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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Kia upgraded 2018 Sportage features new 1.6L diesel, 2.0L diesel 48V mild-hybrid technology

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Kia Motors’ upgraded 2018 Kia Sportage ( earlier post ), the brand’s global best-selling vehicle, offers a 2.0-liter diesel engine now available with Kia’s new eight-speed automatic transmission, and—in certain markets—48-volt mild-hybrid power ( earlier post ). The Sportage is also available with an all-new 1.6-liter diesel engine, employing the company’s new SmartStream efficiency technologies. New ‘SmartStream’ 1.6-liter diesel engine.

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New Gen 3 Ceed first Kia sold in Europe to offer level-two autonomy Lane Following Assist technology; new Kappa turbo, U3 diesel

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It will be manufactured at the brand’s production facility in Žilina, Slovakia, alongside the Kia Sportage and Kia Venga. The new Ceed is also available with Kia’s all-new U3 diesel engine. The new engine produces less carbon dioxide, particulate matter and NO x compared to earlier Kia diesel engines. Available with a choice of power outputs (115 and 136ps), the new 1.6-liter diesel produces 280 N·m of torque.

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PSA Group outlines powertrain production strategy: gasoline PHEVs, EVs and next-gen diesel and gasoline engines

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At the same time, the Group will continue to develop next-generation internal combustion engines, both gasoline and diesel. As a result of these investments, Trémery is set to become the Group’s most diversified engine plant, capable of manufacturing gasoline, diesel and electric powertrains.

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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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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. Average emissions were highest in Slovakia (174.3

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

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Diesel vehicles constituted 36% of the new registrations, marking a drop of 9 percentage points from 2017, and 19 percentage points from 2011 when diesel cars peaked with a 55% share of new registrations. On average, the CO 2 emissions of diesel cars (121.5 Diesel vehicles continue to make up the vast majority of the new van fleet, constituting 94.7% g CO 2 /km) and Slovakia (169.7

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Kia Introduces Electric Concept Version of Venga; New 98 gCO2/km Version of EcoDynamics ceed

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The five-door hatchback is powered by the new U family 1.6-liter diesel engine, designed and engineered at Kia’s R&D centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany and manufactured in Slovakia. The engine has the latest generation common rail diesel injection system and is fitted with a Variable Geometry Turbocharger. Tags: Diesel Electric (Battery The Venga EV concept. Click to enlarge.

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Volkswagen to invest ~$1.2B in Zwickau plant to convert to pure e-mobility facility; MEB-based EVs

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The MEB will allow Volkswagen to offer electric vehicles with operating ranges from 400 to 600 kilometers (249 to 373 miles), rapid charging capabilities and major package benefits at the price of a comparable diesel car. In addition, vehicle production plants throughout the world such as those at Pamplona in Spain, Palmela in Portugal and Bratislava in Slovakia are preparing for the production of further MQB vehicles. As part of a projected €22.8 billion (US$26.9

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SEAT pushes forward with CNG line-up

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With CNG technology SEAT has the advantage of being able to offer customers a real alternative that is both effective and modern, in a vehicle that costs virtually the same as an equivalent diesel model. The Ibiza, the Arona and the Leon are produced at the SEAT plant in Martorell, Spain, while the Mii Ecofuel is manufactured at the Bratislava plant in Slovakia.

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Chevrolet Extends LPG Portfolio Throughout Europe

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Switzerland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain will offer LPG-versions in addition to the regular gasoline and diesel range. In 2009, Chevrolet will further expand its LPG product range throughout Europe. Chevrolet’s strategy is to offer LPG versions for its entire product line-up. This will include the brand-new Chevrolet Cruze, which will hit the European dealer showrooms in May 2009.