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UK government loses third case over illegal air pollution

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The UK and Welsh governments will be required by law to draw up new plans to cure illegal levels of air pollution, following a third defeat in the High Court in London to environmental …

Volvo reveals new V60 estate

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Volvo Cars has unveiled the new V60 estate, which will renew its presence in the compact executive sector when it goes on sale later this year.

Rotary power returns as part of Mazda’s eco range

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Mazda has confirmed its first electric car will be available with an optional range extender; the first rotary engine fitted to its production models since the RX-8 coupe was discontinued in 2012.

New UK MD at Mitsubishi

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Mitsubishi has named Rob Lindley as its new UK managing director from 16 April, succeeding Lance Bradley.

Europcar and SnappCar develop car sharing solution

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Europcar Group and peer-to-peer car sharing firm SnappCar have launched a new car sharing solution in Germany and Denmark following an initial trial.

New Peugeot 508 targets the premium brands

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Peugeot hopes to attract fleets back to the D-segment with the new 508, re-designing it as a four-door coupe with a view to improving residual values and keeping running costs low.

Tougher action needed to curb rising oil demand, says BP

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Global oil demand and CO2 emissions will be higher in 2040 than in 2016, even with a total worldwide ban on all new combustion engine vehicles, according to the 2018 BP Energy Outlook report.

Lexus UX crossover to bring fight to X1 and Q3

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Lexus has teased an image of its forthcoming UX compact crossover, which will provide a rival to models including the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Volvo XC40.

Seat enters carsharing sector with Respiro acquisition

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Seat is expanding its mobility services focus with the acquisition of Spanish car sharing firm Respiro.

Global light vehicle sales up 2.4% in 2017

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Soaring demand in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America helped the LCV and car market rise 2.4% in 2017.

Italian true fleet market rises as private registrations fall

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The Italian fleet market put in a strong start to the year, although private registrations didn’t fare so well, according to latest Dataforce figures.

Vans, lorries and buses should come with standard alcohol interlocks, says new report

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Alcohol interlocks should be mandatory in all new professional vehicles and retrofitted to cars used by repeat drink-driving offenders.

Seat reveals Tarraco seven-seat SUV

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Seat has released the first image of its seven-seater SUV, confirming it will be named ‘Tarraco’ when it launches later this year.

Smaller electric vans hit parity with diesels

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Running costs for smaller electric vans are already on a level as diesel rivals, enabling an extra 80,000 to take to Europe’s roads, a new study has indicated.

EU car registrations up 7.1% in January

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Car registrations in the EU rose 7.1% in January although the rise was attributed to a positive calendar effect.

Enterprise expands into Finland

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Fleets will now be able to access Enterprise Holdings’ services in Finland following the appointment of the LänsiAuto Group as its franchisee for the country.

Countdown begins to International Fleet Meeting 2018 at Geneva 

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Fleet managers have just a few weeks left to register for this year’s International Fleet Meeting, which will bring senior industry speakers, a panel discussion on mobility management and a networking platform.

Arval targets non-company car drivers under growth plans

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Arval plans to significantly grow its international business by targeting non-company car drivers within its clients’ organisations.

Subscription models underpin LeasePlan strategy

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LeasePlan is placing increasing focus on usership and subscription models as it announces global fleet and profit growth for 2017.

Arval spearheads flexible EV solution as global fleet increases

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Arval has announced new product launches, including a flexible electric vehicle leasing solution with Renault, Nissan and NewMotion, as it expand its global fleet.

Europcar Group appoints group corporate sales director

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Tony Mikkelsen has joined Europcar Group as group corporate sales director.

New BMW X4 revealed

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BMW has revealed the second-generation X4 coupe-SUV, replacing a model which has sold 200,000 units since it launched in 2014.

Jean-Roch Piat named divisional CEO Europe at BCA

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BCA has appointed Jean-Roch Piat as divisional CEO Europe with overall responsibility for the firm’s European business.

UK accounts for one in six hybrids registered in Europe

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The United Kingdom was the largest-volume market in Europe for electrified vehicles during 2017, accounting for one in every six registered across the region, figures from ACEA reveal.

Exceptional year for EU-5 true fleet market

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The EU-5 true fleet market stepped up a gear in 2017 with one exception, according to latest figures from Dataforce.

Commercial Vehicle Partnership brings wide range of fleet services

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A new commercial vehicle ‘one-stop shop’ provider has launched, bringing a range of services for anyone running a CV fleet.

South European project to bring ultra-fast charger network from late 2018

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A new project that will bring a high-power electric vehicle charging network from late 2018 is now underway.

TomTom expands On-Street Parking Service

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TomTom’s On-Street Parking service is now available in 100 cities across Europe, including 13 new locations in the UK.

Hyundai Kona Electric details leaked ahead of reveal

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Hyundai has begun taking pre-orders for the Kona Electric in South Korea, hinting at a model range which is likely to be echoed when it launches in Europe this summer.

Iveco and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions offer Green Finance Schemes

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Fleets can now get preferential financing conditions on a range of Iveco Natural Power models under a new scheme.