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October 23, 2014 - Global News

New South Wales Government Turns to Car Sharing

Under moves to slash the cost of running its annual $250-million fleet leasing service, the New South Wales, Australia, government has initiated car sharing arrangements that require officials to use commercial car hire.

Tags: Car Sharing, Australia, Operating Costs

October 23, 2014 - Industry News

Element-Arval Global Alliance Extends Partnership

Element Financial Corp. has extended the 14-year partnership between Arval and PHH Arval, following the July merger when representatives from both companies signed an enhanced strategic agreement to form the Element-Arval Global Alliance.

Tags: Element Financial, PHH Arval, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership, Fleet Management Companies

October 23, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Dodge Charger Starts at $27,995

Photo of 2015 Dodge Charger courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler has released pricing for its 2015 Dodge Charger models, which will start at $28,990 for the SE base model and go up to $64,990 for the SRT Hellcat.

Tags: Pricing, Dodge Charger, 2015-MY, Full-Size Sedans, Chrysler

October 23, 2014 - Industry News

Audi Recalls A4 Models for Air Bag Software

Photo of Audi A4 sedan courtesy of Audi.

The global recall, unrelated to the Takata air bag issue, includes about 102,000 sedans in the U.S.

Tags: Audi, Recalls, Audi A4, Air Bags, Luxury Sedan, Station Wagons

October 23, 2014 - Industry News

Ford to Offer 'Pre-Collision' System

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer a new driver-assist system that will reduce the severity or eliminate some frontal collisions between its vehicles and pedestrians, the company announced.

Tags: Safety Technology, Pedestrian Safety, Ford, Ford Mondeo

October 23, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Chevrolet City Express Ships to Dealers

Photo courtesy of GM.

General Motors has begun shipping its 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact cargo van to dealers as it enters one of the most active commercial vehicle segments with a product that's sourced from Nissan's NV200.

Tags: Chevrolet City Express, 2015-MY, Compact Vans, Ship-Thru, Business Choice, General Motors, Class 1

October 23, 2014 - Industry News

Inside Next Week's Green Fleet Conference

Illustration via GFC.

The 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo kicks off next week on Oct. 28 in Schaumburg, Ill.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Fleet Events, Alternative Fuels, U.S. Department of Energy

October 22, 2014 - Industry News

NHTSA Urges Immediate Repairs for Takata Air Bags

Photo of 2008 Dodge RAM 1500 by NHTSA via Wikimedia Commons.

Defective air bag inflators pose a safety hazard in more than 7 million vehicles in the 2000-2008 model years, the federal agency warns.

Tags: Toyota, BMW, Subaru, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Chrysler, Recalls, Takata, Ford, General Motors, Air Bags, NHTSA

October 22, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Mercedes-Benz Introducing 10 Hybrid Cars By 2017

Photo of B-Class Electric Drive courtesy of MBUSA.

Daimler has sold the remaining shares of its investment in Tesla Motors, as it plans a broad roll-out of 10 new plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz cars by 2017, Daimler has announced.

Tags: Daimler, Mercedes-Benz, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

October 22, 2014 - Industry News

Save the Date: 2015 Global Fleet Management Conference

With next year’s budget planning in full swing, make sure to save the date for the 2015 Global Fleet Management Conference, which will be held June 15-16, at the Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay in Miami.

Tags: Global Fleet Management Conference, Fleet Events, Global Fleet Market

October 22, 2014 - Industry News

EPA: BMW Must Revise MPG for Mini Coopers

Photo of 2014 Mini Cooper courtesy of BMW.

BMW will reduce the fuel economy estimates for four 2014 Mini Cooper entry luxury cars following an audit by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Tags: BMW, Fuel Efficiency, EPA, Mini Cooper

October 22, 2014 - Industry News

UPS Cuts PM Intervals in Half with Telematics

File photo

UPS has reduced the number of preventative maintenance inspections to 120,000 per year from 240,000 in the past five years by implementing a telematics system.

Tags: UPS, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Tracking, Preventative Maintenance

October 22, 2014 - Industry News

Ala. County's Software Glitch Thwarts Fleet Registrations

A countywide software limitation has prevented commercial fleet managers from registering their vehicles in Jefferson County, Ala., reports AL.com.

Tags: Vehicle Registration, Alabama

October 21, 2014 - Press Release

Sinclair Oil Renews WEX Fuel Card Program

WEX Inc. has signed a 10-year contract with Sinclair Oil Corp. to continue providing fuel cards for Sinclair's Fleet Track Card program.

Tags: Fuel Cards, WEX, Sinclair Oil

October 21, 2014 - Global News

Global Auto Markets Continue to Grow

New registrations in Western Europe climbed by almost 6 percent, the U.S. auto market grew by more than 9 percent, and passenger car sales in China rose by 8 percent, according to a report by the Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA).

Tags: India, Fleet Sales, China, Retail Sales, Japan, Brazil, Russia

October 21, 2014 - Global News

VW Extends Partnership with Chinese Automaker

After 20 years cooperating, the Volkswagen Group and its Chinese joint venture partner First Automotive Works (FAW) are extending their present partnership for a further 25 years, until 2041.

Tags: Audi, Volkswagen, China, Joint Venture, Skoda

October 21, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler to Build Next-Gen Sprinter in North America

Photo of 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Daimler.

Daimler will produce the next generation of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter full-size van in the U.S., a move that will improve order-to-delivery times for the vehicle, Daimler has announced.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, Cargo Vans, Daimler Trucks North America

October 21, 2014 - Industry News

Nissan's 2015 Pathfinder Starts at $30,395

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

The starting price for Nissan's 2015 Pathfinder mid-size SUV increases $325 over the 2014 model to a starting price of $30,395 and arrives with added standard features.

Tags: Nissan, 2015-MY, Nissan Pathfinder, Mid-Size SUVs

October 21, 2014 - Industry News

Honda to Unveil Compact SUV in L.A.

Photo of HR-V courtesy of Honda.

Honda has teased its new HR-V crossover in Tokyo and Paris, and will debut the compact SUV at the L.A. Auto Show next month.

Tags: Honda, Compact SUVs, L.A. Auto Show, 2015-MY

October 21, 2014 - Industry News

Gasoline Prices Fall to $3.12 Per Gallon

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline has fallen to a level not seen in almost four years, as it now costs an average of $3.12 per gallon, according to federal data.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, AAA, U.S. Department of Energy, Fuel Costs

October 21, 2014 - Industry News

Ohio Organic Recycler Testing Bi-Fuel Impala

The bi-fuel CNG Impala is filled up by a Quasar associate in Ohio. Photo courtesy of GM.

A Cleveland organic recycling company is using organic waste such as grains from beer brewing, food waste, and biosolids from wastewater to power the 2015 Chevrolet Impala bi-fuel sedan.

Tags: Chevrolet, Biogas, Biofuels, Energy Fleets, CNG, Chevrolet Impala, Bi-Fuel CNG

October 21, 2014 - Global News

FleetAfrica Recognized at South African Fleet Awards

Photo: FleetAfrica

FleetAfrica was once again recognized at this year’s PMR.africa Awards hosted in late September.

Tags: South Africa, Awards, FleetAfrica

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

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