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April 19, 2018 - Executive Fleet News

Infiniti to Electrify Lineup by 2021

Photo of the Q Inspiration concept vehicle in Beijing courtesy of Infiniti.

Infiniti will offer electrified versions of all new vehicles by 2021 and hopes to have half of it global model sales be electric vehicles by 2025, the luxury unit announced.

Tags: Infiniti, China, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 18, 2018 - Global News

Global Fleet Conference Panel: Managing Global Mobility

Photo of the Rome skyline courtesy of Bert Kaufmann via Wikimedia Commons.

The 2018 Global Fleet Conference will feature a panel discussion on the topic of managing mobility on a global scale from executives of several international fleet management companies.

Tags: Global, Fleet Events, Global Fleet Conference, Bobit Business Media, Italy

April 17, 2018 - Global News

GM China March Sales Increase 2%

Photo of the XT5 luxury SUV courtesy of GM.

General Motors and its joint ventures in China delivered 352,346 vehicles in March, a 2% increase from the previous year.

Tags: Vehicle Sales, China, General Motors, Global

April 17, 2018 - Global News

EU Lacks Proper EV Recharging Infrastructure, Study Says

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association recommended that more investment be made for electric vehicle recharging infrastructure in the EU after a recent report found incentives for electric vehicle charging stations were found in fewer than half of the countries.

Tags: European Union, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EV Charging

April 17, 2018 - Global News

Renault Offers Lease Service for Zoe EV in Middle East

Photo of the Zoe courtesy of Renault.

Renault Middle East launched a lease plan for its electric Renault Zoe Long Range model, which can travel 186 miles on a single charge.

Tags: Renault, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, United Arab Emirates

April 17, 2018 - Global News

Toyota Launches Updated Hilux Models in Australia

Photo courtesy of Toyota Australia.

Toyota Australia has unveiled three new models for its Hilux light commercial nameplate in the region.

Tags: Toyota, Australia, Global

April 16, 2018 - Global News

Uganda Government Backs Electric Vehicle Project

The Uganda government will commercially produce an electric vehicle that has been in development by university students since 2011.

Tags: Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Uganda

April 16, 2018 - Global News

Nissan Brazil Produces 30K Vehicles for Export

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

In its first year of producing vehicles for export, the plant produced 10,000 unites, and in the following year saw a 200% increase.

Tags: Nissan, Brazil, Global, Assembly Plants

April 16, 2018 - Industry News

Gasoline Price Reaches Three-Year High

Photo of fuel station by Vince Taroc.

The nation's average gasoline price has reached a level not seen since summer of 2015 at $2.71 for a gallon of regular unleaded, according to AAA.

Tags: AAA, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

April 16, 2018 - Industry News

American Traffic Solutions Parent Acquires Toll Management Company

The corporate parent of toll management fleet services provider American Traffic Solutions (ATS) has acquired a Miami-based toll collection company and a European traffic fee company, according to a release.

Tags: American Traffic Solutions, Toll Management, Safety, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleet Services, United Kingdom

April 12, 2018 - Global News

Volvo Unveils All-Electric Truck for Europe

Volvo’s new FL Electric Truck will have a daily range of approximately 186 miles and will enter serial production in Europe next year. Photo: Volvo

Volvo has introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use in Europe, the FL Electric, designed for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications.

Tags: Volvo, Refuse Fleets, Electric Trucks, Last Mile Delivery, Global, Sweden

April 11, 2018 - Industry News

Calif. May Put Passengers in Autonomous Cars

Photo of a Uber self-driving car courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

California state regulators recently proposed a pilot program that would allow passengers to ride in driverless vehicles, even without a safety driver present.

Tags: California, State Legislation, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles

April 11, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Boosts Tech on 2019 Focus

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford's redesigned Focus will go on sale in North America in 2019 with a suite of new driver assist features, and will be available in Europe and China later this year.

