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Wind energy capacity in Europe now exceeds total coal output

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For the first time, the total installed capacity of wind energy in Europe now exceeds the total output of electric powerplants fueled with coal. Europe renewable energy energy wind energy fossil fuelsAnd that imbalance is likely to grow as more.

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Nissan Suggests 'Five Most Breathtaking Electric Drives' In Europe (Video)

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So if you're still planning a summer vacation, Nissan Europe has a few. Europe Videos plug-in cars Great Drives tourism

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Volvo CEO says hybrids will supplant diesels, even in Europe

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Even though it has experienced some ripples of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Europe remains a diesel stronghold. Diesels have been popular in Europe for decades because of their high fuel economy, although governments in several countries are trying to limit their use because of concerns over air pollution. Europe Plug-In Hybrids

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Europe's carbon goals could make cars unaffordable: Ford exec

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Europe emissions Fuel Economy transportation policyStricter emissions standards may raise the average cost of new vehicles, but will that make them "elitist?" The increasingly sophisticated technology required to improve the efficiency of new gasoline and diesel cars does indeed add to their cost.

2016 39

$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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Daimler invests in ChargePoint to grow electric-car charging in Europe, joins BMW

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Europe Mercedes-Benz Daimler plug-in cars charging infrastructure ChargePoint NetworkAs automakers produce electric cars in greater numbers, public charging infrastructure will become even more crucial to lure new buyers and convince them the cars can be practical.

2017 22

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

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), IVECO (a brand of CNH Industrial) and ENGIE (Global Energy Player) are broadly collaborating to promote natural gas vehicles and infrastructure in Europe. Transportation is responsible for 22% of CO 2 emissions in the world (and even 30% in Europe); 95% of the energy consumed by this sector comes from oil.

2017 30

Toyota piloting all-hybrid car-sharing scheme in Europe: YUKÕ

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Toyota Europe is piloting a new full hybrid car sharing program—named YUKÕ – Japanese for ‘Let’s go’—in two European cities: Dublin, Ireland and Forlì, Italy. We’re starting small to verify our business model, but we have the ambition to expand with more vehicles and cities in Europe in the coming years. Brief

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

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Electric (Battery) Europe Fuel Cells Hybrids Market Background Plug-insThe choice of models went from 3 to nearly 30 in the same period.

2015 54

PwC: electrified vehicle sales on the rise in Europe, continued growth expected

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In 2016, however, PwC forecasts a reduction in plug-in hybrid sales in Europe as many of the current government subsidies are being eliminated.

2016 46

Chevy Bolt EV To Be Sold In Europe As Opel Ampera-E Electric Car

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When the first-generation Chevrolet Volt debuted just over five years ago, General Motors created a version for Europe called the Opel Ampera. Europe General Motors Opel Ampera plug-in carsNow that the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car is.

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Emission debate in Europe: should new EU agency test, or each nation?

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But, in Europe at least, there is some debate about which entity will. Europe emissions EUThe Volkswagen diesel scandal has brought increased scrutiny on how new cars are tested for emissions and fuel economy.

Diesel sales in Europe will fall close to zero within 10 years: prediction

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But in the Europe, the issue of diesel emissions looms far larger yet. Europe emissionsIn the U.S., the Volkswagen diesel scandal was a case of an automaker betraying the trust of more than half a million owners.

2017 18

Audi equipping new models in Europe with Audi connect SIM

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Audi is now equipping its new models that use the second-generation modular infotainment platform with Audi connect SIM. Connected vehicles

2016 45

BMW says electrified models exceeding sales expectations, especially in Europe

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BMW said that its electrified models continue to exceed expectations, especially in Europe. While 4% of all BMW sales in Western Europe in July were electrified vehicles, that percentage increases significantly in markets where innovative electric mobility is supported through financial and infrastructure measures.

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ICCT update finds real-world vehicle fuel economy gap continues to widen in Europe to 40%

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Peter Mock, Managing Director of ICCT Europe. Europe Fuel Efficiency Policy RegulationsEarlier post.). Source: ICCT. Click to enlarge.

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Nissan Leaf electric car on scenic coastal, rural drives in Europe: video

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The Japanese carmaker recently released a video of its Leaf electric car driving to picturesque coastal locations throughout Europe.

2016 18

BMW, Ford, Mercedes, VW Group to build electric-car fast-charging network in Europe

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Europe Daimler charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS With a slew of 200-mile electric cars planned for 2018 and later, the question of how their drivers will be able to make long-distance trips is coming to the fore in a big way. and more than 400 sites outside.

2018 18

Nissan e-NV200 beats Renault Kangoo ZE in electric van sales in Europe

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance continues to lead all other automakers globally in sales of battery-electric cars. The Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric car in history, while the Renault Zoe now leads the European market for cars with plugs. But Renault-Nissan's electric-vehicle dominance isn't limited to passenger cars. DON'T MISS: Fuel-cell.

2017 28

Toyota Motor Europe hybrid sales up 45% year-to-date; targeting 50% hybrid take-rate by 2020

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) reported that sales of hybrids have increased 45% so far this year compared with the same period in 2015—which was already a record year. 31% of Toyota Motor Europe’s customers have opted for a hybrid powertrain in 2016; 41% in Western Europe alone. Europe Hybrids Sales—Karl Schlicht.

