Renault-Nissan Alliance to take electric vehicles to Portugal

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Having already announced that Portugal will be one of the first two countries in Europe to receive its all electric compact family car in December, the Nissan LEAF, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has now made another electric mobility partnership in the country. Nissan LEAF Portugal Renault-Nissan Alliance

New electric truck trial gets underway in Portugal

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Daimler-owned Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks is beginning a trial lease program in Portugal for its new Fuso Canter E-Cell trucks, to see how the fully electric commercial deals with the demands of working life. Electric vehicles Editor Pick

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SEAT, Ficosa and Sanyo join forces to develop batteries for electric vehicles in Spain and Portugal

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Volkswagen Group member SEAT, Ficosa and Sanyo have signed an agreement to promote the development of batteries for electric vehicles in Spain and Portugal. Sanyo will develop the cells and the battery pack and make the cells and Ficosa will address the assembly process of the batteries in Viladecavalls facilities (Barcelona) to provide for the SEAT and Volkswagen factories in Spain and Portugal.

Electric Leaf makes European debut in Portugal

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Japan its first Leaf models and now so does Europe after Portuguese electric mobility consortium MOBI.E took delivery of nine of the all-electric cars from Nissan this week. The consortium becomes the first commercial customer in Europe to take delivery of the car dubbed the world’s ‘first mass-market, full electric vehicle’. Nissan electric mobility consortium leaf MOBI.E Portugal

Nissan begins construction of Li-ion battery plant in Portugal

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has begun construction of an advanced lithium-ion battery plant in Cacia, Portugal to support the rollout of electric vehicles from the Renault-Nissan Alliance in Europe. Nissan Motor Co., The battery plant is being built on a 30,450-square meter plot of land belonging to the Renault CACIA gearbox assembly plant following an investment of €156 million (US$211 million).

Portugal to gain 1,300 new EV charging points

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A new partnership between non-profit firm Inteli and utilities company Oracle is to support the installation of 1,350 electric vehicle charging stations in Portugal. Electric cars charging electric MOBI.E Oracle points Portugal renewableThe new project will see around 1,300 standard charging points and 50 fast charging points rolled out across 25 municipalities and main highways across the country. It forms part of the [.].

Nissan and Portugal Exploring Establishing Li-ion Battery Plant in Portugal

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The Portuguese Government and Nissan signed a Letter of Intent to study the establishment of a lithium-ion battery plant in Portugal. This could make Portugal the second country, after Japan, where Nissan would invest in a full-scale manufacturing facility for its advanced lithium-ion batteries. In November, Portugal became the first European country to sign a final agreement with the Renault-Nissan Alliance for implementing a zero emission mobility program.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and MOBI.E Tech (Portugal) to Promote Electric Mobility

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Tech have partnered for the promotion of electric mobility in Portugal. Under a Letter of Intent (LOI) signed today, the two parties will study how to promote electric mobility using MOBI.E will include charging stations accessible to all electric vehicle brands. The stations will be installed all over Portugal, in places such as public car parks, shopping centers, hotels, airports and gasoline stations.

Nissan to Build Li-ion Battery Plants for EVs in the UK and Portugal

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The governments of the UK and Portugal have offered to extend financial assistance and other support to ensure that Nissan locates the proposed plants within their respective countries. The two plants are scheduled to supply the advanced lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles to be produced by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. In Portugal, several possible sites for the battery plant have been identified and the final selection will be announced at a later date.

UCLA, UC Davis host world conference on electric vehicles and cities prior to EVS26

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The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and the UC Davis Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research Center will host the World Electric Vehicle Cities and Ecosystems Conference on 5 May, just prior to EVS 26. The conference will explore best practices and innovative solutions for the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles in cities throughout the world.