Tags: Ford Focus, China, Ford, Global, Compact Cars, 2019-MY

April 5, 2018 - Global News

Chinese Joint Venture Announces Autonomous Truck Development Project

G7 founder and CEO Xuehun Zhai. Photo: G7

G7 Networks says its new joint venture with other Chinese firms will seek to develop autonomous-driven electric heavy-duty trucks that are highly efficient, safe and easy to manage.

Tags: China, Alternative Fuels, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Global

April 4, 2018 - Global News

Ford South Africa Warns of Fire Hazard for Certain Vehicles

Photo of the Ford Kuga courtesy of Ford.

Ford South Africa is warning customers of a potential fire hazard associated with certain Focus, Kuga, Transit Connect, and Tourneo Connect Vehicles.

Tags: Ford Focus, Ford, South Africa, Global, Ford Transit Connect

April 4, 2018 - Global News

Toyota Unveils Flexible Fuel Hybrid Vehicle for Brazil

Toyota's hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle prototype uses the Toyota Prius as a base model. Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota unveiled a prototype of what it’s calling a hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle (Hybrid FFV) for the Brazil market, which can be powered by gasoline and alternative fuel, such as ethanol, as well as Toyota’s hybrid system.

Tags: Toyota, Toyota Prius, Brazil, Global, Ethanol

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Many States Falling Short on Distracted Driving Laws

Photo via Intel Free Press/Flickr.

Some 20 states still lack texting while driving bans for all drivers or total cellphone bans for teens and novice drivers, according to the National Safety Council (NSC).

Tags: Distracted Driving, National Safety Council, Safety, Teen Drivers, State Laws

April 4, 2018 - Global News

Ford Tests Connected Vehicle Network in China

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford conducted connected-car technology trials in China for the advancement of vehicle connectivity networks, improvement of automated driving systems, and the betterment of traffic efficiency.

Tags: China, Ford, Global, Connected Vehicles

April 4, 2018 - Global News

GM Shifts Leadership Roles in Canada, Middle East

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General Motors has named John Roth president and managing director of GM Africa and Middle East operations following the retirement of Mario Spangenberg, who currently holds the position.

Tags: Canada, General Motors, Dubai, Global

April 3, 2018 - Global News

EU Implements Emergency Response Technology for New Vehicles

Photo courtesy of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association

New vehicles produced for the European Union are now equipped with a system that dials emergency services in the event of a serious traffic accident, reducing response time for those services.

Tags: Italy, Sweden, Global, Emergency Response, Safety

April 2, 2018 - Industry News

Last Chance to Submit Your Top Fleet

The 2017 edition of AF's Fleet 500 annual magazine featured the top 300 commercial fleets.

There is one week remaining for fleets to enter as one of Automotive Fleet’s top commercial fleets in the U.S. for 2018.

Tags: Fleet 500, Automotive Fleet

April 2, 2018 - Global News

Global Fleet Conference Early-Bird Pricing Ends April 9

Photo of the Rome skyline courtesy of Bert Kaufmann via Wikimedia Commons.

Early bird registration for the 2018 Global Fleet Conference in Rome, Italy ends next week, Monday, April 9.

Tags: Global, Fleet Events, Global Fleet Conference, Bobit Business Media, Italy

March 30, 2018 - Global News

Waste Management New Zealand Opens EV Conversion Workshop

Photo courtesy of Waste Management NZ.

Waste Management NZ opened a workshop in New Zealand that plans to convert 20 of its diesel trucks into electric vehicles in the next two years.

Tags: Waste Management, New Zealand, Global

March 28, 2018 - Industry News

Workhorse Deploys Fleet of Electric Vans in San Francisco

Photo courtesy of Workhorse Group Inc.

Workhorse Group Inc. is deploying a fleet of battery-electric cargo vans in the San Francisco Bay area for last-mile delivery and commercial work fleets.

Tags: San Francisco, Workhorse, Last Mile Delivery, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 28, 2018 - Industry News

Uber Ends Autonomous Car Testing in California

Photo of Uber's autonomous XC90 courtesy of Volvo.

Uber will not renew its current permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, which ends testing in the state for the foreseeable future, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

Tags: Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety, Fully Autonomous, California, Vehicle Testing

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