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Tag : Pan-European and Global News

Chevin boosts Australian expansion with new addition to team

8 years ago / 0 comments

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 »

Latest Hertz innovations aid rental customers in Europe

9 years ago / 0 comments

Similar to an airline check-in kiosk, the Self Service Express touch screen kiosk is a reservation-based system that collects the customer’s personal information and identifies the … Read More »

Costs involved with new lease accounting proposals will outweigh benefits

9 years ago / 0 comments

So says Leaseurope after a survey of around 125 European IFRS preparers, conducted by PwC in cooperation with the Erasmus University (NL), found that the move … Read More »

Latin NCAP to raise standards of car safety in Latin America & Caribbean

9 years ago / 0 comments

Latin NCAP has been set up by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile), FIA Foundation, ICRT (International Consumer Research and Testing) and GRMF (the Gonzalo Rodriguez … Read More »

Electric cars to be rolled out across Europcar fleet from next year

9 years ago / 0 comments

The models will be introduced in 2011 and Europcar has said that it will also gradually install the infrastructure needed to recharge the batteries at its … Read More »

NAFA survey shows soaring corporate interest in fleet sustainability

9 years ago / 0 comments

The association's recent survey found that the number of corporate fleets with sustainability initiatives soared from 64.5% to 76.6% within the past 12 months. While the … Read More »

PARIS 2010: Europe must act fast on EVs

9 years ago / 0 comments

Nick Reilly, the British boss of General Motors Europe, which controls Vauxhall and Opel, warned that the Chinese government and carmakers in the country are already … Read More »

PARIS 2010: Kia Optima makes European debut

9 years ago / 0 comments

The model is expected to significantly grow the company’s market share in the D-segment thanks to its stand-out looks, low CO2 emission levels, high performance and … Read More »

PARIS 2010: Bright future for Ampera

9 years ago / 0 comments

'The Ampera has got a lot of traction,' he said. 'The more I think about this car, the more I believe it will be the answer … Read More »

PARIS 2010: Volvo future is electric

9 years ago / 0 comments

'We will set a standard in the industry,' said Mr Jacoby said, who joined Volvo Cars as president and CEO this August. During the press conference … Read More »

Dollar Thrifty directors recommend Hertz merger

9 years ago / 0 comments

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 »

Saab to enter JV to develop electric and hybrid driveline systems

9 years ago / 0 comments

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 »

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

9 years ago / 0 comments

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 »

Renault-Nissan teams up with City of Amsterdam to promote EV take-up

9 years ago / 0 comments

Among the specific targets agreed by both parties is a determination to register at least 1,000 EV sales by the end of 2011.As a first step … Read More »

Nissan partners up with Gruau to offer refrigerated NV200

9 years ago / 0 comments

The manufacturer says that the NV200's compact external dimensions and internal load space and payload make the model ideal for delivery of fresh products in urban … Read More »

"International Van of the Year 2011" award goes to Doblo Cargo

9 years ago / 0 comments

The Doblo Cargo was awarded a total of 128 points out of a possible 168 – by a jury made up of 24 specialist commercial vehicle … Read More »

Newly rebranded Trimble plots European-wide expansion

9 years ago / 0 comments

Andrew Yeoman, managing director of Trimble MRM in Europe, confirmed the announcement at the IAA Commercial Vehicles event in Hanover and said: 'Europe is a key … Read More »

European commercial vehicle manufacturers cautiously optimistic

9 years ago / 0 comments

‘We will see better sales and earnings this year than in 2009. The recovery in demand that we saw in Asia and South America at the … Read More »

Renault and Opel/Vauxhall to continue LCV partnership

9 years ago / 0 comments

The two companies started their cooperation in 1996 with the first generation of the Renault Master & Opel/Vauxhall Movano Van programme. Earlier this year, the new … Read More »

Volvo Cars becomes ACEA member

9 years ago / 0 comments

Ivan Hodac, secretary general of the ACEA, said: 'We welcome Volvo Cars in our midst and are convinced that the company will make a valuable contribution … Read More »

Trimble to expand European solutions with Punch Telematix

9 years ago / 0 comments

Earlier this year Trimble made a cash bid worth €13.5 million euros for the Belgian maker of on-board computers for trucks. Now the company says it's … Read More »

Euro NCAP to broaden scope of safety assessments

9 years ago / 0 comments

The organisation has said that it's set to test the new generation of electric vehicles to ensure that high safety standards are maintained, with the first … Read More »

VW completes acquisition of Italdesign Giugiaro

9 years ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen now holds a 90.1% stake in IDG, with the purchase made through Lamborghini, while the remaining IDS shares remain with the Giugiario family. IDG was … Read More »

Q2 profits up at Volvo Group

9 years ago / 0 comments

The Swedish commercial vehicle maker announced operating income of SEK 4.8 billion (€506 million) with truck sales up 24% to SEK 41.6 billion (€4.4 billion). In … Read More »

UPS outlines 20% MPG performance improvement goal for fleet

9 years ago / 0 comments

The goal was announced as UPS released the latest annual update of its corporate Sustainability Report, and builds on gains that the firm has already made … Read More »

European Commission has missed opportunity to highlight drug driving, says TISPOL

9 years ago / 0 comments

In its Road Safety Programme 2011-2020, the European Commission sets a new target of cutting deaths on Europe’s roads by a half over the course of … Read More »

New agreement affirms AvtoVAZ restructuring

9 years ago / 0 comments

The "Base Agreement" has been signed by Russian Technologies State Corporation, Renault and Troika Dialog Investment Company and reaffirms the shareholders’ interactions during the process of … Read More »

Brake launches international online road safety library

9 years ago / 0 comments

The purpose of the Road Safety Library is to share research and best practice, helping organisations develop and deliver effective interventions to prevent deaths and injuries … Read More »

EU to implement standardised chargers for EVs by mid-2011

9 years ago / 0 comments

The Commission has announced that it's given a mandate to develop a relevant standard for such vehicles to the European Standardisation Organisations bodies CEN-CENELEC and ETSI. … Read More »

Commercial vehicle sales rise 7.7% in May

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A total of 143,990 new commercial vehicles were registered in the EU in May – up by 7.7% on the same month in 2009, though34.6% less … Read More »