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Northern Lights Energy and Reva Electric Car Company Sign Agreement to Develop the Electric Vehicle Market in Iceland

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Northern Lights Energy ( NLE ), the initiator of the 2012 charging infrastructure project and provider of infrastructure and services for electric vehicles (EV) based in Iceland, has signed an agreement with Reva Electric Car Company to jointly develop the electric vehicle market in Iceland.

EU funded project developing fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery for hybrid and small electric vehicles

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million (US$5 million) research project to create a new class of fast rechargeable zinc-polymer batteries for hybrid and small electric vehicle applications. This approach is necessitated by the problems associated with petrol and diesel powered vehicles, such as environmental impact, rising fuel prices, the looming shortage of oil and the limitations of batteries available for electric vehicles. An EU consortium is two years into a 3-year, €3.5

New electric car battery plant for Nissan

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Nissan has begun construction of a state-of-the-art, advanced lithium ion battery plant in Cacia, Portugal to support the rollout of electric vehicles as part of its alliance with Renault. Nissan alliance Portugal RenaultThe battery plant is being built on a 30,450-square metre plot of land belonging to the Renault CACIA gearbox assembly plant following an investment of 156 [.].

New electric vehicle partnership for Renault-Nissan

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Renault-Nissan continues to strengthen its foothold in the electric vehicle market by forming a partnership with the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), which represents Phoenix, Arizona. Together they will promote an electric vehicle charging network with ECOtality also participating in the partnership by initiating an electric vehicle micro-climate programme in the Phoenix region to promote sensible policies and intelligent deployment of the charge infrastructure.

Renault-Nissan Alliance, CEA and FSI to Form Joint Venture to Develop and Manufacture Batteries for Electric Vehicles

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The joint venture between Renault, Nissan, CEA and FSI would focus on advanced research, manufacturing and the recycling of electric vehicle batteries. Li-ion pack of the type to be assembled at Flins. Click to enlarge.

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Groupe Renault launching large-scale V2G trials with fleet of 15 Zoe EVs

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Groupe Renault is beginning the first large-scale pilot schemes in alternating-current, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging in electric vehicles. The pilot schemes will begin in the Netherlands and Portugal. —Gilles Normand, Groupe Renault’s director of electric vehicles.

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Hydro-Québec to commercialize patents co-invented by Goodenough and Braga for electrolyte for solid-state Li-ion batteries

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Goodenough, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin and the 2019 Nobel Laureate in chemistry and Dr. Maria Helena Braga, an associate professor at the University of Porto, Portugal. Lithium-ion batteries, an invention largely credited to the work of Dr. Goodenough, are the most common type of battery used in electronics and electric vehicles today.

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COVID-19 outbreak poised to strengthen EV momentum and the markets for cobalt and copper

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Over the past couple of years, the drive towards electric vehicles has been relentless, with tens of billions of dollars committed to the electrification of new model offerings. In China, the Ministry of Commerce recently outlined policy measures which include further consumer support to purchase electric vehicles. Crucially, China’s new energy vehicle purchase subsidies are expected to be extended for two years, although details have yet to be published.

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Swiss Post, Austrian Post to move to fully electric fleets by 2030

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The national companies have joined the global electric vehicles initiative EV100 which aims to make electric transport the new normal by 2030. Other new members are Portugal’s EDP and New Zealand’s Meridian Energy. Together, the four companies will switch 22,000 fossil-fuel vehicles to electric. The company already operates the largest electric vehicle fleet in the country and will switch more than 9,000 vehicles to electric as part of EV100.

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GlobalData: Global lithium production to triple over the next four years

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per annum, global output is expected to triple between 2018 and 2022 to reach 154kt (metal content), as 86kt of new metal capacity comes on stream to meet the increasing demand for the metal for use in batteries in electric vehicles and smartphones.

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Avis Pre-Orders 500 Renault EVs

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Following the Electric Vehicle partnership announced in February 2010, Avis has signed a pre-order for 500 Electric Vehicles from Renault. Avis will offer its customers the chance to experience driving an electric vehicle for hire in the following countries: France, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and Portugal.

