bunch has to be the Mondeo’s ‘pedestrian detection system’. The new sa...
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Country Roads- Deadlier than you think
Release Date: 10-10-2014

When it comes to road safety, we envisage the majority of casualties to happen on the motorways where speeding, overtaking and recklessness is abundant. However it seems that this might not necessa...
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Review: Citroen C1 Flair VTi
Release Date: 07-10-2014

Following the huge success of the last of the previous generation Citroen C1, the new model, the Citroen C1 Flair VTi, has managed to set the bar even higher. The latest version has similar foun...
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Exclusive Competition: Win tickets to the Beaulieu Motoring Museum
Release Date: 24-09-2014

As any motor enthusiast will know, a car is so much more than a means to get from A to B. For there is so much more to know and love about vehicles, from that smell of petrol and the gleam of pai...
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Driverless Cars: Mercedes Get Their Road Licence
Release Date: 24-09-2014

This week, we’ve seen Mercedes become the latest car manufacturer to receive a licence to test autonomous cars on public roads. The state of California has allowed limited use of public roads...
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What the abolition of the tax disc means to you
Release Date: 29-08-2014

Tax discs have been a present token on our windscreen for over a hundred years, a testiment to the British motor Industry and a small slice of history. And now that is being eradicated, with the ab...
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Review: Renault Megane
Release Date: 27-08-2014

The new Renault Megane takes no compromises on the safety it is known for, but takes a leap forward in terms of technology and performance. Renault is working on deploying its new design identity a...
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Volvo Cars Will Be Crash Free
Release Date: 21-08-2014

Volvo have set themselves a new target for 2020; they want to make their cars so safe that it is virtually impossible to crash. In order to realise their vision, they have opened a new testing fa...
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Audi TT is Leaner and Greener
Release Date: 20-08-2014

Audi has done some great work on the new TT, making it more powerful while increasing its whole life impact on the environment. The Audi TT has now seen a power increase of up to 14% while also man...
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Volkswagen Golf Match Review
Release Date: 15-08-2014

Volkswagen has created a new model for the Golf, ditching the SE and replacing it with the new Match. It’s exactly the same as a regular Golf, so you’ll still get the same speed, hand...
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The Toyota FT-1 is Made for Superheroes
Release Date: 14-08-2014

Toyota has been busy this week. After announcing the FT-1 ‘Vision GT’ concept for PlayStation 3 exclusive Gran Turismo 6, a real life version of the concept sports car has been unveiled...
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Formula E Car to Star in Forza Motorsport 5
Release Date: 13-08-2014

It’s a good time for electric cars. The Tesla Model S and various other models have been doing a good job of increasing their reputation, and now they’re going to get even more popular....
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Andrés Iniesta and Thiago Silva become Nissan ambassadors
Release Date: 12-08-2014

Nissan has kicked off its new sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League by signing up Spain and Barcelona midfielder Andrés Iniesta and Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva as ...
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Review: Mercedes-Benz ML AMG Sport
Release Date: 06-08-2014

 Distinctive, dynamic and efficient are just three of the words you could use to describe the new Mercedes M Class diesel station wagon. Built to deliver both on and off the road, this vehicle...
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7 Cars that Symbolise Success
Release Date: 29-07-2014

There are several signs of success that you can use to tell whether or not you’ve “made it”. One is obviously the size of your pay cheque, but there are three other signs that mak...
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Jaguar XE to hit in September
Release Date: 29-07-2014

The Jaguar XE is coming, and it will be here sooner than we thought. Jaguar released new details on its upcoming saloon model which is now set to debut on September 8th. The legendary car manufac...
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UK power new BMW i8 sports car
Release Date: 17-07-2014

BMW are launching their first plug-in hybrid sports car this weekend in the form of the i8. A first for the German brand, the BMW i8 is a contemporary sports car focused on sustainability with thre...
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Aston Martin announce V12 Vantage S Roadster
Release Date: 16-07-2014

Aston Martin has announced that the hotly anticipated V12 Vantage S Roadster will be launched in markets around the world later this year. Upon release, the brand’s newest addition will becom...
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Hyundai Genesis runs through the gauntlet
Release Date: 14-07-2014

After 5 years since Hyundai's first foray into the luxury sedan segment, the South Koren car maker is refreshing the model with a new Hyundai Genesis for 2015.  The original sold relatively w...
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16 Fastest Sports Cars in History
Release Date: 10-07-2014

Ever since the release of the Benz Velo in 1894, the first production car to hit 12mph, automobiles have always strived to outdo each other in the need for speed. As the years fly by, a new car has...
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Review: BMW 5-Series
Release Date: 09-07-2014

When it comes to the BMW 5-series, it has always been a favourite, and the new 5-Series is no exception.Winner of a string of comparison tests, and labelled ‘Germany’s favourite car&rsq...
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Which car is for me?
Release Date: 09-07-2014

Cars are like clothes. There is something for every occasion- the fancy over the top showy pieces, the bland blend-into-the background pieces, the suits anyone goes anywhere piece, and those that f...
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Goodwood Festival of Speed draws record crowds
Release Date: 04-07-2014

Goodwood’s Festival of Speed 2014 attracted crowds of 200,000 this year, according to the West Sussex-based circuit. It was the largest and most successful event in the event’s histor...
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5 reasons you should go to The Supercar Event
Release Date: 17-06-2014

It’s that time again for one of the most family-friendly car events of the year, held by children’s charity The Children’s Trust. With some of the most gorgeous and awe-inspiring ...
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Goodwood festival of speed 2014
Release Date: 16-06-2014

