BYD lands largest ever electric bus order in Finland; 106 buses for Nobina

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BYD has entered the Finnish market for the first time after securing an order for 106 buses with Nobina, one of Finland’s and Scandinavia’s largest Public Transport Operators (PTOs). Bus Electric (Battery) Sales

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Finland’s First BYD Buses Hit The Road

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Nobina, one of Finland’s and the Nordic region’s principal public transport operators, has taken delivery of 43 50-foot battery-electric buses from BYD, Europe’s and the world’s leading electric bus manufacturer. Electric Buses BYD Finland


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Neste providing companies in Finland a service for monitoring transport fuel emissions

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Neste is the first company in Finland to provide a service for companies and other organizations to monitor their climate emissions caused by the use of transport fuels. Road transport accounts for more than 90% of the total transport emissions in Finland. This means that Finland’s ambitious goal of being carbon neutral by 2035 requires the use of all available solutions. The aim is to launch a commercial electric charging service in the Finnish market by the end of 2021.

Lightyear One to be manufactured in Finland by Valmet Automotive


EV startup Lightyear has announced a letter of intent with contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive as a production partner of its upcoming Lightyear One solar electric vehicle (SEV).

Neste piloting its first EV charging service with Niemi Services; aims to launch in Finland in 2021

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Neste is piloting its first electric vehicle charging service targeted to logistics companies in Finland. at their site in the Konala area in Helsinki, Finland. Neste aims to launch a commercial charging service for electric vehicles in Finland by the end of 2021.

Finnish Minerals Group and FREYR to work together to establish battery cell production in Finland

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Finnish Minerals Group and Norway-based FREYR Battery have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pursue co-operation in implementing a battery cell investment in Finland. One of Finnish Minerals Group’s strategic objectives is to create a sustainable battery value chain in Finland. Now our disclosed strategic partnership with FREYR marks the next logical step in our work to put Finland to the map of European cell plant projects.

Lightyear One solar car will be made by Finland's Valmet

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Dutch startup Lightyear has selected Finnish contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive to build the Lightyear One solar-supplemented electric car. Prototype builds are scheduled to start in January 2022, followed by full production in summer 2022, Lightyear said in a press release.

THINK Begins EV Sales in Finland

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Scandinavian electric vehicle (EV) maker THINK has begun sales of the THINK City EV in Finland with production partner Valmet Automotive. First deliveries of the THINK City in Finland will be to green delivery pioneers A2B, through a new THINK dealership in Helsinki. European production of the THINK City continues in Finland with manufacturing partner Valmet Automotive.

THINK Restarts Production of EVs in Finland

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THINK, the Scandinavian electric vehicle (EV) maker, has re-started production of the THINK City—one of the first urban EVs—at a new facility with manufacturing partner Valmet Automotive in Uusikaupunki, Finland. The THINK City in production at Valmet. Click to enlarge. Valmet Automotive is a leading provider of engineering and manufacturing services to the automotive industry and recently became a THINK shareholder and strategic industrial partner.

Neste Oil’s renewable diesel used to generate elecricity at two events in Finland

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Neste Oil’s NEXBTL renewable diesel was used to generate electricity at two major events in Finland this summer: the Flow Festival in Helsinki and the Neste Oil Rally Helsinki Battle street circuit race. NEXBTL diesel generated 45% of the electricity used at the Flow Festival and powered the machinery at the festival site. NEXBTL diesel has proved itself an excellent fuel for generating electricity, as it has in other areas.

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European Batteries Oy Launches Li-ion Battery Plant in Finland

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Finland-based European Batteries Oy held the grand opening of its new lithium-ion battery plant which manufactures large format prismatic 42 Ah, 3.2V The annual production capacity is 100 MWh—enough for 3.000 full-electric cars, the company says. LiFePO 4 (LFP) cells, modules, packs and systems earlier this month. Plans have already been made to triple both production capacity and the number of employees.

Electric vehicles move into Finland

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It seems the Finnish people are thinking electric – as Scandinavian electric vehicle maker THINK begins sales in the country. NK electric vehicles Finland helsinki Think Think City Think City EV Valmet Automotive Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news TH!NK The THINK City EV has been introduced alongside production partner Valmet Automotive with the first deliveries to green delivery pioneers A2B through a new THINK dealership in Helsinki.

Honeywell’s Envergent Technologies and Green Fuel Nordic Oy to collaborate on biomass pyrolysis fuel processing in Finland

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Envergent Technologies LLC, a Honeywell company, signed a memorandum of understanding with Finland’s Green Fuel Nordic Oy under which the two companies would collaborate on projects to. convert biomass to renewable fuel for use in district heating systems in Finland using Envergent’s RTP rapid thermal processing technology. Finland has targeted that 38% of its energy use be generated from renewable sources by 2020.

Ener1 to Take 31% Stake in EV Maker Think Global; Think City Production Moves to Valmet in Finland

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is taking the lead among a group of investors that plans to inject $47 million of equity funding into Think Global AS, the Norwegian electric vehicle producer. Finland-based Valmet Automotive, which signed a letter of intent under which Valmet Automotive will be a production and engineering partner for the Think City electric vehicle, will also become a minor shareholder in Think. Tags: Batteries Electric (Battery Lithium-ion battery manufacturer Ener1, Inc.

