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Postal giants commit to fully electric fleets by 2030

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National postal companies Swiss Post and Austrian Post have pledged to go fully electric on their delivery fleets by 2030.

Electrification could mean an end for diesel Clios, says Renault

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Renault is expecting to gradually phase out diesel engines from the new Clio, predicting demand for its new hybrid system could be as high as diesel was in some European markets.

LeasePlan issues €500m Green Bond to finance EV fleet

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LeasePlan has issued its first-ever Green Bond to help it accelerate the numbers of fully electric vehicles on its fleet.

Jaguar launches updated, RDE2-compliant XE saloon

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Jaguar is launching an updated XE with a revised interior and exterior as well as a diesel variant compliant with the stringent RDE2 NOx emissions limit.

Volvo to limit top speed on all new cars from 2020

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Volvo is to impose a 180kph (112mph) maximum top speed on all new models from 2020 to help reduce the dangers from speeding.

Armoured Range Rover Sentinel get extra power and protection

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Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has updated its armoured Range Rover Sentinel with more power and increased occupant protection.

Addison Lee services now available through Sixt mobility app

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Sixt customers are now able to book Addison Lee Group’s mobility services through the Sixt app.

BMW–Daimler tie-up to bring ‘largest free-floating car sharing provider’

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BMW and Daimler have announced more details on the tie-up of their car sharing businesses as the two carmakers join mobility forces.

Nissan readies electric SUV as EV demand grows

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Nissan is readying a range of ‘electrified’ SUVs, including a standalone battery-electric model, following strong demand for its second-generation Leaf.

New Green NCAP rating system pinpoints least polluting cars

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A new eco rating system has launched for new cars to highlight the least and most polluting new cars on the market, drawing on the well-known Euro NCAP star system.

Seat showcases electric plans through El-Born concept

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Seat has given an insight into its inaugural electric car with a preview of its El-Born concept.

Tesla goes online only to help launch lower-cost Model 3

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Tesla is switching to an online-only global sales model, ahead of the launch of the $35,000 entry-level Model 3.

APD appoints new MD

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Automotive research specialist APD Global Research has appointed a new managing director for the UK as it also reports record results for 2018.

Jaguar I-Pace named UK Car of the Year 2019

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The Jaguar I-Pace has scooped the UK Car of the Year accolade for 2019 after defeating 11 other class winners to take the top title.

Škoda reveals new Kamiq crossover

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Škoda has taken off the wraps from its forthcoming Kamiq urban crossover, which joins the larger Karoq and Kodiaq in the brand’s SUV line-up.

Sixt unites mobility services under single MaaS platform

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Sixt has launched a new app that brings together all of its mobility solutions onto one platform.

Polestar 2 brings fight to Tesla Model 3

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Polestar has revealed its Polestar 2 five-door fastback, which launches next year to bring a rival to the Tesla Model 3.

BMW and Daimler join forces for automated driving

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BMW Group and Daimler are to jointly develop technologies for driver assistance systems and semi-autonomous driving – with the first technologies to be widely available by the mid-2020s.

NCAP-inspired database ranks vehicles on NOx emissions

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Fleets and policymakers can now access at-a-glance information about vehicles’ NOx emissions in urban use, aimed at helping cities with poor air quality to meet legal limits as quickly as possible.

Tarraco, G-Class and CR-V scoop five-star safety ratings

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Euro NCAP has published its first test results for 2019, which brought five-star ratings for the Seat Tarraco, Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Honda CR-V SUVs.

Jetta to become VW sub-brand in China

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Volkswagen is launching a Jetta sub-brand in China as it looks to target young Chinese drivers looking for value for money.

ALD Automotive and Nordea Finance to expand strategic partnership

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ALD Automotive and Nordea Finance are increasing their collaboration under the NF Fleet brand as they look to address an increased focus on mobility from both SMEs and private individuals in Denmark, Finland, Norway and …

CalAmp acquires UK’s Tracker and Mexico’s Car Track

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Technology solutions specialist CalAmp has acquired Tracker in the UK and Car Track in Mexico to expand its global portfolio for connected vehicle and asset tracking solutions.

SMEs on track to go electric by 2040

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The majority (66%) of small businesses globally expect their fleet to be fully electric within the next 20 years while 50% expect to reach this benchmark in the next decade.

Ford partnership with what3words to bring precise voice-input navigation

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Ford drivers in Europe and North America are now able to use what3words location technology to provide precise voice-activated navigation through Ford’s SYNC3 infotainment platform.

2020 Volvo XC90 cuts fuel costs 15% with mild hybrid

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Volvo has updated the XC90 with revisions including new active safety technology and the introduction of a mild hybrid system.

Europcar Mobility Group acquires Finnish and Norwegian franchisees

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Europcar Mobility Group has acquired its Europcar Finland and Europcar Norway franchisees, expanding its corporate network to 20 countries.

ALD explores plans to acquire SternLease

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ALD Automotive has announced that it has entered into exclusive discussions with Stern Group with a view to acquiring SternLease BV while the two parties are also discussing a distribution agreement. SternLease BV is …

New EU agreement could see improved cross border road safety standardisation

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Roads across the EU will be subject to minimum road infrastructure standards, in what’s being called a significant boost for road safety.

European auto industry expresses concerns over new vehicle safety measures

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The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has responded to yesterday’s (21 February) vote on new vehicle safety equipment, broadly welcoming the move but expressing concerns over lead times.~