Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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This collaboration is in line with the implementation of the DAFI Directive (Directive 2014/94 - Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructures), with a particular focus on certain countries and regions, starting from Wallonia, Belgium. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), IVECO (a brand of CNH Industrial) and ENGIE (Global Energy Player) are broadly collaborating to promote natural gas vehicles and infrastructure in Europe.

First public hydrogen station in Belgium to be located on Toyota land leased to Air Liquide

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Construction has started on the first public hydrogen station in Belgium, to be operated by Air Liquide. Two regions of Europe are taking part in this project: the Brussels region in Belgium, and the Wer-Ems region in Germany. In the first half of 2016, Toyota will also bring the Mirai to Belgium, a fourth European market.

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Leaseplan profits grow as private leasing soars in UK, Netherlands and Belgium

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Leaseplan, a global leader in fleet management and driver mobility, has published its headline annual results for 2016 and the future looks bright. Fleet news Fleet Fleet management Leaseplan Leasing

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Leaseplan profits grow as private leasing soars in UK, Netherlands and Belgium

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Leaseplan, a global leader in fleet management and driver mobility, has published its headline annual results for 2016 and the future looks bright.

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US and Belgium sign nuclear energy R&D collaboration agreement

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The United States Department of Energy (DOE) and Belgium’s Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie/Centre d’Etude de l’Energie Nucléaire (SCK•CEN) (also known as the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning cooperation in nuclear energy research and development.

Westport and Volvo Car to introduce V90 Bi-Fuel into Belgium and Luxembourg

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Westport AB, a Westport Fuel Systems company, announced that Volvo Car will introduce the Bi-Fuel version of its new V90 station wagon in Belgium and Luxembourg. Belgium currently has 5,400 natural gas vehicles on the road and a developed infrastructure network that includes 73 CNG stations. —Didier Hendrickx of Natural Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA) Belgium.

Volvo Buses receives order for 90 electric hybrid buses and fast charging stations from Belgium

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Volvo Buses has secured its largest order yet for complete solutions for electric bus traffic. The Belgian cities of Charleroi and Namur have together ordered 90 Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid buses as well as 12 charging stations. The buyer is public transport company TEC Group.

Volvo sells 11 electric hybrid buses with 2 ABB automated fast-chargers to Namur, Belgium

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Volvo has received an order for 11 electric hybrid buses and 2 ABB automated electric bus fast-chargers to the city of Namur in Belgium with public transport authority and operator TEC.

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

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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. The 278 charging points set up every 80 km along Germany and Belgium’s main motorways, will allow drivers of electric vehicles to “refuel” and extend their car’s range.

First China-built Volvo S90 sedans arrive in Europe via rail link

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The first S90 premium sedans, built at Volvo’s Daqing plant in China, will arrive at a distribution centre in Zeebrugge, Belgium this week. The cars have been transported to Belgium via the recently opened, China-Europe railway link.

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Elektromotive Extends European Recharging Network to Belgium and Luxembourg

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UK-based Elektromotive has appointed The PluginCompany to install networks of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Belgium and Luxembourg.

Audi Q6 e-Tron Quattro Electric Car Production Site In 2018 Chosen

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Audi has announced that it will build its upcoming all-electric SUV in Belgium. The German carmaker says it will dedicate an existing plant in Brussels to the new electric model, which will start production in 2018. The Brussels factory will also build the SUV's battery pack, with lithium-ion cells supplied by Samsung SDI and LG Chem under a. e-Tron Audi e-tron plug-in cars Audi Q6 Q6

VitaeMobility, ABB to deploy a network of 50 DC fast chargers throughout Belgium

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VitaeMobility, specialists in e-mobility for business and government fleets and consumers, and ABB will partner to install and manage 50 Terra Smart Connect (SC) DC fast chargers at multiple locations throughout Belgium. Maintenance and repair services will be taken care of by ABB’s local support team in Belgium.