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Why one Finnish city thinks it's ideal for next Tesla Gigafactory

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But Tesla has discussed plans for at least one additional gigafactory, presumably to meet demand for battery cells related to large-scale electric-car production outside the U.S. Europe Batteries lithium-ion Finland Tesla Motors plug-in cars gigafactoryThe Tesla "gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada, is already billed as the largest lithium-ion battery cell plant in the world.

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2011 Fisker Karma Production Begins In Finland, U.S. Deliveries In April

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The best-looking (for now, anyway) electric-powered vehicle on the market is finally, well, on the market--or nearly so. Fisker's Karma extended-range EV entered production at Valmet's plant in Finland today. deliveries of the car are expected to begin next month. That jibes surprisingly well with the information leaked from a dealer meeting

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars lifts global deliveries of BEV vehicles by 197% and of electric vehicles overall by 158% in 2020

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In 2020, Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered more than 212,000 electric cars in total (+158 percent versus 2019), including nearly 134,000 battery electric vehicles (+197 percent versus 2019). was the most frequently delivered BEV in Finland, Slovenia and Norway in December.

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Nobina Welcomes 76 Units to Helsinki After Receiving 43 BYD eBuses for Turku in June

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BYD, the world’s leading provider of electric buses, has successfully delivered an additional 76 BYD eBuses to major Nordic public transport operator, Nobina, for use in the Finnish capital, Helsinki. Electric Buses Electric Vehicles BYD eBuses Helsinki Nobina

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Johnson Matthey nickel-rich battery material eLNO to debut at COP26 in two-seater electric race car

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Believed to be the world’s first two-seater electric racer, the car will be revealed at the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland on 31 October. A second eLNO plant is also planned in Finland. Batteries Electric (Battery) Materials

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Finnish Minerals Group and Beijing Easpring cathode materials plant proceeding as planned

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Finnish Minerals Group and Beijing Easpring Material Technology have been investigating and negotiating the possibility to establish a cathode active materials (CAM) plant in Kotka, Finland with an initial capacity of 50,000 t/a and potential for future expansion for the production of cathode active material for lithium-ion batteries. Finland is the largest producer of nickel in the EU. Production of lithium and graphite is also expected to commence in Finland in the 2020s.

Scandinavia's largest bus operator orders 22 electric MAN Lion’s City E buses

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Following on from the order for 17 fully electric MAN Lion’s City E buses placed by the Hamburg-Holstein public transportation company (VHH), this is another major order we have received for our electric buses. Bus Electric (Battery) Europe

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Valmet Automotive sees battery systems as the main growth driver

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Valmet Automotive expects sales from its battery business for electric vehicles (EV) to reach or exceed the level of contract manufacturing of vehicles in just a few years. Since the founding of Jyrki Nurmimanaged EV Systems in 2018, the division was consistently developed and now employs around 300 people in Finland and currently around 50 people in Germany. The engineering team has locations in Finland and Germany. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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T&E: Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands lead deployments of zero-emission buses in Europe

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Denmark leads the way when it comes to putting zero-emission urban buses on the streets in Europe, with 78% of new vehicles being electric, according to the latest data from green NGO Transport & Environment. Bus Electric (Battery) Emissions Fuel Cells Hydrogen

Porsche, Customcells plant to start production in 2024 with 100 MWh/year; Si anode, BASF HED NCM cathode

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Batteries Electric (Battery) ManufacturingIn June, Porsche announced an investment in its new joint venture company Cellforce Group GmbH.

DB Schenker expands its electric fleet with 36 new FUSO eCanter vehicles

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Europe’s leading land transport provider is thus strengthening its sustainability strategy and further expanding the use of electric vehicles in its mixed fleets. DB Schenker will use the all-electric light-duty trucks with an output of 129 kW and a payload of up to 3.2

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Johnson Matthey to exit battery materials business; increased commoditization, lower returns

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Applied in a electric two-seater electric formula race car displayed at COP26 ( earlier post ), the eLNO cathode technology helps the cylindrical 602030 cells in the battery pack to achieve 200?Wh/kg Wh/kg cell energy density for a total 47kWh capacity, and an electrical output of 585 volts. A second eLNO plant is also planned in Finland. Batteries Electric (Battery) Market Background

Johnson Matthey partners with Finnish Materials Group for second eLNO cathode plant; deals with Nornickel and SQM

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Johnson Matthey (JM) is partnering with Finnish Minerals Group to support development of its previously announced second eLNO cathode materials ( earlier post ) commercial plant, which will be in Finland, powered solely by renewable energy and incorporating an innovative effluent treatment solution. Finnish Mineral Group manages the Finnish state’s mining industry shareholdings and aims to create an integrated electric vehicle battery value chain in Finland.

Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel sign cooperation agreement on Li-ion battery recycling

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Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to plan a Li-ion battery recycling cluster in Harjavalta, Finland, serving the electric vehicle market. Additional CO 2 reduction can be achieved by using electricity from renewable sources in Finland for the recycling process.

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Wärtsilä and partners to cooperate in wind-to-hydrogen-to-electricity project; other power-to-X fuels

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Wärtsilä Finland, the energy companies Vaasan Sähkö and EPV Energia, and the City of Vaasa, Finland have signed a letter of intent to cooperate in a project aimed at utilizing emissions-free hydrogen in power generation, industry and transportation applications. Electricity generated from renewable energy sources is used as raw material to separate hydrogen from water by electrolysis, and the hydrogen will be then further processed to produce electricity.

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BASF to build new cathode active materials production site in Schwarzheide

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BASF will build a new battery materials production site in Schwarzheide, Germany, as part of its multi-step investment plan to support the European electric vehicle (EV) value chain.

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Valmet shows off bizarre EV

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Electric cars Fisker EV Finland Geneva ValmetIf there is an award for the strangest car on display at the Geneva Motor Show then undoubtedly the winner of this year’s award would be this bizarre creation on the Valmet stand. Known as the Automotive Dawn, the ‘car’ is said to be a test bed for the Finnish company’s EV technology. The single [.].

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UN report highlights urgent need to tackle impact of EV battery production boom

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UNCTAD predicts that some 23 million electric vehicles will be sold over the coming decade: the market for rechargeable car batteries, currently estimated at $7 billion, is forecast to rise to $58 billion by 2024. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Materials Sustainability

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Halmek Lithium selects Metso Outotec lithium hydroxide process using soda leaching for Tula plant

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The pilot tests conducted at the Metso Outotec Research Center in Pori, Finland, provided excellent results. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Materials

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Mercedes-Benz Econic compresses refuse with electric tipper body

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In Lewisham, a district in the southeast of London, a Mercedes-Benz Econic 1838 4x2 with an electric tipper and crusher body has recently been put into service. Looking for an innovative rear loader tipper body, Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks located a suitable product from the Dutch waste disposal specialist Geesinknorba : the entire body is driven electrically.

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Study finds particulates from auxiliary vehicle heaters can be up to 1000 times higher than from idling gasoline engines

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Researchers from Tampere University and the University of Eastern Finland have found that the particulate emissions of auxiliary heaters can be up to a thousand times higher than the particulate emissions of idling gasoline vehicles.

EC approves second major battery innovation project; €2.9B (US$3.5B) from 12 member states

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The project, called “European Battery Innovation” (EuBatIn) was jointly prepared and notified by Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden. Batteries Electric (Battery) Europe Market Background

Renault Group to partner with Terrafame for sustainable nickel supply

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Renault Group and Finland-based metals producer Terrafame have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the future supply of nickel sulfate. Renault Group is building an electric ecosystem in Northern France known as Renault ElectriCity.

15 countries agree to work toward 100% ZEV truck and bus sales by 2040

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Under the new Global Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Zero-Emission Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles (ZE-MHDVs), Austria, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Wales are setting an interim goal of 30% zero-emission new vehicle sales by 2030. Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Market Background

COP26 declaration on accelerating the transition to 100% zero emission cars and vans

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Signatories by category: Governments: Austria; Azerbaijan; Cambodia; Canada; Cape Verde; Chile; Croatia; Cyprus; Denmark; El Salvador; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Israel; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Poland; Slovenia; Sweden; United Kingdom. Automotive manufacturers: Avera Electric Vehicles; BYD Auto; Etrio Automobiles Private Limited; Ford Motor Company; Gayam Motor Works; General Motors; Jaguar Land Rover; Mercedes-Benz; MOBI; Quantum Motors; Volvo Cars.

Valmet Automotive starts EV battery pack production in Salo

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Valmet Automotive has started the production of EV battery packs in its new plant in Salo, Finland. The strategic partnership of Valmet Automotive and CATL is focused in particular on project management, engineering and battery pack supply for electric and hybrid vehicles.

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SSAB produces first fossil-free steel and delivers it to Volvo Group; HYBRIT technology

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The hydrogen gas used in the direct reduction process is produced by electrolysis of water with fossil-free electricity, and can be used directly or stored for later use. We’ll be converting to electric arc furnace in Oxelösund as early as 2025.

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Finnish electrofuels research project gets €3.3M funding boost; VTT, Neste and partners

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million in funding from Business Finland in January. The development work is also augmented by a group of companies of which some have their own parallel Business-Finland-funded projects. Altogether, €6 million is invested in the development of the production of e-fuels in Finland. In its products Convion utilises SOC fuel cells manufactured in Finland by Elcogen, which are world-leaders in efficiency.

Fisker To Open California Plant, No Date Yet For Electric Car Production To Resume

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While all 2012 Fisker Karma extended-range electric luxury sedans were built in Finland, the company always intended to assemble cars in the U.S. Before its collapse and bankruptcy, Fisker had bought a former General Motors plant in Delaware. A pledge to use this facility was one factor in the successful bid for Fisker by Wanxiang, China's largest. Green California Manufacturing Wanxiang plug-in cars

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