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Toyota to build production version of C-HR hybrid concept in Turkey

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The new hybrid will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Turkey (TMMT) in Sakarya, Turkey, in what marks the first time a hybrid-powered vehicle will be produced in the country. Toyota Motor Europe (TME) confirmed European production for a production version of the C-HR concept crossover ( earlier post ). billion. billion. Brief

Old Saab 9-3 To Become Turkish National Car; Electric Version May Be Included

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bankruptcy Turkey Sweden plug-in cars Saab saleBy all rights, Saab should have faded into history long ago--but like a zombie, the Swedish brand continues to shamble along. But over.

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Westinghouse and China, Turkey partners negotiating to develop 4-unit nuclear power plant in Turkey

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the largest electric power company in Turkey have agreed to enter into exclusive negotiation to develop and construct a four-unit nuclear power plant site in the Republic of Turkey based on Westinghouse AP1000 reactor technology. Westinghouse supplied the world’s first pressurized water reactor in 1957 in Shippingport, Pennsylvania.

Turkey to launch its first EV sports car

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Turkey’s first EV sports car-in fact the country’s first sports car altogether-is to launch within the next three months. Electric cars Anadolu Ajanski electric car Etox ev sports car TurkeyAccording to Turkish news site Anadolu Ajanski (AA), the manufacturer of the Etox car is preparing for the vehicle’s imminent release.

Renault to bring electric cars to Turkey

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news Renault electric cars green cars Renault Fluence TurkeyAround two years ago, the Renault-Nissan Alliance was forming partnerships with governments and utilities in major cities and countries around the world, as it bid to put its electric cars into action. That’s because Renault has now [.].

Remy to supply HVH 250 motors to DMA in Turkey for PHEVs

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signed a long-term supply agreement with DMA (Derindere) in Istanbul, Turkey. The pursuit of hybrid and electric motor solutions is especially significant in Turkey, which has the highest fuel costs among members of the European Union, Remy notes. Remy International, Inc. The PHEV will achieve a top speed of 100 mph (161 km/h). Brief


Renault to Produce Electric Fluence in Bursa, Turkey

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Renault will produce the electric version of Fluence ( earlier post ) at the OYAK-Renault Bursa plant in Turkey. Production will start in the first half of 2011. Renault has now revealed the four production sites for its future EV range. Earlier post.) The city car previewed by Zoé Z.E. The vehicle based on Twizy Z.E. Unveiled as Fluence Z.E.

Turkey-based BD Otomotiv in talks to rescue THINK brand from bankruptcy

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BD Otomotiv is a Turkey-based investment group which in recent years has focused on electric transportation. The group has also made major investments into EV charging infrastructure, and owns and operates charging stations across Turkey. We know our aspirations are realistic and are extremely hopeful for the future of the brand.


Renault signs partnership to bring EVs to Turkey

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Renault to Produce Electric Fluence In Bursa, Turkey

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Production plans for electric vehicles by French automakers continue to roll out, as sites in Turkey and Spain have been selected for their production: MAPLE CROSS, UNITED KINGDOM ?

Toyota introduces production version of C-HR crossover at Geneva; hybrid model

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The Toyota C-HR will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey (TMMT) in Sakarya, Turkey. Earlier post.). hybrid system. Dynamics.

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Swedish Energy Agency awards PowerCell $960K toward developing modular fuel cell range extender system for EVs

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Hexagon Studio, Turkey. The kick-off meeting of the MoRE Zero project took place on June 2014. A scalable hydrogen storage system; and.

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Adgero signs €3.5M deal with ultracap manufacturer Skeleton for road freight KERS

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The distribution agreement covers markets in the member states of the European Union, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Israel, Iceland, Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China. Earlier post.) million. Batteries Heavy-duty Hybrids

JATO: Global car sales up by 2.8% in Q1 2016 due to SUV boost in China and Europe

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Sales of SUVs in Europe (including Russia and Turkey) gave the overall market a boost with 20% growth and 1.11 JATO Dynamics reports that 20.44

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Ford Car Buying Trends 2015 shows increasing demand for semi-autonomous driving technologies in Europe

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Turkey led with 86%, ahead of Finland (84%), and Sweden (80%). In the past year, more customers in Ireland went for diesel-powered cars (70%) than anywhere else, followed by Turkey and Romania (both 65%). The system was fitted to more than 1 in 3 (34%) Ford cars in Europe, up from 28% compared with the previous year. Powertrains.

Navigant forecasts global road transportation energy consumption to increase 25% by 2035; 84% from conventional fuels

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quadrillion Btu in 2014 to 101.7 quadrillion Btu in 2035—an increase of 25.4%. Approximately 84% of that will be provided by conventional fuels.

Renault plan Fluence Z.E production

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will take place at the OYAK-Renault Bursa plant in Turkey. Tags: Electric cars Renault eletric ev Fluence model saloon Turkey

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

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It will upgrade its energy distribution networks in its European markets and also in Turkey and make them smarter so that customers can take advantage of new products and services in areas such as energy efficiency and distributed generation. itself will focus on renewables, distribution networks, and customer solutions. SE shareholders.

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Dow and AKSA forming JV for carbon fiber and derivatives; up to $1B investment in project within 5 years

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The Dow Chemical Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Dow Europe GmbH, and Turkey-based AKSA Akrilik Kimya Sanayii A.?. signed a definitive agreement to form a joint venture to manufacture and commercialize carbon fiber and derivatives. Under terms of the agreement, Dow and Aksa will each hold a 50% stake in the joint venture.

