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In many respects, the buying dynamics of MY-2019 are very similar to those experienced in...

2019-MY Buying Inclinations Driven by Strong Economy

The majority of fleets are reporting that their acquisition strategies are being stimulated by solid organic business growth, with most forecasting an increase or continuation of the same order volume in model-year 2019.

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Representatives of ACFO, ICFM and AFLA such as (l-r) ACFO director Phil Redman, ACFO chairman...

U.K. Fleet Groups Meet Global Fleet Consortium Leadership

ACFO and ICFM met with leaders of the Global Fleet Consortium Network in late June to discuss how the organizations could work together to promote fleet management best practices worldwide, according to an announcement from the organization.

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Leading registrations in the U.K. fleet market was Volkswagen, which was secured by a positive...

U.K. Fleet Registrations Dip in June

True fleet registrations in the United Kingdom slipped 0.03% in June, preventing three consecutive months of growth.

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Volkswagen led the way in fleet registrations for the month of June, which was followed by Audi...

German Fleet Registrations Fall 1.9%

Vehicle registrations for the true fleet market in Germany dipped slightly in June and fell 1.9% despite an upward trajectory in the total market.

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Daimler AG's van division is experimenting with a Sprinter van that's powered by a hydrogen fuel...

Mercedes-Benz Shows Fuel Cell Sprinter Van

Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz Vans division showed off a concept Sprinter that delivers power from a hydrogen fuel cell stack to an electric motor that could achieve an effective range of 500 kilometers (310 miles). Executives showed the vehicle to journalists in Hamburg, Germany, on July 3.

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The true fleet market includes all registrations to companies excluding certain categories such...

First Quarter Russian Fleet Registrations Rise 11%

First quarter registrations in the Russian True Fleet market were up 11.4%, according to a report from Dataforce. Lada and Toyota continue to be the best-performing OEMs in the region, jointly representing a quarter of the market. Kia claimed the No. 3 position, followed with Volkswagen in 4th.

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Volkswagen led registrations in the true fleet market, and posted a 38.4% growth for June.

Spanish Fleet Market up 16% in June

Registrations for the Spanish true fleet market delivered the second consecutive month of growth in June, growing by 16%.

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Names New CEO

Volkswagen has appointed Thomas Sedran as the CEO of its commercial vehicles brand, which will officially take effect September 2018.

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BYD’s zero-emission battery-electric trucks deliver a host of environmental benefits as well as...

BYD Trucks Receives Transport Canada Approval

Build Your Dreams (BYD) Canada announced its zero-emission, battery-electric trucks are officially available to import into Canada for sale and operation.

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The research and study of the Frontier focused on fleet customers in the mining, oil, forestry,...

Nissan Tests Frontier for Fleets in South America

The Nissan Frontier underwent extensive testing to ensure its suitability for several fleet markets in South America.

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Ford Names CEO, President of Australia and New Zealand

The company has appointed Kay Hart — who previously held the title of global BEV manager, distribution and digital experience for Team Edison — as the new president and CEO of Ford Australia and New Zealand.

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The McDonald’s UAE Biodiesel Initiative aimed to focus on the benefits of using biodiesel,...

McDonald's UAE Biodiesel Fleet Reaches 6M Miles

McDonald’s fleet of biodiesel delivery trucks in the United Arab Emirates recently registered more than six million miles (10,000,000 kilometers) on the road since the launch of an initiative to utilize the alt-fuel vehicles seven years ago.

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Flooding in Japan has disrupted the manufacturing operations of four automakers.

Floods in Japan Halt Auto Production

Severe flooding and landslides recently disrupted automotive vehicle production for Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Mazda.

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In the U.S., the Kona is available in four trims: SE; SEL; Limited; and Ultimate.

Hyundai Kona, Santa Fe Head to South Africa

Hyundai confirmed that two compact SUVs, the Kona and Santa Fe, will be available in South Africa in October.

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