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September 2017 - Global News

Global Fleet Conference Heads to Rome

The 2018 Global Fleet Conference will be held in Rome next May 28 to 30, marking the first time the conference will be held in Italy.

Tags: Automotive Fleet, Fleet Europe, Global, Nexus Communication, Global Fleet Conference

September 2017 - Global News

Uber to Require EV, Hybrid Vehicles in London by 2020

Uber will ban its drivers in London from using vehicles that are not hybrid or fully electric by 2020 in an effort to curb illegal levels of pollution in the city.

Tags: United Kingdom, Emissions Reduction, London, Global, Uber

September 2017 - Global News

Arval Offers Online Maintenance Management

Arval is expanding its vehicle servicing and repair offerings for fleets in the U.K. via a new partnership with ClickMechanic.

Tags: United Kingdom, Global, Arval

September 2017 - Global News

Fleet Europe Hosting 2017 Summit in Portugal

Fleet Europe is hosting the 2017 Fleet Europe Summit in Estoril, Portugal, which this year will focus on automotive industry innovators and disruptors and how they will impact the future of fleet in Europe.

Tags: Fleet Europe, Portugal, Fleet Europe Awards, Global

September 2017 - Press Release

Rewire Security Launches GPSLive Fleet

Rewire Security has released its fleet management software GPSLive Fleet that enables businesses to manage fleets of five to 5,000 vehicles on a cloud-based digital platform using a desktop or mobile device, the company announced.

Tags: GPS, Vehicle Tracking, United Kingdom, Global

September 2017 - Global News

Thyssenkrupp's Global Fleet Manager Joins Jaguar Land Rover

Chung-Uh Alex Han was previously employed as the strategic buyer fleet for Thyssenkrupp AG based in Essen, Germany.

Tags: Germany, Global, Jaguar Land Rover, New Hire

September 2017 - Global News

LeasePlan Mulls IPO After Strong First Half of 2017

LeasePlan is considering taking the company public after profits for the fleet management company in the first half of 2017 rose by approximately 18%.

Tags: Equity Markets, LeasePlan, Fleet Management Companies, Global

September 2017 - Global News

Barclays' Fleet Manager Joins Automotive Consulting Company

Caroline Sandall was appointed director at ESE UK Consulting in the UK. ESE Consulting is a comprehensive automotive consultancy service offering support with commercial strategy and sales management, including managing fleet policy.

Tags: United Kingdom, Consultants, New Hire

September 2017 - Industry News

DriveNow Carsharing to Launch in Lisbon

On Sept. 12, DriveNow’s carsharing service will be available in Lisbon, Portugal. Customers who join DriveNow by that date will have free registration and a 20-minute driving offer.

Tags: Carsharing, International Rentals, DriveNow, Portugal, Global

August 2017 - Industry News

Marijuana-Linked Road Deaths Up in Colorado

In 2016, Colorado drivers in fatal crashes tested positive for marijuana 20% of the time. The state voted to legalize recreational use of the drug in late 2012.  

Tags: Drug Testing, State Laws, Impaired Driving, Road Deaths, Marijuana, Safety

August 2017 - Industry News

DHL Adds Electric Ford Transit Vans in Germany

Ford and Deutsche Post Group subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH have presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery vans, the StreetScooter Work XL.

Tags: Cargo Vans, DHL, Germany, Ford Transit, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 2017 - Global News

GM to Launch Traverse in Russia

General Motors will sell the Chevrolet Traverse mid-size SUV in Russia by the end of 2017, as the automaker looks to capitalize on Russian interest for utility vehicles.

Tags: Russia, Chevrolet Traverse

August 2017 - Global News

LeasePlan NV Shifts Chief Legal Officer to New Role

Daniëlle Pos has resigned from her position as Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and will now focus on assisting and advising LeasePlan with various tasks related to the legal and compliance functions.

Tags: Netherlands, Global, LeasePlan, Resignations

August 2017 - Global News

PSA Group Finalizes Acquisition of GM's European Operations

PSA Group completed its acquisition of General Motors' Opel and Vauxhall brands on Tuesday, as it becomes Europe's second-largest automaker, the company has announced.

Tags: Vauxhall, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions, Opel, PSA Group

July 2017 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Starts Production of Electric Truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus has announced the start of small-scale series production of its electric medium-duty truck, the Fuso eCanter.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Vehicle Production, Electric Vehicles, eCanter

July 2017 - Global News

eDriving Offers Safety Training Course in UK

eDriving has unveiled a comprehensive, two-hour training course designed to educate, train, and motivate new and experienced drivers to adopt safer behaviors behind the wheel in the U.K. fleet market.

Tags: Driver Training, United Kingdom, Global, Safety

July 2017 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Names Dublin's National Fleet Sales Manager

Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles division in Dublin has appointed Jason Mulcahy to the new position of national fleet sales manager.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Ireland, Global, New Hire

July 2017 - Global News

France Ending Sales of Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2040

France will halt sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040 so it can meet its targets under the Paris climate agreement, its newly elected president has announced.

