Leaseplan profits grow as private leasing soars in UK, Netherlands and Belgium

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Leaseplan, a global leader in fleet management and driver mobility, has published its headline annual results for 2016 and the future looks bright. Fleet news Fleet Fleet management Leaseplan Leasing

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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This collaboration is in line with the implementation of the DAFI Directive (Directive 2014/94 - Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructures), with a particular focus on certain countries and regions, starting from Wallonia, Belgium. In line with COP 21, the Walloon strategy envisages that 50% of its public fleet vehicles, in need of replacement, will run on alternative fuels starting from 1 January 2017, and the percentage will rise to 100% starting from 1 January 2030.

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Leaseplan profits grow as private leasing soars in UK, Netherlands and Belgium

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Leaseplan, a global leader in fleet management and driver mobility, has published its headline annual results for 2016 and the future looks bright.

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Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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At the Brussels Motorshow in Belgium, Renault Pro+ introduced two new electric light commercial vehicles—New Kangoo Z.E. This electric version of Master is aimed primarily at fleets running last-mile distribution services in the city, as well as large municipalities and local government.

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Six automated truck platoons to compete in European Truck Platooning Challenge

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Scania will leave from Södertalje, south of Stockholm, driving through Sweden, Denmark and Germany to Maasvlakte II in the Port of Rotterdam, making a stop in Zolder, Belgium and in Zwolle, Netherlands. Autonomous driving Driver Assistance Systems Europe Fleets

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VitaeMobility, ABB to deploy a network of 50 DC fast chargers throughout Belgium

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VitaeMobility, specialists in e-mobility for business and government fleets and consumers, and ABB will partner to install and manage 50 Terra Smart Connect (SC) DC fast chargers at multiple locations throughout Belgium. VitaeMobility said it specifically chose ABB’s Terra Smart Connect (SC) as it is the only smart connected charging station on the market that supports EV charging for company fleets in 30-120 minutes.

Elektromotive heads to Belgium and Luxembourg

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UK based Elektromotive is making headway in the electric vehicle recharging market after appointing ThePluginCompany to install networks of charging stations across Belgium and Luxembourg. Installations at other LeasePlan locations will follow next year, supporting the company’s commitment to increasing the availability of both low and zero emission vehicles within its European fleet.

Volvo produces electric car for lease customers

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The vehicle is manufactured and delivered to leasing customers throughout Europe, including Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands and Norway. There have already been tests on a fleet of around [.]. Production is now under way for the Volvo C30 Electric, with initial deliveries taking place this summer and heading to leasing customers, including companies, authorities and governmental bodies.

Honda targets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency with 8,500-mile diesel drive across Europe

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On 1 June, two members of Honda’s European Research & Development (R&D) team will set out on the journey from Aalst, Belgium. To ensure accurate monitoring of the route, journey time and distance driven, the record car has been fitted with a tracking device, provided by fleet telematics and stolen vehicle recovery expert, Tracker (part of the Tantalum Corporation).

Scania Delivering 85 New Ethanol Buses for Stockholm Fleet

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In recent years, Scania has also delivered ethanol buses for commercial service in Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Norway and elsewhere. Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, has the world’s largest fleet of ethanol buses, and as recently as during the past year, Scania delivered 85 ethanol-powered articulated buses for operation in SL’s service area.

Ballard fuel cell modules to power fleet of 10 buses in Aberdeen, Scotland

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When deployed in revenue service, the 10-bus fleet to be operated in Aberdeen will be Europe’s largest hydrogen fuel cell bus fleet. These will be used in 5 buses to be deployed in San Remo, Italy; 5 buses to be deployed in Flanders, Belgium; as well as 4 of the buses to be deployed in Aberdeen.

Scania receives order for 158 biofuel buses in Sweden; ethanol and biodiesel

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By the second half of 2011 Keolis’ vehicle fleet in Sweden will consist of approximately 2,000 buses, of which more than 60% will be running on renewable fuels. More than 700 of them have gone to Swedish cities, but the company has also delivered ethanol buses for commercial service to countries such as Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Norway. Scania has received an order for 158 buses from public transport company Keolis Sverige in Sweden.

Volvo Car Corporation begins production of the Volvo C30 Electric for leasing customers in Europe

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The Volvo C30 Electric will be manufactured and delivered to leasing customers throughout Europe, including in Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway. Tests on a fleet of about 50 cars have been conducted since autumn 2010, mainly internally at the Volvo Car Corporation.

