THE Government’s much hyped bid – helped by local authorities and development agencies – to kick-start an electric vehicle revolution in the UK appears to be falling flat. Electric vehicle sales figures revealed at last week’s ACFO Conference barely register a blip on the chart. If that trend continues until March next year, the £43 million pot of grant money made available by the Government to help businesses and consumers buyContinue reading
CITROEN is recalling more than 20,000 of its C3 Picasso cars in the UK because of concerns the brakes can be activated from the passenger side.
The problem arises because of the way the car is made in France then modified for right hand drive for UK export, it is claimed.Continue reading
NORTH Lanarkshire Council has taken delivery of 12 new electric vehicles to extend its pool car scheme.
The Mitsubishi i-MiEVs are expected to generate savings of more than £150,000 in the next 18 months through the council’s pool car scheme, according to Kenneth Wilson, head of land services at the authority.Continue reading
MAZDA Motors UK is looking to significantly expand its dealer-based contract hire scheme after forming a new partnership with ALD Automotive.
The new arrangement will see ALD Automotive, one of the UK’s fastest growing vehicle leasing companies with a fleet of more than 60,000 units, provide a range ofContinue reading
NEW safety systems being fitted to British cars are set to save thousands of pedestrian injuries and dozens of lives each year, it has been revealed.
The ‘giant step forward’ for pedestrian safety is the culmination of years of intensive research undertaken and commissioned by Thatcham, the Motor Insurance RepairContinue reading
KWIK-Fit is continuing its long-established strategy of investment in new centres to the benefit of both corporate and retail customers. Britain’s largest independent fast-fit company has plans to open 10 new centres this year and a similar number in 2012 having opened 15 new outlets last year.Continue reading
INSURANCE giant Aviva is reportedly set to make a decision on the sale of its RAC subsidiary to one of three bidders before June 17.
RAC is being chased by private equity firms Clayton Dubilier & Rice, BC Partners and Carlysle, for what is expected to be a £900 million sale, according to the SundayContinue reading
THE driver risk management team at Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet Services has launched its new mobile driving simulator to business leaders from across the UK.
More than 100 people were expected to attend this week’s three-day launch at Plant & Fleet Services’ head office in Derby.Continue reading