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PHEV Diary: Month five - Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The highest monhtly mileage tally, and the most efficient economy figure are two major highlights of the fifth month with our Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. A security vulnerability is the only downside.

The latest versions of the Citroën and Peugeot medium-sized light commercial vehicles were launched at the 2016 Commercial Vehicle Show. Richard Gooding drives the new pair in France and finds out how the car-derived underpinnings and technologies revitalise the French D-segment LCVs.

The Outlander PHEV’s eco-conscience isn’t just for the city: this month Richard Gooding finds out that the countryside is another (almost) ideal environment for the SUV’s low emission side nature.

The Outlander PHEV’s eco-conscience isn’t just for the city: this month Richard Gooding finds out that the countryside is another (almost) ideal environment for the SUV’s low emission side nature.

The latest Polo BlueMotion switches to petrol power, consigning its diesel predecessor to the history books. More in keeping with current market trends, GreenFleet finds that the new economically-minded version of VW’s small car enjoys improved refinement but keeps its frugal nature.

Vauxhall’s revived Viva model is a responsive and practical option for urban driving. Tommy Newell examines the benefits of the ecoFLEX option.

Life with ‘our’ Outlander PHEV continues apace and with a more positive public rapid charging network experience, we can focus more on the big Mitsubishi’s comfortable and economical qualities.

Toyota’s halo hybrid the Prius has been comprehensively re-engineered and returns to its pioneering roots. Richard Gooding delves under the sharper styling and finds both impressive frugality and improved dynamics.

The Peugeot Partner van has been refreshed. GreenFleet unpacks the latest version of Peugeot’s best-selling light commercial vehicle and uncovers a highly practical and efficient business companion.

Electric vehicle charging public networks have been the only flies in our Outlander PHEV’s ointment this month. Getting to grips with them has been a learning curve, unlike the car which is getting more economical as well as more energy efficient.

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Fleet management has become a profession that is more strategic, advanced and demanding than it has ever been before. Tight budgets, duty of care responsibilities, lowering emissions, and keeping up with evolving technology – and the data it creates – all form part of a fleet managers daily responsibilities.

GreenFleet Expert Panel - Leasing

Can it pay to think differently about the way we travel? Our expert panelists examine how the new concept of ‘mobility’ is impacting the fleet sector

Expert Panel

Following the launch of the Department of Transport’s consultation into making charge points more accessible, GreenFleet’s expert panelists give their views on the key factors that will shape the electric vehicle market’s development in the near future.

GreenFleet Expert Panel - Leasing

How can leasing and contract hire firms help with the wider role of fleet management? And what role does the industry play in driving down emissions? We ask our new expert panel for their views.

Expert Panel - Telematics

Our telematics expert panelists share their thoughts on how technology has helped drive down road emissions, how telematics grows the appeal of electric vehicles, and how autonomous vehicles could benefit fleets in the future.

Expert Panel - Electric Fleets

GreenFleet taps into the minds of its expert panel to assess the place of electric vehicles in company car fleets and what the major barriers to adoption will be moving forward.

GreenFleet Expert Panel - Connectivity

Technology is changing the way we travel. GreenFleet quizzes its telematics expert panel on how connectivity is facilitating new mobility trends, aiding fleet management, and reducing CO2 emissions.

Expert Panel: Charging Infrastructure

Electric vehicles continue to go from strength to strength with manufacturers seeing record sales thus far in 2016. GreenFleet and its panel of experts evaluate how well-equipped the UK’s charging infrastructure is to support greater uptake.

EV Expert Panel

Whilst still a small percentage of the overall vehicle market, the amount of electric vehicles in the UK is growing rapidly. GreenFleet and its panel of experts look at how the UK electric vehicle market and its incentive schemes compare to other European countries with an appetite for green motoring

Expert Panel - Telematics

How has telematics - and the wealth of data it creates - evolved to meet the changing needs of the profession? GreenFleet taps into the minds of its expert telematics panel.

Recently revised, the Fiat Professional Fiorino now has a smarter appearance and cleaner Euro 6-compliant engines, but enjoys the same practicality as before. Richard Gooding delivers the verdict on the urban warrior from Italy

The Volkswagen Passat GTE promises low emissions with both performance and efficiency.
Richard Gooding reports on whether this mid-sized car marriage of pace and parsimony is a happy one

While its futuristic-sounding name might not take it into the stratosphere, Richard Gooding finds that the new Citroën SpaceTourer does offer increased space and seating flexibility

Four big opportunities to transform fleet management with advanced telematics.