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    TomTom cites big fuel-efficiency improvement at Toshiba fleet


    TomTom's Webfleet dashboard lets fleet managers monitor a wide range of data (Photo: TomTom) A UK-based Toshiba division has improved its fleet fuel efficiency by 27 percent using a TomTom telematics solution, the Amsterdam-based navigation specialist said in a press release. TomTom said Toshiba’s TEC European retail and sales ...

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    Study: Consumers warm to usage-based insurance


    73 percent of fleet managers are very keen to save money on commercial auto insurance (Source: LexisNexis) Consumers in the US are growing more comfortable with usage-based insurance policies, according to a new study. According to the 2014  LexisNexis Insurance Telematics Study, insurance rate discounts are still the ...

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    VW Group fleet sales include more low-emission cars


    Volkswagen Group said its German fleet business showed a clear increase in low-emission vehicles being sold or leased to key accounts. The German carmaker said in a press release that CO2 emissions in its key account business had averaged 136 grams/km in the first half, below the European Union target ...

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    THINK starts US electric vehicle production


    THINK has delivered its first US-built EV in Indiana THINK has started production of its THINK City vehicle in the US, the Norwegian electric-vehicle maker said in a press statement. THINK’s Elkhart, Indiana, plant is receiving partially assembled vehicles from contract manufacturer Valmet in Finland, where the European version of ...

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    Zurich Insurance: Telematics can reduce fleet crashes by 30 percent


    Zurich Financial Services Group says the use of telematics can reduce motor-fleet crashes by 30 percent. The Swiss insurance services provider said telematics technology, coupled with driver development programs, will help improve safety, lower operating costs and reduce vehicles’ negative impact on the environment. In a report titled “Insights: Telematics ...

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    At GE, a commitment to electric vehicles


    General Electric made a major commitment to electric vehicles this week when it announced it would buy 25,000 of them for its fleet by 2015. The US industrial conglomerate said it would initially purchase 12,000 EVs from General Motors, beginning with the Chevrolet Volt in 2011. It will buy other ...