4×4 chauffeurs continue to trade during cold snap

Operators across the country have been praising the benefits of four-wheel drive vehicles as they manage to continue trading during the recent heavy snow. As the country came to a grinding holt, train lines were iced over and airports were shut, chauffeurs who operate 4×4 vehicles managed to keep their wheels turning and continued to provide services to their clients what ever the weather threw at them. Thousands of chauffeurs...

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New start for Krystal with range of electric limos

Following the recent announcement of the reinvention of the Krystal brand, the world’s largest limousine manufacturer has revealed fresh plans for its future. Two all-electric limousines will be produced from 2011 which will pave the way for green vehicles for the industry and puts Krystal a step ahead of all its competitors. Last week, it was announced the limo builder filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and will be selling...

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All-new Audi A6 revealed
Dec01

All-new Audi A6 revealed

The latest Audi model to move into the vanguard of Vorsprung durch Technik is the A6 Saloon, which has been redesigned from the ground up with the benefit of the brand’s most advanced lightweight construction techniques, engine efficiency measures, chassis developments and in-car technological innovations. With weight kept in check through aluminium and steel composite construction, despite enhanced equipment levels, the new A6...

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Volvo offers fleet driver training

Volvo Car UK’s fleet division has teamed up with Ultimate Car Control to offer a unique training programme for company car drivers. Ultimate Car Control has spent five and a half years developing its Excellence in Professional Driving (EPD) programme in a bid to create a scheme that fleets can use to meet their legal obligations and protect employees that use their cars for business purposes. Drivers taking part in the one-day courses...

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Addison Lee cuts back on pick-up mileage

London’s chauffeur giant, Addison Lee, is celebrating after dramatically cutting drivers pick-up mileage from its massive fleet of vehicles. With 2,600 private hire and chauffeur vehicles, the company recently joined Energy Saving Trust’s Motorvate scheme which provides independent certification and recognises the efforts of its members in reducing environmental impact of their fleet. Addison Lee has for some years endeavoured to...

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Limo builder Krystal becomes victim of downturn
Nov29

Limo builder Krystal becomes victim of downturn

The largest manufacturer of stretched limousines in the world, Krystal, has announced a major reorganisation following a lengthy period of low sales. Based in Brea, California, Krystal has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will be selling all of its assets and operations to strategic partner Thunder Sky Energy Group Ltd., a Hong Kong maker of batteries and electric vehicles, including limousines, buses and motorcycles. In...

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