Round-Up: Allstar EV card, FTA no-deal Brexit workshops, Rugged Corolla unveiled

Allstar launches EV fuelcard

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Fuelcard giant Allstar Business Solutions has launched an electric vehicle charging card.

Called Allstar One Electric card, it is compatible with points operated by Engenie, Source London, GeniePoint and ESB EV Solutions.

Allstar added its EV payment solution adds EV charging onto its normal card which includes access to the UK’s largest fuel network, savings across the Discount Diesel network and one HMRC-compliant invoice for all transactions.

Paul Holland, managing director of UK fuel at parent company Fleetcor, said:“Those managing fleets that combine petrol, diesel and electric vehicles are faced with many challenges, needing to manage multiple accounts and payment methods to ensure their fleet has access to a convenient network for all its refuelling needs. On top of this, they are met by varying account structures, different pricing, separate invoicing and reporting, leading to a lot of administration that leaves fleet managers and owners without the necessary controls to run their business. With our card, we want to ensure our customers are supported with convenient payment solutions to keep their vehicles on the road.”

FTA to host no-deal Brexit workshops

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The Freight Transport Association has launched a series of free half-day workshops to help fleets prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

Funded by the Department for Transport, the FTA said it was chosen by the Governmentto help educate fleet on the new procedures and trading conditions under a no-deal Brexit.”

More than 100 free workshops will take place at locations across the UK, including Belfast, London and Coventry, throughout September and October 2019 and a list of dates can be found here.

Rugged Corolla unveiled

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Toyota has revealed a more rugged version of its Corolla Sports Tourer.

Called the Trek, its ride height has been raised by 20 mm to offer greater ground clearance, while it also features protective cladding. It also features “new rugged details” including a honeycomb front grille, 17″ machined alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, fog lamps and LED headlamps.

It is available only on Touring Sports models and with a choice of 1.8 or 2.0 litre hybrid powertrains.