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Russia Decrees: Every Gas Station Must Have Electric-Car Charging Too

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Thanks to a single, sweeping decree, Russia could soon become a much more hospitable place for electric cars. Infrastructure Russia plug-in cars charging infrastructure Charging stationsThe country is currently home to just a small number of electric cars, and its charging infrstructure is relatively undeveloped.

Opinion: Oil Market ShowdownCan Russia Outlast The Saudis?

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Both Saudi Arabia and Russia paint positive portraits on current and future economic performance. Market Background Oil Opinion Russia

Russia debuts its first hybrid

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Russia’s first hybrid vehicle has been revealed in Moscow and is on display to the public over the New Year holidays. Hybrid cars hybrid Mikhail Russia Unexim Yarovit YoCalled ‘Yo’ the hybrid model has a top speed [.].

Russia’s KAMAZ to create artificial city as autonomous driving testing ground

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Russia has no such an area, although there is a need. Every year in Russia, truck drivers are responsible for accidents that kill more than 2,000 people. It includes more than 150 organizations located in Russia, the CIS and abroad, including 12 major automotive manufacturing plants. Its total number of employees exceeds 59,000.

Why North Dakota Is Like Iran, Iraq, Nigeria & Russia: Wasted Natural Gas

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If North Dakota were a country, it would rank fifth behind Russia, Nigeria, Iran, and Iraq on the list of worst natural-gas wasters, according to the World Bank. What does North Dakota have in common with Iran?

Nissan to begin production of Pathfinder hybrid in Russia; importance of Russian market

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Petersburg plant Russia’s first to produce a hybrid. Also at the Moscow Motor Show, making their Russia debuts, are the new Nissan Juke and new Nissan GT-R NISMO. Russia is Nissan’s fifth-largest global market, where Nissan is the fifth-largest brand in the market—jumping from eighth place last year. Hybrids Russia

Russian Plutocrats Crave Tesla Model S; Electric Carmaker Resists

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The company's products aren't officially sold in Russia, even though there is apparently quite a bit of demand. Russia Tesla Motors plug-in carsTesla Motors is working to establish its presence in many markets outside the United States, but there's one country the electric-car maker hasn't explored so far.

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Saab, Aptera, Think: Can China, Russia Save Electric Cars?

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Last week, something miraculous happened: after more than a year of being prepped for burial, Saab rose from the dead. Of course, there had been previous attempts to revive the quirky car company -- notably, one led by Chinese investors Pang Da and Youngman (subsequently, a Chinese bank and Youngman). However, General Motors 86ed those efforts

Rusnano and I2BF invest $20M in Nesscap; production and research in Russia

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Products from the new plant in Russia will be supplied to the growing European and Asian markets for use within the automotive sector and renewable energy markets, said Georgy Kolpachev, Managing Director of Rusnano. Batteries Russiasubscribing for 50,955,000 and 2,681,842 Nesscap common shares, respectively. Earlier post.).

Russia's Unique Yo-Auto Natural-Gas Hybrid Vehicles: Details

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The Yo-mobil compact economy car, the first-ever Russian hybrid vehicle, debuted to the rest of Europe at September's Frankfurt Motor Show after it made its first appearance last October in Russia. Is it a concept car, or a real competitor to better-known hybrids like the Toyota Prius?

Volkswagen Group inaugurates its own engine plant in Russia

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Following three years of construction, the Volkswagen Group today inaugurated its new engine plant at Kaluga, Russia. Through the construction of the engine plant, Volkswagen is stepping up its industrial activities in Russia. The annual production capacity of the engine plant will be about 150,000 units. million (US$9.6

Study finds transport, residential heating main sources of black carbon in Russian Arctic

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Black carbon Climate Change Emissions RussiaThese estimates confirm previous work for some areas of the European Arctic, but for Siberia, the findings differ from previous research, which had suggested that contribution from gas flaring were much higher. —Zbigniew Klimont, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).

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New Chevrolet Aveo to be built in Russia

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An agreement has been signed between General Motors and Russian automotive manufacturer GAZ Group, to assemble the new Chevrolet Aveo at GAZ’s facility in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia. Chevrolet Green cars Latest news general motors Chevrolet Aveo GAZ new Chevrolet new Chevrolet Aveo RussiaThey will be sold to the Russian market.

Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation in $1.8B JV with S. Korea STX Shipbuilding for LNG transport

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Russia state-owned shipbuilder United Shipbuilding Corporation will form a $1.8B The JV agreement was announced on the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (“the Russian Davos”). Brief

Volkswagen Group lays foundation stone for new engine plant in Russia; part of $1.1B investment in Russia over next three years

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The Volkswagen Group is the largest foreign automobile investor in Russia. billion) in local production and new models for Russia. billion) in Russia over the next three years. For the Volkswagen Group, Russia is currently its sixth-largest individual market, after China, Germany, Brazil, the USA and Great Britain. Brie

Russia’s Rosneft to invest $16B to develop Carabobo 2 extra-heavy crude in Venezuela; first oil from Junin

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Rosneft will hold a 40% stake in the joint venture. Oil-in-place at the blocks is approximately 6.5 billion tonnes. oil sands). Earlier post.). Brief

Volkswagen Group to build own engine plant in Russia; production to begin in 2015

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The Volkswagen Group is expanding its capacities in Russia with the construction of a new engine plant in Kaluga, Russia. Russia is the primary strategic growth market in Europe for the Volkswagen Group. With the construction of the engine plant, Volkswagen is expanding its industrial commitment in Russia. billion).

More Olympics Green Cars: Soviet Hydrogen-Gasoline Minibuses Of 1980

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Russia hydrogen Vintage Olympics The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car will be showcased at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, but it won''t be the first hydrogen-powered vehicle to play a role in an Olympics. The 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow are often remembered for the U.S.-led It turns out that Soviet.

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Mitsubishi to bring electric vehicles to Russia

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi electric vehicles Kaluga Region Peugeot Citroen ROLF Import RussiaThe Russian electric vehicle market will soon receive a lift after the Government of the Kaluga Region signed a memorandum of understanding with ROLF Import, Mitsubishi’s exclusive distributer in the market.

Boeing forecasts $110B market for commercial airplanes in Russia and CIS over next 20 years

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Boeing forecasts that air carriers in Russia and CIS will take delivery of 1,080 new airplanes over the next 20 years at an investment of $110 billion.

GE and Rosneft to form joint venture to modernize Russia’s oil and gas infrastructure Downloads

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The agreement, which will strengthen both GE and Rosneft manufacturing and commercial capabilities, is part of GE’s plan to invest $1 billion in the oil and gas industry in Russia by 2020. Refining gas and petrochemicals. Developing offshore and subsea technologies, including Arctic activities. Brief

Opinion: Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

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Energy is the foundation of Russia, its economy, its government, and its political system. Even a casual glance at the IMF’s World Economic Outlook statistics for Russia shows the tight correlation since 1992 between GDP growth on the one hand and oil and gas output, exports, and prices on the other (economic series available here ).

Opinion: Saudis Planning For A War Of Attrition In Europe With Russia’s Oil Industry

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Russia sends 70 percent of its oil to Europe, but Saudi Arabia has been making inroads in the European market amid the oil price downturn.

Russia’s affordable hybrid launched put on hold

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Hybrid cars hybrid car production RussiaRussian car firm Yo-Auto has delayed its launch of its hybrid model to early 2015, according to The Moscow Times.

Report: scale of planned Russia-Japan LNG project doubles

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The Nikkei reports that a Russian-Japanese liquefied natural gas project in Vladivostok will kick off with an eye toward producing 10 million tons of LNG a year, twice as much as initially planned. Japan is the world’s No. 1 LNG importer, taking in roughly 70 million tons in 2010. Following the nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s

VW to build Atlas TDI diesel in U.S., but only for export to Russia

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Russia TDI Volkswagen diesel scandalThe ongoing diesel scandal means all Volkswagen and Audi TDI models are still absent from U.S. showrooms—and likely will be for some years to come. Even a new TDI diesel model that will be built only in the U.S. won't be sold here.

