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NAFA Vegas Fleet Workshops to focus on policies and sustainability

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NAFA Fleet Management Association is to run two one-day, back-to-back workshops on Developing Fleet Policies and Creating Sustainable Fleets.

NETS launches Cost of Collisions calculator for fleets

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A new Cost of Collisions Calculator is now available on The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) website to help employers measure their company’s cost of crashes.

SEAT pilots grocery drop-offs into driver boots

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SEAT has teamed up with urban mobility and parking solutions provider Saba to trial a new solution that can deliver drivers’ grocery shopping directly to their car.

Arval creates director of international development role for François-Xavier Castille

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Arval France managing director François-Xavier Castille has taken on the newly created role director of international development with immediate effect.

Robust LCV sales lead to expanded Groupe PSA production

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Groupe PSA is to introduce a fourth production team and hire nearly 600 temporary employees by May 2018 at its Sevelnord plant in Hordain, France.

Over half of Norway’s new cars were hybrid or electric in 2017

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Electric and hybrid vehicles accounted for more than half of Norway’s new car market during 2017, while petrol and diesel volumes were outpaced by plug-ins for the first time.

Pan-European solution to help fleets shift to business mobility

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A new service that can manage all business-related travel costs and make recommendations for optimising employee mobility is now available from TMC.

Kia to launch long range Niro EV

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Kia Motors has confirmed the new Niro EV will have a “substantially larger range” than the competing Hyundai Ioniq.

Hyundai to develop Level 4 autonomous vehicles by 2021

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Autonomous Hyundai models are to be tested in pilot smart cities across the globe from early next decade.

BMW becomes first carmaker to offer live safety data from Here

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BMW is to offer real-time safety alerts from mid-2018 under a partnership with digital maps provider Here Technologies.

Deadline looms for entries for 2018 NAFA FLEXY awards

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Global fleet management professionals have just weeks left to submit entries for NAFA’s 2018 Fleet Excellence Awards.

BMW and MINI ranges to adopt i3 traction control tech

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BMW is set to roll out the traction control system from the i3 electric car across all future BMW and MINI products as it shows how electric vehicle tech can be used to enhance …

New Brussels LEZ could lead to foreigners facing steep fines

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A new environmental low emission zone (LEZ) has come into force in Brussels, Belgium, on 1 Jan 2018, which could lead to drivers facing large fines for non compliance.

Road fatalities in Ireland reach record low

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The number of road deaths in Ireland fell 15% in 2017, according to new figures published by the country’s Road Safety Authority (RSA).

EU commercial vehicle registrations continue growth

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Commercial vehicle registrations across the EU continued to grow in November despite a downturn in pace.

World’s ‘first’ zero-emission neutral vehicles created by Deutsche Post

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Deutsche Post DHL Group is trialling particulate filters on StreetScooter test vans, said to create the first emissions-neutral vehicle.

Hyundai names Michael Stewart as UK fleet director

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Nissan’s head of leasing, specialist fleet sales and rental Michael Stewart has joined Hyundai Motor UK as its new fleet director.

Daimler’s ViaVan JV to pilot ridesharing in Berlin

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Berlin’s public transportation authority, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), has teamed up with the ViaVan joint venture between Mercedes-Benz Vans and US technology start-up Via to introduce on-demand ridesharing to Berlin.

Volkswagen e-Crafter starts fleet trials

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Volkwagen’s new e-Crafter van has started fleet trials with an international group of major customers.

Daimler acquires majority stake in French Uber rival

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Daimler has acquired a majority stake in French Uber rival Chauffeur Privé, with a view to fully acquiring it by 2019.

FCA launches Leasys in Belgium

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Leasys, FCA Bank’s contract hire company, is continuing its drive for international expansion with its launch into Belgium as it looks to become one of the top five European Contract Hire players within the …

ABAX expands in Denmark with Fleetfinder acquisition

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Telematics firm ABAX is continuing its European expansion plans with the acquisition of Danish tracking firm Fleetfinder for an undisclosed amount.

Honda previews dual-motor Insight hybrid

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Honda will unveil a prototype of the next Insight hybrid at the Detroit Motor Show, featuring a new two-motor hybrid system aimed at rivalling the economy of the Toyota Prius and Hyundai Ioniq.

Volkswagen subsidiary to install 2,800 charging points

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Volkswagen Group subsidiary, Electrify America, is to install 2,800 electric vehicle charging points in 17 of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States during the next 18 months.

Belgian charging network connects France and Netherlands

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Belgium’s UNIT-E charging network has added 25 rapid chargers along key routes spanning between the French and Dutch borders, enabling easier long-distance travel for electric vehicles.

Renault and Brilliance push ahead with Chinese LCV joint venture

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Groupe Renault and China’s Brilliance have confirmed a deal on a joint venture to manufacture and sell LCVs in China under the Jinbei, Renault and Huasong brands.

EQUA Index extended to electric vehicles

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Emissions Analytics has extended its EQUA Index programme to test electric vehicles.

Denso acquires smartphone-as-a-key technology startup

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Automotive parts and technology company, Denso, has acquired American company InfiniteKey, with a view to developing systems enabling smartphones to be used instead of vehicle keys.

Toyota Motor Europe appoints new general manager fleet

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has confirmed that Dimitris Tripospitis will take on the role of general manager fleet from 1 January.

50% Toyota global sales to be electrified by 2030

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Toyota estimates half of the company’s global sales will be electrified by 2030.