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Global fleets pledge shift to EVs

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Major firms including BT Group and E.ON have become the latest to commit to deploying EVs under the EV100 initiative.

Alex Smith named MD of Volkswagen Group UK

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Alex Smith is to become managing director of Volkswagen Group UK in the New Year, marking his return to the group after two years at Nissan.

French true fleet sector fights WLTP effect

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The French passenger car market remained less affected by the impact of WLTP than the other big European countries in October.

New-gen battery tech to provide 483km range in next Kia EV

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Kia has confirmed its next major electric vehicle (EV), due circa 2020, will offer a range in excess of 483km miles and will likely be equipped with next-gen battery tech.

Road Test: Peugeot Rifter

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Part van, part MPV, part SUV, the Rifter is a multi-talented family-hauler, explains Alex Grant.

Škoda Scala takes fight to Golf and Focus

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Škoda has taken the wraps off its Scala hatchback, which provides it with its first-ever direct rival to the VW Golf and Ford Focus.

Car sharing to bring cost savings and convenience for UK fleets, says Turo

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Fleets could cut rental costs by up to 35% while also benefiting from increased convenience by turning to car sharing.

SUV future for diesel Kia models

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Kia may have big plans for electric cars but diesel will still have a role in those sectors where it’s best served.

Radius debuts fuel cards for US fleet market

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European fuel card provider Radius Payment Solutions is continuing its expansion in the US market by partnering with WEX to launch a new fuel card for business motorists.

Microlise takes 20% stake in Trakm8

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Telematics giant Microlise has acquired a 20% stake in Trakm8 as it says the two firms will explore collaborations but will retain their separate operations.

Opel/Vauxhall confirms three-EV lineup in 2020

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Opel/Vauxhall has confirmed plans to launch two new EVs in 2020, joining its electric Corsa – set to debut in 2019.

ViaVan expands ridesharing service in London

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Mercedes-Benz Vans and US technology start-up Via have expanded their on-demand ridesharing ViaVan joint venture further across London – including the scheme’s first UK airport launch.

Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP rating

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been told to step up to the mark on vehicle safety after the 2018 Fiat Panda was given a zero-star rating in the latest Euro NCAP tests while the Jeep …

Whitehorn stands down as Hyundai UK president and CEO

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Hyundai has announced that Tony Whitehorn is to stand down from his role as the company’s UK president and CEO at the end of this year.

EU Member States agree on new vehicle safety standards

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The EU is to push ahead with introducing legislation which will require various safety features to be included on a range of vehicles with the aim of saving lives on Europe’s roads.

Italian State Police deploys Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross on fleet

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The Italian State Police (Arma dei Carabinieri) has added the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to its vehicle fleet.

PSA to supply compact van to Toyota under latest collaboration

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Groupe PSA and Toyota have announced the terms of their latest deal, which will see PSA provide Toyota with a compact van while exiting its shareholding in the manufacturers’ small car production JV in …

Shared mobility and public transport ecosystems to converge

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Shared modes of transport will continue to grow in significance and the ecosystems of shared mobility and public transport are likely to converge as a consequence.

ADESA Remarketing parent to acquire major European online auction company

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KAR Auction Services, the US parent of ADESA Remarketing, is to acquire Belgium-based online auction company CarsOnTheWeb (COTW) in a move that will significantly extend its European footprint.

Tesco, VW and Pod Point to roll out UK’s ‘largest free charging network’

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Tesco is to fit more than 2,400 charging bays at some 600 stores over the next three years – said to mark the UK’s largest retail network of EV chargers while increasing the number …

Kia Soul EV brings extra power and range

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Kia has unveiled its second-generation Soul EV, which launches in 2019 and will bring increased power and range.

Cap to launch cross-border RV analysis tool

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A new international residual value analysis tool that offers fleet operators a deeper understanding of cross-country trends is to launch from Cap HPI.

No-deal Brexit would be ‘catastrophic’ for UK auto industry, survey finds

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Three-quarters of carmakers in the UK say a ‘no-deal’ Brexit would hit their business, impacting on profitability and future investment in the UK.

Mazda3 to debut compression ignition engine

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Mazda has revealed its new Mazda3 range, which debuts later today at the Los Angeles Auto Show and will launch the brand’s new ultra-efficient compression ignition technology.

2019 Toyota Prius debuts all-wheel drive tech

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The 2019 Toyota Prius will feature a new, intelligent, electric all-wheel drive system as well as updated styling and extra tech when it launches in the UK and Europe next year.

ChargePoint to expand network under latest funding

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ChargePoint has secured investment of $240m as it looks to further expand its network in Europe and North America, and expand its fleet solutions.

Nine in 10 UK fleets plan to go electric in next decade

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The majority of fleets are looking to go electric in the next 10 years, driven by rising government pressure as well as advances in technology.

SUV-inspired Ford Focus Active to launch

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Ford is to launch Active variants of its fourth-generation five-door and wagon Focus in Europe as it targets SUV and crossover customers.

New Range Rover Evoque to debut mild hybrids ahead of PHEV

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Land Rover has unveiled the second-generation Range Rover Evoque, which will introduce a new platform and styling along with mild hybrid engine tech from the outset and a plug-in hybrid version in the longer …

More than a third of cars still not WLTP-tested

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More than a third (37%) of carmakers’ model ranges in Europe were not WLTP-homologated by mid-November, with the lack in progress resulting in the lowest October new car registrations since 2014.