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Renault announces order for over 15,000 Kangoo Z.E EVs by 19 companies

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Renault has won the first lot in a call for bids initiated a year and a half ago by the public authorities, which called on La Poste chairman Jean-Paul Bailly to form a group …

Audi Begins Munich Electromobility Trial

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As part of the programme, Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport will invest 10m Euros in the region to address issues with the power grid and facilitate communication between drivers, vehicles and the charging points. …

Former Masterlease UK managing director becomes chief executive officer of Nexus Group

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During his 31-year career with GMAC, Tatlock held a number of senior executive roles which took him to Australia, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and UK, including his most recent managing director role at Masterlease UK …

Auto finance giant signs global deal with White Clarke Group

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The automotive vehicle financial services organisation, which finances 1.9 million new and used cars across its worldwide operation, has already began initial implementation of WCG’s technology in China and Brazil. The system will span retail, …

New Alphabet structure keeps customers at the heart of its organisation

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Richard Schooling, Alphabet chief executive, said: ‘This is the start of an exciting new era for Alphabet. We’re bringing a level of drive and dynamism to this sector that many people feel has long been …

Renault Group posts 6.7% sales improvement in Q3 2011

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Following the supply constraints that impacted sales activity in the first half and the start of the third quarter, the Group was in a position to deliver vehicles to customers, particularly those with diesel …

Swedish Automobile N.V close to agreement with Pang Da and Youngman for Saab sale

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Final agreement between the parties is subject to a definitive share purchase agreement between Swan, Pang Da and Youngman, which will contain certain conditions including the approval of the relevant authorities, Swan’s shareholders and …

EU commercial vehicle registrations up 4.5% in September

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In September, demand for new commercial vehicles was up 4.5% in the EU, supported by positive results in Spain (+4.7%), Germany (+7.7%) and the UK (+8.7%) although new registrations in France declined 3.5%. From …

Car2go goes live in Amsterdam with all-electric fleet

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From 24 November, 300 smart fortwo electric drive vehicles will be available in Amsterdam in an area of 80 square kilometres, which covers large parts of the city with “hubs” in Zuidas, Arena and …

Enterprise Holdings highlights overall success of 2011 fiscal year

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Enterprise Holdings is the world's largest and most comprehensive service provider, and the only investment-grade company, in the car rental industry. For its fiscal year ended July 31, 2011, Enterprise Holdings posted a record …

China's first all-electric crossover EV to be launched for consumer market

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Consumers in Shenzhen will receive a substantial government subsidy, equivalent to about EUR 12,837 and the e6 unsubsidized price will start at EUR 40,581.93. The final price to consumers will be EUR 27,410.70 after …

Volkswagen Group boosted by significant improvement on last year's operative figures

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The Volkswagen Group strengthened its position in the automotive markets, recording a 14.1% increase in vehicle deliveries to 6.2m (January – September 2010: 5.4m). Global market share climbed to 12.4% (11.6%). Sales revenue increased …

NAFA calls for submissions for 2012 Goill Awards

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Sponsored by NAFA and Bell Canada, the Larry Goill Memorial Quality Fleet Management Idea Award honours individuals whose creative ideas improve fleet management by increasing productivity or create bottom-line cost savings.  The award, named …

Anti drink-drive equipment could save lives as well as improve all-round safety – AlcoDigital

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Launched in October at the 2011 Bus and Coach Show, and costing just £5 per week to install, run and maintain, Drivealyser can be fitted to almost any moving vehicle. Drink driving harms companies, …

Chinese firms still committed to Saab deal

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The agreement was first announced in June and would give Saab a €245m investment in return for a majority stake. However in a statement, Swan said that it had decided to terminate the deal …

Citroen Business International appoints senior director

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He began his career in the automotive industry in 1996 with an equipment manufacturer before going on to hold a number of positions with carmakers. After working for General Motors, he joined Volkswagen to …

Fleet Logistics’ expands Nordics operation

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Fleet Logistics, which has over 100,000 vehicles under management, announced in April this year that it was appointing UK and international business development director, Stuart Donnelly, as commercial director  responsible for the four Nordic …

Ford Ranger becomes first pickup with five-star Euro NCAP rating

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One of 12 new vehicles tested, the Ranger was praised for its 81% pedestrian score – the highest score recorded for pick-ups tested by Euro NCAP so far – which is the result of …

Chevin to boost international expansion under new appointment

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Peter will be responsible for developing business relationships with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as well as corporate customers. He was previously the warehouse project manager for the World Food Programme, where he managed the introduction …

Lexus to showcase new GS F Sport in Las Vegas prior to European release

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Featuring a new front bumper design with larger side grilles. Together with a dedicated mesh design for the upper and lower grilles, this gives the GS a stronger appearance, reinforcing its wider track and …

Third generation Toyota Yaris claims 5* Euro NCAP safety rating

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Not only has Yaris met the highest standards for the 2011 test programme, its results were good enough to comply with the higher five-star threshold that will be introduced in 2012. Its achievement is …

Companies must prepare early for London disruption during Olympics

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Monday, July 30, 2012 is anticipated to be one of the most congested days London has ever seen with tens of thousands of people descending on London for both the Olympics and Paralympics, For …

Major automotive finance firm to roll out White Clarke Group’s CALMS2 in Europe

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The phased rollout will be accomplished in Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, France, Italy and Sweden throughout 2012 and will see the CALMS2 solution interface with existing Underwriting and Payout & Activation systems. A major element …

Axeon signs collaboration and supply agreement with A123 Systems to support li-ion battery growth

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Customers will benefit from the combination of A123 Systems’ proprietary Nanophosphate battery technology and Axeon’s expertise in systems integration, design engineering and testing – as well as the firm’s UK presence to provide hands-on …

Volvo Cars profit down in Q3 but up YtD

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The carmaker reported an operating loss of SEK763m (€83.7m) for the third quarter compared to SEK748m (€82m) for the same period last year, due to adverse exchange rates and spending on new technology. However, …

Lithium-ion battery market could hit $14.6bn mark by 2017 – Pike Research

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With Electric Vehicles (EVs) relying almost exclusively on such batteries, Pike has forecasted that capacity shipments of Li-ion batteries for the transportation market will increase from 2.5m kilowatt hours (kWh) to nearly 28.0 million …

NAFA I&E conferences to take place during business week from 2013

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The decision has been made following a membership survey conducted in July and will see NAFA’s 2013 Institute & Expo 26 in Atlantic City open on Wednesday 24 April and Thursday 25 April. The …

Chrysler utilises Fiat partnership to develop Fiat 500EV

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Shown earlier this year at the 2010 North American International Auto Show, the Fiat 500EV demonstrates the immediate benefits of the alliance between Chrysler Group and the Fiat Group as well as the speed at …

Nissan aims to sell 1.5m EVs by 2016

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The company, which is 43.8% owned by French partner Renault, has sold 15,000 Leaf electric cars, the only model it produces, but plans to add a further seven models across the group. Carlos Ghosn …

Saab rejects Chinese investment agreement

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The agreement was first announced in June and would have given Saab a €245m investment in return for a majority stake. However in a statement, Swan said that it had decided to terminate the …