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Governments across EU urged to up game on safety

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The number of road deaths in the European Union fell 2% last year but much more work is needed by Member States to ensure EU targets are met.

Audi drops diesel from new A1 lineup

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Audi’s second-generation A1 drops diesel from the line-up following a completely new redesign that introduces many features from its larger siblings.

Volkswagen and Ford talks could lead to joint vans

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Volkswagen and Ford are exploring a strategic alliance that could see the carmakers jointly develop a range of commercial vehicles.

Hyundai and Audi deal to further fuel cell tech development

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Hyundai and Audi are partnering to develop joint fuel cell technologies for future models in a move to accelerate the fuel cell electric vehicle market.

Audi names Abraham Schot as interim CEO

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Audi has confirmed the appointment of Abraham Schot as interim CEO with immediate effect.

Magna and BJEV to build EVs in China

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Auto supplier Magna is teaming up with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co (BJEV) – a subsidiary of China’s BAIC – to design and build electric vehicles in China, with the first vehicles due from 2020.

Double-digit drop for German true fleet market

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Germany’s true fleet channel was hit by a 12.0% decline in May on the back of a decrease in the number of working days and a record month last year.

UPS to buy extra 950 electric vans from Workhorse

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Parcel delivery giant UPS has placed a further order for 950 electric vans from US truck manufacturer Workhorse.

JLR launches unlimited-mileage car subscription service

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Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Ventures mobility services arm has launched a new all-inclusive car subscription service targeted at high-mileage drivers.

Renault to invest more than €1bn in France for EVs

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France is to become a centre of excellence for Renault’s electric vehicles with an investment of more than €1bn in development and production.

Mazda doubts near-future CO2 benefits from EVs

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Mazda sees electric vehicles offering less near-future potential for cutting CO2 emissions than improvements to combustion engines, owing to the way the energy is generated.

EU road safety coalition commits to work towards zero traffic fatalities

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A coalition of major players in the European car and automotive industry has signed a road safety pledge to contribute to achieving zero traffic fatalities by 2050 through a range of measures.

VW agrees to pay €1bn fine from German prosecutors

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Volkswagen has been fined €1bn for emissions cheating by German prosecutors.

Opel/Vauxhall to develop next-gen four-cylinder petrols for PSA

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PSA is to draw upon Opel/Vauxhall’s expertise in engine development for its next-generation of petrol engines.

Spanish true fleet sector records double-digit growth

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The true fleet market in Spain continued to see strong growth in May, recording another month of double-digit growth, at 16.1%.

Sophus3 signs deals with VW and Porsche

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Automotive digital data specialist Sophus3 has won new global accounts with Volkswagen’s and Porsche’s corporate headquarters in Wolfsburg and Stuttgart respectively.

Toyota’s Yuko carsharing club expands to Italy

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Toyota has expanded its Yuko carsharing club into Venice, Italy.

Daimler urged to start Mercedes recalls

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Daimler is being urged to push ahead with a recall on some Mercedes models in Europe following allegations of ‘defeat devices’.

Incentivised carpooling to benefit large fleets in Germany

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Toyota Financial Services has partnered with carpooling technology company Faxi to help reduce single-occupancy journeys in Hamburg.

UK true fleet market scores second month of growth

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The UK’s true fleet sector was up for the second month running in May, while alternatively fuelled vehicles put in a strong performance.

Ford explores future for self-driving food deliveries

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Ford is looking at how self-driving food deliveries might work with the help of a pilot project in Miami.

Masternaut restructure puts the focus on real-time data

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Telematics and fleet management company, Masternaut, is re-shaping its operations to focus on software rather than hardware, aimed at helping businesses and Governments better utilise fleets’ data.

Third-gen Sprinter gets wide-ranging telematics options

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Fleets buying the new Sprinter can opt for a range of connected solutions to streamline their operations.

AlphaCity expands into multi-make vehicles and LCVs

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Alphabet’s AlphaCity corporate car-sharing scheme has been expanded to cover multi-make vehicles as well as LCVs for the first time.

Land Rover moves Discovery production to Slovakia

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Land Rover is moving production of the Discovery to its new factory in Slovakia, ending almost 30 years of production of the SUV in Solihull.

FCA partners with LeasePlan

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has teamed up with LeasePlan as it drives its services to fleets, including SMEs, within its European dealer network.

Company Car and Van Tax 2018-19 guide published for UK

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The eighth edition of the Company Car and Van Tax publication is now available, providing details on all areas of UK tax for fleets.

BMW to make EV charging easier than refuelling

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BMW is introducing wireless, inductive charging for the 530e iPerformance model from next month.

MEPs call for EU clampdown on clocking

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The EU Commission is considering calls to draft new laws to combat mileage fraud as MEPs call for a clampdown.

Kia Niro EV to offer 450km range

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Kia’s forthcoming electric Niro SUV will offer a range of up to 450km when it launches in the UK next year, according to details released at the Busan International Motor Show in Korea.