Kreisel brothers: Austria's secret electric-car weapon?

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Europe Austria plug-in cars StartupsThere's no shortage of companies trying to replicate the success of Tesla Motors. Startups such as Faraday Future, Lucid Motors, and NextEV have all announced plans to build long-range electric cars aimed pretty much directly at the Silicon Valley automaker's electric cars. But rather than take on Tesla itself, a small Austrian firm plans to equip.

Germany, Austria electric-car charging networks improve, fast

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Initiatives in Germany and Austria should see major improvements to charging networks in a short period of time, as both countries aggressively promote electric cars in an effort to reduce emissions. Austria hopes to unify what is. Europe Germany Austria plug-in cars charging charging infrastructureTwo adjacent European countries are stepping up efforts to improve their public electric-car charging infrastructure.

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MAN and Austria’s CNL partnering on medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks; trials this year, production 2018

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As part of its partnership with CNL—a group of fifteen of Austria’s largest companies in the retail, logistics and production sectors—MAN will be making test vehicles available to nine CNL member companies for practical trials from the end of 2017.

Toyota Mirai receives the ARBÖ 2015 Environmental Award in Austria

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The Austrian automobile club ARBÖ (Auto-Motor und Radfahrerverbund Österreiche) has awarded the Toyota Mirai with the “2015 Environmental Award”. The jury consisted of ARBÖ automotive experts. If we want to secure the future of the automobile as flexible, personal and clean transport for the next 100 years, we need to consider which energy can power our cars tomorrow.

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Toyota Prius Taxi Logs More Than 600,000 Miles; Batteries Last, Apparently (Video)

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Videos Austria taxiHybrid cars have now been sold in large numbers for more than a decade, but new buyers continue to raise concerns about their longevity.

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Benteler-SGL inaugurates new composites production facility in Austria

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Benteler-SGL GmbH, a joint venture between Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH and SGL Group, has inaugurated its new production facility in Ort im Innkreis, Austria. 2009, the joint venture company additionally took over the automobile business unit of Composite Technology GmbH in Ried im Innkreis, Austria, from the Fischer Group.

OMV opens the first public hydrogen filling station in Austria

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Austria-based oil and gas company OMV opened the first public hydrogen filling station in Vienna, Austria. OMV has been researching the alternative drive concept for vehicles with hydrogen and fuel cells for several years. The focus of the OMV filling station on Shuttleworthstraße was on a massive reduction in electricity consumption and the complete replacement of conventional heating systems.

“I bless this Volvo hybrid truck in the name of the father…”

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Volvo sold its first hybrid truck in Austria in particularly holy fashion recently. Volvo Austria hybrid trucksThe Volvo FE hybrid was snapped up by Saubermacher, a company specialising in waste disposal and recycling, and handed over in Stephansplatz, a square in the heart of Vienna that is home to St. Stephan’s Cathedral – one of the tallest churches [.].

ABB deploys Austria’s first EV fast-charging network

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ABB has delivered and installed Austria’s first network of direct current (DC) fast-charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs). Vorarlberger Kraftwerke AG (VKW), a unit of Austrian utility illwerke vkw, will operate the charging network as part of its VLOTTE project. ABB recently installed the first three Terra 51 charge stations in Schruns-Rodund in the Montafon Valley, at the site of the Austrian Automobile Association (ÖAMTC) in Rankweil and in front of VKW’s main office in Bregenz.

SAIC introduces large electric panel van in Europe: Maxus EV80

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It is available initially to fleets in France, Germany, Austria and Benelux, with other markets to follow soon. It is offering these large panel vans from its sites across Germany and Austria.

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VW diesel-fix woes, Germany's expanding EV network, and Chevy Bolt EV fast charging: Today's Car News

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In Germany and Austria, EV owners will soon reap the benefits of a rapidly expanding charging. Today, we have Volkswagen TDI models that are "undrivable" following diesel fixes, the true impact of the clean energy industry on the U.S. economy, and news on German and Austrian electrification efforts. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

Magna to produce BMW 5-Series plug-in hybrid; second electrified vehicle program to Graz line-up

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BMW’s new 530e plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) will be produced at Magna’s contract manufacturing plant in Graz, Austria, starting in summer 2017. Magna’s Graz facility will then be the production home for two premium electrified vehicles: the BMW 530e and the previously awarded Jaguar I-PACE. Production of the new BMW 5 Series marks the successful continuation of the strategic partnership between the BMW Group and Magna that started more than 15 years ago.

