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. IVECO leads the European alternative fuels vehicle market, holding the largest market share for alternative fuel vehicles currently on the road with a running park of more than 16,000 vehicles, including 5,800 dedicated to public transport.

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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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Solaris secures order for 200 hybrid buses in Belgium; BAE Systems drive, ultracap energy storage

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Solaris—one of the leading bus manufacturers in Europe—has secured an order for more than 200 hybrid buses from Société Régionale Wallonne du Transport, the primary bus operator in Wallonia, Belgium. The successful integration of our product onto Solaris test buses has yielded the first of what we hope are many more orders into the European market using this new energy storage system. For Solaris, this order is its biggest success in Belgium.

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.

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.

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. By 2012 in the European Union, for example, 25% of all portable batteries placed on the market will have to be collected and recycled. 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.

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. which offers the longest available driving range in the small van market, is made at Renault’s Maubeuge plant in northern France. Renault Pro+ will present the all-electric New KANGOO Z.E.

Telefónica to provide M2M connectivity for Tesla electric vehicles across major European markets

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The agreement, which establishes Telefonica as Tesla’s largest European connectivity partner, is supported by KPN in the Netherlands and Belgium as part of the M2M World Alliance, simplifying Tesla’s deployment of connected cars. The number of vehicles with built-in connectivity will increase from 10% of the overall market today to 90% by 2020, according to the Telefonica Connected Car Industry 2013 report, which features contributions from eight of the world’s largest car manufacturers.

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

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This covers a gap in the fuel cell market, the company notes, as fuel cell stacks up to 20 kW are available from some manufacturers, but in the range 10-30 kW, there is more or less nothing available on the open market. Triphase, Belgium. E-Trucks Europe, Belgium.

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

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Although volumes grew at a slower rate (+5.6%) than recorded in February 2016 (+13.8%), positive results in 23 of the 29 markets analyzed meant growth continued. YTD figures showed gains in 26 markets, with 16 of them posting double-digit growth.

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. an analysis of the market, as well as the political developments affecting the commercialisation of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies.

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. LiFePO 4 +C grants a limited number of sublicenses to suitable lithium iron phosphate (LFP)/lithium metal phosphate (LMP) producers who are capable of meeting market demand with high-quality products.

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. will arrive in the European market at the end of 2017. Renault Pro+ is market leader in electric LCV sales in Europe.

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Prayon obtains worldwide sublicense for lithium iron phosphate battery material

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Belgium-based Prayon Group has obtained a worldwide. suitable LFP/LMP producers capable to address the market demand with high quality products. 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.

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. Markets beyond the UK, Germany and Denmark will be added from 2017 as the hydrogen infrastructure develops.

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

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Hungary and Belgium were the only two EU Member States where cars sold in 2012 were on average less efficient than those sold the year before. Europe Fuel Efficiency Market Background Policy 4-cylinder engines and hybrid vehicles as a percent of cars sold in the US. Source: CFA.

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Ford planning to cut 18% of production capacity, 13% of workforce in Europe; anticipating more than $1.5B loss in Europe in 2012

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Addressing manufacturing overcapacity stemming from the more than 20% drop in total industry vehicle demand across Western Europe since 2007, Ford this week has outlined a series of cost efficiency actions including the planned closure of three European facilities: its Genk Plant (Belgium); a vehicle assembly plant in Southampton (UK), which builds the current Transit; and stamping and tooling operations in Dagenham (UK). Europe Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

Umicore and Prayon form beLife JV to develop and produce phosphate-based cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries

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industrial pilot plant in Engis, Belgium, that will be operational in the coming months with all materials produced. being exclusively marketed by Umicore. Jointly owned by OCP SA (Office Chérifien des Phosphates, Morocco) and SRIW (Belgium), Prayon. manufactures and markets an extensive range of purified phosphoric acids, phosphate salts and fluorine products.

ABB launches 22 kW AC & DC fast charging station

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It can be expanded with ABB’s AC wall box satellite system, making it the smallest and most versatile fast charging station on the market today. Towards the end of 2019, ABB estimates that the market for charging infrastructure solutions will reach $1 billion.

Frost & Sullivan forecasts rapid growth in tire pressure monitoring systems market; $386.6M by 2018

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The consultancy estimates that the market earned revenues of more than $111.7 By 2014, nearly 38% of vehicles in North America will feature TPMS—a 13% increase from 2011—thus, increasing the addressable market size. As more European countries, including Belgium, Poland and Turkey, adopt winter tire legislations, TPMS revenues and unit sales will increase in the short and medium term.

Pike Research ranks ChargePoint, DBT as top EV charging equipment supply companies

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Pike Research forecasts that global sales of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 37% between 2012 and 2020 as the global market for plug-in vehicles (PEVs) grows, rising from less than 200,000 units sold in 2012 to almost 2.4

Toyota in long-term partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens to strengthen quality of UK operations

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At the same time, extensive new landscaping and planting has been undertaken at Toyota GB’s sales and marketing headquarters in Surrey. Toyota has established a partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to strengthen the ecological and environmental quality of its UK operations.

