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EU Member States agree on new vehicle safety standards

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The EU is to push ahead with introducing legislation which will require various safety features to be included on a range of vehicles with the aim of saving lives on Europe’s roads.

Italian State Police deploys Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross on fleet

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The Italian State Police (Arma dei Carabinieri) has added the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to its vehicle fleet.

PSA to supply compact van to Toyota under latest collaboration

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Groupe PSA and Toyota have announced the terms of their latest deal, which will see PSA provide Toyota with a compact van while exiting its shareholding in the manufacturers’ small car production JV in …

Shared mobility and public transport ecosystems to converge

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Shared modes of transport will continue to grow in significance and the ecosystems of shared mobility and public transport are likely to converge as a consequence.

ADESA Remarketing parent to acquire major European online auction company

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KAR Auction Services, the US parent of ADESA Remarketing, is to acquire Belgium-based online auction company CarsOnTheWeb (COTW) in a move that will significantly extend its European footprint.

Tesco, VW and Pod Point to roll out UK’s ‘largest free charging network’

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Tesco is to fit more than 2,400 charging bays at some 600 stores over the next three years – said to mark the UK’s largest retail network of EV chargers while increasing the number …

Kia Soul EV brings extra power and range

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Kia has unveiled its second-generation Soul EV, which launches in 2019 and will bring increased power and range.

Cap to launch cross-border RV analysis tool

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A new international residual value analysis tool that offers fleet operators a deeper understanding of cross-country trends is to launch from Cap HPI.

No-deal Brexit would be ‘catastrophic’ for UK auto industry, survey finds

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Three-quarters of carmakers in the UK say a ‘no-deal’ Brexit would hit their business, impacting on profitability and future investment in the UK.

Mazda3 to debut compression ignition engine

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Mazda has revealed its new Mazda3 range, which debuts later today at the Los Angeles Auto Show and will launch the brand’s new ultra-efficient compression ignition technology.

2019 Toyota Prius debuts all-wheel drive tech

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The 2019 Toyota Prius will feature a new, intelligent, electric all-wheel drive system as well as updated styling and extra tech when it launches in the UK and Europe next year.

ChargePoint to expand network under latest funding

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ChargePoint has secured investment of $240m as it looks to further expand its network in Europe and North America, and expand its fleet solutions.

Nine in 10 UK fleets plan to go electric in next decade

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The majority of fleets are looking to go electric in the next 10 years, driven by rising government pressure as well as advances in technology.

SUV-inspired Ford Focus Active to launch

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Ford is to launch Active variants of its fourth-generation five-door and wagon Focus in Europe as it targets SUV and crossover customers.

New Range Rover Evoque to debut mild hybrids ahead of PHEV

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Land Rover has unveiled the second-generation Range Rover Evoque, which will introduce a new platform and styling along with mild hybrid engine tech from the outset and a plug-in hybrid version in the longer …

More than a third of cars still not WLTP-tested

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More than a third (37%) of carmakers’ model ranges in Europe were not WLTP-homologated by mid-November, with the lack in progress resulting in the lowest October new car registrations since 2014.

Bosch-led project to accelerate UK connected car sector

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The UK government is to invest more than €4.52m in a Bosch-led consortium to accelerate the development of connected and automated vehicles in the UK.

Renault appoints temporary replacement for Ghosn

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Renault has appointed its chief operating officer Thierry Bolloré as deputy CEO on a temporary basis as it explores allegations of serious misconduct by CEO Carlos Ghosn.

University College London trials Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car

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University College London (UCL) has added a Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric car to its fleet to expand its research into advanced powertrain technologies, and to provide zero-emission transport for staff.

Spanish true fleet sector still buffeted by WLTP storm

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The Spanish true fleet sector suffered a second monthly fall in October as the switch to WLTP continued to bite, albeit significantly less than September.

Renault gets foothold in French peer-to-peer used vehicle sector

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Renault has acquired French peer-to-peer used vehicle specialist Carizy for an undisclosed amount.

MG to target fleets with electric SUV

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MG has previewed an electric version of the ZS SUV in China, with the newcomer set to re-launch the brand in markets across Europe in the first half of 2019.

Kia and Hyundai tie up with Vodafone for connected car services

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Kia and Hyundai are to provide a comprehensive connected car service in partnership with Vodafone.

Toyota Corolla sedan revealed

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Toyota has revealed the new Corolla sedan, which will be available for the first time in hybrid form when it launches in Europe early in 2019. 

Nissan to oust Carlos Ghosn over ‘serious misconduct”

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Nissan has said it plans to oust chairman Carlos Ghosn as it accuses him of “serious misconduct”.

EU urged to push ahead with future safety standards

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EU policymakers and national governments are being urged to lend their support to future vehicle safety measures proposed by the European Commission.

PitPoint to add third public hydrogen refuelling station in Netherlands

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Clean fuels provider PitPoint is implementing its third public hydrogen refuelling station in the Netherlands next year, helping to support plans for a network of stations across the country.

Country profile: Poland

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Michal Wojciechowski, managing director of Autorola Poland, discusses how the country will take on unwanted diesels from other countries and how younger drivers are happy to carshare rather than own their own wheels.

New chairman to transition Daimler FS to Daimler Mobility

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Daimler Financial Services AG has announced a reshuffle of its top management ahead of its switch to Daimler Mobility next year.

WLTP hits EU car market for second month running

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Car registrations in the EU have fallen for a second month running as a result of the full introduction of the WLTP test cycle on 1 September.