For motoring fans and speed enthusiasts alike, one event which is firmly embedded into their calendar, is the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed. This year the festival is from the 26-27 of June an...
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Fleets could save costs by replacing vans
Release Date: 11-06-2014

 If you currently run a fleet of light commercial vehicles, the newest generation of vans have revealed such a significant step forward, you should consider replacing your vehicles earlier. Ac...
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Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI Bluetec Sport Auto
Release Date: 11-06-2014

When it comes to quality and performance, the jump between Mercedes-Benz C-Class to E-Class has always seemed greater than the likes of BMW’s 3-series to 5-series and Audi’s A4 to A6. I...
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New Renault Clio Review
Release Date: 11-06-2014

Since 1990, the Renault Clio has continued to stand out as one of Renault’s best selling cars, and in the past 24 years has celebrated nearly 12 million sales. The new Clio champions Renault...
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Worst selling cars of all time
Release Date: 09-06-2014

 We hear a lot about which cars sell well and which don’t, but how about the cars which have sold the worst ever… Pontiac Aztek- 5,020 models sold in 2005 This vehicle was such ...
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Best selling cars of all time
Release Date: 09-06-2014

 Whether they have been in production for a long time, or their qualities have made them unmissable, we have created a list of the top 5 selling cars…      Toyota ...
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Mini Hatchback opens its doors to fleets
Release Date: 09-06-2014

 Anyone who is anyone will recognise Minis by their typical 2-door stance, however, they are now adding another pair of doors to their erstwhile hatchback, signalling that the BMW-era Mini is ...
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Review: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Release Date: 04-06-2014

A mud-plugging Mitsubishi SUV with a PHEV engine is one way to describe the new Outlander. Eleven years after Mitsubishi first coined the term ‘Crossover’ this third embodiment of the c...
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5 worst and ridiculously funny car names of all time
Release Date: 03-06-2014

We’ve been graced with some truly remarkable cars since their conception. We’ve also been witness to some mechanical abominations. Good or bad, everyone likes to name their creation &nd...
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Funniest Car Insurance Claims
Release Date: 02-06-2014

Car insurance is a vital component for any driver, and although we would all prefer to never have to claim it, it is likely you will have to at some point or other during your time on the road. We...
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Ford Fiesta voted Car of the Year
Release Date: 20-05-2014

The Telegraph has crowned the Ford Fiesta as its Car of the Year for 2014. Readers of the newspaper were told to vote for their favourite cars in seven different categories as part of the Telegraph...
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Fleets at risk if they use Windows XP
Release Date: 19-05-2014

It has been revealed that fleets who are still using the Windows XP operating system may be compromising their online security.  This comes from Fleet Management Software Company Chevin. Micr...
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Fleets support tougher penalties for disqualified drivers
Release Date: 19-05-2014

A recent law has been proposed that speaks of how disqualified drivers who cause death or serious injuries should receive tougher prison sentences. And it seems this law would be widely supported b...
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Motorists oppose 20mph zones
Release Date: 16-05-2014

A newly proposed blanket speed limit of 20mph for urban roads has been widely rejected by motorists. This is according to research published by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM.)  The...
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New remote payment for Dartford Crossing
Release Date: 13-05-2014

At present, to pass the Dartford Crossing, you are required to pay at the barriers before driving through, a system which creates a large amount of unnecessary congestion. However, as of October 20...
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Ctrack releases new fuel reader device
Release Date: 12-05-2014

Fuel prices can be a huge drain on resources for fleets, and companies are always looking for ways to cut expenses. Now, thanks to telematics solutions company Ctrack, car and van fleet operators c...
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Kia recalls Sportage and Soul models
Release Date: 12-05-2014

Kia is recalling 5,787 Sportage and 1,432 Soul models in the UK to check a possible fault with the vehicle's seat belt pre-tensioner.  The fault was discovered as a result of on-going monitor...
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Motorists dubious of new smart motorways
Release Date: 09-05-2014

When it comes to motorways, things are always being done to improve them and enhance driving experiences. A recent poll by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) found they would feel less safe ...
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Dangerous drivers face harsher punishment
Release Date: 07-05-2014

For families and those affected by dangerous drivers, the news announced yesterday (6th May) is likely to be met with relief. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has announced the introduction of a ne...
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UK holds highest petrol prices
Release Date: 07-05-2014

The UK is continuing to struggle to pull out of the recession, and one factor not helping our wallets is the fact we hold the highest petrol pump prices of any major world economy. This hits busine...
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Global NCAP recommends 5-star vehicles
Release Date: 06-05-2014

Global NCAP has recommended that organisations operating vehicle fleets only buy 'five-star' cars; a statement that comes from new guidelines they have published.  These guidelines advise fle...
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Government scheme for Ultra-Low Emission vehicles
Release Date: 02-05-2014

The usage of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) is steadily catching on, with the enhanced environmental and cost benefits a great incentive for customers. However, to ensure the ULEV market reall...
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Proposals could cut a number of Britain
Release Date: 02-05-2014

When it comes to road necessities, you would think that road markings and signs would be the most important, however new plans are allowing local councils in Great Britain the freedom to reduce the...
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Vehicle emissions continue to fall
Release Date: 02-05-2014

2013 figures which have been released by the European Environment Agency show that the average passenger car fleet emissions were 127g CO2/km compared to 186g CO2/km in 1996- a 31.7% decrease. ...
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Nissan announce X-Trail and Juke prices
Release Date: 01-05-2014

