Rimac Automobili begins construction on €200M global headquarters in Croatia

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Electric hypercar manufacturer Rimac Automobili has officially begun erecting its new €200 million ($224 million) headquarters in Zagreb, Croatia, after breaking ground months ago.

Hyundai Motor Group bolsters partnership with Rimac on high-performance EVs and fuel cell prototypes across brands

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Hyundai Group joined its partner Rimac Automobili in an event hosted by Rimac CEO Mate Rimac and attended by Croatian Prime Minister, ministers, and senior government officials to discuss the potential of the new auto industry in Croatia. Rimac Automobili findings based on an in-depth study of the future automotive industry development, current industry experience and network suggest that Croatia could enjoy great benefits, as have many Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries so far.

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Stunning electric supercar to make UK debut

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Electric cars Croatia electric car supercarA Croatian electric supercar expected to cost as much as a cool £1 million, is make its UK debut at the Salon Privé supercar show and concours d’élégance, in west London this September. Just 88 models are expected to be produced, so despite the huge price tag, all models are expected to be snapped up, [.].

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New electric XD to debut at Geneva

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Croatia’s first dip into electric car production is to be unveiled at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show. Tags: Electric cars concept Croatia debut DOK-ING electric car XD The XD concept is manufactured by DOK-ING, a speciality vehicle manufacturer based in Zagreb. Better known as a maker of mining, fire fighting and mine-clearance vehicles, its first attempt at a electric car comes in the form of [.].

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What Does A 1088-HP Rimac Electric Supercar Sound Like At Speed? (Video)

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While it doesn''t exactly assault the ears like a shrieking Ferrari V-12, the Rimac Concept One electric supercar from Croatia certainly makes its presence known. Electric cars are known for their silent powertrains, but there''s an exception to every rule. DON''T MISS: Rimac Concept_One Electric Supercar Vs Ferrari 458: Guess Who Wins? Apr 2013

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Clariant concludes testing of conversion of miscanthus biomass into lignocellulosic sugars and ethanol

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Clariant has conducted tests on approximately 30 tons of miscanthus provided by INA, Croatia’s leading oil and gas company. The miscanthus biomass was harvested and baled at the INA demonstration site in Croatia in February this year and shipped for processing to Clariant’s pre-commercial sunliquid plant in Straubing, Germany for conversion into lignocellulosic sugars and ethanol.

2019 212

EC approves second major battery innovation project; €2.9B (US$3.5B) from 12 member states

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The project, called “European Battery Innovation” (EuBatIn) was jointly prepared and notified by Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.

EEA: 3/4 of EU urban population exposed to toxic air as governments fail to cut emissions

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Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Italy breached EU limits for fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ), one of the most dangerous forms of air pollution which caused about 417,000 premature deaths in 41 European countries in 2018. Most Europeans living in cities are still breathing air that is dangerous to their health, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA) in a new report ; governments are not doing enough to cut toxic emissions at source, campaigners warn.

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What you need to know about electric-car namesake Nikola Tesla

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Tesla, a Serbian who was born in what's now Croatia, brought the world numerous innovations in electricity that, to this day, define how we live. This month marks the 75th year since the death of famed inventor and and electrical innovator Nikola Tesla, a man whose life is as interesting as his technical achievements. On January 7th, Tesla was. History research electric utilities plug-in cars Nikola Tesla Nikola

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Hyundai, Kia invest in IONITY fast-charging JV

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In May, the Hyundai Motor Group announced a partnership with Croatia’s Rimac Automobili for development of high-performance EVs. Kia Motors Company and Hyundai Motor Company,affiliated automotive companies for Hyundai Motor Group, have invested in IONITY, a joint venture established in 2017 between BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, and Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG. The Hyundai Motor Group will obtain equal shares in IONITY as those of founding partners.

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Rimac Concept One Electric Supercar Gets Track Time: Video

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We're allowing ourselves to get a little excited over the Rimac Concept_One, a 1,088-horsepower electric supercar from Croatia. Okay, so with a price tag only just on the right side of $1 million and only 88 ever set to hit the road, it's not a realistic proposition for many, but like the Tesla Roadster or Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell, it's

Porsche and electric hypercar maker Rimac to set up JV incorporating Bugatti

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The joint venture will have its headquarters in Zagreb (Croatia) and is scheduled to be established in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Rimac Nevera all-electric hypercar revealed

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It is designed, engineered and handcrafted in-house at Rimac’s headquarters in Croatia (Europe). According to Rimac, the name is derived from a Mediterranean storm that can appear suddenly off the coast of Croatia. Rimac Nevera all-electric hypercar revealed.

COP26 declaration on accelerating the transition to 100% zero emission cars and vans

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Signatories by category: Governments: Austria; Azerbaijan; Cambodia; Canada; Cape Verde; Chile; Croatia; Cyprus; Denmark; El Salvador; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Israel; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Poland; Slovenia; Sweden; United Kingdom.

