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. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Hybrids Infrastructure Plug-ins

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

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Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Hybrids Plug-ins SalesVolvo 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.

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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. In line with COP 21, the Walloon strategy envisages that 50% of its public fleet vehicles, in need of replacement, will run on alternative fuels starting from 1 January 2017, and the percentage will rise to 100% starting from 1 January 2030.

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

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.

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. Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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Scania Delivering 85 New Ethanol Buses for Stockholm Fleet

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In recent years, Scania has also delivered ethanol buses for commercial service in Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Norway and elsewhere. Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, has the world’s largest fleet of ethanol buses, and as recently as during the past year, Scania delivered 85 ethanol-powered articulated buses for operation in SL’s service area.

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Ballard fuel cell modules to power fleet of 10 buses in Aberdeen, Scotland

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When deployed in revenue service, the 10-bus fleet to be operated in Aberdeen will be Europe’s largest hydrogen fuel cell bus fleet. These will be used in 5 buses to be deployed in San Remo, Italy; 5 buses to be deployed in Flanders, Belgium; as well as 4 of the buses to be deployed in Aberdeen.

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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. This electric version of Master is aimed primarily at fleets running last-mile distribution services in the city, as well as large municipalities and local government.

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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. Autonomous driving Driver Assistance Systems Europe Fleets

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ABB launches automated fast charging system for electric buses; inverted pantograph

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ABB will show its fast charging system to the public for the first time in Kortrijk, Belgium at the Busworld 2015 show, where ABB will showcase multiple innovative technologies for public transport. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructure

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Ballard-powered fuel cell electric buses exceed 10M km of revenue service

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Today Ballard FCveloCity engines are powering more than 80 buses around the globe: 41 in Europe, including Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland and the U.K.; Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty HydrogenBallard Power Systems fuel cells have powered buses for more than 10 million cumulative kilometers (6.2 million miles) of revenue service.

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DAF Putting LF Hybrid Truck Into Production; Eaton Hybrid System

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DAF is starting to supply the LF Hybrid in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium; countries in which market research has shown that the interest in hybrid vehicles is highest. Tags: Fleets Heavy-duty Hybrids The DAF LF hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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ENGIE investing €100M in CNG/LNG stations in Europe to 2020

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ENGIE, a global operator in electricity, natural gas and energy services markets, will invest nearly €100 million from now to 2020 to build Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) stations for filling up the European fleets of trucks with natural gas and biogas. ENGIE is also engaged in the promotion of LNG as a marine fuel, with a bunkering vessel designed in partnership with NYK and Mitsubishi Corporation to be operational by end of 2016 in Zeebrugge, Belgium.

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MAN eTGE battery-electric van to be mass-produced from July onwards

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The product line is primarily aimed at fleet customers with a tailored service concept to tend to their needs. The first electric-powered vans from MAN are to be used first in metropolitan areas of Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Norway and the Netherlands.

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Leclanché signs preferred partnership agreement with Škoda Electric to supply battery packs for electric buses

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In 2015 Leclanché unveiled its first all-electric bus in Belgium. The global e-bus fleet comprised approximately 173,000 vehicles in 2015 of which 170,000 were in China.

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Third Dutch hydrogen station opens; new VDL fuel cell bus concept

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The station features a Hydrogenics HySTAT electrolysis system designed and built by Hydrogenics’ Belgium-based On-Site Generation division. The station will be used to fuel new prototypes of hydrogen buses and a small fleet of hydrogen powered garbage trucks. Late in November, the AutomotiveCampusNL in Helmond at Brainport opened the third hydrogen station in the Netherlands.

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Deutsche Post DHL and Renault aim to intensify their collaboration on the use of electric vehicles

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is an electrified vehicle that is used to transport DHL Express shipments at the moment in France as well as in Aruba, Belgium, Denmark and Germany. In addition to its fleet, the company invests in its network optimization, operations, and a sustainable use of energy in its buildings and business operations. Deutsche Post DHL has extended its fleet of alternative vehicles by over 4,000 cars throughout the past year, increasing the number to 10,500 today.

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Nissan Teams Up with LeasePlan to Bring Nissan LEAF to Europe

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LeasePlan, a Dutch financial institution specializing in fleet management, and Nissan signed an agreement to cooperate in a European-wide project to launch the electric Nissan LEAF in 2011. The project will focus on driver behaviour and the operational side of running a fleet of zero-emission battery-powered cars. LeasePlan operates a fleet of more than 1.3

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. To ensure accurate monitoring of the route, journey time and distance driven, the record car has been fitted with a tracking device, provided by fleet telematics and stolen vehicle recovery expert, Tracker (part of the Tantalum Corporation).

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ICCT analysis finds real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap in Europe at all-time high of 42%

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The average gap between official fuel consumption figures and actual fuel use for new cars in the EU has reached 42%, according to the latest update by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) to its on-going research into vehicle fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions.

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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. There have already been tests on a fleet of around [.]. 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.

Growing Number of EU Countries Levying CO2 Taxes on Cars and Incentivizing Plug-ins

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Italy chose not to prolong its one-year fleet renewal scheme which included both CO 2 -based incentives and incentives for electric vehicles. New to the list is Belgium. Generally, registration taxes threaten fleet renewal.

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Four Next-Generation Fuel Cell Buses Introduced in Hartford

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area will have a larger fuel cell bus fleet in the United States, also equipped with UTC Power fuel cell systems. UTC Power has provided fuel cell powerplants for fleet transportation since 1998 and its made-in-Connecticut fuel cells have powered buses in the United States, Spain, Italy and Belgium. Van Hool of Belgium is one of the world’s largest bus and coach manufacturers.

