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Category : Latest News

Daimler AG launches $50m financial services unit in India

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Named Daimler Financial Services India Pvt Ltd, the firm will be headquartered in Chennai and will operate as a 100% subsidiary of Daimler AG. The launch … Read More »

UK to get first privately funded nationwide EV charging network

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Charging infrastructure specialist Chargemaster Plc has announced that it is to launch its POLAR network providing 4,000 fully installed electric vehicle charging bays be in approximately … Read More »

More power, more economy for updated A5

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The refresh is part of a £10.1m investment in new Audi products between 2011 and 2015; a programme that will add seven new models to its … Read More »

Sportier New Beetle takes fight to MINI

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Designed to look more like the classic Beetle silhouette, the 21st century version will be launched in Q1 2012 with a choice of either a 104bhp … Read More »

Drivers count the cost of business mileage

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Research conducted by telematics provider Trimble has found that more than seven out of ten people who drive regularly for business purposes use their own vehicle. … Read More »

Free Driver Safety workshops

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Entitled “All of a sudden….” the sessions will look at the most common causes of on-road collisions and convenient and cost-effective remedies to reduce them. The … Read More »

Hertz rebrands car sharing service

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As part of this, the company is rebranding the business as Hertz on Demand, to reflect the increased control that it says customers have over the … Read More »

H1 car sales hamstrung by ongoing economic stability, reports JATO

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JATO Dynamic’s latest data shows that the European market dropped by 1.4% (104,900 units) during H1 2011 compared to the same period last year. Although there … Read More »

UK telematics installations up 124% at Quartix in first half

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Quartix managing director, Andy Walters, said: ‘Response to our pay-as-you-go and 12-month rental contracts has been astonishing, boosting our fleet installations by 124% compared to the … Read More »

Peugeot boosts emerging market sales

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The carmaker reported total sales of 1.1 million vehicles for the first six months of the year, of which 44% were sold outside Europe. Hot spots … Read More »

New guide from Leasedrive highlights rocky road for EVs

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The essential guide looks at the electric vehicle landscape; electric vehicle demand; electric vehicle charging points/drop-in centres and electric/hybrid vehicles – “dirty little secrets”. It also … Read More »

SMMT sets up dedicated SMMT team to focus on innovation and e-mobility functions

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‘The UK automotive industry is determined to take a leading role in developing the technologies to deliver sustainable motoring for the long-term,’ said Paul Everitt, SMMT … Read More »

Forward thinking Tusker wins MAN fleet contract

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The company, which is an international provider of commercial vehicles and transport solutions, signed up with Tusker after carrying out a full fleet review, benchmarking suppliers … Read More »

Technology at the centre of new study into fatigue related car accidents

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According to research by the Department for Transport’s THINK! Campaign, almost 20% of accidents on major roads are sleep-related, costing an estimated £1.6bn per year. Worryingly, … Read More »

NAFA to focus on fleet safety with Safety Advisory Council

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The council will work to keep appropriate topics in the minds of NAFA members by suggesting safety-related articles for NAFA publications and creating new products and … Read More »

EU passenger car registrations down 2.1% in first semester

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While Germany (+10.5%) performed better than in the same period a year ago, the UK (-7.1%), Italy (-13.1%) and Spain (-26.8%) saw the number of new … Read More »

ING selects MoDel as preferred delivery solution

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The MoDel online solution provides added automation to the new vehicle delivery handover and collection process, and has been developed as a joint venture between Oxford-based … Read More »

SPCA finds animal attraction for Citroen LCV range

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The Scottish SPCA operates an 85-strong, all Citroen LCV fleet and this is the fourth order it has placed with the manufacturer in the past four … Read More »

TyreSafe event to focus on tyre safety issues

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Taking place on 7 September at the Ardencote Manor Hotel near Warwick, the communication’s briefing is the company’s first and will see the launch of new … Read More »

New recruitment strategy for Fleet Alliance

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The company has just recruited three new graduate trainees to enhance its sales operation. Stuart Naismith, Stephanie Morris, and Gareth Fulton join the business as trainee … Read More »

New Volkswagen Insurance Services product offers “ensurance” against rising premiums

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The “Ensurance” product works with any car insurance policy and then provides full accident management support and service from the Volkswagen Group repairer network. Ensurance costs … Read More »

Record deliveries for Volkswagen Group in H1 2011

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In the first six months of 2011, the group delivered a total of 4.09 million vehicles, up 14.1% on the total of 3.58 million for the … Read More »

Recession continues to impact on overall fleet sizes, new research shows

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Out of 115 fleets questioned by MIB Data Solutions, which produces the Fleet Data and Fleet Entire industry databases, 23% said that their fleet was today … Read More »

Volvo pave way for extended EV mileage range of up to 1000km

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The projects, supported by the Swedish Energy Agency and the EU, encompass three potential technology combinations. Tests of the various concepts will get under way in … Read More »

Daimler AG and Bosch unite in 50:50 EV joint venture

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These agreements are still subject to the approval of the antitrust authorities. The new company, which is to be set up under the name EM-motive GmbH, … Read More »

New Leaseurope survey shows good signs for European leasing industry

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The organisation’s June 2011 Business Confidence Survey has been published together with specialist international equipment leasing and asset finance consultancy, Invigors EMEA and measures the expectations … Read More »

Fleet Car Showroom website launched by Alphabet

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The Fleet Car Showroom gives details on a number of models including CO2 emissions, fuel consumption and horsepower and also features photos and video footage. Fleet … Read More »

Enterprise continues large-scale EV roll-out

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Speaking at the National Summit on Energy Security in Washington, DC this week, Taylor said the group would be introducing the Chevrolet Volt, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Peugeot … Read More »

H1 sales soar at Skoda

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For the first six months of the year, the brand recorded sales of 454,700 vehicles while sales were also up 14% in June, with 81,300 vehicles … Read More »

H2 2011 to bring less challenges for auction marketplace

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So says Tim Spencer, group commercial vehicle auctioneer, Manheim Auctions, in the company’s latest “Rumours from the Rostrum” report. Spencer said: ‘As we pass the half-way … Read More »