• Electric vehicles: unplugged or switched on?

    I have to say, I’m genuinely intrigued by BMW’s new i brand, and particularly the new BMW i3. Not heard of it? It’s BMW’s electric small car built for so-called megacities. Or, as BMW puts it, the very first electrically…

  • The new number for fleets

    I was having a look at the CO2 emission figures recently published by the SMMT. It shows an interesting – if not unexpected – downward trend: 2012 finished on an average 133.1g/km of CO2. The other item I noted was…

  • Five fleet tips for facing winter driving

    There was a moment during this cold snap when the Fleet Alliance Head Office (based as it is in Glasgow) was bathed in winter sunshine while the south of England was swathed in deep, white snow. How we felt smug….

  • Five fleet trends for 2013

    Are we all back in our driving seats, so to speak? The Christmas and new year break is always a good one, but the first week back is always something of a slog. But with that behind us, and the…

  • Audi A3: Raising the standard

    A friend recently took ownership of the new Audi A3 and I thought it would be fun to challenge him to write a short review of the model that, in its previous guise, was our most popular fleet car of…

  • Five replacements for Santa’s sleigh

    It’s unlikely ever to happen, of course, but what if Santa got stuck for transport on Christmas Eve? I mean, how would the Christmas stocking, which I lay out by the fire at home, be filled? This is a serious…

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