Natalie Middleton

Volvo UK to offer workplace ‘Prime Now test drives’ with Amazon

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Volvo Cars UK has joined forces with the Amazon Prime service to offer test drives of the V40 at customers’ homes or workplaces.

Updated Kia Sportage brings Euro 6d-TEMP engine line-up

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Kia has unveiled its refreshed Sportage, which will gain a mild-hybrid diesel drivetrain as well as new technologies and a fresh design.

EU new car market puts in best performance since 2008

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European new car registrations rose 9.0% to 1.34 million cars in April, marking the best performance for the month since 2008.

Europcar Group puts focus on mobility under rebrand

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Europcar Group has rebranded with a new name and identity to reflect its transformation into a mobility provider.

BP invests in ultra-fast charging battery developer

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An Israeli start-up that has developed an ultra-fast charging battery has secured a $20m (€16.9m/£14.8m) investment from BP Ventures.

German Federal court paves way for diesel bans

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German cities are now officially allowed to ban older diesel vehicles from their streets, the German Federal court has outlined.

Opel continues move to Euro 6d-TEMP

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Opel has introduced two new engines for the Astra that sit in line with the latest Euro 6d-TEMP requirements.

Munich to launch on-demand ride-sharing service

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The Munich Transport Company (MVG) is introducing an on-demand ride-sharing service to “close the gaps” with existing public transport options.

German true fleet market scores highly in April

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April saw the highest growth rate for the German true fleet sector since May 2017 as the overall passenger car market also saw strong growth.

Citroën UK appoints new MD

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Citroën has named Karl Howkins as its new UK managing director, effective 1 June 2018.

EU sets out plans to become a leader in EV battery tech

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The European Commission has put together a series of measures that would help Europe fight its corner in the electric vehicle battery sector, including the ability to mass-produce battery cells.

Tighter CO2 targets would bring all-round benefits

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Carmakers should face more stringent CO2 targets to help drive zero and low-emission vehicle developments, according to MEP Miriam Dalli.

New van CO2 emissions down 4.7% in 2017

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Average CO2 emissions for new vans registered in the EU fell 4.7% in 2017, latest figures from the European Environment Agency (EEA) show.

New safety tech to be mandated by EU

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Advanced safety features such as autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and intelligent speed assistance (ISA) will be fitted as standard on new cars by 2021 under new European Commission plans.

EU takes six nations to highest court over air pollution

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The UK and five other countries are being referred to the European Court of Justice over ongoing failures to tackle air pollution.

EU car demand rockets

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Passenger car registrations in the EU showed strong growth in April following March’s decline, helping to drive the year-to-date performance.

Smart tyre check ramps get international launch

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Drivers can now use a new service to digitally check tyre pressures on scanner ramps at car parks.

SUV demand drives Spanish true fleet market

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The Spanish car market continues to see strong growth in 2018, recording its fourth month of growth.

Sixt launches in Sardinia

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Sixt is continuing its expansion into Italy by launching on the island of Sardinia.

VW and Seat confirm seatbelt recall

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Volkswagen and Seat have announced recalls for a number of models in their small car ranges due to an issue with seatbelt safety.

LeasePlan Germany appoints new commercial director

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LeasePlan Germany has named Jürgen Petschenka as commercial director for large fleets and international fleets.

Fleetcompetence Group names Matthias Engel as global sales director

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German and global fleet industry specialist Matthias Engel has joined Fleetcompetence Group as global sales director.

Scrappage schemes could worsen air quality, research shows

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Proposed scrappage schemes could have a negative impact on air quality while also not benefiting CO2 reduction targets if they are not properly planned, according to new research.

Ebbon-Dacs to launch moDel solution for Europe

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Ebbon-Dacs has said it’s working on a multi-lingual version of its moDel vehicle movement management platform.

Russian true fleet market scores double-digit growth in Q1

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Russian new car registrations saw strong growth for the first quarter of 2018 with the growth also seen in the true fleet sector.

Former TomTom executive joins Microlise

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Microlise has appointed former TomTom executive Luke Olsen as its new director of sales for Asia Pacific. 

Škoda connects with Amazon Alexa

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The Škoda Connect app is now integrated with Amazon’s Alexa virtual personal assistant in both the UK and Germany, meaning owners can gain access to a range of information about their vehicle’s status and …

BlaBlaCar acquires urban carpooling company Less

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French car sharing firm BlaBlaCar has acquired urban carpooling company Less for an undisclosed amount.

Roland Meyer takes over as head of LeasePlan Germany

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Roland Meyer has been appointed as the head of LeasePlan Germany with immediate effect.

Avis to add 11,000 PSA cars to connected fleet

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Avis Budget Group is rolling out 11,000 Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles to its connected car rental fleet in Europe by the end of this year.