Nissan have announced the full pricing and specification for the brand new X-Trail and the updated Juke.  The Nissan X-Trail will launch this coming July, with a choice between 2-wheel drive ...
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Nissan reveal the first self-cleaning car
Release Date: 30-04-2014

Nissan have begun to carry out tests on cars with the capability to clean themselves.  This can be achieved with a new and innovative paint technology that repels mud, rain and dirt; the pain...
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Vauxhall Vivaro revealed in Birmingham
Release Date: 29-04-2014

The new Vauxhall Vivaro will made its first public appearance at this year’s CV Show. It’s the first unveiling of the van since its completion was finished at Vauxhall’s manufactu...
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Thieves
Release Date: 29-04-2014

Cars often are at a battle to be top of the list, but there is one area where it is not so great to reign supreme; that being a car thief’s list, with the BMW X5 remaining firmly in the top s...
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DPF problems push petrol
Release Date: 22-04-2014

Diesel cars have been climbing the popularity ranks; however driver ignorance could push petrol back up on the fleet agenda if problems persist with diesel particulate filters (DPFs).  DPFs h...
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Learner drivers not ready for the road
Release Date: 22-04-2014

Learning to drive is a fundamental rite of passage for the majority of youngsters once they hit their 17th birthday. Weeks of lessons lead to the all so nerve-wracking test at the end, however it s...
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Review: Porsche Macan Diesel
Release Date: 16-04-2014

It might disappoint some Porsche enthusiasts who were hoping to see a new 911 or Boxster in the manufacturer’s line-up, but the choice to launch the Macan is a vital one for Porsche. It mea...
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Government not doing enough to fix potholes
Release Date: 11-04-2014

So far this year the Government have provided £200 million to fix the nation’s pothole problem, but experts claim it isn’t anywhere near enough. The additional funds mean that a t...
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My Electric Avenue trial begins
Release Date: 11-04-2014

Electric vehicles are fast increasing in popularity and now residents in Marlow have become the first of 11 neighbourhoods and workplaces to take delivery of their Nissan Leafs as part of a £...
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London to introduce ultra low emission zone
Release Date: 11-04-2014

In a major first for the city, Transport for London (TFL) is preparing a consultation on creating the world's first ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) which would incorporate everything from motorcycle...
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BMW M4 Convertible announced
Release Date: 10-04-2014

BMW have announced the M4 Convertible (F83), the final car of the latest BMW M3 and M4 generation. The M3 Saloon and M4 Coupé both sport revised exterior and interior designs, and the M4 C...
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Toyota recalls vehicles
Release Date: 09-04-2014

Toyota is issuing a recall on a number of vehicles. This move will affect 35,124 registered UK RAV4, Yaris and Urban Cruiser vehicles and is because of DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) co...
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Budget penalises low emission vehicles
Release Date: 09-04-2014

Chancellor George Osborne has been accused of discouraging the take-up of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) following recent changes to company car tax rates announced within the budget.  T...
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FTA urges A14 proposals to be examined
Release Date: 08-04-2014

Plans to develop the Cambridge to Huntington stretch of the A14 moved a step closer to happening yesterday, causing the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to say it is time to ‘look seriousl...
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Millions of pounds wasted on Motorway Litter
Release Date: 08-04-2014

When it comes to millions of pounds being spent on Britain’s motorways, you wouldn’t envisage this great sum was all for waste. Quite literally. For picking up litter and waste from the...
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RAC roll out tyre help service
Release Date: 07-04-2014

With 2014 looking to throw over 120,000 'puncture no spare' breakdowns at the RAC, they are launching a new mobile tyre-fitting service across 10 key city and urban centres.  A correlated ris...
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Image upload feature speeds repair authorisation
Release Date: 04-04-2014

When it comes to improving your fleet, you are always looking for ways to make it better, and now a new document and image upload tool offers great benefits not just for fleet customers, but for re...
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Seat pick Leon Cupra to spearhead 2014 Company Car in Action line up
Release Date: 04-04-2014

Seat have picked the Leon Cupra 280 to lead the line at 2014’s Company Car in Action. The new car will sit alongside the equally fresh Leon ST Estate and Leon SE 1.6 TDI.  The Leon Cupr...
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Hydrogen fuel collaboration leads to popularity increase
Release Date: 04-04-2014

A number of leading car manufacturers such as Hyundai, Honda, BMW, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler, have joined hydrogen fuel supplier and energy consultancies from about the globe....
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Tax discs on their last legs
Release Date: 03-04-2014

The paper tax disc is not long for this world. The Government will be submitting a change in law in June 2014 to be implemented on 1 October 2014 by Parliament.  From that month onwards, pape...
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New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Release Date: 02-04-2014

Being branded the ‘Car without compromise’ the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will offer customers the choice of diesel or plug-in hybrid SUVs for the same price. Launched in the UK this...
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Londons new ParkAround App
Release Date: 02-04-2014

When it comes to parking, how often have you been driving round in circles trying to spot a space, finding one only to have someone in front quickly dive into the spot? Well now you can avoid that ...
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Speed reduction limit implemented
Release Date: 02-04-2014

Recent research into speed limits on specific areas found overwhelming support for the limit of 20mph to be the norm around schools, on residential streets and in village town and city centres.&nbs...
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New fleet management information systems
Release Date: 02-04-2014

When it comes to new management information systems that fleets are planning to adopt, licence checking and duty of care are heading the list of most important. This data comes from the latest quar...
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Changes wanted to help learner drivers
Release Date: 31-03-2014

