ICFM News

Posted On : 1st Sep, 2017

Industry Events
GreenFleet Arrive ‘N’ Drive – 28th September 2017
Celebrating its 11th year at Rockingham – “The Home of the Arrive’n’Drive” – bringing you the very latest in ultra-low emission vehicles and technology, all of which is designed to help fleets to “go ultra-low”. If you haven’t been before, the best way of describing it is a One-Stop-Shop for fleet managers. In summary, this event allows fleet managers and professionals, as well as those responsible for their organisation’s environmental and sustainability plans, to test drive the vehicles in a controlled environment, on a world class race track, test your eco-driving skills, attend informative seminars presented by the experts that produce these innovative products, services and solutions that can help, and motoring journalist and EV evangelist Quentin Wilson!
Greenfleet will also host the East Anglian and Midlands Autumn Fleet Briefing.
To pre-register for GreenFleet please click here

Fuel & Green
Electric vehicle charging on highways with second-life batteries
UK-based Connected Energy and Groupe Renault have installed two quick-charge stations based on the innovative E-STOR energy storage technology on highways in Belgium and Germany. Motorists there will be the first in the world to benefit from this service.
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Emissions from electric vehicles fall by two thirds thanks to greener electricity generation
As more renewables replace coal on the power system – the electricity we use is getting cleaner, making electric cars and SUVs better than ever for lowering our carbon emissions.
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LowCVP launches WLTP information portal
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has launched an information portal to give clarity and consistency about the introduction and progressive adoption of the new WLTP fuel economy test
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UK car buyers to benefit from toughest-ever emissions tests
Motorists are set to benefit from more realistic emissions and fuel economy performance data after two new groundbreaking EU car tests come into force today, replacing a single test that hasn’t been updated for some 20 years.
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Insurance & Road Safety
Drivers in denial – motorists play the blame game 
With up to half a million new cars being registered in September, over 11m motorists do not want future car technology to prevent them from breaking the law – like speeding or illegally using a phone.
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Drivers need reassurance if truck platoons are to deliver
With the Department of Transport announcing the trialling of platoons of self-driving lorries on England’s motorways, IAM Roadsmart is advising there must be more reassurances on issues such as cyber attacks as well as basic road safety needs such as telling other drivers which trucks are in the platoon.
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RAC comments on DfT attitude survey on transport and mobile phone use at the wheel
The Department for Transport has published a report on public attitudes towards transport which highlights that 71% of drivers feel that the law on using a handheld mobile phone is not enforced properly.
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Disposals & Remarketing
Aston Barclay opens new Donington Park Mega Centre
Aston Barclay has announced an opening date for its new Donington Park Mega Centre – the 28th September 2017.
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Manufacturers
Hyundai launches scrappage and emission reduction scheme
Hyundai Motor has launched a new petrol and diesel scrappage and trade-in scheme that seeks to improve air quality across the UK.
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Mini Electric concept revealed
Almost 10 years after MINI E laid the foundations for production-standard battery electric vehicles within the BMW Group, the new Mini Electric will make its premiere at the Frankfurt motor show.
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New BMW i3 and i3S unveiled 
With over 8,000 vehicles sold in the UK since launch, the BMW i3 is the best-selling electric car in the premium compact segment. Now, the story is set to continue with a major refresh, new technology and the addition of a new, sportier variant, the BMW i3s.
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Škoda contract grows with Clancy Plant
Clancy Plant, the service provider of all plant and transport requirements to The Clancy Group, has renewed its long-standing vehicle agreement with Škoda UK.
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VW launches new UK diesel scrappage scheme
Volkswagen UK is offering customers discounts of up to £6,000 to trade in diesel vehicles when buying a new car. All the Volkswagen UK brands – including Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – will participate.
Courtesy of the BBC
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Fleet News
Fleets need a balanced view on vehicle choice, says Fleet Alliance
Vehicle selection has to be more carefully evaluated than ever before, but diesel still has an important role to play although its importance will diminish over time.
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KPMG strengthens UK Mobility 2030 team with senior appointment
KPMG has appointed Christoph Domke to lead its Commercial Mobility function as a Director within its Mobility 2030 practice.
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Licence Bureau leads the way in licence checking ahead of GDPR compliance
Licence Bureau has cemented its position as the UK’s leading driving licence validation provider as more companies continue to switch to online licence checking as a means of fleet compliance.
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New ADLV Team Eyes Evolving Opportunities Including GDPR
Several new faces have joined the Association for Driving Licence Verification board. The changes, made in accordance with the Association’s founding charter.
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Survey reveals support for fining motorists for using parent-and child parking bays
A new survey carried out by YourParkingSpace.co.uk reveals that over half want to fine motorists who use parent-and-child parking spaces when they don’t have a child in the car.
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Three new guide papers available for free download from FleetCheck
Three new guide papers designed to help fleets gain expertise in key areas have been created for free download by FleetCheck.
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Vans
Mercedes-Benz Vans UK given unlimited volunteering hours
All colleagues at Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd have now been given the unique opportunity to utilise an unlimited amount of volunteering hours as part of the newly-launched ‘Give Back Programme’.
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