Category : News

Mazda debuts new 1.8-litre diesel engine

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Mazda has debuted its new 1.8-litre diesel engine in the updated CX-3 compact SUV, which is now available to order in Japan ahead of its European launch later this year.

EU car demand rockets

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Passenger car registrations in the EU showed strong growth in April following March’s decline, helping to drive the year-to-date performance.

Smart tyre check ramps get international launch

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Drivers can now use a new service to digitally check tyre pressures on scanner ramps at car parks.

Volvo begins phasing out diesel engines

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Volvo will not fit a diesel engine to the new S60 saloon, with all subsequent launches also due to only be available with electric or progressively more hybridised petrol engines.

UK true fleet records positive growth

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True Fleet recorded its first positive numbers in 13 months with a 6.3% rise, according to latest Dataforce figures.

SUV demand drives Spanish true fleet market

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The Spanish car market continues to see strong growth in 2018, recording its fourth month of growth.

Sixt launches in Sardinia

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Sixt is continuing its expansion into Italy by launching on the island of Sardinia.

VW and Seat confirm seatbelt recall

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Volkswagen and Seat have announced recalls for a number of models in their small car ranges due to an issue with seatbelt safety.

LeasePlan Germany appoints new commercial director

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LeasePlan Germany has named Jürgen Petschenka as commercial director for large fleets and international fleets.

Fleetcompetence Group names Matthias Engel as global sales director

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German and global fleet industry specialist Matthias Engel has joined Fleetcompetence Group as global sales director.

Scrappage schemes could worsen air quality, research shows

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Proposed scrappage schemes could have a negative impact on air quality while also not benefiting CO2 reduction targets if they are not properly planned, according to new research.

London ‘Zero Emission Zones’ due by 2020

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London could get its first electric vehicle only ‘Zero Emission Zones’ by 2020, aimed at improving air quality and driving uptake of cleaner travel, as part of an environmental strategy revealed today.

Ebbon-Dacs to launch moDel solution for Europe

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Ebbon-Dacs has said it’s working on a multi-lingual version of its moDel vehicle movement management platform.

UPS and Arrival to roll out electric delivery fleet

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UPS is to deploy a fleet of 35 electric delivery trucks in London and Paris, working with UK manufacturer Arrival.

PSA Group to axe Opel OnStar service

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PSA Group is pulling the plug on the Opel/Vauxhall OnStar service in Europe, discontinuing it in new vehicles from January 2019, and closing it altogether at the end of 2020.

Spanish fleets to test Transit PHEV

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Ford is adding a second city to its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid trial, with a fleet set to roll out in the Spanish city of Valencia, near the carmaker’s factory.

Tighter limits for WLTP and RDE tests

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EU Member States have voted in favour of tighter limits on for cars and vans tested under the latest WLTP and RDE fuel consumption and emissions testing, set to come into force from next year.

Nissan to phase out diesel engines by 2025

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Nissan has become the latest manufacturer to confirm it will drop diesel engines from its line-up, as it pushes ahead with plug-in hybrid and fully electric alternatives.

Audi software “irregularities” affect 60,000 diesel cars

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Audi has suspended deliveries of certain diesel-powered A6 and A7 models, as it develops a software update to rectify “irregularities” with the engine management on 60,000 cars worldwide.

Russian true fleet market scores double-digit growth in Q1

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Russian new car registrations saw strong growth for the first quarter of 2018 with the growth also seen in the true fleet sector.

Volvo to offer integrated Google Maps app

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Volvo will integrate apps including Google Maps into its next-generation infotainment system, as the carmaker moves to Android software.

Former TomTom executive joins Microlise

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Microlise has appointed former TomTom executive Luke Olsen as its new director of sales for Asia Pacific. 

Electric Kia Niro revealed with 300-mile range

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Kia is equipping the Niro compact SUV with a fully electric drivetrain, with the longest-range version travelling almost 300 miles between charges.

Porsche adds plug-in power to new Cayenne

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Porsche has added plug-in hybrid power to the Cayenne SUV model range.

Škoda connects with Amazon Alexa

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The Škoda Connect app is now integrated with Amazon’s Alexa virtual personal assistant in both the UK and Germany, meaning owners can gain access to a range of information about their vehicle’s status and …

BlaBlaCar acquires urban carpooling company Less

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French car sharing firm BlaBlaCar has acquired urban carpooling company Less for an undisclosed amount.

Roland Meyer takes over as head of LeasePlan Germany

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Roland Meyer has been appointed as the head of LeasePlan Germany with immediate effect.

Avis to add 11,000 PSA cars to connected fleet

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Avis Budget Group is rolling out 11,000 Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles to its connected car rental fleet in Europe by the end of this year.

Alphabet France names new CEO

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Stephane Crasnier is to assume the role of chief executive officer at Alphabet France from 1 July 2018.

Hydrogen fuel cell EVs go on trial with European fleets

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A major project to demonstrate commercially viable use cases for hydrogen fuelled vehicles in high-mileage urban fleets is being deployed in Europe.