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IBM partners EKZ to launch "convenient" EV charging smartphone app

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This near real-time information will also help utility providers better manage power grid loads during peak charging times – a challenge that is set to grow as more electric vehicles are on the road. …

Cordiant backs expansion of Turkey's largest vehicle leasing firm with €115m loan

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Cordiant’s $26.6 million loan to Intercity will help expand the company’s 25,000 car fleet, create new jobs and make hybrid vehicles more widely available to Turkish businesses. David Creighton, president and chief executive officer …

US-based company sets up Electric Vehicle conversion firm

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The company is a merger between two electric vehicle companies, the original Electric Vehicle Enterprises, started by Lizardi (Inset, Left) and his son-in-law in Pasadena, and Electric Blue Motors, an Arizona company started by …

Seven major manufacturers collaborate in effort to standardise International EV charging

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The system is a combined charging approach integrating all charging scenarios into one vehicle inlet/charging connector and uses identical ways for the vehicle to communicate with the charging station. This allows electric vehicles from …

Walgreens cuts ribbon to launch first EV charge point in Orlando, FL

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The drugstore chain is working with Car Charging Group, an owner and provider of EV charging stations, to offer convenient and accessible charging sites at eight locations throughout the area by the end of …

Rise in demand against a shortage of stock leads to strong September for Remarketing sector

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Six months on from the Japanese tsunami, the effect on worldwide car production is now easing with deliveries starting to return to normality. With many outstanding orders now being fulfilled this is good news …

Texting doubles driver’s reaction time, says new report

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The study reveals how the texting impairment is even greater than many experts believed, and demonstrates how texting drivers are less able to react to sudden roadway hazards. In addition to the reaction-time element, …

40% of 25 plus vehicle fleets not using fuel cards – MIB Data Solutions

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The company asked 616 companies how they acquired fuel and received the following responses. The results do not total 100% because some use more than one method of purchasing: Results Fuel card (60%), Driver …

Tesla finalises lithium-ion battery agreement with Panasonic as demand rises for Model S

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The agreement supplies Tesla with Panasonic's lithium-ion battery cells to build more than 80,000 vehicles over the next four years. It guarantees the availability of enough cells in 2012 to meet Tesla's aggressive production …

Shell announces euroShell card agreement with M6toll

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Shell is one of the first card issuers to co-operate with M6toll and the new offering will enable customers from all fleet sizes and vehicle types, to use their euroShell Card to pay for …

BMW launches Real Time Trafiic Information (RTTI) to beat congestion

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The system is available on all new BMW models and comes at no additional cost when customers order the BMW Professional navigation system and Bluetooth telephone preparation with telematics. BMW motorists are able to …

Renault-Nissan to invest $1.bn in Brazilian expansion

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The manufacturer is to build an all-new manufacturing facility in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The Nissan factory is scheduled to begin production in the first half of 2014 and will have the …

European OEMs to promote EV Ready technical standard

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Originally launched by Renault and Schneider Electric, EV Ready aims to guarantee interoperability between the charging infrastructure and electric and rechargeable hybrid vehicles in the market across Europe by means of a uniform scheme …

Florida holds summit to discuss mainstream adoption of Electric Vehicles

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Communities will soon be able to take full advantage of energy-efficient electric vehicles with the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt available now, and almost every major car manufacturer planning to launch at least one …

New MD at Mazda Motor Poland

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He replaces Masaharu Kondo who has taken up a new challenge as director product communications, public relations, at Mazda Motor Europe. Mr Paździor joined Mazda in 2008 and, with Masaharu Kondo, founded Mazda’s national …

Alphabet and ING formally merge

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As announced in July, Alphabet has acquired ING Car Lease for the sum of €637m, and the transaction was completed on 30 September 2011. Alphabet now has more than 460,000 financed cars under contract …

2011 ALD Automotive / Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon begins on October 5 and 6

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With participants set to cross the starting line in Cirencester on October 5 and 6, the MPG Marathon will provide businesses and consumers with an insight as to how economy driving can be both …

TomTom launches International Traffic Foundation as part of ongoing pledge to tackle congestion

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The move, one year on from TomTom’s commitment to reduce congestion for all in its Traffic Manifesto, will bring together key stakeholders from academia, industry and policy-making. The not-for-profit TomTom International Traffic Foundation will …

New TISPOL president pledges to improve safety on European roads

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Kemppainen, a chief Superintendent in the Finnish National Traffic Police, began his one-year term as President on September 29, succeeding outgoing president Roar Skjelbred Larsen of Norway. Commenting on such threats, Kemppainen said: ‘The …

Electric Racebout performance EV sets road-legal lap record around Nordschliefe course

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Driven by German race driver, Ralf Kelleners, the average speed for the lap was 88.23mph and the top speed at Döttinger Höhe 147.89mph. Later on during testing, Kelleners reached even more impressive 151.61mph. For …

Coca Cola Enterprises sets four-year target to slash corporate CO2 figures of pan-European fleet

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CCE, the marketer, distributor and producer of Coca-Cola products in Europe, is utilising the carbon and tax analysis tool, TCOPlus, to accurately measure its carbon footprint and then monitor the improvement in performance to …

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles appoint Alex Smith as new director

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Alex will replace Simon Elliott who recently accepted a new position as managing director of Volkswagen Group Ireland.  Alex is currently head of Retail Operations for Volkswagen Passenger Cars. Alex has a 16 year …

European Fleets slash C02 emission figures according to GE Capital report

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Based on data from GE Capital’s 250,000 vehicle pan-European fleet, the report reveals that between 2008 and 2010 emissions fell by an average of 11g CO2/km per car. When extrapolated to represent all new …

Fleets risk leaving themselves exposed according to ALD Automotive / YouGov survey

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It reveals that 63% of businesses are potentially exposing themselves to an unnecessary level of risk associated with private vehicles being used for business purposes. Also, 20% of those surveyed had no knowledge of …

European EV uptake "stubborn" despite incentives, according to Jato Dynamics

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Analysis of the data finds that only 5,222 Europe-wide EV registrations were recorded in H1 of 2011. Although the uptake of Electric Vehicle’s is not perhaps as quick as some would have expected, total …

Tim Zimmerman appointed as new managing director of Peugeot UK

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His career started with Peugeot in Coventry in September 1986 and since then he has held various roles in the UK and Europe including Fleet, Leasing and Used Vehicle director for Peugeot France, Marketing …

Rising demand prompts Kia to add third shift at Slovak plant

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Last year, Kia manufactured more than 729,000 vehicles outside Korea, with production in Europe, China and the USA accounting for 34.2% of the global total of 2.1 million units. This year sales have climbed …

New research uncovers future EV charging preferences of North Americans

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Coinciding with the launch of its EV Customer Strategy Research Council and Electric Vehicle Programmes Summit, Chartwell has conducted a study that reveals 89% of consumers would be "likely" or "extremely likely" to charge …

Fleet Operations appoints Fleet Industry professional to oversee UK and European growth

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With 25 years fleet industry experience, Mike has been appointed managing director of Fleet Operations and the organisation’s sister business, EuroFleeting, with responsibility for day-to-day business management and growth. Meanwhile, company founder and previous …

Axeon project could reduce "range anxiety" fears with 35% longer lasting EV battery

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In 2009, the Technology Strategy Board awarded over £680k of funding to the consortium led by Axeon (bringing the total project funding to over £1.3m), with the aim of developing an innovative high energy …