Category : Features

Country Focus: Portugal

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Autorola Portugal country manager Miguel Vassalo looks at how data science is a powerful tool to make smarter business decisions in a country where diesel sales remain very strong.

Whatever happened to hydrogen?

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The number of battery electric passenger car models continues to rise as diesel demand drops. But are other alternatives a viable solution to future transportation needs? Dave Moss investigates.

Taking care of business: Arval CCO Bart Beckers on cross-border risk management 

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Risk management is an integral part of fleet operations but can be a challenge for companies operating across borders. Bart Beckers, chief commercial officer of Arval, explains to Curtis Hutchinson how businesses are addressing …

Business Mobility: More than a lease car

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Kevin Loeffelbein, senior manager future mobility, Capgemini Invent, and Manuel Schneider, business strategy manager, Alphabet International, on the changing face of fleet management.

Manufacturer Profile: Jaguar Land Rover

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A British phenomenon, Jaguar Land Rover is as instantly recognisable today for its prestige brand offering, as it is for its heritage vehicles that made its name. Today, the company is undergoing unprecedented change…

Manufacturer Profile: Honda

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Last year, Honda managed to overtake Hyundai to 5th place in the global automotive market rankings. The Japanese company is now setting its sights on the next chapter, with a clear new electric vision.

Spotlight: Jeep Wrangler

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The plethora of modern interpretations of the SUV hasn’t stopped the original models of cars fitting that description doing what they do best. The latest example, reports John Challen, is the Jeep Wrangler.

The fight for cyber security

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Today’s vehicles have a huge amount of computer power and future autonomous and connected cars will see this level increase. This means the fight against those trying to hack into them becomes even harder. …

Global automotive sales in focus: June

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Established automotive markets were mostly responsible for a 4.2% increase in sales in June, while South America and Eastern Europe struggled. By John Challen.

Manufacturer Profile: Nissan

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From electric cars to popular crossovers, Nissan has observed a miraculous recovery from its near-bankruptcy in 1999. Today, it is part of the world’s largest automotive alliance, selling the lion’s share of 10.6 million units.

Country focus: UK

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Jon Mitchell, group sales director for Autorola UK, discusses growth of used cars and consumer finance in the UK and how online is becoming the sales channel of choice for vendors.

Manufacturer Profile: Toyota

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Regarded as being at the forefront of innovation, Toyota has led from the front with electrification and hybrid sales reached more than 1.5 million in 2017, contributing heavily to the global giant’s income. However, …

An optimum approach to daily rental

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For companies requiring daily rental services across different countries and regions, the best options are sole and primary suppliers. Curtis Hutchinson asks the leading providers to state their cases.

Feature: Evolutions in leasing

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The ability to keep staff moving on a local, regional or national level can be a challenge. Dave Moss looks at how more flexible vehicle procurement options are helping to ease the pain.

Global warning: How multinational fleets can drive road safety

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Companies running global fleets, or expecting staff to drive abroad on business, need to have driver training programmes in place to safeguard employees, be socially responsible and drive down costs. Curtis Hutchinson reports.

A clear vision on mobility: the challenges facing our cities

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A recent report by Arthur D. Little found cities still need to work intensively on improvements to their mobility systems. Francois-Joseph Van Audenhove, partner at the firm, looks at the findings.

Country focus: Italy

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Thomas Andresen, Autorola Italy’s country manager, says growing new car sales give a false picture of the country’s automotive industry.

Country focus: USA

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Dick Dennis, Autorola USA’s country manager, shares his thoughts on how the American markets for new and used car and light trucks are faring under the Trump administration.

How OnStar has changed the way fleets, drivers and vehicles interact

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The global rollout of OnStar has changed the way fleet drivers can interact with their vehicles and how managers can extend their duty of care. Curtis Hutchinson asks what’s next for the telematics offering.

High impact: How technology is raising repair costs

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New technology is driving collision repair costs upwards. Dave Moss finds out why and what can be done to stop the trend.

Feature: How much risk are your drivers exposed to?

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A fleet manager’s main concern is typically the vehicle, but what about the driver? Klaus Allion, managing director at ANT Telecom, warns not to underestimate health and wellbeing of those behind the wheel.

The French winning formula for used cars

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France is beginning to change its mindset to online selling, says Autorola France country manager Pierre Emmanuel Beau.

Remarketing notes: Land Rover Discovery

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Dieter Fess analyses the resale value of Land Rover’s seven-seat family SUV Discovery.

Setting up smart fleet success in 2018

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The past few years have seen huge advances in autonomous vehicles. Trials of wireless trucks travelling in convoy across Europe have been a success, and manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz are creating concept commercial vehicles such …

Will Mexicans wave goodbye to traditional vehicle ownership?

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Alfredo Hernandez, country director for Autorola Mexico reveals how the new and used car markets continue to grow amid changing car procurement trends.

The EV charging arms race

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Craig Thomas looks at plans by car manufacturers to collaborate on a pan-European EV charging network.

Residual value analysis: Hyundai i30

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The latest vehicle to fall under the resale spotlight is the Hyundai i30. Dominic Galati passes judgement on the Korean C-segment contender.

Remarketing notes: Peugeot 3008

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In the first of a new series, Maarten Baljet looks at how popular fleet cars are when it comes to resale.

Fleet Focus: Belgium

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Autorola Belux director Erwin Coesens discusses the end of a love affair with diesel – and why fleets are moving to a one-stop shop approach.

Fleet Focus: Netherlands

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Zijad Halilovic from Autorola Netherlands explains how government legislation on new cars has caused instability in the country’s used car market.