Category : News

Fleetworx achieves ISO 27001

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Car fleet supply chain management specialist Fleetworx has achieved certification to the internationally recognised ISO 27001 standard.

Pod Point expands presence in Norway

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Pod Point has been appointed as Nissan’s preferred supplier for homechargers in Norway, building on the firms’ existing partnership.

Audi On Demand now available in Japan

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Audi has debuted its On Demand carsharing scheme in Japan as it also expands the offering in Hong Kong.

Traxall drives global fleet management services with new appointment

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Traxall International, a major independent provider of outsourced fleet management services, has appointed Leomont Wouda as its international business development director, as well as managing director of Traxall Belgium.

PostNL becomes first fleet in Europe to deploy Master Z.E.

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PostNL, a mail, parcel and e-commerce corporation in the Netherlands, has deployed the first two Renault Master Z.E. models built in Europe as it looks to reduce its CO2 emissions.

Volvo plans for 50% EV sales by 2025

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Volvo has set out plans to position itself as a leading player in the global automotive business by 2025 – including generating half its annual sales from fully electric vehicles.

UK government to clamp down on emissions cheating 

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The UK government is introducing new regulations to crack down on emissions cheating among carmakers through punitive fines.

Second German city likely to introduce diesel ban

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Aachen could become the second German city to introduce a ban on diesel vehicles, following legal action brought by two environmental groups, the final hearing for which is on Friday.

Audi Q8 brings fight to BMW X6

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Audi has unveiled its Q8 coupe-cum-SUV, bringing a flagship to its Q range to rival models such as the BMW X6, Range Rover Sport and Mercedes-Benz GLE.

BMW reveals new X5 SUV

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BMW’s fourth-generation X5 will launch globally from this summer as it ups the ante against rivals such as the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90.

Euro 6 diesels still not meeting Euro 5 NOx limits, says ICCT

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Real-world NOx emissions from diesels are still exceeding EU levels, even for the newest, Euro 6 models.

Peugeot 508 SW drives appeal of estate car sector

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Peugeot has unveiled its 508 SW estate as it puts the focus on both style and practicality for the D-segment estate car market.

Sixt expands global corporate sales team

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Sixt has expanded its international sales team as it puts the focus on providing global fleets with specialised international contacts for their worldwide mobility needs.

Nico Gabriel to head up ‘Sixt X’ new mobility division

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Sixt has appointed Nico Gabriel to lead its newly created ‘Sixt X’ division, which manages all new mobility projects across all Sixt Group departments.

No sign of slowdown for French true fleet sector

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The French true fleet market continued to rise in April, marking its 12th consecutive month of growth.

Italian true fleet market continues to rise

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Italy’s true fleet market saw double-digit growth of 16.4% in April, building on a strong first quarter.

Michelin to recycle 100% of its tyres by 2048

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Michelin has set out plans to ensure all of its tyres will be made using 80% sustainable materials and to recycle 100% of its tyres by 2048.

Fiat Chrysler to phase out diesel by 2021

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Fiat Chrysler has become the latest carmaker to call time on diesels in Europe with plans to ditch diesels across its car line-up by 2021, citing a harsh regulatory environment over emissions.

EV charging firm Allego acquired by French investment firm

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Paris-based investment firm Meridiam has acquired Dutch EV charging firm Allego from grid company Alliander for an undisclosed amount.

Kia’s Michael Cole moves to stateside COO role

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Michael Cole – the chief operating office of Kia Motors Europe since November 2012 – is taking on the role of chief operating officer and executive vice president at Kia Motors America.

Annette Winkler stands down from Smart

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Annette Winkler is to leave her position as head of Smart in September after eight years in the role.

LEVC reveals range-extended electric van

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LEVC (formerly the London Taxi Company) has unveiled its range-extended electric van, which launches in 2019 and will bring a number of eco and cost-saving benefits to operators.

Milk & More becomes first to deploy StreetScooter EV vans

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Milk delivery service Milk & More has become the first UK company to deploy electric vans from StreetScooter.

Vattenfall EV charging expands into UK

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Partnering with fleet owners is a ‘must’ for electric vehicle potential to be realised across England. So says Swedish energy company Vattenfall as it expands into the UK.

Blast-resistant Škoda Superb Estate launches

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Škoda UK has developed a ballistic and bullet-resistant version of its Superb Estate under a joint venture with a UK-based convertor.

Arval and Public LLD aim to upgrade civil service fleets

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Arval’s Public LLD has launched a new solution called “Energy Transition & Modernisation” adapted to the needs of state and local communities to accelerate their vehicle fleet transformations.

Spotlight: Ford Focus

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The fourth-generation Focus is a technological showpiece, out to re-assert itself in a segment that’s still a core part of Europe’s fleet market. Alex Grant finds out how.

Toyota and Suzuki to explore joint initiatives

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Toyota and Suzuki are to collaborate on possible new projects for technology development, vehicle production and market development.

Citroën reveals C5 Aircross

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Citroën has revealed the European version of its flagship C5 Aircross five-seat SUV, which will bring the fight to models such as the Nissan Qashqai and Seat Ateca.

Volvo increases XC40 production

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Volvo is ramping up production for the new XC40, citing “overwhelming demand” for its first-ever compact SUV.