Electric car sales in Germany finally start to soar: Tesla leads

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Now, however, Germany—home to the largest piece of Europe's auto industry—appears to be. Europe Plug-In Hybrids Germany plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fast Charging Tesla SuperchargerIt's starting to look like China will lead the world in adoption of plug-in electric cars, but which carmaking nations will follow it? While electric cars were launched simultaneously in Japan and the United States, Europe lagged somewhat behind.

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Germany's hydrogen stations exceed US; California beats Japan on density

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Germany, on the other hand, has 83 million residents—and. Europe hydrogen Germany EU hydrogen fuel cellAs of today, there are 39 hydrogen fueling stations in the U.S., all but four of them in the state of California. They serve roughly 39 million Californians, whereas 284 million Americans outside the state have no access to hydrogen fuel-cell cars nor stations at which to refill them.

2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health. 2018 EPI Trends. The EPI uses three indicators to measure air quality: household solid fuel use; PM 2.5 average exposure, and PM 2.5 exceedance of WHO thresholds.

2018 129

Volkswagen Group rolls out diesel swapping program throughout Germany

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The Volkswagen Group rolled out a new diesel swapping program in Germany. Environmental incentives for scrappage of Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles of any make are again being offered by some of the Group’s brands throughout Germany. The environmental incentives are being offered brand-specific throughout Germany for scrappage of a Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicle. million low-emission new Euro-6 diesel vehicles took to the roads in Germany, replacing old vehicles.

2018 69

CATL Germany plant to provide Li-ion cells for BMW iNEXT

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The award of this contract was a decisive factor in CATL’s decision to build an advanced battery cell manufacturing facility in Germany. At the beginning of the third quarter, the BMW Group signed a long-term contract with the Chinese company Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) to supply battery cells with a value of four billion euros. Earlier post.).

2018 87

Chinese EV battery manufacturer CATL building plant in Germany; 14 GWh capacity, €240M investment by 2022

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CATL) is building its first plant outside of China in Thuringia, Germany. From Thuringia, which is located in the center of Germany, every major German city can be reached in a maximum of 5 hours by truck. CATL) was founded in 2011 and listed on the stock exchange in 2018.

2018 85

Van Hool to build 40 hydrogen buses for Cologne and Wuppertal (Germany); largest fuel cell bus order in Europe to date

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Van Hool, the Belgium-based independent bus, coach and industrial vehicles manufacturer, has landed a significant contract with RVK Köln and WSW Wuppertal (Germany), to supply 40 hydrogen buses of the latest generation.

2018 124

Sono Sion solar car starts testing in Germany

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Now the dawn may be breaking on that tomorrow with the small, crowd-funded Sono Sion solar car in Germany. Solar cars are like sunny days—always waiting for tomorrow. The company has raised enough online funding to begin testing, according to a Reuters report carried by Autoblog. The car is mainly battery-powered, but the roof, doors, and

2018 63

Shell, ITM Power to build world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant in Germany; €20M REFHYNE project

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Shell and ITM Power will build the world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant at Rhineland refinery, Germany. Currently the Rheinland refinery, Germany’s largest, requires approximately 180,000 tons of hydrogen annually. The REFHYNE business model is replicable in markets with a similar regulatory structure to Germany. Earlier post.)

2018 92

Tesla Model 3 choke point: automated battery line equipment still in Germany?

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Batteries lithium-ion Elon Musk Germany Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) gigafactorySometimes it's the task of the Tesla communications department to explain, or provide context, or simply clean up the confusion after CEO Elon Musk says or tweets something about the electric-car maker. In the latest case, it was Musk's statement about Tesla Model 3 production equipment that required the good people of the company's long-suffering.

2018 58

VW, Mercedes-Benz agree to fix diesels in Germany

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Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz have each agreed to spend up to $3,430 to update each of the older diesel cars they sold in Germany with new emissions systems that comply with regulations, Reuters reported Thursday. The German agreement mirrors one in the U.S. in which Volkswagen paid owners between $5,000 and $10,000 in addition to the cost of. Volkswagen diesel scandal

2018 54

Audi CEO arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

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VW's diesel scandal is far from over. In the latest move on the political chessboard, German authorities arrested the head of VW's luxury division Audi at his home Monday morning according to a Reuters report. German authorities cited concerns that Stadler could obstruct their ongoing investigation into the diesel emissions cheating scandal. Volkswagen diesel scandal

2018 67

Possible retrofits in Germany for dirtiest diesels could cost carmakers more

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Diesels Germany Fuel EconomyThese are not good times for the makers or owners of diesel cars, particularly in their European stronghold, where on average half of all new vehicles had been sold with diesel engines. Strict new real-world emission tests have proven hard to meet, consumers are starting to shy away from buying new diesels, and the values of used cars with diesel.