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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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As the Group announced earlier ( earlier post ), the Zwickau site is being remodeled for the launch in 2020 of the first series production of electric vehicles on the MEB platform (the I.D. The new vehicle generation will be launched at almost the same time in Europe, China and the USA.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Low gas prices encourage less fuel efficient vehicles. was the Toyota Prius with about 140,000 vehicles sold. Portugal.

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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. The countries with the highest proportions of diesel sales included Ireland (65 %) and Portugal (61 %), Italy (56 %).

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Nissan and Europcar Form EV Partnership

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Nissan and Europcar—the European leader in passenger car and light utility vehicle rentals—are forming a partnership to market electric vehicles by 2010 and advance zero-emission mobility on a global scale. This partnership between Europcar Groupe and Nissan is unique in the vehicle rental market. The Renault-Nissan Alliance will introduce zero-emission vehicles in the United States and Japan starting from 2010.

Kinetics Drive Solutions and Efacec collaborate on electric bus propulsion systems

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Kinetics’ NexDrive EV3-850 + PowerPhase HD electric drive system. and Portugal-based Efacec Electric Mobility, S.A. are collaborating to deliver full-vehicle propulsion systems for electric buses. Efacec Electric Mobility, S.A.

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US$7.5M JOSPEL project to develop energy efficient climate control for EVs; leveraging Joule and Peltier effects

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A trans-European collaboration aims to develop a novel energy efficient climate control system to help reduce the energy used for passenger comfort in electric vehicles by at least 50%. Even in today’s modern electric vehicles, a lot of energy is wasted on heating or cooling, in turn limiting the already relatively short range by further draining the battery capacity. Both objectives will help make the electric vehicles much more energy efficient and marketable.

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

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The main factors contributing to the increase of new passenger cars’ emissions in 2018 include the growing share of gasoline cars in new registrations, in particular in the sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment. Moreover, the market penetration of zero- and low-emission vehicles, including electric cars, remained slow in 2018. Many factors affected the increase in CO 2 emissions from new vans in 2018, including an increase in the mass, engine capacity and size of the vehicles.

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EV Cup appoints MSVR

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The ground breaking EV Cup, the world’s first racing series exclusively featuring zero emission (tail pipe) electric vehicles has appointed MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR_ as the organising club. The 2011 EV Cup is expected to be staged UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA, with the first round set for 6th August at Silverstone. Electric cars EV Cup MSVR Race Series

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

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The EU remains well below its target of 130 g CO 2 /km set for 2015; however, compared to 2016, annual improvements in vehicle efficiency need to increase significantly in each of the coming five years in order to achieve the second average emissions target of 95 g CO 2 /km by 2021.

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Renault-Nissan, Enel and Endesa to Partner on Electric Mobility in Italy, Spain and Latin America

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Enel, Endesa and the Renault-Nissan Alliance signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at developing electric mobility across several geographical areas in Italy, Spain and Latin America. Between 2011 and 2012, Renault will launch a complete range of 4 electric vehicles: the urban vehicle Twizy Z.E., and the light commercial vehicle Kangoo Z.E. In late 2010, Nissan will launch LEAF, an all-electric vehicle for the global mass market.

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Study finds that EV-specific factors rather than socio-demographic variables better predictors of EV uptake

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In other words, neither financial incentives nor charging infrastructure ensure high electric vehicle adoption rates. EV adoption was operationalized as national market shares of electric vehicles. Electric (Battery) Market Background Plug-ins Policy

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Nissan Teams Up with LeasePlan to Bring Nissan LEAF to Europe

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LeasePlan, a Dutch financial institution specializing in fleet management, and Nissan signed an agreement to cooperate in a European-wide project to launch the electric Nissan LEAF in 2011. LeasePlan will purchase more than 100 Nissan LEAF electric vehicles from Nissan and will offer them to its customers in thirteen countries in Europe, starting in early 2011 in line with Nissan’s launch plans in those markets. million vehicles globally.

