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Electric-Car Battery Swapping, Slovakian Style (Well, Vans, Anyway)

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That could be in the commercial vehicle world, as demonstrated by the GreenWay Project in Slovakia.

PSA Group outlines powertrain production strategy: gasoline PHEVs, EVs and next-gen diesel and gasoline engines

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In addition, to increase its capacity to produce three-cylinder gasoline engines and move production as close to consumers as possible, PSA Group will install an EB module at the Trnava, Slovakia plant in 2019. The latter will be used in particular to equip e-CMP, its future electric platform developed in partnership with Dongfeng Motors.

IBM and ZSE team on Central European e-mobility project; “green highway”

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ZSE), the largest distributor and supplier of electricity in Slovakia, on a smart energy “feasibility” study that will help prepare the capital city Bratislava for electric vehicles (EVs). IBM Slovakia is teaming with ZSE to provide insights into various implementation scenarios and infrastructure options for charging. —ZSE.

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

Electric vans join the battery-swap craze

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The very first battery swap station dedicated to serving electric vans has opened in Slovakia.

Interim assessment finds Volkswagen’s “Think Blue. Factory.” environmental program tracking to meet 2018 goals of 25% improvement vs. 2010

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The award-winners are Jörg Kessler from the Hanover plant, Peter Solárik from Bratislava (Slovakia), and Peter Splitt, Udo Guenther and Karsten Folchmann from the Salzgitter plant. The Volkswagen brand’s “Think Blue. Factory.” Factory.” day in Wolfsburg. Under the program, some 5,000 individual measures are to be taken by 2018. Think Blue.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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

European Fast-E project launches; 278 fast-charging points in Germany and Belgium

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A sister project between the Czech Republic and Slovakia will add another 30 charging stations. The Fast-E project, co-financed by the European Union and nine companies, has officially launched , with the objective of installing 241 fast-charging charging stations in Germany and 37 in Belgium. Brief

Austrian transport company orders 220 biodiesel-powered trucks from Scania

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The Austrian transport company Nothegger Transport maintains operations across 13 sites, including in countries such as Italy and Slovakia. Austrian haulier Nothegger Transport has ordered 220 trucks from Scania with biodiesel engines which meet Euro 6 requirements and are designed for 100-percent biodiesel operation. Earlier post.). Brief

Audi begins construction of first North American plant

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r (Hungary); Bratislava (Slovakia); Changchun (China); Aurangabad (India); Martorell (Spain); and Jakarta (Indonesia). Audi has begun construction on a more than €900-million plant, comprising a press shop, body shop and assembly line in San José Chiapa, Mexico—the company’s first plant in North America. Brief

Skoda starts work on new compact city car, the Citigo

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The small car will be made at the Czech car maker’s production facility in Bratislava, Slovakia and will be introduced to the Czech market at the end of this year. Skoda has begun series production of its version of the VW up! and the SEAT Mii, the new Citigo. A pan-European roll-out will follow next [.]. VW Up

Interim assessment finds Volkswagen’s “Think Blue. Factory.” program reduced resource consumption by average 24.3% since 2011

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The entire logistics team in Chattanooga (US) promoted measures such as the use of fuel cells for materials transport as well as the recycling of paper and plastic, while Vojtech Kiss from Bratislava (Slovakia) turned his attention to recycling water from washing units. Volkswagen reports that it is on track with its “Think Blue. Factory.”

Chevrolet Extends LPG Portfolio Throughout Europe

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Switzerland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain will offer LPG-versions in addition to the regular gasoline and diesel range. In 2009, Chevrolet will further expand its LPG product range throughout Europe. Chevrolet’s strategy is to offer LPG versions for its entire product line-up.

JRC Report Concludes Extreme Weather Wont Affect Average Levels of European Crop Output for 2010; Yields Up, Although Acreage Down; Heat and Drought Have Huge Impact on Russia

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The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia were hit by floods in the spring. The European Commission says cereal production in 2010 will be close to the average recorded since 2005. Europe has faced a number of extreme weather events, such as floods and rain shortages, since the start of the year. year-on-year, and 5.0%

Kia Introduces Electric Concept Version of Venga; New 98 gCO2/km Version of EcoDynamics ceed

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The five-door hatchback is powered by the new U family 1.6-liter diesel engine, designed and engineered at Kia’s R&D centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany and manufactured in Slovakia. The Venga EV concept. Click to enlarge. Venga EV is a front-wheel drive vehicle with the electric powertrain placed within the existing engine bay. New cee’d.

Emissions of Air Pollutants down in EU-27

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The EU-27 comprises Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. and NMVOC. LRTAP.