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Categories: Electric, Global Fleet, Green Fleet
Europcar Adds Electric Citroën Vans into its Fleet

Europcar Mobility Group U.K. is adding 100 Citroën Berlingo Electric vans into its fleet due to increasing interest in zero-emission vehicles for last mile...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/327353/europcar-adds-electric-citroen-vans-into-its-fleet
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
America's Safest Places to Drive Named

A North Carolina city has been named the best city for driving, while a California suburb tops a list of the safest place to drive in a new report from...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/306574/americas-safest-places-to-drive-named
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Pa. Tightens Autonomous Vehicle Testing Guidelines

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has released updated voluntary guidelines asking autonomous vehicle (AV) makers testing in the state...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/310244/pa-tightens-autonomous-vehicle-testing-guidelines
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Sacramento Allows Driver-less Car Testing

Phantom Auto will begin testing autonomous vehicles in Sacramento, Calif., under a new agreement with the city that allows testing with no occupants in the...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/310438/calif-capitol-allows-driver-less-car-testing
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
Uber Terminates 100 Self-Driving Car Operators

Uber has laid off its self-driving car operators in Pittsburgh, as the company rethinks its autonomous vehicle strategy following the fatal crash in Tempe,...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/306789/uber-terminates-100-self-driving-car-operators
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Used Vehicles Cost $14K Less Than New Equivalents in Q2

The average three-year-old used vehicle cost buyers $14,443 less dollars then its new equivalent during the second quarter of 2019, according to the latest...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/340233/used-vehicles-cost-14-000-less-than-new-equivalents-during-q2
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Safety
Las Vegas Digitizes Roadway Info for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada recently became the world's first road agency to digitize roadway information for utilization by...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/324104/las-vegas-digitizes-roadway-info-for-autonomous-vehicle-testing
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet
California Considers Raising EV Subsidies by $2,000

The state will hold a hearing on offering a $4,500 subsidy for electric vehicles that are sold in the state.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/314168/california-considers-raising-ev-subsidies-by-2-000
Categories: Maintenance, Rental Operations
Spiffy Expands Fleet Mobile Maintenance Solution to Six New Markets

The on-demand car care, technology, and services company has expanded its reach to supported customers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10124590/spiffy-expands-fleet-mobile-maintenance-solution-to-six-new-markets
Categories: Fuel, Rental Operations
Gas Still Cheap, But Rising

As the country gradually reopens, certain states are seeing weekly pump price increases of 27 cents (Wisconsin), 19 cents (Ohio) and 16 cents (Indiana).

https://www.autorentalnews.com/357685/gas-still-cheap-but-rising
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
Ford Recalls Three 2018 Models for Fuel Pumps

Ford Motor Company is recalling an estimated 5,645 2018 Ford Expedition, F-150, and Lincoln Navigator vehicles equipped with 3.5L GTDI V-6 engines because...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/306449/ford-recalls-three-2018-models-for-fuel-pump-assemblies
Categories: Operations, Rental Operations

The new Icon tier, which has been priced at $1,099 per month, provides a more affordable entry into the program than the two existing tiers and includes...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/310122/bmw-expands-subscription-service
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Safety
Ford Agrees to $299M Takata Settlement

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to pay $299.1 million to settle consumer economic-loss claims linked to faulty air bags manufactured by Takata Corp. The...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/306822/ford-agrees-to-299m-takata-settlement
Categories: Fleet Management, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
Ford, Verizon Connect Extend Telematics Agreement

Ford Commercial Solutions and Verizon Connect have extended their telematics agreement for multiple additional years to deliver software solutions and...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/304235/ford-verizon-connect-extend-telematics-agreement
Categories: Operations, Rental Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Transportation Coalition Launches Partnership to Study Impact of Self-Driving Vehicles

Uber, ATA, Daimler, Toyota, and others have formed a new partnership to study the potential impacts of self-driving vehicles on American workers and the...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/304797/transportation-coalition-launches-partnership-to-study-impact-of-self-driving-ve
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
Ford Recalls Fusion, Escape for Possible Rollaway

Ford Motor Co. is recalling approximately 550,000 2013 to 2016 Fusion midsize sedans and 2013 to 2014 Escape compact SUVs in North America because the...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/307070/ford-recalls-fusion-escape-for-possible-rollaway
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Wholesale Values Start Strong in July

Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 4.4% comparing the first 15 days of July to the month of June,...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10121587/wholesale-values-start-strong-in-july
Categories: Fleet, Remarketing
Used Fleet Vehicle Values Fall 1.6% in September

