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Volkswagen and Mobileye to develop Israeli EV mobility service

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Volkswagen is teaming up driver assistance systems provider Mobileye and Champion Motors to pioneer an autonomous electric ride-hailing service in Israel.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi invests in Chinese self-driving tech start-up

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Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has become the lead strategic investor of Chinese self-driving tech start-up WeRide.ai, following completion of the company’s Series A funding.

Microlise and Skywire tie-up to benefit Australian fleets

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Telematics and proof of delivery provider Microlise has partnered with Sydney-headquartered enterprise mobility solutions supplier Skywire to offer its solutions in Asia Pacific.

UK true fleet hardest hit by WLTP

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Although no European market – or channel – has escaped an impact from the introduction of WLTP,  the UK seems to be the hardest hit in terms of True Fleet volume in September.

Daimler and Geely to form ride-hailing joint venture in China

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Daimler and Geely are to tie up over a ride-hailing venture in China due to start operations in 2019.

The big picture: How telematics is helping fleets

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The role of telematics in helping better manage global fleets is growing on the back of connected car technology, but centralisation is the key to success. Curtis Hutchinson reports.

Take a proactive approach to WLTP or face rising costs, fleets told

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Fleets must take action on vehicle selection to mitigate the impact of WLTP or face escalating costs.

Switch to autonomous vehicles to increase traffic jams along way

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Urban congestion will get worse before it gets better under the switch to autonomous vehicles.

Kia and Hyundai to introduce solar-charging tech

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Solar-charging technology that could increase fuel efficiency and range and cut CO2 is to make its way into new Kia and Hyundai cars.

EDF to install 1,500 V2G chargers for UK fleets

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EDF Energy is offering UK business customers the option to install Vehicle to Grid (V2G) chargers to enable them to benefit from extra revenues while also helping to balance the grid.

Automotive finance and leasing industry to see rapid evolution, says Sofico

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The next 30 years are likely to be the fastest-changing the automotive finance and leasing industry has ever seen as the sector migrates towards connected, autonomous, shared and electrified vehicles.

Addison Lee aims for autonomous taxis by 2021

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Addison Lee Group is aiming to have autonomous vehicles on its London fleet by 2021, following a collaborative agreement with software developer Oxbotica.

Senior changes at LeasePlan

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LeasePlan UK managing director, Matt Dyer, has taken up a new role leading the leasing company’s operation in the United States, effective from 1 January.

6th International Fleet Meeting to cover sustainable car fleets and EVs

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Details have been announced for the 6th International Fleet Meeting Geneva, which will place focus on salient fleet issues including greening the car fleet.

Volkswagen T-Cross joins compact crossover fray

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Volkswagen has unveiled its T-Cross compact crossover, marking its debut in the compact crossover segment and further reinforcing its SUV plans.

Five stars for Hyundai Nexo in latest Euro NCAP testing

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The hydrogen fuel cell powered Hyundai Nexo has been awarded the coveted five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating.

Škoda previews new Scala compact car technology

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Škoda has revealed technology highlights of its forthcoming compact-sized Scala, which will include a mix of petrol and diesel turbo powered engines.

Tesla Model 3 due in Europe early 2019

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Tesla will start taking orders for the Model 3 in Europe before the end of this year, ahead of first deliveries due early in 2019, expecting sales of the compact executive electric car to …

Almost half of cars still not WLTP tested, says Jato

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Almost half of carmakers’ model ranges were not WLTP compliant at the start of October, according to Jato Dynamics, reflected by the Europe’s lowest September registrations in almost a decade.

Volvo invests in mobile rapid charging

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Volvo Cars has invested in charging point company FreeWire Technologies, which has developed a cheaper and less labour-intensive solution for installing rapid chargers for electric vehicles.

Volkswagen aims for 50% SUV sales share by 2025

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Volkswagen has stepped up its SUV ambitions, planning a line-up of 30 models by 2025 and expecting them to account for half of its global sales by that point – more than twice their …

Dyson confirms electric vehicle production in Singapore

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Dyson has confirmed plans to construct its first automotive manufacturing facility in Singapore, with the first production car to roll off the line in 2021.

Briefing: Strategic Analytics report sheds light on global fleet risk practices

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Fleets across the globe are leaving both themselves and their drivers exposed to road risk by a lack of a cohesive strategy, in particular with grey fleets.

eDriving driver safety app launches for right-hand drive markets

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eDriving is rolling out its Mentor app-based driver safety solution for right-hand drive markets to help fleets reduce risk.

Euro NCAP tests to dispel confusion over assisted and automated driving

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Euro NCAP has launched new assessments of driver assistance technologies as it warns that automated driving hype is dangerously confusing drivers.   

Shell acquires 15% stake in Toll4Europe

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EuroShell Cards BV, part of the Shell Group, has acquired 15% of electronic european toll service provider Toll4Europe.

No-deal Brexit to bring ‘far-reaching impacts’, says European auto industry

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Failure to strike a Brexit deal could see new car prices rocket while also massively disrupting the manufacturing process.

Spanish true fleet hits the rocks in September as WLTP kicks in

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The Spanish true fleet market’s streak of 55 months’ consecutive growth ended rather harshly in September with the full implementation of the new WLTP cycle.

LeasePlan Germany adds plug-in cars to Click & Drive deals

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Businesses in Germany can now access online leasing deals for hybrid and electric vehicles through LeasePlan’s Click & Drive offering.

Europcar launches new online account sign-up service for fleets

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Europcar has introduced a new online service to simplify account opening for fleets of all sizes, bringing instant access to discounts.