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2017’s best-in-class Euro NCAP performers revealed

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Euro NCAP has named its best performers for 2017, which saw Volkswagen take three of the six titles.

Volkswagen creates electric mobility division

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The Volkswagen brand is to create an additional board of management division to oversee its electric mobility programme, launching on 1 February.

Europcar Group names new chief financial officer

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Europcar Group has appointed Luc Peligry, as chief financial officer, supporting ongoing growth of the company.

GASAG and Ubitricity partner to offer new e-mobility solutions

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GASAG and Ubitricity want to promote electromobility in cities with smart EV charge cables and pay-per-koliwatt-hour electricity tariffs.

Kia confirms 16 electrified vehicles by 2025

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Kia has outlined plans to offer 16 electrified vehicles by 2025, including new hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, as well as an all-new hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) in 2020.

Connected cars offer opportunity and reward, finds new study

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Carmakers need to better demonstrate real-world benefits of connected cars with regards to safety, fuel economy and shorter journey times to engage customers and attract brand loyalty.

Arval UK names new MD as Benoit Dilly moves on

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Arval UK has appointed Miguel Cabaça as its new managing director following the departure of Benoit Dilly to another role within the BNP Paribas group.

VWFS Mexico deploys Miles platform

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Volkswagen Financial Services in Mexico is implementing the Miles platform from global automotive finance, leasing and fleet software provider Sofico in a move to better service its fleet, retail and insurance business lines throughout …

NAFA Vegas Fleet Workshops to focus on policies and sustainability

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NAFA Fleet Management Association is to run two one-day, back-to-back workshops on Developing Fleet Policies and Creating Sustainable Fleets.

NETS launches Cost of Collisions calculator for fleets

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A new Cost of Collisions Calculator is now available on The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) website to help employers measure their company’s cost of crashes.

SEAT pilots grocery drop-offs into driver boots

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SEAT has teamed up with urban mobility and parking solutions provider Saba to trial a new solution that can deliver drivers’ grocery shopping directly to their car.

Arval creates director of international development role for François-Xavier Castille

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Arval France managing director François-Xavier Castille has taken on the newly created role director of international development with immediate effect.

Robust LCV sales lead to expanded Groupe PSA production

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Groupe PSA is to introduce a fourth production team and hire nearly 600 temporary employees by May 2018 at its Sevelnord plant in Hordain, France.

Over half of Norway’s new cars were hybrid or electric in 2017

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Electric and hybrid vehicles accounted for more than half of Norway’s new car market during 2017, while petrol and diesel volumes were outpaced by plug-ins for the first time.

Pan-European solution to help fleets shift to business mobility

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A new service that can manage all business-related travel costs and make recommendations for optimising employee mobility is now available from TMC.

Kia to launch long range Niro EV

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Kia Motors has confirmed the new Niro EV will have a “substantially larger range” than the competing Hyundai Ioniq.

Hyundai to develop Level 4 autonomous vehicles by 2021

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Autonomous Hyundai models are to be tested in pilot smart cities across the globe from early next decade.

BMW becomes first carmaker to offer live safety data from Here

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BMW is to offer real-time safety alerts from mid-2018 under a partnership with digital maps provider Here Technologies.

Deadline looms for entries for 2018 NAFA FLEXY awards

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Global fleet management professionals have just weeks left to submit entries for NAFA’s 2018 Fleet Excellence Awards.

BMW and MINI ranges to adopt i3 traction control tech

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BMW is set to roll out the traction control system from the i3 electric car across all future BMW and MINI products as it shows how electric vehicle tech can be used to enhance …

New Brussels LEZ could lead to foreigners facing steep fines

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A new environmental low emission zone (LEZ) has come into force in Brussels, Belgium, on 1 Jan 2018, which could lead to drivers facing large fines for non compliance.

Road fatalities in Ireland reach record low

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The number of road deaths in Ireland fell 15% in 2017, according to new figures published by the country’s Road Safety Authority (RSA).

EU commercial vehicle registrations continue growth

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Commercial vehicle registrations across the EU continued to grow in November despite a downturn in pace.

World’s ‘first’ zero-emission neutral vehicles created by Deutsche Post

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Deutsche Post DHL Group is trialling particulate filters on StreetScooter test vans, said to create the first emissions-neutral vehicle.

Hyundai names Michael Stewart as UK fleet director

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Nissan’s head of leasing, specialist fleet sales and rental Michael Stewart has joined Hyundai Motor UK as its new fleet director.

Daimler’s ViaVan JV to pilot ridesharing in Berlin

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Berlin’s public transportation authority, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), has teamed up with the ViaVan joint venture between Mercedes-Benz Vans and US technology start-up Via to introduce on-demand ridesharing to Berlin.

Volkswagen e-Crafter starts fleet trials

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Volkwagen’s new e-Crafter van has started fleet trials with an international group of major customers.

Daimler acquires majority stake in French Uber rival

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Daimler has acquired a majority stake in French Uber rival Chauffeur Privé, with a view to fully acquiring it by 2019.

FCA launches Leasys in Belgium

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Leasys, FCA Bank’s contract hire company, is continuing its drive for international expansion with its launch into Belgium as it looks to become one of the top five European Contract Hire players within the …

ABAX expands in Denmark with Fleetfinder acquisition

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Telematics firm ABAX is continuing its European expansion plans with the acquisition of Danish tracking firm Fleetfinder for an undisclosed amount.