Natalie Middleton

WLTP uncertainty could hit UK used car market, warns VRA

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Current stability in the used car market could be hit by uncertainty surrounding WLTP, hitting company cars in particular. 

Aggressive driving could undermine air quality standards

7 hours ago / 0 comments

More work is needed to understand the impact of aggressive and ‘unusual’ driving events on vehicle emissions to avoid impacting on air quality goals.

UK rental and leasing sector brings in £49bn a year, BVRLA report shows

21 hours ago / 0 comments

The vehicle rental and leasing industry contributes around £49bn per year to the UK economy while playing a major role in supporting domestic vehicle and engine makers.

Europcar joins Mobility as a Service Alliance

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Europcar Mobility Group is reinforcing its work to position itself as a key mobility provider by joining the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Alliance.

Virtuo car club launches in London

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Car club firm Virtuo has launched a scheme in London, marking its expansion into the UK.

Ford Focus and Volvo XC40 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

2 days ago / 0 comments

The new Volvo XC40 and Ford Focus have both achieved the maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating while being commended for their Autonomous Emergency Braking performance.

EU car registrations up 2.9% in H1 following record June

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The European new car market grew by 2.9% for the first six months of the year on the back of a record performance in June.

British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association pledges on ULEVs

3 days ago / 0 comments

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has pledged that its members will rapidly increase their plug-in vehicle take-up to support the UK’s Road to Zero Strategy – but has called for a supportive tax …

Spanish true fleet sector continues to shine

3 days ago / 0 comments

The Spanish true fleet market continues to expand at a double-digit rate, according to latest figures from Dataforce.

Lyreco to manage its 1,150-strong fleet with FleetWave

3 days ago / 0 comments

Lyreco, a large-scale provider of office supplies in France, is to deploy fleet management software from Chevin Fleet Solutions to manage more than 1,000 vehicles at its French operation.

Arval launches electric vehicle service

3 days ago / 0 comments

Arval has debuted a new electric vehicle offer in France to help support fleets looking to go greener.

Nissan signs up to Autorola’s Indicata

3 days ago / 0 comments

Nissan GB has purchased Autorola’s Indicata real-time online used vehicle management system to help support its national used car sales strategy and its dealers locally.

EVBox acquires France’s EVTronic

4 days ago / 0 comments

EVBox has acquired French fast and ultra-fast charging station manufacturer EVTronic for an undisclosed amount.

Paragon routing software links with more telematics solutions

4 days ago / 0 comments

Paragon Software Systems’ routing and scheduling software is now connected with more than 40 different vehicle tracking systems, and more technology partnerships are due to go live shortly.

ALD and Axa France team up for all-in-one offering

7 days ago / 0 comments

ALD has partnered with Axa France to launch a combined long-term lease and all-risks insurance product.

Stuttgart’s ban on older diesels branded ‘sloppy’

1 week ago / 0 comments

Stuttgart, the home of Mercedes and Porsche, is to become the latest city in Germany to introduce a ban on some diesel vehicles – but has come under fire for only banning Euro 4 …

Sixt creates new sales division for global fleets

1 week ago / 0 comments

Sixt has launched a new sales division that will be able to advise global fleets on the firm’s mobility services.

ALD retains EcoVadis gold label for CSR commitments 

1 week ago / 0 comments

EcoVadis, a specialist business sustainability ratings for global supply chains, has renewed ALD Automotive’s Gold status in recognition of its performance in CSR commitments internationally.

Opel concept to redefine brand

1 week ago / 0 comments

Opel/Vauxhall has teased a new concept that will embody its core values going forward as part of its integration into the PSA Group.

Emerging technologies hitting premium brand reliability, finds JD Power

1 week ago / 0 comments

Volume brands are faring better than premium when it comes to vehicle dependability in the UK, latest research from JD Power finds.

UK true fleet market close to hat-trick

1 week ago / 0 comments

The UK true fleet market missed out on a third positive month in a row by just 29 registrations in June.

Masternaut telematics platform to bring real-time cold chain insights

1 week ago / 0 comments

Masternaut has launched a new platform for cold-chain operators to give real-time insights on chilled units.

Nissan uncovers ‘misconduct’ in emissions testing

1 week ago / 0 comments

Nissan says it’s discovered misconduct in exhaust gas measurement within final vehicle inspections in Japan, affecting 19 models.

UK fleet associations work with Global Fleet Consortium Network

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The UK’s ACFO and ICFM fleet associations have met for the first time with leaders of the Global Fleet Consortium Network to discuss how they can work together to promote fleet management best practice …

LeasePlan joins global initiative to drive zero emission vehicle market

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LeasePlan has joined cities, businesses and NGOs in founding a new global initiative to massively accelerate the adoption of electric and other zero emission vehicles around the world.

DAF 3D online truck configurator to cut lead times

1 week ago / 0 comments

DAF Trucks has launched a new tool that enables operators to configure any conceivable truck and chassis variant online in 3D view to streamline orders.

EU CO2 targets ‘unrealistic’ without 20-fold increase in charging points

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The number of charging points in Europe must increase radically for future CO2 targets on cars and vans to be attainable, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

LeasePlan and Allego to launch home-to-office charging service 

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

LeasePlan is to offer its electric vehicle customers an all-embracing charging solution, covering home and office solutions as well on-the-road charging.

BCA appoints international finance director

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

BCA has appointed David Banks as finance director of its international operations. 

Volkswagen to offer electric car sharing globally from 2020

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Volkswagen is to roll out vehicle-on-demand services, in particular car sharing, based entirely on electric vehicles from 2019.