Monthly Archives: November 2011

George Osborne freezes fuel duty

Wednesday, 30th November, 2011

Drivers will see a freeze in fuel duty instead of the proposed 3p increase planned for January, chancellor George Osborne has announced. Speaking during his autumn statement to parliament yesterday (November 29th), the chancellor of the exchequer said a freeze in the fuel duty would bring beneficial effects Read the full article…

Toyota to launch GT 86 sports car

Tuesday, 29th November, 2011

Toyota has brought the fun back into driving with the launch of the GT 86 sports car, according to its manufacturers. Plans to give the new vehicle its world debut have been secured and the highly-anticipated event will take place on November 30th in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo Read the full article…

FTA states higher fuel duty will hinder haulage sector

Monday, 28th November, 2011

The proposal to bring in an additional fuel tax bill is “completely out of touch” with the freight industry’s needs, according to a sector organisation. Warnings against a decision to press ahead with a 3p per litre fuel duty increase from January 1st next year have come from Read the full article…

App keeps people safe from illegal taxis

Friday, 25th November, 2011

  A new application has been released for trial in the UK to help taxi passengers ensure they are travelling in a registered vehicle. Taxi customers can check if their cab is licensed as part of new scheme that has been put to the test in Worthing in Sussex, The Argus reports. Am I Safe? Read the full article…

Fleet vehicle franchise deal signed with Nissan

Friday, 25th November, 2011

Nissan has been given the go-ahead to supply some of its environmentally-friendly fleet cars to a national renewable energy franchise company. In a move that other contractors deemed as “not fleet business”, the car manufacturer signed a deal with not-for-profit organisation Puragen for its 72 UK-wide franchise owners. Read the full article…

Lack of charging points ‘holding back electric vehicles’

Thursday, 24th November, 2011

A lack of facilities to charge eco-friendly cars is preventing electric vehicles (EVs) from becoming more widespread. Leasedrive, a privately owned vehicle management provider which delivers fleet and vehicle rental management solutions to private and public organisations in the UK, commented that the future implementation of electric cars Read the full article…

Volvo FMX 8×4 tipper bought by Welsh firm

Thursday, 24th November, 2011

The first Volvo FMX 8×4 tipper sold in south Wales has joined Bob Gay Plant Hire as the only Volvo to enter the business for more than a decade. Bob Gay Plant Hire bought the tipper to add to its fleet of artics, tippers, excavators and similar plant Read the full article…

Selling a car ‘is difficult when it smells like smoke’

Wednesday, 23rd November, 2011

Smoking in a car may put off potential buyers during future sales, according to one automotive body. Autorola, an online remarketing company for vehicles, advised that drivers who light up a cigarette in their car could be draining up to £500 from its value. Peter Groftehauge, Autorola’s chief Read the full article…