Category : News

eDriving driver safety app launches for right-hand drive markets

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eDriving is rolling out its Mentor app-based driver safety solution for right-hand drive markets to help fleets reduce risk.

Euro NCAP tests to dispel confusion over assisted and automated driving

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Euro NCAP has launched new assessments of driver assistance technologies as it warns that automated driving hype is dangerously confusing drivers.   

Shell acquires 15% stake in Toll4Europe

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EuroShell Cards BV, part of the Shell Group, has acquired 15% of electronic european toll service provider Toll4Europe.

No-deal Brexit to bring ‘far-reaching impacts’, says European auto industry

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Failure to strike a Brexit deal could see new car prices rocket while also massively disrupting the manufacturing process.

Spanish true fleet hits the rocks in September as WLTP kicks in

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The Spanish true fleet market’s streak of 55 months’ consecutive growth ended rather harshly in September with the full implementation of the new WLTP cycle.

LeasePlan Germany adds plug-in cars to Click & Drive deals

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Businesses in Germany can now access online leasing deals for hybrid and electric vehicles through LeasePlan’s Click & Drive offering.

Europcar launches new online account sign-up service for fleets

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Europcar has introduced a new online service to simplify account opening for fleets of all sizes, bringing instant access to discounts.

First-ever BMW X7 brings rival to Range Rover

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BMW has added a new flagship X7 model to its SUV line-up to bring the fight to the Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz GLS.

ETSC reveals 2018 fleet safety award winners

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European fleets including Portugal’s CTT have been recognised for their efforts to improve road safety at work at this year’s European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) fleet safety awards.

UK’s ACFO to expand reach through European Fleet and Mobility Association

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UK fleet decision-makers’ organisation ACFO has confirmed it is to join the recently formed European Fleet and Mobility Association (EUFMA) in a move to expand its global reach.

EU new car registrations plummet as WLTP kicks in

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The switch to the new WLTP test cycle brought a much-anticipated drop for September registrations in the EU, following a bumper August.

Renault and Brilliance accelerate electric LCV plans for China

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Renault and Brilliance have taken the next steps in their plans for conventionally-powered and electric LCVs in China with a new agreement with Liaoning province.

German capital told to introduce diesel ban

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Older diesel vehicles are to be banned in eight streets in Berlin by the end of March 2019 – with bans on diesels in further German cities expected to be announced imminently. 

Škoda to launch first true Golf rival

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Škoda has revealed its forthcoming hatchback will be named Scala as it announces more details of the brand’s first like-for-like rival to the VW Golf, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra.

Mazda appoints new European R&D vice president

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Hajime Seikaku has taken over as vice president at Mazda Motor Europe’s R&D Centre.

Opel launches full-service leasing under Free2Move Lease banner

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Opel is launching its own full service leasing offer under the Groupe PSA mobility brand Free2Move Lease.

Mobility-as-a-Service app launches in UK

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A new Mobility-as-a-Service app that brings together thousands of public and private transportation providers including fleet and grey fleet vehicle usage under one platform is now available for fleets in the UK – with …

Frederic Solari joins Microlise to spearhead Continental expansion

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Former technology entrepreneur Frederic Solari has joined telematics and transport technology company Microlise as its new director of sales in France.

Briefing: Shell’s Future of Fleet report

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A new report from Shell finds that alternative fuel types, new technologies and changing vehicle types are presenting major challenges for fleets in Europe. Natalie Middleton looks at the findings.

eDriving and Munich Re team up for road risk reduction warranty

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Fleets in the US are being offered access to a driver risk reduction programme that offers a money-back warranty.

Renault partners with energy firms to advance switch to EVs

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Renault has signed partnerships with European energy firms that will bring a number of innovations to help drivers transition to electric vehicles.

LeasePlan shelves IPO plans ‘due to market conditions’

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LeasePlan has cancelled plans for an initial public offering “due to market conditions”.

Sofico positions self for UK growth with new regional office

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Sofico has established a regional office in the UK to bring enhanced services for its growing local customer base.

Mike Todd named as new CEO at VWFS UK

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Mike Todd has returned to Volkswagen Financial Services (UK), taking on the role of chief executive officer.

JLR to close Solihull plant for two weeks

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Jaguar Land Rover has announced a two-week shutdown period later this month at its Solihull plant as it looks to take further action on declining global car sales.

EU softens CO2 targets

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EU environment ministers have rowed back on average CO2 targets for manufacturers, amid industry concerns that they were unrealistic.  Last week saw MEPs vote in favour of a 20% targeted reduction in new car …

Enterprise promotion brings faster access to free rental days

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car has launched a new promotion that enables loyalty members to earn double points on qualifying rentals.

Opel to drop slow-sellers as new models arrive

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Opel is discontinuing the Adam, Karl and Cascada next year, as it readies a streamlined range of new models in the market’s highest-volume segments.

Arval used vehicle leasing could cut costs for SMEs

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Arval has launched a new used car leasing solution in the UK, said to bring substantial savings for fleets.

VW ‘turbocharges’ connected car plans with Microsoft partnership

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Volkswagen is accelerating its plans for digital services under a new partnership with Microsoft.