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Updated Honda HR-V launches without diesel

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Honda is claiming higher-quality materials and improved refinement from its refreshed HR-V SUV, but early versions won’t be available with a diesel engine.

Volkswagen Financial Services UK launches new Rent-a-Car service

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Volkswagen Financial Services UK is introducing a new short-term rental service designed to offer a clear pricing and simple process and easy pick-ups from showrooms.

Mazda to advance ICE engine efficiencies

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Mazda has joined forces with Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) to help develop a more efficient …

Sixt makes New York City debut

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Mobility services specialist Sixt has opened its first location in New York City.

Sixt to offer Mydriver service through Amadeus

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The Sixt Mydriver service can now be booked through Amadeus Transfers, providing travellers with easier access to chauffeur services.

LeasePlan grows profits and global fleet

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LeasePlan has reported strong underlying net result growth in Q2 as well as an increase in its serviced fleet.

VW Group to recall plug-ins over poisonous materials

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The Volkswagen Group has notified Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) of a potential recall of its plug-in vehicles, having discovered poisonous cadmium in part of the charging system.

CO2 rises growing for NEDC Correlated cars

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Popular fleet segments including medium and large SUVs are being hit by the largest increases in CO2 under the new WLTP fuel economy cycle – and bigger hikes are on the cards, according to …

Lex Autolease MD set to retire

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Tim Porter is to retire from UK leasing giant Lex Autolease in late October after some five years as managing director.

Trakm8 expands into new manufacturing facility

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Tracking firm Trakm8 has invested in a new manufacturing facility in the UK as it looks to increase production capacity in response to demand.

Rob Thomas joins DS Automobiles in new UK sales director role

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DS Automobiles has appointed Rob Thomas as to the newly created role of UK sales director.

Leasys names new CEO

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Leasys has appointed Alberto Grippo as its new chief executive officer as it announces a number of other changes.

British Army awards signs up National Windscreens for fleet

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The UK’s Ministry of Defence has chosen National Windscreens as the sole supplier for windscreen repair, replacement and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration requirements on all British Army ‘green’ vehicles throughout the UK …

Ubeeqo to double Paris car sharing fleet and add EVs

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Europcar is to ramp up its Ubeeqo car-sharing offering in the Ile-de-France region to show drivers the benefits of switching away from car ownership.

Alphabet expands in Serbia

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Fleets in Serbia can now access Alphabet’s range of operational leasing and financial leasing products thanks to the leasing giant’s latest partnership.

Italian true fleet market returns to growth

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Following a dip in May, the Italian true fleet market returned to growth in June, albeit with a modest increase of 0.6%.

True Fleet accelerates in France in June

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True fleet in France has grown once more, following last month’s loss.

Honda launches EV smart charging trial

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Honda has begun trials of a system which will automatically charge electric vehicles based on drivers’ usage patterns and the real-time load on the electrical grid, while offering financial rewards for doing so.

Mazda rolls out Apple CarPlay upgrade

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Mazda is introducing Apple CarPlay connectivity as an upgrade for new and existing vehicles with the MZD Connect infotainment system.

EU car market booms, despite diesel fears

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With 8.66m cars registered between January and June 2018, the European car market recorded its best H1 performance of the century, according to figures from Jato Dynamics.

LeasePlan launches CarNext used car service

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LeasePlan has launched its CarNext service in the UK – a digital platform enabling the leasing giant to sell, lease or offer subscription-based usership for ex-fleet cars to retail customers.

Stuttgart to introduce Euro 5 diesel ban next year

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The city of Stuttgart in Germany is being told to update its air quality plans to include a ban on Euro 5 diesels by September 2015, in compliance with a court order. 

First ever A-Class Sedan revealed

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Mercedes-Benz will launch its first ever A-Class Sedan in Europe later this year, said to offer class-leading rear headroom and CO2 emissions from 107g/km.

Weaker Pound boosts Irish import market

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Exports of British-registered used cars to Ireland have increased almost 50% since the EU Referendum, said to be due to the weaker Pound, according to new data.

Mazda CX-5 gets AdBlue system to cut NOx

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Mazda UK has updated the CX-5’s 2.2-litre diesel engines in line with the facelifted Mazda6, adding NOx-reducing Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to its best-seller for the first time.

Fears car sharing could become a criminal’s playground

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A number of security issues that can potentially allow criminals to take control of shared vehicles has been uncovered by Kaspersky Lab.

Former FCA chief executive Sergio Marchionne, dies aged 66

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Former chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Sergio Marchionne, has died in hospital aged 66.

Immediate driving bans in Paris implemented

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Driving bans in the low emission zone of Paris and its agglomeration have been implemented for today and tomorrow, following high levels of pollution in the greater Paris area.

BP extends BPme fuel payments app to include fuel cards

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BP’s fuel payment app BPme now accepts fuel card payments, which the firm says saves time for both fleet managers and drivers, as well as a host of other benefits and will be rolled out …

New powers to help UK develop ‘world-leading EV charging network’

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The UK’s race to build a world-leading national charging network has taken a major step forwards as the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act receives Royal Assent.