Category : News

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 …

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 …