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Audi launches test-fleet pilot of A1 e-tron in Munich, Germany

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Audi, Technische Universität München (TUM)  E.ON and Stadtwerke München (SWM) are project partners in this fleet trial, with the latter two in charge of expanding and maintaining the charging infrastructure in the Munich metropolitan area. …

Audi Group continues growth trend throughout Q3 2011

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From January through September, the Audi Group increased the number of Audi vehicles delivered by 17.4%. With 973,211 (2010: 829,281) vehicles of the Audi brand, the car manufacturer posted a new deliveries record. As …

BMW North America posts strong October sales figures

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Year-to-date, BMW Group sales are up 14.6% to 246,602 in the first ten months of 2011 compared to 215,274 sold in the first ten months of 2010. Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 13.5% …

Government need to abandon their planned fuel duty increases in 2012 and focus on the faltering UK economy – RMI Petrol

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The Government is currently sitting on plans, revealed in the 2011 Budget, to increase fuel duty on January 1 and 1 August 2012. This will increase retail prices by as much as 8.00 pence …

Europcar encourages motorists to try before buying an EV with one-day hire

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Ken McCall, managing director, Europcar Group UK believes that this would enable motorists and businesses alike to find out if going electric suits them– without committing to outright purchase.  Mr McCall, commented: ‘Electric vehicles …

Elektromotive wins £1.2m contract for supply of EV charge points in R.O.I

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Beginning this December and continuing into early 2012, the roll-out forms part of an ambitious plan to make EVs a major part of the Republic of Ireland’s green transport strategy. The UK-based EV recharging …

Used car values "unusually stable" moving into November – CAP

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Key to the dynamic is a fragile balance between muted consumer demand and relatively low volumes of available vehicles. Typical used car market “seasonality” tends to see used values dipping by an average of …

Renault continues India model offensive with Micra-based Pulse

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Pulse is the third bespoke model to be launched by Renault in India following the Fluence and Koleos and enters a highly competitive segment – four out of five cars sold in India are …

Hyundai post 10.5% increase in domestic and overseas sales figures

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Net profit increased 34.1% to 6.1 trillion won as of the end of September from a year earlier, while operating profit rose 27.1% to 5.95 trillion won. Improved product mix and sales growth boosted …

Renault announces order for over 15,000 Kangoo Z.E EVs by 19 companies

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Renault has won the first lot in a call for bids initiated a year and a half ago by the public authorities, which called on La Poste chairman Jean-Paul Bailly to form a group …

Audi Begins Munich Electromobility Trial

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As part of the programme, Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport will invest 10m Euros in the region to address issues with the power grid and facilitate communication between drivers, vehicles and the charging points. …

Former Masterlease UK managing director becomes chief executive officer of Nexus Group

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During his 31-year career with GMAC, Tatlock held a number of senior executive roles which took him to Australia, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and UK, including his most recent managing director role at Masterlease UK …

Auto finance giant signs global deal with White Clarke Group

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The automotive vehicle financial services organisation, which finances 1.9 million new and used cars across its worldwide operation, has already began initial implementation of WCG’s technology in China and Brazil. The system will span retail, …

New Alphabet structure keeps customers at the heart of its organisation

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Richard Schooling, Alphabet chief executive, said: ‘This is the start of an exciting new era for Alphabet. We’re bringing a level of drive and dynamism to this sector that many people feel has long been …

Renault Group posts 6.7% sales improvement in Q3 2011

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Following the supply constraints that impacted sales activity in the first half and the start of the third quarter, the Group was in a position to deliver vehicles to customers, particularly those with diesel …

Swedish Automobile N.V close to agreement with Pang Da and Youngman for Saab sale

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Final agreement between the parties is subject to a definitive share purchase agreement between Swan, Pang Da and Youngman, which will contain certain conditions including the approval of the relevant authorities, Swan’s shareholders and …

EU commercial vehicle registrations up 4.5% in September

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In September, demand for new commercial vehicles was up 4.5% in the EU, supported by positive results in Spain (+4.7%), Germany (+7.7%) and the UK (+8.7%) although new registrations in France declined 3.5%. From …

Car2go goes live in Amsterdam with all-electric fleet

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From 24 November, 300 smart fortwo electric drive vehicles will be available in Amsterdam in an area of 80 square kilometres, which covers large parts of the city with “hubs” in Zuidas, Arena and …

Enterprise Holdings highlights overall success of 2011 fiscal year

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Enterprise Holdings is the world's largest and most comprehensive service provider, and the only investment-grade company, in the car rental industry. For its fiscal year ended July 31, 2011, Enterprise Holdings posted a record …

China's first all-electric crossover EV to be launched for consumer market

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Consumers in Shenzhen will receive a substantial government subsidy, equivalent to about EUR 12,837 and the e6 unsubsidized price will start at EUR 40,581.93. The final price to consumers will be EUR 27,410.70 after …

Volkswagen Group boosted by significant improvement on last year's operative figures

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The Volkswagen Group strengthened its position in the automotive markets, recording a 14.1% increase in vehicle deliveries to 6.2m (January – September 2010: 5.4m). Global market share climbed to 12.4% (11.6%). Sales revenue increased …

NAFA calls for submissions for 2012 Goill Awards

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Sponsored by NAFA and Bell Canada, the Larry Goill Memorial Quality Fleet Management Idea Award honours individuals whose creative ideas improve fleet management by increasing productivity or create bottom-line cost savings.  The award, named …

Anti drink-drive equipment could save lives as well as improve all-round safety – AlcoDigital

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Launched in October at the 2011 Bus and Coach Show, and costing just £5 per week to install, run and maintain, Drivealyser can be fitted to almost any moving vehicle. Drink driving harms companies, …

Chinese firms still committed to Saab deal

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The agreement was first announced in June and would give Saab a €245m investment in return for a majority stake. However in a statement, Swan said that it had decided to terminate the deal …

Citroen Business International appoints senior director

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He began his career in the automotive industry in 1996 with an equipment manufacturer before going on to hold a number of positions with carmakers. After working for General Motors, he joined Volkswagen to …

Fleet Logistics’ expands Nordics operation

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Fleet Logistics, which has over 100,000 vehicles under management, announced in April this year that it was appointing UK and international business development director, Stuart Donnelly, as commercial director  responsible for the four Nordic …

Ford Ranger becomes first pickup with five-star Euro NCAP rating

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One of 12 new vehicles tested, the Ranger was praised for its 81% pedestrian score – the highest score recorded for pick-ups tested by Euro NCAP so far – which is the result of …

Chevin to boost international expansion under new appointment

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Peter will be responsible for developing business relationships with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as well as corporate customers. He was previously the warehouse project manager for the World Food Programme, where he managed the introduction …

Lexus to showcase new GS F Sport in Las Vegas prior to European release

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Featuring a new front bumper design with larger side grilles. Together with a dedicated mesh design for the upper and lower grilles, this gives the GS a stronger appearance, reinforcing its wider track and …

Third generation Toyota Yaris claims 5* Euro NCAP safety rating

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Not only has Yaris met the highest standards for the 2011 test programme, its results were good enough to comply with the higher five-star threshold that will be introduced in 2012. Its achievement is …