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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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This collaboration is in line with the implementation of the DAFI Directive (Directive 2014/94 - Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructures), with a particular focus on certain countries and regions, starting from Wallonia, Belgium. The Government of Wallonia also set a new regulation to promote the development of CNG infrastructure.

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The importance of considering non-exhaust traffic emissions; the role of EVs

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Regulatory regimes seeking to reduce emissions from transport have largely focused on tailpipe emissions—i.e., 2013 found that the ratio of non-exhaust to exhaust particles is strongly increasing in the last two decades, due to exhaust emission reductions. emissions, EVs deliver only a negligible reduction in emissions.

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Volvo Buses receives order for 90 electric hybrid buses and fast charging stations from Belgium

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The Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid operates quietly and exhaust emission-free on electricity for about 70% of its route.

Volvo sells 11 electric hybrid buses with 2 ABB automated fast-chargers to Namur, Belgium

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This is the largest order to date for the company’s electric bus system. TEC is buying the bus system as a turn-key solution. miles). ABB bus chargers.

Elektromotive Extends European Recharging Network to Belgium and Luxembourg

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UK-based Elektromotive has appointed The PluginCompany to install networks of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Belgium and Luxembourg.

Umicore to Build Battery Recycling Plant in Belgium

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Umicore will build an industrial scale recycling facility for end-of-life rechargeable batteries in Hoboken, Belgium. This recycling process has high metal yields and will cut CO 2 emissions compared to the primary production of cobalt and nickel. This figure will rise to 45 % by 2016.

Imaging study: air pollution impairs function of blood vessels in lungs

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—lead author Dr Jean-Francois Argacha, a cardiologist at the University Hospital (UZ) Brussels, Belgium. Emission controls such as particulate filters have reduced tailpipe emissions, but other sources such as engine crankcases, tires and brake wear are becoming important. Emissions Health—Dr. Argacha.

Six automated truck platoons to compete in European Truck Platooning Challenge

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IVECO will depart from Brussels and DAF from their production location in Westerlo, Belgium. yards). Daimler. Earlier post.) Scania. Volvo.

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$70M H2ME project launches in Europe to deploy 325 fuel cell vehicles and 29 refueling stations

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A large coalition of European partners has launched the €63-million (US$70-million) project Hydrogen Mobility Europe ( H2ME ). Click to enlarge.

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Obama In Detroit, Audi Q6 e-Tron Plant, Diesel 'Defeat Devices': Today's Car News

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Today, President Barack Obama visits the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Audi selects a plant in Belgium to build its new electric SUV, and the Internet offers diesel "defeat devices" for owners looking to mess with their vehicles' emissions controls. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

ASTM International launches group to create standards for recovered carbon black (rCB)

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One such, CCT Stegelitz GmbH, says that every full truckload of recovered carbon black (rCB) sold prevents the consumption of 68 tons of oil, avoids emissions of 57 tons of CO 2 , and convert 7,500 post-consumer tires into a purposeful resource in the circular economy. Materials Recycling Standards Tires

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Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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At the Brussels Motorshow in Belgium, Renault Pro+ introduced two new electric light commercial vehicles—New Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E.—to

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Air pollutant emission 2010 limits exceeded in twelve EU Member States; road transport NOx a main factor

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Twelve European Union Member States exceeded one or more of the emission limits set by the EU National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive, according to recent official data for 2010 reported to the European Environment Agency (EEA). In some instances the limits were exceeded by significant amounts. —EEA Executive Director Prof.