Vehicles from fleet consignors followed the broader used-vehicle market downward in September, as wholesale prices struggled to keep up with last year's...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/317058/used-fleet-vehicle-values-fall-1-6-in-september
Categories: Remarketing
Wholesale Prices Show Seasonal Strength

Wholesale used vehicle prices increased 0.9% in the first 15 days of October compared to the month of September, bringing the mid-month Manheim Used Vehicle...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10128429/wholesale-prices-show-seasonal-strength
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Mobility Shift Will Come with Mass Autonomous Vehicle Adoption

Mass adoption of autonomous vehicles should begin ramping up in 2023 and will ultimately drive a shift in vehicle ownership from consumers to larger...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/311049/mobility-shift-will-come-with-mass-autonomous-vehicle-adoption
Categories: Telematics
Commercial Telematics Providers Ranked

A Texas research firm has ranked 60 providers of fleet tracking solutions on an index that includes Verizon Connect, AT&T (Fleet Complete), Spireon...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/321581/commercial-telematics-providers-ranked
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
GM Recalls 9 Models for Brake System Defect

General Motors is recalling 230,013 2018 and 2019 Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, and Buick vehicles because they may be equipped with brakes that have defective...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/313220/gm-recalls-9-models-for-brake-system-problem
Categories: Telematics
How to Choose a GPS Tracking System

It can be a cumbersome task choosing the right GPS tracking system. Read this comprehensive guide so that you can find the right fit for you.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/333320/choosing-a-gps-tracking-system
Categories: Remarketing, Safety & Risk Management, Used Vehicle Values
Wholesale Prices Continue Record Highs in August

Wholesale used vehicle prices increased 3.64% month over month in August, bringing the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index to 163.7 a 15.8% increase from a...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10125433/wholesale-prices-continue-record-highs-in-august
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
Kia Recalls Vehicles Again to Address Engine Fires

Despite the government shutdown, Kia is recalling approximately 68,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of a fuel injector pipe issue that can potentially lead...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/323222/kia-recalls-nearly-70-000-vehicles-for-fuel-injector-pipe
Categories: Operations, Rental Operations, Vehicle Research
Fleet Sales Still Low in May

Commercial fleet sales from nine manufacturers totaled 23,866 in May 2020, representing a 68.9% year-over-year decrease, continuing a streak of significant...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10118149/commercial-fleet-sales-still-low-in-may
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Connected Fleets, Electric Vehicles, Fleet Management, Fleet Management as a Service, Operations, Rental Operations, Shared Mobility
Fleet Forward Conference Announces 2019 Dates, Location

The 2019 Fleet Forward Conference, providing mobility solutions for fleets, will take place Nov. 11-13 at The Forager in San Jose, Calif.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/327122/fleet-forward-conference-announces-2019-dates-location
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle Research
Commercial Fleet Sales Fall 16.8% in August

Total fleet sales for the month — which is comprised of commercial, rental, and government sales — came in at 101,159, which represented a 51% drop from the...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10125418/commercial-fleet-sales-fall-16-8-in-august
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Used Vehicle Values, Vehicle Research
NADA Predicts 1.2% Decline in 2020 New Car Sales

Analysts found that, as in 2018, consumers continued to abandon car segments in 2019. Light trucks are on track to account for more than 70% of overall...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/347384/nada-predicts-1-2-decline-in-2020-new-car-sales
Categories: Fleet, Remarketing
Used Fleet Vehicle Prices Fell 2% in October

The average price for used fleet vehicles fell 2% at auction in October, but remained 6.1% higher than a year ago amid a strong month for wholesale prices,...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/320482/used-fleet-vehicle-prices-fell-2-in-october
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Global Fleet
Argentina Commercial Sales Down in June

Sales for light- and heavy-commercial vehicles in Argentina were down in June by more than 40% for both segments.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/336228/argentina-commercial-sales-down-in-june
Categories: Operations, Rental Operations, Shared Mobility
Spiffy Partners with Turo to Provide Vehicle Disinfection Services

Get Spiffy, Inc., which assisted with vehicle disinfection during the pandemic, announced a partnership with peer-to-peer car sharing company Turo to offer...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/358745/spiffy-partners-with-turo-to-provide-vehicle-disinfection-services
Categories: Fleet Management, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
Geotab Offers Smart City Data Website

Geotab has launched a data website that will help fleets better navigate city driving hazards with aggregated datasets about hazardous driving areas, road...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/304242/geotab-offers-smart-city-data
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Wholesale Values Stabilizing at Start of October

While luxury vehicles continue to struggle, overall vehicle values held steady last week, according to Black Book’s Oct. 8 Market Insights report.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/316341/wholesale-values-stabilizing-at-start-of-october
Categories: Remarketing, Used Vehicle Values
Wholesale Values Continue Slow Decline