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Mercedes electric cars take on the Austrian Alps

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Mercedes-Benz and smart are to bring the biggest fleet of electric cars to the Silvretta E-Auto Rally which gets underway in the Montafon Mountains in Austria today.

Austria-Germany Research Collaboration Developing Process to Store Renewable Electricity as Synthetic Natural Gas

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Researchers in Austria and Germany are developing a process to store renewable electricity as synthetic natural through a combination of electrolysis to produce hydrogen combined with methanation using CO 2. Solar Fuel Technology , the Austria-based partner company, is setting up the industrial implementation of the process.

Car club scheme launches in Austria

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The arrival of the Car2Go scheme in Austria marks the next stage in the European roll-out of the project. Europcar’s joint car club venture with car giant Daimler has today started operations in Vienna. Beginning in December, 500 smart fortwo ‘car2go’ edition models will be distributed throughout the Austrian capital. Similar Car2Go schemes are already [.]. Green credentials car club car sharing Car2go Vienna

2015 Ford Focus EcoBoost Driven, VW Golf GTE Sport Plug-In Hybrid, Mazda & Toyota Pact: Today's Car News

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Today, we have the Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport performance plug-in hybrid concept that will debut at the annual Wörthersee festival in Austria, an agreement between Mazda and Toyota to share technology, and first impressions of the 2015 Ford Focus EcoBoost and its 1.0-liter engine.

Used Nissan Leafs, Tesla 'Model M,' Toyota Prius Taxi Endurance: Today's Car News

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Today, Consumer Reports says the Nissan Leaf is a good used-car value, renderings of a fake Tesla "Model M" electric motorcycle appear, and a Toyota Prius taxi logs over 600,000 miles in Austria. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Used Nissan Leaf electric cars are a good choice, and can be had at a low price if you're willing to negotiate. Today in Car News

$70M H2ME project launches in Europe to deploy 325 fuel cell vehicles and 29 refueling stations

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Under H2ME, these initiatives will deploy 200 FCEVs, 125 fuel cell range-extended electric (FC RE-EVs) commercial vans and 29 new HRSs in 10 countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK) by 2019.

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Samsung SDI building Li-ion battery plant in Hungary; global triangular production structure

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Moreover, the company will be able to sharpen its competitive edge in automotive battery industry by establishing integrated production system ranging from battery cells to packs, generating synergy with SDIBS (SDI Battery Systems, Austria), the production base of battery packs it acquired last year.

BMW using Hexcel CFRP in 7 Series B-pillar

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To meet the requirements for series production in the automotive industry, Hexcel installed a fully automated production line in Austria that converts unidirectional prepreg into bidirectional preforms in seconds. BMW is using Hexcel CFRP technology to save weight and to reinforce the metal shell of the B-pillar in the BMW 7 Series. Hexcel supplies BMW with preforms made of unidirectional carbon prepreg set in various orientations and combined with adhesive.

JATO Dynamics: growth slowdown in Euro auto sales in March; SUVs still lead

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Volkswagen was the best-selling brand in March and across 2016 so far, leading the rankings in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland during the first quarter.

3-year, $75.7M eRamp power electronics research project launches at Infineon

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Manfred Austen GmbH (Dresden); Slovak University of Technology (Bratislava, Slovakia); Technical University Vienna and University of Innsbruck (both in Austria); as well as Technical University Dresden and the West Saxon University of Applied Sciences, Zwickau (Germany). The Project eRamp is co-funded by grants from ENIAC Joint Undertaking and from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia und the UK.

'World Record Drive' Around EU Draws 388 Electric Cars

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What do you call 388 electric cars and bikes driving from Vienna in Austria to Geneva in Switzerland? Answer: A world record. No, it''s not funny, but then it wasn''t a joke.

Brammo buys up QuantyaParx, renaming them to BrammoParx

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The existing tracks are successfully established in Germany, Austria, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Brammo today announced the acquisition of Quantyaparx, a chain of dirt bike race tracks exclusively for electric dirt bikes. The tracks

Brammo buys up QuantyaParx, renaming them to BrammoParx

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The existing tracks are successfully established in Germany, Austria, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Brammo today announced the acquisition of Quantyaparx, a chain of dirt bike race tracks exclusively for electric dirt bikes. The tracks

First Tesla Supercharger in Switzerland

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With more Supercharger stations opening soon in Germany and Austria, Model S owners will be able to drive through Germany to Switzerland and Austria this winter, Tesla said. Tesla plans that by the end of 2014, 100% of the population of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark will live within 320 km of a Supercharger station, with about 90% of the population in England, Wales and Sweden living within the same distance of a charging station.

