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ODO launches fleet management system for SMEs

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A new fleet management system said to be a world-first for SMEs is now available for the UK market, with other markets planned to go online.

Bleak prospects for automotive in Europe, report finds

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European vehicle manufacturing could fall to as low as 5% of the global market, if automotive executives’ predictions come true, according to KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey 2018.

True fleet registrations bring mixed performance for ‘Big 5’

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Europe’s ‘Big 5’ markets saw varying true fleet performances in December 2017, with Germany, the UK and Italy declining while France and Spain both registered rises.

Europcar to launch global chauffeur service

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Europcar Group is launching a new chauffeur service as part of its ongoing focus on meeting new mobility needs.

Goodyear pilots fleet services business model for car sharing providers

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Car sharing firms using the Stratum platform in the US can now access a predictive tyre maintenance programme from Goodyear that could cut costs and downtime.

Infiniti to electrify all new models from 2021

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Infiniti is to introduce its first pure electric vehicle from 2021 as it pushes ahead with plans to only launch vehicles with electrified powertrains from this date.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK & Ireland names new managing director

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Arnaud Leclerc has joined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK & Ireland as its new managing director, effective immediately.

EU car registrations up for fourth year running

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Car registrations in the EU rose 3.4% in 2017 with all ‘big five’ markets seeing gains bar the UK.

Ford to double EV investment

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Ford is more than doubling its investment in electric vehicles, reviving the Mach nameplate made famous by early Mustangs on a high-performance electric SUV due in 2020.

2019 Kia Forte makes world debut at Detroit

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Kia has unveiled its third-generation Forte compact sedan at the Detroit Motor Show, bringing improved fuel efficiency and enhanced styling.

2019 Audi A7 gets US debut at Detroit

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Audi’s latest five-door luxury coupé A7 Sportback has made its debut at the Detroit Motor Show ahead of its US launch later this year.

Volkswagen springboards US market plans with new Jetta

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Volkswagen has unveiled its seventh-generation Jetta saloon at the Detroit Motor Show as it realigns its North American strategy.

Epyx to launch 1link Service Network in Ireland

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Epyx is to expand its 1link Service Network e-commerce platform into Ireland this year.

Low-emission fleet switch could cut more than 3m tonnes of CO2

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Organisations attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos could cut more than three million tonnes of CO2 by switching to low-emission vehicles. That’s the key finding of LeasePlan’s new Sustainable Fleet …

Audi On Demand scheme makes south-east Asia debut

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Audi has expanded its On Demand car sharing scheme into Singapore, marking its debut in south-east Asia.

UK true fleet registrations remain downbeat in December

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The UK true fleet sector ended 2017 with another month in the red but helped make up for even bigger losses elsewhere in the new car market.

Nissan expands NASA collaboration on autonomous vehicles

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Nissan and NASA are extending their research into autonomous mobility services under a new five-year collaboration.

New chair of ACEA Commercial Vehicle Board outlines priorities

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The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has named Joachim Drees, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus, its chair for 2018 as elected by the board.

PSA appoints new Vauxhall and Opel MD

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Groupe PSA has appointed Stephen Norman as managing director of Vauxhall Motors and Opel Ireland, effective from 1 February.

Ford’s SYNC 3 equipped vehicles get Waze navigation

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Ford and Waze have teamed up to offer the traffic and navigation app to all Ford vehicles equipped with SYNC 3.

UK Car of the Year class winners revealed

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The UK Car of the Year judges have revealed their shortlist for this year’s award, with 13 cars named as class winners.

Hyundai Nexo fuel cell SUV to bring 800km range

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Hyundai has revealed its Nexo fuel cell electric vehicle, which will provide a successor to the ix35 with increased power, range and performance when it goes on sale in select global markets from early this …

2017’s best-in-class Euro NCAP performers revealed

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Euro NCAP has named its best performers for 2017, which saw Volkswagen take three of the six titles.

Volkswagen creates electric mobility division

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The Volkswagen brand is to create an additional board of management division to oversee its electric mobility programme, launching on 1 February.

Europcar Group names new chief financial officer

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Europcar Group has appointed Luc Peligry, as chief financial officer, supporting ongoing growth of the company.

GASAG and Ubitricity partner to offer new e-mobility solutions

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GASAG and Ubitricity want to promote electromobility in cities with smart EV charge cables and pay-per-koliwatt-hour electricity tariffs.

Kia confirms 16 electrified vehicles by 2025

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Kia has outlined plans to offer 16 electrified vehicles by 2025, including new hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, as well as an all-new hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) in 2020.

Connected cars offer opportunity and reward, finds new study

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Carmakers need to better demonstrate real-world benefits of connected cars with regards to safety, fuel economy and shorter journey times to engage customers and attract brand loyalty.

Arval UK names new MD as Benoit Dilly moves on

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Arval UK has appointed Miguel Cabaça as its new managing director following the departure of Benoit Dilly to another role within the BNP Paribas group.

VWFS Mexico deploys Miles platform

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Volkswagen Financial Services in Mexico is implementing the Miles platform from global automotive finance, leasing and fleet software provider Sofico in a move to better service its fleet, retail and insurance business lines throughout …