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January 2018 - Global News

Italian Natural Gas Distributor Replaces Fleet with Methane-Powered FCA Vehicles

The fleet conversion is part of the Italgas 2017-2023 Industrial Plan to reduce emissions and improve air quality in the company's areas of operation.

Tags: Italy, Methane, FCA, Global

January 2018 - Feature

ARI Pushes for Open-End Leases in Europe

Technological advancements, as well as regulatory changes, may change the criteria of how fleets in Europe will decide between a closed-end or open-end model.

Tags: Leasing, ARI, Europe

January 2018 - Global News

Land Rover Launches Commercial Discovery in the U.K.

Land Rover has launched a commercial version of the Land Rover Discovery in the U.K., which offers the same foundation of the Discovery but eliminates second and third row seating in favor of roughly 65.5 cubic-feet of cargo space.

Tags: Land Rover, United Kingdom, Global

January 2018 - Global News

Jardine Motors Signs Three-Year Deal with British Car Auctions

United Kingdom-based Jardine Motors has signed a three-year deal with British Car Auctions (BCA) to remarket roughly 20,000 vehicles a year.

Tags: Dealership, Auctions, United Kingdom, Remarketing

January 2018 - Global News

Former L'Oréal Purchasing Manager Co-Created New Company

Romain Trebuil co-founded a new company called Yoss, which is an HR solution that monitors and matches independent contractors and companies.

Tags: Global, L'Oreal, France, Human Resources

December 2017 - Global News

European Fleets to Test Electric Volkswagen Crafter Van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered battery-electric versions of its Crafter cargo van to an international group of major customers for testing before it is released in September 2018.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Volkswagen, Germany, Global

December 2017 - Global News

EU Commercial Vehicle Registration Up 3.9%

Commercial vehicle registration in the European Union showed a 3.9% improvement year-to-date in November 2017 compared to last year.

Tags: Vehicle Registration, France, Spain, Germany, Global

December 2017 - Global News

Belgian Postal Service Names Head of Sourcing

Benny Gers was named head of sourcing for the Belgian Post Group in Brussels, Belgium. He assumed this position in November 2017.

Tags: Global, Belgium, New Hire

December 2017 - Global News

Daimler Names GM of Connected Commercial Vehicle Unit

Daimler has named Volker Hansen as the new general manager for Fleetboard GmbH where he will act as the head of digital solutions and services for commercial vehicles.

Tags: Germany, Daimler, Global, Connected Car

December 2017 - Global News

EU Commercial Vehicle Registration Up 4%

Commercial vehicle registration in the European Union showed a 4% improvement year-to-date compared to what was reported last year, and was bolstered by an increase in van registration.

Tags: Vehicle Registration, France, Spain, Germany, Global

December 2017 - Global News

European Customers Now Running Fuso eCanter Electric Trucks

Daimler Trucks has begun delivering its Fuso eCanter, which it calls the first all-electric truck in regular production, to fleet customers in Europe, the company announced.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler, Electric Trucks, Class 4, Cabovers, Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter, Germany, Global

December 2017 - Global News

Fleet Europe Presents Industry Awards for 2017

Fleet Europe honored several fleet managers and stakeholders for outstanding achievements in various categories of fleet management at the 2017 Fleet Europe Summit

Tags: Spain, Awards, Fleet Europe, Global

December 2017 - Global News

Goodyear Acquires European Tire Inspection Company

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. completed its acquisition of Ventech Systems GmbH in Europe to support its fleet services in the country and other locations globally.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Europe, Global

November 2017 - Global News

Ford Invests $870M in Spain for Kuga Production

Ford is investing more than $870 million to build the next-generation Kuga mid-size SUV in Valencia, Spain.

Tags: Ford, Spain, Global, Mid-Size SUVs

November 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

November 2017 - Global News

Commercial Fleets to Lead Hydrogen Adoption

Hydrogen as an energy source can benefit a variety of functions of the global economy, including fleet operations, according to a new study from the Hydrogen Council.

Tags: Global, Hydrogen Fuel, TCO, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

November 2017 - Global News

Swedish Telematics Startup Automile Raises $34M

Automile has developed a vehicle tracker that allows customers to collect data on mileage, trips, and routes.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Vehicle Tracking, Investment, Telematics, Sweden, Startups

November 2017 - Global News

Automakers Opening 400 EV Charge Stations in Europe by 2020

A joint venture between BMW AG, Daimler AG, Ford, and Volkswagen looks to develop high-power charging networks for electric vehicles across Europe.

Tags: Audi, Porsche, BMW, Volkswagen, Ford, Germany, Joint Venture, Daimler, EV Charging Stations

October 2017 - Global News

Geotab Analyzes Commercial Accidents in Spain

Geotab telematics data from Spain shows that 62% of accidents were caused by speeding. The cost of annual traffic accidents has reached 177 million euros and 2 million lost working days in that country.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Spain, Accidents

October 2017 - Global News

LeasePlan Corp. N.V. Launches Mobility Campaign

LeasePlan Corp. N.V. has launched a mobility campaign called "What’s next?" that spans 32 countries, and highlights the fleet management company's commitment to mobility management.

Tags: Global, LeasePlan, Mobility, Fleet Management Companies

October 2017 - Global News

VW to Electrify Commercial Trucks in Europe

Volkswagen has developed a battery-electric powered distribution truck and is working on additional electric solutions for medium- and heavy-duty distribution transport for the European market.

Tags: Volkswagen, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Germany, Navistar, Alternative Fuels

October 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

October 2017 - Global News

Gasoline Sales Eclipse Diesels in Europe

Gasoline-powered cars have become the most sold car type in the European Union, overtaking diesel in the first half for the first time since 2009.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, European Union, Global, Fuel

September 2017 - Industry News

Nokia Names Global Category Manager

Jarno Pajunen is responsible for global travel and fleet responsibilities, which include reporting, sustainability, mobility strategy, OEM negotiations, and company car policies.

Tags: Global Travel, New Hire, Global, Finland

September 2017 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Vans Tests Drone-Delivery Program

The Matternet M2 drones used in the pilot can carry packages of up to 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) over distances of up to 20 kilometers (12.4 miles).

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Utility Fleets, Switzerland, Delivery Fleets, Drones

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 - 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

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