ABB delivers OppCharge fast charger for electric hybrid buses to Bertrange, Luxembourg

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ABB has inaugurated the first OppCharge fast-charging station for electric buses in Benelux, in the commuter belt town of Bertrange, Luxembourg. Potentially 12 Volvo electric hybrid buses operated by Sales-Lentz will be running on existing public bus lines in Luxembourg.

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.

Luxembourg bus operator orders five Volvo 7900 plug-in hybrid buses; ABB fast chargers

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Volvo has received an order for 5 Volvo 7900 plug-in hybrid electric buses ( earlier post ) from bus operator AVL (Autobus de la ville de Luxembourg). The five buses and chargers will be delivered towards the end of this year; one of the bus chargers will be placed at the central station in Luxembourg. Electric bus fast chargers will be supplied by ABB.

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%). 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%.

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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% 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.

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Abellio, Alstom, NASA and Rolls-Royce to implement new hybrid drive solution on Coradia Lint diesel trains

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Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland, Alstom, Nahverkehrsservice Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH (NASA) and Rolls-Royce plan to implement jointly a new hybrid drive solution on Abellio’s fleet of Coradia Lint diesel trains.

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

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i-DTEC diesel engined Honda Civic Tourer. 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.

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Limited edition Peugeot 508 RXH sells out

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The innovative diesel-electric hybrid was made available across 12 European countries – Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom and Switzerland. Peugeot 508 RXH diesel hybrid hybridPeugeot has announced that all 300 units of the limited edition 508 RXH were sold in just 3 days.

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

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On the basis of unadjusted emission totals, the following 11 Member States reported exceedances of their NEC Directive national ceilings for one or more pollutants in 2015: Austria; Belgium; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; Ireland; Luxembourg; Spain; and Sweden. Austria, Luxembourg, Ireland and Germany exceeded their NO x ceilings the most, in percentage terms, by 28%, 19%, 13% and 13%, respectively. Diesel Emissions Europe Regulations

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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. 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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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).

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Volvo Buses officially launching plug-in 7900 Electric Hybrid; up to 75% reduction in fuel consumption

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The plug-in technology reduces fuel consumption and carbon dioxide by up to 75%, compared to a conventional diesel bus. Hamburg, Luxembourg and Stockholm have already signed up for supplies of the buses in 2014 and 2015. Volvo Buses will officially launch the plug-in 7900 Electric Hybrid bus at the International IAA Commercial Vehicles show in September. Total energy consumption is reduced by 60%.

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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%).

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Field test shows Volvo Buses’ plug-in hybrid reduces fuel consumption by 81% and energy consumption by 61%; 21 mpg

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Field tests being conducted in Gothenburg show that Volvo Buses’ plug-in hybrid reduces fuel consumption by 81% and total energy consumption (diesel plus electricity) by 61% compared to a comparable Euro 5 diesel bus. That’s 81% less fuel than the equivalent diesel bus consumes.

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Volvo Buses officially launches the all-new plug-in Electric Hybrid bus

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The plug-in hybrid drive reduces diesel fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 75%, compared to a conventional diesel bus. Diesel engine. The diesel engine and electric motor then propel the vehicle together.

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ABB and Volvo Buses partnering on fast-charging system for hybrid and electric buses

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The first joint project will be the implementation of Volvo Electric Hybrids and ABB’s automatic e-bus chargers in the Luxembourg public transport system, where as many as 12 Volvo Electric Hybrid buses operated by Sales-Lentz will be running on existing lines by 2015.

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GE unveils LNG In A Box system

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The world’s first commercial application of the LNG In A Box system will be for LNG fueling stations in Europe to be delivered by Luxembourg-based LNG firm Gasfin through its operating company AIR-LNG, GE announced at the 17 th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG-17) in Houston. Small-scale solutions such as the LNG In A Box system may encourage the transition of long-haul trucks from diesel fuel to LNG, GE suggests.

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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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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 efficiency gap between new gasoline and diesel vehicles has been decreasing in recent years. 2015 target: 130 g CO 2 /km. 2020 target: 95 g CO 2 /km.

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Volvo to deliver plug-in hybrid buses w/ fast overhead recharging to Hamburger Hochbahn as part of development partnership

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The new buses are diesel-electric hybrid buses that can travel up to 10 km using only electricity. Volvo Buses has previously signed agreements regarding the implementation of electric hybrid buses or full electric buses with the cities of Gothenburg, Luxembourg, Montreal and Stockholm. As part of a new development partnership, Volvo Buses will deliver three Volvo Electric plug-in hybrids to Hamburger Hochbahn AG.

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NOx emissions exceeded limits in 12 European countries in 2010

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These were Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. This is partly because transport has grown more than expected, and partly because the real-world emissions from diesel vehicles are higher than those estimated when the vehicle emission limit standards were set. 2010 NO x emissions (all sectors) and ceilings for 12 EU countries exceeding their limits. Source: EEA data viewer. Click to enlarge.

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