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Zipcar agrees deal with Michelin for supply of tyres to UK fleet

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Zipcar UK, which operates in London, Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford, will gradually introduce Michelin tyres across its fleet of 1,800 cars and vans as part of the new agreement. David Cruickshank,hHead of Fleet for …

Avis launch portable wi-fi rental

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Whether travelling for business or leisure, the portable hotspots, which are small enough to fit in a pocket or bag, will give Avis customers instant internet access whilst in the UK, allowing easy access …

Kia moves forward with "state-of-the art" Chinese manufacturing facility

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The plant, which will boast an annual capacity of 300,000 vehicles when completed in the first half of 2014, is an aggressive move by Kia to further strengthen its presence in China, which has …

UK fleets face falling forecasted residual values and rising SMR costs

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According to the Experteye European Leasing Index, the UK has seen a +6% rise in SMR costs since June last year, with forecasted residuals falling by -4.6% over the same period. However, average contract …

Toyota and BMW chiefs meet for plans to further collaboration

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The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at a long-term strategic collaboration in four fields: joint development of a fuel cell system, joint development of architecture and components for a future …

Opel supervisory board approves new business plan

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The plan addresses:  Investments in the Opel/Vauxhall product portfolio, combined with a new sales strategy  A revised brand strategy Plans aimed at reducing material, development and production costs and further leveraging synergies from the …

Ford announce closure of Philippine manufacturing facility

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According to Peter Fleet (Inset), president of Ford ASEAN, the plant in Sta. Rosa, Laguna south of Manila could not produce enough cars to generate profits for shareholders, with the plant’s annual car production …

Bentley opens new state-of-the-art showroom in Czech capital

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Bentley Motors saw a strong increase in deliveries across Europe in 2011 and also reported a significant rise in the first quarter of 2012.  In the Czech Republic, Bentley’s market share in the luxury …

New study highlights safety and cost benefits of "driver assist" technology

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The study looked at existing technologies and their potential to both enhance safety and reduce environmental impact. euroFOT also revealed a link between these systems and improvements in driver behaviour, fuel efficiency and traffic …

LeasePlan USA recognised as top place to work by NABR

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The award honors companies that are focused on offering quality human resources initiatives. An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee …

Fisker expands strongly into Europe with the Karma

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It was recently announced that long-established dealer group Guarnieri will exclusively import and market all Fisker vehicles in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Guarnieri operates first-class dealerships and showrooms across the region with a large …

Frost & Sullivan: Electric transmissions to rise in Europea and North America

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Electrification of Transmissions in Europe and North America, finds that the electrified transmissions market sales are set to grow to 1.3m units in the North American and European …

Reduction in EU road deaths falls short of target in 2011

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Road deaths were cut by just 3% in 2011, compared to 11% to the year before and Antonio Avenso, executive director of the European Transport Safety Council, recently said: Last year’s progress in reducing …

Europcar Group UK announces senior operations appointment

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Robert joined Europcar as a Regional manager in 2001, becoming Regional director in 2007. Prior to his successful career at Europcar, he held a number of key management roles at other major rental providers …

Swiss leasing firm adopts Sofico's Miles platform

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Called "Full Distance", the new solution allows corporate customers to record the exact monthly costs for each car on the fleet based on a pre-agreed matrix of prices linked to the actual mileages driven …

Volkswagen passenger car deliveries up 9.4% over first five months

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'The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand achieved a very respectable performance on markets worldwide in May. However, the situation on markets in Western Europe remains tense,' Christian Klingler (Inset), Board Member for Sales and Marketing …

Frost & Sullivan: European EV uptake to reach 60,000 mark by 2017

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan report, "360 Degree Perspective Of The Central And Eastern European Electric Vehicle Industry", has found that the industry is expected to reach unit shipments of around 62,000 units …

Europcar improves iPhone and Android smartphone application

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Easy to use with added value services, the new application makes booking a car more simple and enjoyable than ever. Customers can make reservations and search for details on any Europcar car hire locations …

Leaseurope welcomes George Ashworth to board of directors

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George Ashworth has been active in the leasing and asset finance industry for many years. Prior to his position at Aldemore, he held several senior roles, including at the Fortis Lease Group and at …

European automakers wait as CARS 21 report forces EU to act

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The report, produced by a coalition of EU Commissioners, various ministers, automobile industry CEOs, suppliers, trade unions and civil society, lists ways and means of strengthening the future of the automobile industry in Europe.  …

INRIX forms partnership with MapLink to combat heavy Brazil congestion

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In a country where an expanding middle class places 900 new vehicles on local roads every day, INRIX’s partnership with MapLink will provide Brazil with accurate real-time and predictive traffic services. A traffic jam …

New chairman and chief executive for Bentley

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Dr Schreiber joins Bentley from his current role as CEO at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. He will commence his new position on September 1, 2012 and will succeed Wolfgang Dürheimer, who as part of an extensive …

Nissan appoints senior executive to Infiniti brand

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De Nysschen, currently president of Audi of America, will report to Andy Palmer, Nissan Motor Company executive vice president, product planning, business strategy, marketing communications and responsible for the Infiniti division. De Nysschen will …

Ampera joins European daily rental market with Europcar

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The electric, range extended Opel Ampera has been available for rent since early March in Amsterdam (Netherlands), and is now available in Frankfurt (Germany) and in Brussels (Belgium). To support this joint effort in …

Fleetmatics to conduct registered initial public offering of its common stock

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The offering is expected to commence after the SEC completes the review process initiated by FleetMatics’ confidential submission on Thursday May 17, 2012 of its draft registration statement. This announcement is being made pursuant …

Audi India targeting 45% end of year growth

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With the manufacturer set to launch its new customer-care product, 'Audi CarLife-Advance', which provides car buyers with extended warranty, financing, insurance and service plans – Head of Audi India, Michael Perschke (Inset) is confident …

NAFA webinar helps fleet managers take control of fuel costs

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Entitled “Getting Control of Fuel Costs”, the webinar will take place on Wednesday 30 May 30 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Eastern Time),  The webinar features Jeffrey A Miller, CEO of Gas-Lock Advisors, …

Alternate fuel vehicles offer effective way to meet emissions regulations

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.automotive.frost.com), Executive Analysis of the European and North American LPG and CNG Original Equipment Market, finds that the alternate fuel vehicle market is set for close to 900,000 …

Euro NCAP recognises Audi safety technology

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The Audi pre sense front plus technology is available on the Audi A6, which achieved 5 stars in 2011. With two long range radars positioned at the front of the car, Audi pre sense …

Motor manufacturers raise crash safety standards

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All four vehicles show that car makers are rising to Euro NCAP’s challenging 2012 5 star requirements, especially in the area of pedestrian protection where the thresholds have been significantly increased this year. The …