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VW-Ford alliance to bring scale and efficiency improvements, says Frost & Sullivan

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Volkswagen and Ford’s new global alliance will bring improvements in cost savings, efficiencies and scale to boost the competitiveness of both automakers, according to Frost & Sullivan.

APD UK MD extends role to Australia

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Automotive customer experience and market intelligence specialist APD Global Research has appointed Paul Turner as its new Australian MD as it expands further into Asia Pacific.

Bridgestone Europe acquires TomTom Telematics to create ‘fleet solutions powerhouse’

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Bridgestone Europe has signed a deal to acquire TomTom Telematics from Dutch navigation firm TomTom for a cash consideration of €910m.

vGroup to increasingly target international leasing companies

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vGroup International is ramping up its work to provide European leasing firms with motor accessory essentials for leasing customers.

Nissan showcases portable power pack on NV300 Concept-van

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Nissan is to launch a new mobile powerpack featuring second-life EV batteries to provide power for mobile professionals.

Reworked BMW 7 Series brings added electric range and luxury

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BMW has updated its 7 Series with a new design and luxury features as well as a revised engine line-up.

LeasePlan reveals most EV-ready markets

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Driving an electric vehicle is now a viable option in an increasing number of European countries but some markets are decidedly more prepared than others.

Facelifted Mondeo includes hybrid estate and new diesel tech

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Ford has revealed its updated Mondeo range, which introduces new styling and its latest diesel tech while also debuting a hybrid estate version.

James Buxton promoted to Audi UK top fleet role

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Audi UK has promoted sales operations manager James Buxton to the role of head of fleet sales.

Škoda teases new urban crossover

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Škoda has published a teaser image of a new crossover ahead of the model’s unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Street Angel vehicle camera solution launches in UK

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A new dashcam solution said to be the “most advanced onboard vehicle camera available” has launched in the UK.

EU car registrations record fifth year of growth

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EU car registrations saw a very moderate rise of 0.1% in 2018 as Central European countries continued to bolster the market.

IFW readers offered free entry to 2019 International Fleet Meeting

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International Fleet World readers are being offered the chance to get a free admission ticket for this year’s International Fleet Meeting in Geneva – but only a limited number of spaces are being offered.

ERM Advanced Telematics expands into global car sharing market

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ERM Advanced Telematics is advancing its work to expand into the global car sharing market.

VW and Ford alliance to explore EVs, autonomous vehicles and mobility services

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Ford and Volkswagen have announced details of their new global alliance, which will leverage “the two global automakers’ strengths to better compete, innovate and serve customers”.

OviDrive partners with Automotive Software Solutions to expand in Europe

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Australian vehicle management platform provider OviDrive is expanding into the UK and Europe with the help of Automotive Software Solutions.

UK True Fleet continues WLTP recovery

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The UK true fleet sector continued to fight back after the introduction of the WLTP regime but remained in negative growth in December.

2019 Toyota Corolla starts production in UK

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Production of the new Toyota Corolla Hatchback and Touring Sports estate has officially started at Toyota Manufacturing UK’s (TMUK) Burnaston factory in Derbyshire.

Sixt to provide new mobility services to Siemens under latest partnership

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Sixt and Siemens are renewing their collaboration after more than 40 years of close cooperation, including developing new services for mobility.

Pierre Lahutte elected chairman of ACEA’s Commercial Vehicle Board

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Piette Lahutte, the brand president of Iveco, has been elected by the Commercial Vehicle Board of Directors of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) as its new Chairman for 2019.

MEPs back new road and vehicle safety rules

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MEPs have lent their support to new EU rules on road infrastructure and vehicle safety that could help save thousands of lives a year on European roads, according to the European Transport Safety Council …

Abax launches driving behaviour solution

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Telematics and tracking specialist Abax has launched a new Driving Behaviour tool that enables fleets to increase efficiency and safety by monitoring how drivers use vehicles on a day-to-day basis.

JLR confirms plans to axe 4,500 jobs

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Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed it’s reducing its global workforce by around 4,500 people, starting off in the UK.

Ford cans MPVs to focus on SUVs

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Ford has announced new plans to improve profitability and cut costs by expanding in some vehicle segments, including EVs, and exiting others as well as making job cuts.

Nissan Leaf 3.Zero e+ brings 385-km range

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Nissan is introducing a new version of its Leaf EV, which offers a 385km range – the highest yet for the model.

ALD and Wheels drive global alliance with new product-focused appointment

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ALD Automotive and North America’s Wheels Inc have enhanced their global alliance with a new appointment.

Hitachi Capital acquires Germany’s Maske Fleet

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Hitachi Capital Corporation has acquired 100% of the share capital of fleet management and leasing firm Maske Fleet GmbH as it expands its vehicle solutions business further in Europe.

Restricted steel imports will harm auto industry, says ACEA

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The European Commission’s decision to propose measures to continue restrictions on imports of steel into the EU will impact the competitiveness of EU automobile manufacturers.

EU U-turn will require more efficient emissions solutions

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A European Court decision to overturn emissions compliance limits will see carmakers need to turn to more efficient emissions solutions while also complicating the use of the Euro 6 standard for urban vehicle policies.

Arval names new CEO and chairman

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Arval has appointed Alain Van Groenendael as its new chairman and CEO, succeeding Philippe Bismut who stood down at the end of the year.