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Audi to pay $927 million fine over diesel scandal in Germany

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Audi agreed on Tuesday to pay a $928 million fine to put the diesel emissions-cheating scandal behind it in its home country, Germany. The 800 million Euro fine to German authorities, consists of $923 million (795 million Euros) in profits the company made selling diesels that didn't comply with emissions standards plus the maximum fine of $5.8. Volkswagen diesel scandal

2018 58

Bosch trialing Neste renewable diesel; aims to offer renewable and synthetic fuels at all company filling stations in Germany

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diesel; the company’s partner Toolfuel distributes it in Germany. On top of that, Bosch aims to make synthetic and renewable fuels available for company cars and internal delivery vehicles at all its company filling stations across Germany. In Germany, the CO 2 emissions of newly registered vehicles have fallen by one quarter since 2007. This is three times the amount of carbon dioxide Germany emitted in 2016.

2018 65

T&E: Electric bus orders in Europe more than doubled to 1,031 units in 2017; ~9% share of new registrations

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T&E estimates this to be equivalent to around 9% market share of new registrations in 2018. The Netherlands, UK, France, Poland and Germany account for more than half the total number of electric buses in Europe (including orders).

2018 161

Chinese EV battery manufacturer CATL building plant in Germany; 14 GWh capacity, €240M investment by 2022

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CATL) is building its first plant outside of China in Thuringia, Germany. From Thuringia, which is located in the center of Germany, every major German city can be reached in a maximum of 5 hours by truck. With this step, CATL is reaffirming its commitment to the European car market and exploiting the opportunities for growth that Europe and Germany are generating with electric vehicles. CATL) was founded in 2011 and listed on the stock exchange in 2018.

2018 60

Mercedes-Benz Cars plants in Germany to be supplied with CO2-neutral energy from 2022

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In Germany, all Mercedes-Benz plants will be supplied with CO 2 -neutral energy. From 2022, the production of our Mercedes-Benz plants in Germany will operate CO 2 -neutral. In Germany, Mercedes-Benz Cars has eight vehicle and powertrain plants (Bremen, Rastatt, Sindelfingen, Berlin, Hamburg, Kamenz, Kölleda, Stuttgart-Untertürkheim), which either purchase electricity or operate their own power plants. The “Factory 56” is currently built in the Sindelfingen plant (Germany).

2018 65

BMW fitting all gasoline and PHEV models in Germany with particulate filters for Euro 6d-TEMP compliance

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As of July 2018, all BMW gasoline and plug-in hybrid models available in Germany will be fitted as standard with a gasoline particulate filter (GPF) and thus will comply with the exhaust standard Euro 6d-TEMP. BluePerformance Technology including SCR catalytic converter with AdBlue injection has been a standard feature of all BMW diesel models since March 2018.

2018 60

IEA: key oil trends 2018

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in 2018 compared to 2017, reaching a record total monthly production of over 100 million tons at the beginning of the year and remaining above this for almost all of 2018, according to the IEA. or 105 Mt in 2018 compared to 2017. in 2018 compared to 2017.

2019 101

Porsche commissions MAN electric eTruck for green logistics at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen

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The truck is the first vehicle of this kind that has gone into series production in Germany. Porsche has commissioned a fully electric MAN eTGM ( earlier post ) for logistics operations at its Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen site.

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Volkswagen customers in Germany ordering more diesel vehicles; share of 43% in 2018, vs. 39% in 2017

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Customers of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand in Germany are once again placing more orders for diesel vehicles. In 2018, the share of incoming orders for vehicles equipped with the latest diesel technology as a proportion of the overall vehicle portfolio was 43% compared to 39% in 2017. In Germany, the diesel debate is emotionally charged—and frequently strays from the facts.

2019 85

Volkswagen launches “Electric for All” campaign, demos rolling chassis of MEB

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ID family: e-mobility made in Germany. In every respect, the Volkswagen ID will be an electric car made in Germany.

2018 157

75% of plug-in vehicles sold in the US in 2018 were made in the US

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In 2018, the United States produced 75%, Japan 9%, and Germany 5%, while the remaining eight countries listed produced a combined 11%. US PEV Sales by Production Location from 2011 to 2018.

2019 167

KIT, automakers, partners launch project “reFuels” in Germany for production of synthetic fuels from non-fossil carbon sources

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), with partners from the automotive, automotive supply and petroleum industries and with the support of the German state government of Baden-Württemberg, are launching a broad-based program to explore the opportunities synthetic fuels derived from non-fossil carbon sources offer society, the economy and the environment. In order to achieve the given climate goals, we need an intelligent mix of different alternative drives.

2018 65

Infineon introduces first Trusted Platform Module specifically for automotive cybersecurity

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At the first Infineon Automotive Cybersecurity Forum in Munich on 25 October 2018, experts from the automotive as well as security industry will discuss how to apply the expertise gained in other areas to connected cars.

2018 141

Bolivian-German lithium extraction project takes major step forward; YLB partners with ACISA

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also guarantees Germany access to the metal. completed in December 2018. Zimmern ob Rottweil in Southern Germany. Bolivian state enterprise Yacimientos de Litio. Bolivianos (YLB) and the German company ACI Systems Alemania GmbH (ACISA).

