18 Dec 19

Top 10 most read articles in 2019

At the end of the year, we look back on the articles that were read most on the Fleet Europe website. The powertrain debate proved to be a hot topic for another year as our readers clicked most on articles about new EVs and about emissions rules. Mobility was also high on the agenda, with several features about mobility providers, e-scooters and new financing trends. Stay with us to find out what's happening in the industry in 2020!

Volvo XC40: a more affordable plug-in hybrid SUV in the premium segment

About one in every nine new Volvos sold in Europe today are plug-in hybrids. That ratio is to change dramatically if the Swedish carmaker is to hit the EU-imposed 95g/km CO2 target by 2021.


City of Brussels declares Uber illegal

There has been another twist in the troubled relationship between ride-hailing company Uber and the authorities in various parts of the world. This time it is the Belgian capital, Brussels, which has acted, declaring Uber illegal in a ruling from the trade tribunal.


Volkswagen Financial Services acquires Fleet Logistics

Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS) has acquired a 60% stake in Fleet Logistics. In an exclusive interview with Fleet Europe, VWFS explains the deal, and what’s next.


Amended Euro 6d: EVAP and ISC could cause more homologation delays

Just when you think things cannot become more complicated, Europe makes life even harder for OEMs with an amendment to the Euro 6d-Temp emission standard.


Eight trends that determine the future of vehicle leasing

While we are waiting for the official results to be communicated by the major players in the market, we can already discuss how the car leasing market will evolve, and what trends will influence it.


BMW and Daimler invest €1bn in mobility joint venture

BMW Group and Daimler AG have revealed the five 'verticals' into which they will pool their mobility cooperation.


Kia XCeed: a BMW X2 for the masses

After the Ceed hatchback, Ceed Sportswagon and ProCeed shooting brake, Kia now launches yet another Ceed derivative: the XCeed, a sporty-looking low-riding crossover positioned between the Niro and the Sportage.


Why Madrid now is Europe's e-scooter capital

The Spanish capital is ground zero for not one, but two major launches of e-scooter initiatives: by Uber and Seat. It's a confirmation of Madrid's status as Europe's e-scooter capital.


Sixt becomes "Europe's largest mobility service provider"

Not only was 2018 SIXT's most successful fiscal year ever, but the rental giant also claims it became Europe's largest mobility service provider last year. 


Veolia team is European Optimisation Fleet Manager of the Year

The title of 2019 European Optimisation Fleet Manager of the Year was awarded to Arnaud Willing-Salleron (pictured right), Group Fleet Director at Veolia and Wilfried Duchez Group Fleet Deputy Director, both at Veolia


Authored by: Benjamin Uyttebroeck