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At the recent Berlin climate conference, Audi's CEO revealed a plan to launch only all-electric models on the global market starting in 2026, and to phase out production of internal combustion engines by 2033.

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Ford Reveals More Details on All-Electric 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

On May 19, 2021, Ford Motor Co. announced more details on the 2022 all-electric F-150 Lightning that will deliver a targeted 563 horsepower and 775 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any F-150 ever. The F-150 Lightning will roll off the production line next year at a new high-tech factory at Ford’s Rouge complex in Dearborn, Mich.

Kia UK Adds To Fleet Team Strength With New Appointment

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.

Luxury Genesis Brand Launches in UK as Part of European Rollout

Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis is launching into Europe, commencing sales operations in the UK, Germany, and Switzerland in 2021. Having already been present in Korea and the U.S. for several years, this is the first time the Genesis nameplate is taking on Europe

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.

Good News and Bad News for Fleets

Find out how the microchip shortage is affecting vehicle sales, how OEMs are prioritizing production, and why there's a demand for used vehicles.

Chip Shortage Is Affecting Rental Car Orders

Due to the global shortage of semiconductors used in automobiles, OEMs are telling car rental companies to expect “significant delays” with fleet orders. One operator has had a large order canceled outright.

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