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Volvo move step further in carbon-cutting strategy with DRIVe automatic diesels

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For the first time, these DRIVe models can now be ordered with Volvo's Powershift dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Buyers of these cars won't compromise on environmental care or economy either, as the automatic gearbox alternatives …

Northgate Vehicle Hire welcomes appointment of experienced operations director

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Bringing extensive senior management skills to Northgate, Dylan has a great amount of experience in a variety of industries in both operational and commercials roles. Prior to his appointment with Northgate he ran the …

TRACKER patents innovative telematics technology

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Patented by TRACKER, the unique "Transient Voltage Detection" (TVD) technology has been incorporated into TRACKER Fleet, to help businesses to significantly improve fuel efficiency and reduce fleet operating costs.   Stephen Doran, managing director …

Motorists advised to switch on air conditioning this winter to avoid hefty costs

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As motorists look ahead to a winter that could be the coldest and harshest in years, motorists may think MB&G has gone mad, but it has experienced first hand that by simply switching on …

Sixt reports strong 2011 performance, but warns on 2012

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Sixt has profited from ongoing demand in the Vehicle Rental Business Unit, good progress in its international expansion, and a revival of business in the Leasing Business Unit. The Managing Board has reconfirmed its …

Little change for AFRs as Chancellor freezes fuel duty

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The news comes as Chancellor George Osborne announces a freeze in fuel duty in his Autumn Statement. HMRC has published new advisory fuel rates, used to reimburse company car drivers for corporate mileage. The …

RMI Petrol chairman welcomes January fuel-duty freeze

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Even with this standstill, the UK still levies the highest duty on diesel in the European Union (EU).  Duty needs to be cut by 26ppl to achieve parity with the average diesel rates across …

Mazda and Sollers sign MoU for joint venture production facility in Russia

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The facility would be established in Vladivostok and would supply several Mazda models for the Russian market. The carmaker says that the move forms part of its plans to expand business in emerging markets. …

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With immediate effect, David Dunckley and Daniel Taylor of Grant Thornton UK LLP have been appointed joint administrators of Saab GB. Saab GB, a 100% subsidiary of Swedish Automobile N.V. ("Swan"), has exclusive rights …

TomTom teams up with Mijndomein Auto to offer CO2-neutral private lease concept

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The scheme enables firms and individuals to lease a brand-new Peugeot 107, equipped with TomTom Business Solutions technology, for €219 per month. The car’s CO2 emissions will be compensated by Mijndomein Auto into a …

ARI provides fleet managers with de-brief of full risk management range

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO) approximately 1.3m people die each year on the world's roads and between 20 and 50m people sustain non-fatal injuries.  Don’t let your fleet fall victim to statistics.  …

Ford adds sporty Focus Zetec S to line-up ahead of new ST release

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Based on the existing Zetec model, it adds a full sports styling kit including unique front and rear spoilers with lower sill extensions and 17in alloy wheels together with sports suspension featuring stiffened springs …

NHTSA Begins Battery Safety Defect Test On Chevy Volt

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In its statement, the agency said it was too early to tell whether the investigation would lead to a recall of vehicles or parts, but added that it would be notifying consumers if it …

ICFM appoints BMW corporate operations manager to its council

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Chairman of the ICFM, Roddy Graham, commented: ‘I am absolutely delighted to welcome Steve Chater on board. Steve is a very well-known figure within the fleet industry and has a strong background in fleet …

Tough "O" licence laws could be softened with fleet management software – Jaama

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Legislative compliance and implementation of best practice policies and procedures by UK “O” Licence holders are recognised as being at the cutting-edge and the new European Union regulation is designed to tackle inconsistencies across …

Fleets and business drivers still have time to enter RoSPA MORR Awards 2012

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Registration is taking place at www.rospa.com/awards/, and all firms registering their intention to participate in the scheme by December 1 will then have until February 1 to submit their full entries. Among the issues considered by …

Hyundai promote UK managing director to president and chief executive officer

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The announcement was made even more poignant by the fact that this is the first time in the history of Hyundai Motor Europe that a managing director has ever been promoted to president and …

EU commercial vehicle registrations rise 7.7% in October

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Registrations in October totalled 162,901 units, with France (+7.8%),  the UK (11.1%) and Germany (+7.2%) having posted large increases. The same markets also posted growth from January to October, with Germany up by +19.5%, …

White Clarke Group publishes German Asset Finance Country Survey free white paper

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According to the firm, the German leasing market, including hire purchase, generated €44bn last year, making it by far the biggest player in Europe. Topics covered in the white paper include: The leasing market …

Subaru XV receives five-star EURO NCAP safety rating

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The latest crossover vehicle from the Japanese All-Wheel-Drive specialists scored particularly highly in the occupant protection category and was praised for its full complement of safety equipment. Euro NCAP’s safety performance test – the …

Renault Kangoo Van Z.E picks up coveted "International Van of the Year" Award

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The award was presented to Jean-Marie Hurtiger, director of Renault’s Light Commercial Vehicle division, on the eve of the 14th International Trailer Show in Belgium. Jury chairman Pieter Wieman explained: ‘With the Kangoo Van …

New survey shows extent to which drivers are affected by partners

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Men are less likely to be affected by having their partner in the car (41%), with one in ten saying they drive more carefully when their partner is in the car with them, according …

Business drivers "more likely to take risks in company car" according to survey

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Most concernedly, the survey revealed drivers were more prone to committing serious traffic violations if they didn’t own the vehicle. 83% of drivers surveyed admitted that they would be more likely to use a …

IOSH make plea to have work-related road traffic accidents included in official stats

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With around 39,000 members, IOSH wants to see work-related RTAs recorded and recognised under RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995). Richard Jones, head of policy and public affairs at IOSH, …

Innovative EV firm secure funding for expansion

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Route Monkey has, over the past six years, developed the first scheduling system of its type for electric vehicles, which is initially being targeted at commercial vehicles and fleets. The system helps fleet managers …

Marie Stopes International teams up with Chevin Fleet Solutions

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In addition to using the recently launched next generation of Chevin’s flagship application, FleetWave, the organisation will also be integrating with telematics software provided by asset tracking technology firm, Novacom. This integration of fleet …

Czech ambassador shows support for Skoda Superb

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The Superb hatchback will wear the diplomatic number plate CZE 1 and the red, white and blue national flag of the Czech Republic. The car will also be used to carry Czech ministers while …

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack to make international debut in Tokyo

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Based on the popular and versatile Passat Estate, the Passat Alltrack adds 4MOTION four-wheel drive and a raised ride height that give it greater agility off-road, along with stylish body enhancements that also provide …

Latest Euro NCAP results mark milestone for Chinese manufacturers

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The Geely Emgrand EC7 (Inset) and MG6 were amongst the six models that gained four stars along with the Fiat Panda, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jaguar XF and the EV Renault Fluence ZE. Geely’s results underline …

SsangYong sets sights on 3% crossover market share

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A spokesperson told Fleet World that although corporate sales are firmly on its radar, there will be no fleet marketing in the short term. Instead, it will focus on netting retail customers and getting …