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Portugal to gain 1,300 new EV charging points

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A new partnership between non-profit firm Inteli and utilities company Oracle is to support the installation of 1,350 electric vehicle charging stations in Portugal. Oracle points Portugal renewableIt forms part of the [.]. Electric cars charging electric MOBI.E

Nissan begins construction of Li-ion battery plant in Portugal

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has begun construction of an advanced lithium-ion battery plant in Cacia, Portugal to support the rollout of electric vehicles from the Renault-Nissan Alliance in Europe. Nissan Motor Co., The facility will start operations in December 2012 and will have a total capacity of 50,000 units a year. Brief

Electric Leaf makes European debut in Portugal

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PortugalJapan its first Leaf models and now so does Europe after Portuguese electric mobility consortium MOBI.E took delivery of nine of the all-electric cars from Nissan this week. The consortium becomes the first commercial customer in Europe to take delivery of the car dubbed the world’s ‘first mass-market, full electric vehicle’.

Siemens receives major order from Portugal for 100 fast-charging columns; framework agreement for 300

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Siemens has received a major order for its model Charge CP700A charging point from Portugal. As part of the Portuguese program to promote electromobility (MOBI.E), Siemens Portugal concluded a framework agreement for delivery of up to 300 charging points. Brief

Group to improve electric car batteries for Spain and Portugal

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news SEAT electric car batteries Ficosa Portugal Sanyo SpainElectric vehicles in Spain and Portugalare set to benefit from a new collaboration between Volkswagen Group member SEAT, Ficosa and Sanyo; which will focus on the development of batteries for the region.

New electric truck trial gets underway in Portugal

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Produced at the car giant’s Tramagal plant in Portugal, eight models of the new Canter E-Cell [.]. Electric vehicles Editor Pick

1-year customer field trials of FUSO electric Canter in Portugal show 64% lower costs, 37% reduction in CO2 given local power mix

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Daimler has concluded customer field trials with eight pre-production Fuso Canter E-Cell electric trucks ( earlier post ) in Portugal.

Petrobras and Galp to Form Biofuels Joint Venture in Portugal

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Petrobras and Galp Energia signed a cooperation agreement for a biofuels production project in Portugal. According to Petrobras Biocombustível CEO Miguel Rossetto, production is expected to start in Portugal in 2015. The project will be implemented via a parity joint venture yet to be formally constituted. Earlier post.).

New electric sports car revealed in Lisbon

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Portugal now has its very first electric sports car, as a new company called VE reveals its Veeco RT 1 Series, set to go on sale mid-2013. Electric cars electric car new PortugalAn electric trike type vehicle, the Veeco was first unveiled in Lisbon back in February.

Fisker’s Karma coming around in Europe

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Fisker’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. Fisker Europe Fisker Karma Sales

Ring of Smart Parts Thieves Broken Up in Portugal

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Police in Oporto, Portugal, have announced the arrest of a gang of not-very-smart Smart thieves, along with the seizure of thousands of separate parts and four stolen Smart cars found in a garage near the Bonfim area. That workshop, which was dedicated to sales of parts, repairs, and used Smart cars, has been closed by court order.

Renault-Nissan Alliance to take electric vehicles to Portugal

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Having already announced that Portugal will be one of the first two countries in Europe to receive its all electric compact family car in December, the Nissan LEAF, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has now made another electric mobility partnership in the country. Nissan LEAF Portugal Renault-Nissan Alliance

SEAT, Ficosa and Sanyo join forces to develop batteries for electric vehicles in Spain and Portugal

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Volkswagen Group member SEAT, Ficosa and Sanyo have signed an agreement to promote the development of batteries for electric vehicles in Spain and Portugal. To SEAT president James Muir, this partnership represents “ a major breakthrough in the bid for the development of SEAT alternative vehicles. Brief

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and MOBI.E Tech (Portugal) to Promote Electric Mobility

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Tech have partnered for the promotion of electric mobility in Portugal. The stations will be installed all over Portugal, in places such as public car parks, shopping centers, hotels, airports and gasoline stations. The Renault-Nissan Alliance and the Portuguese consortium MOBI.E Tech is actively working towards deploying the MOBI.E

Nissan Begins Taking LEAF Orders Now in Portugal and Ireland, UK on 1 Sep

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Nissan International SA will begin taking orders today for the Nissan LEAF EV in Portugal and the Republic of Ireland. Nissan LEAF deliveries begin in Portugal in January, Ireland in February and the UK in March. Pre-orders in the UK, Nissan’s additional lead market in Europe, will begin 1 September.

Nissan to Build Li-ion Battery Plants for EVs in the UK and Portugal

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The governments of the UK and Portugal have offered to extend financial assistance and other support to ensure that Nissan locates the proposed plants within their respective countries. In Portugal, several possible sites for the battery plant have been identified and the final selection will be announced at a later date.

SUVs became the largest and fastest-growing automotive segment in 2015; up 22% from 2014

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Portugal: +54.8%. Global sales of SUVs surged 22% in 2015, supporting an overall increase in global sales of light vehicles of 1.7% in 2014-2015, according to data released by global market research company Euromonitor International. SUVs overtook lower medium cars to become the largest automotive segment in 2015, accounting for 22.9% Brief

Petrobras Launches Two Palm Oil Projects; Biodiesel in State of Pará, Renewable Diesel with Galp in Portugal

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The Belém project will produce around 250,000 tons of renewable diesel in Portugal, in partnership with Galp Energia, to supply the Iberian market. The feedstock supply strategy foresees planting oil palm in areas impacted by humans, working in one of the regions affected the most by deforestation in the State of Pará. Biodiesel Pará. Belém.

