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Round-Up: Fleets invited to see new Juke, Petrol prices go down, New Europcar director

Fleets invited to see new Juke


Nissan is inviting fleet managers and company drivers to see its new Juke crossover with the company hosting customer evenings at 170 dealerships between  7 October and 15 November.

Guests attending the events a product presentation using holographic technology which will enable Nissan executives and Juke design director Matthew Weaver to appear in the showroom in hologram form, while Juke product experts on hand to explain the car’s new features in detail, the firm added.

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Petrol prices go down

Fuel pump

The price of petrol fell by 0.87p last month, according to the monthly RAC Fuel Watch monitoring service.

The motoring organisation said the price of petrol has fallen twice in two months  and said at an average price of 127.95p a litre, UK petrol drivers are paying £70.37 (48p less than August) to fill up a 55-litre family car.

However, a tank of diesel is an average of £72.64 (up 19p on August) across the UK.

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said that further drops in fuel prices could be in store, despite fears oil refinery fires in Saudi Arabia in the middle of last month would see prices increase.

He said: “The outlook for drivers at the pumps is looking reasonable despite the refinery attacks in Saudi Arabia. Not only was the impact of the resulting drop in production lessened by Saudi’s state-owned oil company releasing crude reserves, fears of a global economic slowdown caused the oil price to reduce. If this continues, it should translate into lower pump prices for drivers in the UK.”

New Europcar director

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Europcar has appointed David Saint to the newly-created role of UK van and truck director.

Saint, who will report to Europcar UK MD Gary Smith, previously held the same role in Germany and the firm said the creation of the position “reflects the increased focus the business is putting on the provision of commercial vehicle solutions for its customers.”

“With the change in the UK economy, and the Government’s push to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040, the industry will be seeing some major transformations,” said Saint. “Add to this the burgeoning logistics marketplace and growing gig economy changing the way the van rental industry operates, it’s clear that future business mobility will require some imaginative thinking.”