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Volkswagen to offer electric car sharing globally from 2020

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Volkswagen is to roll out vehicle-on-demand services, in particular car sharing, based entirely on electric vehicles from 2019.

Volvo drives shift to mobility with standalone brand

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Volvo has launched a standalone mobility brand as it looks to provide urban drivers with advanced alternatives to traditional car ownership.

New tool to drive development of smart cities

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Organisations and local authorities planning for the development of smart cities and autonomous vehicle usage can now use a new tool to get access to data insights on everything from seatbelt usage to potholes …

Paul Bradbury appointed MD at Dekra Automotive

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Dekra Automotive, which offers a number of services in the fleet, retail, aftersales and support services sector, has appointed Paul Bradbury as its new managing director.

Volkswagen previews Polo-sized SUV

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Volkswagen is extending its SUV line-up with a Juke-sized model called the T-Cross, set to break cover in the autumn.

Dekra acquires Gain Solutions

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Dekra Automotive has acquired UK-based vehicle inspection and fleet management firm Gain Solutions for an undisclosed amount.

ZF and e.GO autonomous electric van to debut from 2019

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Technology firm ZF has teamed up with Aachen-based EV specialist e.GO Mobile AG to start production of autonomous electric minibuses and commercial vehicles from 2019.

French true fleet market hits a rock

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The French true fleet sector saw its first downturn in 13 months, latest figures for May from Dataforce show.

Petrol Minis to get particulate filters

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Mini is adding petrol particulate filters across its range, as part of upgrade measures for new models manufactured from July onwards.

ALD acquires Spanish flexible rental specialist

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ALD has acquired Spain’s Reflex Alquiler Flexible de Vehículos, providing it with a valuable route into the SME flexible rental market in the country.

APD Global Research launches automotive consultancy division

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Automotive research specialist APD Global Research has launched a new consultancy division to support its Voice360, Talkback360 customer experience programmes and bespoke market research capabilities in the UK, Europe, Middle East and America.

New technology cuts petrol CO2 by 20%

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UK engineering specialists are currently working on new engine technology that they say is already cutting CO2 emissions by around 20% – aiming to secure a longer-term future for the internal combustion engine and …

ChargePoint to provide integrated fleet EV solutions with Kisensum acquisition

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ChargePoint has acquired US-based e-mobility software specialist Kisensum in a deal that it says will bring further EV solutions for fleet operators globally.

Drivy app updates to make car sharing even easier  

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The Drivy car sharing app has received a number of new updates as the service passes the milestone of two million active users globally.

BP charges up forecourt network with Chargemaster acquisition

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Chargemaster is to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of BP, as the fuel company looks to roll out a network of ultra-fast electric vehicle charging points at its forecourts across the UK.

BCA scores BMW UK and Alphabet remarketing deal

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BMW UK has signed up BCA Marketplace to provide a range of physical and digital remarketing solutions, including defleeting vehicles for its Alphabet fleet management and leasing business.

European car market shows signs of slowdown

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European car registrations saw slight growth in May as volumes actually hit their highest level in over a decade, according to latest data from Jato.

Italian true fleet market records first downturn this year

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May brought the first negative result for the Italian true fleet market in 2018 while the overall market also saw a slight downturn.

ALD to provide car sharing for MaaS Global mobility service

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Mobility operator Maas Global has signed up ALD Automotive to provide car sharing for its ‘Whim’ Mobility as a Service app in Helsinki, Finland.

Uber gets short-term licence for London

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Uber has been granted a 15-month probationary licence to operate in London after making changes to its practices.

Fleet research to help shape future road risk solutions

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Fleet operators globally are being asked to take part in research that could help develop new road risk solutions while also highlighting any areas of concern for participants.

LeasePlan USA and eDriving partner for fleet road risk solutions

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LeasePlan USA has partnered with online driver training and global driver risk management specialist eDriving to offer new road risk solutions to its fleet clients.

Arval ‘SMaRT’ approach to help fleets shift to greener mobility

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Arval has developed a new five-step methodology to help European fleets transition towards cleaner, greener vehicles.

Geotab expands into EV telematics with FleetCarma buy

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Geotab has acquired electric vehicle telematics firm FleetCarma as it looks to position itself as a dominant player for EV fleet management.

Toyota to replace Avensis with hybrid Camry

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Toyota is reintroducing the Camry saloon to Western Europe as a hybrid-only range, indirectly replacing the Avensis and taking its presence in the D-segment upmarket.

Chevin launches global fleet management consultancy

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Fleet management software specialist Chevin has launched a new global consultancy service that will help firms evaluate and streamline their business processes and fleet management practices.

More power and safety kit for 2019 Mazda MX-5

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Mazda’s refreshed MX-5 is to go on sale in Europe this summer, bringing increased power and safety equipment.

Audi and Airbus to trial flying taxis in Germany

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Audi’s home city of Ingolstadt is to play host to trials of flying taxis developed by the carmaker and Airbus as part of an EU initiative that could help solve road congestion.

ERM targets fleets and OEMs with anti-ransomware solution

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ERM Advanced Telematics has developed a new solution that it says can protect vehicles against ransomware and other cyber-attacks.

Queensland commuters to be offered smarter ways to pay

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Commuters in Queensland, Australia, are to be offered a variety of means to pay for public transport – including smartphones and smartwatches.