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New Head of BMW Group UK Corporate Sales Appointed

Steve Roberts has been appointed general manager – corporate sales at BMW Group UK, effective March 01, 2022. Roberts is an experienced BMW executive with over 25 years with the brand. He is also no stranger to the corporate environment, having previously run MINI corporate and the used car operation between 2017 and 2019.

Arval Increases UK and Global Fleet Orders By 15% During Pandemic

Arval reports that its fleet orders in the UK grew by 15% in what it says was a flat market during the pandemic-affected 2021. The leasing and mobility company posted a similar uplift in vehicle orders (15%) on a global basis as it grew its fleet to1,469,753 leased vehicles.

Hyundai Takes Lead In True Fleet Sales in the UK

With a positive approach to electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the fleet sector, and less affected by semiconductor supply issues, Hyundai in the UK has recorded the greatest annual growth of any OEM for True Fleet Sales during 2021.

In Memoriam: Cathy Morrissey (1958 - 2021)

Cathy Morrissey, retired national account manager for Ford Motor Co. and prominent member of the NAFA New England Chapter, passed away on Oct. 16, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 63.

McLeod New Director of VW UK to Lead Electrification Offensive

Rod McLeod, the former head of Skoda in the UK, is to become the new director of Volkswagen UK, effective Jan. 2, 2022. McLeod takes over the main Volkswagen job from current director, Andrew Savvas, who takes up a new role with Volkswagen of America.

In Memoriam: Bill Gibson — 1952 - 2021

Bill Gibson, director of national sales for ELMS, passed away on August 26, 2021, in Orlando, Fla., following a brief illness. Gibson is best remembered for his fleet career at General Motors, where he retired on April 30, 2011, as director, sales for General Motors Fleet & Commercial Operations. He worked at GM for 38 years, which included 21 years in GM Fleet & Commercial Operation, which included rental, commercial, and global fleet sales.

New BloombergNEF Report Says EVs To Rise Faster Than Ever

A new report from authoritative electrification analysts, BloombergNEF, says that electric vehicle (EV) sales are likely to accelerate at a rate greater than ever experienced before. However, in its annual Electric Vehicle Outlook report, BloombergNEF says that Governments need to encourage adoption further if they wish to be net-zero on carbon emissions by 2050.

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