Category : News

Fleet managers failing to realise the benefits of Big Data

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Four in five fleet managers are failing to realise the benefit of Big Data according to Shell’s latest report ‘Driven by Data: Managing Fleet Information Overload’, which reveals the power of unlocking Big Data.

BMW and Daimler mobility JV gets green-light from US

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US competition authorities have approved the creation of a mobility joint venture by Daimler and BMW.

German true fleet sector shows signs of recovery

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November was a tough market for Germany but there were slight signs of recovery for the true fleet sector, according to latest Dataforce analysis.

Progress on new vehicle safety standards but not infrastructure safety

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Industry and transport ministers from the 28 EU Member States have set out their official responses to three key pieces of road safety legislation, which has seen a mixed response.

EU finalises car CO2 targets for 2030

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The European Union is to push ahead with a controversial deal to cut new cars and van CO2 emissions over the next decade.

Trak Global Group expands into North America with IMS acquisition

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Trak Global Group (TGG) is to acquire North America’s Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc (IMS) in a deal that will position it as one of the global leaders in insurance telematics and connected mobility.

EU U-turn to force major changes for real-world emissions

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Today, a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union will mean carmakers must take giant strides in real-world emissions performance to meet Euro 6 emissions limits.

EU new car market still suffering WLTP fallout

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New car registrations in the EU fell for the third month running in November as the 1 September switch to the new WLTP cycle continued to take its toll.

Teletrac Navman names new VP and managing director

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Teletrac Navman has appointed Richard Lilwall as the new vice president and managing director of its Europe division. 

‘World’s biggest’ EV trial to test 3,000 electric vans with fleets

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An electric vehicle project that will see up to 3,000 electric vans tested with UK fleets from mid 2019 has been given the green light.

Euro NCAP ‘Best in Class’ winners for 2018 revealed

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Euro NCAP has announced the 2018 ‘Best in Class’ winners, reflecting those vehicles that have received the highest safety scores in recognition of their stand-out protection.

Andrew Savvas named director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars UK

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars UK has appointed Andrew Savvas as its director, effective in the first quarter of 2019.

Carlos Tavares re-elected ACEA president for 2019

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The Board of Directors of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has re-elected Carlos Tavares as its president for the second year running.

Alphabet launches in Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Bulgaria

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Alphabet International has expanded into Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Bulgaria under a new partnership with leasing expert Autohellas SA.

Fleet Logistics UK to drive business growth under new recruit

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Fleet Logistics UK (FLUK) is looking to increase business at a local level with the appointment of Madelaine Webster as its new business development manager.

No-deal Brexit to cost UK auto sector €10bn a year

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A no-deal Brexit could cost the UK automobile market some €10bn (£9bn) in annual revenue while making it hard for carmakers to justify having UK plants.

Global fleets pledge shift to EVs

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Major firms including BT Group and E.ON have become the latest to commit to deploying EVs under the EV100 initiative.

Alex Smith named MD of Volkswagen Group UK

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Alex Smith is to become managing director of Volkswagen Group UK in the New Year, marking his return to the group after two years at Nissan.

French true fleet sector fights WLTP effect

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The French passenger car market remained less affected by the impact of WLTP than the other big European countries in October.

New-gen battery tech to provide 483km range in next Kia EV

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Kia has confirmed its next major electric vehicle (EV), due circa 2020, will offer a range in excess of 483km miles and will likely be equipped with next-gen battery tech.

Road Test: Peugeot Rifter

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Part van, part MPV, part SUV, the Rifter is a multi-talented family-hauler, explains Alex Grant.

Škoda Scala takes fight to Golf and Focus

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Škoda has taken the wraps off its Scala hatchback, which provides it with its first-ever direct rival to the VW Golf and Ford Focus.

Car sharing to bring cost savings and convenience for UK fleets, says Turo

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Fleets could cut rental costs by up to 35% while also benefiting from increased convenience by turning to car sharing.

SUV future for diesel Kia models

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Kia may have big plans for electric cars but diesel will still have a role in those sectors where it’s best served.

Radius debuts fuel cards for US fleet market

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European fuel card provider Radius Payment Solutions is continuing its expansion in the US market by partnering with WEX to launch a new fuel card for business motorists.

Microlise takes 20% stake in Trakm8

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Telematics giant Microlise has acquired a 20% stake in Trakm8 as it says the two firms will explore collaborations but will retain their separate operations.

Opel/Vauxhall confirms three-EV lineup in 2020

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Opel/Vauxhall has confirmed plans to launch two new EVs in 2020, joining its electric Corsa – set to debut in 2019.

ViaVan expands ridesharing service in London

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Mercedes-Benz Vans and US technology start-up Via have expanded their on-demand ridesharing ViaVan joint venture further across London – including the scheme’s first UK airport launch.

Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP rating

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been told to step up to the mark on vehicle safety after the 2018 Fiat Panda was given a zero-star rating in the latest Euro NCAP tests while the Jeep …

Whitehorn stands down as Hyundai UK president and CEO

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Hyundai has announced that Tony Whitehorn is to stand down from his role as the company’s UK president and CEO at the end of this year.