Want Govt To Pay For Half Of Your Electric Car? Try Estonia

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We don't do that here, but that practice would be even more tempting in Estonia--which gives a whopping $22,900 (18,000-euro) incentive on every electric car sold in the small Baltic republic. Some electric-car makers (they know who they are) tend to quote base prices after subtracting the U.S. Federal income tax credit of $7,500.

IEA: Estonia is pioneering technologies for more efficient and cleaner use of oil shale

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An article in the latest issue of IEA Energy: The Journal of the International Energy Agency reports that Estonia, which has the most developed oil shale industry in the world, is collaborating in pursuing wider use of oil shale in a cleaner, more sustainable manner. In 2012, Estonia mined 15.86

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Mitsubishi i-MiEV enjoys new order record

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi Estonia Estonian Government Mitsubishi electric cars Mitsubishi i-MiEVOne of the earliest electric cars to go mainstream, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, has enjoyed one of its most significant orders to date. The Japanese car manufacturer has delivered the first 50 of 507 units of the i-MiEV to the Estonian Government – as part of the single largest order ever taken for the vehicle. The [.].

Estonia takes the lead in electric car infrastructure

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Estonia has become the first country in the world to have a complete national network of DC fast chargers.

Estonia launches nationwide fast charging network

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Estonia has become the world’s first country to launch a nationwide fast-charging network for electric vehicles, using technology provided by ABB. —Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, Estonia’s Minister of the Environment.

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One DC Quick-Charge Station For Every Four Electric Cars! But, Where?

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It's called Estonia. Imagine a paradise for electric-car drivers, where half the car's cost is subsidized and there's a nationwide network of DC quick-charging stations so plentiful that there's one for every four cars. Such a place exists, actually. The tiny country of 1.2 million people, nestled on the Gulf of Finland between Latvia and Russia

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

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The least fuel-efficient cars continue to be bought in Estonia (134 g CO 2 /km). The fuel efficiency of new cars sold in the European Union (EU) continued to improve last year but at a slower rate, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency. The 1.4

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JRC report finds electric vehicles in Europe on the way to full-scale commercialization

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The Netherlands and France have the highest number of electric vehicle registrations in the period 2010-2014, while the Netherlands and Estonia have the largest shares of registered EVs on the passenger car market – between 1% and 2%.

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Ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies raises €3.9M (US$5.2 M) in Round A financing

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Skeleton Technologies is located in Bautzen, Germany and Viimsi, Estonia. Skeleton Technologies, a manufacturer of high power- and energy-density ultracapacitors ( earlier post ) has completed Round A financing of €3.9 million (US$5.4 million). The financing will be used for production scale-up and product development in addition to sales and marketing efforts. The total Round A financing, led by Estonian venture capital investor UP Invest AS includes the first financing tranche of €2.2

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

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Estonia deciding to buy 500 MiEVs in 2012 or Belgium offering high financial incentives but perhaps not to the right market, noted lead author Will Sierzchula.

Mitsubishi begins delivery of the largest order of i-MiEVs to date; 50 of 507 to Estonian government

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MMC plans to complete shipment of the entire order to Estonia by the end of the 2011 fiscal year. MMC will work to popularize EVs in Estonia by providing technical support to the Estonian government in monitoring CO 2 reductions and planning to start sales of the i-MiEV to the public in Estonia this coming November.

Electric Qashqai becomes first EV to cross Gobi Desert

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Crossing through Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Mongolia, [.]. A couple of Danish travel writers have successfully travelled around the world in a converted Nissan Qashqai electric car. Crossing three continents in 10 months, Nina and Hjalte from the Moto Mundo challenge have become the first people to cross the Gobi Desert in an electric vehicle. Electric cars Nissan Denmark electric car Gobi Moto Mundo Qashqai travel

ABB and Volvo Buses partnering on fast-charging system for hybrid and electric buses

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ABB has delivered more than 1,500 DC fast charging systems for passenger vehicles worldwide since 2010, rolling out charging networks for automotive, utility, government and retail customers including nationwide networks in the Netherlands, Estonia and Denmark.

ABB launches 22 kW AC & DC fast charging station

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Since launching Europe’s first commercially operated fast charging station in May 2010, ABB has delivered and installed hundreds of charging stations throughout Estonia and Belgium in an effort to encourage and proliferate e-mobility programs.

Honda targets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency with 8,500-mile diesel drive across Europe

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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. 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

Mitsubishi Corp. to provide 507 i-MiEVs to Estonian Government; CHAdeMO quick charging network for the country

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The 507 units will be shipped to Estonia by end of fiscal 2011. Estonia has set of goal of achieving a 10% share of renewable energy use in the transport sector. million people, Estonia may end up possessing the most dense and modern EV charging infrastructure and with most electric cars per capita.

