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Alex Grant

Mercedes Vans go pro

2 years ago / 0 comments

The new Mercedes-Benz Vito range will be launched at the CV Show on 14 April. Managing director of Mercedes-Benz Vans in the UK, Steve Bridge, told us what customers will be offered from launch. … Read More »

British Gas strengthens eco commitment with new electric shuttle service

2 years ago / 0 comments

The pair of Mercedes-Benz E-CELL Traveliners form part of ongoing plans to replace at least 10% of its 13,000-strong fleet with electric models, and will offer transport between offices in Staines and Windsor, as … Read More »

Hitachi Capital announces senior management changes to spearhead global growth

2 years ago / 0 comments

Under the changes, which took effect on 1 April 2015, Simon Oliphant, currently CEO of the Vehicle Solutions group, has been appointed as head of a new Strategy Office created by Hitachi Capital Corporation … Read More »

Arval UK extends fleet insurance package

3 years ago / 0 comments

Launched this month, it builds on the pilot of Arval Total Care launched last year, which allows fleets to add a package including accident management, damage cover and breakdown assistance for the duration of … Read More »

Bristol Airport adds first electric vehicle to fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

Supported by TravelWest, the Nissan e-NV200 will be charged at a new socket located in front of the Administration building and transport staff around the 176-hectare site without any tailpipe emissions. The airport will also … Read More »

Viva Vivaro!

3 years ago / 0 comments

  VFW: What is Vauxhall’s position in the fleet LCV market at present? RC: ‘Total sales are up 3.16% to the end of October and all of our model lines are performing ahead of … Read More »

Plug-in sales to double in 2015, says Alphabet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The company’s CEO, Richard Schooling, says the plug-in market has reached a crucial tipping point, where customers are more likely than ever to discuss the possibility of using them on fleet. It’s a trend … Read More »

Nissan e-NV200 Combi joins Cornish electric taxi fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

C&C Taxis, based in St Austell, already has a fleet of six Nissan LEAFs, and says each of its electric vehicles save around £10,000 in fuel bills per year. The newcomer was deployed earlier … Read More »

Rapid chargers to go live in the Cotswolds within weeks

3 years ago / 0 comments

Using grant funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the points will be installed at the Beeches Car Park in Cirencester and Old Market Way in Moreton-in-Marsh and will be active within … Read More »

Days Contract Hire renews Fleet Assist contract

3 years ago / 0 comments

The deal means Days Contract Hire will continue to use Fleet Assist’s network of 7,000 garages to carry out service, maintenance and repair work on its fleet of more than 10,000 company cars and … Read More »

University of Birmingham deploys electric post van

3 years ago / 0 comments

Another step towards a 40% electric fleet target by 2020, joins a fleet of 98 low carbon vehicles used by the university as part of its carbon management plan, which in turn allows for … Read More »

TfL begins mapping rapid chargers for electric van fleets

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Chargepoint Mapping project will log three months of telematics data from commercial vehicle fleets based in the capital to help plan a network of rapid chargers in the capital, in turn allowing businesses … Read More »

Government fleets to get £5m electric vehicle funding

3 years ago / 0 comments

A review of the Government Car Service, which provides vehicles for ministers, is already underway and the first plug-in hybrid and electric cars will be deployed this autumn. Shortly afterwards, another 135 plug-in cars … Read More »

Smarter data

4 years ago / 0 comments

What is it? Smart Witness is one of a growing number of dashboard cameras on the market, popular not only with fleets but increasingly with private drivers too. The device records court-admissible video footage … Read More »

Arval launches new digital communication initiative

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Arval Smart Experience is said to be a response to changing expectations from customers, with 60% of the UK’s population now using smartphones, 20% using tablets and over half accessing social media platforms. … Read More »

MINI Clubvan outsells targets

4 years ago / 0 comments

Dave Tuckett, product and planning manager at MINI UK, said it estimates around 700 will have sold by the end of the year, and the carmaker is planning similar numbers for 2014. Limited use of bespoke … Read More »

Eden Project adds first electric Land Rover pick-up to fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

Unveiled at Geneva, the Electric Defender pick-up is designed to offer the same off-road ability as its diesel-powered counterpart, including permanent four-wheel drive and Hill Descent Control. The latter uses brake regeneration to recover … Read More »