Monthly Archives: May 2013

Another company signs up for the Nissan Leaf

Wednesday, 29th May, 2013

29 May 2013   Tweet   The Nissan Leaf is becoming the cheap-running vehicle of choice for more and more companies throughout the UK. The latest company to add a Leaf to its fleet is engineering firm Alstom, which is using the zero-emissions vehicle for short journeys. Alstom is currently undergoing a trial period with Read the full article…

New low emissions fuel station opened

Thursday, 23rd May, 2013

23 May 2013 Tweet The first bio-methane-fuelled filling station has now opened in Daventry. The pump is the first in the UK to dispense Bio-LNG and could be the first step towards low emissions fuel being dispensed via a nationwide network. The Bio-LNG that Read the full article…

New tyre deal could improve UK business for Falken

Tuesday, 21st May, 2013

21 May 2013   Tweet   The UK distribution of Falken truck and bus tyres will be extended as the company begins supplying to Treadsetters distributors. Treadsetters is already one of Europe and the UK’s biggest wholesalers of tyres for commercial vehicles. The company’s extensive portfolio – which has been exhibited at the 2013 commercial Read the full article…

The Citroen C1 has been updated

Tuesday, 21st May, 2013

21 May 2013 Tweet The updated Citroen C1 is set to be released in the UK on June 1st this year. The tweaks to the model include a reduced level of carbon dioxide emissions from its 1.0 litre three-cylinder engine. Emissions have been lowered Read the full article…

Government should encourage plug-in fleets, argue MPs

Tuesday, 21st May, 2013

21 May 2013 Tweet Some MPs and the Transport Committee have claimed that the government has not done enough to encourage companies to invest in electric vehicles for their fleets. The Committee believes that the government should be encouraging fleets to purchase plug-in vehicles Read the full article…

Could telematics become compulsory in the UK?

Tuesday, 21st May, 2013

21 May 2013 Tweet Telematic boxes could soon become a compulsory feature of all new cars in the UK, according to Ofir Eyal, principal management consultant in the London office of Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Mr Eyal told the Insurance Telematics Europe conference that Read the full article…

New plans could extend town’s taxi rank

Monday, 20th May, 2013

20 May 2013 Tweet Bromsgrove in Worcestershire could soon be benefiting from an extended taxi rank. Plans are due to go before the district council’s licensing committee that could see a new, larger taxi rank put into place close to the town’s late-opening clubs. Read the full article…

New black cab design given go-ahead by Nissan

Monday, 20th May, 2013

20 May 2013 Tweet The design for Nissan’s new London black cab has been approved, signalling that its official debut is imminent. The company had previously introduced a model based upon the NV200 New York Taxi, but the design has been further altered to Read the full article…

Maserati Quattroporte due for UK release

Monday, 20th May, 2013

20 May 2013 Tweet The new Maserati Quattroporte is due to go on sale in the UK next month, priced at £110,000. The Quattroporte is being introduced as Maserati’s flagship vehicle and is available in both 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 and 3.0 litre Read the full article…

Haulage companies go green

Friday, 17th May, 2013

17 May 2013   Tweet   Many haulage companies are starting to turn to greener options for their fleets. As carbon dioxide emissions are one of the biggest causes of global warming, more and more UK lorry and haulage companies are working to go green in order to cut down emissions. Many companies have started Read the full article…