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ALD Automotive joins MaaS Alliance

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ALD Automotive has joined MaaS Alliance, a public-private partnership creating the foundations for a common approach to Mobility as a Service.

Kia and Hyundai EVs to get smartphone performance control tech

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Future Kia and Hyundai vehicles will feature technology which allows drivers to adjust seven major performance features through their smartphones.

$300m Drivy acquisition to create global car sharing leader

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US car sharing giant Getaround has acquired European car sharing platform Drivy for $300m (£232m / 268m euros) in a move said to create the world’s leading car sharing marketplace.

Renault spearheads ambitious LCV growth plans with range renewal

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Renault has taken the wraps off its heavily revised Master and Trafic and previewed the 2020 Kangoo as it plans for increased global LCV sales.

Automotive Glass Europe alliance expands to bring global fleet benefits

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Automotive Glass Europe has expanded overseas in a move to bring added benefits for fleets and leasing/insurance companies.

Toyota Proace City to rival Berlingo, Partner, Combo trio

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Toyota is expanding its LCV line-up with a new compact van that will sit below the existing midsize Proace.

Audi’s electric city car concept delivers next-level autonomous technology

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Named the Audi AI:ME, the electric city car concept demonstrates level 4 autonomous driving technology, that allows its occupants to spend time doing other tasks while the car drives.

Karhoo expands mobility platform with Carey Chauffeur Services

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Karhoo has expanded its taxi/PHV app booking platform with chauffeur car services from Carey.

New event to showcase latest connected and autonomous vehicle developments

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UK low-emission vehicle research and consultancy organisation Cenex is to launch a new standalone event focused on connected and autonomous vehicle developments.

New Mercedes-Benz GLS aims to ruffle Range Rover feathers

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Introducing new levels of luxury, the new GLS raises the bar to compete with Range Rover and the BMW X7, coming to Western Europe in the third quarter of 2019.

Mercedes-Benz shows seven-seat SUV concept in Shanghai

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Named Concept GLB, the new Mercedes-Benz SUV features seven seats and a focus on spaciousness over sportiness, fitting in-between the GLA and GLC models.

Jaguar I-Pace scores triple win at 2019 World Car of the Year awards

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The Jaguar I-Pace has become the first model ever to score three category wins at the World Car of the Year awards.

EVgo to roll out automatic charging across fast charging network

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North American public fast charging network EVgo is deploying new automatic charging across all its CCS chargers.

Via launches on-demand ridesharing service in Tel Aviv

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US technology firm Via has teamed up with Israeli public transit operator Dan Transportation to launch a new on-demand ridesharing service in Tel Aviv.

Canadian fleets and drivers offered incentives for switching to EVs

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Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau has announced details of the Government’s green incentive programme, which will see drivers offered up to $5k for purchasing or leasing eligible zero-emission vehicles while fleets can also benefit …

Audi S5, S6 and S7 get V6 mild hybrid diesel

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Audi has updated its S5, S6 and S7 models with a new V6 diesel featuring mild hybrid tech to bring enhanced efficiency compared to the previous petrol units.

Mobilleo adds ride-hailing to MaaS platform

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Mobility platform Mobilleo has been updated with new ride hailing capability, bringing access to taxi, car rental, transfer and chauffeur services across Europe via one app.

Renault EZ-Flex concept addresses last-mile delivery challenges

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Renault has developed a new concept electric vehicle to help get to grips with the challenges presented by last-mile deliveries.

New GeoTach digital tachograph solution available on Geotab Marketplace

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New technology that enhances existing digital tachographs with cloud capability is now available on the Geotab Marketplace.

Mandatory vehicle safety standards get European Parliament go-ahead

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New EU vehicle safety standards that will see features such as AEB and Intelligent Speed Assistance become mandatory on new cars from 2022 have received European Parliament backing.

Nissan Motor GB names new managing director

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Nissan Motor GB has appointed Kalyana Sivagnanam as managing director with immediate effect.

VW unveils ID Roomzz electric SUV  

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Volkswagen has revealed its ID Roomzz seven-seater electric SUV concept ahead of the production model’s arrival in China from 2021.

Sixth-gen Corsa to bring considerably lower fuel and CO2 figures

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Vauxhall/Opel’s sixth-generation Corsa will offer a considerable reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions; the result of a drastic weight loss as well as enhanced aerodynamics and powertrains.

UK true fleet sees lowest March figures since 2014

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The UK’s true fleet sector has recorded another negative month in 2019 despite March traditionally being the strongest month of the year due to the plate change.

Ford concept explores ways to maximise future EV range

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Ford has developed a new concept that will help maximise the driving range of the brand’s future EVs.

Polestar 2 to start production in China early 2020

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Polestar has confirmed its Polestar 2 electric five-door fastback will start production from early 2020 in Luqiao, Zhejiang Province.

Winners of European Startup Prize for Mobility 2019 revealed

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The winners of the 2019 European Startup Prize for Mobility 2019 have been announced, including the UK’s Karhoo taxi/PHV app booking service.

£1 vehicle rentals firm reaches first anniversary in UK

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Rental platform DriiveMe, which lets travellers hire a car or a van for just £1, has reached its first anniversary in the UK.

UK, France and Spain to get Leasys’ U-Go car sharing scheme

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Leasys, part of the FCA Bank Group, is to launch its U-Go peer-to-peer car sharing scheme in the UK, France and Spain as part of its European roll-out.

LeasePlan Deutschland enhances EV proposition

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LeasePlan Deutschland is offering electric vehicles on flexible long-term rental to help its leasing and fleet management customers deploy EVs quickly and easily.