TfL consults industry on £500m eco-car replacement fund
Oct28

TfL consults industry on £500m eco-car replacement fund

The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) are seeking the views of the taxi and private hire trades as they launch a public consultation on proposals to introduce the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in the capital on 7 September 2020, to significantly improve air quality and in turn the health of Londoners. The groundbreaking proposals would require all vehicles travelling within the Congestion Charge zone to meet new...

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Driven Worldwide celebrates 500% increase with A to B service
Oct22

Driven Worldwide celebrates 500% increase with A to B service

Not many chauffeur firms can boast a 500% increase in business in the past nine months, but it’s something London-based Driven Worldwide can certainly do. Editor Paul Gibson met up with Mike Bell, Chief Executive of Driven Worldwide, to experience the company’s service and find out the reason behind the accolade. “I’m not going to lie, but I was a tiny bit disappointed when I received a text message to notify...

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S-Class Hybrids – Electric Dreams, or Not?
Oct01

S-Class Hybrids – Electric Dreams, or Not?

A chauffeur is a businessman, and any sensible businessman does what is best for his company and profitability, which means using a vehicle that minimises costs like road tax and fuel. And for those who ply their trade in Central London, avoiding the London Congestion Charge. TheChauffeur.com reporter, Dr Ian Kuah investigates if the Mercedes-Benz Hybrid range of S-Class models are suitable for the chauffeur business... As full...

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Mercedes V-Class Confirmed for London Industry Trade Event
Sep18

Mercedes V-Class Confirmed for London Industry Trade Event

It has just been announced Mercedes-Benz is to exhibit the new V-Class model at the industries leading trade event next week (23 September 2014). Making its industry debut, the V-Class, which replaces the Viano range, was revealed to the world in April this year bringing with it stunning new looks and increased levels of luxury. The Licensed Private Hire Car Association Roadshow is to be one of the first places in the UK to have the...

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Prices announced for 100mpg, 65g/km, S500 Mercedes S-Class
Sep18

Prices announced for 100mpg, 65g/km, S500 Mercedes S-Class

Prices have been announced for an S-Class that can return 100.9 mpg, emits 65 g/km of CO2, can accelerate from rest to 62 mph in 5.2-seconds before reaching a limited 155 mph and is exempt from road tax and London Congestion Charge. Mercedes-Benz is claiming the S500 Plug-in Hybrid is one of the most advanced saloon cars in the world which in long wheelbase form will cost from £87,965 on-the-road and is subject to a BIK rate of just...

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Jaguar XJ clinches best used luxury car award
Sep17

Jaguar XJ clinches best used luxury car award

The Jaguar XJ is the best used car in the luxury car class, according to What Car?. It was awarded the coveted accolade at the magazine’s Used Car Of The Year Awards in London last night – where Jaguar Land Rover UK Managing Director Jeremy Hicks was on hand to personally accept the gong. What Car? Editor Jim Holder said: “The Jaguar XJ stood above its opposition because it is the one car in its class that delivers a real wow factor...

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