London taxis to be fueled by UK’s first network of hydrogen stations

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This new station will connect up with the two fueling stations already in operation in the city supporting London’s hydrogen bus fleet, creating an infrastructure network powering hydrogen fuel cell vehicles across the city, some in time for the 2012 London Olympic Games. London already hosts the UK’s only zero-emission bus route running with a fleet of hydrogen single-decker buses. HyRaMP , Belgium.

ABB launches automated fast charging system for electric buses; inverted pantograph

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ABB will show its fast charging system to the public for the first time in Kortrijk, Belgium at the Busworld 2015 show, where ABB will showcase multiple innovative technologies for public transport. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructure

Ballard-powered fuel cell electric buses exceed 10M km of revenue service

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Today Ballard FCveloCity engines are powering more than 80 buses around the globe: 41 in Europe, including Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland and the U.K.; Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty HydrogenBallard Power Systems fuel cells have powered buses for more than 10 million cumulative kilometers (6.2 million miles) of revenue service.

Deutsche Post DHL and Renault aim to intensify their collaboration on the use of electric vehicles

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is an electrified vehicle that is used to transport DHL Express shipments at the moment in France as well as in Aruba, Belgium, Denmark and Germany. In addition to its fleet, the company invests in its network optimization, operations, and a sustainable use of energy in its buildings and business operations. Deutsche Post DHL has extended its fleet of alternative vehicles by over 4,000 cars throughout the past year, increasing the number to 10,500 today.

Europcar to introduce Opel Ampera extended range EV as a rental car throughout Europe

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The goal is to deploy the first vehicles in Europcar rental outlets in Germany in November of this year, followed soon afterwards by Belgium and the Netherlands. The fact that Europcar is going to introduce the Opel Ampera to its day-to-day business is further proof that our extended-range electric vehicle is completely suitable for everyday use—even as a fleet vehicle in the tough rental car business. Opel Ampera. Click to enlarge.

DAF Putting LF Hybrid Truck Into Production; Eaton Hybrid System

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DAF is starting to supply the LF Hybrid in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium; countries in which market research has shown that the interest in hybrid vehicles is highest. Tags: Fleets Heavy-duty Hybrids The DAF LF hybrid. Click to enlarge.

ENGIE investing €100M in CNG/LNG stations in Europe to 2020

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ENGIE, a global operator in electricity, natural gas and energy services markets, will invest nearly €100 million from now to 2020 to build Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) stations for filling up the European fleets of trucks with natural gas and biogas. ENGIE is also engaged in the promotion of LNG as a marine fuel, with a bunkering vessel designed in partnership with NYK and Mitsubishi Corporation to be operational by end of 2016 in Zeebrugge, Belgium.

£13M European ecoDriver project seeks to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20%

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The results of the project will also be used to make predictions for policy-makers on how much energy could be saved if the technologies were used across the UK vehicle fleet. The research is a collaboration between the University of Leeds; ERTICO - ITS Europe in Belgium; TNO and NAVTEQ in the Netherlands; VTI in Sweden; CTAG in Spain; BMW, Daimler AG and Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge (ika) of RWTH Aachen University in Germany; IFSTTAR in France; and Fiat Research Centre in Italy.

Honda diesel sets new Guinness record for fuel efficiency, averaging 83 mpg US in 8,387-mile drive across 24 EU countries

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The team set out from Aalst, Belgium, on 1 June, navigating the continent in a clockwise direction. Honda has set a new Guinness World Records title for “Lowest fuel consumption – all 24 contiguous EU countries (all cars)”, recording an average 83 mpg US (2.82

Reports highlight ongoing advances in vehicle technology, consumer demand for fuel efficiency in US and Europe

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It shows that average CO 2 emissions from the new car fleet in the EU fell by 2.6 % between 2011 and 2012. Diesel vehicles represent 55% of the newly registered vehicle fleet. 4-cylinder engines and hybrid vehicles as a percent of cars sold in the US. Source: CFA. Click to enlarge.

Leclanché signs preferred partnership agreement with Škoda Electric to supply battery packs for electric buses

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In 2015 Leclanché unveiled its first all-electric bus in Belgium. The global e-bus fleet comprised approximately 173,000 vehicles in 2015 of which 170,000 were in China.

AMITRAN project developing CO2 assessment methodology for intelligent transport systems

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Examples of such ITS applications include navigation and travel information systems; route advice; supporting drivers in adopting an eco-driving behavior; logistics and fleet management systems; optimized traffic light phasing at intersections; reserving parking space; and road tolls.

ICCT analysis finds real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap in Europe at all-time high of 42%

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The average gap between official fuel consumption figures and actual fuel use for new cars in the EU has reached 42%, according to the latest update by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) to its on-going research into vehicle fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions.

