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October 20, 2014 - Global News

Australian EV Charging Specialist Comes to Germany

Photo: Tritium

As part of its international expansion program, Australian-based electric vehicle (EV) specialist Tritium has signed its first preferred-supplier agreement in Europe with E-WALD, a German provider of e-mobility solutions.

Tags: EV Charging Station, Australia, Germany

October 20, 2014 - Industry News

BMW Honors American Vehicle Safety Researcher

Prof. Kennerly Digges accepts the BMW Vehicle Safety Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo courtesy of BMW.

The automaker presents the BMW Vehicle Safety Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor Kennerly Digges of George Washington University.

Tags: BMW, Awards, Safety Technology

October 20, 2014 - Industry News

Video: Study Highlights Safety Benefits of Adaptive Headlights

New research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concludes these headlights improve drivers’ peripheral vision on winding roads.

Tags: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Headlights

October 20, 2014 - Product News

Mercury Insurance Offers Commercial Policies in 10 States

Mercury Insurance has expanded its commercial auto insurance coverage to business owners and fleet managers in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Tags: Insurance, Mercury Insurance, Pennsylvania, Illinois

October 20, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Lexus Adds Two LS Models for 2015

Photo courtesy of Lexus.

Lexus has introduced two performance models of its 2015 LS full-size luxury sedan, as well as revamping the infotainment system of the vehicle.

Tags: 2015-MY, Luxury Sedans, Full-Size Sedans, Lexus

October 20, 2014 - Press Release

ALLDATA Collision Data Goes Mobile

ALLDATA LLC, the leading provider of manufacturers' automotive repair information and solutions for the professional collision and automotive service repair industries, has launched the ALLDATA Mobile app for collision shops.

Tags: ALLDATA, Collision Repair, Mobile Apps

October 20, 2014 - Global News

Tata Motors Offers New ULTRA trucks in Sri Lanka

Tata ULTRA. Photo: Tata Motors

Tata is offering a new range of its ULTRA range of trucks in Sri Lanka. The new Tata ULTRA range of trucks will come in three variants with payload capacity between 2.5 to 6 tons.

Tags: Tata Motors, Sri Lanka, ULTRA Truck Model

October 20, 2014 - Global News

Uruguay Taxi Can Run on Four Fuels

A new taxi, which uses four different fuels interchangeably, has been registered to operate in Montevideo, Uruguay. The new car operates on gasoline, ethanol, biodiesel and natural gas, but the engine will prioritize, whenever possible, the use of CNG.

Tags: Uruguay, Fiat Siena, Alternative Fuels, CNG, Taxi Fleets

October 20, 2014 - Global News

Hertz Equipment Rental Launches Panama Operations

Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation, has announced its launch in Panama City, Panama, to deliver specialty equipment rental solutions for the construction, industrial, and government sectors.

Tags: Construction, Panama, Hertz Equipment Rental

October 20, 2014 - Global News

Dubai Ups Fines for Tram Road Sharing Violations

Stiff penalties await motorists who disobey new rules governing traffic on roads shared with Dubai Tram, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has warned.

Tags: Fines, Dubai, Transit Authority

October 19, 2014 - Industry News

Volkswagen Recalls Jettas, Beetles Over Rear Suspension

Photo of 2013 Beetle Convertible courtesy of Volkswagen.

In these vehicles, damage to the rear suspension trailing arms may go undetected following a rear or side-rear collision.

Tags: Volkswagen, Volkswagen Jetta, Recalls, Volkswagen Beetle, NHTSA, Compact Cars, 2013-MY

October 19, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Sniffing Out Brake Trouble

Fleet drivers are your first line of defense for unscheduled maintenance needs. Here's some advice to help them identify brake problems that require servicing.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Brakes

October 17, 2014 - Industry News

Toyota Reaches 7M Global Hybrid Sales

These 12 Toyota and Lexus hybrids are offered in the U.S. Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Motor Corp. has sold more than 7 million gasoline-electric hybrids globally so far in 2014, reaching the milestone faster than it has in any other previous year, according to the automaker.

