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.

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. The project has been delivered with ABB fast charging infrastructure and substation to the local authority MDDI Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure; with the support of the national road administration of Luxembourg (Administration des Ponts et Chausseés).

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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%). 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% 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 This was largely caused by falling demand in Germany and the UK, where diesel vehicle registrations decreased by 19.2%

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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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Conversely, in Europe, diesel accounted for 40% of the petroleum refined versus about 30% for the Americas and Asia Oceania. When processing petroleum, refineries can produce products in varying amounts to meet regional demands.

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New study finds that ship emissions from HFO and diesel adversely affect pulmonary macrophages

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A study by European researchers has found that ship emissions from the combustion of heavy fuel oil (HFO) and diesel fuel (DF) have adverse effects on pulmonary macrophages, from increased cell death to altered metabolic profile, depending upon the aerosol component. In work reported in 2015, the researchers showed that exposure to particle emissions from HFO and diesel adversely affects human lung cells and is responsible for strong biological responses of the cells.

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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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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. 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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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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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.

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). The countries with the highest proportions of diesel sales included Ireland (65 %) and Portugal (61 %), Italy (56 %). g CO 2 /km ) and diesel cars (117.9

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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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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. The 4-cylinder, 5-liter Volvo D5F diesel engine produces 215 bhp and is installed vertically. The conventional hybrid offers up to 37% fuel savings compared to a diesel version and 40-50% lower exhaust emissions. Volvo Bus’ plug-in hybrid.

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EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased again in 2019

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Diesel vehicles constituted 31% (32% including HEV) of new registrations, marking a decrease of 4 percentage points from 2018, and 23 percentage points from 2011 when diesel cars peaked with a 55% share of new registrations. On average, the CO 2 emissions of diesel cars (127.0 The mass increase was observed for all vehicle segments (small, medium, large regular cars, and SUVs) and for both gasoline and diesel cars.

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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. The bus is equipped with a 150 kW electric motor that delivers maximum torque of 1200 N·m (85 lb-ft) and is powered by a 19 kWh Li-ion battery pack as well as a 240 hp/918 N·m Volvo D5K 240, 4-cylinder, in-line Euro 6 diesel engine with common rail injection. Diesel engine.

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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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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. The project is integrated into Luxembourg’s Mobility Network linking different mobility projects in the western European country to exploit synergies and develop common visions for the mobility of the future.

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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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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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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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Daimler Trucks & Buses targets completely CO2-neutral fleet of new vehicles by 2039 in Europe, Japan and NAFTA

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Locally CO 2 -neutral trucks and buses won’t sell themselves, because even in 2040—despite all efforts by manufacturers—the acquisition and total cost of ownership of trucks and buses with electric drives will be still higher than for diesel vehicles. eCitaro vehicles were also delivered to Luxembourg and Switzerland.

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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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Canoo Pickup, Kia EV6, Honda and Mini EV Plans: EV Week in Review – Mar 9-15

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Austria, Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Malta also signed up. Another crazy week in the world of EVs, with lots of announcements on the automaker and battery front.