Austria to let drivers of electric cars go faster

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Austria is offering would-be electric-car owners (and current ones) a tempting incentive to go tailpipe-emissions-free: permission to drive faster than those with gasoline, diesel, or hybrid vehicles. incentives speeding Austria SpeedUnder a recently approved amendment to the country’s speed limits, aimed at rewarding those who choose electric vehicles, they will be given a.

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.

Electric Vehicle Arteries (EVA+) fast charging: Enel, Verbund, Renault, Nissan, BMW & Volkswagen partner in Italy & Austria

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Enel, as coordinator, and Austria’s main utility Verbund are collaborating on a fast-recharging network project in Italy and Austria, alongside some of the world’s largest EV carmakers including Renault, Nissan, BMW and Volkswagen Group Italia (represented by Volkswagen and Audi). Electric Vehicle Arteries (EVA+) aims to create a fast charging infrastructure for electric vehicles on key roads and motorways in Italy and Austria.

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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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.

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.

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.

Magna Steyr To Build New Compact Infiniti In Austria

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Magna Steyr may be one of the most significant automakers you’ve (likely) never heard of. There are no Magna Steyr dealers, and it doesn’t sell directly to the public, but if you’re an automaker, the company is at the top of your call list when engineering services or contract production are needed. Mercedes-Benz’s 4Matic

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

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.

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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“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 [.].

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Faster electric cars, California strikes back, BMW batteries, Hyundai recall: Today's Car News

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Austria proposes letting electric cars drive faster. California begins fighting back against the EPA's fuel economy freeze. Hyundai recalls Ioniqs. And BMW builds a new battery assembly line for its upcoming electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. California issued a pointed 400-page rebuttal to the EPA's plan to freeze fuel economy. EPA Apple CARB

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Electric cars head to the Alps for eco rallye’s return

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Mercedes smart Austria electric car rallyThe Silvretta E-Car Rallye returns today to challenge electric cars to test their metal across the unforgiving terrain of the Austrian Alps. The three days rallye takes contestants through the Montafon region of the Alps, covering 330 kilometres (205 miles) at gradients as steep as 15.2 per cent and height differentials of as much as [.].

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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 [.].

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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

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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.

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Samsung SDI begins operations of new battery pack business; former Magna Steyr operation

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Samsung SDI has officially commenced operations of Samsung SDI Battery Systems(SDIBS) in Graz, Austria. Under the acquisition, Samsung SDI acquired the entire battery pack business from Magna Steyr, an Austria-based operating unit of Magna International, including all 264 employees, production and development sites and existing business contracts.

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'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.

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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.

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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

BMW orders two more ENGEL moulding machines for body shell components for i3 EV

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BMW has awarded ENGEL Austria another contract to supply system solutions to BMW’s Leipzig factory, where ENGEL duo injection moulding machines are used to manufacture car body shell components for the BMW i3 electric vehicle.

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Hubject connects eleven energy suppliers to create the largest Austrian charging network for EVs

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A partnership project between the eleven leading Austrian energy suppliers and Berlin-based Hubject GmbH ( earlier post ), which is supported by the Austrian climate and energy fund, will create a comprehensively accessible network of charging stations for drivers of electric vehicles across Austria, starting in April 2017. This will digitally link more than 1,300 charge points (2,000 by the end of 2017) available in Austria in real-time.

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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

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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

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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

5 European fast charging networks form Open Fast Charging Alliance

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Smatrics (Austria). Five European fast charging networks have formed the Open Fast Charging Alliance. This alliance members will enable roaming to create a premium network of fast chargers all over Europe. The Open Fast Charging Alliance founding members are: Fastned (The Netherlands). Sodetrel (France). Grønn Kontakt (Norway). GOtthard FASTcharge (Switzerland). Together, the alliance members own and operate more than 500 fast chargers in 6 countries.

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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

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.

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.

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[.].

Linde and OMV open new hydrogen fueling station in Innsbruck

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Austria’s second public hydrogen fueling station bridges the existing H 2 hubs in Munich and Bolzano. Also in Vienna, OMV has been operating Austria’s first public hydrogen fueling station since 2012. Technology company The Linde Group and OMV today officially opened a new hydrogen fueling station in Innsbruck.

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GlobalData: Global lithium production to triple over the next four years

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million tons; Congo (Kinshasa), Russia, and Serbia, 1 million tons each; Czechia, 840,000 tons; Zimbabwe, 500,000 tons; Spain, 400,000 tons; Mali, 200,000 tons; Brazil and Mexico, 180,000 tons each; Portugal, 100,000 tons; and Austria, 50,000 tons.

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SEAT takes first step towards micro-mobility strategy with electric eXS KickScooter powered by Segway

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It will be available in Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Portugal before the end of the year, and in the rest of Europe in 2019. SEAT will introduce the electric eXS KickScooter powered by Segway at the Smart City Expo World Congress next week.

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Mercedes-Benz Puts Electric Cars To Test at Silvretta E-Rally

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At the renowned Silvretta Classic Rally in Montafon, Austria, 24 electric cars drove amongst the vintage cars that typically compete in this mountain race. The rally, cutting through the Austrian Alps, is demanding for the drivers and cars alike. The initial lineup of cars runs across the gamut, from concept cars to production vehicles

Battery company Kreisel Electric introduces automated 2-speed transmission for EVs

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Kreisel’s battery pack receives Frosts & Sullivan Tech Leadership award; new production facility opening in September

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Consultancy Frost & Sullivan recently selected Austria-based Kreisel Electric ( earlier post ) as the winner of the 2017 European Electric Vehicle Technology Leadership Award. Kreisel will open a new 7,000 m 2 production facility in Rainbach (Austria) in September this year. Frost & Sullivan said that the unique technology for next-generation lithium-ion batteries gives Kreisel Electric a distinct competitive advantage in the electric vehicle market.

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Magna and BAIC to form two JVs to engineer and build premium EVs for customers in China; first production in 2020

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For the first time we will be providing our customers with cars engineered and built outside our complete vehicle manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria. Magna intends to form two new joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co.

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Infineon investing $395M to expand Villach site; competence center for power electronics

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Sabine Herlitschka, CEO of Infineon Technologies Austria AG, said that with the expansion concept, Villach is reinforcing its important role as a factory of innovation and a competence center for power electronics within the corporate group. Herlitschka added that this move will also develop a unique production cluster in Austria and Germany that is prominently visible throughout Europe.

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Tesla expands Supercharger network in Europe

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Tesla is opening new Supercharger locations connecting the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. The accelerated energizing of Superchargers in Germany (Wilnsdorf, Bad Rappenau, Aichstetten and Jettingen), Switzerland (Lully), Austria (St. As of today, 81 Supercharger locations are energized worldwide, with 14 locations in Europe. Anton) and the Netherlands (Zevenaar and Oosterhout) represents a new milestone in the expansion of the European network.

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Infiniti VC-Turbo engine receives environmental award from ARBÖ

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Infiniti’s VC-Turbo variable compression engine ( earlier post ) was named by the Automobile, Motor and Bicycle Association of Austria (ARBÖ) with the Grand Austrian Automobile Award in the category “Environment.”

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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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