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. The SWARM (Small 4-Wheel fuel cell passenger vehicle Applications in Regional and Municipal transport) project aims to deploy 90 passenger hydrogen fuel cell cars in Europe and support infrastructure deployment. Two regions of Europe are taking part in this project: the Brussels region in Belgium, and the Wer-Ems region in Germany.

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

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The buyer is public transport company TEC Group. Once the 35 new buses take to the roads, 90% of Namur’s public transport will be electrified. Volvo Buses has secured its largest order yet for complete solutions for electric bus traffic.

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. Every year the TEC Group transports more than 250 million passengers.

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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These initiatives originally brought together the key stakeholders in the hydrogen sector (vehicle manufacturers, hydrogen refueling station providers and Government representatives), to study and to develop strategies to make hydrogen-fueled transport a reality in the respective regions.

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Air pollutant emission 2010 limits exceeded in twelve EU Member States; road transport NOx a main factor

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Preliminary analysis shows eleven Member States exceeding their respective NO x ceilings (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden). The road transport sector is one of the main contributory factors behind the large number of NO x exceedances, contributing approximately 40% of total EU-27 NO x emissions.

£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. Behavior Fuel Efficiency Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS

EC Survey finds majority of Europeans willing to compromise on performance, size, range and price to reduce vehicle emissions; 53% say they use car as main mode of transport

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Main modes of transport. A slim majority (53%) of EU citizens said they used a car as their main mode of transport and about one in five (22%) used public transport. Women more frequently said they usually walked (16% vs. 9% of men) or used public transport (25% vs. 18%).

EEA: Air pollution in 10 EU countries still above legal limits; road transport and agriculture

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Air pollution from sources such as transport and agriculture is still being emitted above legal limits in 10 European Union (EU) Member States according to new data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

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

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Regulatory regimes seeking to reduce emissions from transport have largely focused on tailpipe emissions—i.e., The participants in the 2011 workshop concluded: There is a clear lack of data in the field of road transport wear and suspension emissions to conclusively assess its importance for air quality and the impact on human health. in Belgium. the criteria pollutants and CO 2 that emerge with the exhaust from the tailpipe.

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Transport for London in first group of customers for Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle in UK

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Transport for London is in the first group of UK customers for the Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle, together with private car service Greentomatocars and hydrogen energy system manufacturer ITM Power. I am sure that Transport for London will provide the ideal environment for us to see everything Mirai can do and, in doing so, take another great step towards improving air quality in our city and protecting the health of Londoners.

Sustainable Transport Awards open for nominees

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Sustainable transport initiatives from across the UK, France and Belgium will battle it out to win at the 2014 Eurostar Ashden Awards for the chance to be honoured for their achievements and a share of £30,000 in prize money.

TomTom extends coverage of real-time traffic products for congestion reduction

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The other countries currently covered are Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. More than 80 million GSM probes contribute to the TomTom real-time traffic system in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland and the UK. Fuel Efficiency Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS

EC awards Better Place and partners €4.95M for EV infrastructure project, including battery switch stations

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The European Commission selected an eMobility project, “ Greening European Transportation Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles ” proposed by a coalition of eight partners led by Better Place as the first and only project to be funded to date under the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport’s ( DG MOVE ) new de-carbonization infrastructure category.

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

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Indexed European transport sector greenhouse gas emissions, 1990-2006. Other key messages of the report include: Freight transport continues to grow, with the largest increases occurring in the least energy efficient transport modes—road and air freight.

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. Van Hool N.V. has signed a grant agreement with the EU Hydrogen Fuel Cell Joint Undertaking for deployment of 21 fuel cell buses in Europe as part of the 3Emotion Program.

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

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Scania has received an order for 158 buses from public transport company Keolis Sverige in Sweden. Keolis Sverige’s vision is to use locally suited, sustainable transport to double transit ridership in Swedish cities. 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.

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

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Funded by the Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, the HyTEC project (Hydrogen Transport for European Cities), which is part funded by the Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), will also see the installation of an Air Products hydrogen fueling station in London. This industry-led project utilizes the hydrogen transport experience and knowledge of 16 companies. HyRaMP , Belgium.

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. The Volvo C30 Electric is built on the regular assembly line in the Ghent factory and then transported to Göteborg for installation of the motor, batteries and other model-specific electronics.

ABB to charge the largest single network of 101 electric buses in Europe using open industry standard OppCharge

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The order will include installation sites in Charleroi, Belgium, providing 15 ABB charging stations in total by 2018, to power 101 Volvo electric hybrid buses in the Wallonia public transport system, operated by TEC Group. ABB has received an order for a further 12 bus charging systems from Volvo Buses to power the largest single network. of electric buses and bus charging systems in Europe.

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. Vehicles cover all kinds of technologies, starting from bio gas to electrification, and cover the full range of commercial transport vehicle levels. Deutsche Post DHL has signed a letter of intent for a possible future global framework agreement with car manufacturer Renault.

