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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.

Nigel TrotmanNigel Trotman retires from Alphabet

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 27 March 2015

BUSINESS mobility specialist, Alphabet, has announced that its strategic fleet consultant, Nigel Trotman, is to retire at the end of March. Trotman has worked in the fleet and business mobility industry for 22 years. Starting in 1993, Trotman managed Whitbread’s fleet and over the years has received numerous accolades including Employee Benefits Award Best Company… Read more…

Boris, Johnson, in, cabDiesels are safe in Boris’s ULEZ clean-up

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 26 March 2015

How the ULEZ affects you Cars and small vans – Euro 6 for diesel engines (registered from 1 September 2015 so 5 years old or less in 2020) and Euro 4 for petrol engines (registered from 1 January 2006 so 14 years old or less in 2020). Non-compliant vehicles could still drive in the zone… Read more…

Traffic JamRoad works and jams are biggest ‘time bandits’

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 26 March 2015

How robbed time bandits affect us 43% voted traffic and road works the time wasting activities that annoy people most; 58% of Brits waste up to an hour a day; 56% choose their clothes the night before to save time at the start of their day; 40% of respondents prepare lunch the night before; 33%… Read more…

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – the UK Economic OpportunityWhat will autonomous cars mean for your business?

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 26 March 2015

THESE are good figures coming from the #SMMTConnected event in London I attended today: £51bn boost for the economy A net gain in jobs – some 300,000 A 1% positive impact on GDP All good headline grabbing stuff from the SMMT event – read more in our news story Driverless car technology boost for UK… Read more…

Mercedes Intelligent Drive S ClassDriverless car technology boost for UK jobs

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 26 March 2015

DRIVERLESS cars could bring hundreds of thousands of new jobs to the UK, according to latest research commissioned by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Research has found the development of connected and autonomous vehicles will help generate 320,000 jobs and deliver huge benefits to society and the economy. What’s the impact of… Read more…

Jaguar XF high-wireXF wired-up for company car sales

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 25 March 2015

New XF at a glance The all-new XF’s aluminium-intensive architecture enables class-leading weight: 80kgs lighter than the competition; The lowest CO2 emissions of any non-hybrid model in the segment: 104g/km; Class-leading efficiency: over 70mpg; Elegant, progressive design combines short overhangs and outstanding proportions with exceptional aerodynamic efficiency: Cd 0.26; Segment-leading rear seat space; All-new 10.2-inch… Read more…

CampervanCampervans – Where it all began?

Story: Guest blog submitted by Jennifer Albert | Posted 25 March 2015

LONG before modern cargo and passenger vans, Volkswagen’s Type II camper van set the standard for adventure and comfort. While it remains one of the most popular van models, its success goes back to the attempt to create a flexible yet cost effective vehicle in the mid twentieth century. With more than 150,000 vans produced… Read more…

Ford S-MAXSpeed risks tumble with Ford’s smart limiter

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 25 March 2015

Ford launches technology preventing drivers from exceeding speed limits, potentially from incurring costly speeding penalties; Intelligent Speed Limiter enables automatic adjustment of maximum vehicle speed to remain within legal limits; camera detects signs, system helps ensure limits are not exceeded; System debuts on the all-new S-MAX; sports activity vehicle also can detect people in road… Read more…

620_skoda_superbSuperb tempts company car drivers with ‘Business’ trim

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 25 March 2015

Skoda wants more company car drivers, so the latest move to tempt them includes the launch of its new Skoda Superb SE Business trim level with great spec and competitive P11D price

A30 in Cornwall£250M A30 dual carriageway scheme launched

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 24 March 2015

PLANS to make a section of the A30 dual carriageway was the centrepiece highlighted by transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin on a visit to Cornwall.