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EU urged to push ahead with future safety standards

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EU policymakers and national governments are being urged to lend their support to future vehicle safety measures proposed by the European Commission.

PitPoint to add third public hydrogen refuelling station in Netherlands

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Clean fuels provider PitPoint is implementing its third public hydrogen refuelling station in the Netherlands next year, helping to support plans for a network of stations across the country.

Country profile: Poland

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Michal Wojciechowski, managing director of Autorola Poland, discusses how the country will take on unwanted diesels from other countries and how younger drivers are happy to carshare rather than own their own wheels.

New chairman to transition Daimler FS to Daimler Mobility

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Daimler Financial Services AG has announced a reshuffle of its top management ahead of its switch to Daimler Mobility next year.

WLTP hits EU car market for second month running

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Car registrations in the EU have fallen for a second month running as a result of the full introduction of the WLTP test cycle on 1 September.

More range and less CO2 for new 3 Series plug-in hybrid

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BMW’s forthcoming 2019 3 Series 330e Sedan will offer extra range and performance but with lower CO2 emissions when it goes on sale next summer.

Draft Brexit deal is positive first step, says UK motor industry

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The UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has cautiously greeted the draft Brexit deal after months of highlighting the need to safeguard the future of the UK automotive industry.

EV-only car sharing club goes live in Malta

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The first car sharing club in Malta has now launched, bringing EV-only motoring to the island.

ALD grows global fleet 9.8%

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ALD Automotive’s global fleet of managed vehicles was up 9.8% to 1.63m at the end of September, said to be the result of sustained investments in technology.

Net profits down at LeasePlan due to Turkish currency woes

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LeasePlan has announced Q3 2018 results, which saw net profits fall as a result of the crash in the Turkish lira.

Belgian postal service deploys MiX Telematics

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Belgian postal service Bpost has adopted a fleet telematics solution from MiX Telematics to address safety, efficiency and compliance requirements.

WLTP continues to hit UK true fleet

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The UK’s true fleet sector has suffered a second monthly fall as the switch to WLTP continued to take its toll. 

Toyota starts hydrogen FCEV trials in Australia

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Three Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) have gone on trial with a council in Melbourne, Australia, to help cut CO2 and provide real-world evaluation of the vehicles.

Expansion for Ram Tracking in Canada

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Vehicle tracking specialist Ram Tracking has moved to new offices in Canada in line with its increasing headcount and future expansion plans.

TomTom Telematics named largest provider of fleet management solutions in Europe

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Market analyst firm Berg Insight has named TomTom Telematics as the largest provider of fleet management solutions in Europe for the fourth successive year.

European Commission clears Daimler-BMW mobility JVs

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The European Commission has cleared the creation of six mobility-related joint ventures by Daimler and BMW, subject to conditions.

New Mitsubishi L200 ups comfort, durability and tech

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Mitsubishi has comprehensively upgraded the L200 one-tonne pickup, aimed at improving comfort and durability to cater for both business and private use.

New Autovista solution delivers real-time insights on European used car trends

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Autovista Group is launching a new subscription service to provide indepth residual value data on Europe’s used car markets – including highlighting the impact of governments’ clean air policies.

Norwegian true fleet market still at near-record levels

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2017 remains a record year for Norwegian true fleet registrations but 2018 is not far behind, new research reveals.

Opel to research EV ‘charging infrastructure of the future’

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Opel is to conduct research into an intelligent charging infrastructure to support future electro-mobility as it ramps ups its EV development.

Bonn and Cologne slapped with diesel bans

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Older diesels are to be banned from Bonn and Cologne from April 2019 following a court ruling.

LeasePlan CFO and COO Europe depart from Board

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LeasePlan has announced that Gijsbert de Zoeten, chief financial officer, and Marco van Kalleveen, chief operating officer Europe are to resign from their board positions with immediate effect.

Renault plants to build new Nissan and Mitsubishi vans

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Renault’s manufacturing facilities in Maubeuge and Sandouville in France are to build new vans for Nissan and Mitsubishi.

Smart EV charger brings multiple benefits for fleet drivers

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Dubbed “the UK’s smartest charger”, a new home charging solution is to launch early next year to bring multiple benefits for EV drivers.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi invests in Transit mobility app

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Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has announced today that it has invested in the latest round of funding in mobility app Transit.

Seat expands Amazon Alexa roll-out

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Seat is rolling out its in-vehicle Amazon Alexa voice service to Android users in Spain, Italy and France.

ViaVan on-demand ridesharing to launch in fourth city

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ViaVan is to bring its on-demand ride-sharing scheme to Milton Keynes in the UK, marking its fourth city launch.

German true fleet market takes severe hit

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The German new car market went from its best true fleet month ever to its lowest total market in more than 30 years over the course of August and September.

WLTP drags down Italian true fleet sector

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The Italian true fleet market fell 33.8% in September following a 25.5% upturn in August as the switch to WLTP took its toll.

Ford names new UK sales director ahead of Kevin Griffin retirement

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Lisa Brankin has been appointed as director, sales, Ford of Britain, from 1 January 2019, replacing Kevin Griffin who retires after more than 40 years of service.