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.

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. For Solaris, this order is its biggest success in Belgium.

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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.

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.

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.

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).

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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.

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European countries struggle to meet emission limits due to emissions from agriculture and transport

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Eleven EU Member States breached air pollution ceilings in 2015 mostly due to high emissions from agricultural and transport sources, according to new data and a briefing released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). NO x emissions from road transport contribute 39% of the EU emissions total. The high real-world emissions of NO x , particularly from diesel passenger cars and vans, have contributed significantly to the share of emissions caused by the road transport sector.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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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%).

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.

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Scania and European Gigafactory developer Northvolt partner for heavy vehicle electrification

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Different transport application will require different electric powertrains. We aim to make it easy for customers to select sustainable transport solutions. Electrification will play a key part in the shift to a fossil free transport system. This partnership is one of several strategic initiatives in Scania’s ambition to drive the shift toward a sustainable transport system.

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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.

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Marks & Spencer to lease Dearman zero-emission TRU

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M&S will lease a dual compartment Dearman Hubbard transport refrigeration unit (TRU), on a refrigerated semi-trailer, to be operated out of its Hemel Hempstead depot.

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

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Cities increasingly find themselves faced with the challenge of reconciling a healthy climate and their inhabitants’ quality-of-life demands with the transport of goods and deliveries in central urban areas.

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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

£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

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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

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AKASOL to showcase high-performance battery systems for e-buses at Busworld Europe; expanding production

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At Busworld Europe in Belgium later this month, AKASOL will present its AKASYSTEM OEM battery system as a complete roof installation including the chiller and other additional components.

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Scenario study suggests increased vehicle electrification in Europe increases demand for gas in power sector; limited ability for power-to-gas

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A study published by the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) has explored the possible impact of increased electrification of road transportation and domestic heating and cooking on the energy system (electricity and gas), as well as on CO 2 emissions and on GDP. The study is based on a set of scenarios for 2050 of electrification in five European countries: Austria (AT), Belgium (BE), France (FR), Germany (DE) and the Netherlands (NL).

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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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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 industry is set to see considerable growth in the next few years and we look forward to the economic contribution that the agreement with Škoda Electric will make to Leclanché’s transport business. The industrial e-transport sector is expected to expand at a CAGR of 37% over the coming years, according to Navigant Research.

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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).

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Fastned raises €12.3M in 10 days for expansion of European fast charging network

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In the past year, the portfolio has been expanded with a large number of locations in Germany and Belgium. Fastned also signed an agreement with Transport for London (TfL) for the realization of fast-charging stations in the United Kingdom. Fastned, the Dutch company building a European network of fast charging stations, has raised €12.3 million (US$14.5 million) in 10 days via a public issue of bonds.

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Calor introduces Neste BioLPG to the UK market; targeting fully renewable by 2040

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LPG, typically used for heating off the gas grid, transport and industrial applications, is already a flexible, low-carbon fuel compared to other fossil fuels. The countries where customers will initially be able to buy BioLPG are: Great Britain, France, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and Belgium. Calor, an SHV Energy company and the UK’s leading supplier of LPG, has become the first energy company to supply BioLPG to homes and businesses across Britain.

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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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Porsche reports ~60% of new Panamera models delivered in Europe are with plug-in hybrid drive; ramping up for Mission E

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In France, for example, the figure is 70%, in Austria it is more than 80% and in Belgium it is even more than 90%. Porsche reports that around 60% of all new Panamera models that have been delivered in Europe were equipped with a hybrid drive.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Inaugural meeting of Volkswagen Sustainability Council; Group makes €20M available for projects

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Recently appointed by The Volkswagen Group’s Sustainability Council, recently appointed and comprising nine members from several nations—including Margo Oge, former director of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Transportation Air Quality—set the agenda for its work at its inaugural meeting on Monday. Yves Leterme – former OECD Deputy Secretary-General and former Prime Minister of Belgium.

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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.

2nd annual Bosch analysis of ADAS finds emergency braking and lane assist systems on the rise

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To conduct its evaluation of driver assistance systems, Bosch used data from the Polk and the German Federal Motor Transport Authority’s 2014 statistics for newly registered cars. Automatic emergency braking systems are even more common in Belgium than in Germany.

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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.

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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.

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