Nissan Teams Up with LeasePlan to Bring Nissan LEAF to Europe

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LeasePlan, a Dutch financial institution specializing in fleet management, and Nissan signed an agreement to cooperate in a European-wide project to launch the electric Nissan LEAF in 2011. The project will focus on driver behaviour and the operational side of running a fleet of zero-emission battery-powered cars. LeasePlan operates a fleet of more than 1.3

TomTom extends coverage of real-time traffic products for congestion reduction

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The other countries currently covered are Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. More than 80 million GSM probes contribute to the TomTom real-time traffic system in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland and the UK.

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We Promote PHEV Conversion Programs: First CalCars in 2004, then a number of aftermarket companies, have converted over 200 cars — at first most were for fleets, but more and more are going to individual owners.

Third Dutch hydrogen station opens; new VDL fuel cell bus concept

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The station features a Hydrogenics HySTAT electrolysis system designed and built by Hydrogenics’ Belgium-based On-Site Generation division. The station will be used to fuel new prototypes of hydrogen buses and a small fleet of hydrogen powered garbage trucks. Late in November, the AutomotiveCampusNL in Helmond at Brainport opened the third hydrogen station in the Netherlands.

Four Next-Generation Fuel Cell Buses Introduced in Hartford

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area will have a larger fuel cell bus fleet in the United States, also equipped with UTC Power fuel cell systems. UTC Power has provided fuel cell powerplants for fleet transportation since 1998 and its made-in-Connecticut fuel cells have powered buses in the United States, Spain, Italy and Belgium. Van Hool of Belgium is one of the world’s largest bus and coach manufacturers.

Peugeots Electric Partner Origin Venturi van; Zebra battery pack

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This electric van entered the marketing phase in October 2010 in 5 European countries (France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, and Denmark) with a production volume limited to a few hundred units. The Electric Partner Origin is aimed at all major account clients or fleets. Peugeot earlier this year began marketing a new battery-electric version of its Partner Origin van, the Electric Partner Origin Venturi. This Venturi-powered fully-electric version retains the practical features.

Growing Number of EU Countries Levying CO2 Taxes on Cars and Incentivizing Plug-ins

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Italy chose not to prolong its one-year fleet renewal scheme which included both CO 2 -based incentives and incentives for electric vehicles. New to the list is Belgium. Generally, registration taxes threaten fleet renewal.

UTC Power Attains 5,000-Hour Durability Milestone With Transit Bus Fuel Cell System

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Three of AC Transit’s buses are equipped with UTC Power fuel cell systems and have now traveled more than 213,000 miles, with an average fuel economy that is 65% better than the control fleet of diesel buses running the same routes and duty cycles. A PureMotion system in a bus.

PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Electric sign a European Cooperation Agreement for the co-development of electromobility solutions; BEVs and PHEVs

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The agreement would see GE Capital lease EV vehicles across Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. GE Capital is a leading leaser of vehicles, with a customer fleet of approximately 250,000 vehicles in Europe, and 1.6 GE provides commercial car and truck financing and integrated fleet management services for various consumers though its Fleet Services operations, a business within GE Capital.

Europe Passenger Car Registrations Down 7.4% in April

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The decline in April registrations, the first in ten months, is linked to the upturn in registrations last year when a growing number of markets had started to benefit from fleet renewal incentives. By contrast, markets expanded in France (+1.9%), the UK (+11.5%), Belgium (+20.3%) and Spain (+39.3%). New passenger car registrations in Europe fell by 7.4%

Engine Alliance Completes 100th GP7200 Engine; Specific Fuel Consumption Improvement Noted

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Air France entered service with the GP7200-powered A380 in late 2009 and has three A380s in its fleet to date. GP7200 Engine Program participants include SNECMA (France), Techspace Aero (Belgium) and MTU Aero Engines (Germany).

Northern Lights Energy and Reva Electric Car Company Sign Agreement to Develop the Electric Vehicle Market in Iceland

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In addition to importing new EV models to Iceland, NLE is also working on developing systems to convert the current internal combustion engine (ICE) car fleet into electric cars. The REVA NXR. Click to enlarge.

Eaton hybrid systems log 100M miles in service, reduce fuel consumption by 4M gallons

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The company set major hybrid systems milestones in 2010, delivering systems to global customers in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and United States.

Scania Delivering 85 Ethanol Buses to Stockholm Suburbs; E95 in a Diesel Engine

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Stockholm has the world’s largest fleet of ethanol buses providing service in the central areas of the city. In recent years, Scania has also delivered ethanol buses for commercial service in Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Norway and elsewhere. Scania ethanol buses for SL.