Volume-weighted, overall car and truck segments both showed signs of slowing with the overall market decreasing by 0.15% this past week, compared to a 0.14%...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10126620/wholesale-values-continue-slow-decline
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Vehicle Research
Tariffs on Hold as Trump Weighs National Security Impact

President Donald Trump is "not ready to act" on threatened auto import tariffs following a Tuesday meeting with his top trade advisers, an anonymous source...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/319346/tariffs-on-hold-as-trump-weighs-national-security-impact
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
Ram Trucks, Dodge Journey Recalled for Rear Visibility

FCA is recalling its 2018 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 and Dodge Journey because the rear-view camera may experience a loss of image display.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/306524/ram-trucks-dodge-journey-recalled-for-rear-visibility
Categories: Leasing, Rental Operations
Enterprise CEO Nicholson Named to Powerful Women in Business List

Pam Nicholson, president and chief executive of Enterprise Holdings, has landed at No. 17 on Fortune's list of the 51 Most Powerful Women in Business that...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/313977/enterprise-ceo-nicholson-named-to-power-women-in-business-list
Categories: Fleet, Remarketing
Wholesale Fleet Vehicle Values Fall 1% in June

Off-lease fleet vehicles sold in the wholesale market at auction fell 1% in value in June from the prior month but increased 7% from a year ago, according...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/306830/wholesale-fleet-vehicle-values-fall-1-in-june
Categories: Operations, Rental Operations, Safety
NuVinAir & Motormindz to Collaborate on Fleet Sanitation Solutions

Motormindz, a global venture consultancy, partnered with NuVinAir Global, an automotive cleanliness solutions and hygienic consulting company, to assist the...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/10126932/nuvinair-motormindz-to-collaborate-on-fleet-sanitation-solutions
Categories: Operations, Remarketing, Safety
Hurricane Dorian Will Bring More Flood-Damaged Cars to Used Market

An increasing number of flood-damaged vehicles are returning to the used market across the country, and increasingly in states where flooding might not be...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/340278/hurricane-dorian-will-bring-more-flood-damaged-cars-to-used-market
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations, Rental Operations
Fleet Forward Conference Announces 2018 Agenda

The 2018 Fleet Forward Conference features education on new mobility solutions for fleets as well as a major product reveal.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/304121/fleet-forward-conference-announces-2018-agenda
Categories: Leasing, Rental Operations

Wheels, Inc. will begin offering commercial fleet clients access to Uber for Business to allow drivers to utilize the ride-hailing service and centralizing...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/300825/wheels-inc-to-offer-uber-to-fleet-customers
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
American Traffic Solutions Relaunches as Verra Mobility

American Traffic Solutions has rebranded itself as Verra Mobility Corp. to reflect the company's broader, global aspirations to become a smart mobility...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/307076/american-traffic-solutions-relaunches-as-verra-mobility
Categories: Telematics
4 Steps to Take Before Implementing Telematics

Making the transition to telematics is a big step that shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are the four steps you need to take before implementation can begin.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/333687/4-steps-to-take-before-implementing-telematics
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
Toyota Joins Open Recall Campaign

Toyota Motor North America will join founding partner Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in supporting the National Safety Council's Check to Protect campaign, an...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/316971/toyota-joins-open-recall-campaign
Categories: Operations, Rental Operations, Vehicle Research
2012 VW Fleet Preview

Volkswagen held its second-ever fleet preview event near its headquarters of Herndon, Va. on June 18-20.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/144014/vw-fleet-preview
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Green Fleet, Hybrids, Vehicle Research
Mazda to Electrify Entire Lineup by 2030

About 95% of Mazda vehicles sold in 2030 will be powered by some form of electrification, and the company will also revive its rotary engine for use as a...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/314857/mazda-to-electrify-lineup-by-2030
Categories: Leasing, Legal & Legislative, Shared Mobility
California DMV Investigates Volvo's Subscription Service

A claim made by the California's franchise dealers asserts that Volvo Car USA's Care by Volvo violates the state's vehicle code by creating competition...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/338595/california-dmv-to-investigate-volvo-subscription-service
Categories: Global Fleet, Operations, Rental Operations, Vehicle Research
Hertz Adds 542 Mercedes-Benz Atego Trucks to Fleet

This year alone, Hertz has added a total of 542 Mercedes-Benz Atego trucks to its fleet. The vehicle rental company has now increased its fleet to more than...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/321952/hertz-adds-542-mercedes-benz-atego-trucks-to-fleet


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