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Elektromotive heads to Belgium and Luxembourg

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UK based Elektromotive is making headway in the electric vehicle recharging market after appointing ThePluginCompany to install networks of charging stations across Belgium and Luxembourg. In addition, Elektromotive and The PluginCompany will work together to educate businesses and legislators in Belgium and Luxembourg about the benefits of zero emission motoring as well as the need for compatible recharging infrastructures.

Hyundai delivers first Tucson fuel cell vehicle in Ontario

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Hydrogenics has manufacturing sites in Germany, Belgium and Canada and service centers in Russia, China, India, Europe, the US and Canada. Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. has delivered its first fuel cell vehicle in Ontario, Canada to Joseph Cargnelli, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at Mississauga-based Hydrogenics Corporation. In November, 2014, Hyundai Auto Canada announced it would become the first Canadian automotive company to offer fuel cell vehicles to real-world customers.

Umicore to Build Battery Recycling Plant in Belgium

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Umicore will build an industrial scale recycling facility for end-of-life rechargeable batteries in Hoboken, Belgium. The investment will enable Umicore to deal with the expected growth in the availability of end-of-life Lithium-ion, Lithium-Polymer and Nickel Metal Hydride rechargeable batteries. Increasingly stringent legislation is also placing a heavy premium on the efficient and eco-friendly recycling of end-of-life materials, such as used batteries.

Volvo C30 Electric demos wireless charging

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Volvo has successfully demonstrated the working of a wireless charging for electric cars, as part of a project run in collaboration with Flanders’ Drive knowledge centre based in Flanders, Belgium.

Royal IHC launches first LNG-fueled hopper dredger

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The official name giving and christening ceremony will take place in the spring of 2017 in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Royal IHC has launched DEME’s 3,500 m 3 -hopper LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Minerva at its shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands.

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Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) Stakeholders General Assembly in Belgium

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The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) stakeholders’ general assembly will take place on 26 and 27 October in Brussels, Belgium. First organized in 2008 to mark the launch of the FCH JU, the stakeholders’ general assembly is an annual event designed to inform all interested parties about the activities of the FCH JU and acquire feedback for future planning of the program.

New Renault KANGOO Z.E. electric van to add 50% more range

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on 13 January at the 2017 European Motor Show in Brussels, Belgium. Renault Pro+ will present the all-electric New KANGOO Z.E. Renault Pro+ will equip the latest KANGOO Z.E.

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

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Six automated truck platoons to compete in European Truck Platooning Challenge

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Scania will leave from Södertalje, south of Stockholm, driving through Sweden, Denmark and Germany to Maasvlakte II in the Port of Rotterdam, making a stop in Zolder, Belgium and in Zwolle, Netherlands.

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$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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Volvo Completes Wireless Electric Car Charging Study; Research Continues

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The Swedish automaker conducted testing with Flanders'' Drive, an automotive technology knowledge center in Belgium and a consortium of other companies, to determine whether wireless charging was practical, efficient and safe in "Inductive charging has great potential" according to Volvo following its study into wireless charging of electric cars.

Tesla models now available for business lease in Europe

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The new leasing programme will make the Silicon Valley’s all-electric sports car models, the Roadster and Roadster Sport available on contract in countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium [.]. European car leasing firm, Athlon Car Lease has signed an agreement with Tesla Motors to make the firm’s electric models available to businesses across Europe.

Prayon and Pulead to create JV for manufacture and sale of lithium iron phosphate material for Li-ion batteries

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Major cathode material producer Pulead (China) and phosphate leader Prayon (Belgium) have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture for the manufacture and sale of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) under licence from LiFePO 4 +C Licensing LLC. Prayon is a fully integrated global phosphate producer headquartered in Belgium, with manufacturing operations in Belgium, France and the United States.