Tags: France, Donald Trump, Diesel Engines, Emissions Reduction

July 2017 - Global News

PSA Group Wins EU Approval of Opel, Vauxhall Acquisition

PSA Group has received regulatory approval from the Europen Union for its acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall from General Motors.

Tags: Vauxhall, Global, Opel, PSA Group, Mergers & Acquisitions

June 2017 - Global News

PSA Group Targets 2020 for Fully Autonomous Cars

PSA Group will reveal its first semi-autonomous car this year, and plans to develop Level 3 autonomous vehicles after 2020.

Tags: Global, Autonomous Vehicles, PSA Group

June 2017 - Global News

VVCR Europe BV Changes Name to DriveTech International

Europe-based provider of global driver safety management, VVCR Europe BV, has changed its name to DriveTech International in an aim to trade worldwide under the same banner of its mother company, DriveTech,.

Tags: Global, Safety, Drivers

June 2017 - Global News

Philips Names Netherlands Global Commodity Manager

Pim De Weerd was named global commodity manager mobility for Philips in Eindhoven, Netherlands. He assumed this position in January 2017.

Tags: Global, Promotions, Netherlands

June 2017 - Global News

GM Opel CEO Resigns Ahead of PSA Group Purchase

Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann will be replaced by former Opel CFO Michael Lohscheller.

Tags: General Motors, Opel, PSA Group

June 2017 - Feature

Interview: LeasePlan Corp.'s CEO Tex Gunning

The following is a Q&A between Fleet Europe and LeasePlan Corp. CEO Tex Gunning, which was published in Fleet Europe on June 1, 2017.

Tags: Fleet Europe, Global, LeasePlan, Fleet Management Companies, Malaysia, C-Suite

June 2017 - Global News

Mitsubishi Delivers 635 Outlanders to Ukranian Police

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has delivered 635 Outlander PHEV vehicles to the National Police of Ukraine that will be used as police vehicles with the intention of also helping to reduce CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Outlander, Ukraine, Global

June 2017 - Global News

Report: Autonomous Trucks Could Kill Millions of Jobs by 2030

A new report out of Europe is projecting that 50-70% of truck driving jobs could become redundant by 2030 as a result of self-driving truck technology.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Europe, Autonomous Vehicles

May 2017 - Global News

Mercedes-Benz Offers German Delivery Fleets Carsharing Solution

Mercedes-Benz Van Sales Germany will be offering delivery companies fleet-related services at an Amazon distribution center in Germany. This includes offering a range of Mercedes-Benz vans that drivers may utilize in the event of a vehicle breakdown or to cover order peaks.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Germany, Global

May 2017 - Global News

London Fleets to Test Ford PHEVs

Five fleets are participating in Ford’s Transit plug-in hybrid van London Trial, which is designed to explore how lower-emission plug-in hybrid electric vans could support cleaner air targets, including Metropolitan Police Service and a transportation system in London.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Ford Transit, London, Global

April 2017 - Global News

Opel Expands SUV Lineup with Grandland X

Opel has revealed the Opel Grandland X crossover SUV, the third member of the automakers Opel X family line of SUVs which look to capitalize on the increasing popularity of SUVs.

Tags: Global, Compact SUVs, Opel

April 2017 - Industry News

Enterprise Acquires German-Based CARO Autovermietung

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Germany has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire CARO Autovermietung GmbH. The combined business will have more than 200 locations and a fleet of appoximately 17,000 vehicles.

Tags: Enterprise Rent-A-Car, International Rentals, Enterprise Holdings, Germany, Mergers & Acquisitions

April 2017 - Global News

Kelley Blue Book Expands Services to Portugal

Kelley Blue Book has expanded its services to the Portugal automotive market and has launched a new website to support the expansion.

Tags: Kelley Blue Book, Portugal, Global

March 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Jaguar Begins Testing I-Pace in London

Jaguar has begun testing its I-Pace battery-electric luxury crossover on the streets of London and plans to introduce the vehicle in 2018, according to the company.

Tags: Jaguar, Luxury SUVs, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 2017 - Global News

LeasePlan and Uber Enter Into Pan-European Partnership

LeasePlan and Uber will expand their current cooperation in Portugal, France, and the Netherlands to a pan-European level. Uber is active in over 100 cities in Europe and has selected LeasePlan as a provider of lease vehicles to Uber drivers.

Tags: Fleet Management Companies, Global, LeasePlan, Uber, Ride Hailing

March 2017 - Global News

FCA UK Fleet Hires Fleet Support Agency To Assist Operations

FCA Fleet and Business in the UK has appointed fleet support agency ROI to support its operations. The move is part of a major investment to further develop, expand, and enhance FCA’s corporate sales offering, which represents Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth, Jeep and Alfa Romeo.

Tags: Outsourcing, Global, FCA, United Kingdom

March 2017 - Global News

European Car Rental Company Receives 2,100 Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vans Sales Germany delivered the first batch of a total of more than 2,100 vans – scheduled for delivery in the 2017 fiscal year – to Europcar, Europe’s largest vehicle rental provider.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Germany, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Global, Full-Size Vans

March 2017 - Global News

Most Popular European Automotive Colors: White for Small Cars; Gray for SUVs

White is still the most popular car color in Europe, with a share of 29 percent, the most popular exterior color for SUVs in Europe is gray.

