Posted On : 25th Aug, 2017

Taxation & Finance
Fleet bodies demand to know when HMRC will base tax on WLTP data
Fleet operators have called for clarity on the future basis of vehicle taxation beyond the current system of CO2 emissions derived from the combined miles per gallon (mpg) figure.
Courtesy of Fleet News
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Fuel & Green
British manufacturer CGON launches new hydrogen additive technology
British manufacturer CGON has released a revolutionary new range of hydrogen additive products that can reduce engine emissions by up to 80% and offer fuel savings of up to 20%.  
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Cheapest EV cards to run announced by cap hpi
As interest in the electric vehicle (EV) sector continues to grow, the latest analysis from automotive data experts cap hpi looks at the total cost of ownership (TCO) to reveal the EV cars with the lowest motoring costs.
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RAC warns drivers about wider roll-out of French pollution control scheme
A third of drivers planning a trip to France this year are unaware of new emissions regulations that can in some cases ban vehicles from entering built-up areas..
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Young drivers most likely to embrace electric driving
Whether the Government’s target to eliminate sales of internal combustion engine cars by 2040 is practical or not, it is the younger generation leading the way in embracing electric car technology.
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Insurance & Road Safety
A quarter of businesses do not check vehicles are roadworthy
A quarter of UK businesses do not conduct regular safety checks on vehicles used for business purposes, new research has revealed.
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Official Dash cam guidance urgently needed says IAM Roadsmart
The UK’s biggest road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has warned that the rush of drivers investing in dash cams may not yield any increase in prosecutions for dangerous driving as many hope – and may also lead to fewer visible traffic patrols as officers spend more time analysing amateur footage.
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Staying within the speed limit makes you and everyone else safer on the roads, says GEM
Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging all drivers to stay within speed limits on every journey. This, says GEM, is a key part of reducing collisions and casualties on our roads.
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Disposals & Remarketing
ADESA UPSTREAM Remarketing Platform available all night, every night 
Dealers who have signed up for the market changing ADESA UPSTREAM remarketing platform no longer have to buy their used stock during the working day.
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Aston Barclay adopts Special Forces techniques to build elite workforce
Aston Barclay has introduced Special Forces techniques as part of its drive to achieve ambitious growth plans to double sales in the next five years.
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LCV registrations to drop 5% for 2017 says Cap HPI
New LCV sales will hit 360,000 this year according to automotive data experts, cap hpi. 2017 will be the first time since 2012 that LCV registrations have not topped the previous year’s registrations.
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Audi introduces new range-wide model designations
Audi is adopting a standardised nomenclature for the power output designations of its model range which will apply worldwide. The names of the model series from Audi A1 to Audi Q7 will remain unchanged.
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British car manufacturing rebounds in July as new models hit production lines
British car manufacturing rose 7.8% in July, with 136,397 new units rolling off UK production lines, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
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Ford scrappage scheme drives air quality improvement across the UK
Ford announced a car and van scrappage scheme aimed at improving air quality by enabling customers, of any brand, to trade-in and scrap their old vehicles for new and affordable Ford cars and commercial vehicles with significantly lower emissions.
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Volkswagen unveils the the new T-Roc 
Volkswagen is extending its model range by adding a compact-class crossover: the T-Roc. The new crossover from Volkswagen brings fresh impetus to the compact SUV class.
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Fleet News
Country’s 2nd largest provider of home entertainment and kitchen appliances signs up to Lightfoot
Hughes, the country’s fourth largest specialist electrical retailer and the second largest provider of home entertainment and kitchen appliance rentals, has appointed Lightfoot to install its trail-blazing in-cab driver coaching device across its fleet.
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Nationwide Accident Repair Services finalists at Bodyshop Awards 2017
The team at Nationwide are overjoyed to announce that we have four finalists in this year’s Bodyshop Awards!
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RAC teams up with fuelGenie to offer exclusive deal on RAC Business Breakdown cover
Supermarket fuel card provider fuelGenie has teamed up with RAC Business, to offer UK firms who are new to the RAC exclusive discount rates on their breakdown cover.
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