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Want Govt To Pay For Half Of Your Electric Car? Try Estonia

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We don't do that here, but that practice would be even more tempting in Estonia--which gives a whopping $22,900 (18,000-euro) incentive on every electric car sold in the small Baltic republic. Some electric-car makers (they know who they are) tend to quote base prices after subtracting the U.S. Federal income tax credit of $7,500.

IEA: Estonia is pioneering technologies for more efficient and cleaner use of oil shale

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Estonia has more than 4 billion tonnes of estimated reserves—just over 1.1% In 2012, Estonia mined 15.86 million tonnes. Oil shale.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV enjoys new order record

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi Estonia Estonian Government Mitsubishi electric cars Mitsubishi i-MiEVOne of the earliest electric cars to go mainstream, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, has enjoyed one of its most significant orders to date. The [.].

Estonia takes the lead in electric car infrastructure

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Estonia has become the first country in the world to have a complete national network of DC fast chargers.

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Estonia launches nationwide fast charging network

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Estonia has become the world’s first country to launch a nationwide fast-charging network for electric vehicles, using technology provided by ABB.

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One DC Quick-Charge Station For Every Four Electric Cars! But, Where?

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It's called Estonia. Imagine a paradise for electric-car drivers, where half the car's cost is subsidized and there's a nationwide network of DC quick-charging stations so plentiful that there's one for every four cars. Such a place exists, actually. The tiny country of 1.2

JRC report finds electric vehicles in Europe on the way to full-scale commercialization

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This report covers battery-electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), range extended electric vehicles (REV), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV).

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Ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies raises €3.9M (US$5.2 M) in Round A financing

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Skeleton Technologies is located in Bautzen, Germany and Viimsi, Estonia. Skeleton Technologies, a manufacturer of high power- and energy-density ultracapacitors ( earlier post ) has completed Round A financing of €3.9 million (US$5.4 million). million announced in April 2013. —Skeleton Technologies CEO Mr Taavi Madiberk. Brief

Study finds that EV-specific factors rather than socio-demographic variables better predictors of EV uptake

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Of those, charging infrastructure was the best predictor of a country’s EV market share. Source: Sierzchula et al. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge.

Mitsubishi begins delivery of the largest order of i-MiEVs to date; 50 of 507 to Estonian government

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MMC plans to complete shipment of the entire order to Estonia by the end of the 2011 fiscal year. MMC will work to popularize EVs in Estonia by providing technical support to the Estonian government in monitoring CO 2 reductions and planning to start sales of the i-MiEV to the public in Estonia this coming November. Brief

Electric Qashqai becomes first EV to cross Gobi Desert

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Crossing through Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Mongolia, [.]. A couple of Danish travel writers have successfully travelled around the world in a converted Nissan Qashqai electric car. Electric cars Nissan Denmark electric car Gobi Moto Mundo Qashqai travel

ABB and Volvo Buses partnering on fast-charging system for hybrid and electric buses

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Volvo hybrid bus. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.) km or every 2 to 3 bus stops. The system is based on internationally certified standards.

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

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The 24 countries which are covered in the route, in alphabetical order, are as follows: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. Brief

ABB launches 22 kW AC & DC fast charging station

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Terra SC Duo Charge Station. Click to enlarge. The Terra SC Duo is available throughout Europe. Brief

Mitsubishi Corp. to provide 507 i-MiEVs to Estonian Government; CHAdeMO quick charging network for the country

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The 507 units will be shipped to Estonia by end of fiscal 2011. Estonia has set of goal of achieving a 10% share of renewable energy use in the transport sector. million people, Estonia may end up possessing the most dense and modern EV charging infrastructure and with most electric cars per capita. A hat-tip to Jarmo! ).

