December 5, 2013 - Industry News
The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric-powered production vehicle will receive an expanded standard equipment package and see a price reduction of $6,130 over the 2012 model.
Tags: Mitsubishi, Pricing, Battery Electric Vehicles
Here is some advice from the Federal Highway Administration Safety Program, along with an instructional video from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Tags: Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, Work Zones
General Motors has announced that, beginning in 2016, it will compete in Europe’s volume markets under its Opel and Vauxhall brands.
Tags: Russia, Europe, Vauxhall, GM, Opel
Ford Motor Co.'s redesigned Mustang for 2015 includes three engines, including a more powerful V-8 and the first four-cylinder engine since the Mustang's 1993 model year.
Tags: Ford Mustang, Car Rental, Ford, Sports Cars
December 4, 2013 - Press Release
Five recently hired business development executives increase ROUSH CleanTech’s staff to 80, up from six in 2010.
Tags: ROUSH CleanTech, Propane Autogas, Automotive Executives
December 4, 2013 - Global News
Banco Volkswagen do Brasil’s is offering a new Operational Leasing and Fleet Management (OLFM) product to the Brazilian market.
Volvo Trucks has launched a new Middle East Facebook page.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Facebook, Middle East
To prevent unintentional lane departure, the technology uses data generated by a video camera sensor along with electrically powered steering to apply a short counter-steer torque.
Tags: Active Safety Systems, TRW Automotive, Lane Keeping System
UK vehicle leasing firm Leasedrive is set to be acquired by Hg Capital for £120 million.
Tags: UK, Acquisition, Leasedrive, Hg Capital
Eicher Motors has unveiled 11 new trucks and buses. The Pro Series, as the new range will be called, comprises products in the five to 49 ton space.
Tags: Volvo, India, Eicher Motors
Avis Rent a Car Southern Africa has introduced a new range of vehicles to its fleet with the addition of the Mercedes-Benz E250 CDI sedan and E250 convertible, and the Ford ST3.
Tags: South Africa, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz E250, Ford ST3, Avis, Car Rental
The Saab automobile story has gotten a second chapter thanks to National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) AB. The company has started production of the Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan, which will initially be available for sale in China.
Tags: Nevs, Saab, China, Battery Electric Vehicles, Sweden
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class was declared the 2014 China Car of the Year.
Tags: Car of the Year, Porsche, China, Ford, Mercedes-Benz S-Class
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
Wheels, Inc. has appointed Sandra Wilson as the company's chief operating officer overseeing the fleet management company's North American operations.
Tags: New Hire, Wheels Inc., Fleet Management Companies, Fleet Executives
Electric vehicle prices fell 15% in November, while new vehicles arriving to market helped General Motors, Toyota, Jeep, and others enjoy a strong month of sales, Kelley Blue Book reported.
Tags: Kelley Blue Book, Retail Sales, Battery Electric Vehicles, Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Corolla
The California Energy Commission is seeking proposals to spend $100 million starting in 2015 to build out fueling stations and other infrastructure to support hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.
Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Hydrogen Fueling Stations, Grant Funding, California Energy Commission, Medium-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Heavy-Duty Trucks, California
December 3, 2013 - Press Release
OMERS Private Equity purchases the Dallas-based collision repair giant, which just acquired nine Global Collision locations in the Denver market.
Tags: Collision Repair, Caliber Collision Centers, Mergers & Acquisitions
The national average price of gasoline fell 2.1 cents to $3.272 per gallon for the week ending Dec. 2, remaining near a low for 2013.
Tags: AAA, diesel prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
In collaboration with Swedish government agencies, Volvo will examine future safety benefits and infrastructure needs of autonomous vehicles.
Tags: Volvo, Volvo XC90, Self-Driving Vehicles, Sweden, Autonomous Vehicles
December 2, 2013 - Press Release
Budget Rent A Car has been adding fuel-efficient 2014 model-year vehicles to its rental fleet that are now available to its rental customers in the U.S., according to the company.
Tags: Budget Rent A Car, Car Rental, Holiday Driving, 2014-MY
December 2, 2013 - Executive Fleet News
The Q1, which will be built in Ingolstadt, Germany, gives Audi an entry-level SUV that's "part of our broad-based SUV strategy," said Rupert Stadler, Audi's board chairman.
Tags: Audi, Audi Q5, Compact SUVs
December 2, 2013 - Industry News
Fiat has announced that it will not follow through with its plan to launch an initial public offering (IPO) for Chrysler by the end of the year.
Tags: Fiat, Chrysler, Initial Public Offering, Automotive Executives
This year's version of the annual list included 26 automotive industry executives including Chrysler's Patrick Dougherty in the "service and parts" category and Ford's John Felice in the "remarketing" category.
Tags: Ford, Chrysler, Automotive Executives
The 2015 Ram ProMaster City, which will be available for order in late 2014, will compete with the Ford Transit Connect and the Nissan NV200.
Tags: Vans, Cargo Vans, Chrysler, Ram Truck
November 30, 2013 - Executive Fleet News
BMW will release hybrid or electric versions of its entire vehicle lineup to meet stringent environmental regulations, the automaker's head of product development told a European media outlet.
Tags: BMW, Battery Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
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