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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.

Ian TillbrookIan Tillbrook returns to car finance as interim fleet director at Volkswagen Financial Services

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 30 January 2015

VWFS UK has announced that Ian Tillbrook has been appointed as interim fleet director. Having been previously managing director of ING Car Lease  and integration director of Alphabet before his most recent appointment as managing director of Glass’s , Tillbrook comes back into vehicle finance. I’m delighted to join such an innovative and progressive company… Read more…

Alphabet PartnerAlphabet surpasses 1,000 vehicle milestone with Alphabet Partner

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 30 January 2015

BUSINESS mobility company Alphabet, announced today it has delivered over 1,000 vehicles via Alphabet Partner, its Broker programme. Out of the 1,000 vehicles delivered, almost 5% were EVs (electric vehicles) and just under 10% were LCVs (light commercial vehicles). All 34 brokers utilised each of five of Alphabet’s key funding products: Contract hire Finance lease… Read more…

Martin, Brown, Fleet, AllianceAward-winning Fleet Alliance reports fourth successive record year

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 30 January 2015

FLEET Alliance, vehicle funding and fleet management specialist, has reported a fourth record year in a row when it comes to fleet size, profitability and revenue. By the end of 2014, Fleet Alliance had a fleet size of 18,209 business vehicles under their management, due to growth in the SME and mid-corporate sectors of the… Read more…

motorway safetyTen tips to keep you safer on motorways

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 30 January 2015

10 tips to make that business trip safer Plan your journey so you know when to join and leave the motorway. You’re far less likely to be taken by surprise when it comes to choosing the correct lane at junctions and intersections. Choose a safe speed and use the left hand lane of the motorway… Read more…

Andrew HogsdenLex Autolease survey reveals new vehicles are planned as 2015 key investments for UK SMEs

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 30 January 2015

ACCORDING to recent research from Lex Autolease, taking on new company vehicles is one of the top priorities for UK SME businesses in 2015. The twice-yearly ‘Business in Britain’ survey of 1,500 companies found that nearly half (48 percent) of all management units are intending to raise money to invest in their businesses in the… Read more…

Vauxhall VivaVIVA headlines Vauxhall’s Geneva show

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 30 January 2015

Viva vital statistics 1.0-litre ECOTEC (75PS) powertrain, five-speed gearbox; 3.68 metres long with room for up to five people; IntelliLink connectivity for smartphone integration. VIVA will be the star of the Vauxhall models when it makes its world debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. Arriving in summer, the VIVA will be the… Read more…

InterRent logoLow cost InterRent brand plans expansion drive

Story: Matt Morton | Posted 30 January 2015

THE low cost InterRent car rental company, designed in 2013 to provide a budget offering to the main Europcar core brand, is planning further expansion. The car rental company says it has been launched in over 27 countries on four continents, with 119 stations in main airports and train stations, and an average fleet of 4,800 vehicles in 2014. InterRent’s goal… Read more…

Peugeot 308Peugeot’s 308 with a bigger roar

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 30 January 2015

A TUNED version of the Peugeot 308 arrives in UK showrooms next month hoping to breath some fire into its sales. The 308 GT hatchback boasts a 205hp 1.6 THP petrol engine able to breach the 62mph barrier in just 7.5 seconds while losing none of the 308’s style or premium feel. An estate version,… Read more…

Toyota MiraiToyota gears up for its latest green car

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 30 January 2015

GREEN fans of hydrogen fuel cell technology will welcome Toyota’s announcement that it is to increase production of its Mirai. The hydrogen-powered saloon was launched in Japan on 15 December last year and will be introduced in the UK and other selected European markets later this year. The new plan calls for production to increase… Read more…

Musgrave trains LeaseplanAndrew Musgrave training begins female LeasePlan employees for Arctic expedition

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 29 January 2015

TWELVE female LeasePlan employees are getting ready for a 100 kilometre 18 day ski-trek across the Arctic; their strength and endurance were put to the test last Friday during a training day with Andrew Musgrave, renowned British cross-country skier. The morning started with “roller-skiing” on the Dorney Lake banks, during which the women wore half… Read more…