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April 21, 2015

Addison Lee buys chauffeur and courier rival Cyclone

Addison Lee has strengthened its market-leading position in the London private hire sector with the acquisition of established operator Cyclone VIP Cars & Couriers. Cyclone was formed in 1985 and has about 100 drivers. It is a high-end chauffeuring firm, with…
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Apr 08, 2015 290

Uber snubbed by new UK sharing economy trade body

Uber is being shut out of the Government’s new “sharing economy” initiative – because the people running the scheme see it as a conventional private hire operator. Uber wants to…
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Apr 08, 2015 152

England Limousines launches Heathrow airside transfer service

England Limousines has launched a new discreet VIP service that will allow clients to bypass the terminal and be transported airside to a private suite before catching their…
Apr 08, 2015 178

Transport Minister launches Dundee’s electric taxi fleet

One of the UK’s largest electric taxi fleets has entered service in the city of Dundee. The fleet of 30 battery-electric Nissan Leafs is operated by 203020 Electric, part of the…

Features

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March 10, 2015

Professional Driver is launching ProDriver Live, an exclusive business event exclusively tailored to the private hire and chauffeur industry.

At this special two-day event to be held on September 14-15, 2015, you’ll be able to: DRIVE the latest new cars with the right specification for the professional driverCOMPARE competing cars back-to-back – including all the latest, hottest new modelsTALK to…
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Preview – 2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class

A day trip to Stuttgart, and it’s deja vu time. I’ve been here before, just seven months ago, for a very similar purpose. The venue is Mercedes-Benz’s Sindelfingen technical…
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Inside story: the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-class

Mercedes is taking no chances. Cameras and mobile phones are checked in at the desk, and we’re ushered into a darkened room, deep within Mercedes’ advanced technical centre near…
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Geneva Show

Supercars and city cars may have grabbed the headlines at the Geneva Motor Show – but there was plenty of interest for the chauffeuring and private hire market - across the full…

Road Tests

April 21, 2015

Road Test - Volkswagen Passat SE Business 2.0TDI 150PS DSG

The Passat has been a real mainstay of the Volkswagen range for more than 40 years – it pre-dates both Golf and Polo. VW has sold more than 22 million worldwide, including 442,000 in the UK, and the car has now reached its eighth generation. The latest…
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Apr 08, 2015 240

Road test - Mercedes-Benz C300 Bluetec Hybrid Sport Auto

The pressure to clean up the air quality in major cities is intense – and any public transport vehicle is seen as a soft target. Just look at the proposed tightening of London…
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Mar 12, 2015 198

Road Test - Skoda Rapid Greenline 1.6 TDI CR 90PS

Skoda has used a simple formula for building its market share in the Private Hire sector. Maximise the bang-to-buck ratio. Over the past decade and a half, Skoda has produced…
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Feb 10, 2015 466

Road Test - Mercedes-Benz S300L BlueTec Hybrid AMG

With the E300 BlueTec Hybrid, Mercedes-Benz demonstrated it was possible to make an ultra-clean hybrid chauffeur car that didn’t compromise the ability to carry passengers and…

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