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Ford is undertaking trials of its all-electric E-Transit with major European fleet customers before the van becomes widely available spring 2022. Fleets chosen for the real-world trial include operators in the postal, municipal, and utilities sectors, as well as firms operating in the last mile and grocery delivery arenas.

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European Commercial Vehicle Remarketing Expert Passes Away

James Davis, customer strategy and insight director (commercial vehicles) for Cox Automotive Europe, passed on July 11, 2021. He was 47 years old. In this position, Davis assumed an industry thought leadership role that involved building, sustaining, and evolving deep long-term open trust relationships with customers, business partners, suppliers, and industry bodies.

LEVC Launches New Telematics Service Using Connected by Geotab

Available for all new TX electric taxis and VN5 electric van orders, LEVC Telematics, Connected by Geotab, can also be retrofitted to LEVC vehicles already on the road. LEVC Telematics, Connected by Geotab, is centered around an easy-to-use online dashboard for ‘at-a-glance’ vehicle management.

Royal Mail Adds 3,000 Electric Vehicles To Its Fleet

The UK mail and parcel delivery service, Royal Mail will boost the total amount of electric vehicles operating within its fleet to 3,300 and will be deployed for use within ultra-low emission zones - such as the London Capital - Clean Air Zones, and green cities.

New BloombergNEF Report Says EVs To Rise Faster Than Ever

A new report from authoritative electrification analysts, BloombergNEF, says that electric vehicle (EV) sales are likely to accelerate at a rate greater than ever experienced before. However, in its annual Electric Vehicle Outlook report, BloombergNEF says that Governments need to encourage adoption further if they wish to be net-zero on carbon emissions by 2050.

New Vehicle Shortages Puts Emphasis On Increased Fleet SMR Schedules

The ongoing semiconductor shortages, with the resultant delays on new vehicles, is impacting fleet replacement cycles. As a result, many fleets are now facing lifecycle extensions as shortage of replacement vehicles becomes a pressing issue, which in turn places a premium on Service, Maintenance and Repair (SMR) schedules.

Varey Named Global Fleet Manager for Otis Elevator Company

Ben Varey was named Associate Director, Global Fleet Category Management at Otis Elevator Co. Varny assumed this position in June 2021 and will be based in the United Kingdom. Previously, Varey was Global Category Manager - Travel and Fleet for SGS.

IDS Completes Acquisition Of White Clarke Group

IDS is a U.S.-based leader in the provision of enterprise mission-critical solutions for secured finance. The purchase of White Clarke Group, which provides software solutions and consultancy services to more than 100 of the world’s largest banks, captives and independent finance organizations in 30 countries around the globe, makes the combined new business a “software technology powerhouse” serving the $7 trillion secured finance industry globally.

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