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Paragon routing software links with more telematics solutions

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Paragon Software Systems’ routing and scheduling software is now connected with more than 40 different vehicle tracking systems, and more technology partnerships are due to go live shortly.

ALD and Axa France team up for all-in-one offering

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ALD has partnered with Axa France to launch a combined long-term lease and all-risks insurance product.

Stuttgart’s ban on older diesels branded ‘sloppy’

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Stuttgart, the home of Mercedes and Porsche, is to become the latest city in Germany to introduce a ban on some diesel vehicles – but has come under fire for only banning Euro 4 …

Sixt creates new sales division for global fleets

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Sixt has launched a new sales division that will be able to advise global fleets on the firm’s mobility services.

ALD retains EcoVadis gold label for CSR commitments 

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EcoVadis, a specialist business sustainability ratings for global supply chains, has renewed ALD Automotive’s Gold status in recognition of its performance in CSR commitments internationally.

Opel concept to redefine brand

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Opel/Vauxhall has teased a new concept that will embody its core values going forward as part of its integration into the PSA Group.

Emerging technologies hitting premium brand reliability, finds JD Power

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Volume brands are faring better than premium when it comes to vehicle dependability in the UK, latest research from JD Power finds.

UK true fleet market close to hat-trick

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The UK true fleet market missed out on a third positive month in a row by just 29 registrations in June.

Masternaut telematics platform to bring real-time cold chain insights

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Masternaut has launched a new platform for cold-chain operators to give real-time insights on chilled units.

Nissan uncovers ‘misconduct’ in emissions testing

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Nissan says it’s discovered misconduct in exhaust gas measurement within final vehicle inspections in Japan, affecting 19 models.

UK fleet associations work with Global Fleet Consortium Network

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The UK’s ACFO and ICFM fleet associations have met for the first time with leaders of the Global Fleet Consortium Network to discuss how they can work together to promote fleet management best practice …

LeasePlan joins global initiative to drive zero emission vehicle market

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LeasePlan has joined cities, businesses and NGOs in founding a new global initiative to massively accelerate the adoption of electric and other zero emission vehicles around the world.

Daimler developing multi-marque car sharing solution

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Daimler is launching technology that could underpin a multi-marque car sharing solution for fleets, powered by its Connect Business telematics system.

DAF 3D online truck configurator to cut lead times

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DAF Trucks has launched a new tool that enables operators to configure any conceivable truck and chassis variant online in 3D view to streamline orders.

EU CO2 targets ‘unrealistic’ without 20-fold increase in charging points

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The number of charging points in Europe must increase radically for future CO2 targets on cars and vans to be attainable, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

LeasePlan and Allego to launch home-to-office charging service 

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LeasePlan is to offer its electric vehicle customers an all-embracing charging solution, covering home and office solutions as well on-the-road charging.

BCA appoints international finance director

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BCA has appointed David Banks as finance director of its international operations. 

Volkswagen to offer electric car sharing globally from 2020

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Volkswagen is to roll out vehicle-on-demand services, in particular car sharing, based entirely on electric vehicles from 2019.

Volvo drives shift to mobility with standalone brand

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Volvo has launched a standalone mobility brand as it looks to provide urban drivers with advanced alternatives to traditional car ownership.

New tool to drive development of smart cities

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Organisations and local authorities planning for the development of smart cities and autonomous vehicle usage can now use a new tool to get access to data insights on everything from seatbelt usage to potholes …

Paul Bradbury appointed MD at Dekra Automotive

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Dekra Automotive, which offers a number of services in the fleet, retail, aftersales and support services sector, has appointed Paul Bradbury as its new managing director.

Volkswagen previews Polo-sized SUV

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Volkswagen is extending its SUV line-up with a Juke-sized model called the T-Cross, set to break cover in the autumn.

Dekra acquires Gain Solutions

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Dekra Automotive has acquired UK-based vehicle inspection and fleet management firm Gain Solutions for an undisclosed amount.

ZF and e.GO autonomous electric van to debut from 2019

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Technology firm ZF has teamed up with Aachen-based EV specialist e.GO Mobile AG to start production of autonomous electric minibuses and commercial vehicles from 2019.

French true fleet market hits a rock

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The French true fleet sector saw its first downturn in 13 months, latest figures for May from Dataforce show.

Petrol Minis to get particulate filters

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Mini is adding petrol particulate filters across its range, as part of upgrade measures for new models manufactured from July onwards.

ALD acquires Spanish flexible rental specialist

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ALD has acquired Spain’s Reflex Alquiler Flexible de Vehículos, providing it with a valuable route into the SME flexible rental market in the country.

APD Global Research launches automotive consultancy division

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Automotive research specialist APD Global Research has launched a new consultancy division to support its Voice360, Talkback360 customer experience programmes and bespoke market research capabilities in the UK, Europe, Middle East and America.

New technology cuts petrol CO2 by 20%

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UK engineering specialists are currently working on new engine technology that they say is already cutting CO2 emissions by around 20% – aiming to secure a longer-term future for the internal combustion engine and …

ChargePoint to provide integrated fleet EV solutions with Kisensum acquisition

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ChargePoint has acquired US-based e-mobility software specialist Kisensum in a deal that it says will bring further EV solutions for fleet operators globally.