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ABB wins contract for 15 new fast chargers in Iceland

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Iceland’s Reykjavik Energy has awarded a public sector tender to install 15 new fast chargers to ABB.

Ford and Zotye partner for China EV joint venture

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Ford and privately owned Chinese automobile manufacturer Zotye have inked a deal to develop and manufacture electric vehicles under a new Chinese brand as they also explore the market for mobility services.

Volvo helps foundations for self-driving Uber taxis

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Volvo Cars has signed a non-exclusive framework with Uber to sell “tens of thousands” of vehicles with the hardware for autonomous driving on board, enabling the private hire firm to develop its own self-driving …

Mercedes-Benz Vans to electrify all commercial model ranges

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Mercedes-Benz Vans has confirmed plans to offer all its commercial van model lines with electric drive, starting with the Electric Mercedes-Benz eVito van now available to order.

Europcar Group opens new franchises in Middle East and Africa

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Europcar Group has opened new franchises in nine countries for its Europcar and InterRent brands.

Fleets offered chance to trial ALD digital parking app

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ALD Automotive drivers and fleet managers in Austria are being offered the chance to trial a new digital parking app.

Vehicles re-tested under WLTP showing ‘greater than expected’ CO2 rises

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Vehicles re-tested under the new WLTP fuel economy cycle are recording “greater than expected” CO2 emissions when figures are converted back to NEDC, JATO Dynamics has warned, resulting in possible increases in fleet taxation.

US pilot to open up ex-lease Toyota vehicles to rideshare drivers

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A new product that will make previously leased Toyotas available for short-term rentals to rideshare drivers is to go on trial in the US.

LA Motor Show preview for new Mazda6

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The Mazda6 will get updated styling, premium interior upgrades and new technology as part of a heavy upgrade due next year.

SEAT ‘guardian angel’ concept features breathalyser and black box tech

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A new SEAT concept car featuring risk-reducing technology including a built-in breathalyser has gone on display at the Smart City Expo event in Barcelona.

German true fleet market recovers lustre

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Germany’s true fleet market built on September’s narrow gain of 0.1% with a more positive performance in October.

European Parliament backs call for making driver assistance systems compulsory

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The European Parliament has given its backing to a call for driver assistance systems such as autonomous emergency braking to be made standard on new cars.

Fleet Renting drives shift to integrated mobility with Bynx

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Mexico-based startup Fleet Renting has used technology from BynxFleet to drive its integrated mobility offering.

Siemens drives electromobility focus with Ubitricity investment

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Siemens Energy Management is to work with Ubitricity to develop electromobility solutions including for fleets.

Audi develops sustainable diesel from water

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Audi is to start producing ‘virtually CO2-neutral’ e-diesel from early next year, using renewable energy, water and CO2 taken from the atmosphere.

ARI pilots Alexa app

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ARI is running a pilot on a new Alexa app that enables drivers to request and receive fleet data with voice commands.

LeasePlan programme to help large corporates switch to EVs

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LeasePlan is launching a new electric vehicle pilot programme to help large corporates make the transition to electric vehicles.

Volvo XC60 ‘aces’ Euro NCAP tests

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The new Volvo XC60 has become the best all-round performer in Euro NCAP’s 2017 tests to date, including setting one of the best adult occupant protection results on record.

Allianz to launch Europe-wide telematics services for carmakers

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Allianz Worldwide Partners is to expand its portfolio of manufacturer-branded roadside assistance and warranty schemes with new telematics services for its automotive manufacturer clients.

Real-world fuel consumption gap hits 45% for company cars

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The gap between official fuel consumption figures and real-world performance in the EU has quadrupled since 2001, hitting an all-time high, new figures suggest.

EU plans for 30% cut in emissions by 2030

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The European Commission is looking to cut car and LCV emissions by 30% by 2030 under a proposal for post-2021 CO2 targets.

Mazda engines to target sub-EV CO2 emissions

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Mazda is targeting a combustion engine with lower well-to-wheel CO2 emissions than an electric vehicle, as part of a suite of fuel-saving solutions to cater for varying global market needs.

Electric Corsa to debut in 2020 under Opel turnaround plans

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Opel, and sibling Vauxhall, is to debut a next-generation electric Corsa and a plug-in hybrid version of its Grandland X crossover by 2020 under post-takeover plans to bring the company back into profit.

Radius launches telematics service in US

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Radius Payment Solutions is expanding into the US with a range of fleet services, including tracking.

October registrations rise and fall across Western Europe

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Car registrations grew by 4.6% in October in Western Europe year-on-year, according to the latest figures from LMC Automotive.

Eon confirms pan-European EV charging, with solutions for fleets

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Utility company, Eon, has launched a Europe-wide electric mobility initiative, including ultra-fast workplace charging points and a network enabling EV drivers to get from the UK to Romania by 2020.

Adding lightness to vehicles could reduce emissions by 40%

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A new report has concluded that 40% of emissions could be cut by reducing vehicle mass.

SEAT deal with Telefónica to aid mobility solutions

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SEAT has signed a deal with Spanish telecoms giant Telefónica as it looks to develop digitised mobility solutions.

Carmakers push ahead with plans for pan-European 350kW EV charging network

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BMW Group, Daimler, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group have committed to plans to launch a network of 400 ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles along major European routes.

Enel enters U.S. electric mobility market

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Italian utility company, Enel, has acquired charging point manufacturer eMotorWerks, with a view to incorporate its vehicle-to-grid technology platform as part of its global product offer.