Opel rejects VRT News report of modified diesel emissions software

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Belgium-based VRT News has charged that Opel dealers have been modifying the software in the Zafira Tourer 1.6 diesel to change the emission behavior of the vehicles. In addition, Opel announced in December that the company is voluntarily taking the next step to meet future emissions guidelines, both on CO 2 and NO x. Brief

Honda targets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency with 8,500-mile diesel drive across Europe

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l/100 km) on the European combined cycle, a range of 817 miles on one tank of fuel and CO 2 emissions of 99 g/km. On 1 June, two members of Honda’s European Research & Development (R&D) team will set out on the journey from Aalst, Belgium. i-DTEC diesel engined Honda Civic Tourer. In the Civic Tourer, the 1.6 Brief

Volkswagen confirms EA288 diesel engines designed for EU5 and EU6 not affected by defeat device software

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Volkswagen confirmed on Thursday that no software constituting an improper emissions control defeat device as defined in law is installed in vehicles with EA 288 EU5- or EU6-engines in the European Union. In Belgium, some 320,000 affected vehicles—models with the EA 189-type diesel engine and a displacement of 1.2 Earlier post.).

EC Survey finds majority of Europeans willing to compromise on performance, size, range and price to reduce vehicle emissions; 53% say they use car as main mode of transport

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The highest level of support for such schemes existed in Luxembourg (71%), Italy (68%), the Netherlands (64%), Cyprus (61%) and Belgium (60%).

NOx emissions exceeded limits in 12 European countries in 2010

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2010 NO x emissions (all sectors) and ceilings for 12 EU countries exceeding their limits. The accompanying report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) confirms an initial assessment published earlier this year, showing 12 EU Member States exceeded limits under the National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive in 2010. Resources.

Twelve European countries miss emissions marker

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It finds that nitrogen oxides air pollution from traffic, households and industry is above internationally agreed limits in: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, [.]. Green cars Green credentials Latest news emission standards emission statistics emissions European Environmental Agency green cars nitrogen oxides

ABB to charge the largest single network of 101 electric buses in Europe using open industry standard OppCharge

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The order will include installation sites in Charleroi, Belgium, providing 15 ABB charging stations in total by 2018, to power 101 Volvo electric hybrid buses in the Wallonia public transport system, operated by TEC Group. The Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid operates quietly and exhaust emission-free on electricity for about 70% of its route.

AMITRAN project developing CO2 assessment methodology for intelligent transport systems

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Since present transport emissions are 27% above 1990 levels, this will be particularly difficult to achieve. million (US$3.4 million).

Emissions of Air Pollutants down in EU-27

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The European Community’s air pollutant emission inventory report released by the European Environment Agency finds that in 2007, sulphur oxides (SO x ) emissions were down by 72 % from 1990 levels. EU-27 emissions of all four pollutants were lower in 2007 than in 2006. and NMVOC. LRTAP.

Van Hool wins EU funding for 21 fuel cell buses; powered by Ballard FCvelocity-HD7 modules

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Van Hool is a Belgium-based independent bus, coach and industrial vehicle OEM. Van Hool N.V. Earlier post.) The air compressor is separate.

Report predicts significant fall in vehicle emissions

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Eighty per cent of European vehicle sales will be in the less than 150g/km CO2 emission band by 2015: that’s the verdict of a new report from Frost & Sullivan entitled “Implementation Roadmap of CO2 Tax Banding in European Countries and Impact Analysis on Powertrain and Green Technology Adoption”.

Scania receives order for 158 biofuel buses in Sweden; ethanol and biodiesel

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Compared to using a conventional diesel engine, Keolis reduces carbon-dioxide emissions by 70% by using ethanol; for RME, the corresponding figure is 64%. Scania has received an order for 158 buses from public transport company Keolis Sverige in Sweden. The delivery to Keolis consists of urban, suburban and intercity buses. Brief

Ford focuses on wind power

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To create true zero emission technology, electricity must come from renewable sources – and now Ford is taking the lead with wind power. The company has put two giant wind turbines, each standing more than 150 metres tall, into service at its Ford Genk plant in Belgium.

Air pollution associated with increased heart attack risk despite “safe” levels

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and NO 2 originate predominantly from the combustion of fossil fuels such as emissions from industrial plants or vehicles. Emissions Health

London taxis to be fueled by UK’s first network of hydrogen stations

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The vehicles and refueling site form part of the Mayor’s plan to promote innovative zero- and low-emission technologies. London already hosts the UK’s only zero-emission bus route running with a fleet of hydrogen single-decker buses. HyRaMP , Belgium. Element Energy Ltd , UK. LTI Vehicles , UK. Greater London Authority , UK.

