Could ULEZ be the end of the London Chauffeur?

One of London’s largest high-end chauffeur firms believes the city’s Ultra Low Emission plans could destroy the industry, after it expressed its concerns to an industry magazine. In a letter to Private Hire News, the CEO of Crawford Cars, Jimmy Lazarou told the publication that his business would not be able to supply the standards of vehicle their clients demand, when the proposals come into force. The ULEZ Proposals are that all new...

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BMW X5 Plug-In technology likely to feature in 7-Series model
Mar27

BMW X5 Plug-In technology likely to feature in 7-Series model

BMW has recently released details of plug-in technology for its X5 model, the first announcement which hints towards the features chauffeurs could expect to see in the new 7-Series for 2016. Using the technology from the manufacturers i brand, the X5 Plug-in features zero emissions and boasts figures of around 90mpg with a CO2 of 77 g/km. Although nothing official has been announced, this model could contain many of the features...

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LATEST JOB: Royal Household; Full-Time Chauffeur Required – Central London

Location: Buckingham Palace Salary band: £23,000 – £24,000 per annum, this is a live-in position (for which there is a salary adjustment) with meals provided. Hours of work: 48 hours per week, over five days, Monday to Sunday For more information on this role and more vacancies – visit HireRewardJobs.co.uk...

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Professional Driver Apps to help you work more efficiently

Daniel Severin from chauffeur insurance specialists Plan Insurance, compiles the best seven smartphone apps to make the life of a professional driver easier. So, Christmas and the January Sales have come and gone. No doubt many of our professional driver clients will have got shiny new smartphones and tablet devices. You probably will have taken hundreds of pictures. Perhaps you’ve put your favourite music on it. There’s a chance you...

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Real world test for Audi Matrix LED headlight system
Jan30

Real world test for Audi Matrix LED headlight system

It’s always difficult to see how new vehicle technology will work in everyday situations when you see the manufacturers fancy TV ads or other promotions – so TheChauffeur.com decided to find out how Audi’s LED Matrix headlights work in the real world. We got our hands on the recently facelift Audi A8L which boasts the matrix LED headlight system (an option for around £2,000). It allows the driver to constantly use full beam as...

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Police told to stop Range Rover drivers in London after midnight

If you are chauffeuring a client in a Range Rover after midnight in London, be prepared to see blue lights behind you as it’s very likely you will be pulled over – according to a report in The Standard today. Police in a London borough are being instructed to stop all drivers of Range Rovers to check they own the vehicle because of the number of the cars being stolen using “keyless” entry methods. Officers in Kensington &...

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