January 2018 - Global News
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
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
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.
Tags: Vehicle Registration, France, Spain, Germany, Global
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
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
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, Telematics, Sweden, 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: Drug Testing, State Laws, Impaired Driving, Road Deaths, Marijuana, Safety
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann will be replaced by former Opel CFO Michael Lohscheller.
Tags: General Motors, Opel, PSA Group
June 2017 - Feature
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
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
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 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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