Alex Grant

Mazda doubts near-future CO2 benefits from EVs

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Mazda sees electric vehicles offering less near-future potential for cutting CO2 emissions than improvements to combustion engines, owing to the way the energy is generated.

Masternaut restructure puts the focus on real-time data

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Telematics and fleet management company, Masternaut, is re-shaping its operations to focus on software rather than hardware, aimed at helping businesses and Governments better utilise fleets’ data.

Land Rover moves Discovery production to Slovakia

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Land Rover is moving production of the Discovery to its new factory in Slovakia, ending almost 30 years of production of the SUV in Solihull.

Kia Niro EV to offer 450km range

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Kia’s forthcoming electric Niro SUV will offer a range of up to 450km when it launches in the UK next year, according to details released at the Busan International Motor Show in Korea.

Second German city likely to introduce diesel ban

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Aachen could become the second German city to introduce a ban on diesel vehicles, following legal action brought by two environmental groups, the final hearing for which is on Friday.

BMW reveals new X5 SUV

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BMW’s fourth-generation X5 will launch globally from this summer as it ups the ante against rivals such as the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90.

Spotlight: Ford Focus

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The fourth-generation Focus is a technological showpiece, out to re-assert itself in a segment that’s still a core part of Europe’s fleet market. Alex Grant finds out how.

Mazda debuts new 1.8-litre diesel engine

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Mazda has debuted its new 1.8-litre diesel engine in the updated CX-3 compact SUV, which is now available to order in Japan ahead of its European launch later this year.

Volvo begins phasing out diesel engines

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Volvo will not fit a diesel engine to the new S60 saloon, with all subsequent launches also due to only be available with electric or progressively more hybridised petrol engines.

London ‘Zero Emission Zones’ due by 2020

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London could get its first electric vehicle only ‘Zero Emission Zones’ by 2020, aimed at improving air quality and driving uptake of cleaner travel, as part of an environmental strategy revealed today.

UPS and Arrival to roll out electric delivery fleet

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UPS is to deploy a fleet of 35 electric delivery trucks in London and Paris, working with UK manufacturer Arrival.

PSA Group to axe Opel OnStar service

1 month ago / 0 comments

PSA Group is pulling the plug on the Opel/Vauxhall OnStar service in Europe, discontinuing it in new vehicles from January 2019, and closing it altogether at the end of 2020.

Spanish fleets to test Transit PHEV

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Ford is adding a second city to its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid trial, with a fleet set to roll out in the Spanish city of Valencia, near the carmaker’s factory.

Tighter limits for WLTP and RDE tests

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EU Member States have voted in favour of tighter limits on for cars and vans tested under the latest WLTP and RDE fuel consumption and emissions testing, set to come into force from next year.

Nissan to phase out diesel engines by 2025

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Nissan has become the latest manufacturer to confirm it will drop diesel engines from its line-up, as it pushes ahead with plug-in hybrid and fully electric alternatives.

Audi software “irregularities” affect 60,000 diesel cars

1 month ago / 0 comments

Audi has suspended deliveries of certain diesel-powered A6 and A7 models, as it develops a software update to rectify “irregularities” with the engine management on 60,000 cars worldwide.

First Drive: Volkswagen T-Roc

1 month ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen has big plans for its compact crossover, says Alex Grant.

Volvo to offer integrated Google Maps app

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Volvo will integrate apps including Google Maps into its next-generation infotainment system, as the carmaker moves to Android software.

Electric Kia Niro revealed with 300-mile range

2 months ago / 0 comments

Kia is equipping the Niro compact SUV with a fully electric drivetrain, with the longest-range version travelling almost 300 miles between charges.

Road Test: Volkswagen e-Golf

2 months ago / 0 comments

A longer range and more power make the electric Golf even easier to live with, explains Alex Grant.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Saloon to launch late 2018

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Mercedes-Benz is to launch the first-ever A-Class saloon later this year, as part of plans to extend its popular small car line-up from five variants to eight.

Road Test: Škoda Karoq

2 months ago / 0 comments

The Yeti’s larger successor has the market’s best crossovers in its sights, explains Alex Grant.

Lexus range to expand with ES compact hybrid saloon

2 months ago / 0 comments

Lexus will launch a compact hybrid saloon car below the IS in its European range later this year, likely to preview some of the technology coming to the next CT compact hatch.

World’s first public EV recharging road goes live

2 months ago / 0 comments

A 2km long stretch of public road that can charge electric commercial and passenger vehicles on the move has gone live in Sweden.

JLR blames “continuing headwinds” for further production cuts

2 months ago / 0 comments

Jaguar Land Rover will announce cuts to agency staff levels and production volumes for the 2018/19 financial year on Monday, blaming “continuing headwinds impacting the car industry.”

Vauxhall to build PSA vans in Luton from mid-2019

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PSA Group is extending the capacity of the Vauxhall van plant in Luton by almost 50%, with a new Vivaro on its own platform due to be built there, alongside Peugeot and Citroën vans, …

Concerns for U.S. auto industry as EPA weakens emissions standards

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is facing strong criticism for weakening greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles to 2025, with concerns that it could affect the domestic industry, …

Power of Data Survey – Have your say on the future of fleet

3 months ago / 0 comments

Fleet World and International Fleet World, in association with Shell Commercial Fleet, would like to invite you to take part in an exclusive reader survey that explores the latest fleet trends.

Diesel emissions policies open to loopholes, study warns

3 months ago / 0 comments

Policymakers are being warned to take a wider look at the effects of vehicle emissions to avoid creating loopholes, a team of scientists has warned, following a study showing diesel engines with ‘defeat devices’ …

Mazda CX-3 updated for Euro 6d

3 months ago / 0 comments

Mazda has updated the CX-3 compact SUV with new technology and engine upgrades to bring emissions in line with the latest Euro 6d requirements.