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Category : Latest News

Chevrolet to increase presence in rental market under new appointment

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Gavin Cook, previously used car manager for Chevrolet, has been appointed to the role and will draw on his eight years of experience within the automotive … Read More »

Average CO2 emissions continue to drop in Europe

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According to the data for H1 2010, almost 60% of European new cars are now at or below the 140g/km CO2 level, a 6.7% improvement vs. … Read More »

ATS Euromaster to increase MOT availability across network

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The nationwide fast-fit expert is to increase the number of centres performing MOTs by 20% to 100 centres before the end of 2010, with a similar … Read More »

BMW to supply turbo petrol engines to Saab under new deal

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The new agreement will see the German automaker supply four-cylinder 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engines from 2012. The engines will feature Start-Stop and other measures designed to … Read More »

Barry Engle to take on role of CEO at THINK

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Prior to joining THINK, Mr Engle was president & CEO of New Holland Agricultural Equipment SpA in Turin, Italy. He has also served in a variety … Read More »

Changes to Citroen Berlingo panel van diesels enhance cost effectiveness

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The Euro 4 1.6HDi 75hp and 90hp diesel engines have now been re-homologated to deliver combined cycle fuel consumption improvements of up to 1.7% and CO2 … Read More »

Peugeot to roll out Euro 5 technology across LCV line-up

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This includes the Peugeot 207 Van range, which will gain two Euro 5 HDi diesel engines. These comprise the HDi 70 with CO2 emissions of 110g/km … Read More »

Cars Direct rebrands and predicts online growth

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And it believes that more defleet business will migrate to online trade auctions over the next five years. Roger Woodward, managing director of CD Auction Group, … Read More »

MEPs recommend reduced CO2 targets for vans to help 'crisis-hit' industry

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Voting on draft legislation today (28 September) MEPs supported a European Commission proposal that manufacturers should reduce the average CO2 emissions across their fleets by 2020. … Read More »

Streetcar rolls out hourly car rental to Edinburgh airport

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Streetcar, which offers access to a range of BMW and VW vehicles on an hourly basis, will locate vehicles at the airport’s fastTRACK parking facility, a … Read More »

PARIS PREVIEW: Honda reveals details of hybrid Jazz

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The Jazz will feature the same 1.3-litre i-VTEC as the Insight hybrid, with early data recording similar CO2 emissions of 104g/km – 21g/km less than the … Read More »

Ford FiestaVan 2011 to exceed European Stage 5 emissions

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The 2011 FiestaVan range also offers improved engine power introduced for diesel models. The range includes the 1.4-litre, which has an additional 2PS of power at … Read More »

Infiniti gives teaser of 2013 luxury EV

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The sketch was shown by Infiniti’s senior vice president, Andy Palmer, during a ceremony held to mark the opening of the Infiniti Centre Piccadilly in London. … Read More »

Dollar Thrifty directors recommend Hertz merger

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Both Hertz Global and Avis Budget have been competing to merge with Dollar Thrifty to gain access to the valuable tourist market. Avis Budget last week … Read More »

Hertz raises Dollar Thrifty offer to top Avis Budget

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Hertz has offered the equivalent of $50.00 per share, comprising $43.60 in cash (including approximately $6.87 per share to be paid by Dollar Thrifty as a … Read More »

New driving test changes criticised for impact on corporate driving skills

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Next month will see the introduction of two changes to the driving test, including a reduction in the number of reversing manoeuvres that candidates have to … Read More »

Lord Young to discuss litigation culture with industry stakeholders

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The report is expected to have far-reaching consequences for insurers, lawyers and health and safety professionals, who will be given the opportunity to debate the report's … Read More »

Hyundai given green light for blue light fleets

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The contract allows all police forces in the UK to purchase Hyundai cars and vans and is expected to give the company a substantial share of … Read More »

Traffic police chiefs across Europe support cross-border enforcement

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Delegates at TISPOL's annual conference (taking place in Manchester on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 September) will hear an update from Jean Paul Gailly, the Belgian … Read More »

Dean Bowkett joins Global Services team at EurotaxGlass's

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Mr Bowkett joins EurotaxGlass’s from Masterlease’s Full Service Leasing and Auto Finance Division where he last held the position of group CFO leasing and auto finance. … Read More »

Saab to enter JV to develop electric and hybrid driveline systems

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The two companies are to form a jointly owned company responsible for the engineering, development and marketing of innovative electric all-wheel-drive systems, as well as electric … Read More »

Auto Windscreens launches "Chip Checker" iPhone app

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The company says that using Chip Checker is simple and works in exactly the same way as the original acetate gauge used to measure windscreen damage. … Read More »

Opel/Vauxhall reveals Vivaro e-Concept at Hanover

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The Vivaro’s 111kWh lithium ion batteries supply 370Nm of torque, enabling over 95km / 60 miles pure electric driving range, and on longer journeys, a range … Read More »

Renault Kangoo Express ZE to go on sale at €20,000 excluding VAT

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The first all-electric van developed and built by a vehicle manufacturer, the Kangoo Express ZE joins Renault's LCV range in mid-2011 and will be sold in … Read More »

TomTom partners up with Lysanda for new ecoPLUS software

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The ecoPLUS device connects to a vehicle’s onboard diagnostic solution and enables the tracking of data such as fuel efficiency, driver behaviours and carbon footprint, which … Read More »

Athlon Car Lease calls for tougher stance on CO2 emissions for LCVs

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The company was the first international car leasing firm to have signed the Cleaner Car Contract in four European countries, thus committing to reducing its CO2 … Read More »

Firms advised to trial mobile phone ban to assess impact

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There has been much debate again recently about the dangers of driving while using a hands free mobile phone, partly due to to mounting pressure from … Read More »

Renault teams up with Nord-Pas-de-Calais region for EV agreement

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The partnership agreement between Renault and the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region covers a number of areas: • Equipping vehicle fleets in the Region – The region agrees to … Read More »

Trakm8 expands telematics hardware products following new acquisition

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The company has said that it will integrate Vincotech's hardware platforms including the recently launched A1091 Telematics module into its product line-up and will further expand … Read More »

Mazda6 ticks all the boxes for CDL

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Competitive wholelife costs – including strong residual values – and the vehicle being fit-for-purpose were among the key criteria that led to the Mazda6 being selected. … Read More »