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EU commercial vehicle registrations reach highest January volume ever

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EU commercial vehicle registrations recorded their highest January volume ever last month.

BMW and Daimler invest more than €1bn in mobility JVs

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BMW Group and Daimler AG have announced they’re investing more than €1bn in their joint mobility services provider as they outline further details of the five joint ventures that will be established.

AEB on track to become mandatory from 2022

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MEPs have given the green light to making driver assistance features including Automated Emergency Braking (AEB) standard on new cars within three years.

Pod Point expands commercial charging operations in Norway

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London-headquartered charging firm Pod Point is ramping up its commercial charging services in Norway, including a new agreement with Peppes Pizza.

In-vehicle technology plays ‘vital role’ in tackling speeding

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The importance of making future in-vehicle safety technologies standard on new cars has come under the spotlight this week ahead of tomorrow’s vote in the European Parliament on new vehicle equipment.

New Vulog tech opens up mobility services

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Vulog has updated its AiMA (Artificial Intelligence Mobility Applied) platform to enable operators with single fleets to offer multiple usage possibilities, opening up the mobility market.

TomTom, Moovit and Microsoft partner for mobility solution

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MaaS provider Moovit has teamed up with TomTom and Microsoft’s Azure Maps to create a new multi-modal trip planner intended to help developers build more comprehensive mobility apps.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance invests in Chinese EV charging start-up

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Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has invested in Chinese EV charging platform start-up PowerShare in a move to help drive EV take-up.

Autorama implements Ebbon-Dacs’ Leaselink platform

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UK-based vehicle leasing firm Autorama Group has selected Ebbon-Dacs’ Leaselink e-procurement platform to handle all new vehicle orders and generate operating efficiencies across the business.

Sofico reports record results on back of growth strategy

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Sofico has ended its 30th anniversary year with record results, driven by its growth strategy and product innovations.

ONE Lease deploys telematics to drive fleet management

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French leasing and fleet management specialist ONE Lease is introducing the TomTom Telematics connected car solution across its entire fleet in a move to improve vehicle management and customer service.

New Ford Focus ST revealed with diesel engine

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Ford has revealed the new Focus ST, which brings new powertrains and technology intended to make it the most responsive and agile Focus ST ever.

Honda confirms plans to close Swindon

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Honda has confirmed reports that it’s planning to close its Swindon vehicle manufacturing plant in 2021 – a move labelled by business secretary Greg Clark as “a devastating decision for Swindon and the UK”.

Inrix research maps out urban congestion globally

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The worst cities globally to be a driver are European cities followed by Latin American cities.

European and Chinese automakers to work more closely on EVs and connected cars

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European and Chinese automakers have signed a cooperation agreement that will see them collaborate further in the future, including on electric cars and connected vehicles.

EU new car market recovering from WLTP toll

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The impact of the WLTP cycle introduction continues to rumble on, albeit on a lesser scale than in previous months.

Audi to reveal next stage in electric mobility at Geneva

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Audi has revealed first sketches of its “next stage in electric mobility”; the Audi Q4 e-tron electric car concept.

First interior shot and Honda Urban EV details revealed

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Ahead of the Geneva Motor Show 2019, Honda has revealed the first image of the prototype dashboard of its hotly anticipated battery-electric Urban EV hatchback.

LeasePlan results see 4.4% rise in serviced fleet

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LeasePlan has reported its fourth quarter and full-year 2018 results, which saw its global serviced fleet rise 4.4% while its net result was up for Q4 but down for the full year.

Ford warns of UK exit if ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit goes ahead

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Ford is said to be ramping up plans to ship production out of the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

SPIE empowers IONITY electric car rapid charging across Europe

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SPIE has been made responsible for the planning and design of IONITY electric charging stations at strategic locations across Europe.

Global campaign to help fleets prioritise safety and sustainability

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A new global campaign that enables fleets of any size, anywhere to prevent crashes and reduce pollution caused by vehicles used for work purposes has launched from road safety charity Brake.

Shortlist for UK Car of the Year 2019 announced

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The full list of the UK Car of the Year Awards 2019 category winners has been revealed ahead of next month’s announcement of the overall winner.

Vauxhall/Opel teases electric Corsa ahead of launch this year

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Vauxhall/Opel has published a teaser image of the new Corsa, which launches later this year in its first-ever electric guise.

ALD posts record fleet growth in 2018

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ALD Automotive has reported full-year 2018 results including record total fleet growth, helped by rising personal leasing and electric/hybrid take-up.

New platform allows multiple mobility services to be run from one fleet

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A new mobility management platform has been developed that enables firms such as OEMs and rental or leasing companies to offer multiple mobility services from a single fleet.

Expert line-up for 2019 International Fleet Meeting

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Further details have been revealed of the expert line-up for this year’s International Fleet Meeting, which is being held once again at the Geneva Motor Show.

Volkswagen Financial Services acquires Fleet Logistics

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Volkswagen Financial Services has acquired a 60% share in Fleet Logistics as it looks to create a brand-neutral global fleet and mobility management specialist.

eDriving appoints vice president of strategic partnerships

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Driver risk management specialist eDriving has appointed Eric Shishko as vice president of strategic partnerships.

Jaguar Land Rover posts €3bn loss

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Jaguar Land Rover has reported a £3.4bn (€3bn) loss for the last three months of 2018 after being hit by both declining sales in China and the downturn in diesel demand.