March 2018 - Global News
Professional training in the fields of fleet management and enterprise mobility for the those based in Poland was held at Kozminski University (Akademia Leona Kozminskiego) in Warsaw, Poland.
Tags: Poland, Global, Management Training Program
New registrations for passenger cars totaled at 1,125,397, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).
Tags: Vehicle Registration, France, Spain, Germany, Global
Daimler Trucks handed over the first all-electric Fuso eCanter trucks to three fleets in Great Britain. This now brings the electric light-duty truck to a further major market following the market launches in New York, Tokyo, and Berlin.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Electric Trucks, eCanter, Great Britain, Global
Dana Inc. has signed an agreement to merge with the Driveline division of UK-based automotive system supplier GKN plc to create Dana plc, a global provider of driveline systems, in a move that will position it for the vehicle electrification market.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Drivelines, Dana Incorporated, Global, United Kingdom
Salvage auction specialist Copart has acquired Autovahinkokeskus Oy, a salvage auto auction company based in Finland, the company announced.
Tags: Copart, Salvage Vehicles, Online Auctions, Finland, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions
March 2018 - Industry News
Car rental, RideHailing, leasing, fleet management, and innovative mobility products, are to be bundled and distributed to corporate customers under unified management.
Tags: Consolidation, Sixt
Sofico has established new subsidiary Sofico Services Germany GmbH to better serve its customers in the country with its services in auto financing, leasing, and fleet software.
Tags: Software, Germany, Sofico, Global
Karin Meersman was named European fleet manager for Stanley Black & Decker. She assumed the position in January.
Tags: Johnson Controls, Global, New Hire
February 2018 - Global News
The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig, Germany, said Stuttgart and Düsseldorf could ban older, more pollutant diesel cars in a ruling that would allow the cities authority to implement limited bans that would prevent some cars from driving into the city center.
Tags: Diesel Emissions, Germany, Global
February 2018 - Feature
The XC40 is Volvo’s first small SUV. It is built on a new modular frame that will underpin all future 40 Series models, including fully electric vehicles. The XC40 offers three powertrains, including a three-cylinder engine, a first for Volvo Cars.
Tags: Volvo, Volvo XC40, Luxury SUVs, Global, 2018-MY, Subscription
Through the partnership, purchases of IVECO vehicles — which run on compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, bio-methane, and electricity — will be granted preferential financing conditions by BNP Paribas.
Tags: Iveco, Global, BNP Paribas, Alternative Fuels, Financing
A study released by Perceptum found that offering carsharing services in major Romanian cities would maximize the efficiency of cars and improve urban mobility.
Tags: Carsharing, Romania, Perceptum
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: Fleet Europe, Global, Nexus Communication, Global Fleet Conference, Automotive Fleet
February 2018 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz unveiled its third-generation Sprinter today in Duisburg, Germany, at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers, as a versatile full-size van with a factory telematics service that will arrive in the U.S. later this year.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, Telematics, Global
The new Mercedes Benz A-Class will feature an all-new multimedia system that includes voice recognition technology with artificial intelligence learning capabilities and semi-autonomous driving capabilities, and will be available in European markets.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Semi-Autonomous
Fleet Complete has acquired a telematics provider with prominence in the Nordic and Baltic regions, expanding the company’s presence in Europe, which currently includes the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Austria, and Germany.
Tags: Denmark, Mergers & Acquisitions, Norway, Fleet Complete, Finland
January 2018 - Global News
Verizon Communications has acquired a Spain-based provider of commercial fleet management solutions as a means to expand its operations in southern Europe.
Tags: Spain, Mergers & Acquisitions, Verizon
Ewals Cargo Care recently implemented Chevin Fleet Solution’s FleetWave in its fleet to centralize processes and integrate a burgeoning quantity of fleet data, according to Fleet Europe.
Tags: Global, The Netherlands, Chevin FleetWave, Chevin
January 2018 - Feature
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
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
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
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
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
December 2017 - Global News
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
Commercial vehicle registration in the European Union showed a 3.9% improvement year-to-date in November 2017 compared to last year.
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
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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
Automile has developed a vehicle tracker that allows customers to collect data on mileage, trips, and routes.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Vehicle Tracking, Investment, Sweden, Telematics, Startups
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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: Impaired Driving, Road Deaths, Marijuana, Safety, Drug Testing, State Laws
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