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JLR confirms plans to axe 4,500 jobs

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Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed it’s reducing its global workforce by around 4,500 people, starting off in the UK.

Ford cans MPVs to focus on SUVs

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Ford has announced new plans to improve profitability and cut costs by expanding in some vehicle segments, including EVs, and exiting others as well as making job cuts.

Nissan Leaf 3.Zero e+ brings 385-km range

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Nissan is introducing a new version of its Leaf EV, which offers a 385km range – the highest yet for the model.

ALD and Wheels drive global alliance with new product-focused appointment

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ALD Automotive and North America’s Wheels Inc have enhanced their global alliance with a new appointment.

Hitachi Capital acquires Germany’s Maske Fleet

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Hitachi Capital Corporation has acquired 100% of the share capital of fleet management and leasing firm Maske Fleet GmbH as it expands its vehicle solutions business further in Europe.

Restricted steel imports will harm auto industry, says ACEA

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The European Commission’s decision to propose measures to continue restrictions on imports of steel into the EU will impact the competitiveness of EU automobile manufacturers.

EU U-turn will require more efficient emissions solutions

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A European Court decision to overturn emissions compliance limits will see carmakers need to turn to more efficient emissions solutions while also complicating the use of the Euro 6 standard for urban vehicle policies.

Arval names new CEO and chairman

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Arval has appointed Alain Van Groenendael as its new chairman and CEO, succeeding Philippe Bismut who stood down at the end of the year.

Volkswagen reveals flexible and mobile rapid charger

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Volkswagen has offered a first glimpse of a future mobile quick charging station that can be independently setup from the power supply.

VW acquires WirelessCar from Volvo

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The Volkswagen Group is acquiring a majority stake in Swedish telematics specialist WirelessCar from Volvo for an undisclosed amount.

Chevin invites clients to Annual Conference 2019

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Chevin Fleet Solutions is inviting its clients to its Annual Conference to learn about best practices, network with industry peers and help shape future developments.

Car ownership still important despite mobility movement, finds Arthur D. Little

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Car desire and ownership remains strong, while drivers are now much more willing to embrace alternative drivetrains, though trust in autonomous technology has taken a dive, according to Arthur D. Little’s (ADL) new worldwide …

Fleet managers failing to realise the benefits of Big Data

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Four in five fleet managers are failing to realise the benefit of Big Data according to Shell’s latest report ‘Driven by Data: Managing Fleet Information Overload’, which reveals the power of unlocking Big Data.

BMW and Daimler mobility JV gets green-light from US

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US competition authorities have approved the creation of a mobility joint venture by Daimler and BMW.

German true fleet sector shows signs of recovery

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November was a tough market for Germany but there were slight signs of recovery for the true fleet sector, according to latest Dataforce analysis.

Progress on new vehicle safety standards but not infrastructure safety

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Industry and transport ministers from the 28 EU Member States have set out their official responses to three key pieces of road safety legislation, which has seen a mixed response.

EU finalises car CO2 targets for 2030

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The European Union is to push ahead with a controversial deal to cut new cars and van CO2 emissions over the next decade.

Trak Global Group expands into North America with IMS acquisition

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Trak Global Group (TGG) is to acquire North America’s Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc (IMS) in a deal that will position it as one of the global leaders in insurance telematics and connected mobility.

EU U-turn to force major changes for real-world emissions

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Today, a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union will mean carmakers must take giant strides in real-world emissions performance to meet Euro 6 emissions limits.

EU new car market still suffering WLTP fallout

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New car registrations in the EU fell for the third month running in November as the 1 September switch to the new WLTP cycle continued to take its toll.

Teletrac Navman names new VP and managing director

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Teletrac Navman has appointed Richard Lilwall as the new vice president and managing director of its Europe division. 

‘World’s biggest’ EV trial to test 3,000 electric vans with fleets

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An electric vehicle project that will see up to 3,000 electric vans tested with UK fleets from mid 2019 has been given the green light.

Euro NCAP ‘Best in Class’ winners for 2018 revealed

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Euro NCAP has announced the 2018 ‘Best in Class’ winners, reflecting those vehicles that have received the highest safety scores in recognition of their stand-out protection.

Andrew Savvas named director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars UK

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars UK has appointed Andrew Savvas as its director, effective in the first quarter of 2019.

Carlos Tavares re-elected ACEA president for 2019

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The Board of Directors of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has re-elected Carlos Tavares as its president for the second year running.

Alphabet launches in Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Bulgaria

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Alphabet International has expanded into Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Bulgaria under a new partnership with leasing expert Autohellas SA.

Fleet Logistics UK to drive business growth under new recruit

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Fleet Logistics UK (FLUK) is looking to increase business at a local level with the appointment of Madelaine Webster as its new business development manager.

No-deal Brexit to cost UK auto sector €10bn a year

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A no-deal Brexit could cost the UK automobile market some €10bn (£9bn) in annual revenue while making it hard for carmakers to justify having UK plants.

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.