Posted On : 15th 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
Chargemaster launches ‘low-cost’ Powercharge workplace EV charger
Chargemaster has launched Powercharge, which is claims is a new cost-effective and compact electric vehicle charging point, designed specifically for workplace charging.
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Fleet and manufacturer optional extras strategies to change with arrival of WLTP
Fleets as well as motor manufacturers are expected to have to reconsider their vehicle optional extra strategies with the introduction of the new vehicle emissions and MPG test procedure, known as Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP).
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Taxation & Finance
Tax experts ask ‘when is a van not a van’ and call for HMRC clarification
A leading firm of accountants and business advisers has called on HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to clarify its benefit-in-kind tax guidance on company cars and vans with double cab pick-ups a specific concern.
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Insurance & Road Safety
Compensation payout changes to crash victims could signal insurance premium cuts
Measures to change the way compensation payouts are calculated have been unveiled by Lord Chancellor David Lidington and could signal reduced insurance premiums.
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Euro NCAP to hold car makers accountable for autonomous car safety
The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), which sets vehicle occupant protection standards via a star-rating system, has laid down the foundations for the safety assessment of autonomous vehicles.
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Eye health crisis set to deepen, reveals new report
One in five people (20%) will live with sight loss in their lifetime despite at least half of all cases being avoidable, a new report published by charity Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and high street opticians Specsavers has warned.
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Mobile phone industry urged to cut driver distraction with ‘opt out’ handset tool
A group of road charities and organisations has written to Android, Microsoft and the GSMA (Groupe Spéciale Mobile Association), urging them to include an ‘opt out’ driving mode as standard across mobile handsets.
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Work pressures undermine a good night’s sleep that helps keep drivers alert
Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to ensure they get sufficient sleep before getting behind the wheel with work pressures keeping many people awake at night, it is claimed.
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Maserati restructures corporate team to meet sales growth
Maserati GB has restructured its corporate sales team in the wake of continuing sales growth with Howard Dalziel promoted to the role of national corporate sales manager.
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Volvo Car appoints Beattie as new head of business sales
Steve Beattie has been appointed head of business sales of Volvo Car UK with immediate effect.
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Fleet News
Activate Group launches into fleet and insurance sector with three acquisitions
A new group of companies has been launched bringing together service providers for a nationwide customer base of clients in the vehicle fleet management and motor insurance sector.
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Arval launches online customer community
Vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval has launched a new online community which encourages customers to engage with its experts, provide feedback on a range of subjects, and get involved in discussions with their peers.
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Business vehicle leasing demand increases but rate of growth in the slow lane
Demand for vehicle leasing by businesses continues to grow, although the rate of expansion has slowed, according to the latest British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) survey.
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Cox Automotive appoints Nothard to external relations role
Automotive solutions and service provider Cox Automotive, whose stable of brands include vehicle remarketing company Manheim, has appointed Philip Nothard as head of external relations.
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Goodyear conducts ‘intelligent’ tyre fleet trial to maximise vehicle uptime
Goodyear has equipped a fleet of electric cars with wireless sensors in its tyres to improve overall tyre management and maximise vehicle uptime.
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‘Grey fleet’ drivers fail to undertake vehicle maintenance checks
At-work drivers who drive their own cars for work, the so-called ‘grey fleet’, do not always carry out basic safety checks on their vehicles, according to new research from Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
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Nationwide Windscreen Services continues to expand with TCH Leasing deal
Automotive glazing repair and replacement specialist Nationwide Windscreen Services has been awarded the contract to supply TCH Leasing and its customers with a full range of services.
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Tusker sees 10% rise in ultra-low emission vehicles in salary sacrifice schemes
Specialist salary sacrifice provider Tusker has reported a 10% rise in the number of ultra-low emission vehicles delivered under employer schemes following the 6 April introduction of Optional Remuneration Arrangements (OpRA) rules by the government.
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Europcar adds all-new Volkswagen Crafter to commercial fleet
Europcar UK has added 170 new Volkswagen Crafter panel vans to its commercial fleet.
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