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Category : Latest News

PSA and Renault start paying back loans early

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Both carmakers have each paid back €1 billion of the €3 billion that they were lent by the French State in April 2009, although the first … Read More »

Kia Sportage wins TUV environmental approval

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Sportage won the TUV's environmental approval following an assessment of all environmental aspects, from production to day-to-day running through to recycling. The new Sportage is produced … Read More »

Diesel demand strong

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Glass’s car editor Jonathan Brown said: ‘With Trade demand for stock having increased in recent weeks, vendors have noted that the bulk of this demand has … Read More »

Five years of strong used demand ahead, report says

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According to research by Professor Peter Cooke at The University of Buckingham Business School published in the latest BCA Used car Market Report 2010 there will … Read More »

Van values down 1% in August, reports Manheim

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The firm's latest monthly Market Analysis for Vans reveals that at £3,999, average wholesale van values have fallen by just 1% (£40) compared with July. This … Read More »

Thrifty reports rise in bizarre items left in rental cars

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Following the summer break, the rental specialist says it's found a variety of different artefacts that also include underwear, a pair of slippers, a leg waxing … Read More »

Indian car sales reach new high

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For domestic sales, the Passenger Vehicles segment in April-August 2010 grew at 33.88% over same period last year. Of this Passenger Cars grew by 34.32%, Utility … Read More »

Audi A1 e-tron to be used for pilot project in Munich model region

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The carmaker has partnered up with E.ON, the Munich municipal utility company Stadtwerke München (SWM) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) for the project, which … Read More »

Demand rises for Avis flexible rental solution

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The firm has announced that its Avis Flex service has seen a year-on-year increase of 50% since its launch last year. Furthermore, the service is witnessing … Read More »

Fleet values up 2.15% in August, according to BCA Pulse data

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BCA's Pulse report for August shows that fleet values rose by £155 (2.15%) from £7,180 in July to £7,335 – still behind year on year, but … Read More »

Prices announced for Caddy and Caddy Maxi

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The vehicles start at £12,100 excluding VAT for the 1.6-litre 75 PS TDI Caddy van while the Caddy Maxi starts at £14,050 excluding VAT for the … Read More »

The Salvation Army appoints Venson for fleet supply

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Venson has replaced another leasing firm following a competitive tender process conducted by the church and registered charity and joins incumbent supplier ALD Automotive. Salvation Army … Read More »

NAFA creates Advisory Council comprised of corporate leaders

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The association says it has established the Corporate Fleet Advisory Council so as to get corporate leaders more involved with its work while recognising their busy … Read More »

Peugeot iOn EV to be offered on lease only

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The new iOn, which is based on the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, will be offered on a four-year, 40,000 mile contract with a monthly payment of £415 excluding … Read More »

Fleets must counteract rising fuel prices with effective mileage management

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TMC calculated the cost of fuelling a car over 10,000 miles, based on inflation-adjusted fuel prices and the average CO2 rating of new cars acquired by … Read More »

PARIS PREVIEW: Nissan Townpod concept to be revealed

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Few details have been released about the "Townpod" concept, with only a press shot of a headlight supplied as a teaser, but Nissan says it is … Read More »

Latest 9-3 sets CO2 benchmark, with emissions of 119g/km for diesels

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The latest Saab 9-3 features a range of three twin turbocharged engines, comprising comprises a 130bhp TTiD unit (replacing the previous 120bhp TiD engine), a 160bhp … Read More »

ACEA says changes to trade deal 'can and must be made'

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The European Parliament met in plenary in Strasbourg and approved amendments to the safeguard measures that will accompany the free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea. … Read More »

Trakm8 to show fleets how to reduce their environmental impact and cut costs

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The firm will be attending the Eco2 Transport Exhibition on 16-18 November at Earls Court in London – an event that it says is particularly relevant … Read More »

Infiniti reveals pricing and trim levels for M30d

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Featuring Infiniti’s first engine developed specifically for Europe – a 3.0-litre V6 piezo-injection diesel with 406lb.ft of torque and CO2 emissions of 199g/km – the M30d … Read More »

Kia announces recall of some Soul and Sorento models for door wiring fix

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The company says it's discovered a potential fault has been identified in a small section of the door wiring loom that controls the "mood" lighting in … Read More »

Fleets must promote safer driver behaviour as well as safer driving technologies

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Ms Scarr said: 'We welcome the continuing development of safety-driven vehicle technologies to assist drivers. From seat-belts through to crumple zones, airbags and now advanced driver … Read More »

Fleet values fall again in latest Manheim Remarketing data

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The firm's latest data shows a 2.3% (£134) reduction in fleet values to £5,791. Manheim Remarketing also reports that average wholesale used car values fell by … Read More »

Vehicle tracking drives down fuel costs at Sunderland City Council

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Ctrack’s tracking system has been fitted on a range of commercial vehicles including vans, road sweepers and refuse trucks to drive down costs, enhance performance and … Read More »

Ford announces C-MAX pricing and specification

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Both the five-seater C-MAX and the seven-seater Grand version, which is expected to account for up to two-thirds of sales, come with a simplified two-model line-up … Read More »

Kwik-Fit prepares for cold weather with new winter tyre programme

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Kwik-Fit is actually urging fleets to plan for winter driving conditions by arranging now for summer tyres fitted to vehicles to be removed in October/November before … Read More »

Leading fleets signal interest in Nissan Leaf EV

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The 100% electric vehicle, which is available for delivery from March, is said to be considerably cheaper to run than a conventional compact family hatchback. Depending … Read More »

Latest registration figures show continued recovery in fleet sector

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According to the latest SMMT data, a total of 31,544 new cars were registered to fleets in August – up by 8.2% on the total of … Read More »

Fleets turn to Defect Module to help meet best practice guidelines

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The company's Defect Manager system is a web portal within its Key2 Vehicle Management software system, which can be accessed remotely via a personal digital assistant … Read More »

Securitas implements GreenRoad 360+ to reduce crashes and lower costs

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The GreenRoad 360+ driver behaviour service continuously rates driving skills to provide drivers with real-time feedback about those manoeuvres that most affect safe driving, fuel efficiency … Read More »