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ALD Automotive will provide operational leasing for electric car maker Tesla in 16 European countries. Full service leasing packages, with different leasing length and mileage parameters for both corporates and small to medium sized companies will be available for the Tesla Model 3 saloon, the Model Y SUV, the Model S executive saloon and the Model X MPV.

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Vauxhall/Opel Launches New Astra Compact With EV Due 2023

Vauxhall/Opel has launched its new compact Astra model, with sales of a fully electric version to commence in 2023. This is the eighth-generation Astra and the first time the Stellantis brand will have EV representation in this class.

Vauxhall Global Debut of Movano-e & Combo-e at Commercial Vehicle Show

Vauxhall, the UK brand of Stellantis firm Opel, is to debut two new electric vans at the forthcoming Commercial Vehicle Show, to be held in Birmingham, UK. Taking place August 31 to  September 2, 2021, the Commercial Vehicle Show will play host to the global public unveiling of both the Movano-e large panel van and the compact Combo-e panel van.

LeasePlan and Arrival Partnership to Bring Electric Vans to European Cities

LeasePlan, a global fleet management company, and Arrival, a global electric vehicles (EVs) manufacturer announced a partnership in which LeasePlan will be the preferred operational leasing partner for Arrival electric vans. The partnership is based on an initial order of 3,000 vans, with the sales agreement expected to be finalized in Q3 2021.

Road to Zero in Europe 2021: How is Europe Progressing?

In terms of new car registrations for 2021, Europe just hit the halfway mark and on its “Road to Zero” from both a fuel type and a CO2 perspective. Learn if CO2 values are continuing to meet the targets set, even as the 5% buffer for the most polluting vehicles has now been removed for 2021.

Toyota Launches All-New Aqua Hybrid-Electric Compact Car

Toyota Motor Corporation has launched the all-new Aqua, a hybrid electric-only compact car offering approximately 20-percent more fuel efficiency – 35.8 km/L – than its previous generation. The Aqua is the world's first vehicle to use a high-output bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery as an electric drive battery. According to Toyota, the new battery realizes approximately twice the output as it delivers improved accelerator responsiveness and enables smooth, linear acceleration from low speeds.

RAC/Short-Term Rental Market Gaining Strength in 2021

Eco-powered cars are entering the rent-a-car (RAC)/Short Term Rental (STR) market at a faster pace, while the overall market is strengthening post-pandemic in Spain, Italy and Germany, according new report by Dataforce, a Germany-based provider of fleet market data and automotive intelligence solutions in Europe.

Fit for 55: EU Announces Ambitious Decarbonization Plans

Fleets operating in Europe will be forced to electrify vehicles by 2035 under far-reaching plans announced  on July 14, 2021 by the European Commission. Called the European Green Deal and dubbed ‘Fit for 55’, the plan embraces the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies making them fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels.

LeasePlan Moves To Future-Proof Its Fleet

LeasePlan is on an ambitious course to electrify its fleet of vehicles under management by 2030. The mission is part of its EV100 association, a collection of businesses committed to fleet decarbonization by 2030. The size of the task is significant: the company has a fleet of 1.9 million vehicles in 30 countries.

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