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

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Other recent developments in the emissions scandal include: Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt, KBA) has decided that Volkswagen should recall a total of approximately 8.5 In Belgium, some 320,000 affected vehicles—models with the EA 189-type diesel engine and a displacement of 1.2

ExxonMobil to invest >$1B in Antwerp refinery to convert heavy, higher sulfur residual oil into diesel, other products

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ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Belgium, a division of ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical B.V.B.A., plans to invest more than $1 billion to install a new delayed coker unit at its Antwerp refinery to convert heavy, higher sulfur residual oils into transportation fuels products such as marine gasoil and diesel fuel. ExxonMobil’s annual Outlook for Energy projects that Europe’s demand for diesel fuel will remain high in the coming decades for trucking and other commercial transportation.

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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. For the second time, Europcar was named the World’s Leading Green Transport Solution Company in 2010 by the World Travel Awards. Opel Ampera. Click to enlarge. Opel and Europcar have agreed to introduce the Opel Ampera extended range electric vehicle ( earlier post ) as a rental car throughout Europe.

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

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With 15 years of operations of 140 CNG stations, mainly in France, and 4 early first LNG stations in France and the Netherlands, ENGIE is accelerating the development of gas mobility in Europe for road transportation but also for shipping. 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.

Consortium including Volvo Car Group completes successful study of EV wireless charging

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A consortium of companies, including Volvo Car Group, Bombardier Transportation and the coachbuilder Van Hool, has successfully completed a 3-year research project studying the possibilities of inductive charging for electric vehicles. The inductive charging project was initiated by Flanders’ Drive, a research and test center for the automotive industry in the Flanders region in Belgium and was partly funded by the Flemish government. Inductive battery charging components.

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. The research team included members from the National University of Singapore; Stichting Deltares, The Netherlands; International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Washington, DC; and the University of Leicester, UK. Chris Malins of the International Council on Clean Transportation.

Aero trailer design study from Mercedes-Benz shows 18% lower wind resistance, almost 5% reduction in fuel consumption

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Mercedes-Benz is presenting a design study at “Trailer 2011” show in Belgium for an aerodynamic trailer that shows a reduction in wind resistance by up to 18%, with an accompanying decrease in fuel consumption by almost 5%. Mercedes-Benz’ new Aero Trailer design. Click to enlarge.

Trial begins of new intelligent multimodal travel management service in European cities

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As well as helping individuals find the most efficient route and travel mode, the systems should cut congestion and lower the environmental impacts of road transport. The system will access a wide range of information, including public transport timetables, real time public transport information and news on accidents, road works and deviations, among other things. Europe Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS

Bombardier launches PrimoveCity for multi-modal stationary or mobile inductive charging of electric vehicles

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Having successfully demonstrated the BOMBARDIER PRIMOVE technology with a Bombardier low floor tram in Augsburg, Germany, Bombardier is now further trialing the technology with a bus on a 125-meter stretch of road in Lommel, Belgium. —Andre Navarri, President, Bombardier Transportation. —Jeremie Desjardins, head of the PrimoveCity program, Bombardier Transportation. (A

Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle launches in Sweden and Norway this summer, Netherlands later this year

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Toyota will launch the Mirai fuel cell vehicle in Sweden and Norway this summer, following other European countries that have introduced the Toyota Mirai in 2015 (UK, Germany and Denmark) or early 2016 (Belgium). The hydrogen stations are also expected to be a priority in the 2018-2029 National Transport Plan that comes with additional funding.

Wärtsilä dual-fuel main engines to power 15 barges operating mainly on LNG

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A series of 15 inland waterway barges being built for Belgium-based Plouvier Transport N.V., and which will be chartered by Shell Trading Rotterdam (Shell), are to be powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel main engines. The barges will operate primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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

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But significantly cutting the greenhouse gases from transport will also require a more fundamental change in the transport modes we use and how we use them.” 4-cylinder engines and hybrid vehicles as a percent of cars sold in the US. Source: CFA. Click to enlarge.

Bombardier battery-electric powered tram sets range record: 25.9 miles of catenary-free operation

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Bombardier Transportation has successfully completed a 41.6 In addition to the PRIMOVE tram in Nanjing, China, PRIMOVE e-buses are already successfully in operation in Braunschweig, Mannheim and Berlin, Germany and in Bruges, Belgium.

Volvo Trucks and Shell to cooperate globally on LNG for heavy-duty trucks

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Based on Volvo’s MethaneDiesel concept ( earlier post ) whereby LNG can be used in diesel engines, and Shell’s LNG expertise and infrastructure investments, the two companies will coordinate their activities and actively support the wider use of LNG in the transport sector. The proportions are up to 75% gas and 25% diesel, depending on the type of transport and driving cycle.

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.

Mercedes-Benz Aerodynamics trailer cuts air resistance by 18%, fuel consumption between 4–5%; new Aerodynamics rig truck

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This aerodynamics package is already available ex-factory for heavy-duty Mercedes-Benz trucks in long-haul transport. The Aerodynamics trailer began as a study presented by Mercedes-Benz last autumn at the “Trailer” trade show in Kortrijk, Belgium.

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Daimler Buses to offer electrohydraulic power steering to reduce fuel consumption

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In combination with an intelligent operation strategy, this leads to low energy requirements and thus to higher transportation efficiency. Daimler Buses will offer electrohydraulic power steering (EHPS) to reduce fuel consumption in coming bus models.