Estonian shale oil company acquires shale interests in Utah

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With the recent approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Eesti Energia (internationally known as Enefit) of Estonia has purchased a 100% interest in Oil Shale Exploration Company ( OSEC ) of Alabama, which has significant oil shale interests in Utah. Enefit has control over 3.1 Brief

Nissan to lead EC-backed multi-standard rapid charge network project in UK and Ireland

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The project, named Rapid Charge Network (RCN), was presented at the Trans European Transport Network (TEN-T) event in Tallinn, Estonia, which was hosted by European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas. Estonia was the first country in the world to open a nationwide EV fast-charging network. Brief

ABB launches Terra 53 DC fast charger in NA; SAE Combo and CHAdeMO

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To date, the company has helped facilitate the creation of nationwide charging infrastructure networks throughout Northern Ireland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Estonia. ABB has introduced the Terra 53 for North America, showcasing it at the Plug-in 2013 conference in San Diego. Brief

New cars sold in Europe in 2011 were 3.3% more fuel efficient than those sold in 2010; increasing diesel uptake

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Between 2010 and 2011 the number of new car registrations increased in many Member States, notably Latvia (71%), Lithuania (68%) and Estonia (66%) , but fell in others, including Greece (-31 %), Portugal (-31%) and Spain (-17 %). The data also show that car manufacturers are mostly on track to meeting European Union (EU) targets. in 2010.

Navigant Research forecasts EV charger global market to grow to $3.8B by 2020; 27.1% CAGR from 2013

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DC installations account for almost 5% of global installations; however, they do have a central role and leading market share in Japan and Estonia. Total installed public EVSE stations by technology and region, world markets: 2012. Source: Navigant Research. Click to enlarge. billion by 2020, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.1%.

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Volvo Buses has sold 3,000 electrified buses worldwide

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Over the past two years, demand for Volvo hybrid buses has also increased in eastern Europe, with a healthy sales trend in Estonia (44) and Poland (48). Volvo Buses has sold 3,000 hybrid, electric hybrid and electric buses to customers in 22 countries in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. All-electric buses: Volvo 7900 Electric.

Estonian PPP GoSwift wins global Transport Award for smart border crossing point service; traffic queue management

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The service was developed as a response to kilometer-long queues of vehicles waiting to cross the EU border from Estonia into Russia. Between 2010 and 2013, exports from Estonia to Russia grew by more than 66%, and the number of Russian visitors to Estonia increased by 35% in 2013.

Reports highlight ongoing advances in vehicle technology, consumer demand for fuel efficiency in US and Europe

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Cars with the highest average emissions were sold in Latvia (152g CO 2 /km) and Estonia (150g CO 2 /km). Source: CFA. Click to enlarge.

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Molycorp to increase supply of rare earth materials to Hitachi Metals; the two call off US joint venture plans

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Molycorp’s Mountain Pass facility (Project Phoenix). Source: Molycorp. Click to enlarge. Under a new agreement, Molycorp, Inc., Earlier post.)

IFQC annual ranking of gasoline sulfur standards sees progress around the world; US drops to 46th

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Maximum gasoline sulfur limits. Click to enlarge. Montenegro leaped 48 slots, from 89 th place in 2010 to 41 st in this year’s ranking.

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Estonia. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely. prices at the pump. to $4 per gallon. car market. Country.

Non-intrusive bio-monitoring system anticipates driver fatigue in the vehicle to prevent accidents

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The two-year project had its final meeting in June. All are invisible to the user. —Martínez et al. Scheme of the HARKEN concept. Background.

Skeleton Technologies raises €9.8 million; ramping up production of graphene-based ultracapacitors

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Based in Estonia and Germany, Skeleton Technologies currently has 42 employees and plans to increase the headcount with a focus on expanding the mid-scale Estonian manufacturing facilities and acceleration plans for mass manufacturing in Saxony, Germany. million ($10.7 —Andrus Allikmäe, Harju Elekter Group CEO. million. Brief

EEA: Higher EU greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 due to economic recovery and cold winter

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The relative growth in emissions was highest in Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Latvia. Greenhouse gas emissions increased in the EU in 2010 as a result of both economic recovery in many countries after the 2009 recession and a colder winter, according to the latest greenhouse gas inventory published by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

I.M. Group to Import Great Wall Vehicles Into Europe Starting in 2010

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Initially, the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will be targeted. Group, the UK-based automotive importer and distributor for Subaru, Isuzu and Daihatsu, has signed an agreement that will see it import vehicles from Chinese auto maker, Great Wall Motor Company Limited, into Europe starting next year. Group next year.

