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January 2017 - Global News

China's GAC Unveils Three Models in Detroit

Chinese carmaker Guangzhou Automobile Group Company (GAC Motor) has unveiled three new vehicles — a mid-sized SUV, a hybrid crossover, and an electric car.

Tags: China, Detroit Auto Show, GAC Motor

January 2017 - Global News

Scania Tests Autonomous Platooning in Singapore

Scania will design a full-scale autonomous truck platooning operation, based on its own advanced technology, which will use public roads while transporting containers between port terminals in Singapore.

Tags: Toyota, Singapore, Scania, Truck Platooning

January 2017 - Global News

India's Tata Motors Debuts Commercial Pickup Truck

India's Tata Motors has launched the Tata Xenon Yodha. The pickup is designed for a wide range of commercial applications.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Tata Motors, India

January 2017 - Global News

Chinese Telecom Company, Norwegian Telematics Company Ink Deal

The Norwegian telematics company ABAX has signed a 5-year partnership deal with mobile telecom company China Mobile Ltd., which has a customer base of 845 million subscribers.

Tags: Telematics, China, Partnership, Norway

December 2016 - Global News

Uber Launches Fleet App in India

Uber has launched UberFLEET, an Android app for its fleet partners in 29 cities across India, according to a report by the India Times.

Tags: India, Uber, Mobile App

December 2016 - Global News

Domino's Rethinks Reindeer Delivery Fleet in Japan

Domino's has scrapped its plan for a reindeer delivery fleet in Japan.

Tags: Japan, Delivery Fleet, Domino's Pizza

December 2016 - Global News

Subaru Impreza Named Japan's 2017 Car of the Year

During an award ceremony held inside the Tokyo International Exchange Center on Tokyo Bay, the Subaru Impreza was named the 2017 Car of the Year Japan (COTY).

Tags: Car of the Year, Japan, Subaru Impreza

November 2016 - Global News

Taiwanese Telematics Company Receives National Honor

ATrack Technology Inc. was recently awarded the National Award of Outstanding SMEs, the highest honor given to small and medium enterprises in Taiwan.

Tags: Awards, Taiwan, ATrack

November 2016 - Global News

Vietnam to Cut State Car Fleet by Half

The fleet of State-owned cars serving officials will be cut by 30 to 50%, or about 12,000 to 20,000 cars, by the year 2020. The cut will not be applied to mountainous, remote areas and the islands.

Tags: Government Fleets, Vietnam, Fleet Budgets

October 2016 - Industry News

Nissan Takes Control of Mitsubishi

Nissan Motor Co. has completed its acquisition of 34% of Mitsubishi Motors, which makes Nissan the largest shareholder, the company has announced.

Tags: Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mergers & Acquisitions, Renault-Nissan Alliance

October 2016 - Global News

WEX Inc. Provides Fleet Card Management in Southeast Asia

WEX Inc. has announced that it has completed the successful conversion and migration of ExxonMobil’s fleet card customers in Hong Kong and Macau.

Tags: Hong Kong, WEX, Macau, Fleet Card, ExxonMobil

October 2016 - Global News

Tata Motors to Supply Waste Collection Vehicles in Jaipur, India

Tata Motors, an Indian commercial vehicles manufacturer, has announced receiving orders for 51 Ace tippers from Jaipur Nagar Nigam for garbage collection vehicles in Jaipur.

Tags: India, Tata Motors, Refuse Fleets

October 2016 - Global News

Toyota, Daihatsu Plan Company for Emerging Markets

Toyota Motor Corporation and its fully owned subsidiary Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. has announced a plan to establish an internal company that will be responsible for compact vehicles for emerging markets.

Tags: Toyota, Daihatsu, Emerging Markets

September 2016 - Global News

Tata's Bolt Hatchback Offered Only to Fleets

Tata Motors will continue to manufacture the Bolt hatchback, but offer the vehicle for fleet operations only.

Tags: India, Tata Motors, Hatchbacks

September 2016 - Global News

Daimler Extends China Portfolio with EV

Daimler extends its portfolio of new energy vehicles with the introduction of the DENZA 400, the company’s “Made in China, for China” electric vehicle from Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd.

Tags: Daimler, China, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 2016 - Global News

BYD, Beijing Sanitation Group Launch Electric Trucks

BYD Company Ltd. and the Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group have launched a pure electric sanitation truck lineup with a total of 26 models to serve the city’s administration.

Tags: China, Sanitation, BYD, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 2016 - Global News

Datsun Relaunches in Sri Lanka

Datsun continues to expand its global presence with the brand’s return to Sri Lanka, where it was first introduced in 1957. This comes just a few weeks after the brand was brought back to Lebanon.