When it comes to learning to drive, you'd think it would be important that the topics to study and the Highway Code learner licence questions were kept with the times; however a survey of Approved ...
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Drivers
Release Date: 28-03-2014

When it comes to driving, you may not be surprised to find that the journey home has been voted motorist's favourite drive.  A new survey conducted by Halfords found that car owners put the a...
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Smarter Parking benefits revealed
Release Date: 28-03-2014

There are plenty of elements which add stress to driving, however once you've steered past the careless motorists, traffic jams and wrong turns and reached your destination, there is one final...
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Review: BMW i8
Release Date: 26-03-2014

The BMW i8 is set to be a revolution in the luxury electronic car segment. Named for its creation of pure-bred vehicle concepts, buzz is already generating around the slick and aesthetically pleasi...
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Company Car carbon emissions reduced
Release Date: 25-03-2014

Recent data has been revealed by ALD Automotive which shows how the average carbon emissions of new company cars fell to an all-time low of 120.4g/km in February 2014; a 4.8g/km drop compared to AL...
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Road Safety Week 2014
Release Date: 25-03-2014

Road Safety Week is nearly on it's second decade and this year road safety charity Brake are urging fleets to take part. The 17th-23rd of November 2014 will see in 2014's week dedicated to road saf...
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Smartwitness new device must-buy for fleets
Release Date: 24-03-2014

SmartWitness, vehicle and CCTV safety systems manufacturers, have unveiled their new and innovative vehicle journey recorder that is more advanced that any others before. They claims that the new K...
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Brake calls for killer drivers to have harsher punishment
Release Date: 21-03-2014

Having a loved one in an accident or being in one yourself can be a very traumatic and haunting experience, and this is why road safety charity Brake is working with bereaved families to call for t...
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Fleet Logistics slam rise in company car tax
Release Date: 21-03-2014

The Budget delivered mixed news for fleet operators, according to Fleet Logistics International who deeply regret the 2% tax increase announced by the Government for company cars in 2017/18 and 201...
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Budget sheds light on company car tax rates
Release Date: 20-03-2014

Chancellor George Osborne has revealed new details on company car tax rates for Budget 2014, as well as plans for simplifying employee expenses and benefits.   The Government responded to the...
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Are electrical vehicles as perfect as they seem?
Release Date: 19-03-2014

There is a great deal of hype surrounding electrical vehicles at the moment, and the vast amount of benefits they pose to both the environment and your wallet. However, past that noiseless engine, ...
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Ctrack Driver ID enhanced for fleets
Release Date: 19-03-2014

Ctrack, the intelligent vehicle solutions company has enhanced its already popular Driver ID solution. This innovative invention determines exactly which driver is operating a vehicle and now will ...
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Decade saves diesel drivers money
Release Date: 18-03-2014

The past decade has seen technological innovations make diesel vehicles vastly more clean and efficient than ever before. Bosch reported the findings and stated that it is thanks to the increasing...
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Insufficient road markings meet the grade
Release Date: 17-03-2014

A recent survey by the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has shown that half of all road markings on England's highways need replacing. They surveyed nearly 4,000km of the country's roads and...
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Electric car prospects improve
Release Date: 17-03-2014

With the future of driving steering further and further towards electric cars, Europcar has welcomed a new patent that brings forward this likelihood, helping improve public opinion on the vehicles...
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Volkswagen e-Golf available to pre-order
Release Date: 17-03-2014

The Volkswagen Golf is a firm leader as the manufacturer's bestseller, with over 30 million units to their name. And now they are taking a leap to the future with the brand new e-Golf. With drive t...
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Drivers warned of new MOT laws
Release Date: 17-03-2014

As of last month, new MOT laws came into place regarding diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and drivers of diesel cars are being warned not to fall foul of charges as a result.  This guidance ...
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Electric car chargers to be launched across the country
Release Date: 14-03-2014

Milton Keynes CrossLink, a network of electric vehicle rapid chargers, has been launched across the country four weeks ahead of schedule. Initiated by Milton Keynes Council, CrossLink’s cha...
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BMW i3 named Car of the Year
Release Date: 13-03-2014

In the first ever UK Car of the Year awards, the BMW i3 has won top honours. The i3 was awarded with the accolade of UK Car of the Year 2014, after already scooping up the Best Supermini award. T...
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Nearly 32 million cars on road in UK
Release Date: 13-03-2014

The UK car parc has increased to over 436,000 units due to new car registrations and the increased lifespans of cars already on the road, according to the SMMT. SMMT have been conducting research...
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Cut costs with regular maintenance checks
Release Date: 13-03-2014

New research is suggesting that fleet owners could be doing lots more to reduce the need for emergency repairs and maintenance, despite their existing focus on managing costs. Autoglass sur...
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Nissan to launch revamped Juke
Release Date: 06-03-2014

Nissan have revealed the new Juke compact crossover, giving it a facelift in the middle of its shelf life. Both the front and rear of the car have been restyled, while the powertrain has been mod...
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2013 was a successful year for Nissan
Release Date: 04-03-2014

2013 was a successful year for Nissan, seeing a strong lift in both their car and LCV fleet sales with respective sales of 55,776 and 8,140. This is a 9% rise in car sales, and 39% for LCV's, helpi...
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Nissan take a LEAF out of their own book
Release Date: 04-03-2014

Nissan are celebrating the achievement of their 2013 sales being even better than before, a success which is thought to be greatly due to the popularity of their new electric car the Nissan LEAF, w...
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Renault celebrate low emission success
Release Date: 03-03-2014

