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Global leasing: From strength to strength

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The leasing industry has experienced growth and has introduced innovative ways to finance equipment for companies worldwide. By Brendan Gleeson, group CEO, White Clarke Group.

Security within your fleet: Why the neutral car platform is the future

6 months ago / 0 comments

Glenn Atkinson, vice president of product safety at Geotab, argues why the telematics industry should advance the concept of the ‘neutral vehicle’ to fix security and privacy issues.

Car sharing makes great strides in China, despite challenges

9 months ago / 0 comments

Car sharing is growing exponentially in China, due to still-inadequate public transport options and government efforts to stimulate the new energy vehicle (NEV) market. As a result the alternative solution has grown in popularity …

Road Safety: An investigation into work-related deaths and accidents

10 months ago / 0 comments

How safe are the streets for fleet drivers and what is being done to reduce accidents? Dave Moss talks to people trying to make a difference.

What’s in the future for fuel cell vehicles?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fabrizio Arena, Daniele Spera and Fabio Laguardia of Arthur D. Little investigate.

Fresh retail approaches drive Danish growth

1 year ago / 0 comments

Autorola Denmark country manager Thomas Friis Pedersen details the health of the Danish new and used car markets, and examines the impact of the growth of personal leasing on the overall market.

The changing face of Brazilian fleet management

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fleet Logistics gives an overview of the Brazilian fleet management market and the opportunities for further development.

Big data, big opportunities

2 years ago / 0 comments

Over the past decade the world has experienced major changes, with disruptive forces impacting on every business including the sale of used vehicles. Everything and everyone has become interconnected. Customers have smartphones …

Brexit analysis: UK to bear the brunt

2 years ago / 0 comments

The UK is, unsurprisingly, expected to bear the brunt of the impact of its vote to leave the European Union. We currently expect that the market will remain up in 2016. However, we have …

More information sells used cars

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Swedish new car market is on fire with February celebrating the market’s 26th consecutive month of growth and 2016 already looking set to beat 2015 as the largest ever Swedish market on record. …

The key to growth

2 years ago / 0 comments

How do you communicate the theme of growth? That was personified by what the OEMs showed at Geneva in March. The first was by expanding their lineup, whether that was premium or volume OEMs. …

90 million global car market in 2016?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Incremental volume growth in the US and Europe is forecast to be solid but less spectacular, while on the other side of the balance sheet, further downside from Russia, South America and some big …

2015: An excellent year for True Fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The European True Fleet Markets are currently performing very well. Looking at 17 countries in Europe, the results for the first nine months of 2015 are more than positive. Compared to January-September 2014, 14 …

Global asset and auto finance sector on track to cement its recovery

3 years ago / 0 comments

The global asset and auto finance sector has been through turbulent times since the Great Recession, and the foundations for its recovery have looked fragile up till now, but 2015 is shaping up to …

New lease of life

3 years ago / 0 comments

Simon Oliphant must sometimes wonder whether his business card is big enough given the number of posts he occupies after a series of management changes at Hitachi. Now UK chairman of Hitachi Capital Vehicle …

When two become one…

3 years ago / 0 comments

  “Okay FCA, just stop!” was how General Motors (GM) rebuffed Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) on a possible GM-FCA merger. FCA has lately been punching above its weight to make overtures to numerous auto-manufacturers. FCA …

IHS Automotive comments on Western European 10.3% rise in car registrations

3 years ago / 0 comments

This further pulled up the year-to-date (YTD) increase for the first eight months of the year by 8.5% y/y to 10.07 million units. Following August's result, the final adjusted trend-cycle seasonally adjusted annual rate …

Driving 'down under'

3 years ago / 0 comments

Australia’s historical ties with the UK show in that Australians drive on the left. Similarly all road signs are in English. Main routes are wide and largely of very good quality. All distances are …

The outlook for Australia's new and used car markets

3 years ago / 0 comments

The 2015 Australian new car market is running in parallel with 2014. Sales to the end of May totalled 452,577, compared with 441,642 for the same period in 2014. On paper all looks rosy …

Advantage operational leasing

3 years ago / 0 comments

  Operational leasing always makes sense when compared with the outright purchase of cars because it means you get to keep your money in your business rather than spending it on a depreciating asset. …

The fuel picture…

3 years ago / 0 comments

Fuel and driver taxes I don’t think we will see any drastic change. Remember that while the cost of a barrel of oil may be falling, a high percentage of the retail price of …

Dare to be different

4 years ago / 0 comments

The US auto market just closed its best year of sales since before the recession. With the recovery seemingly out of the way, and consumers feeling more optimistic, timing is right for introducing offerings …

La Revolution

4 years ago / 0 comments

The French new car market remained static in 2014 with sales at 1.79m, just below the 1.8m mark for the second year running. Short-term rental and company car sales rose 7% and 6% respectively, …

China goes French

4 years ago / 0 comments

Despite a market share below their international level, French car makers (PSA Peugeot Citroën and the Renault-Nissan Alliance) have improved their performance strongly in the Chinese market in recent months, which grew by 12.3% …

Adapt & survive

4 years ago / 0 comments

As organisations look to improve the efficiency of their workforces and vehicles, the challenge is on for the vehicle leasing industry to widen its scope to provide a total mobility solution to corporates and …

Drawing the future

4 years ago / 0 comments

Replacing two iconic designs Replacing any iconic vehicle is never an easy prospect for any designer. Whether it’s an exotic rare car or a much loved volume produced model makes little difference. Imagine being …

Big Data, big fleet challenge

4 years ago / 0 comments

  There is a lot of talk about "Big Data" in business at the moment, it’s a buzz word concerned with the explosion in information technology, Web, mobile and cloud computing that sees almost …

IHS comments on French market outlook in advanced of Paris Motor Show

4 years ago / 0 comments

The event opens to the press on 2nd October, with a wide range of automakers and component suppliers set to exhibit, with domestic automakers set to take centre stage at their home event as …

North American fleet market looks for value

4 years ago / 0 comments

In a recent article in North America’s Automotive Fleet magazine, “Procurement Ascendency” topped the list of global fleet mega-trends. The once-feared, but ultimately beneficial, transition from fleet managers to corporate buyers can now be …

The risks concealed behind the veneer of destocking

4 years ago / 0 comments

With sales of locally‐made Light Vehicles in July growing by 7.4% year‐on‐year (YoY) – slightly in excess of the 7.2% YoY growth achieved in June – China’s Light Vehicle market appears to be on …