Category : Feature

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 …

A watershed year for CO2 limits

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With the first of the EU’s deadlines for average emissions levels now looming large, the most recent analysis from JATO Dynamic’s annual CO2 report suggests that 2013 can be considered a watershed year for …

Tour de France

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  While drivers will no doubt enjoy the wide, smooth roads and largely clear motorways, there are some aspects of driving in France that can catch out the unwary – and the pace of …

Diesel decline

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  2014 looks as though it might have been the year when the vehicle market in France turned an important corner, after the years following the 2008 financial crisis. Passenger car sales rose by …

Planet of the apps

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A press photographer took a picture of the inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI in 2005. In 2013 he photographed the inauguration of Pope Francis from exactly the same spot. In the second photograph, almost …