Renault Group has become the first automotive group to have an average of below 115g/km CO2 emissions. This figure is based on its sales of passenger cars over the full year of 2013. Renault Twing...
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New Qashqai gets five star NCAP rating
Release Date: 28-02-2014

In the most recent stage of Euro NCAP testing, the new Nissan Qashqai has been rewarded with a five-star crash safety rating. Front impact tests went extremely well, with the Qashqai’s pass...
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José Mourinho signs Jaguar F-Type Coupé
Release Date: 27-02-2014

José Mourinho will be the first customer to get his hands on the new Jaguar F-Type Coupé when it’s released next month in March. The Chelsea manager is an ambassador for Jagua...
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Ford Focus gets upgraded
Release Date: 24-02-2014

Ford has announced an update to the Ford Focus, upgrading its looks, tech and overall performance. With a new bonnet and grille, it has a lower stance than its predecessor and it looks slender with...
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AmeriCam Automotive new device
Release Date: 17-02-2014

When it comes to safe driving, AmeriCam Automotive are continually developing new ways to enhance and improve. Their newest venture is a software addition to its TradeCraft MDVR line that allows dr...
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Toyota announces plans for wireless charging
Release Date: 14-02-2014

Toyota is planning to begin the testing of a new wireless battery charging system for vehicles that use electric powertrains. Should it work, this technology will mean that in order to charge a hyb...
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New BMW X3 is more efficient
Release Date: 13-02-2014

The BMW X3 has been given a facelift, with new styling and colours as well as changes to its interior design and trim options. But more importantly, the new model is more efficient than ever. CO2...
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Lack of driver education puts fleets at risk
Release Date: 12-02-2014

Fleets could be breaking the law if their drivers lack education and ignore dangerous driving legislation, according to new research. The penalty for causing death by dangerous driving is 14 years...
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Drivers opt for practical rather than luxury vehicles
Release Date: 12-02-2014

When it comes to researching the long-term ownership costs of a vehicle, priorities are changing. New results show that when it comes to choosing a car, consumers will elect for practicality over l...
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Fleet and lease values rise
Release Date: 12-02-2014

January saw fleet and lease values rise an impressive 8.1%. In figures released from BCA’s latest Pulse report, the average value for fleet and lease cars rose by £56 between December a...
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Concentration is key to driving
Release Date: 11-02-2014

Concentration is key to driving, yet a recent poll by IAM has revealed that only sixty percent of drivers keep focused when behind the wheel. Young drivers were found to be the worst offenders, wi...
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Is new ‘Green’ fuel actually better for the Environment? What Car? Tests…
Release Date: 10-02-2014

When we think 'green' we normally think of various benefits from environmental to wallet-saving positives; however the introduction of 'greener' petrol seems to tell another story.  The intro...
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Nissan Leaf leads market for electric vehicles
Release Date: 07-02-2014

Reaffirming its status as market leader of electric vehicles in the UK, Nissan celebrated 230 registrations in January for their Nissan leaf. This was up over a 1000% to sales in January 2013 cle...
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New Audi A6 Ultra
Release Date: 07-02-2014

Looking to be popular with fleets and businesses is a new range of Audi A6 ‘Ultra’ models which will offer low and cost-efficient emissions of 114g/km. Highly proficient, yet with no co...
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Automative driving AdaptIVe project launched
Release Date: 04-02-2014

With a great amount of debate surrounding automated vehicles, a new project in Germany is hoping to further enhance the technology and improve people's perspective.  Run by the European resea...
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New motorway speed cameras proposed
Release Date: 04-02-2014

Numerous accidents a year occur on the motorway, the majority of which occur due to speeding. This is why new so-called stealth cameras are to be placed along section of smart motorways, where the ...
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BMW 4-series Gran Coupe revealed
Release Date: 04-02-2014

BMW unveils its third and final member of the 4-series range; the Gran Coupe, which will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show on March 4th and on sale June 21st. The vehicle provides the elegant ...
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New website to improve views on electric vehicles
Release Date: 04-02-2014

Although the popularity of electric and hybrid vehicles is growing, there is still a certain amount of negative stigma behind them. The Government and UK automotive industry are hoping to quash the...
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Review: BMW X5
Release Date: 03-02-2014

A truly beautiful car, the new BMW X5 is pleasing both to the driver and to the eye with a design that will not only capture your attention, but keep it.  The tail has a new uptight stance th...
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Volkswagen introduce the all new Polo
Release Date: 03-02-2014

July will see the all-new Volkswagen Polo arriving in the UK ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The vehicle will be equipped as standard with an automatic post-collision ...
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New Catalytic Converter invented
Release Date: 31-01-2014

We are constantly looking for ways to cut fuel consumption and manufacturing costs in vehicles and a way to cut the two have just been discovered by a scientist from the Imperial College London. A ...
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Nissan introduce 1000th electric car chargers
Release Date: 31-01-2014

As the popularity and usage of electric cars continues to rise, Nissan has announced that 1,000 CHAdeMO quick chargers have now been installed in Europe, with the commissioning of the charger at th...
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Drink driving figures down
Release Date: 29-01-2014

Drink driving is an expected problem over the Christmas and New Year period, however it seems a relentless enforcement campaign has worked in reducing numbers, with 573 less arrested in 2013 than 2...
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Audi Q3 hits top selling list
Release Date: 28-01-2014

Glass revealed this week that the Audi Q3 has taken first place in this month's league of fastest selling cars with an average of 33.5 days of Britain's forecourts.  The first place victory w...
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More pothole problems
Release Date: 28-01-2014

