Driving the Global Fleet

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GM: ‘We Need to Win’ in Europe
Gen­er­al Motors Co. vice chair­man Steve Girsky says the company’s Euro­pean unit Opel AG has made dra­mat­ic progress, but still has a lot of work to do. “We saved the com­pa­ny but didn’t make it great yet, and now it’s time to make it great.” More

With Autopi­lot in Slow Traf­fic, Mer­cedes Steps Toward Dri­ver­less Cars
Inch­ing through bumper-to-bumper traf­fic, find­ing a space in a crowd­ed garage, or squeez­ing into a tight park­ing spot can try the patience of any dri­ver. Unless, of course, that dri­ver isn’t a dri­ver at all. More

Ghosn Says Nis­san Won’t Cede Bat­tery Car Lead­er­ship
There were plen­ty of skep­tics when Nis­san announced plans to put a high-vol­ume bat­tery-elec­tric vehi­cle into pro­duc­tion, more than a few automak­ers con­tend­ing there would be no mar­ket for the green tech­nol­o­gy and pre­dict­ing the Japan­ese automak­er might as well throw its mon­ey down a well. More

VW Vows to be EV Indus­try Leader by 2018
Volk­swa­gen AG is bet­ting big on elec­tric vehi­cles and gas-elec­tric hybrids. The automak­er, which until now has empha­sized diesels in its green strat­e­gy, came to the Frank­furt Motor Show with its e-Up elec­tric vehi­cle and an elec­tric ver­sion of its Golf hatch­back called the e-Golf. VW pledged to bring as many as 40 EVs and hybrids to mar­ket around the world. More

Tes­la Eyes UK Fleet Mar­ket with Mod­el S Elec­tric Lux­u­ry Car
UK fleet sales are to play a major role in Tes­la Motors’ ambi­tions for its Mod­el S elec­tric lux­u­ry car, accord­ing to EU sales direc­tor Bryan Batista. More

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