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Ford and Volkswagen to Collaborate to Create New Autonomous Vehicles by 2022

Ford and Volkswagen to Collaborate to Create New Autonomous Vehicles by 2022

​A new range of vehicles is music to our fleet-loving ears, and some big brands have hit the ground running straight into 2019. It has been recently announced that Ford and Volkswagen will be forming an alliance to develop and build new commercial vehicles for global markets, with these exciting developments starting in 2022.

To support the array of environmentally friendly initiatives taking place to tackle the use of fossil fuels, Ford and Volkswagen have recently signed a memorandum of understanding to investigate further collaboration on mobility services and electrics, as both companies have stated that they are open to considering additional vehicle programmes in the near future.

Ford will design and build medium-sized vehicles for both companies and large commercial vans for European customers, while Volkswagen has the responsibility of designing and building smaller van. As many of us know, carmakers in the modern era are under constant pressure to keep up with the trends, as they are experiencing constant pressure to develop cleaner vehicles amid concern over the health risks associated with traditional diesel vehicles. With the rise of WLTP, there are many factors for businesses and fleet managers to consider to remain compliant in the industry.

At Marshall Leasing, we understand that managing a fleet on your own can be a daunting task. As the individual responsible for the vehicles at your institution, it is crucial to keep on top of the latest legislative changes to find the best possible vehicles for the most affordable price. To help with this, our ‘Vehicle Comparison’ tool, available for free on our website, is the perfect method to weigh up the pricing, driver cost, equipment and technical features of your fleet.

For additional information on how Marshall Leasing can help with all your fleeting needs, please visit our website here

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