Delphi opens combined diesel injection and combustion research lab in Luxembourg

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Delphi Automotive PLC opened its newly combined advanced diesel injection and combustion technical lab in Bascharage, Luxembourg. The diesel injection and combustion lab brings together its diesel and gasoline research in a single location to take advantage of synergies between the two teams. The CTC Luxembourg also serves as Delphi’s Europe, Middle-East and Africa regional headquarters and Powertrain Systems divisional headquarters.

Refineries in the Americas produce a greater share of gasoline per barrel of crude oil than refineries in other world regions

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In the Americas, gasoline accounted for just above 40% of the products refined from petroleum in 2019, while in Europe and Asia Oceania, gasoline was less than 20%. When processing petroleum, refineries can produce products in varying amounts to meet regional demands.

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

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Diesel vehicles posted their lowest market share since 2001, as demand fell by double digits in 20 of the 27 markets included in JATO’s analysis, with the biggest drops in the UK (-30%), Scandinavia (-22%) and Benelux (-22%). Throughout 2018 we continued to see the effects of the diesel crisis, as announcements of policy changes by governments led to confusion and panic among consumers. Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Sales

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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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The diesel crisis certainly affected the speed of growth in the market, but consumers are overcoming this by turning to more attractive gasoline and AFV solutions. The diesel decline continued during the first six months of 2018, as registrations were down by 17%. Diesel’s biggest declines took place in Norway (-32%), the UK (-30%), Slovenia (-28%), Finland (-20%) and Belgium (-20%). The Golf was the top-selling car in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Latvia and Belgium.

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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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The market share of diesel vehicles fell to 39.5% in February, as gasoline car registrations increased by 16%. 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. Diesel continues to decline and its market share fell to 39.5%, with volume falling by a significant 12.8 Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Sales

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EEA: Fuel efficiency improvements of new cars in Europe slowed in 2016

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For the second successive year, the share of diesel vehicle sales declined and in 2016 fell below 50% of new sales—the lowest share of new sales since 2009 according to the official statistics. While the overall share of diesel vehicle sales fell, absolute sales still increased by more than 192,300 vehicles compared to 2016, according to provisional data. However, diesel cars still remain the most sold vehicle type in the EU representing 49.4%

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EEA: no improvements on average CO2 emissions from new cars registered in 2017 in Europe

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For the first year since monitoring started, gasoline cars became the most sold vehicles in the EU, constituting almost 53% of sales. Diesel cars made up 45% of the new registrations. Compared to 2016, the registrations of diesel cars decreased in all EU Member States except in Italy (+0.6 The biggest decrease of diesel cars was registered in Greece and Luxemburg (- 19 and – 17 percentage points). The difference between average fuel efficiency of gasoline cars (121.6

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JRC report assesses R&I in low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT) in Europe; €2.3B spent from 2007-2020

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methane-based fuels and LPG), but they have a limited overall environmental advantage over conventional fuels (gasoline and diesel).

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New cars in Europe in 2013 collectively met 2015 CO2 target two years ahead of the deadline

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The average per-km CO 2 emissions for gasoline-fueled cars was 128.62 grams; for diesel, 127.16 The main drivers of efficiency have been technological improvements and higher sales of diesel cars, which typically have lower CO 2 emissions levels than gasoline equivalents. However, the preference for diesel seems to be falling, making up just over half the cars sold in 2013. The biggest cars, measured by mass, were bought in Latvia, Sweden and Luxembourg.

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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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Meanwhile, diesel registrations fell once again in February, although their market share did stabilize at 34%. Volkswagen led the model rankings with the Golf, which saw a decline in its gasoline registrations (-18%), but an increase in its diesel registrations (+8%). It was the best performing SUV in Austria, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, and the second best in Germany, Croatia, Denmark and Italy.

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