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The Weird and Wonderful Manufacturer Merchandise
Release Date: 13-12-2018

  Most manufacturers have a line of merchandise available for the enthusiast, from the obligatory mug to the branded baseball cap - but there are a few odd offerings amongst the normal. Vo...
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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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Commercial Vehicle Registrations Up for October 2018
Release Date: 15-11-2018

  Registrations of van and pick-up commercial vehicles have increased in October 2018, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In October of 2017, SMMT rec...
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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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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 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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Van or car? Tax confusion over company vehicles
Release Date: 05-10-2017

  Are you paying the right tax amount? Confusion arises after Coca-Cola vans are legally regarded as cars.  An accountancy firm in the UK has recently warned that many people may not be...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Citroen Berlingo Review
Release Date: 16-12-2015

"Ideal for if you need a van but want to drive a car." Although the Citroen Berlingo is a van, it has all the driving qualities of a car meaning it is easy to handle and to park yet suffices to th...
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Star Wars or Car Wars?
Release Date: 02-12-2015

It’s been 10 years since the last Star Wars movie hit our cinemas. All the hype around the latest release due, The Force Awakens has got us thinking about if characters in Star Wars were cars...
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Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2015
Release Date: 29-10-2015

Remember, remember, the 1st of November… Be sure to mark your calendar this weekend for the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. This much-celebrated event commemorates the E...
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3 reasons you should let a 4x4 improve your winter
Release Date: 24-09-2015

With winter on the way, 4x4s really start to come into their own. Features like roll stability control and hill start assist can make the difficulties of driving in those tricky conditions a thing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Review: Infiniti Q50
Release Date: 16-07-2014

Building on Infiniti’s legendary sports aesthetic, the Q50 carries on the award-winning design, performance and technology leadership the brand is known for. This compact executive sedan is...
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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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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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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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Top 10 most famous cars
Release Date: 13-06-2014

Film & TV has done wonders for so many cars over the decades. Ordinary cars that might have been resigned to the scrap heap or simply forgotten about over the generations have seen their popula...
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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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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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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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Intervention can reduce insurance claims by up to 60%
Release Date: 19-05-2014

Insurance claims can be very costly. However if intervention instantly follows a driving incident, claims can be reduced by as much as 60%. This statistic comes from Ben Burford, the Managing Dir...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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A fifth of tyres to be sold online by 2020
Release Date: 11-04-2014

With online-generated sales rising all the time, it is not a surprise that figures from Frost & Sullivan have revealed that by 2020 20% of all tyres will be sold online. Tyres are the biggest s...
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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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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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Road safety improvements
Release Date: 07-04-2014

Statistics have revealed that up to a third of all road accidents in the UK involve someone who is at work, resulting in over 20 fatalities and 250 serious injuries a week. It is because of this th...
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Innovation reveals how to reduce fleet fuel by 100%
Release Date: 07-04-2014

When the Fleet World Fleet Show launches at Silverstone on April 9th, attendees will learn how to drastically reduce fuel bills by visiting Innovation Professional Services Ltd’s stand at the...
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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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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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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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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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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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Fleets need to check drivers
Release Date: 18-03-2014

Every driver knows that before you even start driving you need a licence, yet surprising figures have revealed that more than five in every thousand company car, van and truck drivers do not hold a...
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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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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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Fleets hit with £2.5 million in flood damage
Release Date: 11-03-2014

Fleet owners are holding their heads in their hands after the recent floods caused the damage of hundreds of vehicles. Fleet vehicles have seen flood-related claims shoot up by 250% over the last...
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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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Treatable sleep condition causing accidents
Release Date: 03-03-2014

When it comes to accidents on the road, drink driving is usually the main culprit; however, sleep deprivation has been found to account for up to a fifth of road incidents. In fact, one sleep condi...
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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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Global economies want UK fleets
Release Date: 28-02-2014

The Fleet Management Software firm Chevin claim that UK fleet expertise is highly sought after from emerging economies all across the globe. Chevin say that they’ve had enquiries for system...
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IAM warn against driving on autopilot
Release Date: 20-02-2014

The Institution of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has urged drivers against driving on autopilot. Recent surveys reveal that 10% of motorists can’t remember any part of their journey. 1,500 drive...
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ATS Euromaster offer brake checks
Release Date: 17-02-2014

With continuous heavy downpours affecting the majority of the UK, it is important driver's brakes are in fully functioning order to ensure that cars and vans have maximum stopping power and prevent...
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Councils fine drivers in wrong lane
Release Date: 11-02-2014

All drivers know the importance of staying in the corrent lanes, not only is there a high risk of an accident, but if you manage to get away unscathed chances are high that you will recieve a hefty...
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Drivers paying £1.2bn in pothole damage repair bills
Release Date: 11-02-2014

Experts claim that we are about to experience the worst pothole season ever seen in the UK. Due to the incredible amount of rain and wet weather and potentially freezing conditions in the next few...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Intelligent Telematics most advanced safety camera yet
Release Date: 10-01-2014

When it comes to crashes and incidents on the road, technological advances are continually improving to help minimise the stress, cost and personal implications that are inevitable in such situatio...
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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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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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Brake and FMG urge more businesses to reduce risk
Release Date: 13-12-2013

Road crashes account for 39% of work-related deaths in the EU, a matter road safety charity Brake and accident management provider FMG were reiterating this week. They encouraged more businesses to...
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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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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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Crash detection technology launched
Release Date: 29-11-2013

In the latest of accelerometer technology advances, Telematics Company Risk Technology are hoping to negate past problems of false reports utilised in conventional devices, with its Advanced Crash ...
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Scepticism over Speedcameras
Release Date: 26-11-2013

As the austerity of our climate continues to increase, drivers are more often viewing speed cameras as a revenue raising scheme as opposed to accident reducing apparatus. This scepticism can be see...
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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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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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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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ACFO Awards 2013
Release Date: 08-11-2013

Since 1973, once a year, around the beginning of November, ACFO (Association of Car Fleet Operators) members and guests gather for the ACFO awards to see which cars have driven to the top. This yea...
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RE-tech launch anti fuel theft device EyeCap
Release Date: 08-11-2013

Fuel theft has always been a problem affecting every type of vehicle owner, from councils, haulage firms, construction companies and transport managers to fleet owners; no-one is exempt. And with t...
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RE-Tech UK Announces the Launch of its Advanced Safety System EyeScan to Protect Cyclists and Drivers
Release Date: 06-11-2013

In regards to road accidents involving a vehicle and a bike, one of the things drivers most speak of is the inability to see or hear cyclists approaching. This accompanies a 10% rise in the number ...
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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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Online training to prevent work-related collisions
Release Date: 05-11-2013

Every single day, thousands of employers are sending their staff out driving on the road without ensuring they are safe. Over a third of accidents occur during company time, and with directors beco...
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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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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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