New figures indicate that adoption of connected vehicle technology for fleets is already reaching a crucial tipping-point and that, by the middle of the decade, finding a non-connected car or van being operated by a business in the UK would be unusual.
TOM Brennan has been appointed Head of Fleet at Mercedes-Benz. The former Head of Fleet for Audi started his career in financial services. He then moved into the automotive industry and subsequently into the fleet world, eight years ago. He takes the role as Head of Fleet as the Mercedes-Benz line-up expands with the fully-electric EQC, and with new plug-in [...]
When the French company launches an SUV - the current must-have sales style - into the C sector, it’s a big moment. A whole new opportunity.
REGIONAL remarketing of ex-fleet cars is starting to make a comeback. More fleets are beginning to look at t pricing and sales patterns on a geographical basis prior to when and where they decide to sell a vehicle. This remarketing trends has been picked up by epyx as an increasing trend on its 1link Disposal Network platform. Head of remarketing Vicky [...]
PLUG-IN HYBRID vehicles (PHEVs) have come in for heavy criticism recently. A report from the BBC suggested that many PHEVs remained with the charging cables still in the plastic wrapping. However, ALD Automotive is undertaking a real-world trial with pharma company Merck Sharp & Dohme to evaluate the benefits PHEVs can deliver to company car drivers. A group of 20 [...]
Fleet growth remains positive reports Arval in its latest Corporate Vehicle Observatory, although optimism among larger fleets has fallen
BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions UK has appointed Mark Richards as Head of Equipment and Logistics Solutions (ELS) Sales – Key Accounts and Business Development. The ELS division of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions specialises in asset finance for the agriculture, materials handling, construction and commercial vehicles markets. Its specialist finance solutions are enablers for businesses across the supply chain. With over [...]
The new Hyundai SUV range offers 'feel unlimited' choice whatever the Chancellor decides on company car taxation, explains Hyundai Sales Director Ashley Andrew
Ford Marketing Director Lisa Brankin explains how the new Vignale and Active versions of the all-new Ford Focus will help Ford access the SME sector
A new report from global consultancy Oliver Wyman identifies seven trends that are reshaping the automotive landscape and predicts there will be more change in the next five years than there has been in the past 50
Honda has had something of an on-off-on relationship with the leasing and corporate sector. But as Honda Fleet Sales Operations Manager Marc Samuel explains, Honda is back in for the long game.
Trade body, VRA, which represents organisations involved in the sale of 1.5 million used cars every year, says that while there has been a relatively sudden and marked move towards petrol in the new car sector, there is little sign of demand for used diesels falling. It warns of petrol oversupply
Gen Z, the ‘digitally native’ demographic group born between 1994 and 2010, is pushing mobility towards a multi-modal usage pattern believes Frost & Sullivan research
A cap hpi study of more than 600 vehicles has shown that CO2 rises by 10% under WLTP but PHEVs are hit worst under the new more realistic measurement of mpg and CO2 emissions
Petrol engines will power up future Audi A7 Sportback sales believes Audi product manager Matt Rance – especially when the new four0cylinder engines come on stream