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Ford to launch five electric models by 2013

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Speaking at this week's Geneva Motor Show, the car giant said that it will launch its Transit Connect Electric light commercial vehicle in 2011 followed by the Ford Focus Electric in 2012. Three other … Read More »

Training is a top focus at 2010 Commercial Vehicle Operator Show

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The organisers say that visitors to the show can be assured that, with exhibitors coming from every sector of the industry, they really will be getting the latest advice and information. This includes one … Read More »

Manheim says future for used cars is bright

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In its report, Manheim feels that the effects of the recession on the new car market may still be felt by 2014 and is forecasting a drop of 2.5 million vehicle registrations over the … Read More »

VW's TSI engines gain environmental commendation

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The Life Cycle Assessment on which the commendation is based confirms that the TSI engines have significantly improved environmental characteristics compared with the predecessor models throughout their life cycle thanks to their smaller engine … Read More »

GM's Bob Lutz to retire in May

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In an email to the Associated Press, Mr Lutz said: 'My work is done here. The whole organisation, top to bottom, now has absolute product superiority as the highest objective which enables all others. … Read More »

Fleets flock to tracking technology

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The latest DigiCore research found that 55% of companies surveyed are now using the technology within their fleet operation. Of this number, 96% said that it has added benefit to their business, with improvements … Read More »

Registrations show improved business confidence

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According to newly released data from the SMMT, registrations within the fleet sector reached a total of 35,540 in February, up 4.3% on the figure of 34,074 recorded for the same month in 2009. … Read More »

Vehicle Remarketing Association launched

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Two years in the planning, and set up by senior figures within the automotive industry, the VRA represents the first time in the UK that the vehicle remarketing industry, which is estimated to handle and … Read More »

Time for action on false expense claims

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According to the research, almost one in 30 SME employees has falsely claimed expenses. Worryingly, the survey found that workers in the finance sector are the most likely to lie about their expenses, with … Read More »

Jaama to hold fleet seminars

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The seminars, organised by the fleet management software and occupational road safety specialist, are aimed at full-time professional fleet decision-makers as well as administrators and managers who have the responsibility but not necessarily the … Read More »

FMG Support signs up to Auto Windscreens

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The three-year deal will see Auto Windscreens deliver a complete automotive glazing service throughout the UK, for FMG Support’s Accident Management client base, and also for its nationwide approved bodyshop network. FMG Support has … Read More »

Fleet managers get free admission to NAFA’s I&E Expo Hall

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The Expo Hall, which takes place at the Cobo Center in Detroit, opens on Sunday 25 April at noon. Fleet managers will see and experience the latest in fleet products and services from national … Read More »

GENEVA: Mazda to launch more efficient engines in 2012

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The engines play a key role along with ever-lighter cars in Mazda's drive to reduce fuel consumption by around 30% between now and 2015. 'The Sky-D engine will have the same level of fuel … Read More »

Growing US demand for small cars underpins Ford's strategy

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Global product head Derrick Kuzak said: 'Customers are voting with their wallets, they are coming out of larger vehicles and into smaller, more fuel efficient models – but they still want all the features … Read More »

Deadline looms to enter Fleet Safety Forum Awards

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Organisations that have worked to improve fleet safety are being urged to enter the annual awards, run by the Fleet Safety Forum, a division of Brake, the road safety charity. Awards will be presented … Read More »

Enterprise develops long-term rental product

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Dubbed Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, the service provides customers with the opportunity to rent vehicles from just one day to three years with the flexibility to return one or all of them at any time without … Read More »

Brussels accused of biofuels "cover-up"

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The lawsuit is being brought by ClientEarth, Transport & Environment (an umbrella organisation representing the Environmental Transport Association and others), the European Environmental Bureau, and BirdLife International. The group wants the European Commission to … Read More »

GENEVA: Dacia to be launched in UK

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The latest model brings the Dacia line-up to a total of six models that are intended to appeal to a wide cross-section of drivers. However, typically the brand has appealed to thrifty drivers – … Read More »

Fleet & Lease sector up, according to BCA

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According to the company's latest Pulse report, average Fleet & Lease values rose for the second month running, with £105 (1.4%) added to the average value in February.  Values increased from £7,259 to £7,364, … Read More »

New data shows North American market decline

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Overall, 3,271,321 fewer new cars were bought in North America in 2009, than in 2008, with 12.6 million total sales. Across the region, those brands weathering the storm best were lower volume imported marques, … Read More »


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