HYUNDAI/KIA: Slump continuesJan. 3, 2018
Hyundai-Kia's 2017 U.S. sales dipped 10 percent to 1,275,223 vehicles, with December volume off 8.6 percent, as the company pared fleet shipments and battled the industrywide slump in car demand.
MAZDA: Lower fleet shipments dent '17 resultsJan. 3, 2018
Mazda sold 289,470 vehicles in the U.S. in 2017, a 2.8 percent decline from the year-earlier period, as the company dialed back on fleet sales.
Anheuser-Busch reserves 40 Tesla electric trucksDec. 7
Beer giant Anheuser-Busch said it has reserved 40 of Tesla's all-electric semi trucks as it seeks to reduce fuel costs and vehicle emissions. The trucks are scheduled to be in production by 2019.
Self-driving CEO sees 2018 as dawn of robotaxis, delivery carsDec. 5
Self-driving vehicles will be ready to roll next year, though the work to make them affordable to individual consumers is still "in the first inning," according to the CEO of a company working on the technology.
Avis tests fully connected wireless car fleet in Kansas CityNov. 30
Avis launched its first fleet of cars that are fully connected to the internet, other vehicles, and to the car rental company via wireless technology in a bid to enhance fleet management.
Keeping the robo-taxis running on timeNov. 27
As Waymo's competitors begin to finalize plans for self-driving taxi fleets, companies are rushing to meet back-end demands that may arise from these networks, hoping to establish a permanent place in the self-driving economy.
Fleets offer window into EV economicsNov. 13
Adding electric power to work vehicles could help pave the way to broader acceptance of plug-in vehicles among the general public.
U.S. sales rise for first gain of year; SAAR soars to 18.58 millionOct. 3
U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 6.3 percent in September, the first gain of the year, on strong truck demand and fatter deals. The robust results -- underscored by a SAAR of 18.58 million for the month -- blew well past the most optimistic forecasts.
Uncertainty grips rental-car agenciesJuly 31
The immediate challenge is a declining new-vehicle market. Long term, the companies face disruptions to their business model from sharing services and autonomous technology.
HYUNDAI-KIA: Declines hit most cars, crossoversAug. 1
Hyundai attributed its decline mostly to a drop in fleet sales, which it said amounted to less than 10 percent of its volume for the month. Yet in an era of hot crossover sales, even its Sante Fe sales were down. Hyundai-Kia is still looking for its first monthly sales gain of 2017.
At Enterprise, steering massive fleet is no easy featJuly 31
Automotive News sat down with several top executives at Enterprise Holdings to learn more about what goes into the company's fleet, acquisition and remarketing strategies. Here's a recap.
U.S. upgrades probe into 1.33 million Ford Explorers over exhaust odorsJuly 27
NHTSA is upgrading a probe into 1.33 million Ford Explorer SUVs over reports of exhaust odors in vehicle compartments and exposure to carbon monoxide.