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MIT Battery Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Electric Cars : Gas 2.0

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The breakthrough could revolutionize electric car battery technology and pave the way for ultra-fast charging electric vehicles in as little as two years. To recharge 20 kilowatt-hours of capacity in 5 minutes requires 240 kilowatts of electricity.

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PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Electric sign a European Cooperation Agreement for the co-development of electromobility solutions; BEVs and PHEVs

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PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Electric last week signed a technology and commercial cooperation agreement to collaborate towards establishing reliable business models for Electrical Mobility (EV), which includes both Fixed Battery Electrical Vehicles (FBEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). The agreement would see GE Capital lease EV vehicles across Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

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Mercedes-Benz launching round-the-world fuel cell car drive

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At the end of January, Mercedes-Benz will launch the F-CELL World Drive— a circumnavigation of the world with the series-produced fuel cell vehicle, the B-Class F-CELL. With this unique circumnavigation of the world we are emphasizing the high level of technical maturity of our electric vehicles with fuel cell. Such an undertaking would not be possible, using purely battery-powered electric vehicles.

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Reports highlight ongoing advances in vehicle technology, consumer demand for fuel efficiency in US and Europe

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4-cylinder engines and hybrid vehicles as a percent of cars sold in the US. Two separate reports highlight the ongoing improvement in vehicle technologies and the growing trend toward consumers purchasing more fuel efficient vehicles in the US and in Europe.

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Report: Nissan To Build JV Li-ion Plant in France in 2012

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In addition to batteries, Nissan and Renault plan to work together on motors and other key components of electric vehicles to bring down production costs. and Portugal by 2012. The Nikkei reported that Nissan Motor Co. will build a joint-venture lithium-ion battery plant in France in 2012 to supply Renault. Automotive Energy Supply Corp., a joint venture between Nissan and the NEC Corp.

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Mitsubishi Motors Begins Production of European-Spec i-MiEV and PSA Variants; Targeting 5,000 Units Sold Overseas in FY2010

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has begun production of its European-spec i-MiEV new-generation electric vehicle along with production of PSA Peugeot Citroën’s (PSA) Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-ZERO at its Mizushima Plant. MMC has been producing and selling the Japan-spec i-MiEV since last year. With the production of the European-spec models, MMC begins full-fledged export.

Coulomb expands ChargePoint network with features for European market; MIFARE smart card support

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The family of ChargePoint Network compatible charging stations also now includes the ChargePoint CT2500, one of the first Mode3/Type 2 electric vehicle charging stations awarded the KEMA-KEUR safety certification mark for compliance with IEC 61851. The Nissan LEAF is expected to be on the streets of Portugal, Ireland, UK and The Netherlands in early 2011 and will be able to charge at any ChargePoint charging station in Europe.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance Signs Zero-Emission Partnership in Vancouver

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The Renault–Nissan Alliance, the Province of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver and BC Hydro announced a partnership that will see British Columbia become the first Canadian province to receive the Nissan LEAF, Nissan’s first all-electric “real-world” car, in 2011, in advance of global distribution in 2012. The agreement adds BC to a growing network of zero-emission vehicle initiatives across the world.

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Nissan and ONE Form EV Partnership in UK

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Nissan and UK regional development agency, One North East (ONE), have formed a partnership to explore the development of an electric vehicle program in the UK. The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of Business Secretary Lord Mandelson, marking the beginning of a four-month development program to drive the use of electric vehicles in the UK.

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Growing Number of EU Countries Levying CO2 Taxes on Cars and Incentivizing Plug-ins

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At present, 17 of the 27 EU Member States levy CO 2 -related taxes on passenger cars, and 15 governments provide tax incentives for electrically chargeable vehicles, according to the newly published European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) Tax Guide 2010.

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