Category : Feature

Rocky road: Advice on driving in Canada

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Canada is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. For a holiday, taking a leisurely drive across hours of freeway enjoying the scenery would be a real pleasure, as a business user …

All-round support: the Eco-driving Roundtable Conference

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ecoDriver Project Established in 2011 with a budget of €15.5m (including a European Union contribution of €10.7m), the four year ecoDriver Project targets a 20% reduction of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption in European …

The great diesel debate

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NEDC: Fit for purpose? Will fleets across Europe need a major rethink of their buying policy if the EU adopts the proposed Worldwide Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) in 2017? The WLTP test would replace …

Profile: Renault

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Manufacturer: Renault   Total sales: 2013 2,712,432  Headquarters: Boulogne-Billancourt, France Global market share: 3.3%   Europe provides stability… The Renault Group recorded a +13% increase in European new car registrations in 2014, with the …

Playing the fuel

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Vincentric recently carried out an exercise in Canada which involved reviewing the economics of running 29 different hybrid models of car compared with their closest petrol‐powered equivalents. The Bingham Farms, Michigan, USA‐based vehicle ownership …

Canada Profile: Big country, big opportunities

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Canada is a remarkable country in many respects. It is the largest country in the world that borders one country, the United States of America, and it is slightly larger than its southern neighbour. …

Can fuel cell vehicles succeed?

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  Following decades of research, hydrogen-fuelled cars are taking to the roads across the globe this year as major carmakers start small-scale volume production for the first time. Toyota, Honda, Daimler, Hyundai and Kia …

Minnows in Europe

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  If you’re not making at least six million vehicles a year, you can’t compete on the world stage. That’s been the industry theory championed by the likes of Carlos Ghosn at Renault-Nissan and …

Opel profile: Small is mighty

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Manufacturer: Opel  Total sales 2014: 1,076m  Headquarters: Rüsselsheim, Germany  EU market share: 9%   Strengthening European operation According to preliminary figures, Opel achieved its highest end-of-year sales figure since 2011 last year, recording 1,076m vehicle …

To lease or not to lease?

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“In the mature markets of Europe and North America the debate over whether it makes sense for fleets to use operational leasing to obtain the vehicles they need ended a long time ago,” says …