Category : Opinions

What's in store from Volvo Trucks?

6 years ago / 0 comments

Volvo Trucks launched its new flagship FH tractor range at the Hanover Show last September, the comprehensively revised FM range was launched at the UK CV Show and the FMX model, designed for construction …

The hype has gone

6 years ago / 0 comments

E-vehicles? Do you remember the hype? International motor shows in Frankfurt, Detroit, Paris, and Tokyo… you name it! Everywhere we went: e-mobility all over the place. All the manufacturers were trying to convince us …

When will sustainable economic recovery really begin?

7 years ago / 0 comments

One current challenge is to agree what is economic growth. On the one hand it may be an improvement in GDP; or a growth in employment or a range of other indicators. However, the …

Moving markets

7 years ago / 0 comments

The word ‘residual value’ is not very often mentioned in a positive context. The buyer of a new car is losing money because although he may appreciate his vehicle more and more while driving …

Crossing Continents

7 years ago / 0 comments

John Bailey has risen through his family auction company in Bristol, UK to his current position as President of Manheim’s International Operations. He may still have an office at Manheim’s Bristol site, but he …

A focus on complex fleets

7 years ago / 0 comments

In the UK or any European country, a fleet of 850,000 vehicles under management would put a company quite firmly at the top of the tree. Across the Atlantic, this staggering number of vehicles …

Electric for the masses?

7 years ago / 0 comments

By the time you read this the Geneva Motor Show will be over and the motoring journalists will have attended all the launch events and published their first impressions. Of course, missing from the …

Oiling the green wheels in the UAE

7 years ago / 0 comments

In earlier columns I contrasted the elements of fleet cost between the UAE and in more mature fleet markets. Cost is of course not the only focus of a professional fleet operator. Two other …

Wheels in 4motion

7 years ago / 0 comments

With all-wheel-drive 4Motion versions of Caddy and Transporter and a newly introduced 4Motion Crafter off-roader in its portfolio too, the company has the bulk of the sector covered, he contends. “We’re the only manufacturer …

Industry analysis

7 years ago / 0 comments

According to Greek mythology, Hermaphroditus was the son of Aphrodite and Hermes. Due to some ‘divine’ manipulation, he became both woman (with the characteristics of his mother) and man (in some specific details a …

Industry Analysis: Wolfsburg, we have a problem!

7 years ago / 0 comments

Thank God, predominantly we still buy cars because of our emotions and less out of mere rational considerations. This can be good or bad – depending on the angles we see this from.  Citroën …