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Electric Leaf order books open in Europe

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The Japanese carmaker confirmed the date as the order books for the all-electric car open for customers in Portugal and Ireland. Nissan has confirmed that order books for its electric Leaf model will open to UK customers on September 1, ahead of the first deliveries set for March next year. The move means that Portuguese, [.].

i-MiEV electric car available in 15 European countries

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The electric car is now available in 15 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It may have taken its time to reach the marketplace, but the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is now firmly making its mark across Europe.

New superionic glasses show promise as electrolytes for advanced lithium batteries

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A group led by Dr. Maria Braga at the University of Porto (Portugal) reports in the RSC’s Journal of Material Chemistry A journal on the potential for a novel type of superionic glasses for use as a solid electrolyte in advanced Lithium batteries. 1 at 25 °C). —Braga et al. Resources. Braga, J. Ferreira, V. Stockhausen, J. Mater. Chem.

Kinetics Drive Solutions and Efacec collaborate on electric bus propulsion systems

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and Portugal-based Efacec Electric Mobility, S.A. Kinetics’ NexDrive EV3-850 + PowerPhase HD electric drive system. Click to enlarge.

In conversation with Nissan’s Francois Bancon

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Car sharing network expands across Europe

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Car sharing service, BlaBlaCar is to expand its reach across Europe entering no less than five new countries; Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Portugal. First launched in Paris in 2006, the company’s long-distance ride-sharing network now operates in nine countries across Europe including the UK.

EV Cup appoints MSVR

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The 2011 EV Cup is expected to be staged UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA, with the first round set for 6th August at Silverstone. The ground breaking EV Cup, the world’s first racing series exclusively featuring zero emission (tail pipe) electric vehicles has appointed MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR_ as the organising club. The series [.].

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

JATO Dynamics: European new car registrations buoyed by SUVs during February 2016

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There were only four markets where registrations fell during the month: Greece (-32%), Netherlands (-17%), Portugal (-3%) and Switzerland (-1%). European new car registrations grew by 13.8% in February 2016, marking the 30 th consecutive month of year-on-year growth, according to figures from JATO Dynamics. of the total European market.

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Passenger car registrations in EU down 7.1% in January 2012 year-on-year

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The biggest contraction was noted in Portugal (-47.4%) and the largest increase in Romania (+86.4%). growth. with 240,736 units. Brief

Major power and gas company E.ON splitting in two; focusing on renewables, spinning off conventional power generation

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s financial flexibility is further enhanced by the divestment of its entire businesses in Spain and Portugal, which it has agreed to sell to Macquarie, an Australian investment firm, for an enterprise value of €2.5 itself will focus on renewables, distribution networks, and customer solutions. SE shareholders. In 2015, E.ON billion (US$0.62

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New car sales down in January

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Green cars Latest news car registrations European Union France germany new car sales Portugal Romania UKIt may not be the bleak times of the credit crunch, but demand for new cars slumped dramatically during January. In the first month of the year, new car registrations fell by 7.1 per cent in the EU compared to the same month one year ago.

Report: Nissan to build battery plant in France

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Nissan and NEC also plan to build lithium-ion battery plants in the US, the UK and Portugal ahead of 2012 bringing their worldwide lithium-ion battery supply capacity to around 500,000 cars a year – up from its initial goal of 400,000 units. According to reports in The Nikkei , the plant would be built in 2012 to supply Renault.

ITF report finds self-driving shared vehicles could take up to 90% of cars off city streets; total kilometers travelled increases

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Even during peak hours, only about one-third (35%) of the current number of cars would be needed to provide the same number of trips as today.

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Nissan forms partnership in Seattle

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Elsewhere in the world, Renault-Nissan has already begun initiatives in Kanagawa Prefecture and Yokohama in Japan; as well as in Israel, Denmark, Portugal, Monaco, the UK, France, Switzerland, Ireland, China and Hong Kong. Nissan has agreed to supply electric vehicles in and around the Seattle metropolitan area.

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.

Daimler Trucks unveils electric heavy-duty Urban eTruck from Mercedes-Benz; fleet trial for the light-duty Fuso Canter E-Cell

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The entire conventional drivetrain has been replaced by an electrically driven rear axle with electric motors directly adjacent to the wheel hubs.

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Europe’s greenest driver wins an Ampera

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Electric car joins the force

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Eight LEAF cars have been delivered to Portugal’s PSP (Polícia de Segurança Pública) -the security force responsible for policing the large urban areas of the country. Nissan’s well-known electric LEAF car has secured itself a new role; as a Portuguese police car. Hampered by a limited driving range, the police intend to use the zero [.].

Petrobras to invest US$2.5 billion in increasing biodiesel and ethanol production through 2015

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These ventures include the Pará project, which will deploy a plant to supply Northern Brazil, and the Belém project, conceived to produce green diesel in Portugal in partnership with Portuguese company Galp. Brazil’s Petrobras, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Petrobras Biocombustível, will invest US$2.5 This amount is part of $4.1

The i-MiEV goes on sale in 15 European countries; near-term plan to boost that to 19

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that sale of the European-spec i-MiEVelectric vehicle is to commence in 15 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Brief

Nielsen global survey finds concerns about climate change slipping behind concerns over other environmental issues; air and water pollution top worries, pesticide use #3

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Portugal and Mexico were also the world’s most concerned countries about water shortages and air and water pollution. Source: Nielsen.