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U.S. Bank Voyager Partners with Fuel Distributor

U.S. Bank Voyager has formed a partnership with fuel distributor Pinnacle Petroleum, the bank has announced.

Ford Expands Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

Ford Motor Company Fund is investing more than $1.2 million for expanded disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico and collaborating with nonprofits to bring much-needed vehicles, supplies and services to hurricane-devastated communities on the island, according to the company.

Photo of the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan courtesy of GM.

Cadillac Sales up 53% in China

Global Cadillac sales rose 18.5% year-to-date in November 2017 lead by sales in China, maintaining an 18-month run of consecutive growth.

(clockwise l. to r) LeasePlan USA's Schlesinger, the Ford Tourneo, members of the global fleet networking consortium, and the DS 7 Crossback SUV.

Top 10 Global News of 2017 on AutomotiveFleet.com

Global fleet market-snap shots, Jeff Schlesinger being named CEO of LeasePlan USA, and the first-ever global fleet networking consortium were some of the most viewed stories on the global channel of AutomotiveFleet.com in 2017.

Photo of the Mercedes-Benz autonomous S-Class in Frankfurt, Germany, courtesy of Daimler.

Mercedes-Benz Tests Autonomous S-Class in Australia

The car will journey from Sydney via Canberra and Albury to Melbourne, testing its ability to detect LED traffic signs, unique roadways, and wildlife.

Traffic jam in Rio de Janeiro courtesy of Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz Mariordo via Wikimedia Commons

Brazil Auto Sales Expecting to Increase in 2018

Automotive sales in Brazil are expected to accelerate next year, beating prior forecasts, as Latin America’s largest economy continues to recover from political and economic instability

Photo of 2017 Jeep Cherokee courtesy of FCA.

FCA Teases 2019 Jeep Cherokee

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will debut its 2019 Jeep Cherokee at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 16.

The Opel Crossland X. Photo courtesy of Opel

Opel Names South African Importer

The Import rights for Opel in South Africa are set to change beginning in 2018 following General Motors' decision to leave the country and the sale of the Opel/Vauxhall brands to PSA.

Chevrolet, OnStar Help Kids Find Santa

Starting Dec. 24, you can follow the Santa's journey around the globe with the simple push of a button. And for each Santa location request in the U.S., a donation will be made to the American Red Cross.

Photo of Audi A6 via Wikimedia Commons.

Audi A6, A7 Cars Recalled for Fuel Leaks

The recall, expected to get under way Feb. 5, covers nearly 48,700 luxury sedans in the 2012 to 2014 model years.  

Photo of a highway in Saudi Arabia, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons from Hellisp.

Saudi Women Will Be Allowed to Drive Trucks in 2018

Saudi Arabian women will be allowed to drive trucks when the ban on women drivers is officially lifted in June 2018.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Falls 3 Cents to $2.45 Per Gallon

The national average price of gasoline fell 3 cents to $2.43 for the week ending Dec. 18 and has reached a level that's 12 cents cheaper than a month ago, according to AAA.

Photo via HighTechDad/Flickr.

IRS Raises Mileage Reimbursement Rate

The Internal Revenue Service has increased the business mileage reimbursement rate to 54.5 cents from 53.5 cents for 2018. The new rate will go into effect on Jan. 1.

(clockwise upper l. to r.) Chevrolet's diesel Equinox, Ford's 2018 Transit van, FCA's 2018-MY ordering, and the IRS reimbursement rate

Top 10 News of 2017 on AutomotiveFleet.com

The list of top-viewed stories included news about compact SUVs, autonomous vehicle technology, updates to the 2018 Ford Transit, and the latest acquisition by Element Fleet Management.

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Daimler Names GM of Connected Commercial Vehicle Unit

Daimler has named Volker Hansen as the new general manager for Fleetboard GmbH where he will act as the head of digital solutions and services for commercial vehicles.

Photo courtesy of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.

EU Commercial Vehicle Registration Up 4%

Commercial vehicle registration in the European Union showed a 4% improvement year-to-date compared to what was reported last year, and was bolstered by an increase in van registration.

Renovo's AWare operating system combines software, data analytics and automotive-grade safety systems. Photo courtesy of Renovo.

Samsung Selects Operating System for Self-Driving Fleet

The electronics giant has chosen Renovo's AWare system for an autonomous vehicle fleet that will test in California.

Photo of 2019 X2 courtesy of BMW.

BMW's 2019 X2 Powered by TwinPower Turbo 4-Cyl.

BMW's 2019 X2 will be powered by a TwinPower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed transmission to propel BMW's new luxury crossover, the company announced.

Photo of current Mirai fuel cell sedan courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Hopes to Sell 5.5M Electrified Vehicles by 2030

Toyota has set a goal to sell 5.5 million electrified vehicles by 2030, including 1 million zero-emission vehicles fitted with non-gasoline powertrains, the company has announced.

Photo of 2019 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

2019 Silverado Airlifted Into Texas Speedway

Chevrolet revealed its 2019 Silverado by airlifting the large pickup into the Texas Motor Speedway on Dec. 14 for a select group of automotive publications that included Automotive Fleet.

Photo by Mark Buckawicki/Wikimedia Commons.

Video Safety Tip: Accommodating Snow Plows

Here's advice from both the State of Massachusetts and Lake County, Ill., on how to safely share the road with snow plows.

Though based in Tokyo, Honda maintains North American headquarters in Torrance, Calif. Chinese firm SenseTime operates eight offices throughout Asia, including Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda Teams With AI Firm on Self-Driving Cars

The automaker will work with SenseTime, a Chinese artificial intelligence company focused on computer vision and deep learning technologies.

Photo: U.S. Department of Energy

EPA and DOE Release 2018 Fuel Economy Guide

Vehicles from Hyundai, Chevrolet, BMW, and Volvo rank among the most fuel-efficient cars in their respective classes.

Photo of The Factory courtesy of Ford.

Ford Locates Self-Driving Unit in Historic Detroit

Ford Motor Co. is setting up its electrification and autonomous vehicle teams in a historic building in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, and will begin operations in early 2018, the company announced.

The Toyota Etios Liva, which is produced by Toyota Kirloskar Motor, may be affected by the raising prices from Toyota Kirloskar Motor. Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Raises Vehicle Prices 3% in India

Toyota Kirloskar Motor, the manufacturer and seller of Toyota cars in India, is increasing the price of its entire portfolio by 3% starting this January.

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