Elektromotive continues European expansion

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Last week we told you that the company was heading to Belgium and Luxembourg (see article ), and now it will play a pivotal role in the introduction of an electric vehicle recharging infrastructure in Denmark. This is a crucial moment for the Danish market and the global shift towards zero-emissions motoring,” he said. .

Ford and Schaeffler demonstrate Fiesta-based e-WheelDrive car; follow-up research project in the works

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At Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium, Ford Motor Company and Schaeffler demonstrated the Fiesta-based eWheelDrive car. Fiesta eWheelDrive.

T&E: VW sells least polluting Euro 6 diesels in Europe; no brand meets Euro 6 in real-world driving; loopholes & defeat strategies

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For the in-house analysis, T&E analyzed emissions test data from around 230 diesel car models. million) and Belgium (1.4 million). How?”.

Stanford’s GCEP awards $10.5M for research on renewable energy; solar cells, batteries, renewable fuels and bioenergy

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A team of scientists from the United States, Belgium and Scotland also received support for research that could lead to the large-scale conversion of cellulosic plants to biofuels: Optimizing yield and composition in lignin?modified The Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University has awarded $10.5 Light trapping in high?efficiency,

Deutsche Post DHL and Renault aim to intensify their collaboration on the use of electric vehicles

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is an electrified vehicle that is used to transport DHL Express shipments at the moment in France as well as in Aruba, Belgium, Denmark and Germany. In addition, the company makes use of aerodynamic modifications in order to reduce CO 2 -emissions significantly. The Kangoo Z.E. Renault ZOE as well as the Renault Twizy. Brief

Europcar to introduce Opel Ampera extended range EV as a rental car throughout Europe

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The goal is to deploy the first vehicles in Europcar rental outlets in Germany in November of this year, followed soon afterwards by Belgium and the Netherlands. According to the ECE R101 regulation for measuring fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions, the Ampera consumes less than 1.6 Opel Ampera. Click to enlarge.

Tesla delivered ~5,500 Model S worldwide in Q3, more than 1,000 to European customers; non-GAAP profit narrows and GAAP loss widens from Q2

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Non-GAAP automotive gross margin (excluding zero emission vehicle or ZEV credits) rose to 21% from 14% last quarter. In its third quarter results, Tesla Motors reported delivering about 5,500 Model S units worldwide, with more than 1,000 of those going to European customers. Earlier post.). The company is now producing 550 cars per week.

Dana offering Spicer PowerBoost hydraulic-hybrid system for off-highway field testing; demonstrated fuel savings of 20-25%

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Powerboost system. Click to enlarge. to 3.6-tonne (6k to 8k) lifting capacity. Heavy-duty Hybrids Hydraulic Hybrid Off-road

Toyota Mirai FCV wins at the e-Rally Monte-Carlo

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Thirty-five crews of nine different nationalities were registered, primarily with battery electric vehicles. Brief

First Toyota Mirai in Norway delivered to Uno-X Hydrogen

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Following the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany and Belgium, Norway is the 5 th European country to start selling the fuel cell sedan. The latest result of this hard work is the Toyota Mirai, a zero-emission car with a driving range of up to 550 km (342 miles) that can be refueled in 3 to 5 minutes. Earlier post.). Brief

Aleris to invest $350M to upgrade Kentucky aluminum rolling mill for anticipated growth in automotive demand

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Aleris is currently a leading supplier to the European premium auto industry, which has led the transition to aluminum driven by tighter emissions standards. Aleris will invest $350 million to upgrade capabilities at its aluminum rolling mill in Lewisport, Kentucky. —Steve Demetriou, Aleris Chairman and CEO.

EEA: Air pollution in 10 EU countries still above legal limits; road transport and agriculture

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The main reasons for the exceedances are emissions from road transport (NO x ) and agriculture (NH 3 ). Brief