Fleet

Avis Budget reduces exposure to used prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to reduce its exposure to falling used-vehicle prices by shifting more of the financial responsibility for remarketing its retired vehicles onto automakers....
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EDITORIAL

An mpg report card

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2014

The pace of U.S. light-vehicle fuel economy gains slowed last year, the EPA said in an annual report. But even though the 0.5 mpg improvement in the 2013 model year was less than half the 2012 savings, the report contained encouraging signs....
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Fleet helps drive big August sales numbers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014

Growth in fleet sales outpaced retail in last month's robust U.S. auto market....
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Hertz CEO exits under pressure

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014

Hertz CEO Mark Frissora, the former Tenneco chief who has led the rental car giant since 2006, resigned under pressure last week....
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Hertz reaches pact with Icahn to replace 3 directors

4:44 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2014

Hertz Global Holdings reached an agreement in principle with billionaire investor Carl Icahn to appoint three directors to the board of the rental-car company in place of current members....
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MV-1 wheelchair-access vehicle now available at 107 dealerships

3:42 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2014

More than 100 dealers are now prepared to offer their customers MV-1 wheelchair-accessible vehicles, manufacturer Mobility Ventures said in a statement today....
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Hertz CEO Frissora steps down amid shareholder pressure

9:17 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2014

Hertz CEO Mark Frissora, who took the helm of the rental car giant after a successful stint as head of auto supplier Tenneco, stepped down today after investors pushed for his removal, citing accounting and operational missteps....
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Daimler buys smartphone apps but seeks to avoid Uber controversy

12:16 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2014

Daimler said it had bought Mytaxi and RideScout, two smartphone applications that will help the maker of Mercedes-Benz limousines provide services to people who do not own cars....
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Why fleet sales soared in July

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014

How did total July U.S. light-vehicle sales rise 9 percent?...
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GM bulks up for growing fleet battle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

This fall, GM will roll out the Chevrolet City Express small cargo van, a rebadged Nissan NV200 that will fill a key hole in GM's fleet lineup to match the Ford Transit Express and Ram ProMaster. GM also plans launches during the second half of the year of entries that could do brisk fleet business....
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GM stands by its 1990s vintage vans; Fleet exec says customers are content

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2014

General Motors' full-sized commercial van -- sold as the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana -- has officially become the old man of that mainstay fleet segment....
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Millennials drawn to car-sharing services, but eventually, they buy

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2014

Car- and ride-sharing programs are changing the way city dwellers get around and the way millennials think about car ownership. Automakers have noticed and are experimenting with ways to adapt -- creating partnerships with car-sharing services or offering their own transportation services....
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Tesla makes the shopping list as U.K. eyes greener government fleet

10:34 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2014

Tesla Motors, a month after starting Model S deliveries in the United Kingdom, said its flagship electric sedan is among the cars being considered for purchase by the government there to transport officials....
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Fleet outpaces retail in June

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014

Fleet sales outpaced retail in June, countering a three-year trend toward greater retail volume. Among major automakers, fleet sales in June rose 6 percent while retail slid 1 percent....
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VW's new Passat to get fleet sales boost from euro zone's brighter outlook

July 4, 2014 09:52 CET

The new VW Passat is expected to get a sales boost as companies in Europe take advantage of a brightening economic outlook to resume investing in their fleets....
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Fleet buyers want to expand, add alternative-fuel vehicles, survey finds

2:58 pm U.S. ET | June 23, 2014

Middle-market companies are looking to expand and tweak their aging vehicle fleets in light of the improving economic outlook and rising fuel costs, an industry survey released today found....
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Fleet helps raise overall May sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

Retail sales led May's surge in light-vehicle volume, but fleet activity also helped out for the first time this year as General Motors and Toyota each made big one-off deals....
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Toyota's Lentz in Texas: A Lexus regret, fixing 'starved' Scion, the next Prius

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