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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.

Tax discs10 things you need to know about the abolition of the tax disc

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 1 October 2014

FROM today company car drivers – along with all other motorists – will not have to display a paper tax disc on vehicles for the first time in 93 years. And the registered keepers of millions of cars, vans and trucks in the vehicle rental and leasing sector could be among the biggest winners in… Read more…

Man showing money savingBenefits of a Fuel Management System

Story: Guest blog submitted by Will Hope | Posted 30 September 2014

This content was provided on behalf of Commercial Fuel Solutions Ltd IF you are in the fuelling or fleet operations business, there’s no doubt that the rapidly mounting fuel prices is the number one concern when it comes to the day to day management of your fleet vehicles. As fuel prices continued to soar and… Read more…

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Ralph 800Editor’s view: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 30 September 2014

MPV, hatchback, Golf rival, B-Class rival – the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is all of these. And likely to be a big company car hit we reckon. Why not? The Active Tourer is another example of BMW filtering its brand into areas where the blue and white propeller badge can be more accessible… Read more…

Businesswoman fills up her company car with fuelSave Money with Fleet Vehicles and Company Cars

Story: Guest blog submitted by Will Hope | Posted 30 September 2014

  This content was provided on behalf of Neptunus Ltd IF your company operates fleet vehicles or your business uses a number of company vehicles, inflation and rising fuel costs – although much improved between 2011 and 2014 according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) – are undoubtedly a growing issue within your management team…. Read more…

Two SME directors discussing fleet managementImportance of Compliance in Fleet Management

Story: Guest blog submitted by Vickie Harrison | Posted 30 September 2014

  This content was provided on behalf of Tutor Care BEING compliant with the latest laws and legislation is very important when you run any business, but especially when part of your business is running a fleet. Many businesses don’t realise the importance of managing those who drive on their behalf no matter who owns the vehicle…. Read more…

SERS, Mike Roberts, Fleet AllianceSERS saves its own fleet management energy with Fleet Alliance

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 29 September 2014

VEHICLE funding and fleet management specialist, Fleet Alliance, has been chosen by SERS Energy Solutions (SERS) to professionalise the management of its mixed fleet of cars and vans. SERS, the specialists in the design, supply and installation of energy-saving solutions, has been one of the country’s leaders in external wall insulation for more than 20… Read more…

Honda, Civic, Type-R, conceptHonda reveals sporty new Civics for Paris

Story: David Wilkins | Posted 29 September 2014

HONDA has revealed details of two new sporty versions of its UK-built Civic. The star of the show where Honda is concerned is the eagerly awaited new 280 horsepower Honda Civic Type R, which picks up where previous R models left off – but for customers who can’t stretch to the full, hard-core R treatment,… Read more…

man in a rageSix ways to avoid electric vehicle ‘charge rage’

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 28 September 2014

WE’VE all heard of road rage. But here’s a new type of rage at the more genteel end of motoring: at the electric vehicle charge point. How is this? All those drivers who have chosen to go green with either electric cars or plug-in electric hybrids are all searching for places to recharge their depleted… Read more…

electric Nissan LEAF at the Roadchef Clacket Lane Services in SurreyPlug in to the Electric Highway

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 26 September 2014

THE popularity of plug in cars is beginning to grow. By the end of June alone there were 10,000 plug in alternative fuel cars on the road according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Small business that want to take advantage of the low running costs can use something called the Electric Highway…. Read more…

Mercedes-Benz B ClassSME fleet managers promised better access to driver licence records

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 25 September 2014

  MANAGERS of company cars could get improved access to DVLA driver licence information, reducing the risks of employing unsuitable drivers, with the formation of the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV). The new trade body has been launched as a response to the upcoming abolition of the current driving licence paper counterpart. Members of… Read more…