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Citroën 19_19 Concept places focus on ‘ultra-comfort and extended mobility’

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Citroën has previewed its new 19_19 electric and autonomous concept car, intended to show “ultra-comfort at the service of tomorrow’s mobility”.

Grandland X marks Opel’s first-ever plug-in hybrid

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Opel/Vauxhall’s Grandland X SUV has gained a new plug-in hybrid variant, marking the first-ever PHEV for the brand and a vital part of its electrification plans.

New data shows low uptake for EVs in lower-income EU countries

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New data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) highlights the correlation between the affordability of electric cars and their market uptake.

Ordnance Survey and Mobileye to map UK’s roadside infrastructure

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UK national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey (OS) has announced a trial with Intel autonomous car technology company Mobileye that will create the first detailed roadside infrastructure dataset of the UK; supporting a new, accurate …

Autovista report sheds light on diesel, petrol and BEV remarketing risks

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Autovista has published a report looking at the remarketing risks of diesel, petrol and BEVs between now and 2025 in a move to separate fact from fiction.

BP’s work on scaling up global rapid charging infrastructure

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BP is powering ahead with plans to increase its rapid charging infrastructure on a global basis as it outlines that high-power charging will be instrumental in overcoming barriers to electric vehicle adoption and enabling …

New UK-wide ride-hailing app launches

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A new app that enables passengers to find minicabs and taxicabs in their area has launched across the UK.

Reservations for new VW ID.3 electric hatch hit 10,000+ mark

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Volkswagen has received more than 10,000 reservations for its new ID.3 fully electric hatchback less than 24 hours after pre-booking opened.

WLTP to destabilise LCV market, warns Experteye report

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After seven straight months of impacting new car sales, WLTP is set to start taking its toll on the LCV market from September.

Mel Dawson steps down as MD at ALD Automotive UK

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Mel Dawson, managing director, of ALD Automotive UK is stepping down in June, following 22 years at the company.

Volkswagen names ID.3 electric hatch as pre-orders open

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Volkswagen has opened pre-booking for the ID.3 electric hatch – which marks the first of its forthcoming ID family of all-electric cars.

Next-gen Honda Jazz to get hybrid powertrain

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The fourth-generation Honda Jazz will be offered with a hybrid powertrain featuring the brand’s Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) technology as seen in the CR-V.

Honda urban electric car to be called ‘e’

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Honda has announced its forthcoming electric supermini will simply be named the ‘Honda e’, with reservations to open this summer.

Toyota creates $100m investment pot for autonomous tech startups

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Toyota AI Ventures (TAIV), the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, has announced a new $100m (€88.8m) fund dedicated to investment in early-stage start-ups developing disruptive business models in the autonomous mobility and robotics markets, …

Toyota Financial Services invests in car pool pioneering Faxi

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Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has taken a majority stake in London-based Faxi, to capitalise on the firm’s ‘incentivised carpooling’ to reduce single occupancy vehicles, congestion and emissions.

ALD partners with ChargePoint to bring end-to-end EV solution in Europe

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ALD Automotive has signed an international framework agreement with ChargePoint to bring a comprehensive electric vehicle charging solution across its customer spectrum.

Mazda to launch new sales operation in Greece

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Mazda is to re-open new vehicle sales in Greece later this year, following a five-year absence.

Volkswagen Financial Services UK names new chief financial officer

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Jean Smith has returned to Volkswagen Financial Services UK in the new role of chief financial officer.

UK’s Connexas Group acquires Seven Telematics

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UK-based Connexas Group has acquired Seven Telematics in line with plans to further advance its connected vehicle and mobile worker strategy.

Karhoo Announces Eastern European Expansion

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Karhoo has announced its expansion into Eastern Europe with the launch of its new office in Krakow, Poland.

Move petrol and diesel car ban to 2030, say UK government’s eco advisors

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The UK government’s 2040 target of ending sales of new petrol and diesel cars/vans is too late to tackle climate change and should be moved to 2030, according to its official environmental advisors.

New Ford Transit brings increased payload and fuel efficiency

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Ford has launched the latest version of its two-tonne Transit line at the 2019 Commercial Vehicle Show.

PSA embarks on electric offensive on commercial vehicles

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PSA has provided a global preview of the forthcoming Peugeot Boxer and Citroën Relay electric vans at the 2019 CV Show in line with its plans for an electric offensive.

Jaguar Land Rover to pay drivers cryptocurrency in return for data

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Jaguar Land Rover drivers will be able to earn cryptocurrency on the go in exchange for providing connected car data under new technology currently under trial.

All-new Vauxhall/Opel Vivaro makes world debut

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Vauxhall/Opel’s new Vivaro Van has received its world premiere at the CV Show ahead of its arrival this summer and next year’s launch of the battery electric version.

JLR considers offer on Addison Lee

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Jaguar Land Rover is believed to be weighing up an offer on a majority stake in Addison Lee as it looks to expand its mobility offering.

Avis app enhancements to bring faster rental services  

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Avis has updated its rental app to bring complete control of hiring, including straight-to-vehicle access.

Electrify America to expand fast-charging network under new partnerships

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Electric charging network Electrify America is collaborating with nine additional companies to host more than 30 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations.

EU commercial vehicle registrations up 5.1% in Q1

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EU commercial vehicle registrations increased for the third consecutive month (+4.1%) in March, pushing the Q1 total up 5.1% on the same period in 2018.

Tesla and Dacia attract brand loyalty in the German market

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At first glance, Tesla and Dacia could not be more different, yet they have one thing in common: extreme customer loyalty.