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Category : Latest News

New Infiniti hybrid to get standard audible pedestrian warning system

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The model, which goes on sale in six months' time, responds to concerns that pedestrians and other road users can't hear hybrid vehicles through the inclusion … Read More »

Green hotel finds room for new SEAT Leon E Ecomotive

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The newly opened Rafayel on the Left Bank, in Battersea styles itself as "one of the world’s first environmentally-conscious luxury hotels" and uses a number of … Read More »

European car registrations drop 16.6% in October

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The data shows that all major markets faced a double-digit downturn, ranging from -18.5% in France, to -20.0% in Germany, -22.2% in the UK, -28.8% in … Read More »

Renault iCare system to help LCV fleets tackle maintenance concerns

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The manufacturer has highlighted recent research conducted by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), which claimed that van fleet offences in certain areas are exceeding … Read More »

Fleet Alliance launches new e-fleet system for fleets

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The new online solution also provides the capability to capture business mileage with total accuracy, manage grey fleet and cash allowance vehicles, meet duty of care … Read More »

VRA to hold inaugural remarketing conference in January

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With interest expected to be very high and ticket sales brisk, the VRA is limiting attendance to around 175 guests in order to create a truly … Read More »

GE to convert half of global fleet to EVs by 2015

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The multinational corporation has announced that it is to purchase 25,000 electric vehicles by 2015 for use on its own fleet and for its customers through … Read More »

TomTom expands truck routing in Europe with new TomTom PRO 7100 TRUCK

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The PRO 7100 TRUCK offers route guidance for large vehicles in 45 countries. The route guidance favours major roads, minimises sharp turns and makes allowances for … Read More »

Volkswagen agrees to buy PHS from Porsche

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The family shareholders of the car seller have resolved to exercise the put option to sell the business at a fixed price of €3.3 billion. The … Read More »

RTR reduces recovery and repair costs for fleet operators

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The firm has launched a new free membership breakdown and recovery scheme as well as extensive repair and litigation facilities. The Breakdown and Repair Scheme is … Read More »

Mitsubishi signs JV deal with GAC Group

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At present Mitsubishi Motors holds a 14.59% stake in GAC Changfeng while GAC Group, one of the main players in the Chinese automobile industry, has 29.0%. … Read More »

NAFA’s legislative team clarifies sales of taxable fuel issue

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Two months ago, NAFA Fleet Management Association sought clarification on two issues of great importance to fleet managers in the public service sector: the first dealt … Read More »

Kia launches ethanol-gasoline powered Soul for Brazilian market

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The new Soul Flex is being debuted at the Brazilian Motor Show in São Paulo and is scheduled to go on sale in Brazil early next … Read More »

Europcar goes live with new and improved website

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The improved user-friendly version has been developed by Fortune Cookie, Europcar’s e-commerce agency since 2008, and integrates the latest technological innovations, such as automatically adapting to … Read More »

Vehicles 'just a few years' away from booking own repairs and maintenance, says CFC

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The company says that one of the key enablers to this kind of technology is now becoming more commonplace in the form of vehicles having their … Read More »

NHS Blood and Transplant selects Hitachi Capital to fund new commercial vehicles

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The vehicles, which will be funded by Hitachi Capital over three- and five-year lease agreements under a two-year supply contract, are being bought through the Public … Read More »

Nigel Trotman takes up new role of head of strategic consulting at Alphabet

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Nigel brings extensive experience from 17 years of front line fleet responsibility. He has been involved in all aspects of fleet management including strategic direction, major … Read More »

£5,000 prize up for grabs for most creative van livery

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The company is on the lookout for a witty company name or clever artwork, which may win the prize for the van owner, while the person … Read More »

New webinar looks at the dos and don’ts of salary sacrifice

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Salary sacrifice has attracted huge fleet industry interest this year and this latest webinar will look at the keys to a success- ful implementation of a … Read More »

New Navman Wireless technical executive to focus on fleet tracking requirements

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Haydon Davis becomes a dedicated technical & pre-sales executive and will input into developments ranging from engine management solutions to legislative compliance reports. 'Business requirements have … Read More »

Falls in values are part of typical seasonal pattern, says BCA

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According to the Pulse data, values in the fleet & lease sector were hit hardest in October, falling by £292 (down 3.8%) to £7,419. Year-on-year values … Read More »

Used van demand strong, especially for 4x4s as winter approaches

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Tim Spencer, group commercial vehicle auctioneer, Manheim Auctions, said: 'For the last month we have seen increased consistency in the van auction halls. During the summer … Read More »

Zenith Provecta promotes and recruits new directors to board

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Mr Cope takes on the full-time role to focus on the future growth of the business following the deal with Morgan Stanley Private Equity. He has … Read More »

Chevin boosts Australian expansion with new addition to team

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Rashmi Patra joins the team, based in Chatswood, New South Wales, to help enhance the fleet management application portfolio and support services to the firm’s growing … Read More »

Fleet software could help slash public sector spending

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The claims come at a time when, following the Comprehensive Spending Review, many Government departments face savage cuts in their annual budgets. Now Mycompanyfleet, the automotive … Read More »

Route optimisation firm offers reward for fastest Santa delivery route

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The company running the promotion, Worcester-based IT company Postcode Anywhere, offers a range of software and services for planning more efficient routes for commercial vehicles and … Read More »

Audi A5 selected as best coupe

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Visitors who include personal and business contract hire customers were polled on which was their favourite out of the top ten most searched for coupes on … Read More »

Iveco to give away great prizes at FTA seminars

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Commercial vehicle manufacturer Iveco is giving away 15 prizes, including the grand prize of an all expenses paid trip of a lifetime to Italy.   A … Read More »

Indian car sales rise 45.9% in October

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Domestic sales recorded a growth of 45.9% in October 2010 as against 21.6% growth in September 2010. According to SIAM, the main issues that the automobile … Read More »

Peugeot iOn scoops Grünes Lenkrad award in Germany

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The iOn was chosen over 20 other low-emission vehicles, short-listed for their low environmental impact. The Grünes Lenkrad, introduced in 2007, is dedicated to environmental initiatives. It … Read More »