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Volkswagen e-Crafter starts fleet trials

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Volkwagen’s new e-Crafter van has started fleet trials with an international group of major customers.

Daimler acquires majority stake in French Uber rival

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Daimler has acquired a majority stake in French Uber rival Chauffeur Privé, with a view to fully acquiring it by 2019.

FCA launches Leasys in Belgium

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Leasys, FCA Bank’s contract hire company, is continuing its drive for international expansion with its launch into Belgium as it looks to become one of the top five European Contract Hire players within the …

ABAX expands in Denmark with Fleetfinder acquisition

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Telematics firm ABAX is continuing its European expansion plans with the acquisition of Danish tracking firm Fleetfinder for an undisclosed amount.

Honda previews dual-motor Insight hybrid

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Honda will unveil a prototype of the next Insight hybrid at the Detroit Motor Show, featuring a new two-motor hybrid system aimed at rivalling the economy of the Toyota Prius and Hyundai Ioniq.

Volkswagen subsidiary to install 2,800 charging points

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Volkswagen Group subsidiary, Electrify America, is to install 2,800 electric vehicle charging points in 17 of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States during the next 18 months.

Belgian charging network connects France and Netherlands

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Belgium’s UNIT-E charging network has added 25 rapid chargers along key routes spanning between the French and Dutch borders, enabling easier long-distance travel for electric vehicles.

Renault and Brilliance push ahead with Chinese LCV joint venture

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Groupe Renault and China’s Brilliance have confirmed a deal on a joint venture to manufacture and sell LCVs in China under the Jinbei, Renault and Huasong brands.

EQUA Index extended to electric vehicles

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Emissions Analytics has extended its EQUA Index programme to test electric vehicles.

Denso acquires smartphone-as-a-key technology startup

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Automotive parts and technology company, Denso, has acquired American company InfiniteKey, with a view to developing systems enabling smartphones to be used instead of vehicle keys.

Toyota Motor Europe appoints new general manager fleet

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has confirmed that Dimitris Tripospitis will take on the role of general manager fleet from 1 January.

50% Toyota global sales to be electrified by 2030

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Toyota estimates half of the company’s global sales will be electrified by 2030.

European Parliament moves towards petrol and diesel phase-out

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Manufacturers could soon face strict targets for electric and ultra-low emission vehicles as a share of their overall sales, as part of measures to phase out CO2-emitting models by 2035, following a report adopted …

Arval white paper covers future for diesel on business fleets

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Arval has published a white paper outlining current and future advice for fleets on vehicle choices.

New Toyota Fleet Mobility Solutions group prompts executive reshuffle

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Toyota Motor Europe is to establish a new Fleet Mobility Solutions group as it looks to ensure a one-stop service for customers.

Volvo’s Polestar reveals first markets for debut plug-in hybrid

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Volvo’s spin-off performance subsidiary has announced the first six markets for its Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid.

Alphabet fleet hits 50,000th vehicle landmark in Spain

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Alphabet has reached the milestone of managing more than 50,000 vehicles in Spain some 15 years after it opened operations there.

Mazda’s plans for autonomous tech to keep driver in control

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Mazda has outlined its plans for the driver to remain central to the driving process as it rolls out semi-autonomous technologies focused on providing back-up safety.

EU passenger car registrations up 4.1% for YtD

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The European new car market continued its positive growth in November, with registrations up 5.9% for the month and 4.1% for the year to date.

ABAX expands into Germany under European growth plans

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Norwegian telematics company ABAX has expanded into Germany with an office in Berlin.

Pilot project enables Smarts to be used as fully mobile ‘postboxes’

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Smart is expanding on its Ready to Drop+ logistics trials with a new project in Hamburg that enables Smart cars to be used as a parcel delivery box.

Fiat Punto scores first-ever Euro NCAP zero-star rating

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Euro NCAP has given the Fiat Punto its first-ever zero-star rating as it highlights how older cars are falling behind on modern safety standards.

New mobility service to pilot in Stuttgart

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Daimler’s Moovel subsidiary and the Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen AG (SSB) are to trial a new mobility solution in Stuttgart that will pave the way for the launch of a new mobility service in the first …

EDF to convert whole car fleet to EVs by 2030

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French utility EDF Group has become the latest multinational to join the EV100 initiative as it commits to switching to its entire care fleet to electric vehicles by 2030.

ALD explores employee mobility solutions under DataCity Paris

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ALD is using this year’s DataCity Paris innovation programme to help develop future solutions targeting employee mobility.

Thibaut Carpentier named director of Parcours

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French rental firm Parcours has named Thibaut Carpentier as its director.

WEX Europe Services French sales chief to expand role

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Isabelle Fetzer, who was appointed as WEX Europe Services’ head of sales – France in June, is to also head up Belgium and the Netherlands.

Cleaner petrol engine developed by Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Daimler

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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Daimler have together developed a new petrol engine, said to be cleaner, more efficient and offer more torque.

Ebbon-Dacs upgrades Leaselink

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Ebbon-Dacs has updated its Leaselink e-procurement platform in a move to enhance functionality for its contract hire and leasing firm end-users.

EU to tighten car approval rules to prevent repeat Dieselgate

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Stricter car approval and testing rules could be in place by September 2020, helping to prevent another ‘Dieselgate’ saga taking place.