Estonian shale oil company acquires shale interests in Utah

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With the recent approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Eesti Energia (internationally known as Enefit) of Estonia has purchased a 100% interest in Oil Shale Exploration Company ( OSEC ) of Alabama, which has significant oil shale interests in Utah. Enefit has more than 30 years of ongoing operational experience in the commercial production of shale oil, with facilities located in Narva, Estonia.

Nissan to lead EC-backed multi-standard rapid charge network project in UK and Ireland

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The project, named Rapid Charge Network (RCN), was presented at the Trans European Transport Network (TEN-T) event in Tallinn, Estonia, which was hosted by European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas. Estonia was the first country in the world to open a nationwide EV fast-charging network. Nissan is leading a consortium which aims to establish a network of rapid chargers for electric vehicles running the full length and breadth of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

ABB launches Terra 53 DC fast charger in NA; SAE Combo and CHAdeMO

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To date, the company has helped facilitate the creation of nationwide charging infrastructure networks throughout Northern Ireland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Estonia. ABB has introduced the Terra 53 for North America, showcasing it at the Plug-in 2013 conference in San Diego. This 50 kW DC fast charging station meets both SAE Combo and CHAdeMO standards for battery electric vehicles.

New cars sold in Europe in 2011 were 3.3% more fuel efficient than those sold in 2010; increasing diesel uptake

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Between 2010 and 2011 the number of new car registrations increased in many Member States, notably Latvia (71%), Lithuania (68%) and Estonia (66%) , but fell in others, including Greece (-31 %), Portugal (-31%) and Spain (-17 %). At the less efficient end of the spectrum, new cars registered in Estonia, Latvia and Bulgaria had more than 150g CO 2 /km on average.

Navigant Research forecasts EV charger global market to grow to $3.8B by 2020; 27.1% CAGR from 2013

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DC installations account for almost 5% of global installations; however, they do have a central role and leading market share in Japan and Estonia. Total installed public EVSE stations by technology and region, world markets: 2012. Source: Navigant Research. Click to enlarge. Navigant Research forecasts that the global EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment, i.e., charger) market will grow from $713 million in 2013 to $3.8 billion by 2020, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.1%.

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Mitsubishi Motors delivers 635 Outlander PHEVs to Ukranian police; largest PHEV fleet order yet for MMC

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This marks the second time MMC has supplied vehicles under the Green Investment Scheme, the first being to deliver 507 units of the i‐MiEV all-electric model to the Government of Estonia that began in October 2011. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) delivered 635 Outlander PHEV vehicles to the National Police of Ukraine on 25 May through its local importer and distributor MMC Ukraine.

Estonian PPP GoSwift wins global Transport Award for smart border crossing point service; traffic queue management

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The service was developed as a response to kilometer-long queues of vehicles waiting to cross the EU border from Estonia into Russia. Between 2010 and 2013, exports from Estonia to Russia grew by more than 66%, and the number of Russian visitors to Estonia increased by 35% in 2013. An innovative solution for managing traffic queues at international borders is the winner of the 2015 Transport Achievement Award offered by the International Transport Forum at the OECD.

Volvo Buses has sold 3,000 electrified buses worldwide

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Over the past two years, demand for Volvo hybrid buses has also increased in eastern Europe, with a healthy sales trend in Estonia (44) and Poland (48). Volvo Buses has sold 3,000 hybrid, electric hybrid and electric buses to customers in 22 countries in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. In 2016 alone, Volvo sold 533 electrified buses.

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

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Registrations of new cars fell furthest in 2012 in Greece (-41%), Portugal (-38%) and Cyprus (-25%), while at the other end of the scale new cars increased by more than 12% in in Estonia and Hungary. 4-cylinder engines and hybrid vehicles as a percent of cars sold in the US. Source: CFA.

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Molycorp to increase supply of rare earth materials to Hitachi Metals; the two call off US joint venture plans

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Molycorp’s Mountain Pass facility (Project Phoenix). Source: Molycorp. Click to enlarge. Under a new agreement, Molycorp, Inc.,

IFQC annual ranking of gasoline sulfur standards sees progress around the world; US drops to 46th

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Germany, the first to implement the lowest sulfur level of 10 ppm in 2003, remains atop the ranking, followed by Japan and a six-country tie for third place among Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary and Sweden. Maximum gasoline sulfur limits. Click to enlarge.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Estonia. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

Non-intrusive bio-monitoring system anticipates driver fatigue in the vehicle to prevent accidents

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The Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia participates in this project together with the technological center Eesti Innovatsiooni Instituut (Estonia), and the University of Manchester.