Tags: Sri Lanka, Datsun, Datsun Redi-Go

July 2016 - Global News

Toyota Aims to Cut Accidents with TransLog Telematics System

Toyota Motor Corporation and Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd. are launching a discounted insurance fee service. This will be targeted at fleet contractors with 10 vehicles or more, and who implement the Accident Reduction Program that utilizes the TransLog telematics service.

Tags: Toyota, Telematics, Accident Prevention, Insurance

July 2016 - Global News

Guide to Fleet Management in Asia Released

A new Guide to Fleet Management in Asia has been produced by Global Fleet to provide international fleet decision makers with greater insight into the main fleet markets of the region and to help them make fleet decisions in a more informed way.

Tags: Fleet Management, Nexus Communication, Asia, Multinational Fleets

July 2016 - Global News

Mazda and Isuzu to Collaborate on Pickups

Mazda and Isuzu said they will collaborate on next-generation pickup trucks, building on their decade-long collaboration.

Tags: Isuzu, Pickup Trucks, Mazda

July 2016 - Global News

Nissan to Launch Autonomous ProPILOT in Japan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that the new Serena, scheduled to go on sale in Japan in late August, will come equipped with the company’s ProPILOT autonomous drive technology.

Tags: Nissan, Japan, Autonomous Vehicles, Nissan Serena

June 2016 - Global News

Malaysian Packaged Gas Fleet Implements Routing, Scheduling Software

Linde Malaysia has become the latest organization within The Linde Group to deploy Paragon Software Systems, Inc.’s routing and scheduling software, further optimizing its expanding cylinder business’ distribution operations in Peninsular Malaysia.

Tags: Routing, Malaysia, Paragon Software Systems

June 2016 - Global News

Car-Sharing Service car2go Registers 78K in China

This means that in Chongqing, a city with 30 million inhabitants and car2go's first Asia location, a car2go vehicles is rented out every 1.7 minutes.

Tags: China, Carsharing, car2go

June 2016 - Global News

Ford Makes Leadership Changes in China and India

Ford Motor Company has announced changes in its China, India, Global Strategy and Finance leadership team, elevating the reporting of its China operations and expanding its business model to be both an auto and mobility company.

Tags: India, China, Ford Motor Company, Strategy

May 2016 - Global News

Toyota Reorganizes its Malaysian Production System

Toyota Motor Corporation has announced it will reorganize its production system in Malaysia, given the gradual growth of the Malaysian market, with the creation of a new vehicle plant to serve as its production core in Malaysia.

Tags: Toyota, Vehicle Production, Malaysia

May 2016 - Industry News

Fuji Heavy Industries Changes Name to Subaru

Subaru's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), is renaming itself to Subaru Corp. to enhance a rising Subaru brand that closed its fiscal year in March with sales of 1.05 million vehicles for the first time in its 58-year history.

Tags: Subaru, Branding, Automotive History, Japan

May 2016 - Industry News

Nissan to Take 34% Controlling Stake in Mitsubishi

Nissan Motor Co. will acquire 34% of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. for 237 billion yen ($2.17 billion) in a deal that makes Nissan the leading investor in the struggling automaker.

Tags: Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mergers & Acquisitions

April 2016 - Global News

Fuso Launches Light-Duty Canter in Japan

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. have collaborated to launch the 2016 Canter, which features improved fuel efficiency and interior design.

Tags: Japan, Canter, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation

April 2016 - Global News

Mitsubishi Admits to Cheating Fuel Economy Tests

Mitsubishi Motors admitted to giving inflated gas mileage ratings to approximately 625,000 vehicles, including the eK Wagon, eK Space, and Nissan's Dayz, which the automaker created for Nissan.

Tags: Nissan, Mitsubishi, Fuel Economy, Japan

April 2016 - Industry News

Quakes Halt Toyota, Hino Production

Toyota will shut down most of its production of Toyota, Lexus, and Hino vehicles over the coming week, after a pair of deadly earthquakes rocked Japan and caused parts shortages for the automaker.

Tags: Toyota, Assembly Plants, Natural Disaster, Japan

April 2016 - Global News

Skoda Invests $2B in China

The Czech automobile company announced a partnership with SAIC Volkswagen Co., Ltd. for expanding their model range and investing in pioneering automotive technologies

Tags: Volkswagen, China, SAIC, Skoda

April 2016 - Industry News

China's BYD Adds Two EV Models

BYD Company Ltd. has launched two pure electric sedans: the Qin EV300, coming in four versions, and the e5, coming in three versions. Both models have a 300km driving range.

Tags: BYD, China, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 2016 - Global News

Volvo Launches 2016 Asia Pacific Fuelwatch Challenge

Volvo Trucks is conducting its annual Asia Pacific Fuelwatch Challenge with a series of national competitions across the region. These competitions will see participants showcasing their capabilities in fuel-efficient driving as well as general vehicle handling.