Renault to introduce brand new vehicle

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The vehicle will have three main markets - Turkey, Romania and Russia and is expected to go on sale in November. A new vehicle will be added to Renault’s line-up this autumn, when it launches its new saloon car the Fluence. In total there will be two petrol versions: a 1.6 16V 110hp with automatic transmission; and a 2.0

Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality and the Renault-Nissan Alliance sign EV agreement

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The Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality (Turkey) and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at establishing a partnership to promote and implement electric vehicles in Gaziantep. the lease of 50 electric vehicles for the fleet of the municipality's services of Gaziantep. 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.

US EIA reminder: Strait of Hormuz world’s most important oil chokepoint; almost 20% of oil traded worldwide

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The 17-mile long waterway located in Turkey supplies Western and Southern Europe with oil from the Caspian Sea Region. —US EIA. Brief

Deloitte study concludes mass adoption of EVs in Europe is some distance away

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Within Europe, 4,760 consumers in seven countries—Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey and UK—were surveyed from 28 January to 10 February 2011. There is no doubt that electric vehicles are the future of the automotive industry. —David Raistrick, automotive partner and head of manufacturing at Deloitte UK. Brief

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

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In addition to the first 15 countries the car is to be sold in, there have been requests to introduce the i-MiEV from Finland, Serbia, Turkey, and Slovenia. MMC began production of the i-MiEVs for Europe from October of last year. Later on, the i-MiEV shall be sequentially introduced further within Mitsubishi Motors Europe’s territory.

Global investment in renewable power reached $270.2B in 2014, ~17% up from 2013; biofuel investment fell 8% to 10-year low

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billion) were all in the top 10 of investing countries while more than $1 billion was invested in Indonesia, Chile, Mexico, Kenya and Turkey.

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Norwegian Post becomes first European customer for Transit Connect Electric van with 20-unit purchase; targeting 30% reduction in CO2 by 2015

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Glider units are shipped from the Ford Otosan manufacturing facility in Kocaeli, Turkey, directly to an Azure-contracted up-fitter for final assembly.

PwC analysis finds meeting 2 C warming target would require “unprecedented and sustained” reductions over four decades

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E7 economies—the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China), and Indonesia, Mexico and Turkey. per year through 2050. Click to enlarge.

Renault makes public its lifecycle study of Fluence ICE vs Fluence EV

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Renault’s comparison of the carbon footprint of EV and ICE vehicles over production, operation and end of life. The EV footprint (Fluence Z.E.) 70 kW.

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WEC report: EVs need 16% market share by 2020 for fuel economy standards to be met

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In the EU, the EV gap is 1.4 million, 10% of the estimated 2020 projected passenger sales, in the US, 0.9 million (11%) and in China roughly 5.3

GS Yuasa acquiring 50% of Turkish lead-acid battery manufacturer

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Japan-based battery company GS Yuasa is acquiring 50% of the outstanding shares of Inci Aku Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi in the Republic of Turkey. Inci manufactures and sells lead-acid batteries for automotive, forklift and stationary applications. Brief

Toyota Motor Europe closing in on 5% market share in Europe; hybrids = 21% of sales

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Sales of the Toyota Corolla more than doubled in the first quarter reaching 21,511 units with nearly three-quarters in Israel, Russia and Turkey. Toyota Motor Europe (TME) posted first quarter sales result of 225,152 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Europe, up 14% from the same period in 2013. percentage points from the same period last year.

ExxonMobil: global GDP up ~140% by 2040, but energy demand ~35% due to efficiency; LDV energy demand to rise only slightly despite doubling parc

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Click to enlarge. Outlook for Energy. The Outlook for Energy provides ExxonMobil’s long-term view of global energy demand and supply. Overview.

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New Ford C-MAX sales double across Europe

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in 2010), with the C-MAX range claiming segment leadership in Italy, Turkey and Ireland. Sales in Europe of Ford’s new C-MAX and Grand C-MAX have increased by more than 100% over the previous model, with a high percentage of customers opting for new technology features. in 2011 (up from 6.7% Brief

New high-pressure dry-solids feed pump could make high-efficiency, lower-emission gasification economically competitive

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India, China, Turkey, Australia, and Eastern Europe also have considerable reserves of low-rank coal. Source: NETL. Click to enlarge. Brief

Petrobras Signs MoU with Turkish National Oil Company On Black Sea Deepwater Drilling

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Brazil’s Petrobras signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) with the aim to expand deep-water exploration research in the Black Sea region of Turkey. At the end of December 2009, Petrobras announced the arrival of the Leiv Eiriksson drilling rig to Turkey this Thursday.

Syrian oil ministry announces oil shale tender

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to 3 billion tons in each block. Oil shale deposits in Syria. Source: Gerjes, 2010. Click to enlarge. In 2005, Syria reactivated the effort. Resources.

15 trade groups seek to bar EPA funding for E15

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Fifteen trade organizations signed a letter to the leadership of the US House of Representatives supporting a measure by Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.) that would bar the Environmental Protection Agency from using federal funds to cover EPA costs involved with increasing the amount of ethanol in gasoline from the current 10% to 15%. Brief

Toyota Europe Q1 hybrid sales up 82.3% for 20% of total sales; Auris Hybrid the leader

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In Turkey, Toyota sales increased by 6% in the first quarter. Toyota Motor Europe (TME) posted 2013 first quarter sales of 197,309 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Europe. During that period, Toyota and Lexus full hybrid sales reached 38,673, up 82.3% from the same period last year. over 2012. 9,166. Toyota in France posted a 3.2% to 4,458 units.

Rolls-Royce wins $6.5M contract to supply LNG propulsion package for fish food carrier; Bergen gas engine

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Rolls-Royce has signed a US$6.5-million contract with Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. The vessel will deliver fish food on behalf of BioMar Group.