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BMW i8 to star at BVRLA Fleet Technology Congress‏

On sale from July, the i8 uses a host of innovative technologies, including a carbon fibre and aluminium construction and safety features such as autonomous emergency braking and surround view cameras. 

With a 130bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine mated to a 7.1kWh battery, the i8 emits just 49g/km CO2 and returns an impressive 135mpg.

BMW has also confirmed a number of other models will be on display at the BVRLA Fleet Technology Congress at the Heritage Motor Centre, including the i3, 435i Luxury Gran Coupe, 218i Active Tourer and X4 crossover, as well as the new F56 MINI. 

Head of fleet Matt Bristow will also be on hand to talk about the car manufacturers’ perspective on new technology, environment and sociological issues. 

The BVRLA will be unveiling results of its fleet technology survey at the event. Fleet operators can contribute to this research online

The BVRLA Fleet Technology Congress takes place on Thursday 1st July at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon. It is being held in association with ACFO and ICFM and with the support of BMW and Drive Software. 

The event will provide an in-depth vehicle rental and leasing industry perspective on the exciting developments already shaping the way fleets are managed and operated: 

  • How will e-call and the latest wave of autonomous safety technology impact fleets? What is the potential for black-box based insurance?
  • How are telematics and smartphone apps changing the way fleets are driven and managed?
  • Connected vehicles generate valuable data; what is available, who owns it and how should it be used?

Further details and booking information can be found on the BVRLA’s website

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.

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