January is normally a month where money is tight, hard earnt cash splashed out on countless Christmas presents is taking its toll, and bills are looming. One thing most people do not need, are furt...
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Business drivers reminded of risks
Release Date: 28-01-2014

Employer responsibilities extend further than the office doors, business owners are being reminded. Road Safety GB North East Region has launched a new campaign to warn businesses that if they negl...
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Fiat Professional good year ahead
Release Date: 22-01-2014

2013 saw Fiat Professional's UK sales increase by 70%, causing them to outpace both the LCV market and its main rivals. Studies show that if every vehicle sold by Fiat Professional was factored in...
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FTA celebrate success of fuel card
Release Date: 21-01-2014

In the space of a single month, the RHA FTA Fuel Card has drawn a total of 5 million litres of fuel a month, saving members a combined amount of £150,000 against national average pump prices ...
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Motorists want limit put on parking charges
Release Date: 21-01-2014

A recent Motorpoint poll reveals that 90% of motorists want to see a limit put on car parking charges.  It was recently revealed that during 2012-2013 councils across England made nearly 600 ...
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DVLA warn of driver licence scam
Release Date: 21-01-2014

The DVLA are warning of a scam that is circulating whereby text messages and emails regarding a license being due for renewal are being sent out. The DVLA are reiterating that they do not send out ...
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Mazda SKYACTIV technology popular for fleets
Release Date: 20-01-2014

Mazda’s sales have soared by an impressive 84% in the last 9 months, and as we enter the New Year they are expected to continue that rise. This is against a total fleet car market up just 7% ...
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CAP Consulting:- Customer experience makes a premium car
Release Date: 20-01-2014

CAP Consulting has recently reiterated how aspiring premium car makers must understand that the ownership experience is as important as the quality of the cars they launch. CAP warns that fast and ...
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DVLA and BRVLA meet to discuss abolition of the tax disc
Release Date: 17-01-2014

One of the hotly talked about topics of the moment is the abolition of the tax disc, and a group of BVRLA members became one of the first organisations to meet with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing...
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Review: Jaguar F-Type Coupé
Release Date: 17-01-2014

Jaguar’s latest instalment in the F-Type range is one of the best sports cars that the company has ever produced; not only is it dynamically designed, but Jaguar really decided to focus on th...
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Toyota celebrate reaching over 6 million global hybrid sales
Release Date: 17-01-2014

Toyota currently sell 24 hybrid passenger car models and one plug-in hybrid in around 80 countries and regions around the world, and last December they smashed the six-million landmark. Not only wa...
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Vauxhall aim to lead wholelife costs
Release Date: 16-01-2014

Vauxhall is prepared to offer fleets the most competitive deals in terms of wholelife costs for every single model across its range. The decision comes in the wake of the need to benchmark costs ...
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Audi launches new in-car entertainment technology
Release Date: 16-01-2014

Audi has produced a new portable tablet that does wonders to connect its drivers to the rest of the world from inside the walls of their cars. The Audi Smart Display (ASD) vastly improves network...
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Pothole problem persists
Release Date: 15-01-2014

A persistent and well known hindrance to UK roads are potholes and with the recent wet weather storms coupled with the risk of freezing conditions at the end of the month, we are threatened with an...
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Reluctanct attitude to Driverless Cars
Release Date: 15-01-2014

In terms of motoring technology, one project taking the front seat is driverless vehicles. With everyone from Volvo to Google hopping aboard the bandwagon, it is hardly surprising drivers are just ...
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Citroen release Grand C4 Picasso
Release Date: 15-01-2014

Citroen have just released their new Grand C4 Picasso. Priced £1,700 higher than an equivalent five-seat C4 Picasso, ownership starts at £19,200 for the VTi 120 manual VTR, rising ...
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Bad weather shows need for tyre checks
Release Date: 15-01-2014

As if having bad weather was not enough, the recent storms (the worst to have hit Britain for two decades) have dangerous repercussions, especially for vehicles. Extremely wet weather and storms me...
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Ford brings 3 new models to UK
Release Date: 15-01-2014

Following on from Vauxhall's ambition to nab the top spot by 2016, Ford is bidding to retain UK leadership by bringing in a trio of models next year. Bringing an iconic American sports car, a new S...
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Car repair business owner fined £7,500 for reversing into and killing customer
Release Date: 10-01-2014

Mark Walker, owner of a car maintenance company in Berkshire, has been fined a total of £7,500 for failing to adhere to basic safety regulations after killing a customer by reversing into him...
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KIA sportage refreshes range in time for New Year
Release Date: 10-01-2014

In tune with New Year and new beginnings, Kia Sportage has refreshed its range for 2014. Sticking to the ethos of ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ they worked to ensure the...
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Commercial vehicle registrations hit biggest high in five years
Release Date: 09-01-2014

The year of 2013 saw van and truck registrations in the UK rise by 14.7% after an incredible surge in demand for trucks in H2. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and traders (SMMT), ...
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2013 record-breaking year for Mazda
Release Date: 08-01-2014

For many, a new year equals a new start, but Mazda will be hoping to carry on its success from last year, being one of the fastest growing car manufacturers in 2013. With annual sales gro...
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Nissan designs new London Cab
Release Date: 08-01-2014

When it comes to trademark and iconic vehicles you would be hard pressed to find one more iconic than the London Taxi, yet even this vehicle is being revamped with next year seeing a fully hybrid, ...
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Poll reveals support for tax disc abolishment
Release Date: 06-01-2014

