July 30, 2014 - Industry News
The recall covers 883,000 mid-size sedans in the 2011 to 2014 model years.
Tags: Hyundai, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Hyundai Sonata, Mid-Size Sedans, NHTSA
The Volt was the only car in its 12-vehicle test group to be named a Top Safety Pick+. But the Mini Cooper Countryman was the only car to earn a “good” overall rating.
Tags: IIHS, Small Cars, Crash Tests, Nissan LEAF, IIHS Top Safety Pick, Chevrolet Volt, Nissan JUKE, Fiat 500L, 2014-MY, Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Scion FR-S, Hyundai Veloster, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, Mini Cooper Countryman, Mazda 5, Mitsubishi Lancer
The automotive industry has been speculating for quite some time that the popular Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans could get a smaller cousin in North America in the form of the Mercedes-Benz Vito van, and now it appears that it is indeed in the works.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Global, Daimler AG
Interstate Fleet Services hopes to build a $2 million fleet service center on part of a vacant 9.1-acre tract of vacant property in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Fleet Management Companies, Interstate Fleet Services
July 30, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
Mercedes-Benz announced pricing for the 2015 C-Class sedan and entry-level GLA compact SUV.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Luxury SUVs, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Entry Luxury Cars
The diesel engine option is now available for purchase with the 2014 Ram ProMaster full-size van in addition to the standard V-6 gasoline power plant.
Tags: Diesel Engines, 2014-MY, Ram ProMaster, Full-Size Vans
July 30, 2014 - Global News
UTE, which generates, transmits and distributes electricity in Uruguay, took delivery of its new fleet of 30 Kangoo Z.E.s in mid-July.
Tags: Uruguay, Electric Vehicle, Renault Kangoo Z.E.
Iveco Bus, a brand of CNH Industrial, will manufacture the 300 Eurorider chassis at its plant in Annonay, France, for the Egyptian market.
Tags: Iveco, Egypt, Eurorider Chassis
Opel Romania has won a public bid to provide 600 Opel Movano Trabus vehicles to the Romanian Government to provide transport for schoolchildren to and from school.
Tags: School Buses, Romania, Opel Romania
ERoad, which provides electronic fleet tracking and road user pays management services, may eye acquisitions in Australia and the U.S. once it completes an initial public offer of up to $49.5 million next month.
July 29, 2014 - Industry News
Eight global automakers and 15 electric utilities are working with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to develop and put into effect a standardized "smart grid" that will help manage demand as plug-in vehicles gain in popularity.
Tags: Smart Grid, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles
July 29, 2014 - Global News
The 2016 Jaguar XE compact luxury sports sedan should deliver 75 mpg based in testing in Europe because of the intensive aluminum used during construction, the automaker announced.
Tags: Jaguar, Prestige Luxury Cars, 2016-MY, Jaguar XE
An Audi A7 equipped with "piloted driving" technology safely drove Florida Gov. Rick Scott at highway speeds and in bumper-to-bumper traffic during a July 28 demonstration.
Tags: Audi, Automated Driving, Audi A7, Elected Leaders
Infiniti has introduced the brand and its premium vehicles to customers in Vietnam. The company has inaugurated its first Infiniti Center showroom in Ho Chi Minh City.
Tags: Infiniti, Vietnam, Infiniti QX80, Infiniti QX70
TomTom has announced the addition of Algeria to its navigable map database, MultiNet, which now includes 118 countries, covering 42.8 million kilometers and 4.1 billion people worldwide.
Tags: TomTom, Routing, Algeria, MultiNet
Mercedes-Benz has launched its new new version of the Vito mid-size van in Germany. The vehicle has a gross vehicle weight of between 2.8 and 3.2 tons.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Germany, Vito, Cargo Vans
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), its strategic counterpart under the new Asia Business Model, have announced senior-level changes. The changes are expected to take place in the next few weeks.
Tags: India, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation
Kathy Konicki, the retired director of associate safety at Nationwide Insurance, was the recipient of the first-ever fleet safety lifetime achievement award in recognition of her promotion of fleet safety at Nationwide and throughout the industry.
Tags: OSHA, Fleet Safety Conference, Nationwide Insurance, Awards, Fleet Safety Lifetime Achievement
July 28, 2014 - Industry News
Ram Truck is questioning Ford's claim that its 2015 F-450 holds the "best-in-class" towing rating for heavy-duty pickup trucks announced earlier this month.
Tags: Ram Truck, Ford F-450, towing, Ford, Ram 3500, Heavy-Duty Pickup
BMW has developed a new fast charging system that can restore the battery in its i3 all-electric vehicle to 80 percent in 30 minutes, the automaker announced.
Tags: BMW, EV Charging Station, Fast Charging
The average price of gasoline fell 5.4 cents to $3.539 per gallon for the week ending July 28, reports the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Here's some advice, provided by nonprofit group Operation Lifesaver, aimed at promoting railroad crossing safety.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Railroads, Operation Lifesaver, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week
Ford's U.S. dealers began ordering the 2015 F-150 this week after receiving pricing for the light-duty pickup that will increase due to the increased use of aluminum in the body.
Tags: Ford F-150, Pricing, Ford, 2015-MY, Light-Duty Trucks
July 25, 2014 - Industry News
The race for 2014 Fleet Executive of the Year has been narrowed to four finalists for an award that will be announced at the AFLA Conference in September.
Florida's Gov. Rick Scott will test a highly automated Audi A7 during a July 28 testing event to demonstrate the automaker's approach to "piloted driving," according to Audi.
Tags: Audi, Elected Leaders, Automated Driving
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