Tesla Model 3 records IONITY charger’s death by a different kind of ICE-ing

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As shared in YouTube’s Wham Baam Dangercam channel, a Model 3 owner and his girlfriend were charging their vehicle at an IONITY station in Croatia when two individuals who seemed to be drunk came over upon seeing the Tesla.

T&E study finds cruise ships emitting 10x more SOx in Europe port cities than all Europe’s 260M cars

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Diesel cars have been the focus of the air pollution crisis in Europe’s cities, but along the coasts of countries such as Norway, Denmark, Greece, Croatia and Malta a handful of cruise ships are responsible for more NO x than the majority of their domestic car fleets, T&E said.

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Hyundai Motor Group to invest €80M in Rimac; collaborating on high-performance EV and FCEV prototypes by 2020

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Rimac was founded in 2009 by Mate Rimac as a garage project in Croatia with the vision to build the sports car of the 21 st century. Hyundai Motor Group and Rimac Automobili (Rimac) announced a strategic partnership aimed to strengthen the Group’s efforts to lead the high-performance electrified vehicle market and enhance its status as a game changer in Clean Mobility.

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Plug In America joins global alliance

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Last week, 37 electric vehicle (EV) driver associations from 26 countries, including Plug In America, joined forces to create the Global EV Drivers’ Alliance, building a worldwide EV community.

TTTech Auto establishes Car.OS unit and expands company structure

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Part of the overall growth story are the acquisitions of RT-RK Automotive in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia–Herzegovina, Silicon Gears in Spain and Red Pine Software in Turkey. TTTech Auto—a provider of software and hardware platforms for automated driving and beyond, applicable in series production programs—has expanded its development scope and altered its structure based on three distinct pillars. These include a newly set-up Car.OS

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Bugatti & Rimac partners to form new venture 

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Both the companies will operate independently, Rimac in its current premises on the outskirts of Zagreb, Croatia and Bugatti production continuing in Molsheim, France. Bugatti & Rimac partners to form new venture .

US$7.5M JOSPEL project to develop energy efficient climate control for EVs; leveraging Joule and Peltier effects

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Industry and research partners from the involved companies and organisations in Spain, Croatia, Italy, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, France, Portugal, Denmark and Germany recently met in Valencia to align expectations and aims of the project. A trans-European collaboration aims to develop a novel energy efficient climate control system to help reduce the energy used for passenger comfort in electric vehicles by at least 50%.

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Study: air pollution causes 800,000 extra deaths a year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide

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Excess death rates were particularly high in eastern European countries, such as Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Ukraine, with more than 200 each year per 100,000 of the population. Air pollution could be causing double the number of excess deaths a year in Europe than has been estimated previously, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal.

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Electric hypercar maker Rimac takes control of the Bugatti brand

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Bugatti’s production would still be in France, though its research unit would be moving to Rimac’s Croatia headquarters.

Wärtsilä enters into licence agreement with CSSC Guangzhou Marine Diesel Engine Co. Ltd for manufacture of Wärtsilä 2-stroke engines in China

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These are located mainly in Asia (Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam), but also in Europe (Croatia, Poland and Russia) and South America (Brazil). Wärtsilä Corporation and CSSC Guangzhou Marine Diesel Co. Ltd (GMD), a member of the state-owned China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) Group, have signed a licence agreement for the manufacture and sale of Wärtsilä 2-stroke engines in China.

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EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased in 2018

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Higher sales in Poland (+46%), Croatia (+28%) and Hungary (+21%) were accompanied by lower sales in Italy (-6%) and Spain (-5%). According to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the average CO 2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) in 2018 increased for the second consecutive year, reaching 120.4 grams of CO 2 per kilometer. For the first time, the average CO 2 emissions from new vans also increased.

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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. March 2016 was another positive month for European new car registrations, ending a strong Q1 which saw sales of 3.93 million units, up by 8.1% over the first three months of 2015, according to JATO Dynamics.

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EEA report finds more action needed to protect Europe’s most vulnerable citizens from air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures

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Many regions in Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain are also characterized by lower incomes and education, higher levels of unemployment and larger elderly populations.

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Fiat wins Technobest award for green TwinAir engine

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The Technobest 2010 prize was awarded by the international, independent Autobest jury made up of 15 specialist journalists from a number of countries including Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Poland, [.]. Fiat has won the prestigious international Technobest prize for the second year running for its innovation TwinAir system after winning last year for its MultiAir technology.

Toho Tenax’s prepreg helps to cut 1.1MW Tajima Rimac electric racer’s weight

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The vehicle was built in cooperation between Tajima Motor Corporation, SIM-Drive and Rimac Automobili (Croatia). Teijin Limited announced that carbon fiber sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin, or prepreg, made by Toho Tenax Co., the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibers and composites business, is used in the lightweight body of a new 1.1 MW electric racecar operated by Team APEV with Monster Sport.

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ACEA: data show EU market for electric cars highly fragmented; need for inclusive measures

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Five EU member states don’t offer any incentives at all: Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Malta and Poland. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published new data demonstrating the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and both GDP and customer incentives.