A recent decision made by the Government announced the abolition of the paper tax disc which will include a large revamp of the system which has been around for ninety years. This schemeis est...
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Volkswagen adds to Passat Line-up
Release Date: 03-01-2014

To add to its Passat range, Volkswagen has introduced the new Executive and Executive Style trim levels models to replace the Highline, Sport and R-Line variants. The Executive has a comprehensive...
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BMW 1-Series Hatchback M135i M Performance 3dr
Release Date: 18-12-2013

With agile driving, high performance energy and a striking body with vivacious elegance, the BMW 1-Series is sure to leave its mark even once the wheels have stopped turning. Powerful engines, a sl...
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Young driver points show need for reform
Release Date: 18-12-2013

According to recent statistics, current training is failing to produce safe and law abiding motorists. Road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) says men in particular are racki...
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Drivers lack basic Tyre check knowledge
Release Date: 18-12-2013

When it comes to checking your tyres, the method one third of drivers (42% men and 30% women) deem appropriate is one perhaps not so conventional- kicking them. This method is useless in telling ab...
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Smart witness accident camera proves benefits
Release Date: 17-12-2013

A recent video released by Fleet news shows just how much money 'Smart witness accident cameras' can save. This video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUwWw1aA8Bs) shows the moment that a lorry is c...
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Paper tax discs abolished in 2014
Release Date: 16-12-2013

For the first time, motorists will be able to pay road tax in monthly instalments, with the old tax disc system being replaced. After ninety years, a new electronic system will see the old one bein...
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New Mercedes-Benz C-Class unveiled
Release Date: 16-12-2013

Heralding a new chapter in the Mercedes-Benz success story and setting new standards in the premium mid-range class is the all new Mercedes-Benz C-class. With an increase in space, new technologica...
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Brake calls on fleets to ensure vehicles are roadworthy
Release Date: 16-12-2013

Road safety charity Brake urge fleet managers to ensure their vehicles are safe and roadworthy and that mechanics working on their vehicles are properly trained. A recent survey they conducted foun...
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The 12 Delays of Christmas
Release Date: 13-12-2013

With Christmas fast approaching, the roads are getting busier as people rush to finish their shopping or reach relatives’ destinations. However if you think the M1 is at present more chaotic ...
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Highest number of new cars produced in 5 years
Release Date: 13-12-2013

With the largest amount of new cars being produced and sold since 2008, 2013 has seen the automotive industry take a big step in the right direction. And according to John Leech, Head of Automotive...
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Fuel prices at 31 Month low
Release Date: 10-12-2013

In an occurrence we are not so used to, the prices of fuel are at a 31 month low meaning we are spending less on fuel than in over two and a half years. Many factors are thought to be the cause of...
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Fleet Van Awards 2013
Release Date: 10-12-2013

Recognising the accomplishments of vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators and suppliers, are the annual Fleet Van Awards; a reward highly coveted by the light commercial vehicle industry. Judged by...
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Tyres could save NHS £22,000
Release Date: 10-12-2013

When it comes to the NHS and vehicle-related costs, you would expect the majority to come from injuries due to driving; however a further 22,000 is being drained from a cost you may not expect. In ...
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MOT to check for Diesel Particulate Filter
Release Date: 06-12-2013

In a new bid to further help protect the environment; from February 2014 part of your MOT test will now include a check for a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) in an inspection of the exhaust system....
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Cold weather tyre sales hotting up
Release Date: 06-12-2013

At a time of year when the weather becomes unbearably cold, the sales of winter tyres is most certainly heating up, with ATS Euromaster recording a seven-fold interest in sales of cold weather tyre...
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Winter driving safety Advice
Release Date: 29-11-2013

Winter is fast approaching, bringing with it a whole host of foreboding weather. It is because of this that road safety charity Brake are offering important advice on driving safely whilst battling...
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Crackdown on Christmas drunk drivers
Release Date: 29-11-2013

Christmas - a time for festivities, gifts, and a drink with the family; yet there is a darker side to that after dinner whisky and New Year’s champagne. 2012 saw 280 people killed and 1,210 s...
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Mazda releasing five new models in three years
Release Date: 27-11-2013

Mazda is set to continue its fantastic growth by releasing five new generation models in the next three years, launching itself into its most successful period in more than a decade. The new launch...
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Mileage capture device causes business miles to fall rapidly
Release Date: 26-11-2013

There is a large chance that the rate of claimed business miles will drop significantly once a new mile management system is put in place, heavily influencing driver behaviours. That’s accor...
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Quick Look: BMW 4 Series
Release Date: 22-11-2013

BMW has decided to make a change to its line-up as it announces yet more models to add to the 3 Series range; the German manufacturer is turning the 3 Series Coupé into the new 4 Series rang...
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Review: Nissan Qashqai+2 Hatchback 1.5 dCi 360 5dr
Release Date: 19-11-2013

The original Qashqai was the first ever SUV crossover to touch UK soil, and the five-seater combined some of the best elements that you would associate with such a creation. It gave drivers the b...
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Top tips for winter driving
Release Date: 19-11-2013

Over 6,000 snow and ice-related vehicle accidents occurred last year in the UK, even though the country only sees 33 days of snow year-by-year on average. In light of the fact, it would be wise for...
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Councils prepare for winter weather
Release Date: 13-11-2013

Winter in the UK does not only bring snow, but the inevitable traffic chaos that falls alongside it and this year Councils are aiming to be more prepared than ever before, with 98% either maintaini...
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Volkswagen launch new R-Line CC
Release Date: 13-11-2013

