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Chinese EV Maker NIO Enters European Market

Chinese OEM NIO is launching in Norway with its flagship ES8 SUV

NIO, a maker of electric vehicles in China, is taking its first steps into Europe with a sales center in Norway. First vehicles to launch there will be the NIO ES8 flagship SUV and the company’s flagship ET7 sedan. Norway has enjoyed high electric vehicle growth thanks to a variety of taxation and driver inducement to encourage take up of zero emission motoring. In 2020 battery electric vehicles took 54% of the Norwegian car market, a record.

Kia UK Adds To Fleet Team Strength With New Appointment

Moyosola Fujamade appointed National Contract Hire Relationship Manager at Kia UK.

Kia UK boosts its fleet sales team with the appointment of Moyosola Fujamade as National Contract Hire Relationship Manager. Fujamade is also entrusted with day-to-day business relationships with Kia’s own contract hire supplier, ALD Automotive.

Global Fleet Experience Week 2 Examines Fleet Operations in Mexico, Canada & UK

Global Fleet Experience Week 2 Examines Fleet Operations in Mexico, Canada & UK

Week Two of the 2021 Global Fleet Experience, a month-long virtual event, will feature four new sessions on Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom as well as best practices in managing vehicle residual values in a globally dispersed fleet on May 11 and May 13. To register for any or all sessions, visit https://www.globalfleetexperience.com

Cox Automotive Acquires German Remarketing Platform pkwNOW

Sebastian Fuchs, Managing Director of Manheim Express (left) with pkwNOW Chief Executive Rick...

The automotive services provider Cox Automotive announced May 4, 2021 that it is expanding operations into Germany by acquiring pkwNOW, a dealer-to-dealer (D2D) online auction platform.Fitting pkwNOW into the company’s extensive brand portfolio will help Cox Automotive increase its European presence, says the firm and increase sold car volumes in Germany.

Readers React to Passing of Dave Funston of Mazda

Dave Funston, manager, national fleet operations for Mazda North American Operations, passed away on April 1, 2021, following a three-year battle with colon cancer.  He was 61. Funston passing caught many in the fleet industry unexpectedly and they posted their remembrances of him.

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