Tags: Volvo, Eco Driving, Thailand, Fuelwatch Challenge

March 2016 - Global News

Mercedes-Benz Debuts V-Class MPV in China

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class will be available in China, beginning in April. The multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) has been tailored to the needs and wishes of Chinese customers.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, China, Mercedes-Benz Vito

March 2016 - Global News

Honda's Fuel Cell Sedan Now Available in Japan

Honda has started selling its hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell sedan in Japan, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Honda, Fuel Cell Vehicle, Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

March 2016 - Global News

Daimler Opens Regional CV Center in Southeast Asia

Daimler Trucks Asia is continuing to regionalize its sales and service organization with the opening of a regional center for its commercial vehicles business in Southeast Asia.

Tags: Daimler, Fuso, Commercial Vehicles, Southeast Asia

February 2016 - Global News

Commercial Drivers in India Work Under Harsh Conditions

A study by the Institute of Driving and Traffic Research (IDTR) has found that commercial drivers in Uttarakhand, India, work under harsh conditions.

Tags: India, Personal Income, Commercial Drivers

February 2016 - Global News

Honda Shows Two-Motor Hybrid System in Minivan

Honda is showcasing its new two-motor gasoline-electric hybrid system paired with the Odyssey minivan that's now available in Japan, according to the company.

Tags: Honda, Honda Odyssey, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Minivans

February 2016 - Global News

FedEx Adds Two Nissan Electric Vans in Japan

FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has announced the introduction of two zero-emission all-electric Nissan e-NV200 vehicles at the Shinsuna station for Tokyo-area pickups and deliveries.

Tags: Japan, Battery-Electric Vehicles, FedEx, Nissan e-NV200, Compact Vans

February 2016 - Global News

Tata Launches SIGNA Commercial Vehicles

Tata Motors has launched its new SIGNA range of medium and heavy commercial vehicles.

Tags: India, Tata Motors, Tata SIGNA

February 2016 - Global News

Daimler India Launches New Generation of Medium-Duty Trucks

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, has launched its new generation of BharatBenz medium duty trucks, MD IN-POWER.

Tags: India, Medium-Duty Trucks, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles

February 2016 - Industry News

Toyota's Japan Plant Shut Down Delays 2016 Prius

Toyota Motor Corp. will suspend production at assembly plants in Japan next week due to a steel factory explosion that will delay shipments of the new 2016 Prius hybrid.

Tags: Toyota, Vehicle Manufacturing, Japan, Toyota Prius, Parts

February 2016 - Global News

DHL eCommerce Expands into Thailand

DHL eCommerce, a division of logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, has expanded its operations into Thailand and is offering end-to-end domestic delivery service for Thai e-commerce merchants.

Tags: DHL, Thailand, Delivery Fleet

January 2016 - Global News

Bosch Begins Japanese Tests of Autonomous Technology

Bosch has begun testing autonomous driving technology in Japan, following testing in Germany and the U.S., the company has announced.

Tags: Japan, Bosch, Autonomous Vehicles

January 2016 - Global News

Philippines Launches Adaptive Mobile Vehicle for Elderly, Disabled

Marikina City, a city east of metro Manila, launched 20 special vehicles to benefit and ensure the safety of about 5,000 senior citizens as well as persons with disabilities (PWDs) in their travels anywhere in the city.

Tags: Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicles, Philippines, Public Transportation

January 2016 - Global News

Jaguar Puts Newest XJ Model to the Dabbawalla Test in Mumbai

Jaguar put the new InControl Touch Pro system on its latest XJ model to the test in Mumbai by taking on the traditional Dabbawalla delivery system in a race through the congested city streets.

Tags: India, Navigation System, Delivery Fleet, Jaguar XJ

January 2016 - Global News

Shanghai GM Carpooling Pilot Explores Future of Mobility

General Motors China has introduced a carpooling pilot program for employees based in Shanghai that enables them to arrange rides together using a self-developed mobile app.

Tags: China, General Motors, Shanghai, Carpooling

December 2015 - Global News

Operating Leases Driving Indian Fleet Market

The company car and the vehicle leasing markets in India are at an emerging stage, but have shown potential for high mid-term growth.

Tags: India, Frost & Sullivan, Operating Lease, Trends

December 2015 - Global News

Indian Ambulance Fleet Left to Rust at Health Offices HQ

A fleet of 216 ambulances attached to the state-run Emergency Management and Research Institute (GVK-EMRI), popularly known as '108' services, is lying uncared for on the premises of the deputy director of health services (DDHS) office in the city Trichy, India, for over a year.

Tags: Remarketing, India, Ambulances

December 2015 - Global News

Chinese Commercial Vehicle Demand Soft

China’s heavy and medium truck and tractor markets remained soft in Q3 2015. Total sales declined more than 26 percent year over year and 30 percent quarter over quarter.

Tags: Economy, China, Commercial Vehicles

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