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Luxurious Aston Martin Cygnet launches in Hong-Kong and Japan

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Craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail characterise each Cygnet, and high levels of personalisation are exemplified by the recently enhanced choice of materials and colours including six ‘Race Collection’ paint schemes, hexagon perforated leather …

Tristar Worldwide extends three-year sole supplier deal with Volvo

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Volvo will supply Tristar with 700 cars each year, to chauffeur Virgin Upper Class passengers to and from their UK airport of choice. This will be the 15th consecutive year the three companies have worked …

Mixed news for Saab

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Parent company Swedish Automobile (Swan) has received a commitment from US private equity firm North Street Capital, LP – which last month agreed to buy Spyker cars – to fund Swan and Saab Automobile …

Effects of Japanese quake lead JAMA to downgrade auto sales forecast for 2011

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The organisation says that demand for passenger cars and commercial vehicles during Q2 and Q3 of 2011 declined as a result of supply shortages in the wake of the March 11 disaster. As a …

IntelliTrac launch MycarsPlus GPS telematics system and fleet card

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At a cost of $1.98 per day, a fleet vehicle is equipped with an IntelliTrac GPS Tracking device which provides real time tracking and a range of fleet management reports easily accessible via the …

Baltic markets drive Q3 growth in new car registrations

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The firm’s figures show that the European market grew by 1.4% during Q3 2011 compared to the same period last year, while year-on-year sales were up 0.8% in September. Sales in the Baltic region …

Planned fuel-tax increases would be "crippling" for UK economy and consumers – Bryan Madderson, RMI Petrol

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Although the previous Government’s “escalator” will be replaced by a “fair fuel stabiliser”, the precise mechanics of this new scheme have yet to be announced. Road fuel volumes have plummeted since 2008 from a …

EC adopts proposal for EU core transport network

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The new core TEN-T network will use a comprehensive network of routes, feeding into the core network at regional and national level. The intention is that by 2050, a large majority of European residents …

Kia begins production of Venga, cee'd family and Sportage models at Zilina plant

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The B-segment MPV model was previously built at its sister company plant in the Czech Republic before production was moved to Zilina. TUV NORD, has confirmed that the Venga meets strict environmental standards ISO …

Solaire Generation sign deal to provide EV charging canopies for Inovateus Solar LLC

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Under this partnership, Inovateus Solar, a national solar power distributor and integrator, will be the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for integrated solar carport charging stations using GE EV chargers, solar balance of system (BOS) …

Navman Wireless fleet-management facility to be made available to Telstra customers

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This marks the first time that Telstra has offered fleet management technology to customers in this way, and comes as a direct response to the growing demand for these solutions in Australia. A small …

Toyota signs three-year European agreement to recycle EV batteries

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The agreement with the Société Nouvelle d’Affinage des Métaux (SNAM) will run from 2011 to 2014. Toyota has sold some 370,000 Toyota and Lexus full-hybrid vehicles in Europe since 2000, all of them equipped …

ABB installs first network of fast-charge EV charge points in Austria

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ABB recently installed the first three Terra 51 charge stations in Schruns-Rodund in the Montafon Valley, at the site of the Austrian Automobile Association (OAMTC) in Rankweil and in front of VKW's main office …

Impact of Thai floods on auto industry limited to short term, says Frost & Sullivan

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A total of 26 of the 90 provinces in Thailand have been affected by floods, and automotive assembly plants and parts maker factories located mainly in and around Ayutthaya and Pathumthani provinces are suffering …

Navman Wireless range look to give businesses a competitive edge

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The company says its new product range “Essential”, “Fleet+”and “Complete” has been designed to offer choice and flexibility through a customized approach to specifying vehicle tracking requirements to maximize return on investment. Tony Neill (Inset), …

Lysanda attracts £10m investment

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Newly appointed executive chairman, Geoffrey Finlay (Inset), who invested alongside the syndicate and has a background and expertise in building software businesses internationally, said: ‘Lysanda is extremely innovative and has ground-breaking patented technology which will play …

Enterprise grows airport business

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Enterprise now operates 15 onsite fully-owned branches at UK airports, including a brand-new, state-of-the-art rental operation at Heathrow. This branch was earlier this year awarded BAA’s Attention to Detail (A2D) award, beating over 40 …

Vauxhall wins major police contract

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After winning four-year contracts for six police regions in a tender process initiated by the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), 37 (or 71%) of the UK’s 52 Police Authorities are now contracted to buy …

Car Charging Group extends partnership with Coulomb Technologies prior to US EV charge-point roll-out

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Car Charging Group has agreed to purchase and install charging stations across the United States including major metropolitan areas: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, TX, Dallas, Fort Worth, TX, Orlando, Fla., Miami, …

Fiat Professional appoints new director

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He returns to the UK from his previous role as area sales manager based at Fiat’s headquarters in Turin during which time he was responsible for supporting the commercial activities of Fiat Professional in …

Infiniti set to launch super-crossover designed for Formula One champion, Sebastien Vettel

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The star of Infiniti’s stand at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the FX Sebastian Vettel version featured design, engineering and aerodynamics upgrades inspired by the Red Bull Racing champion and Infiniti Global …

Mark Group chooses Ctrack to help manage 500-strong UK commercial fleet

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The Ctrack solution will enable Mark Group to access useful business and operational intelligence in order to reduce fleet costs as well improve productivity and enhance customer service. Mark Group will integrate Ctrack’s technology …

New study highlights total cost of insuring Europe's fleets

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While this market grew very little between 2007 and 2011, Finaccord forecasts that it will increase to more than EUR 18bn by 2015, for motor insurance and assistance combined, as prices rise to combat …

Hyundai outlines global strategy at 2011 Fleet Festival

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Over 800 fleet customers from 18 countries participated in the 2011 Fleet Festival event, which took place between 19 September and 7 October. Attendees were able to hear presentations updating them about Hyundai Global …

Self Driving vehicles could be ready by end of decade – GM

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These advances in autonomous vehicle technology are built on leading-edge advanced active safety systems, Taub told the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Orlando on Sunday. Sensors, radars, portable communication devices, GPS and cameras …

ITF Policy Brief addresses environmental and safety benefits of scrappage schemes

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That’s the verdict of the latest Policy Brief published by the International Transport Forum at the OECD. The latest Policy Brief follows on from previous International Transport Forum work undertaken in 1999 that highlighted …

First dedicated Fleet Management course in Australia open for business

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The tailor‐made, nationally recognised course has been jointly developed by the Australasian Fleet Management Association and Swinburne University, and designed to equip Fleet professionals with essential business competencies. Open to members of the AfMA, …

Skoda to roll out new Rapid model starting in India

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As part of a move to increase sales within the region, the model will be built at the factor near Pune and adapted to meet local needs. It will then go on sale in …

Saab gains financial lifeline

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The loan was announced on 12 September and will see Saab borrow €70m from Youngman in exchange for offering non-exclusive rights in its Phoenix architecture technology. In a statement Saab added that further payments …

More models and extended times to be offered under VW car-sharing scheme

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The Quicar scheme kicks off in Hanover from November and will enable drivers to access short-term rental from a fleet comprising a total of 200 Golf BlueMotion models for a minimum rental time of …