Edition of 09/05/2022
Ben Fish new Director of Network Operations for Renault UK
From July 2022, Ben Fish will join the Renault Group as Director of Network Operations for Renault UK, succeeding Tim Marriott.
Christian Brandl appointed head of Mini Germany
Christian Brandl took over the management of Mini Germany on May 1, 2022, succeeding Ulrike von Mirbach.
Autonomous driving: Mercedes is selling autopilot cars before Tesla
(AFP) – Watching a movie when it gets stuck on the highway: That’s what enables Mercedes-Benz’s “Drive Pilot” system, which will be launched in Germany from mid-May, ahead of Tesla in the competitive niche of autonomous driving called “level 3” “.
Ukraine: Moscow allows parallel imports to circumvent restrictions
(AFP) – Russia on Friday published a list of 100 categories of goods allowed to be imported without permission from intellectual property holders in order to circumvent restrictions imposed since the offensive in Ukraine.
South Africa: launch of the largest hydrogen transport truck in the world
(AFP) – Mining giant Anglo American Mining Friday inaugurated the world’s largest hydrogen transport truck at one of its platinum mines in South Africa, in the presence of President Cyril Ramaphosa, who praised a “huge step” for the country’s energy transition.
Musk and Twitter target of Florida pension fund complaint
(Reuters) – Elon Musk and Twitter are the target of a complaint filed Friday by a pension fund in Florida, United States, that wants to prevent the American billionaire from taking over the social network for $44 billion ($41.6 million). ).
Olivier Marchegay, Rev Mobilities: “A converted car is not an undercar”
This month’s Autoactu/C-Ways webinauto focused on electrical retrofits and welcomed two major players in this sector, Aymeric Libeau (Transition-One) and Olivier Marchegay (REV Mobilities & Retrofuture).
Brazil: Amazon deforestation hits record high in April
(Reuters) – Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon hit an all-time high for the month of April, with nearly double the area destroyed compared to the same month in 2021, according to preliminary Brazilian government data released on Friday.
around the car
The reorganization of the European carbon market threatens climate targets
(Reuters) – Officials and parliamentarians negotiating a review of Europe’s carbon market struggle to reach a compromise over the plan to incentivize companies to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, jeopardizing the bloc’s climate goals could bring.
around the car
A year of demotorisation in Ile-de-France doesn’t tell us much about the future of the car in France
From the publication of a quite serious work on vehicles still registered by Apur on January 1 of each year for the years 2012 to 2020, it has been concluded that the number of parks in the Greater Paris metropolitan area in the past 3 years and in the year 2020 in le-de-France. This has resulted in comments that largely overestimate this result and tend to surf on the idea that Paris is less and less an exception and that what has been happening there for years will also happen elsewhere. The content of the study seems, we claim, to show that the reverse is true.
Manutea Dupont, Auto1 Group: “Business Opportunities with Electrified Used Cars”
The European Auto1 marketplace continued to grow in the first quarter (+30%) despite the slowdown in the used vehicle market. Sales of electrified vehicles have doubled and benefit from significant price differences from country to country, explains the new DG France, Manutea Dupont.
Mobileye, a subsidiary of Intel, prepares its IPO in the United States
(Reuters) – US-based Intel Corp said Monday that its Israeli self-driving software subsidiary, Mobileye, had confidentially submitted the necessary documents for a US IPO.
Carvana has crossed the one million customer mark
In 5 years, the Carvana platform has sold more than one million UVs in the United States, including more than 400,000 last year. Its cost structure should make it more profitable than traditional players, but it won’t be before 2021.
Volvo realizes 11% of its online sales in five European countries
By 2021, for their first full year, Volvo’s online sales sites, deployed in five European countries, have already achieved 11% of sales, 90% of conquest and 70% of retail customers.
Reezocar refines its business model within Société Générale
Société Générale is at the center of the news with the announcement of the acquisition of LeasePLan by subsidiary ALD. In parallel with the creation of this LLD giant, the banking group is also developing a UV offering, through the Reezocar advertising platform integrated in 2020, which will begin to offer its own UV stock.
Michelin has been authorized to take exclusive control of the Allopneus platform
The Autorité de la concurrence approved the acquisition of Allopneus by Michelin, despite the platform’s significant market share (40%) in online tire sales in France.
Heycar.fr, or the unprecedented association of three manufacturers in the used car industry on the Internet
Renault, Volkswagen and Mercedes have joined forces to consolidate the offer of used vehicles on the Heycar.fr platform, which offers free visibility to their distributors and business opportunities to their financial prisoners.
The Cazoo online used vehicle platform arrives in France
(AFP) – British online used car seller Cazoo, which has enjoyed rapid growth since its founding in 2018, announced on Wednesday that it would launch its operations in France and Germany and said it wanted to continue its expansion in Europe.
Czech Carvago deploys its UV platform in Europe
In Western Europe, a new digital intermediary comes into effect, the Czech Carvago, which aims to sell 2,000 used cars per month through a position in Germany and Italy.