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October 19, 2017 - Global News

PSA Group Creates Used Car Peer-to-Peer Marketplace

Screenshot from company video.

PSA Group has created Carventura.com, a peer-to-peer used car marketplace, as a way to bolster its presence in the peer-to-peer marketplace in France, according to a company announcement.

Tags: Used Vehicles, Global, France

October 19, 2017 - Global News

Foton, Cummins Cooperating on China Super Truck Program

Photo: Foton Motor

China’s Foton Motor and Cummins have signed a memorandum of cooperation around the launch of the second stage of the China Super Truck program.

Tags: Global, China, Cummins, Foton Motor

October 17, 2017 - Global News

GM China September Sales Increase 6%

The Baojun 510 courtesy of General Motors.

GM’s sales in China rose 6.6% to 366,305 units in September compared to the same time in 2016, and were driven by strong SUV sales for its Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and Baojun brands.

Tags: China, General Motors, Global

October 17, 2017 - Global News

Volvo's Performance Brand Launches Plug-in Hybrid

Image of the Polestar 1 concept courtesy of the Volvo.

Volvo’s Polestar performance unit unveiled its first production unit in Shangai, an electric-hybrid vehicle that offers 600 hp

Tags: Volvo, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, China, Global

October 17, 2017 - Global News

FCA Pulls Dodge, Chrysler Models From South Africa

Photo of the 2017 Dodge Journey courtesy of Dodge.

FCA South Africa will no longer sell Dodge and Chrysler vehicles in South Africa due to the lack of right-hand-drive support for the nameplates.

Tags: Dodge, Chrysler, South Africa, Global, FCA

October 17, 2017 - Industry News

Element's 2017 Roundtable Highlights Fleet Trends

Photo of Kristi Webb, Element's president and CEO, courtesy of Element.

Hundreds of fleet company executives, supplier partners, automotive manufacturers and Element experts gathered at the 2017 Element Fleet Roundtable in Maryland last week.

Tags: Fleet Management Companies, Element Fleet Management, Fleet Events, Technology

October 16, 2017 - Industry News

Manheim Puerto Rico Hosts First Post-Hurricane Sale

Photo courtesy of Manheim.

Manheim Puerto Rico hosted its first post-hurricane sale on Oct. 12 — 200 vehicles were offered for sale, the auction announced. Of those, 70 sold and an additional 30 vehicles are pending sale.

Tags: Remarketing, Manheim, Puerto Rico, Hurricanes, Hurricane Maria

October 16, 2017 - Global News

Toyota Australia Closes Melbourne Factory

Photo: Toyota Australia

The Melbourne factory's closure leaves 2,700 Toyota workers unemployed. The closing of Toyota's Altona plant has dropped Toyota's staff from 4,000 to 1,300 people in Australia, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Tags: Toyota, Australia, Ford, General Motors

October 16, 2017 - Global News

LeasePlan Corp. N.V. Launches Mobility Campaign

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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 13, 2017 - Global News

Renault India Discontinues Four Models Due to Low Sales

The Renault Koleos, one of four models being discontinued by the French auto manufacturer. Photo via Wikimeida Commons/Navigator84

Renault India only has three vehicles in its lineup, the Kwid, Duster, and Lodgy. The group plans on releasing the Captur later this month.

Tags: India, Renault, Global, Discontinued Vehicles

October 13, 2017 - Global News

Uber Adds 50 Tesla Vehicles to Dubai Fleet

Photo: Tesla

The addition of 50 Tesla cars to Uber's fleet is part of a partnership with the Dubai Taxi Corporation, which plans to bolster its own fleet with 200 Tesla model this year.

Tags: Tesla, Dubai, UAE, Uber

October 13, 2017 - Global News

Daimler Invests 600M Euro in Brazil

Photo: Daimler

Mercedes-Benz do Brasil will focus its investments in modernizing its products, digital services, and into production plants in São Bernardo do Campo and Juiz de Fora.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Brazil, Daimler

October 11, 2017 - Global News

VW to Electrify Commercial Trucks in Europe

Volkswagen Truck & Bus revealed the e-Delivery truck and announced additional green initiatives at Innovation Day in Hamburg, Germany. Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

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 10, 2017 - Global News

RMS Automotive Enhances PSA Group's Dealer Portal

RMS Automotive has enhanced its MOVE dealer web portal for French manufacturer PSA Group's vehicles. PSA Group uses the upstream remarketing platform in 22 countries to for Peugeot, Citroen and DS Automobiles brands.

Tags: RMS Automotive, Upstream Remarketing, Global, PSA Group

October 7, 2017 - Global News

Global Fleet Conference Heads to Rome

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

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

October 7, 2017 - Global News

Fleet Europe Hosting 2017 Summit in Portugal

Graphic courtesy of Fleet Europe.

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 6, 2017 - Industry News

Dan Frank Named Chief Executive of Wheels

Dan Frank

Dan Frank has been named the chief executive officer of Wheels, Inc., as his father Jim Frank transitions from that role to executive chairman of the board, the fleet management company announced.

Tags: Fleet Management Companies, Wheels, Inc., C-Suite

October 4, 2017 - Global News

GM Folds South America Into New International Unit

Engle

General Motors is combining the leadership of its international and South America regions, and has tapped Barry Engle to be president of the integration.

Tags: General Motors, Global, Promotions, Brazil

October 3, 2017 - Global News

Ford to Focus on Trucks, EVs, Connectivity

Photo of CEO Jim Hackett courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co.'s new leader wants to shift investment into trucks and electrified vehicles and reduce costs and investment in sedans and internal combustion engines, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett said Tuesday.

Tags: Ford, Automotive Executives, C-Suite, Battery-Electric Vehicles

October 3, 2017 - Global News

VW to Produce Vehicles in Rwanda

The Rwanda flag courtesy of Wikimedia commons.

Volkswagen will set up a manufacturing plant in Rwanda, which will look to produce 1,000 cars annually.

Tags: Volkswagen, Vehicle Production, Global, East Africa

October 3, 2017 - Global News

Gasoline Sales Eclipse Diesels in Europe

Photo courtesy of the ACEA.

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

October 2, 2017 - Global News

Toyota Invests $316M in Yaris Production in Brazil

Photo of the 2018-model year Yaris courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota is investing $316 million toward a Yaris Production line in Brazil in an effort to take advantage of the emerging compact-car market in the country.

Tags: Toyota, Yaris, Global, Subcompact Cars

October 2, 2017 - Global News

Unilever to Electrify Entire Fleet by 2030

A Tesla fleet vehicle for Ben and Jerry's, which is a Unilever brand. Photo courtesy of Unilever.

Unilever has committed to converting its entire fleet to be battery-electric or hybrid-electric by 2030, which is part of the organizations commitment to encouraging commitments on electric transport.

Tags: Unilever, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

October 2, 2017 - Global News

India to Procure 10K EVs from Tata

Photo of Mumbai Sklyine courtesy of Deepak Gupta/Wikimedia Commons.

Tata Motors will supply 10,000 battery-electric vehicles to a government-run energy-services join venture in India as the country continues efforts to reduce emissions and curb fuel imports.

Tags: Tata Motors, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 29, 2017 - Industry News

Renault Introducing Two EVs for Australian Fleets

Photo of the ZOE courtesy of Renault.

Renault Australia will import two pure electric models to the country which will be sold directly to business and governmental organizations.

Tags: Renault, Australia, Global

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