Category : Opinions

Interview: BCA’s European CEO Jean-Roch Piat on cross-border remarketing

3 days ago / 0 comments

BCA’s new European CEO Jean-Roch Piat talks to Curtis Hutchinson about how the business is delivering a cross-border remarketing service for fleets.

Arval CEO Philippe Bismut outlines new global services

3 months ago / 0 comments

Arval, under chairman and CEO Philippe Bismut, is transitioning from a funding company to a mobility provider. Curtis Hutchinson met him in Paris as the company launched an ambitious suite of global services.

Interview: Linda Jackson, CEO Citroën

4 months ago / 0 comments

Citroën CEO, Linda Jackson, has plans to increase the brand’s sales 30% to 1.6 million units by 2020, through a combination of products and customer service. Alex Grant finds out more.

Security within your fleet: Why the neutral car platform is the future

4 months ago / 0 comments

Glenn Atkinson, vice president of product safety at Geotab, argues why the telematics industry should advance the concept of the ‘neutral vehicle’ to fix security and privacy issues.

Q&A: Michael Cole, COO Kia Motor Europe

5 months ago / 0 comments

Michael Cole, chief operating officer at Kia Motors Europe talks to Martyn Collins about alternative vehicles, new products and the future of fleet.

LeasePlan’s Sandra Tappermann-Pieper on future fleet strategies

5 months ago / 0 comments

Sandra Tappermann-Pieper, global director of marketing and branding at LeasePlan, speaks to Natalie Middleton about global marketing campaigns and new propositions for the corporate, SME and private sectors.

Car sharing makes great strides in China, despite challenges

7 months ago / 0 comments

Car sharing is growing exponentially in China, due to still-inadequate public transport options and government efforts to stimulate the new energy vehicle (NEV) market. As a result the alternative solution has grown in popularity …

Road Safety: An investigation into work-related deaths and accidents

8 months ago / 0 comments

How safe are the streets for fleet drivers and what is being done to reduce accidents? Dave Moss talks to people trying to make a difference.

Interview: George de Boer, leader of connected car initiatives, TomTom Telematics

9 months ago / 0 comments

What will be the impact of autonomous vehicles? George de Boer, leader of connected car initiatives at TomTom Telematics, does some crystal ball gazing. By John Challen.

Q&A: Celia Stokes, CEO eDriving Fleet

10 months ago / 0 comments

It’s been a year since eDriving Fleet acquired Interactive Driving Systems. CEO Celia Stokes gives an update on how business has progressed.

What’s in the future for fuel cell vehicles?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fabrizio Arena, Daniele Spera and Fabio Laguardia of Arthur D. Little investigate.

Fresh retail approaches drive Danish growth

1 year ago / 0 comments

Autorola Denmark country manager Thomas Friis Pedersen details the health of the Danish new and used car markets, and examines the impact of the growth of personal leasing on the overall market.

Global Cap Code: The first step towards a worldwide presence

1 year ago / 1 comments

Established for more than 30 years in the UK, Cap HPI is launching a globally-applicable Cap Code in Europe’s biggest markets as a first step towards a worldwide presence. Adrian Rushmore, newly appointed as …

The changing face of Brazilian fleet management

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fleet Logistics gives an overview of the Brazilian fleet management market and the opportunities for further development.

Interview: Simon Dransfield, Jaguar Land Rover

1 year ago / 0 comments

New Discovery will add to a growing line of Jaguar Land Rover models with strong fleet appeal across Europe, as John Kendall finds out.

Interview: Gianluca Italia, FCA Group

1 year ago / 0 comments

FCA is approaching the European fleet market on a group-wide basis, not as individual brands, as John Kendall finds out. FCA – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is now moving on from the initial phase when ...

Big data, big opportunities

1 year ago / 0 comments

Over the past decade the world has experienced major changes, with disruptive forces impacting on every business including the sale of used vehicles. Everything and everyone has become interconnected. Customers have smartphones …

VW Group signs deal to produce vehicles in Algeria

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Volkswagen Group is to form a joint venture with Algerian sales partner SOVAC to assemble vehicles in the local market.

New van, new options and new markets

2 years ago / 0 comments

Citroën, Peugeot and Toyota recently launched the replacement for the Citroën Jumpy/Dispatch, Peugeot Expert and Toyota Proace, built in a joint venture at the Sevel Nord plant near Valenciennes in northern France. The …

Interview: Francois Goupil de Bouillé of Infiniti

2 years ago / 0 comments

Infiniti, originally the luxury division of Nissan was launched in 1989 in North America. It was 2008 before the company thought the time was right for a European launch but without diesel engines, appeal …

Brexit analysis: UK to bear the brunt

2 years ago / 0 comments

The UK is, unsurprisingly, expected to bear the brunt of the impact of its vote to leave the European Union. We currently expect that the market will remain up in 2016. However, we have …

Developments in insurance telematics: Jonathan Hewett of Octo Telematics

2 years ago / 0 comments

Earlier this year, Octo Telematics, a specialist provider of telematics services for insurance companies and car makers,  reached a milestone of four million connected users on the roads globally. What’s behind your success and …

Car registrations in Europe show best May results since 2012

2 years ago / 0 comments

Latest figures from JATO Dynamics show new car registrations during May were 15.1% higher than the same month in 2015. A total of 1.33 million units were recorded, the second highest total this year …

Volkswagen Looks to an Electric Future

2 years ago / 0 comments

It’s been all change at Volkswagen since the emissions scandal, so Craig Thomas spoke to Jürgen Stackmann, the new board member responsible for the brand’s sales and remarketing.

BMW's Ian Robertson on the future of car sharing

2 years ago / 0 comments

One thing for certain is that the business model is changing. Most carmakers are now into, or getting into car sharing or alternative mobility. Jaguar Land Rover has recently announced InMotion, a new technology …

More information sells used cars

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Swedish new car market is on fire with February celebrating the market’s 26th consecutive month of growth and 2016 already looking set to beat 2015 as the largest ever Swedish market on record. …

The key to growth

2 years ago / 0 comments

How do you communicate the theme of growth? That was personified by what the OEMs showed at Geneva in March. The first was by expanding their lineup, whether that was premium or volume OEMs. …

Interview: Giuseppe Tommaso of SEAT

2 years ago / 0 comments

The SEAT Ateca C-segment SUV was the first car to be revealed to the press at the recent Geneva Show, the latest addition to a revitalised SEAT range. SUVs, particularly of this size were …

Interview: Steve Zanlunghi, head of Jeep brand for EMEA, on forthcoming developments

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Jeep Renegade, launched in autumn 2014 has helped to transform the US brand’s fortunes throughout Europe. Annual sales by the end of November 2015 reached 80,653 across The European Union and European Free …

90 million global car market in 2016?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Incremental volume growth in the US and Europe is forecast to be solid but less spectacular, while on the other side of the balance sheet, further downside from Russia, South America and some big …