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Astrata telematics solution now available for LCVs in France

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Astrata has launched its VanLinc services for LCV operators in France, building on 25 years of telematics solutions development for high-end heavy goods vehicles.

Best-ever first quarter for Porsche, aided by PHEV sales

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Porsche‘s first quarter of 2018 has kicked off to a flying start, with around 63,500 vehicle sales globally, including a noteworthy 60% of buyers who opt for the Panamera choose the plug-in hybrid variant.

Seat pushes for CNG as alternative to electrification

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Seat will spearhead development of CNG technology for the entire Volkswagen Group, which the company sees as a viable alternative to established fuels and electric vehicles, the brand’s president Luca de Meo announced at …

Emilio Herrera appointed COO at Kia Motors Europe

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Kia Motors Europe has appointed Emilio Herrera as its new chief operating officer, replacing Michael Cole.

New Audi A6 Avant puts focus on practicality and aesthetics

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Audi’s new A6 Avant will bring the same boot space as before despite introducing a more aggressive design.

Brexit continuing to cause decline in UK true fleet

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The UK true fleet market continued to bear the brunt of VED changes and uncertainty over Brexit in March while diesel registrations continued to fall, according to latest figures from Dataforce.

Can carsharing play a decisive role in electric mobility uptake?

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A White Paper showcasing the five main reasons why e-carsharing already plays a central role in the development of electric mobility has been published by car2go.

Byton expands with new executive appointments

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Two new executives have joined Byton – the fledgling electric vehicle startup – in its senior management team.

Are car brands failing potential EV buyers?

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Potential electric car buyers are increasingly confused and frustrated over their online experience, according to analysis by Sophus3.

BMW and Mini sign up to car subscription scheme

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BMW Group UK has partnered with car subscription firm Drover to offer drivers access to BMW and Mini vehicles for a monthly all-in subscription payment.

AutoBinck expands mobility work with Fleet Support Groep acquisition

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Automotive and fleet management firm AutoBinck has bolstered its Smart Mobility division with the acquisition of Fleet Support Groep B.V.

PSA furthers electric vehicle plans with dedicated division

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PSA Group is creating a standalone electric vehicle division as it pushes ahead with plans to have electric models across its range by 2025.

Former Opel CEO joins mobility start-up

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Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann, who held the role of Vauxhall/Opel CEO until the company’s sale to PSA last year, has joined the board of mobility startup Door2door and will also be investing in the firm.

Dekra to drive fleet services under new role

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Dekra Automotive has appointed a new head of sales as the UK company looks to further increase its support to fleet and automotive firms.

Mercedes’ Uber-rivalling ride-hailing service goes live in London

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Mercedes-Benz Vans and US technology start-up Via have launched their on-demand ridesharing ViaVanjoint venture in London as part of its ongoing roll-out in Europe.

New Europcar UK sales and marketing director to drive mobility solutions

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Europcar UK has named Jose Blanco as its new sales & marketing director. 

Vauxhall to build PSA vans in Luton from mid-2019

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PSA Group is extending the capacity of the Vauxhall van plant in Luton by almost 50%, with a new Vivaro on its own platform due to be built there, alongside Peugeot and Citroën vans, …

Lex Autolease improves customer handover experience with moDel

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UK leasing and fleet management giant Lex Autolease has implemented the moDel solution from Ebbon-Dacs to handle all its new vehicle delivery and used vehicle collection operations.

Concerns for U.S. auto industry as EPA weakens emissions standards

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is facing strong criticism for weakening greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles to 2025, with concerns that it could affect the domestic industry, …

Power of Data Survey – Have your say on the future of fleet

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Fleet World and International Fleet World, in association with Shell Commercial Fleet, would like to invite you to take part in an exclusive reader survey that explores the latest fleet trends.

Diesel emissions policies open to loopholes, study warns

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Policymakers are being warned to take a wider look at the effects of vehicle emissions to avoid creating loopholes, a team of scientists has warned, following a study showing diesel engines with ‘defeat devices’ …

Mazda CX-3 updated for Euro 6d

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Mazda has updated the CX-3 compact SUV with new technology and engine upgrades to bring emissions in line with the latest Euro 6d requirements.

Alphabet expands into Ireland

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Alphabet’s full range of operational and financial leasing products and services are now available in Ireland under a new collaboration.

Facelifted Hyundai Tucson gets new engines and driver aids

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Hyundai has facelifted the Tucson with an updated design and revised equipment and engines.

Netherlands’ DTC Media optimises vehicle evaluations with Indicata

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Automotive marketing firm DTC Media is using real-time market intelligence from Indicata to optimise its vehicle evaluations and connects car dealers with online customers.

Volvo XC60 takes 2018 World Car of the Year title

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The Volvo XC60 has fought off 33 competitors to take the 2018 World Car of the Year crown at the New York International Auto Show.

BMW and Daimler merge mobility solutions

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BMW and Daimler are to merge their mobility offerings in a deal that will bring fleets a single source for everything from ride-hailing to EV charging.

eCall introduction could prevent 1,500 deaths per year

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eCall is to become mandatory in all new cars sold in Europe from next week, helping to save lives and reduce the severity of injuries.

Fleetcompetence Group completes global consultancy network

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Fleetcompetence Group is now offering its consultancy services on an international basis following its latest expansion.

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.