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Hayesman Appointed Vehicle Acquisition Manager at ARI Fleet

ARI Fleet has appointed Matthew Hayesman to the new role of vehicle acquisition manager, effective September 09, 2021. The former ALD Automotive executive will be charged with developing the team’s product knowledge, especially around electric vehicles, building relationships with key sector partners, and increasing customer service levels.

New Fleet Guide To Clean Air Zones in the UK

A guide to help fleet managers deal with the varying challenges of the UK’s Clean Air Zones (CAZ) is now available from the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP). Called Clean Air Zones and Your Fleet, and produced by the organization’s Future Roads Committee, it covers everything from fleet drivers to paying the charges.

Vauxhall/Opel Launches New Astra Compact With EV Due 2023

Vauxhall/Opel has launched its new compact Astra model, with sales of a fully electric version to commence in 2023. This is the eighth-generation Astra and the first time the Stellantis brand will have EV representation in this class.

UK's Royal Mail Fleet Trials Emission-Reducing Tires

The Royal Mail postal delivery service is undertaking a trial of emission reducing tires to evaluate their impact on the environment. The trial, lasting between six to nine months, involves 15 electric vans driving on tires specifically designed to help reduce particulate matter emissions, increasingly fingered - along with brake dust residue - as a source of vehicle pollution.

Ford Trials E-Transit With European Fleets

Ford is undertaking trials of its all-electric E-Transit with major European fleet customers before the van becomes widely available spring 2022. Fleets chosen for the real-world trial include operators in the postal, municipal, and utilities sectors, as well as firms operating in the last mile and grocery delivery arenas.

Vauxhall Global Debut of Movano-e & Combo-e at Commercial Vehicle Show

Vauxhall, the UK brand of Stellantis firm Opel, is to debut two new electric vans at the forthcoming Commercial Vehicle Show, to be held in Birmingham, UK. Taking place August 31 to  September 2, 2021, the Commercial Vehicle Show will play host to the global public unveiling of both the Movano-e large panel van and the compact Combo-e panel van.

OVO Energy Orders 1,000 Electric Vans For Its UK Fleet

A major order for 1,000 electric Vauxhall vans has been made by OVO Energy, an energy supply company dedicated to a zero carbon community. The Vivaro-e panel vans, which have been ordered through leasing company Zenith, are currently being built and liveried for phased introduction Q4 as part of OVO Energy’s goal of running a fully electrified fleet by end 2025.

DPD Delivery Fleet Goes All-Electric For Oxford City, England

Parcel delivery firm DPD has gone fully electric for the fleet that serves the city of Oxford, England. It is the first of the company’s fleets to go fully electric and will help it comply with local air quality regulations. The 40 electric vehicles, which will deliver more than 15,000 parcels a week throughout the city,

Asda Supermarket Switches To All Electric Fleet With Zenith

The supermarket chain Asda, currently the third largest in the UK, is swapping its company car fleet to all-electric vehicles. The grocer says all its current internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles will be off-fleet latest June 2025, five years in advance of the government's ban on petrol and diesel vehicles, commencing 2030.

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