Category : Feature

Mercedes-Benz: Top spot

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The ill-fated merger with Chrysler, which ended in 2007, saw Daimler take its eye off the ball with Mercedes – a situation that chairman Dieter Zetsche has worked hard to correct. Daimler is no …

New dawn for the rising sun

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Japan can trace its history as a vehicle producing nation back to the early part of the 20th Century. Subsequent development involved co-operative ventures with European and American manufacturers. By the early 1930s the …

Mercedes unveils middleweights

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It seems that being the first to wheel out a Euro6 compliant engine (mandatory from 2014) in March last year was not enough for Georg Weiberg, head of truck product engineering at Daimler Trucks. He’s …

Are large CO2 cuts realistic for fleets?

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Uncertain economies, high energy prices, the need to contain costs – no business has to look far to find good reasons to implement an effective environmental policy. For fleets, the issue has moved from …

Is Renault’s future electric?

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Interesting times for the French half of the Renault-Nissan alliance. With Europe’s economy still mired, Renault’s reliance on its home continent has seen it outshone in recent years by its Japanese partner. Overall, the …

ALD plans global growth

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It’s the day after Francois Hollande’s victory in the French Presidential elections and as the Euro takes a battering, the French markets are up – austerity is suddenly a dirty word in France. Talk …

Germany forges ahead, despite softening market

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Since Germany played a significant part in establishing the global motor industry in the late 19th century, perhaps we should not be surprised that the industry is thriving today and that German motor manufacturers …

In Focus: Portuguese Remarketing

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Countries in recession such as Portugal that are faced with a huge stock of used vehicles with no major trade or consumer demand are using cross-border remarketing to sell and export these vehicles online …

Fitness to Drive

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At-work drivers are almost 50% more at risk of accidents than other motorists, even with higher mileage taken into account. They account for a third of all collisions, or 1,000 deaths and 13,000 serious …

Peugeot plans a brighter future

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Alliances have been the name of the game for French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen, and its recent wide-ranging deal with General Motors is likely to prove crucial to the company’s success in the coming …