Mitsubishi Motors to supply 635 Outlander PHEVs to National Police of Ukraine

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These vehicles are to be delivered around July 2017. Mitsubishi has extensively revised the Outlander PHEV for 2017. Hybrids Plug-ins

Jordanian cabinet OKs $2.4B oil shale project with Enefit; largest in region and world

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An article in the January 2014 issue of IEA Energy: The Journal of the International Energy Agency reported that Estonia, which has the most developed oil shale industry in the world, is collaborating in pursuing wider use of oil shale in a cleaner, more sustainable manner. This equates to about US$0.13) per kilowatt-hour for a period of 26.5

Nordic green signs Agency Agreement with BioMCN for bio-methanol

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Nordic Green, a company focused on the introduction of bio-methanol, has signed an Agency Agreement with BioMCN , a producer of bio-methanol, for the representation and sales of bio-methanol in Nordic (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland) and Baltic (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) countries. Brief

Jordan signs $2B oil shale investment agreement with Saudi company

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The Saudi company will use the Russian Oil Shale Technology ( UTT3000 ) which has proved its success internationally in developing oil shale since 1950 in Estonia, which is currently producing around 10 thousand barrels a day of shale oil. The cost of the project including the shale oil upgrading facilities is estimated to be $4 billion.

Molycorp purchases remaining shares of European rare earth processing company

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Molycorp now owns 100% of the Sillamäe, Estonia-based facility, known as Molycorp Sillamäe. Molycorp, Inc. has purchased the remaining shares of Molycorp Silmet AS, one of only two rare earth processing companies in Europe. On 1 April 2011, Molycorp purchased a 90.023% stake in AS Silmet in a transaction valued at approximately $89 million.

First flight in Euro I-4D air traffic management project

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NORACON is a consortium of eight air navigation service providers: Austro Control and the North European ANS Providers (NEAP); Avinor (Norway); EANS (Estonia); Finavia (Finland); IAA (Ireland); ISAVIA (Iceland); LFV (Sweden) and Naviair (DK). Earlier post.) As a result, aircraft flying in a holding pattern will be reduced. Brief

Oil Drum Licenses On-Board Hydrogen Generator for Baltic States

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The deal will allow UAB Hydro2 to manufacture, sell and install the Save-Fuel On Demand Hydrogen Technology for the truck, bus and coach industries in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. As a result the engine burns fuel more efficiently and produces less particulate emissions and reduces the vehicle’s environmental impact.

New cars in Europe in 2013 collectively met 2015 CO2 target two years ahead of the deadline

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On average, the most efficient cars were bought in the Netherlands (109 g CO 2 /km), Greece (111g) and Portugal (112g) while the country selling the least efficient cars was Latvia (147g) followed by Estonia (147g) and Bulgaria (142g). 2015 target: 130 g CO 2 /km. 2020 target: 95 g CO 2 /km. Source: EEA. Click to enlarge. grams.

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European consortium investigating graphene-based materials for lightweight cars; energy-efficient and safe vehicles

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The 66 new partners come from 19 countries, six of which are new to the consortium: Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary and Israel.

Skeleton Technologies receives US patent for nanoporous carbon powder supercapacitor material; higher energy and power densities and lower cost

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Skeleton Technologies , an energy-storage start-up located in Tartu, Estonia, was recently awarded a US patent ( #7,803,345 ) on its nanoporous carbon powder supercapacitor material. This allows increased access to nanopores by the liquids, in turn raising the energy density. million in 2011 to $284.1 million during that period. Batteries