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All-new RAV4 drops diesel

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Toyota’s new RAV4 will bring much tougher styling and petrol/hybrid powertrains as the brand pushes ahead with plans to axe diesels from its European line-up.

Colas CZ to drive fuel efficiency with Trakm8 solution

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Czech road construction specialist Colas CZ is deploying telematics and route optimisation from Trakm8 to improve the day-to-day management of its assets and reduce fuel consumption.

Jaguar and Google to launch 20,000 driverless EVs

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 Jaguar Land Rover and Google subsidiary Waymo are launching a self-driving transport service later this year, with a fleet of 20,000 I-Pace electric cars.

Kia scoops United Nations global fleet deal

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The United Nations Procurement Division (UN/DP) has awarded a deal to Kia Motors to provide vehicles to support UN causes around the world.

Volvo sister brand to build plug-in hybrid SUVs in Belgium

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Chinese-owned car company, Lynk & Co, is to build its first subscription-funded hybrid SUVs at the Belgian factory of sister brand Volvo Cars from 2019, with a focus on urban drivers.

Daimler and BYD unveil China-only EV with 500km range

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Daimler and Chinese partner BYD have launched a new electric vehicle solely for the Chinese market.

ALD Automotive managed fleet exceeds 500,000 in France

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ALD Automotive has passed the milestone of managing 500,000 vehicles in France.

Wim Buzzi and Alain Duez join FleetVision consulting team

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FleetVision has strengthened its consultancy team with the appointment of two highly experienced professionals.

2018 PRAISE Awards to recognise fleet safety achievements

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Entries are now open for the 2018 PRAISE Awards, which will recognise European fleets at the forefront of road safety.

True fleet market in Italy records double-digit growth in February

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Italy’s true fleet market rose 15.4% in February although the overall new car market recorded a decline.

Prioritise those active safety systems with optimal results, say carmakers to EU

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EU policymakers are being urged to focus on the most effective vehicle safety measures with the strongest positive impact in its proposals for revisions to vehicle safety regulations due this May.

European Fleet and Mobility Association launches

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A new umbrella organisation for fleet and mobility management has launched to represent the interests of fleet and mobility managers on a European level.

LeasePlan sets out Car-as-a-Service and CarNext.com plans in annual report

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LeasePlan has outlined its strategy for increasing its focus on usership and subscription models in its 2017 Annual Report.

Volkswagen reveals new Touareg SUV

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Volkswagen’s premium-class Touareg SUV will be replaced at the end of this year, with the new model including a plug-in hybrid for the first time.

DS cuts two models as it readies new range

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Production of the DS 4 and DS 5 will end by the end of this year, as DS Automobiles begins a transition period towards a new model range, the carmaker has confirmed.

Seat outlines new model launches

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Over the next couple of years to 2020 Seat plans to release a new car every six months, with first arrivals Tarraco and Ateca followed by Seat’s first hybrid and EV.

FloowDrive provides insurers with telematics platform for fleets

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Global telematics company The Floow has launched a production-ready telematics platform that it says can be used to insurers to develop a telematics solution for drivers and fleets within days.

Spanish true fleet market pushes higher in February

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After an exceptional start to the year, the Spanish true fleet market continued to excel in February with growth of 21.8% and further growth predicted for the year.

Diesel continues decline in European new car registrations

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New car diesel demand in Europe continued to fall in February despite an overall rise in new car registrations.

NewMotion highlights continued EV growth in Europe

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An increase in EV charging sessions to more than half a million were witnessed by NewMotion in 2017, latest figures reveal.

Octo Telematics and RCI Bank partner for global telematics

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RCI Bank and Services, Groupe Renault’s global finance company, is to use telematics services and data analytics from Octo Telematics, including providing services for fleet customers.

Uber halts self-driving car tests following fatal accident

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Uber has suspended its pilot programmes on autonomous cars in the US following a fatal accident.

Senior appointments at Cox Automotive

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Cox Automotive, which includes brands such as Manheim, has announced a series of senior appointments.

Audi and Airbus develop autonomous flying taxi concept

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Audi has teamed up with Airbus and design/engineer company Italdesign to develop an electric autonomous flying taxi concept.

Diesel-rivalling economy for new VW Golf petrol engine

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Volkswagen has added a new petrol engine to the Golf line-up, said to offer fuel efficiency equivalent to a diesel engine.

EU auto makers call for action on urgent Brexit issues

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The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is urging Brexit negotiators to take action on urgent industry issues, including the impact on EU CO2 targets.

Switch to smart grid to enable all-electric fleet at UPS

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Delivery firm UPS has deployed a new smart grid solution that will help it switch its delivery fleet over completely to electric trucks.

BMW takes full control of DriveNow

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BMW Group has taken the remaining shares in car sharing firm DriveNow, which now becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of the group.

Sixt merges corporate services to offer customised mobility solutions

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Sixt has taken a further step in plans to offer a one-stop shop for customised mobility solutions by bundling together its products in the corporate customer segment.

UK true fleet market remains beleaguered

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True fleet registrations in the UK continued to decline in February as the overall car market remained affected by a number of issues.