4Q 2019: EU diesel demand continues to drop while gasoline gains; plug-ins up 80.5% y-o-y

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In the last quarter of 2019, EU demand for diesel cars further decreased , dropping to 29.5% of new-car registrations, according to data from ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. in 2018), while diesel accounted for 30.5%

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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. Fergal McGrath and Julian Warren, based at Honda’s European manufacturing facility in Swindon, UK, volunteered to take up the challenge and will be charged with driving an average 370 miles (595 km) each day. 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 In the Civic Tourer, the 1.6

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Nissan to produce Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline engines in North America; latest step in collaboration

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Thus we are systematically broadening our manufacturing footprint in this important growth market. Today it manufactures 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder engines for the complete lineup of US-produced Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. Two-seater smart vehicles will be produced at Daimler’s plant in Hambach, France, and four-seater smart and Renault production are slated for Renault’s plant in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. Engines Vehicle Manufacturers

JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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Markets were significantly hit in Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Ireland, Slovenia, Greece and Portugal, where the combined volume fell from 634,600 units in March 2019 to 161,800 units last month. The regulation has already had an impact on production, as the transition directly from BS4 to BS6, in line with the Supreme Court’s deadline, meant that BS4 models could no longer be registered and many manufacturers were left with unsold factory and dealer stock.

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SAIC showcases battery-electric Maxus EV80 van range at IAA

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The light commercial vehicle manufacturer, a subsidiary of China’s largest vehicle manufacturer SAIC Motor, is also announcing LeasePlan as its exclusive partner in Europe, as it prepares for its full brand launch in 2019.

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Daimler/Renault-Nissan collaboration expanding

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It is the first Infiniti automobile to have a powertrain comprising a diesel engine and automatic transmission from the cooperation with Daimler. Production will begin soon on the new two-seater smart at the smart plant in Hambach (France) and of the four-seater smart and the Renault Twingo successor model at the Renault plant in Novo Mesto (Slovenia). Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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GE unveils LNG In A Box system

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LNG In A Box units for Gasfin will be manufactured in the United States and will be shipped to Gasfin’s LNG fueling sites in Europe. The first unit will be installed near the border of Italy and Slovenia, with the potential for an additional 25 units for expansion into Europe and the CIS countries. 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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Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler partnership solid and expanding; 12 projects on three continents

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The smart fortwo is being built at smart’s Hambach plant in France, while the Twingo and the smart forfour are being produced at Renault’s plant in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. In June 2014, as a major recent milestone, Nissan and Daimler announced plans to develop jointly premium compact vehicles and jointly to manufacture them in Mexico. In September, Renault began supplying 1.6-liter diesel engines for both the new Mercedes C-Class and the Mercedes Vito van.

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