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October 29 2018

Fleet News October 2018

The Eden Project ups its EV game with Renault fleet deal

 

This month, the Eden Project has invested in a new fleet of electric Renault cars and vans, to be used on its site. The vehicles, which consist of three Renault Zoe hatchbacks and 14 Renault Kangoos ZEs, will be used to transport visitors around the vast eco-friendly attraction in Cornwall. Having a fleet of electric vehicles on site is nothing new for the Eden Project, and this move has simply strengthened its relationship with Renault – which has previously supplied the Eden Project with EVs. Since 2016, the EVs at the Eden Project have clocked up over 94,000 miles and have saved over 17 tonnes of CO2.

 

VW has unveiled its new T-Cross SUV

 

Its first SUV to launch since 2016, the T-Cross SUV is a small SUV from the German car manufacturer. Available to purchase from February 2019, the T-Cross SUV will come with a choice of three turbo-charged petrol engines. When it enters the UK market, the new vehicle will be available in a series of trims: S, SE, SE-L, and R-Line; pricing is expected to start at around £17,000.

 

Volvo unveils pricing and specifications for its new V60 Cross Country

 

The Swedish car giant, Volvo, has unveiled its pricing and specification for the new V60 Cross Country, which has a starting price of £38,720, and orders for the newest addition to the Volvo fleet have already started rolling in. The V60 Cross Country comes complete with state-of-the-art technologies including Hill descent Control – which can manage the speed at which your vehicle descends a hill – to Off Road Drive Mode. The vehicle also has Oncoming Collision Mitigation systems inbuilt. The first deliveries of the all-new Volvo will take place in the first quarter of 2019.

 

Warnings have been issued about stopping diesel vehicle production

 

It has been revealed this month that halting the production of diesel vehicles too soon would stifle research into alternative transport methods. Although a complete ban on diesel vehicles would go a long way towards cleaning up our air quality, it wouldn’t help with the development speed of alternatives. The warnings came from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, with its environmental manager for air quality and ULEVs, Suki Choongh-Campbell stating:

 

“Diesel is the bread and butter of the car industry. If we lose that and business drops drastically, there is no money to put into research and development for new and alternative technology. We are a self-financing industry, we don’t take big grants.”

 

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Posted on 29th October 2018 at 10:40AM

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