EEA: Fuel efficiency improvements of new cars in Europe slowed in 2016

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On average, the heaviest cars were sold in Sweden (1,516 kg), Austria and Luxembourg (1,497 kg), whereas Maltese, Greek and Danish buyers typically purchased lighter cars (1,210, 1,253 and 1,265 kg respectively).

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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.

SEAT Ibiza sets new fuel economy record

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Then, with around 45litres of fuel at his disposal, he embarked on his tour of the 12 European states and drove through the cities of Mosty in the Czech Republic, Bratislava in Slovakia, Hegyeshalom in Hungary, Graz in Austria, Varazdin in Croatia, Maribor in Slovenia, Toblach in Italy, Innsbruck in Austria, Schaan in Liechtenstein, Zurich in Switzerland and Saint-Louis in France before finishing in Frankfurt, Germany.

New BMW Brilliance engine plant with light metal foundry in China; high-voltage battery production to come

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For example machining work at the new plant uses a water recovery system similar to that at the BMW Group Plant Steyr (Austria), resulting in completely wastewater-free production. The standardized production system for modular engines forms synergies with the international BMW Group engine production locations in Munich (Germany), Steyr (Austria) and Hams Hall (UK). BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) opened a new engine plant with a light metal foundry in Shenyang today.

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VW Golf GTE Sport Concept: 174-MPH Plug-In Hybrid Carbon-Bodied 'Golf'

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A May gathering at Austria’s Lake Wörthersee has become a tradition for Volkswagen GTI. Could the Volkswagen GTI and the all-wheel-drive Golf R high-performance compact-car models be headed toward a plug-in hybrid future? One new concept, the Golf GTE Sport, proposes that—while clearly aiming more than a few years into the future. Plug-In Hybrids VW plug-in cars concepts VW GTI

Siemens and Cohda Wireless to collaborate on vehicle-to-infrastructure devices; Cohda and u-blox

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Siemens will deploy Cohda’s technology for various ITS field tests and pilot projects, including the A58 motorway in the Netherlands, A9 motorway in Germany, and the Living Lab in Austria. Siemens AG and Cohda Wireless will collaborate in the area of Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I). V2I devices are part of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), which share information between vehicles and roadside infrastructure such as traffic lights.

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Over 1,000 miles to a tank from stunning eco challenge

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Skoda Austria Denmark economy fabia fuel efficiencyWhat will do over a thousand miles to a tank? Not some wacky one seat quadricycle, but the perfectly regular Fabia GreenLine II, that’s what. Driven by world economy champion Gerhard Plattner, a second generation Fabia GreenLine achieved 1,246 miles on a single tank as the Austrian drove the model from his home country to [.].

Europe’s largest electric car rally waves goodbye to EV doubters

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The largest event of its kind, Wave 2013 started in Eichgraben, near Vienna on Friday, June 28, and has already crossed through southern Austria, Hung[.].

Turkish steel producer using laser light section technology for inspection of hot surfaces

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A major Turkish steel producer is optimizing the production of high speed-compatible rails using the DIRIS 3D HOT system developed by Austria-based NextSense. The method is based on laser light section technology—a method of optical 3-D measurement technology that allows for the calculation of a precise height profile—which facilitates the non-contact examination of surfaces that are still hot. To take the measurement, a laser line is projected on a mobile object.

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. Honda aims to win a new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency in an 8,500-mile (13,679 km) drive across all 24 contiguous EU countries in a 1.6

Researchers work on process to store renewable electricity

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Austria and Germany have combined their intellect to develop a process to store renewable electricity. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Austria-Germany alliance Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemberg electricity renewable electricity storage of renewable electricity the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology

Airbus Group and Siemens sign long-term agreement to develop hybrid-electric propulsion systems for aircraft

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Both companies together with Austria’s Diamond Aircraft initially presented a hybrid aircraft back in 2011. Airbus Group and Siemens have signed a collaboration agreement in the field of hybrid electric propulsion.

Daimler running 6 different electrified models in Silvretta E-Car Rally; hints at Li-sulfur

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The Silvretta High Alpine Road in Austria’s Montafon region is considered to be one of the most beautiful panoramic roads in the Alps.

Zipcar to expand Zipvan cargo van service across North America

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Zipcar has more than 730,000 members and 11,000 vehicles in urban areas and college campuses throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain and Austria. Car-sharing network Zipcar, Inc. plans to expand the company’s Zipvan cargo van service across North America. Zipcar is launching the Zipvan service in Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Portland, Oregon today, and will roll out the service to its remaining metro markets in North America over the next 12 months.