VW e-Crafter, Mercedes Urban e-truck concept: electric vans for Europe

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That is seemingly about to change, at least in Europe. Europe Trucks Mercedes-Benz plug-in cars Commercial vehicleTo realize truly significant reductions in carbon emissions, powertrain electrification will have to extend beyond just passenger cars. DON'T MISS: Road for electric trucks with.

GM Europe exec sees 10 to 15 percent electric cars by 2030

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Europe General Motors Opel sales plug-in cars Opel Ampera-e

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Fiat is Europe’s cleanest car brand for sixth year

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Fiat has been named Europe’s cleanest car brand for 2012; a title it has now achieved for the sixth year running. Fiat JATO Dynamics Europe

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Nissan and ENEL announce V2G system, launch smart grid trials in Europe

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Nissan will commence Smart Grid trials in partnership with multinational energy manufacturer and distributor, ENEL. Earlier post.). Click to enlarge.

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Avis Builds Largest Electric-Vehicle Lease Fleet In Europe With Latest Nissan Order

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Denmark is about to gain the largest fleet of electric cars available for lease in Europe, thanks to a deal between Nissan and Avis. The rental company will purchase 401 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans, and 60 Nissan Leaf electric cars. Denmark fleet sales plug-in cars Avis Nissan e-NV200

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Audi A5 is third model to run on natural gas, for Europe only

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In Europe, though, the German luxury maker Audi remains committed to natural-gas powertrains. New natural-gas passenger cars from major carmakers have disappeared from the U.S. Natural-gas options are available for large pickup trucks and vans but only exist for cars through aftermarket conversions offered by specialty firms.

2017 17

Nissan BladeGlider arrives in Europe

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Nissan’s innovative BladeGlider concept has made its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show this week. Electric cars Nissan Editor Pick

Tesla to open 30 new service centers and stores across Europe, expand Supercharger network

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Tesla will also continue rapidly expanding its Supercharger network, allowing Model S drivers to travel long distances across Europe for free. The retail, service, and Supercharger expansions come as Tesla dials up its commitment to Europe, which continues to be a priority market for the company. Earlier post.). Brief

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€8.5M INTEGRAL thermoelectric generator project with focus on vehicles kicks off in Europe

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Three major Pilot Lines or Technology Platforms in Europe will support key industrial stakeholders in improving material performance and process parameters, which will allow them to scale-up industrial production of thermoelectric materials. The European Commission is provided €7 million of the funding. Valeo Systèmes Thermiques. Ricardo.

2017 21

Air Liquide and Hyundai commit to accelerate deployment of H2 fuel cell vehicles and infrastructure in Korea and Europe

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On the occasion of this state visit, Air Liquide and Hyundai committed to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen infrastructure and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) in Korea and in Europe. In Europe, Air Liquide and Hyundai intend to further develop FCEV fleet projects such as taxis or municipal fleets. Brief

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Toyota to begin sales of Mirai fuel cell vehicle in Europe by September

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At the Geneva motor show, Toyota announced that it would begin sales of the new Mirai fuel cell vehicle ( earlier post ) in Europe by September.

2015 46

Europe reveals plan to reduce car noise

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Green cars Latest news car noise Europe green cars noiseIt has voted by 30 to 27 for lowering motor vehicle noise limits for vehicles [.].

Partners launch $51M hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and infrastructure project in Europe

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million) to supply three of its electrolyzer-based refueling stations to London under Europe’s FCH JU (Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking)-funded HyFive project. Europe Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure These stations will share internationally agreed fuel and re-fueling standards. million (US$4.7

Peugeot-Citroen Sells 50,000th Diesel Hybrid Car In Europe

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It''s used in four different models on sale throughout Europe--Citroen''s DS5 Hybrid4, Peugeot''s 3008 and 508 French automobile maker PSA, responsible for the Peugeot and Citroen brands, has just sold the 50,000th example of a drivetrain we''ve not yet seen in the U.S.--diesel diesel hybrids.

Nissan introduces new 1.5L diesel in Juke in Europe; 56 mpg US

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Nissan is introducing a new 1.5-liter dCi diesel engine in the Juke in Europe. Diesel Engines Europe Fuel Efficiency Nissan Juke n-tec.

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Fisker’s Karma coming around in Europe

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Fisker Europe Fisker Karma SalesFisker’s European expansion continues apace with the news that car dealer group Guarnieri will exclusively import and market all Fisker vehicles in Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

Elon Musk Talks Tesla Model X Details, Model S Upgrades, At Europe Q+A Sessions

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Tesla Motors is notoriously stingy with information about its cars and future plans, to the great frustration of news-hungry Model S owners and fans.

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Van Model For Europe, But Still A Year Away For U.S.

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Over in Europe however the plug-in crossover has been on sale for a few months now--and Mitsubishi is adding another variant to the range. American buyers are still enduring what seems like an interminable wait for the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid.

Electric cars: Will Europe lead the way? The Green Piece.

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But a recent report by Ernst & Young suggests that it is Europe that will become the first mass [.]. Europe U.STuesday 18 October, 2011. The Green Piece Column. When it comes to electric cars, many have said that it is the emerging economies, not shackled by convention, that will lead the way in electric car uptake.

Nissan Leaf Customers Get Battery Leasing Option In Europe

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In Europe, things are a little different. In America, if you want a new electric car, you go to a dealer and buy one. You might have to wait a bit of course, but generally your money gets you access to both the car and its batteries. If you''re Renault, you sell people a car and offer its batteries only on a lease.