Category : Features

Maximising resources

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Against a background of rising fuel prices, restricted budgets, a changing regulatory landscape and spiralling customer expectations, field service businesses have endured a tumultuous environment over the last few years. The ability to meet …

To Infiniti and beyond

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Nissan is undoubtedly one of the success stories of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Once the most conservative of all the Japanese automakers, Nissan has reinvented itself over recent years, dropping dull-but-worthy repmobiles such as Almera …

On the rise again?

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The United Kingdom is a remarkable nation, when considering how small it is relative to its economic importance. This collection of islands has a land area of some 243,610km2, making it the 80th largest …

Autorola: Online Remarketing gaining greater foothold in UK market

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Autorola UK believes that within the next five years online buying and selling of used vehicles will comprise around 30-35% of the market, which spells change for the established UK remarketing industry. Buyer confidence …

Fleet Focus – Autorola

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Like so many other European countries, the French new car market is depressed and the number of used cars coming into the market has reduced due to contract extensions and the fall in new …

Automotive miracle or myth?

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Background On the eve of this year’s Paris Auto Salon, French industrial renewal minister Arnaud Montebourg accused Hyundai and Kia of ‘dumping’ cars in Europe and said he would boycott their stands at the …

Hanover launch bonanza for new CVs

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Ford Transit Connect Making its first appearance at the show was Ford’s Transit Connect upgrade. Not available until later next year, the Connect range drops Ford’s venerable 1.8-litre diesel in favour of a new …

The pick of Paris

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Volkswagen The seventh-generation Golf will be home to a wide range of fuel-saving technology, starting with a new and more efficient version of the 1.6 TDI engine in the BlueMotion, which now returns 3.2l/100km …

Big country, small show

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Bentley Continental GT Speed The Russian market is a relatively small one for Bentley alongside America, China and the UK. But it could soon become the largest in Europe for luxury cars, and gives …

The right tool for the job

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Invensys is a global technology group supplying solutions, software, services and equipment to monitor, control and automate processes in a wide range of environments and across almost every sector. The company, headquartered in London, …

Vive la France!

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According to the European Automotive Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), France is the second largest vehicle manufacturing nation in Western Europe, with 29 plants in the country. Most of these are operated either by PSA Peugeot …

The right tool for the job

6 years ago / 0 comments

Invensys is a global technology group supplying solutions, software, services and equipment to monitor, control and automate processes in a wide range of environments and across almost every sector. The company, headquartered in London, …

Mercedes-Benz: Top spot

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The ill-fated merger with Chrysler, which ended in 2007, saw Daimler take its eye off the ball with Mercedes – a situation that chairman Dieter Zetsche has worked hard to correct. Daimler is no …

New dawn for the rising sun

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Japan can trace its history as a vehicle producing nation back to the early part of the 20th Century. Subsequent development involved co-operative ventures with European and American manufacturers. By the early 1930s the …

Mercedes unveils middleweights

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It seems that being the first to wheel out a Euro6 compliant engine (mandatory from 2014) in March last year was not enough for Georg Weiberg, head of truck product engineering at Daimler Trucks. He’s …

Are large CO2 cuts realistic for fleets?

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Uncertain economies, high energy prices, the need to contain costs – no business has to look far to find good reasons to implement an effective environmental policy. For fleets, the issue has moved from …

Is Renault’s future electric?

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Interesting times for the French half of the Renault-Nissan alliance. With Europe’s economy still mired, Renault’s reliance on its home continent has seen it outshone in recent years by its Japanese partner. Overall, the …

ALD plans global growth

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It’s the day after Francois Hollande’s victory in the French Presidential elections and as the Euro takes a battering, the French markets are up – austerity is suddenly a dirty word in France. Talk …

Germany forges ahead, despite softening market

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Since Germany played a significant part in establishing the global motor industry in the late 19th century, perhaps we should not be surprised that the industry is thriving today and that German motor manufacturers …

In Focus: Portuguese Remarketing

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Countries in recession such as Portugal that are faced with a huge stock of used vehicles with no major trade or consumer demand are using cross-border remarketing to sell and export these vehicles online …

Fitness to Drive

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At-work drivers are almost 50% more at risk of accidents than other motorists, even with higher mileage taken into account. They account for a third of all collisions, or 1,000 deaths and 13,000 serious …

Peugeot plans a brighter future

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Alliances have been the name of the game for French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen, and its recent wide-ranging deal with General Motors is likely to prove crucial to the company’s success in the coming …

Chevin Fleet Solutions helps streamline Noske Logistics

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Based in Melbourne, Australia, Noske Logistics is a bulk haulage company, which began operations in July 2005. Since then, the company has experienced rapid growth after focusing on compliance, safety, customer service and innovation. …

Well-oiled efficiency

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When it comes to power density and achieving maximum efficiency without sacrificing performance, BMW’s EfficientDynamics range is right up there with the best of the current crop of downsized motors. BMW’s engine wizardry plays …

Chevin Fleet Solutions helps streamline Noske Logistics

6 years ago / 0 comments

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Noske Logistics is a bulk haulage company, which began operations in July 2005. Since then, the company has experienced rapid growth after focusing on compliance, safety, customer service and innovation. …

Well-oiled efficiency

6 years ago / 0 comments

When it comes to power density and achieving maximum efficiency without sacrificing performance, BMW’s EfficientDynamics range is right up there with the best of the current crop of downsized motors. BMW’s engine wizardry plays …

Fleet Focus: India – Growth slows, but great potential for fleet business

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India is the seventh largest country in the world and, after its neighbour China, has the second largest population at 1.2 million. Growth in the Indian vehicle market has been impressive over the past …

Fleet Focus: Autorola, Germany

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The German used car market is finding the going very tough currently with prices and demand falling and stock piles of unsold vehicles increasing on a weekly basis. Generally the economic conditions in the …