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£23m van scrappage scheme launched to tackle London ULEZ

THE Mayor of London has launched a van scrappage scheme worth £23m.The scrappage scheme will be introduced ahead of the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) - this starts April 08,...
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Mark Pickles replaces Duncan Chumley at Free2Move Lease

A CHANGE in the management structure of the leasing arm of Free2Move has been announced: Mark Pickles becomes UK General Manager of Free2Move Lease.Pickles, recently made Commercial Director of Free2Move Lease,...
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New tool to reduce customer damage costs from Nexus

THE cost of car damage is escalating.At the recent BVRLA conference, it was announced that average repair bills will rise to £2500 in its new Industry Outlook report.This chimes with the...
Phil Jerome

Meridian to expand presence in corporate fleet sales sector

MEDIUM-TERM rental specialist Meridian Vehicle Solutions is targeting the corporate fleet sales market in 2019.To date, says Meridian, it has worked almost entirely through leasing and fleet management companies as intermediaries,...
Richard Cox

Fleets want provision beyond the company car

IT'S not just the company car that businesses want now - but vehicle solutions for their entire employee base including those not entitled to a company car.Arval says that its customers are...
Fleet Benchmarking Lex Autolease

Lex Autolease Fleet Benchmarking tool has saved £1.5m

LEX Autolease says its Fleet Benchmarking service has saved its customers over £1.5m  since launching the service in February this year.The service is available to the leasing company's customers that run...
Andrew Savvas appointed Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars UK

Andrew Savvas appointed new Director of Volkswagen Cars as Alison Jones exits business

FORMER Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Alison Jones, has exited the business. She has been replaced by Andrew Savvas.Savvas joins Volkswagen UK from Audi Volkswagen Middle East, where he is currently...
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Alexa helps used car buyers keep up with auction dates

ALEXA, where and when is the next Aston Barclay auction?That's the tech - the Amazon virtual assistant - Aston Barclay has introduced to share the group’s auction programme to buyers.Called Alexa, the...
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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles invests 6m euros in new WLTP testing facility

WITH WLTP testing for commercial vehicles due by September 2019, Volkswagen is ensuring its vans won't suffer the same fate as the Group's cars which are still awaiting testing in some...
Alex Smith

Alex Smith leaves Nissan to rejoin Volkswagen Group

ALEX Smith has decided to leave his job as Managing Director of Nissan and rejoin Volkswagen, the company he left two years ago.Smith will be the new Managing Director of Volkswagen...
Graham Hoare Ford

Graham Hoare heads significant Ford business transformation push

Graham Hoare named executive director, Business Transformation, Ford of Britain, leading Sprint to 6 Reset & Redesign in the UK Gunnar Herrmann appointed executive director, Business Transformation, Ford of Germany,...
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Hyundai looks for new MD as Tony Whitehorn steps down

HYUNDAI is looking for a new Managing Director following the news that Tony Whitehorn has decided to stand down.Whitehorn brings to a close 13 years that has seen the brand expand...
Tim White National Fleet Sales Manager Hyundai

Hyundai appoints Tim White as National Fleet Sales Manager

HYUNDAI has appointed Tim White as its new National Fleet Sales Manager.Tim, who joins Hyundai with 25 years' experience at Vauxhall where he also had the position of National Fleet Sales Manager,...
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November new van sales 2018: pick-ups give registrations a pick-me-up

GOOD news in the light commercial vehicle sector: the van market grew 9.6% in November.More than 29,000 vans and pick-ups were registered according to the latest figures from the Society of...
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November new car sales 2018: diesel still on the ropes

UK new car market down -3.0% in November to 158,639 units - SMMT says this reflects uncertainty, falling consumer confidence and supply constraints. Growth for petrol and alternatively fuelled vehicles...
Vicky Edwards

Regional remarketing starts to make a comeback

REGIONAL remarketing of ex-fleet cars is starting to make a comeback.More fleets are beginning to look at t pricing and sales patterns on a geographical basis prior to when and where...
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ALD starts re-world PHEV trial with pharma company

PLUG-IN HYBRID vehicles (PHEVs) have come in for heavy criticism recently. A report from the BBC suggested that many PHEVs remained with the charging cables still in the plastic wrapping.However, ALD...
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Matthew Davock appointed Director of Commercial Vehicles at Manheim

MATTHEW Davock has been appointed Director of Commercial Vehicles at Manheim.Matthew replaces James Davis who has moved to the role of Customer Insight and Strategy Director for Commercial Vehicles.Previously Head of...
Jon Gilbert joins BCA

Jon Gilbert appointed BCA Business Development Director of Commercial Vehicles

EXPERIENCED industry expert, Jon Gilbert, has been appointed Business Development Director Commercial Vehicles by BCA.Gilbert has been tasked with developing BCA’s end-to-end strategy in the CV sector. In addition Jon will...
New SMMT president

New SMMT President

THERE'S a new President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).Dr George Gillespie OBE, Executive Vice President, HORIBA Automotive Test Systems (ATS) will be the SMMT's 81st President.The announcement...
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