Ford and Sollers form new JV in Russia; letter of intent for $1.4B in long term financing

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Ford Motor Company and Sollers OJSC have signed agreements to establish a 50-50-owned joint venture in Russia. Russia is set to become Europe's largest market for new vehicles by mid-decade and provides the Ford brand a huge growth opportunity. In 2002, Ford became the first foreign automaker to manufacture cars in Russia.

Repsol and Alliance Oil to form an exploration and production JV in Russia

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Russia was the largest producer of crude oil in 2009, surpassing Saudi Arabia.). Alliance Oil Company Ltd is a leading independent oil company with vertically integrated operations in Russia and Kazakhstan. Repsol also owns a 74.9% Brief

Automotive sales in Russia in 2015 down 35.7%

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Sales of new passenger cars and LCVs in Russia decreased by 457% in December 2015, with a 35.7% drop for the entire year, according to figures released by The Automobile Manufacturers Committee of the Association of European Businesses (AEB) in Russia. For the full year, new car and LCV sales declined by 890,187 units to 1,601,126.

US EPA seeking to award up to $1M for project to mitigate black carbon from diesel sources in Russian Arctic

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Though US funding will be used to support projects in Russia, lessons learned from demonstration projects will be applicable in other Arctic nations, the EPA said. In many countries, including Russia, the sulfur content in diesel fuel is 500 ppm or greater. Diesel Emissions RussiaBenefits of reducing soot in the Arctic.

Ford begins production of Focus in Russia

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Petersburg, Russia. The new Ford Focus will be assembled in Russia in all three body styles: four-door, five-door and wagon. The Focus has been a popular vehicle in Russia since it first went on sale there in 1999. To date, more than 500,000 Ford Focus units have been sold in Russia. Brief

BMW Advertises i3 And i8 Electric Cars On Olympics Broadcasts

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Three different commercials will be broadcast during NBC''s coverage of the games, focusing on different aspects of the BMW-i lineup.

Diesel breakdowns could lead to fuel price increases

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Russia is the latest suspect in a spate of diesel car breakdowns caused by clogged up filters. Either way, tests to i[.]. Green credentials

Russia’s KRET develops universal charging stations for electric vehicles

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KRET, part of Rostec, has developed the FORA universal charging stations for the rapid charging of electric vehicles in Russia and abroad. According to experts, Russia currently needs at least 500,000 electric charging stations of all types. A range of production and technological tests are currently being run on the charging station.

Westport & Gazprom sign agreement targeting NGV system & component manufacturing in Russia

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and Gazprom of Russia’s subsidiary Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo (Gazprom) have signed a market development agreement focused on expanding the use of natural gas vehicles in Russia and the localization of manufacturing of Westport’s Emer brand natural gas products. Westport Innovations Inc. billion cubic meters in 2013 to 10.4 Brief

GM scaling back in Russia; Opel out by December, Chevy to minimize presence

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General Motors announced plans to change its business model in Russia. The Chevrolet brand will minimize its presence in Russia and the Opel brand will leave the market by December 2015. This change in our business model in Russia is part of our global strategy to ensure long-term sustainability in markets where we operate.

Russia Considering Coal-to-Liquids Plant

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Russia is considering building a coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant, according to Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko, speaking at an energy forum in Moscow. Russia produced 321 million short tons in 2006 (roughly a quarter of US coal production), making it the fifth largest in the world. Businessmir.

Ford, St. Petersburg State project reaches final stage; advancing production connected car technology

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Connected vehicles Russia V2XFord Motor Company and St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University have reached the final phase of a large-scale, three-year research project aimed at enhancing vehicle communication technology. Earlier post.) What’s next. We’re looking forward to further collaborating with our colleagues from Ford.

Russia Moves To Rein In Gas Flaring, Mandating 95% Gas Capture by 2012; Signals About-Face On Climate Change

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Russia has floated a 95% gas flaring target. extracted in Russia, or about 20 billion cubic meters per year. by Jack Rosebro. levels.

Rostec and Airbus launch sustainable aviation fuels effort in Russia

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This partnership is part of an initiative to develop a complete sustainable aviation fuel production capability in Russia, using only sustainable resources. This agreement was signed at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2013. The sustainability analysis will be managed by Airbus in close collaboration with RT-Biotekhprom. Brie