Alex Grant

... he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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    DfT mulls changes to gross weight limits for electric vans

    The Department for Transport is considering raising the weight threshold for light commercial vehicles from 3.5 tonnes to 4.25 tonnes to offset their heavier drivetrains, in turn making them more cost-effective to operate. A consultation is now under way, which would enable battery electric, range-extended electric, plug-in hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell or natural gas powered vehicles to […]

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    Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation in Technology – Manheim

    “Manheim has adopted a 360 degree imaging facility, using an automated turntable, to deliver consistent high definition images from around every vehicle passing through the auction. This along with inspection reports is making it easier for potential buyers to assess vans before bidding at auction, either in person or online.” Click here to return to […]

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    Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation in Safety – VWS

    “VOPS2 from Vehicle Weighing Services is an enclosed measurement system that can help a driver to prevent overloading of vans at 3.5-tonnes and above. The system uses load sensors between the axle and body of the vehicle to detect the load applied to the axles. An in-cab monitor displays weight data for front and rear […]

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    Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation Award – Alphabet

    “Alphabet has used technology to help fleet customers to get to grips with new vehicle conversions through the use of its Virtual Handover service. By using quick response (QR) code technology for converted vans from supplier Tevo, Alphabet customers can access video guides to their new vans up to two weeks before delivery.” Alphabet win […]

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    Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation in Fleet management – BT Fleet

    “BT Fleet’s multi-dimensional improvement programme takes commercial vehicle management to a whole new level. With extend opening hours and increased capacity across its massive network, the innovative new Tech Tool speeding jobs up, mobile SMR and a streamlined service booking system, it offers every tool a fleet could need to keep their vehicles on the road.” […]

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    Crafter updates

    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will unveil an all-new Crafter heavy van range later this year, with the first vehicles arriving early in 2017. There is an obvious family resemblance with the smaller Transporter T6 range and drivers will find the interior a familiar place if they have driven any current VW car or van. Following the split […]

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    Road Test: Isuzu D-Max AT35

    Any of the UK’s growing number of 4×4 pick-ups will happily tackle a trip away from the tarmac. Indeed most provide far more off-road performance than their owners will ever require. There are customers however, in a range of industry sectors, for whom standard tyres and ground clearance are simply not enough. They may only require additional performance […]

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    Call for entries for 2017 Van Fleet World Honours

    The 2017 event again includes categories for cars, vans and fleet management, with winners attending a prestigious event at the RAC Club in Pall Mall, London on Tuesday 21 February 2017.   Open for entries until 21 January 2017, the Van Fleet World Honours cover the following categories:   Innovation in… Fleet Management Service Award […]

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