Tags: Vehicle Color, Global

March 2017 - Global News

AkzoNobel Commits to Carbon-Neutral Fleet by 2050

AkzoNobel has committed to accelerating its sustainability agenda by announcing a new ambition to use 100% renewable energy and become carbon neutral by 2050.

Tags: Sustainability, Alternative Fuels, Global

March 2017 - Global News

French Probe FCA Diesel Emissions Tests

The French investigation into FCA diesel emissions testing procedures opened on March 15, 2017. Following Volkswagen's admission in 2015 of cheating on U.S. diesel emission tests, several European countries launched their own tests on vehicle emissions.

Tags: Regulations, Diesel Emissions, France, FCA, FCA Diesel Scandal

March 2017 - Global News

ALD Automotive Names Deputy CEO

ALD Automotive announced on the appointment of Gilles Bellemere as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, effective March 15. Gilles Bellemere replaces Pascal Serres, who joins Societe Generale.

Tags: ALD Automotive, Fleet Management Companies, Global

March 2017 - Global News

Volvo and TomTom Partner on Autonomous Driving Program

The Volvo Drive Me program is a research project into autonomous driving where real drivers will integrate autonomous driving into their daily lives on public roads.

Tags: Volvo, TomTom, Global, Autonomous Vehicles

March 2017 - Global News

PSA Group's Free2Move Lease Now Fourth Largest Lessor in France

Business owners can use Free2Move Lease to enhance their employees' mobility experience through a wide portfolio of services related to leasing, fleet management, as well as new services such as a connected fleet management service called Free2Move Connect Fleet.

Tags: Global, PSA Group, Full-Service Leasing

March 2017 - Global News

PSA Group to Acquire GM's European Operations

PSA Group has reached an agreement with General Motors to purchase GM’s European operations — which include the Opel and Vauxhall brands, as well as GM Financial’s European operations — for 2.2 billion euros.

Tags: Acquisition, General Motors, Opel, Vauxhall, PSA Group

February 2017 - Global News

France Give PSA Group Approval to Test Autonomous Vehicles

PSA Group has obtained authorization from the French government to carry out autonomous mode experimentations with “non-experts” drivers on roads in France, according to the vehicle manufacturer.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, PSA Group, Global

February 2017 - Global News

Arval Leased Over 1 Million Vehicles in 2016

Arval's global fleet of leased vehicles went over the one million mark at the end of 2016, and managed to surpass the company's initial target of 6% growth, achieving 8.4%.

Tags: Global, Arval, Leasing, Fleet Europe, GE Capital Fleet Services

February 2017 - Editors Corner

Blog: Car Leases Transforming the European Business Model

2016 was another exciting year for fleet management and lease companies in Europe – with acquisitions and consolidations, global partnerships and new CEOs. New visions, new strategies: the time was ripe to transform the business model. Mobility management is here to stay.

Tags: Fleet Leasing, Fleet Management Companies, Global

February 2017 - Global News

Société Générale to Float ALD Automotive on Stock Market

French finance and banking institution Société Générale has announced that it intends to float its international car leasing and fleet management company ALD Automotive on the French stock market. The stock market introduction is expected to happen during the course of this year, and would involve a limited portion of the company.

Tags: Global, ALD Automotive, Equity Markets, France

February 2017 - Global News

First German Fleet Sues VW Over Diesel Emission Scandal

Fish distributor Deutsche See is suing Volkswagen for misrepresenting fleet vehicles it leased as environmentally friendly. It is the first major German fleet customer to sue VW over the diesel-testing scandal. Deutsche See leases approximately 500 vehicles from Volkswagen.

Tags: Volkswagen, Diesel Emissions, Global, VW Diesel Scandal

February 2017 - Global News

Weak Global Markets Depress Daimler Truck Sales in 2016

Daimler Trucks experienced sharply decreased unit sales in the NAFTA region, Turkey, the Middle East, Latin America and Indonesia due to cyclical and/or weak market conditions. Mercedes-Benz Vans achieved a record sales year in 2016.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Daimler, Global

February 2017 - Global News

Renault-Nissan Alliance Leads in Commercial EV Sales

The Renault-Nissan Alliance, with Mitsubishi Motors, cumulatively sold 424,797 electric vehicles through 2016, making it the sales leader in zero-emission mobility. In addition to offering the top-selling retail EV, the Renault-Nissan Alliance also was the leader in commercial EV sales.

Tags: Renault-Nissan Alliance, Nissan Leaf, Alternative Fuels, Electric Vehicles, Global

February 2017 - Global News

European Utility to Electrify Entire 3,500 Vehicle Fleet

Vattenfall announced it is switching its entire light-duty fleet to battery-electric vehicles. The utility, which serves parts of Sweden, the Netherlands, and Germany, will replace 3,500 vehicles over a five-year period.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Sweden, Global

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