Top 10 most read articles on Global Fleet
At the end of the year, Global Fleet looks back on the most read articles of 2018. The geographic spread was as wide as is our coverage, with articles dedicated to Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The Global Fleet community was particularly interested in new technologies and new services that could impact policies and help optimise global fleet management practice. An overview.
Reading about the developments of EVs in China might become confusing. There seem to be new players on an almost daily basis, companies like Alibaba & Tencent are all but shy to invest left and right and the global OEM’s have joint ventures with many of the Chinese players.
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The trends we predicted for 2018: car sales up, diesel dip continues, diesel fleet sales down, alternative powertrains up, premiumisation of fleets, outsourcing is trending, pay-per-use models increase, connectivity versus privacy, mobility management takes off, internationalisation leads to globalisation.
Are Saudi Arabia and Tesla Motors secretly working together on the development of electric cars? Elon Musk knows the answer to this question, but the chief executive officer of Tesla of course will not give it. What's going on? Little by little it is becoming clear that oil and other fossil energy sources have reached their peaks, and that alternative energy sources are taking their place little by little.
Just like laptop computers and cell phones, the cars of the future will be run on electric powered batteries. However, while countries like Germany, France, England, China, the United States, and many others are preparing for this transition, what is happening in Latin America’s largest economy, Brazil?
Despite problems such as traffic congestion and a political crisis in parts of Central America, new regulations, environmental consciousness, and fiscal incentives are among the keys to improving matters in the ever-growing region, says Mirella Juarez who is the CEO of Guatemala-based automobile leasing company Arrend Leasing.
Brazil’s federal government is hashing out last minute details for a plan to launch logistics and mobility program Rota 2030, a 12-year extension to its existing five-year program known as Inovar-Auto.
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For those who know China or like to read about developments in the Chinese NEV and mobility sector, know that only 2 names really matter: Tencent and Alibaba. Both tech giants make the entire start-up scene look like an episode of “The Voice”. Someone yells “I’m the new Tesla”, a seat turns around and 100 million dollar is on the table.
International ride-hailing company Uber is expanding throughout the world and one of its concerns is making sure its drivers and passengers are insured during trips. As such, the Mexican unit of Paris-based insurance company AXA has recently closed a deal with the multinational.
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