Fleet

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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Fleet sales rise but trail retail's pace

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
Fleet sales rose almost as much as retail sales in April on a percentage basis, but fleet sales remained a drag on U.S. volume through the first four months of the year. Among the major automakers that dominate U.S. fleet business, April sales to commercial, government and daily-rental buyers increased 6 percent from a year earlier. Retail sales gained 8 percent in April....
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APRIL U.S. AUTO SALES

Sales rise 8% as spring thaw gains momentum

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 8 percent to nearly 1.4 million in April, with strong retail sales and pent-up demand adding momentum to the industry's spring thaw. Among major automakers, Nissan Motor, Chrysler Group and Toyota set the pace with solid double-digit gains aided by redesigned crossovers and light trucks....
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Less reliance on fleet sales in March

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Automakers continue to cut their reliance on U.S. fleet sales as car rental companies strategically reduce vehicle purchases....
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GM prepares dealers for onslaught of recall work

3:24 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2014
General Motors is lining dealer inventories with rental cars as customers begin turning in Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions and other recalled models with faulty ignition switches for repair. GM has altered its rental car policy and has agreed to work with Enterprise, Hertz and Avis to ensure rentals are available to customers if demand exhausts dealer courtesy cars. GM also is offering customers towing service and a $500 discount on new cars in addition to the free fix....
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Hertz right-sizes fleet, expects more used-car sales to consumers

6:12 pm U.S. ET | March 18, 2014
Hertz Global Holdings has trimmed its rental fleet and expects to sell more of those vehicles, when they're retired from service, directly to consumers at company-owned dealerships, its CEO said Tuesday....
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Fleet strategies differ for Nissan and Hyundai

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Two of the top seven automakers boosted fleet deliveries in February and the first two months; but while one is also increasing retail sales, the other is using the higher fleet volume to offset a retail sales decline....
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Fleet-only Chevy crossover finds takers on used lots

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
The Captiva Sport, Chevrolet's no-frills crossover for fleet customers, has a budding retail fan base, too....
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Honda's Accord beat Camry as top U.S. car in individual sales

7:28 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
Honda said its Accord was the best-selling car to individual customers in the United States during 2013, surpassing Toyota's Camry, the leader in total volume to retail and fleet buyers for a 12th consecutive year....
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Fleet sales hit the skids, haul down Jan. volume

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Blame fleet flop, not snow slop, for January's disappointing auto sales. After U.S. light-vehicle sales fell 3 percent in January, most automakers blamed lousy weather that kept shoppers from showrooms....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

What's next for car sharing?

Feb. 7, 2014 06:15 CET
Car sharing in Europe went mainstream in 2013 as consumer awareness snowballed and more global automakers joined the sector....
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