Volvo Car Corporation begins production of the Volvo C30 Electric for leasing customers in Europe

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The Volvo C30 Electric will be manufactured and delivered to leasing customers throughout Europe, including in Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway. Tests on a fleet of about 50 cars have been conducted since autumn 2010, mainly internally at the Volvo Car Corporation.

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London taxis to be fueled by UK’s first network of hydrogen stations

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This new station will connect up with the two fueling stations already in operation in the city supporting London’s hydrogen bus fleet, creating an infrastructure network powering hydrogen fuel cell vehicles across the city, some in time for the 2012 London Olympic Games. London already hosts the UK’s only zero-emission bus route running with a fleet of hydrogen single-decker buses. HyRaMP , Belgium.

Scania receives order for 158 biofuel buses in Sweden; ethanol and biodiesel

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By the second half of 2011 Keolis’ vehicle fleet in Sweden will consist of approximately 2,000 buses, of which more than 60% will be running on renewable fuels. More than 700 of them have gone to Swedish cities, but the company has also delivered ethanol buses for commercial service to countries such as Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Norway. Scania has received an order for 158 buses from public transport company Keolis Sverige in Sweden.

Peugeots Electric Partner Origin Venturi van; Zebra battery pack

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This electric van entered the marketing phase in October 2010 in 5 European countries (France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, and Denmark) with a production volume limited to a few hundred units. The Electric Partner Origin is aimed at all major account clients or fleets. Peugeot earlier this year began marketing a new battery-electric version of its Partner Origin van, the Electric Partner Origin Venturi. This Venturi-powered fully-electric version retains the practical features.

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UTC Power Attains 5,000-Hour Durability Milestone With Transit Bus Fuel Cell System

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Three of AC Transit’s buses are equipped with UTC Power fuel cell systems and have now traveled more than 213,000 miles, with an average fuel economy that is 65% better than the control fleet of diesel buses running the same routes and duty cycles. A PureMotion system in a bus.

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PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Electric sign a European Cooperation Agreement for the co-development of electromobility solutions; BEVs and PHEVs

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The agreement would see GE Capital lease EV vehicles across Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. GE Capital is a leading leaser of vehicles, with a customer fleet of approximately 250,000 vehicles in Europe, and 1.6 GE provides commercial car and truck financing and integrated fleet management services for various consumers though its Fleet Services operations, a business within GE Capital.

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Honda diesel sets new Guinness record for fuel efficiency, averaging 83 mpg US in 8,387-mile drive across 24 EU countries

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The team set out from Aalst, Belgium, on 1 June, navigating the continent in a clockwise direction. Honda has set a new Guinness World Records title for “Lowest fuel consumption – all 24 contiguous EU countries (all cars)”, recording an average 83 mpg US (2.82

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Northern Lights Energy and Reva Electric Car Company Sign Agreement to Develop the Electric Vehicle Market in Iceland

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In addition to importing new EV models to Iceland, NLE is also working on developing systems to convert the current internal combustion engine (ICE) car fleet into electric cars. The REVA NXR. Click to enlarge.

Europe Passenger Car Registrations Down 7.4% in April

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The decline in April registrations, the first in ten months, is linked to the upturn in registrations last year when a growing number of markets had started to benefit from fleet renewal incentives. By contrast, markets expanded in France (+1.9%), the UK (+11.5%), Belgium (+20.3%) and Spain (+39.3%). New passenger car registrations in Europe fell by 7.4%

Engine Alliance Completes 100th GP7200 Engine; Specific Fuel Consumption Improvement Noted

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Air France entered service with the GP7200-powered A380 in late 2009 and has three A380s in its fleet to date. GP7200 Engine Program participants include SNECMA (France), Techspace Aero (Belgium) and MTU Aero Engines (Germany).

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Eaton hybrid systems log 100M miles in service, reduce fuel consumption by 4M gallons

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The company set major hybrid systems milestones in 2010, delivering systems to global customers in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and United States.

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Scania Delivering 85 Ethanol Buses to Stockholm Suburbs; E95 in a Diesel Engine

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Stockholm has the world’s largest fleet of ethanol buses providing service in the central areas of the city. In recent years, Scania has also delivered ethanol buses for commercial service in Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Norway and elsewhere. Scania ethanol buses for SL.

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Europcar to introduce Opel Ampera extended range EV as a rental car throughout Europe

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The goal is to deploy the first vehicles in Europcar rental outlets in Germany in November of this year, followed soon afterwards by Belgium and the Netherlands. The fact that Europcar is going to introduce the Opel Ampera to its day-to-day business is further proof that our extended-range electric vehicle is completely suitable for everyday use—even as a fleet vehicle in the tough rental car business. Opel Ampera. Click to enlarge.

Reports highlight ongoing advances in vehicle technology, consumer demand for fuel efficiency in US and Europe

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It shows that average CO 2 emissions from the new car fleet in the EU fell by 2.6 % between 2011 and 2012. Diesel vehicles represent 55% of the newly registered vehicle fleet. 4-cylinder engines and hybrid vehicles as a percent of cars sold in the US. Source: CFA. Click to enlarge.

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EEA Report: Trends in European Transport Are Heading in the Wrong Direction

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Emissions of GHG have increased by 26% (EU-15) or 180 million tonnes between 1990 and 2006, excluding international aviation and marine transport—an amount larger than the entire annual national emissions for 2006 from Belgium (132 million tonnes) or Romania (157 million tonnes).

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AMITRAN project developing CO2 assessment methodology for intelligent transport systems

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Examples of such ITS applications include navigation and travel information systems; route advice; supporting drivers in adopting an eco-driving behavior; logistics and fleet management systems; optimized traffic light phasing at intersections; reserving parking space; and road tolls.