BASF to concentrate plant biotechnology activities on main markets in North and South America

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Citing a lack of acceptance for plant technology in many parts of Europe, BASF announced that it is concentrating its plant biotechnology activities on the main markets in North and South America. Research and development activities will be concentrated mainly in Raleigh, Ghent, Belgium and Berlin, Germany. Development and commercialization of all products targeted solely at cultivation in the European market will be halted.

Van Hool wins EU funding for 21 fuel cell buses; powered by Ballard FCvelocity-HD7 modules

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Van Hool is a Belgium-based independent bus, coach and industrial vehicle OEM. Ballard holds an estimated 80% share of the European market for fuel cell bus modules. Van Hool N.V.

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

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Volvo says it will build about 250 cars by the end of 2012, possibly more if market interest takes off. The Volvo C30 Electric will be manufactured and delivered to leasing customers throughout Europe, including in Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway. The Volvo Car Corporation has begun production of the C30 Electric ( earlier post ); initial deliveries to leasing customers, mainly companies, authorities and governmental bodies, will take place immediately after the summer.

Elektromotive continues European expansion

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Last week we told you that the company was heading to Belgium and Luxembourg (see article ), and now it will play a pivotal role in the introduction of an electric vehicle recharging infrastructure in Denmark. This is a crucial moment for the Danish market and the global shift towards zero-emissions motoring,” he said. . Not only is Copenhagen poised to be the hub for climate-change decision making, the country is also taking steps to become a leading market for EV use.

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

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Northern Lights Energy ( NLE ), the initiator of the 2012 charging infrastructure project and provider of infrastructure and services for electric vehicles (EV) based in Iceland, has signed an agreement with Reva Electric Car Company to jointly develop the electric vehicle market in Iceland.

Deloitte study concludes mass adoption of EVs in Europe is some distance away

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However, while interest in electric vehicles is growing, with 69% of respondents willing to consider an EV today, current market offerings generally fall far short of consumers’ expectations for driving range, charging time, and purchase price. I believe there is potential for green vehicles to represent 10% of the new car market within 10 years, although the road to get there will be bumpy.

CDC: US has highest motor vehicle crash death rate among high-income countries; could be cut in half with proven strategies

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Countries included in the study were Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Health Market Background Safety

Nissan LEAF the best-selling EV in Europe in 2013

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The LEAF now holds 33% of the EV passenger car market in Europe. In 2013, the Nissan LEAF was also the EV market leader in Spain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. In January in France, Nissan LEAF sales posted a 240% increase year-on-year and was the EV market leader for that month. Nissan announced that it sold 11,120 LEAFs in Europe in 2013, more than twice the 2012 results and 25% more than the next best selling EV in Europe.

Volkswagen confirms EA288 diesel engines designed for EU5 and EU6 not affected by defeat device software

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million vehicles in Europe (EU28 markets), including some 2.4 Volkswagen Group Hong Kong (VGHK) said that none of the passenger cars sold in Hong Kong or Macau are affected, because the EA189 engine has never been imported to the local market. In Belgium, some 320,000 affected vehicles—models with the EA 189-type diesel engine and a displacement of 1.2

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

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The market introduction of the Opel Ampera (the European cousin of the Chevy Volt) is due by the end of 2011. 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. —Opel/Vauxhall Vice President Sales, Marketing & Aftersales Europe, Alain Visser. Opel Ampera. Click to enlarge.

Tesla delivered ~5,500 Model S worldwide in Q3, more than 1,000 to European customers; non-GAAP profit narrows and GAAP loss widens from Q2

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On a total unit basis, that exceeded the second quarter’s 5,150 models which went to the North America market. By the end of 2014, Tesla expects that the entire population of the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Denmark and Luxembourg and about 90% of the population in England, Wales and Sweden will live within 320 km (199 miles) of a Supercharger station.

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.

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).

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 introduced the Civic Tourer as a response to changing European market conditions for the C-segment estate market.

£13M European ecoDriver project seeks to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20%

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Leeds researchers led by Professor Oliver Carsten from the Institute for Transport Studies will work with transport research centers across Europe, as well as several leading vehicle manufacturers, to design and test the devices, which could be on the market within 5 years. The team hopes that the concepts will then be taken up by vehicle manufacturers and brought to market.

New study finds GHG emissions from palm oil production significantly underestimated; palm oil biofuels could be more climate-damaging than oil sands fuels

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Mha (20%) of the peatlands of Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in 2010, surpassing the area of Belgium and causing an annual carbon emission from peat decomposition of 230–310 Mt CO 2 e. Business-as-usual’ projections of future conversion rates, based on historical rates over the past two decades, indicate that 6–9 Mha of peatland in insular Southeast Asia may be converted to plantations by the year 2020, unless land use planning policies or markets for products change.

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

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Its solutions will be modular, thereby enabling Škoda Electric to build e-buses from 6 meters to 26 meters across all market segments. The first targeted delivery of the partnership will be the release of a battery system by the end of this year, scalable between 50 - 350kWh and certified for the European market according to ECE-R100.r2. In 2015 Leclanché unveiled its first all-electric bus in Belgium.

Symbio uses Borit metal bipolar plates in its commercial fuel cell range extender

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Belgium-based Borit is the supplier-of-choice for metal bipolar plates in the successful range extender fuel cell systems of the French market leader Symbio.