Category : News

Senior hire at Wex Europe Services

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Fuel card provider Wex Europe Services has appointed Jason Stanton to the newly created role of customer services director.

Renault confirms full hybrid Clio, Captur and Megane

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Renault will launch hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Clio, Captur and Megane starting from 2020, enabling customers to “go electric without changing their habits,” according to group chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn.

Nissan launches new 1.3-litre petrol in Qashqai

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Nissan has replaced the outgoing 1.2 & 1.6-litre petrol engines with a new 1.3-litre DIG-T, which debuts on the Qashqai and promises to provide better economy and emissions. 

Renault goes live with all-electric car sharing service in Paris

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Fleets can now access 120 Renault electric vehicles in Paris and Clichy under a new car sharing service.

FleetLocum brings interim fleet management services to UK

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FleetLocum is expanding from Europe into the UK to provide organisations with access to temporary or interim fleet management services.

Škoda Vision RS concept hints at new Rapid

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Škoda is to showcase a high-powered plug-in hybrid hatchback concept at the Paris Motor Show, likely to preview the replacement to the Rapid hatch as well as future vRS models.

Honda CR-V hybrid offers diesel-like CO2 emissions

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Honda has published fuel and CO2 figures for its new CR-V Hybrid, which offers similar CO2 emissions to the 1.6-litre diesel it replaces, despite the move to WLTP-derived fuel economy figures.

Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche to step down in 2019

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Dieter Zetsche is to step down from his position as chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars in 2019 ahead of a move to the Supervisory Board.

DS 7 Crossback PHEV targets sub-50g/km CO2

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DS Automobiles will add a 300hp plug-in hybrid to the flagship DS 7 Crossback SUV next year, offering CO2 emissions of under 50g/km on the WLTP test cycle.

ALD Automotive France launches EV and private leasing solutions

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ALD Automotive France has launched three new services and mobility solutions for its corporate and private customers.

Volvo V60 Cross Country brings offroad capabilities

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Volvo is launching a new V60 Cross Country following the arrival of the standard estate model this summer.

WLTP helps French true fleet market buck summer trend

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The French true fleet sector rose 28.9% in August – normally the quietest month of the year – ahead of the 1 September switch to WLTP.

German true fleet registrations surge in advance of WLTP

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The German new car market set a new record in August with growth seen across all channels ahead of the 1 September switch to WLTP.

European fleet sales up 38% ahead of WLTP

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The European new car market saw its highest August registrations in 20 years due to a major rise in pre-WLTP fleet demand.

UK’s City Auction Group to branch out into Europe

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Remarketing specialist City Auction Group is to further develop its UK facilities at Rockingham “into a dedicated defleet and vehicle remarketing fortress” as it also explores plans to branch into Europe.

Avis UK rolls used car sales onto single platform

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Avis Car Rental UK has launched a new online portal that brings its used car sales under one banner.

UK fleet association extends global reach

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UK fleet decision-maker association ACFO is expanding its global work as it looks to pool fleet management best practice.

Peugeot shows 49g/km 3008 and 508 PHEVs

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Peugeot is to launch high-performance plug-in hybrid versions of the 3008 SUV, and the new 508 and 508 SW this autumn, offering CO2 emissions of 49g/km and up to 30 miles of electric range.

Porsche drops diesel citing rising PHEV demand

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Porsche is not reintroducing diesel engines back into its range, claiming the fuel had a ‘secondary role’ and that it will instead focus on meeting demand for hybrid and electric products.

BMW and Daimler to form urban mobility joint venture

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The BMW Group and Daimler AG have formed a 50/50 joint venture to establish a standalone mobility services company, set to operate across Europe.

PSA Group trio elected International Van Of The Year 2019

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PSA’s Peugeot Partner, Citroën Berlingo Van and Vauxhall/Opel Combo vans have taken the International Van Of The Year 2019 (IVOTY) title.

A6 and Touareg score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

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Euro NCAP has released the results of its latest tests, which saw both the Audi A6 and the VW Touareg achieve a maximum five-star rating but the Suzuki Jimny was awarded just three.

Seat Tarraco targets corporate fleets with flagship SUV

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Seat has revealed its Tarraco seven-seat SUV, which will provide it with a flagship model, including a PHEV version, to target corporate fleets with. 

EU new car market records ‘exceptional’ rise ahead of WLTP

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New car registrations in Europe saw unseasonable growth over the summer in advance of the shift to the new WLTP cycle.

FCA Group to launch fleet telematics system

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is launching a telematics service for fleets next month, utilising the on-board data connection fitted to its latest models.

SAIC partners with LeasePlan to drive electric van roll-out

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SAIC Motor is teaming up with LeasePlan to offer EV80 electric van leasing deals as it steps up plans to relaunch the Maxus/LDV brand in Europe.

Ford debuts production Transit Custom PHEV

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Ford has taken the wraps off the production version of its new Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric vehicle as it also announces a new diesel engine for the range.

Kia e-Niro gets official 485km WLTP range

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Kia’s e-Niro fully electric SUV will have an official 485km range under WLTP testing when it launches in Europe next year.

EU to probe BMW, Daimler and VW over alleged collusion

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The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into whether BMW, Daimler and VW colluded on the development of car emission technology “that denied consumers the opportunity to buy less polluting cars”.

Audi embarks on EV offensive as E-Tron premieres

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Audi has announced plans to launch 12 full electric models globally by 2025, including its newly unveiled E-Tron SUV.