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Nissan hope to accelerate mass EV adoption with quick-charger giveaway

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Strategically located, these new points will boost existing networks and give EV customers greater freedom and flexibility by effectively extending the range of their car. By recharging batteries in a fraction of the time …

Mazda Sales Thailand to resume production after severe flooding

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Choichi Yuki, managing director of MST, commented: ‘Mazda's business in Thailand as well as related businesses needs to resume operation as soon as possible – this will help maintain the supply in the Thai …

Kia Australia president and chief executive officer to take charge of Middle-East and Africa operations

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In his new role Mr Kim will be responsible for a market with Kia sales approaching 300,000 a year, more than 10 times the size of sales in Australia. ‘It is a very exciting …

BMW Group record best-ever October sales figures including key markets

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In Germany the company reported a 4.9% increase (24,364 / prev. yr. 23,220) in vehicle registrations. BMW reported a 2.0% increase in registrations to 20,977 vehicles (prev. yr. 20,557) and MINI experienced vigorous growth …

Fuel price increases will add further pressure on pockets of UK motorists – BCA

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Illustrating the possible consequences of this continuing rise in fuel on UK motorists, research from leading vehicle auction company, British Car Auctions (BCA) reveals that motorists are already planning to keep their cars for …

Leasedrive extends sole-supplier agreement with Experian for five years

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Experian was originally one of Masterlease UK's five largest customers, with a fleet size of around 650 vehicles, and, following the successful integration of Masterlease UK, it recognised the new Leasedrive Group as the …

Stratus Group invests US$ 32m in Brazillian corporate fleet management company, Maestro

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The equity transaction was also financed by a co-investment from DEG – the German Development Financial Institution – and represents the first transaction of the Stratus Capital Partners program, which has recently been launched …

Another major contract win for White Clarke Group

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The project is currently underway with a leading automotive player and is due to go live next year. WCG already has significant Latin American automotive experience in countries such as Mexico and Brazil and …

Telogis expands insurance telematics presence with new acquisition

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The acquisition expands Telogis’ presence in the insurance market through the addition of Onboard Advisor, a Safety-Driven Insurance service focusing on loss prevention and risk reduction provided exclusively by Liberty Mutual Agency Corporation. ‘This …

TomTom to provide Vauxhall / Opel with semi-integrated navigation

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TomTom Connect is neatly integrated in the vehicle and provides a great navigation experience; offering LIVE Services, including TomTom HD Traffic and dynamic routing. It gives drivers the fastest route to their destination based …

General Motors to severe ties with Saab due to risks posed by Chinese sale

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The two firms have struck a deal worth in the region of €100m to buy Saab from its current Dutch owner, Swedish Automobile, in what amounts as a rescue plan for the company formerly …

Chrysler Australia and Grand Cherokee post strong October results

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Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge sales for October 2011 were up by 173 units on last year to 937 (764 in 2010) as was YTD sales, at 9,434 compared to the same period last year …

Karl Stracke appointed as GM president for Europe, effective March 2012

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Karl Stracke will succeed Reilly as president of GM Europe, effective January 1 2012. Stracke will continue as chief executive officer of Opel/Vauxhall and will join the GM Executive Operations Committee immediately. Reilly will remain …

NAFA opens submissions for 2012 Sustainable Fleet Awards

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Submissions are open from now until 17 February 2012. Entrants must be members of NAFA Fleet Management Association to qualify. Applications may be submitted by any individual who is directly employed in a vehicle management role …

Daimler and BAIC expand cooperation

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The two firms have signed a letter of intent stating that they are to ‘evaluate additional initiatives at corporate level as well as to support each other with further investments’. The latest agreement builds …

Ford chooses NAVTEQ as sole-supplier of maps for SYNC MyFord Touch GPS

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MyFord Touch featuring NAVTEQ map data is scheduled to launch on multiple 2013 Ford and Lincoln vehicles in North America early next year, with expanded features such as NAVTEQ Voice, Speed Limit information, Enhanced …

Volkswagen launches Quicar car-sharing scheme in Hanover

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Under the scheme, 200 specially branded Golf BlueMotion models will be available for short-term rental from 30 minutes, initially from 50 stations distributed throughout the city area. In addition, a further 70 vehicles are …

Hungarian division of Business Lease Group appoints new managing director

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He will replace the current managing director, Sven Lundquist who has successfully managed and developed the company over the past 5 years, will return to his home country – the Czech Republic. Since its …

NAFA reduces 2012 I&E prices and expands options

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In addition the organisation has expanded the choices for registration to include numerous options ranging from single day passes, two-day passes, and full conference registration with or without meals. Fleet managers can even attend the …

Tata Motors Ltd to bring Land-Rover Evoque to Indian market

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Tata Motors, which controls U.K.-based luxury vehicle maker Jaguar and Land Rover, will sell four variants of the Evoque with the top-end version priced at 5.67m rupees. Three variants of the Evoque will be …

Audi UK appoints Martin Sander as new director to replace Jeremy Hicks

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Martin has had a highly successful career with Audi AG in Germany and other parts of Europe since joining the firm 16 years ago. He has extensive marketing and operations experience and has worked …

Kia to buid third manufacturing plant in China to meet rising domestic demand

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The signing ceremony for the investment MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) to build the new Dongfeng Yueda Kia Plant 3 in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province was attended by more than 50 Chinese government officials and Kia …

Skoda Citygo to enter Czech market from November, Europe next year

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Amongst these is Skoda’s three-door hatchback Citigo, which shares its platform with the Volkswagen Up! model. Both are produced at the company’s manufacturing plant in south-western Slovakia alongside various other models. Vitezslav Pelc, Skoda …

Volkswagen India posts increase in sales during October 2011

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The company had sold 4,343 units in the corresponding period last year, Volkswagen said in a statement. The compact Polo and Vento sedan models continue to act as the skeletal backbone for the Indian division …

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand appoints new head of sales for Europe

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In this function, he will report direct to Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. Chardon is to succeed Alain Favey (Inset, Right), who will be transferring …

Luxury automaker Infiniti to set up global headquarters in Hong-Kong

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The move comes as Infiniti seeks to lift total global sales to 500,000 vehicles a year, as part of Nissan's six-year mid-term business plan, Nissan Power 88. Infiniti's growth strategy is expected to be …

Ford celebrates success at prestigious ACFO Awards ceremony

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The "blue oval" won four of the seven award categories, which included the Ford Focus being voted the nation’s number one company car by influential fleet decision-makers for the first time since 2004. The …

Skoda continues "growth plan" with successful first nine months 2011

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From January to September, sales revenue rose 21.2% to €7.6bn compared to the same period last year. At the same time, the operating profit increased 83.1% to €575m and thus already exceeds the last …

Nissan announces H1 fiscal year financial results

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In the six months through September, net income after taxes totalled 183.4bn yen (US $2.30bn, €1.61bn), down 12.0% compared with the same period last year. Net revenues were 4.3674trn yen (US $54.73bn, €38.41bn) in …

Mitsubishi to begin production of North American i-MiEV

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Produced at the company’s Mizushima plant, the North American version of the i-MiEV will first be available in Hawaii as well as the United States' western coastal states of California, Washington, and Oregon from …