Tags: Toyota, Lexus, Fleet Sales, Retail Sales, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

October 17, 2014 - Industry News

Paratransit Fleet's Switch to Propane Autogas Pays Off

Photo courtesy of Blue Star Gas.

An Oregon paratransit fleet is reporting savings of $60,000 per year in fuel costs after converting 14 of its vehicles to run on propane autogas.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Fuel Costs, Paratransit

October 17, 2014 - Global News

LEAF Taxi Takes to Rome's Streets

Photo: Nissan

Nissan and the taxi company Unione Radiotaxi of Rome are partnering to bring the first Nissan LEAF electric vehicles will operate in Rome as part of the Taxi 3570 fleet.

Tags: Nissan LEAF, Rome, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Taxis

October 17, 2014 - Industry News

Mazda Recalls Tribute Hybrid SUVs

Photo of 2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid courtesy of Mazda.

The recall, due to start Nov. 3, will address a defective hybrid system coolant pump in 423 2008-MY compact SUVs.

Tags: Mazda, Recalls, 2008-MY, NHTSA, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Compact SUVs

October 16, 2014 - Industry News

Calif. May Soften Zero-Emission Vehicle Regulation

The California Air Resources Board is considering easing the requirements on five automakers for the amount of zero-emission cars they must sell in the state for the 2018-2025 model years.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Legislation, Regulations, Volvo, Subaru, Mazda

October 16, 2014 - Industry News

Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle to Arrive in Late 2015

Photo of FCV courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota will introduce its Fuel Cell Vehicle in California in late 2015 for sale rather than offering it as a leased vehicle similar to Hyundai's Tuscon Fuel Cell compact SUV.

Tags: Toyota, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Celebrities, Toyota FCV

October 16, 2014 - Industry News

Chrysler Recalling Jeep Wranglers for Fire Risk

Photo of Jeep Wrangler courtesy of Chrysler.

The recall, expected to begin Dec. 5, affects 313,236 Jeep Wranglers at risk for an electrical short in the exterior heated power mirror.

Tags: Jeep, Jeep Wrangler, 2011-MY, Chrysler, 2012-MY, 2013-MY, NHTSA, Recall

October 16, 2014 - Industry News

Dodge Charger Recalled for Faulty Alternator

Photo of 2014 Dodge Charger courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler is recalling 435,581 2011-2014 model-year vehicles including the Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Tags: Jeep, Dodge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2011-MY, Chrysler, 2012-MY, Recalls, Dodge Durango, Dodge Challenger, 2013-MY, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, 2014-MY, NHTSA

October 16, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Volvo Adds Third Shift to Build XC90 SUV

The Torslanda plant is shown in this 2004 aerial view. Photo courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo has added a third shift and 1,300 jobs at its plant in the Torslanda neighborhood of Gothenburg, Sweden to meet demand for its redesigned 2015 XC90 luxury mid-size SUV, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Volvo, Volvo XC90, Vehicle Production, Assembly Plant

October 16, 2014 - Product News

Ford Adds Cargo Management System to 2015 F-150

Photo of the 2015 F-150's BoxLink cargo management system courtesy of Ford.

Ford is introducing a cargo management system and LED box lights on its 2015 F-150 pickup, as well as several new options.

Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Payload, Ford, Cargo Storage

October 16, 2014 - Industry News

Nissan Announces Pricing for 2015 Armada

Photo: Nissan

Nissan has announced pricing for the 2015 Nissan Armada full-size SUV, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.

Tags: SUV, Nissan, Pricing, Nissan Armada

October 15, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Models Offer 430 HP

Photo courtesy of Porsche.

Porsche has introduced four 911 variants for the 2015 model year under the GTS nameplate equipped with a 3.8L flat-six engine capable of producing 430 hp. The Porsche 911 lineup now includes 19 different models.

Tags: Porsche, Sports Cars, Porsche 911

October 15, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Audi to Launch New Design Era

Photo courtesy of Audi.

Audi will bring a concept car to the Los Angeles Auto Show in November that showcases a new era of design for the automaker, Audi has announced.

Tags: Audi, L.A. Auto Show, Automotive Design, Concept Vehicles

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