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True fleet helps take German market to highs not seen since July 2009

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Latest figures from Dataforce show the German car market proved particularly healthy in July 2019, with almost 333,000 new passenger cars registered – a high not seen in any other July since 2009 when …

Sixt posts record first half-year revenue results

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Posting a 14.3% increase in operating revenue to €1.35bn, Sixt SE says it has recorded its strongest ever six months thanks largely to expansion in the US and a move to mobility solutions.

Volkswagen raises the roof on T-Roc

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Volkswagen has revealed its new drop-top, the T-Roc Cabriolet, which it says will appeal to a more lifestyle-focused customer.

BMW 225xe Active Tourer treated to 25% more electric range

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BMW has launched the new and improved BMW 225xe Active Tourer plug-in hybrid (PHEV), featuring 25% more electric range and 15% lower CO2 emissions, taking it under 50g/km.

Dutch corporate drivers look to employers for charging their electric vehicle

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Three-quarters of Dutch corporate drivers with an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle report that there are not always enough charging stations available at the workplace.

Mercedes-Benz to show off new electric EQV at Frankfurt Motor Show

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Mercedes-Benz has announced it will show for the first time its high-capacity electric “sedan” EQV, alongside other plug-in vehicles and trade-fair firsts at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show this year.

Cryptocurrency to the rescue of road safety?

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Dolphin Technologies’ Mobilio cryptocurrency could be the answer to saving lives by reducing the desire for drivers to check mobile phones when behind the wheel.

Juvare expands operations in European market

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​Juvare – maker of incident management system, WebEOC – has announced significant expansion in Europe, following a key hire.

BMW 530e gets 30% range increase and 20% lower CO2

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The popular plug-in hybrid BMW 5 Series, 530e, has been updated with the latest battery cell technology, which sees it offer an electric range of up to 66km and reduce CO2 emissions by 20% …

ViaVan launches app for first/last mile service

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ViaVan has announced a new public transportation deployment on behalf of Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) to bring first-and-last mile delivery solutions to train stations in the German capital.

Opel Combo Life gets new three-cylinder petrol engine

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Opel has added a new top-of-the-range petrol engine to the Combo Life range.

SEAT to offer corporate carsharing through Respiro

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Announced at ‘Madrid on the move by SEAT’, the company will begin offering carsharing services through Respiro.

Audi introduces new cheaper reduced-range e-tron

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Audi’s smaller battery pack and lower power e-tron 50 quattro should offer more fleet appeal for the company’s first pure-electric car.

New Sportback added to Audi Q3 range

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The new Audi Q3 Sportback will be available to order next month, complementing the second generation Q3 range.

Over-emitting Euro 6 vehicles jeopardise clean air zones

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Both the UK’s DVSA and Allow Independent Road-testing (AIR) have conducted tests on Euro 6 cars, finding most emit higher NOx emissions than the limit during the WLTP track test.

B2B customers gain access to Free2Move Rent’s database

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As part of its short-term car rental business, Free2Move, Groupe PSA’s mobility brand, is opening up the Free2Move Rent database to B2B customers.

European car market drops in June, as SUV sales decline

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Following two consecutive months of growth, the European car market dropped in June by 7.9%, with 1.49 million vehicles registered, reports Jato Dynamics, with fingers pointing at the continued demise in diesel sales and …

VisionTrack appoints new european sales director

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VisionTrack – a provider of connected vehicle cameras and video telematics – has appointed Vernon Bonser as European sales director.

Nissan to cut 12,500 jobs globally

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In the wake of its first quarter results, Nissan will cut 12,500 jobs across its global workforce, as well as a reduced model line-up.

Daimler Financial Services becomes Daimler Mobility AG

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Today, 24 July 2019, Daimler Financial Services AG will begin operating under the name of Daimler Mobility AG.

Trakm8 expands in Ireland

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Trakm8 is expanding its telematics, vehicle cameras, optimisation and fleet management solutions presence in Ireland by signing up as an associate member of the Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI).

Driving bans imposed in Paris and Lyon

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French temporary environmental zones are already in place following the current heatwave in Europe.

Škoda releases two new equipment packages for Fabia

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New Black and Comfort packages will join the Škoda Fabia line-up for the 2020 Model Year.

BAIC invests in Daimler

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Beijing Automotive Group Co. Ltd. (BAIC Group) becomes the latest investor in Daimler AG with a 5% stake following a strategic partnership that has been in place since 2003, leading to possible Mercedes-Benz expansion …

Volvo recalls more than 500,000 cars following engine fire risk

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Investigations by Volvo Cars has identified that in very rare cases, the plastic engine intake manifold may melt and deform on certain models.

European emissions ‘mixed progress’, says EEA

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Only “mixed progress” has been made by EU Member States in reducing emissions under their UN convention obligations, with 2017 observing increases in several emissions types, according to new data released by the European …

ALD Automotive launches ALD Carmarket in UK

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ALD Automotive has launched a new digital sales platform, offering ex-lease vehicles to buy at a fixed price, auction, sealed bid or countdown price drop.

MG confirms launch of three new EVs by 2021

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MG is setting its sights on electrified vehicles to act as the tip of its fleet sales increases with two new plug-in hybrid models and a new EV.

Navara specs reveal tough and efficient Nissan pickup

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Nissan’s latest Navara pickup specification reveals new technology, a six-speed transmission and improved efficiency.

BMW reveals third-generation X6

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BMW has revealed the new X6, with a slightly larger more modern design, technology and equipment updates, and driver assistance features.