Skeleton Technologies raises €9.8 million; ramping up production of graphene-based ultracapacitors

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Based in Estonia and Germany, Skeleton Technologies currently has 42 employees and plans to increase the headcount with a focus on expanding the mid-scale Estonian manufacturing facilities and acceleration plans for mass manufacturing in Saxony, Germany. Ultracapacitor company Skeleton Technologies ( earlier post ) closed Series B financing of €9.8 million ($10.7

EEA: Higher EU greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 due to economic recovery and cold winter

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The relative growth in emissions was highest in Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Latvia. Greenhouse gas emissions increased in the EU in 2010 as a result of both economic recovery in many countries after the 2009 recession and a colder winter, according to the latest greenhouse gas inventory published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Nonetheless, emissions growth was somewhat contained by continued strong growth in renewable energy sources.

I.M. Group to Import Great Wall Vehicles Into Europe Starting in 2010

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Initially, the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will be targeted. Group, the UK-based automotive importer and distributor for Subaru, Isuzu and Daihatsu, has signed an agreement that will see it import vehicles from Chinese auto maker, Great Wall Motor Company Limited, into Europe starting next year. Then, from 2011, launches in Scandinavia, the UK and Ireland are planned.

Jordanian cabinet OKs $2.4B oil shale project with Enefit; largest in region and world

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An article in the January 2014 issue of IEA Energy: The Journal of the International Energy Agency reported that Estonia, which has the most developed oil shale industry in the world, is collaborating in pursuing wider use of oil shale in a cleaner, more sustainable manner. Jordan’s Council of Ministers on Sunday endorsed all agreements prepared by the national electricity company with Estonian company Enefit which will carry out a mega oil shale energy project in the Kingdom.

Nordic green signs Agency Agreement with BioMCN for bio-methanol

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Nordic Green, a company focused on the introduction of bio-methanol, has signed an Agency Agreement with BioMCN , a producer of bio-methanol, for the representation and sales of bio-methanol in Nordic (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland) and Baltic (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) countries.

Mitsubishi Motors to supply 635 Outlander PHEVs to National Police of Ukraine

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This marks the second time MMC has supplied vehicles under the Green Investment Scheme, the first being to deliver of 507 units of the i-MiEV all-new electric vehicle to the Government of Estonia starting in October 2011.

Jordan signs $2B oil shale investment agreement with Saudi company

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The Saudi company will use the Russian Oil Shale Technology ( UTT3000 ) which has proved its success internationally in developing oil shale since 1950 in Estonia, which is currently producing around 10 thousand barrels a day of shale oil.

Molycorp purchases remaining shares of European rare earth processing company

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Molycorp now owns 100% of the Sillamäe, Estonia-based facility, known as Molycorp Sillamäe. Molycorp, Inc. has purchased the remaining shares of Molycorp Silmet AS, one of only two rare earth processing companies in Europe. On 1 April 2011, Molycorp purchased a 90.023% stake in AS Silmet in a transaction valued at approximately $89 million. The purchase price for the remaining shares was proportionately the same as the price of the original share acquisition. Mark A.

First flight in Euro I-4D air traffic management project

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NORACON is a consortium of eight air navigation service providers: Austro Control and the North European ANS Providers (NEAP); Avinor (Norway); EANS (Estonia); Finavia (Finland); IAA (Ireland); ISAVIA (Iceland); LFV (Sweden) and Naviair (DK).

Oil Drum Licenses On-Board Hydrogen Generator for Baltic States

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The deal will allow UAB Hydro2 to manufacture, sell and install the Save-Fuel On Demand Hydrogen Technology for the truck, bus and coach industries in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. University of Kent (UK) spin-off Oil Drum Ltd , has signed a licensing deal with UAB Hydro2 that will enable its on-board hydrogen generator technology to be manufactured, sold and installed in the Baltic States.

New cars in Europe in 2013 collectively met 2015 CO2 target two years ahead of the deadline

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On average, the most efficient cars were bought in the Netherlands (109 g CO 2 /km), Greece (111g) and Portugal (112g) while the country selling the least efficient cars was Latvia (147g) followed by Estonia (147g) and Bulgaria (142g). 2015 target: 130 g CO 2 /km. 2020 target: 95 g CO 2 /km. AFV are alternative fuel vehicles: electric, LPG, NG-biomethane, E85, biodiesel, hybrid and plug-in vehicles. Source: EEA. Click to enlarge.