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Ford showcases production ready 1.6l EcoBoost Fiesta ST in Geneva

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Customers have clamoured for a new Fiesta ST since the last model in 2008. The all-new model will take Fiesta ST performance to a new level. The numbers tell the story: 180PS 1.6-litre EcoBoost, …

Recharging specialists light up EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show

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Four of the recharging industry’s major players – ABB, Ecar Connectors, ENSTO and Rolec Services – have taken space in the event’s indoor exhibition area in order to explain to fleet managers how they …

Nissan to begin production on compact INVITATION at Sunderland plant

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Called INVITATION, the dynamic concept car was unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show by Nissan Executive vice president, Andy Palmer, who announced a production version will be launched at Nissan’s Sunderland Plant in …

Sixt mobile solutions launch Thailand branches in several key locations

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Sixt is entering this important Southeast Asian market with a comprehensive premium selection of rental and limousine services. The medium-term goal is to achieve asignificant market share with integrated mobility concepts in this important tourist destination. Additionally, …

Tyre labelling welcomed by the transport industry but effective enforcement remains key

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Tyre labelling gives transparency to tyre buyers, enabling them to make purchasing decisions based on accurate economic, environmental and safety factors.  However, the legislation can only be successful if effective enforcement takes place. These …

Audi AG announces record delivery, revenue and profit figures for fiscal year 2011

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Rupert Stadler, chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, said: 'Never before have we had such a large increase in deliveries in a single year. 2011 was the most successful year in …

Volkswagen small-car family on The up! in Geneva

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The up! is as versatile as a Swiss Army Knife, so what better tribute to the host country of the Geneva Motor Show than the swiss up! concept.  Inside and out the swiss up! …

GM and PSA Peugeot Citroen unite to form global alliance

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The alliance is structured around two main pillars: the sharing of vehicle platforms, components and modules; and the creation of a global purchasing joint venture for the sourcing of commodities, components and other goods …

New Belgium Brewing Co. welcomes two Nissan Leafs to delivery fleet

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The brewery is adding two electric plug-in Nissan Leafs to its local delivery fleet and making its on-site electrical charging stations open and free to the public. The two vehicles will be used for …

ACEA chairman calls for industrial re-focus and stability in Europe

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This is a summary of the key messages delivered by ACEA President Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat S.p.A., to decision makers in Brussels, today, during a series of meetings ahead of the trade association’s …

Canada to lead EV charge?

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Compare the automotive sector in Canada and the United States and you might be forgiven for thinking that the two countries were in different parts of the world. Of the 15.22m light vehicles sold in …

Know your BEV from your HEV from your REV?

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Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) Battery electric, or pure electric, vehicles are only ever powered by electricity, meaning zero CO2 emissions at the point of use. The drivetrain usually consists of one or more electric …

Mercedes-Benz Citan hopes to rival Berlingo and Caddy in European fleet market

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'It will give us access to customers we haven’t been able to get into before,' he said. 'Admittedly fleet registrations are onlylikely to account for 30% of Citan’s sales volume, but the greater abilityit …

HPI Fleet Group Ltd welcomes two new additions to board of management

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Mr Van Rossen and Mr Waldmann will from now on form the Management Board along with current chairman of the board, Steffen Giebler. Both will be responsible for central functions as well as local …

Toyota Yaris Hybrid delivers 80.7mpg and 79g/km CO2 at affordable price

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The car delivers this market-leading performance and an accessible price point. Yaris Hybrid will be available in the UK for less than £15,000 OTR, making it the most affordable hybrid on sale in the …

Hyundai boosts C-Segment range with new generation i30 wagon

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The stylish wagon shares engines and running gear with the well-received New Generation i30 five-door, but has a longer body to create a significant increase in trunk space without compromising the model’s dynamic styling. The i30 wagon’s overall length is …

Mini widens global sales network with Jordan showroom

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The new MINI branch will open in the centre of the capital Amman – a bustling city of some 3m people – in partnership with a local dealer who already collaborates with the BMW …

Avis saves $35 million

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The US-based company’s moves include reducing the size of Avis Europe’s senior management team, resulting in savings of $6 million a year, moving to a shared service centre which will realise $13 million a …

PSA Peugeot Citroen subsidiary, TCPA, to cut Czech production from May 2012

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'We have to react flexibly and adjust production to demand for small cars in European markets,' said company president, Satoshi Tachihara in a recent statement. TPCA will cut the working week to four days …

BMW Group opens EUR62m showroom in Abu Dhabi

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The new showroom was formally inaugurated by Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing, His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor …

Over half of new car buyers would consider "going electric" in next two years

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The study revealed that 58% of respondents who said that they are planning to buy a new car over the next two years would consider "going electric." This increased to over three quarters (77%) …

Chrysler's launches Ypsilon Black&Red arrives in UK showrooms this month

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Called Black&Red, this latest edition is designed to attract new and different customers to the model range and also to the Chrysler brand, which has just been relaunched in the UK. Appealing to a …

Ford to unveil B-Max at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

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Ford is the first manufacturer ever to unveil a car at the leading mobile industry event and will announce significant new technologies for Europe to be debuted on the B-MAX; these will make it one …

Peugeot gives UK fleet debut to new 208 at Silverstone show

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Peugeot will also unveil the 508 RXH with its latest ground breaking diesel-electric HYbrid4 technology at the Show on April 18 to an expected audience of more than 500 fleet decision makers. Peugeot Fleet …

Subaru BRZ and Impreza five-door to make international debuts in Geneva

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The 200PS Subaru BRZ – developed as a joint-project between Subaru and Toyota – is a sports car designed to offer maximum driver engagement.  Featuring a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, and powered by Subaru’s trademark …

SEAT Partners With Spanish Business School to Research E-Mobility

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The collaborative research project was part of a course taught by IESE professor Marc Sachon, and was aimed at analysing how the growth of e-mobility in Spain could happen, and the effects on the …

Europcar launches iPhone app

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'In the modern age of smartphone technology and tablet computers, consumers demand products and services that they can access wherever they are,' explained Ken McCall, managing director, Europcar Group UK. 'With the launch of …

What the Low Emission Zone means for fleet operators

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Introduced back in 2008 as part of efforts to improve air quality in the capital, the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) has now introduced tighter emissions regulations to force heavy polluting diesel vehicles to become …

Mazda CX-5 to shed the pounds with new weight-reducing body resin

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When the material is used for both front and rear bumpers, it contributes to weight reduction of approximately 20%. In the bumper production process, this reduced thickness allows for a shorter cooling period for …

His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco inaugurates Renault Nissan plant in Tangier

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Renault's presence in Morocco dates back more than 80 years. Today, its geographical location is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea at the heart of the Tangier Med Port area which …