2018 132

Mercedes-Benz introduces electric delivery vans, with an app, in Germany

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Vehicle fleet managers may be the first to convert wholesale to electric vehicles, because their decisions start and end with cost, and electric miles are cheaper than gas. Mercedes-Benz has made a commitment to offering a full range of electric commercial vehicles from minivans to semi-trucks. Starting with the smallest segment, Mercedes

2018 57

Fastcharge consortium presents prototype for 450 kW charging station; Porsche research vehicle charges at 400 kW

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In Germany, the FastCharge research consortium ( earlier post ) has presented a prototype for a charging station with an output of up to 450 kW in Jettingen-Scheppach, located near the A8 motorway between Ulm and Augsburg.

2018 140

Volkswagen testing R33 BlueDiesel; up to 33% renewable content; now in permanent use in Wolfsburg

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Volkswagen has been testing the newly developed R33 BlueDiesel fuel blend at its in-house filling station in Wolfsburg since January 2018.

2018 118

BNEF: EV company fundings bright spot as clean energy investment slips in Q3 quarter; 3 China EV companies raise $1.9B

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billion in the third quarter of 2018, down 6% from the same period last year, according to the latest Clean Energy Investment Trends report from research company Bloomberg NEF (BNEF). billion in the first nine months of 2018, making this year certain to be the strongest since at least 2011.

2018 115

AVEVAI introduces IONA e-LCVs with more than 300 km range; supercapacitor-battery hybrid technology

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AVEVAI , a new B2B e-mobility and logistics solutions and technology provider based in Singapore, launched its range of IONA electric light commercial vehicles (e-LCVs) at the 5 th Guangzhou International Electric Vehicles Show in China (16-25 November 2018).

2018 130

GlobalData: growing global electric vehicle market will more than double lithium demand over the next 5 years

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Data and analytics company GlobalData forecasts that the demand for lithium needed for the production of lithium-ion batteries for use in EVs will more than double from 26.7kt in 2018 to 58.3kt in 2022. of global sales, followed by Germany (4.8%) and the UK (4.1%).

2018 124

Ford starts production of Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery van

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Ford has begun production of the Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric van at its European HQ in Cologne, Germany. Recently, at the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hanover, Germany, Ford presented its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model for the first time.

2018 124

BMW i3s, 2018 Nissan Leaf, Mercedes 350e plug-in hybrid, German fast charging: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got drive reports on the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car and a plug-in hybrid luxury sedan, plus fast charging in Germany, a startling move on new cars by China, and BMW i3s ratings from the EPA. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as we do every seven days, we ran down last week's most important green-car stories. Today in Car News

2018 53

BNEF: energy storage is a $1.2-trillion investment opportunity to 2040

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BNEF’s latest Long-Term Energy Storage Outlook sees the capital cost of a utility-scale lithium-ion battery storage system sliding another 52% between 2018 and 2030, on top of the steep declines seen earlier this decade.

2018 120

UPS cargo eBike pilot in Seattle

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The success of the UPS eBike was first demonstrated in 2012 in Hamburg, Germany ( earlier post ), and serves as a prototype for the company’s newest cargo eBike in Seattle.

Groupe Renault launching project to build biggest energy stationary storage system from EV batteries in Europe

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The first facilities will be developed in early 2019 on three sites in France and Germany: at the Renault plants in Douai and Cléon and at a former coal-fired plant in North Rhine-Westphalia.

2018 129

JRC: e-vehicle market in Europe is slowly gaining momentum, but breakthrough is needed

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The highest numbers were registered in Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, France and the UK. Between 2010 and 2017, the highest numbers of electric buses in Europe were registered in the United Kingdom (~200), the Netherlands (~175), Belgium (~140), Germany (~90) and Austria (~75).

2018 113

Germany claws back clean-car bonus from Tesla Model S owners

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That's what Germany said Wednesday, alleging that 1,050 Tesla buyers weren't eligible for an incentive aimed at spurring electric car sales. It's one thing not to qualify for a product rebate, bonus, or credit. It's another to qualify, then have to pay it back. The 1,050 people who bought or ordered a Tesla Model S and received the Federal Office

2018 40

Market launch of Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell fuel cell plug-in hybrid

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From the spring of 2019, other business as well as private customers will also be able to experience the new fuel cell technology and rent the vehicle via Mercedes-Benz Rent from one of the seven GLC F-CELL outlets throughout Germany.

2018 118

Abellio, Alstom, NASA and Rolls-Royce to implement new hybrid drive solution on Coradia Lint diesel trains

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The four companies agreed to conduct technical feasibility studies regarding the integration of hybrid drives developed by MTU ( earlier post ), a Rolls-Royce brand, into Coradia Lint rail vehicles and their use on routes of Dieselnetz Saxony-Anhalt, a diesel-powered rail network in Germany.

2018 107

Volkswagen Group takes 49% stake in diconium; growing the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud

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The proprietor-managed company has a total workforce of about 800 people working at locations in Germany, Portugal, the US and India. The Volkswagen Group is acquiring a 49% stake in diconium , strengthening its digital business capabilities.

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