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Honda’s Decision Highlights the Challenge

Honda’s Decision Highlights the Challenge

​What a difference a couple of years can make! The challenges faced by vehicle manufacturers in meeting the environmental needs of the world are causing the likes of Honda to rethink their strategy. We have commented regularly on the direction of travel being driven through legislation and tax. The decline in export demand to China has hurt our British car industry. Now we must consider the cost of convergence to electric vehicles. This is the message that Honda have sent out. We have previously talked about the cost of change to electric vehicles (EV) in relation to... Read full article

Watch Out, Vehicle Theft is About

Watch Out, Vehicle Theft is About

​A recent Home Office report conducted by police across England and Wales revealed that crime has risen by 19% in the last year. With an overall total of 5,723,182 offences recorded, a shocking discovery shows that robbery figures have risen by 17% according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Further worrying statistics show that between 2013-2018, it has been reported that roughly 5,975 fewer police officers are patrolling local streets, but the problem worsens when comparing these figures to 2006, whereby 21,958 fewer officers were deployed across the UK.... Read full article

Electric Vehicles – There’s a Charge

Electric Vehicles – There’s a Charge

​Constantly driving our wonderful vehicles poses an interesting question that may bother fleet drivers on a regular basis. What came first; the wheel or the road? No doubt during the transition from horse-drawn carts to combustion engines, we had a great deal to thank the Romans for. At the end of the day, you need road infrastructure for your wheels to roll over. Despite the Model T being available to the masses from 1908, Britain’s first motorway, the M1, didn’t start construction until much later in 1959. Sadly for us modern drivers, our pot hole-ridden... Read full article

Ford and Volkswagen to Collaborate to Create New Autonomous Vehicles by 2022

Ford and Volkswagen to Collaborate to Create New Autonomous Vehicles by 2022

​A new range of vehicles is music to our fleet-loving ears, and some big brands have hit the ground running straight into 2019. It has been recently announced that Ford and Volkswagen will be forming an alliance to develop and build new commercial vehicles for global markets, with these exciting developments starting in 2022. To support the array of environmentally friendly initiatives taking place to tackle the use of fossil fuels, Ford and Volkswagen have recently signed a memorandum of understanding to investigate further collaboration on mobility services and... Read full article

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