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True fleet market up 21% in France as diesel registrations stay strong

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The French true fleet market outperformed the rest of the EU-5 in October, with registrations up 20.8% to more than 43,000 units.

5th International Fleet Meeting in Geneva to bring expert industry insights

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Fleet operators can once again sign up to the International Fleet Meeting at the Geneva Motor Show to access a wealth of opportunities to network and hear from expert speakers.

Maserati Deutschland appoints two new fleet contacts

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Maserati Deutschland has appointed Chan Uk Jun and Florian Binner as fleet sales managers for Central Europe.

Askul announces total switch to EVs and renewable energy by 2030

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Askul Corporation becomes first company to simultaneously join The Climate Group’s global electric campaigns: making the switch to 100% renewable power and transport by 2030.

Major fuel companies to host pan-European EV charging network

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Four of Europe’s largest forecourt operators have signed up to host ultra-fast electric vehicle charging points under strategic partnerships with the manufacturer-backed pan-European Ionity network, securing half of the 400 sites planned by 2020.

Infiniti QX50 to debut industry-first petrol engine tech

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Infiniti has unveiled its forthcoming QX50 SUV ahead of its debut at the LA Motor Show next week.

Latest cloud technology opens up Sofico’s Miles solution to connected car and mobility uses

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Sofico has updated its Miles software system with a new services platform built upon the latest cloud technology, enabling its use in an array of fresh mobility and connected car areas.

Steffen Giebler appointed corporate sales and remarketing director at Hyundai Motor Europe

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Steffen Giebler has join Hyundai Motor to lead its corporate sales and remarketing activities in Europe as the company highlights the significance of the fleet market to its growth targets.

Uber covered up data hack for more than a year

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Uber has admitted to concealing a data hack that saw personal data of 57 million of its ride-hailing users globally compromised.

UK True Fleet slumps while AFVs climb

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In October, the British True Fleet market remained in a slump for the seventh consecutive month, while in contrast alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) increasingly buck the trend, according to latest DataForce figures.

ABB wins contract for 15 new fast chargers in Iceland

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Iceland’s Reykjavik Energy has awarded a public sector tender to install 15 new fast chargers to ABB.

Ford and Zotye partner for China EV joint venture

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Ford and privately owned Chinese automobile manufacturer Zotye have inked a deal to develop and manufacture electric vehicles under a new Chinese brand as they also explore the market for mobility services.

Volvo helps foundations for self-driving Uber taxis

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Volvo Cars has signed a non-exclusive framework with Uber to sell “tens of thousands” of vehicles with the hardware for autonomous driving on board, enabling the private hire firm to develop its own self-driving …

Mercedes-Benz Vans to electrify all commercial model ranges

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Mercedes-Benz Vans has confirmed plans to offer all its commercial van model lines with electric drive, starting with the Electric Mercedes-Benz eVito van now available to order.

Europcar Group opens new franchises in Middle East and Africa

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Europcar Group has opened new franchises in nine countries for its Europcar and InterRent brands.

Fleets offered chance to trial ALD digital parking app

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ALD Automotive drivers and fleet managers in Austria are being offered the chance to trial a new digital parking app.

Vehicles re-tested under WLTP showing ‘greater than expected’ CO2 rises

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Vehicles re-tested under the new WLTP fuel economy cycle are recording “greater than expected” CO2 emissions when figures are converted back to NEDC, JATO Dynamics has warned, resulting in possible increases in fleet taxation.

US pilot to open up ex-lease Toyota vehicles to rideshare drivers

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A new product that will make previously leased Toyotas available for short-term rentals to rideshare drivers is to go on trial in the US.

LA Motor Show preview for new Mazda6

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The Mazda6 will get updated styling, premium interior upgrades and new technology as part of a heavy upgrade due next year.

SEAT ‘guardian angel’ concept features breathalyser and black box tech

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A new SEAT concept car featuring risk-reducing technology including a built-in breathalyser has gone on display at the Smart City Expo event in Barcelona.

German true fleet market recovers lustre

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Germany’s true fleet market built on September’s narrow gain of 0.1% with a more positive performance in October.

European Parliament backs call for making driver assistance systems compulsory

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The European Parliament has given its backing to a call for driver assistance systems such as autonomous emergency braking to be made standard on new cars.

Fleet Renting drives shift to integrated mobility with Bynx

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Mexico-based startup Fleet Renting has used technology from BynxFleet to drive its integrated mobility offering.

Siemens drives electromobility focus with Ubitricity investment

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Siemens Energy Management is to work with Ubitricity to develop electromobility solutions including for fleets.

Audi develops sustainable diesel from water

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Audi is to start producing ‘virtually CO2-neutral’ e-diesel from early next year, using renewable energy, water and CO2 taken from the atmosphere.

ARI pilots Alexa app

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ARI is running a pilot on a new Alexa app that enables drivers to request and receive fleet data with voice commands.

LeasePlan programme to help large corporates switch to EVs

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LeasePlan is launching a new electric vehicle pilot programme to help large corporates make the transition to electric vehicles.

Volvo XC60 ‘aces’ Euro NCAP tests

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The new Volvo XC60 has become the best all-round performer in Euro NCAP’s 2017 tests to date, including setting one of the best adult occupant protection results on record.

Allianz to launch Europe-wide telematics services for carmakers

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Allianz Worldwide Partners is to expand its portfolio of manufacturer-branded roadside assistance and warranty schemes with new telematics services for its automotive manufacturer clients.

Real-world fuel consumption gap hits 45% for company cars

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The gap between official fuel consumption figures and real-world performance in the EU has quadrupled since 2001, hitting an all-time high, new figures suggest.