The Volkswagen CC has proved popular with both private and fleet owners since its launch in 2008; largely due to its saloon-style practicality and coupe style and elegance. And now they are releasi...
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Peugeot introduce their most powerful car yet
Release Date: 13-11-2013

The 2013 Goodwood festival of speed saw the launch of something powerful, fuel efficient, and that little bit special. This was of course the new Peugeot RCZ-R - their most powerful road going mode...
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Isotrak in-vehicle cameras to help fleet owners
Release Date: 13-11-2013

Isotrak have introduced a new and innovative safety camera integration in a bid to assist fleet operators in improving safety and capturing video evidence of on-road incidents in real-time. This so...
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Quick Look: BMW 2-Series Coupe
Release Date: 12-11-2013

Replacing the previous 1-series Coupe, March 2014 will see BMW celebrating a model that raises the bar in the premium compact segment with an aesthetic appeal and dynamic ability to more than rival...
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Audi launches new compact SUV- The RS Q3
Release Date: 11-11-2013

Audi’s new compact SUV, the RS Q3 has been highly anticipated not only for its high performance, but also for holding the best residual value in its sector. However, although this vehicle ma...
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Germany forces a revision on co2 emissions cap on new cars
Release Date: 11-11-2013

Contrary to prior debate, European Ministers have acceded to German pressure to scrap an agreement that would cap CO2 emissions from new cars at 95g/km from 2020. In June, the European Parliament,...
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Mercedes-Benz records best-ever October
Release Date: 11-11-2013

According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Trades (SMMT) Mercedes-Benz has achieved a record-breaking registration of performances all across the board throughout Octob...
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Euro-NCAP test autonomous braking systems
Release Date: 11-11-2013

New 2014 safety rating procedures will see Euro NCAP giving credit to vehicle manufacturers whose models feature robust forward collision warning and/or automatic braking technology, and now they h...
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Clamp down on fraudulent whiplash claims
Release Date: 08-11-2013

Whiplash is one of the most common claims in what Ministers call ‘compensation culture’ – where many are unclarified or exaggerated, meaning motoring costs are significantly highe...
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Mazda3 to become successful company car
Release Date: 08-11-2013

Mazda3 is set to become incredibly popular among fleets, according to experts in the industry. The new model is set to be released in January 2014.  Available as both a Hatchback and a Fastba...
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Tips for driving down CO2 emissions
Release Date: 06-11-2013

When searching for a vehicle type, fuel consumption and efficiency are a large contributing factor for fleet owners; not only is it better for the environment, but also better for the wallet too. ...
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Mercedes-Benz introduce exclusive fuel tracker app
Release Date: 06-11-2013

Mercedes-Benz have introduced an enhanced customer version of the Mile Tracker app - the new fuel tracker - which provides an even more efficient way of finding the best place to top up. Using buil...
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Specsavers guide to driving the night way
Release Date: 06-11-2013

Night driving always presents more risk than during the day, yet with the British summer time officially over and the clocks ticking back an hour, the risk is even greater and thus safety precautio...
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Crash prevention systems could become integral for 5-star safety ratings
Release Date: 06-11-2013

Safety ratings are a large factor to consider when picking a vehicle, and it seems a five-star rating will soon be harder to achieve, with only those cars that can avoid or reduce the impact of a c...
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New Audi A8 available to order
Release Date: 05-11-2013

The highly anticipated Audi A8 is now available for pre-order. With a choice of five petrol and TDI engines, the new model has been revised to improve performance and efficiency to the max. The fl...
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New battery developed by Volvo for EVs and hybrids
Release Date: 21-10-2013

A big problem with the batteries used in today’s electric cars and hybrids is that they are too large, heavy and expensive. However, Volvo Car Group has developed an alternative; a battery th...
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New alternative needed to highlight driving risks with prescription drugs
Release Date: 17-10-2013

Early 2013 saw the Government announce the introduction of a drug-driving bill, including chemicals that can be found in prescription drugs. This means that drivers who take certain prescription dr...
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UK cheap car boom to be cut short by German economic recovery
Release Date: 11-10-2013

British drivers are enjoying a boom in cheap new cars. This year alone, motorists have benefited from extraordinary deals on new cars with a 16.7% increase in non-business registrations across the ...
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Car manufacturers embrace hybrid technology
Release Date: 10-09-2013

Mercedes-Benz has announced the impending release of a new version of the S-Class, with incredibly low emissions and an official fuel consumption of 94.2mpg. Available in the UK from September 2014...
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Can Eyes-Free Driving Change the Way the UK Drives?
Release Date: 01-03-2013

According to recent reports, Vauxhall are set to launch the first car powered with Apple’s Siri technology. This new technology is said to provide drivers with the ability to multi-task witho...
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Vehicle Growth In The UK At An All Time High
Release Date: 07-02-2013

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the SMMT, recently announced that the total production of vehicles reached a four-year high in 2012 in the United Kingdom. A 9 percent growth over 20...
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Top districts for speeding in the UK
Release Date: 01-01-2000

What with numerous initiatives rolled out to help tackle the issue of speeding, the lengths to which it still occurs on our roads is shocking. 2013 saw new fixed penalty notices being issued meani...
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How will you and your business be affected by ESOS?
Release Date: 23-02-1902

 How could ESOS affect your fleet and your company? You may have heard of The Governments new compliance legislation, the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)? If you don’t know wha...
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What if Apple really did make a car? Our Predictions
Release Date: 00-00-0000

Apple may be making a car. We give you our predictions for the 'Apple Car.'  Rumours have been whispered across social media for the past week that tech giant Apple are planning on entering t...
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