Natalie Middleton

EU U-turn to force major changes for real-world emissions

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Today, a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union will mean carmakers must take giant strides in real-world emissions performance to meet Euro 6 emissions limits.

EU new car market still suffering WLTP fallout

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New car registrations in the EU fell for the third month running in November as the 1 September switch to the new WLTP cycle continued to take its toll.

Teletrac Navman names new VP and managing director

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Teletrac Navman has appointed Richard Lilwall as the new vice president and managing director of its Europe division. 

‘World’s biggest’ EV trial to test 3,000 electric vans with fleets

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An electric vehicle project that will see up to 3,000 electric vans tested with UK fleets from mid 2019 has been given the green light.

Euro NCAP ‘Best in Class’ winners for 2018 revealed

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Euro NCAP has announced the 2018 ‘Best in Class’ winners, reflecting those vehicles that have received the highest safety scores in recognition of their stand-out protection.

Andrew Savvas named director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars UK

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars UK has appointed Andrew Savvas as its director, effective in the first quarter of 2019.

Carlos Tavares re-elected ACEA president for 2019

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The Board of Directors of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has re-elected Carlos Tavares as its president for the second year running.

Alphabet launches in Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Bulgaria

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Alphabet International has expanded into Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Bulgaria under a new partnership with leasing expert Autohellas SA.

Fleet Logistics UK to drive business growth under new recruit

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Fleet Logistics UK (FLUK) is looking to increase business at a local level with the appointment of Madelaine Webster as its new business development manager.

No-deal Brexit to cost UK auto sector €10bn a year

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A no-deal Brexit could cost the UK automobile market some €10bn (£9bn) in annual revenue while making it hard for carmakers to justify having UK plants.

Global fleets pledge shift to EVs

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Major firms including BT Group and E.ON have become the latest to commit to deploying EVs under the EV100 initiative.

Alex Smith named MD of Volkswagen Group UK

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Alex Smith is to become managing director of Volkswagen Group UK in the New Year, marking his return to the group after two years at Nissan.

French true fleet sector fights WLTP effect

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The French passenger car market remained less affected by the impact of WLTP than the other big European countries in October.

Škoda Scala takes fight to Golf and Focus

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Škoda has taken the wraps off its Scala hatchback, which provides it with its first-ever direct rival to the VW Golf and Ford Focus.

Car sharing to bring cost savings and convenience for UK fleets, says Turo

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Fleets could cut rental costs by up to 35% while also benefiting from increased convenience by turning to car sharing.

Radius debuts fuel cards for US fleet market

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European fuel card provider Radius Payment Solutions is continuing its expansion in the US market by partnering with WEX to launch a new fuel card for business motorists.

Microlise takes 20% stake in Trakm8

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Telematics giant Microlise has acquired a 20% stake in Trakm8 as it says the two firms will explore collaborations but will retain their separate operations.

ViaVan expands ridesharing service in London

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Mercedes-Benz Vans and US technology start-up Via have expanded their on-demand ridesharing ViaVan joint venture further across London – including the scheme’s first UK airport launch.

Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP rating

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been told to step up to the mark on vehicle safety after the 2018 Fiat Panda was given a zero-star rating in the latest Euro NCAP tests while the Jeep …

Hyundai Kona Electric driving range corrected

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Hyundai has revised the official WLTP range for its Kona Electric SUV downwards after confirming it had suffered the same testing issues reported yesterday for the Kia e-Niro.

Whitehorn stands down as Hyundai UK president and CEO

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Hyundai has announced that Tony Whitehorn is to stand down from his role as the company’s UK president and CEO at the end of this year.

Kia e-Niro official range downgraded

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Kia Motors Europe has revised the WLTP range figure for its forthcoming e-Niro SUV as it says the previously published figures had been incorrectly supplied by the independent organisation.

EU Member States agree on new vehicle safety standards

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The EU is to push ahead with introducing legislation which will require various safety features to be included on a range of vehicles with the aim of saving lives on Europe’s roads.

Italian State Police deploys Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross on fleet

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The Italian State Police (Arma dei Carabinieri) has added the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to its vehicle fleet.

PSA to supply compact van to Toyota under latest collaboration

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Groupe PSA and Toyota have announced the terms of their latest deal, which will see PSA provide Toyota with a compact van while exiting its shareholding in the manufacturers’ small car production JV in …

Shared mobility and public transport ecosystems to converge

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Shared modes of transport will continue to grow in significance and the ecosystems of shared mobility and public transport are likely to converge as a consequence.

ADESA Remarketing parent to acquire major European online auction company

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KAR Auction Services, the US parent of ADESA Remarketing, is to acquire Belgium-based online auction company CarsOnTheWeb (COTW) in a move that will significantly extend its European footprint.

Tesco, VW and Pod Point to roll out UK’s ‘largest free charging network’

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Tesco is to fit more than 2,400 charging bays at some 600 stores over the next three years – said to mark the UK’s largest retail network of EV chargers while increasing the number …

Kia Soul EV brings extra power and range

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Kia has unveiled its second-generation Soul EV, which launches in 2019 and will bring increased power and range.

Cap to launch cross-border RV analysis tool

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A new international residual value analysis tool that offers fleet operators a deeper understanding of cross-country trends is to launch from Cap HPI.