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The hottest business car news and company car news including new car launches, company car CO2 emission and tax information plus legislation and tax changes, business car management information and the latest in business car leasing news.

Rob Whalley, APDFleet specialist Rob Whalley appointed ceo at APD

Story: Matt Morton | Posted 27 February 2015

APD Research & Development has appointed high profile fleet industry specialist Rob Whalley as its new CEO. A senior executive at several major automotive businesses including PHH (now Arval), Fleetlease (now Hitachi Capital) and Experian, Rob brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to APD. Rob, who takes a shareholding in the company, joins APD as it… Read more…

Adrian WilsonAdrian Wilson joins Days Contract Hire as business development manager

Story: Matt Morton | Posted 27 February 2015

ADRIAN Wilson is the new man at Days Contract Hire. Adrian joins the sales team as  business development manager. With 15 years of working in the leasing and automotive business, Wilson should be the experience the company needs to generate new business. “Days Contract Hire has a fantastic reputation and I am thrilled to have joined. The fact… Read more…

2 series ConvertibleHats off to the new 2 Series Convertible

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 27 February 2015

BMW is hoping its latest drop-top, the 2 Series Convertible, can match the success of the Series 1 ragtop that scored sales of more than 130,000 world-wide. It’s the third model in the company’s 2 Series line-up and is a direct replacement for the 1 Series Convertible. The new car will be available with a… Read more…

Hyundai business awardsSchool children to compete for Hyundai business awards

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 27 February 2015

HYUNDAI is backing young people business start-ups from schools across the UK with its ‘Skills for the Future’ initiative. Pupils from six schools – Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe; John Colet School. Aylesbury; Ysgol Gyfyn Gymraeg Llangynwyd, Bridgend; Holmer Green Senior School, High Wycombe; St John Fisher Catholic High School, Harrogate and Cirencester College, Cirencester –… Read more…

The Deloean - the original Back to the Fture motorGreen funding won by Oaktec for Back to the Future car

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 27 February 2015

NEW government funding of green projects could see a Back to the Future gas car engine which runs on landfill emissions become reality. It is among 40 new technologies which have won funding totalling £24.5M through the first round of Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst, which is designed to help tackle the so-called energy ‘trilemma’ of… Read more…

BMW i WallboxEco town partners with Fleetdrive Electric to push sustainable travel

Story: Matt Morton | Posted 26 February 2015

Fleetdrive Electric and A2Dominion partner to provide sustainable travel options in NW Bicester eco town

MetrocabFree rides in nearly emission free taxis

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 26 February 2015

A NEW fleet of low emission taxis will be trialled in London this week as Metrocab test out its range-extended electric taxis. The launch will film passengers enjoying free a ride past London’s landmarks in a publicity stunt confusingly labelled ‘zero-emissions and zero fares’. Confusing because the new Metrocabs run a 1.0-litre petrol combustion engine… Read more…

Telematics can offer SME operations significant cost savings in their vehicle operations. Here’s what you can expect.The cost savings of telematics

Story: David Bizley, RAC Chief Engineer | Posted 26 February 2015

Telematics can offer SME operations significant cost savings in their vehicle operations. Here’s what you can expect.

The cost to business of the state of UK roadsThe cost to business of the state of UK roads

Story: David Bizley, RAC Chief Enginee | Posted 26 February 2015

What’s the car damage when you hit a pothole? The impact on a car can cause the following: buckled wheels cracks or lumps in the tyre cracked alloys knock out vehicle tracking and wheel balancing Source: RAC tyre partner, ATS Euromaster What’s the cash damage when you hit a pothole? A single vehicle off the… Read more…

Bugatti VeyronBugatti bins Veyron in favour or more power

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 26 February 2015

BUGATTI has sold its 450th and last Veyron as it closes the book on Volkswagen’s most outrageously exclusive supercar, only to consider building another more powerful car. The last Veyron is an open-top Grand Sport Vitesse, boasting 1,200 horsepower and called La Finale, which will be on display next week at the Geneva Motor Show,… Read more…