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Electro-mobility is top issue for automotive executives, says KPMG study
New hydrogen council to boost uptake and development
Diesel cars more polluting than trucks or buses, says new report
European new car sales hit nine year high
Fleet Logistics sets up Brazilian fleet management operation
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Welcome to our latest newsletter
A very warm welcome to our first newsletter of 2017. In this issue we consider a major study of leading automotive executives from around the world which identifies some of the key trends, and report on the foundation of the new Hydrogen Council. We also look at record EU new car sales and consider the issue of fleet management in Brazil.
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Electro-mobility is top issue for automotive executives, says KPMG study
 
Automotive executives see the issue of battery powered electro-mobility as the number one issue of concern in the coming years, according to KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey 2017.
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New hydrogen council to boost uptake and development
 
Leading carmakers BMW, Daimler, Toyota, Honda and Hyundai are joining oil and gas giants including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Total SA with plans to invest a combined €10 billion ($10.7 billion) in hydrogen-related products within five years.
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Diesel cars more polluting than trucks or buses, says new report
 
Many modern cars emit twice the level of poisonous nitrogen oxides (NOx) than the latest trucks and buses, according to a new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).
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European new car sales hit nine year high
 
European new car sales rose 6.8% to 14.64m last year, a nine-year high, as all of the region's key markets saw growth in demand. The Volkswagen Group was again the largest manufacturer in terms of sales.
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Fleet Logistics sets up Brazilian fleet management operation
 

Brazil presents special problems in establishing fleet management operations there. Whereas the national fleet market is surprisingly well developed with many of the recognised fleet services and both local and international suppliers, there is still significant potential for further development of fleet management. That’s the view of Marcus Hennecke, (right), Global Account Manager at Fleet Logistics.

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