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Karhoo and Taksee ‘roaming’ taxi booking service launches in London and Paris

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Ride-hailing platform Karhoo has teamed up with Spanish taxi firm Taksee to launch a new roaming partnership.

EU commercial vehicle registrations continue growth

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Registrations of commercial vehicles in the EU continued to grow in February, with rises seen in all segments.

Chevin to drive global growth plans under expanded team

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Chevin Fleet Solutions has added 13 new team members to its UK and North American offices in line with its ongoing business growth.

Future Volvos to monitor and stop drunk or distracted drivers

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Volvo is to use in-car cameras and autonomous driving features in future models to help detect drunk or distracted drivers and take action as necessary.

Toyota to build Suzuki-badged RAV4 and Corolla wagon for Europe

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Toyota and Suzuki are to collaborate on technological development and production in a move to gear up for wider use of hybrid technologies.

Albéric Chopelin joins Europcar Mobility Group’s Management Board

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Albéric Chopelin has been appointed as the new chief commercial and customer officer at Europcar Mobility Group, and consequently joins the Management Board.

LeasePlan mulls options for CarNext platform

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LeasePlan has said it’s conducting a review of strategic alternatives for its business, which allows drivers to buy, lease or finance its ex-fleet cars.

Kia Ceed crossover to bring rival to T-Roc

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Kia is to add a new crossover variant to its Ceed line-up, bringing a rival to the Volkswagen T-Roc.

Škoda pilots car boot parcel delivery scheme

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Škoda is testing a scheme that could see drivers able to have deliveries made securely to their car boot.

TomTom Telematics sale to Bridgestone gets shareholder approval

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Shareholders at TomTom have given the green light to the sale of the firm’s telematics business to Bridgestone Europe.

Ford confirms redundancies in Germany and UK

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Ford is pushing ahead with voluntary redundancy programmes in Germany and the UK as part of comprehensive restructuring plans.

Gett One Transport rebranded as Gett Business Solutions

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Gett is rebranding its One Transport division as Gett Business Solutions as it launches a new suite of services.

New solution to target driver behaviour without fleet manager intervention

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Applied Driving Techniques (ADT) has teamed up with artificially intelligent mobile solutions specialist Sfara to develop a new fleet safety and compliance solution that provides targeted training without fleet manager intervention.

Opel plans Russia comeback

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Opel is to reopen sales and production in Russia as part of Groupe PSA growth plans.

Tesla Model Y compact SUV to bring 480km range

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Tesla has revealed its Model Y compact SUV, which launches from 2020 to bring seven-seat versatility and up to 480km for its official range.

Arval expands global fleet 8.2% as private leasing market soars

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Arval’s global leased fleet grew 8.2% in 2018, helped by strong growth in private leasing as well as the SME corporate sector.

Goupil enhances electric vehicle efficiency with Geotab tracking

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Goupil Industrie, a French manufacturer of industrial electric vehicles, is deploying Geotab’s telematics platform to help its customers enhance their fleet efficiency and management.

European new car registrations continue to slide

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European new car registration growth remained negative in February, despite showing signs of improvement compared to recent months.

Fleet electrification comes to fore at 2019 International Fleet Meeting

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The International Fleet Meeting has once again taken place at the Geneva Motor Show, bringing an insight into the switch to electric fleets for attendees.

Mazda Motor Europe appoints new president & CEO

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Yasuhiro Aoyama, currently managing executive officer at Mazda Motor Corporation in Japan, is to become president & CEO of Mazda Motor Europe, effective 1 April 2019.

Infiniti to end UK production as it pulls out of Western Europe

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Infiniti is to withdraw from Western Europe as part of a restructuring plan that will also see UK production of Infiniti models cease by the middle of this year.

Faurecia and Michelin to develop hydrogen fuel cell JV

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Michelin and automotive technology firm Faurecia are creating a joint venture to develop, produce and market hydrogen fuel cell systems for light vehicles, utility vehicles, trucks and other applications.

Cazana to push ahead with expansion after successful crowd-fundraise

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UK vehicle data company has closed its crowd-fundraise on Crowdcube, after raising more than £1.5m (€1.74m) and gaining over 150% of its target investment to push its global growth plans.

Ami One Concept could preview Citroën’s future urban mobility plans

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Citroën’s cube-like Ami One Concept, previewed at the Geneva Motor Show, provides an answer to drivers’ challenges when navigating around cities and finding parking while also providing a car-sharing solution for those who don’t …

Moody’s cuts global carmakers’ outlook to negative as Brexit weighs in

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Rating agency Moody’s has downgraded its outlook on the global auto industry from stable to negative due to political challenges such as US tariffs and a potential no-deal Brexit.

Jaguar Land Rover diesels well below emissions limits, new tests find

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Tests on three Jaguar Land Rover models have shown the diesel engines used are meeting and beating Euro 6 emissions limits ahead of schedule.

Second-gen VanWeigh system helps prevent LCV overloading

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The latest-generation VanWeigh axle overload monitoring system has now launched, helping to provide a solution to overloading of LCVs.

Mazda reveals Qashqai-rivalling CX-30

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Mazda has debuted its CX-30 compact crossover at Geneva, ahead of its global launch later this year.

Legal & General buys stake in UK’s Pod Point

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British multinational financial services company Legal & General has bought a c.13% stake in EV charging specialist Pod Point in line with its focus on sustainability.

New Peugeot 208 and e-208 revealed at Geneva

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Peugeot has unveiled an all-new 208 at the Geneva Motor Show, which will be available as petrol, diesel and electric; as the e-208 that kick starts Peugeot’s electrification shift.