Category : News

Arval and Public LLD aim to upgrade civil service fleets

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Arval’s Public LLD has launched a new solution called “Energy Transition & Modernisation” adapted to the needs of state and local communities to accelerate their vehicle fleet transformations.

Spotlight: Ford Focus

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The fourth-generation Focus is a technological showpiece, out to re-assert itself in a segment that’s still a core part of Europe’s fleet market. Alex Grant finds out how.

Toyota and Suzuki to explore joint initiatives

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Toyota and Suzuki are to collaborate on possible new projects for technology development, vehicle production and market development.

Citroën reveals C5 Aircross

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Citroën has revealed the European version of its flagship C5 Aircross five-seat SUV, which will bring the fight to models such as the Nissan Qashqai and Seat Ateca.

Volvo increases XC40 production

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Volvo is ramping up production for the new XC40, citing “overwhelming demand” for its first-ever compact SUV.

Stuttgart on-demand ridesharing service to go live in June

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A new on-demand ridesharing service run by Daimler’s Moovel subsidiary and the Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen AG (SSB) is to go live in Stuttgart in June following a successful pilot.

UK sets date for world-first Zero Emissions Vehicle Summit

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Birmingham in the UK is to host the first-ever international Zero Emissions Vehicle Summit, which will bring together countries from across the world to further the low-emission and electric vehicle sectors.

Toyota plans for post-2020 boom in hydrogen vehicle sales

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Toyota is preparing for a ten-fold increase in global fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVS) with a number of new plans.

Safety benefits of self-driving cars still a grey area

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Claims that self-driving cars could avoid 90% of road deaths by eliminating drivers’ errors are unproven, and shared responsibility between robot and human drivers may actually increase risks.

Volvo UK to offer workplace ‘Prime Now test drives’ with Amazon

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Volvo Cars UK has joined forces with the Amazon Prime service to offer test drives of the V40 at customers’ homes or workplaces.

Updated Kia Sportage brings Euro 6d-TEMP engine line-up

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Kia has unveiled its refreshed Sportage, which will gain a mild-hybrid diesel drivetrain as well as new technologies and a fresh design.

EU new car market puts in best performance since 2008

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European new car registrations rose 9.0% to 1.34 million cars in April, marking the best performance for the month since 2008.

Europcar Group puts focus on mobility under rebrand

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Europcar Group has rebranded with a new name and identity to reflect its transformation into a mobility provider.

BP invests in ultra-fast charging battery developer

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An Israeli start-up that has developed an ultra-fast charging battery has secured a $20m (€16.9m/£14.8m) investment from BP Ventures.

German Federal court paves way for diesel bans

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German cities are now officially allowed to ban older diesel vehicles from their streets, the German Federal court has outlined.

Opel continues move to Euro 6d-TEMP

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Opel has introduced two new engines for the Astra that sit in line with the latest Euro 6d-TEMP requirements.

Munich to launch on-demand ride-sharing service

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The Munich Transport Company (MVG) is introducing an on-demand ride-sharing service to “close the gaps” with existing public transport options.

German true fleet market scores highly in April

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April saw the highest growth rate for the German true fleet sector since May 2017 as the overall passenger car market also saw strong growth.

Citroën UK appoints new MD

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Citroën has named Karl Howkins as its new UK managing director, effective 1 June 2018.

Porsche recalls 60,000 diesels

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Porsche has been ordered to recall 60,000 SUVs to fix manipulated diesel engines.

EU sets out plans to become a leader in EV battery tech

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The European Commission has put together a series of measures that would help Europe fight its corner in the electric vehicle battery sector, including the ability to mass-produce battery cells.

Tighter CO2 targets would bring all-round benefits

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Carmakers should face more stringent CO2 targets to help drive zero and low-emission vehicle developments, according to MEP Miriam Dalli.

Ford adds Waze navigation and voice control

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Ford adds the ability to project Waze navigation and real-time traffic to vehicles using its SYNC AppLink touchscreen and control it through voice.

New van CO2 emissions down 4.7% in 2017

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Average CO2 emissions for new vans registered in the EU fell 4.7% in 2017, latest figures from the European Environment Agency (EEA) show.

New safety tech to be mandated by EU

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Advanced safety features such as autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and intelligent speed assistance (ISA) will be fitted as standard on new cars by 2021 under new European Commission plans.

EU takes six nations to highest court over air pollution

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The UK and five other countries are being referred to the European Court of Justice over ongoing failures to tackle air pollution.

Mazda debuts new 1.8-litre diesel engine

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Mazda has debuted its new 1.8-litre diesel engine in the updated CX-3 compact SUV, which is now available to order in Japan ahead of its European launch later this year.

EU car demand rockets

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Passenger car registrations in the EU showed strong growth in April following March’s decline, helping to drive the year-to-date performance.

Smart tyre check ramps get international launch

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Drivers can now use a new service to digitally check tyre pressures on scanner ramps at car parks.

Volvo begins phasing out diesel engines

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Volvo will not fit a diesel engine to the new S60 saloon, with all subsequent launches also due to only be available with electric or progressively more hybridised petrol engines.