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Tesla Model 3 Europe’s best-selling pure EV in February in its first full month on the market

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It was the best performing SUV in Austria, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, and the second best in Germany, Croatia, Denmark and Italy. Tesla’s Model 3 led the BEV and premium midsize sedan rankings in Europe in February, according to JATO Dynamics. The hotly anticipated car excelled during its first full month on the European market and became the best-selling BEV.

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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But it was the positive economic situation across the continent that boosted results, JATO said, as midsize markets such as the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden all posted increases, and smaller markets like Hungary, Greece, Romania, Croatia and Lithuania similarly posted significant increases. The European car market recorded its best H1 performance of the century, with 8.6 million car registrations between January and June—a year-on-year increase of 2.7%.

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EC launches first EU sustainable urban mobility plan award for local authorities

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Cities within the European Union, the European Economic Area and Croatia are eligible to apply for the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan award. The European Commission launched the EU’s first award to encourage the adoption of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) by local and regional authorities. Under the inaugural theme “stakeholder and citizen participation”, local and regional authorities can submit their applications for the award of €10,000 (US$12,585) on www.dotherightmix.eu.

2012 191

UNECE to align heavy-duty vehicle engine emissions requirements with Euro VI

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The amendment to Regulation Nº 49 (which covers the emission of pollutants by heavy duty vehicle engines) of the 1958 UNECE agreement on vehicle type approval and its mutual recognition will allow all non-EU parties to the agreement, including Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Norway, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine to apply these new ceilings.

2012 205

European car market logs best year for alternative fueled vehicles, lowest diesel share since 2001

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Poland, Slovakia, Luxembourg and Lithuania all posted record levels of volume, while it was the best year since 2007 for Spain and Estonia, and the best year since 2008 for Romania, Hungary, Croatia and Latvia. The European car market remained stable during 2018, as 15.6 million vehicles were registered—just 346 more than in 2017— according to JATO Dyanmics. It was the best result since 2007, when the market peaked with 16.02 million registrations.

2001 183

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

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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. Honda aims to win a new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency in an 8,500-mile (13,679 km) drive across all 24 contiguous EU countries in a 1.6

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Diesel new vehicle market share in Europe in February dropped to 39.5%; SUVs still driving growth

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This growth can be attributed to key markets such as Germany, Spain and France, as well as five other markets (Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Estonia and Luxembourg), which posted double digit growth. European car registrations increased by 4.2% million, 50,000 more than in February 2017. The results mark the highest February volume since 2008, when 1.19 million cars were registered, as well as constituting the highest YTD volume since 2008, with 2.44

2018 174

Study finds that EV-specific factors rather than socio-demographic variables better predictors of EV uptake

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Data came from Australia; Austria; Belgium; Canada; China; Croatia; the Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Greece; Germany; Iceland; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Japan; the Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; the United Kingdom, and the United States.

2014 250

IFQC annual ranking of gasoline sulfur standards sees progress around the world; US drops to 46th

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Colombia jumped 40 spots, from 98 th to 58 th , while Croatia moved up from 57 th to 37 th and Russia improved from 60 th to 51 st. Maximum gasoline sulfur limits. Click to enlarge. A trio of European countries and one from South America made major strides in reducing their levels of sulfur content in gasoline, allowing them to advance in the annual global ranking published by Hart Energy’s International Fuel Quality Center (IFQC).

2011 196

New laser system for fuel ignition may lead to reduced auto emissions, greater fuel efficiency

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630, February 2010, INTECH, Croatia. Top : Schematics of ignition by (a) a spark plug and (b), (c) a laser. (c) c) shows multipoint ignition. Bottom : Schlieren photographs for early stage of ignition in a constant-volume chamber ignited by (a) spark plug and (b) micro-laser in a stoichiometric mixture. Click to enlarge. Lasers have been discussed as a promising alternative ignition source for efficient internal combustion engines since the mid 1970s.

2011 277

UNECE Adopts Type Approval for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles’ Electric Safety Requirements; Applies in 41 Countries

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100 includes the 27 Member States of the European Union, the European Union itself, as well as Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Norway, Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tunisia and Turkey. Generic format of the approval mark pursuant to Regulation No. 100. “1” 1” is replaced by the distinguishing number of the country which has granted/extended/refused/withdrawn approval.

2010 174

American and European Standards organizations agree to strengthen transatlantic cooperation on standards for electric vehicles

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The members of CEN and CENELEC are the National Standards Bodies and National Electrotechnical Committees of 33 European countries including all of the EU member states plus three EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) and three EU candidate countries (Croatia, Turkey, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia).

2012 209

SEAT Ibiza sets new fuel economy record

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Then, with around 45litres of fuel at his disposal, he embarked on his tour of the 12 European states and drove through the cities of Mosty in the Czech Republic, Bratislava in Slovakia, Hegyeshalom in Hungary, Graz in Austria, Varazdin in Croatia, Maribor in Slovenia, Toblach in Italy, Innsbruck in Austria, Schaan in Liechtenstein, Zurich in Switzerland and Saint-Louis in France before finishing in Frankfurt, Germany.