Volvo produces electric car for lease customers

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The vehicle is manufactured and delivered to leasing customers throughout Europe, including Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands and Norway. Production is now under way for the Volvo C30 Electric, with initial deliveries taking place this summer and heading to leasing customers, including companies, authorities and governmental bodies. There have already been tests on a fleet of around [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Volvo lease customers Volvo C30 electric Volvo electric car

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.

Obama In Detroit, Audi Q6 e-Tron Plant, Diesel 'Defeat Devices': Today's Car News

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Today, President Barack Obama visits the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Audi selects a plant in Belgium to build its new electric SUV, and the Internet offers diesel "defeat devices" for owners looking to mess with their vehicles' emissions controls. All this and more on Green Car Reports. President Obama visits the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, and checks out. Today in Car News

Prayon obtains worldwide sublicense for lithium iron phosphate battery material

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Belgium-based Prayon Group has obtained a worldwide. A new production facility will be operated in Belgium (at its main production site in Engis) in summer 2012. With manufacturing operations in Belgium, France and the United States, Prayon serves a global customer base with a range of purified phosphoric acids, phosphate salts and fluorine products.

ASTM International launches group to create standards for recovered carbon black (rCB)

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The committee will host its first meeting on 27 March in Brussels, Belgium, in conjunction with the annual conference of the European Tire Recycling Association (ETRA). The ASTM International Board of Directors approved the launch of a new technical committee dedicated to developing standards for the growing field of recovered carbon black (rCB).

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PROSUME blockchain-based platform for new peer-to-peer energy models; EV platform

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PROSUME is now negotiating eight different pilot projects in Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The PROSUME Energy Foundation has developed a blockchain-based platform to exchange electricity from renewable and fossil sources.

Renault introduces two new electric light commercial vehicles

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At the Brussels Motorshow in Belgium, Renault Pro+ introduced two new electric light commercial vehicles—New Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E.—to —to its line-up, bringing the total to four.

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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.

Honda targets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency with 8,500-mile diesel drive across Europe

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On 1 June, two members of Honda’s European Research & Development (R&D) team will set out on the journey from Aalst, Belgium. 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.

First 5 production Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicles for Europe arrive

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The first five production Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicles ( earlier post ) for Europe were unloaded in Bristol, UK and Zeebrugge, Belgium, respectively on 8 and 10 August.

The importance of considering non-exhaust traffic emissions; the role of EVs

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in Belgium. They reported in an open-access paper in the journal energies on their analysis of non-exhaust emissions of passenger vehicles, both conventional (diesel and gasoline) or electric, on air quality levels in an urban environment in Belgium. Regulatory regimes seeking to reduce emissions from transport have largely focused on tailpipe emissions—i.e., the criteria pollutants and CO 2 that emerge with the exhaust from the tailpipe.

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DOE awards LanzaTech $4M for low-carbon jet & diesel demo plant; 3M gpy; Audi evaluating fuel properties

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LanzaTech is currently building its first commercial ethanol facilities using waste gases, including one in China with China’s largest steel company, Shougang, and one in Belgium with the world’s largest steel manufacturer, ArcelorMittal.

Field trials with genetically modified poplars shows potential for efficient conversion to sugars but with impact on biomass yield

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The results of field trials with genetically modified poplar trees in Belgium and France shows that the wood of the modified poplar trees—down-regulated for cinnamoyl-CoA reductase (CCR), an enzyme in the lignin biosynthetic pathway—improved saccharification yield—i.e.,

McLaren: The secret of success is green. An interview with Jonathan Neale, the Managing Director of McLaren Racing.

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On Sunday (September 09, 2012), Lewis Hamilton secured victory in the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix (pictured right) – and this just one race on from team-mate Jenson Button’s triumph in Belgium. The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team is on top of the world. With the two drivers starting on pole position in Italy, it’s clear [.]. Green cars Interviews Latest news Mercedes F1 Formula 1 formula one green cars Jenson Button Jonathan Neale Lewis Hamilton McLaren Vodafone McLaren Mercedes