Category : Features

Innovation: Renault e-Tech hybrid technology

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Renault’s e-Tech hybrid technology debuts next year in the Clio. Alex Grant looks at how the technology is expected to command a diesel-like share of the market.

Spotlight: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

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It might not be the most obvious fleet choice, but with the tide turning away from diesel, a high-performance gasoline-powered SUV could be more in demand than you think, says John Challen.

Manufacturer Profile: Lexus

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From hybrids to performance V8s, Toyota’s premium arm, Lexus goes toe-to-toe with prestige rivals, offering a compelling blend of luxury, performance, quality and low emissions.

Why governments take the outsourcing option

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A ‘perfect storm’ is forcing government fleets to outsource an activity that the overwhelming majority still complete in-house: routine vehicle maintenance. Steve Saltzgiver, a 30-year-plus fleet management executive, explains why to Mark Boada.

Country Profile: Czech Republic

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The Czech Republic automotive sector has matured greatly over the past 12 months according to Rene Buzek, managing director of Autorola Czech Republic, with vehicle manufacturers leading the charge.

A clear policy: The fleet benefits of proactive accident management

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Accidents are an unfortunate part of fleet management but they can be mitigated through proactive management programmes which puts the welfare of staff first. Curtis Hutchinson reports.

The true cost of congestion

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Dave Moss looks at the growing problem of traffic congestion and what the future holds. 

Don’t leave money on the street: How international fleet consolidation can cut costs

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Thilo von Ulmenstein, managing partner, Fleetcompetence Group, looks at the benefits of adopting a Europe- or global-wide fleet policy.

Manufacturer Profile: Volvo

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How Volvo has transformed itself under Geely management.

Shell Power of Data survey: How attitudes to telematics are changing fast

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In the third of our exclusive surveys, Shell and Fleet World analysed attitudes to telematics and emerging connected technologies from 252 industry executives to see how data is affecting the way they run their …

Briefing: Findings from The Leasing Forum 2018

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Whether it is the ownership vs usership debate or the overall concept of mobility as a service (MaaS), the leasing industry needs to be ready for change in the automotive sector. By John Challen.

Trump’s tariffs – the impact on fleets

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With his ‘America First’ mantra, President Trump is trying to protect his own county’s economy by proposing tariffs on a wide range of products – including imported passenger cars. Our man in North America, …

Lighten up: How vehicle developments are driving more cost-effective fleets

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New lightweight materials and body structures – and production techniques – are leading to more cost-effective vehicle fleets. By Dave Moss.

Profile: Seat

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Seat’s sales increases are testament to a brand on the move, with a new and popular SUV range, worldwide sales ambitions and the brand serving as Volkswagen Group’s spearhead in emerging markets.

Fleet Focus: Sweden

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Brian Madsen, Autorola Sweden’s country manager explains the massive hike in sales in June and how export is helping balance a restricted demand for used diesels.

Manufacturer Profile: Citroën

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Prestige, quirky, innovative, cheap, luxurious – the French manufacturer has been called every name in the book and produced some of the most recognisable vehicles ever created. International Fleet World delves into the oft-strange …

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.