Driverless cars could dramatically increase traffic in Europe

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An increase in driverless cars that some in Europe anticipate will occur between now and the year 2050 could result in what one research group likens to "rush hour that lasts all day."

2019 96

Demand for battery electric vehicles in Europe doubles in July; growth driven by Tesla and Renault

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of the market share and its volume grew by 25% due to the strong result of the T-Cross, which sold 12,600 units and become Europe’s 5 th best-selling small SUV. Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Plug-ins Sales

2019 116

Toyota Motor Europe sold 578,400 vehicles 1H 2019; 52% hybrids

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) reported half-year sales of 578,400 vehicles across the region, up 3.3% The new Camry that has been successfully launched this year in Western Europe is sold exclusively with a hybrid electric powertrain. For this period, the HEV share of TME sales stands at 52% across Greater Europe, and at 62% in Western Europe only. Europe Hybrids Salesyear-on-year and registering a 5.3% market share.

2019 83

Honda accelerating electrification plans for Europe; all mainstream models by 2022

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Honda is further accelerating its electrification plans for Europe by moving forward its goal for all of its European mainstream models to feature electrified powertrains by 2022. —Tom Gardner, Senior Vice President, Honda Motor Europe. Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids

2019 78

T&E study finds cruise ships emitting 10x more SOx in Europe port cities than all Europe’s 260M cars

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An in-house study by environmental NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) has found that the luxury cruise brands owned by Carnival Corporation & PLC emitted in 2017 in European seas alone 10 times more SO x than all of Europe’s 260+ million passenger vehicles.

2019 142

T&E: Electric bus orders in Europe more than doubled to 1,031 units in 2017; ~9% share of new registrations

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The number of battery-electric buses ordered in Europe more than doubled in 2017 compared to 2016, reaching 1,031 vehicles, according to a new analysis by environmental NGO Transport & Environment. Yearly electric bus orders in Europe from 2009 to H12018.

2018 161

Nikola Motor introduces Nikola Tre heavy-duty hydrogen-electric truck for Europe

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This truck is a real stunner and long overdue for Europe. The Tre will fit within the current size and length restrictions for Europe. Europe Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

2018 139

Shorter range Audi E-tron planned for Europe

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Audi is already introducing a new version of its E-tron quattro electric SUV in Europe with smaller batteries. In Europe, it will be rated at 186 miles on The short-range model will have a 71-kilowatt-hour battery pack in place of the original's 95-kwh battery pack.

2019 90

The most powerful DC charging station in Europe (for cars) can deliver 400 kw

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The energy company Repsol has opened what it says is the most powerful electric-vehicle charging station in Europe—and it happens to be in Spain, a part of Europe that’s so far been largely skipped over by the fastest charging.

2019 103

2020 Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid arrives in Europe

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Audi released the 2020 Q5 55 TFSI e quattro—the first of its new range of plug-in hybrids—in Europe on Tuesday, with some impressive specs. miles (40 kilometers) of electric range on Europe's new WLTP driving cycle from its 14.1

2019 98

JRC: e-vehicle market in Europe is slowly gaining momentum, but breakthrough is needed

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A new European Joint Research Center (JRC) analysis on the deployment of electric vehicles (EV) in Europe concludes that although the sector evolved significantly between 2010 and 2017, progress is still small to be characterized as full-scale commercialization.

2018 114

In Europe, Ford introduces Mondeo hybrid wagon, 2.0L EcoBlue diesel for Mondeo

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—Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe. Ford has sold more than 250,000 Mondeos in Europe since the fourth generation model began reaching customers in 2015. Europe Hybrids

2019 122

Hyundai Kona Hybrid announced for Europe, not confirmed for US

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Hyundai announced on Monday that it will introduce a new hybrid version of its Kona small SUV in Europe. The model follows the standard Kona and the Kona Electric, which went on sale in Europe last year and in the U.S.

2019 87

Ford introducing 48V mild-hybrid Fiesta and Focus in Europe

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At a Ford “Go Further” experience in Amsterdam on 2 April, Ford will unveil Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid models for Europe. 48V Europe HybridsThe Fiesta EcoBoost Hybrid and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid will feature a mild-hybrid architecture with a belt-driven integrated starter/generator (BISG) replacing the standard alternator, enabling recovery and storage of energy usually lost during braking and coasting to charge a 48-volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack.

2019 75

technotrans presenting e-battery coolers at Busworld Europe

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technotrans SE will be presenting their e-battery battery coolers at this year’s Busworld Europe in Brussels from 18 to 23 October. In addition, the provider will also show cooling solutions for charging stations.

2019 97

Porsche expanding Charging Service in Europe; more than 49,000 charging points

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Electric (Battery) Europe InfrastructureJust a few months after the launch, Porsche is expanding its charging service for plug-in and electric vehicles ( earlier post ) by five countries and additional functions. The platform now has more than 49,000 charging points in twelve countries.

2019 114

Toyota to supply its hydrogen fuel cell systems technology to Caetanobus SA (Portugal) Europe

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—Dr Johan van Zyl, President and CEO, Toyota Motor Europe. Europe Fuel Cells Heavy-duty HydrogenToyota announced that it will provide its hydrogen fuel cell technology to Caetanobus SA in Portugal.

EEA report finds more action needed to protect Europe’s most vulnerable citizens from air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures

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The EEA report “ Unequal exposure and unequal impacts: social vulnerability to air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures in Europe ” draws attention to the close links between social and environmental problems across Europe. Emissions Environmental Justice Europe

2019 117

NEVS and AutoX to collaborate on large-scale RoboTaxi deployment in Europe

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The partnership is directed towards a target of deploying the first large-scale RoboTaxi pilots in Europe by the end of 2020, demonstrating and evaluating technology and design of a new vehicle type that will shape mobility for a more sustainable future.

2019 149

Electrified vehicles count for 7.1% of new vehicles in Europe in May; SUVs continue to dominate full market

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The Renault Zoe was the top-selling electric car in Europe last month, but the Tesla Model 3 continues to lead the year-to-date rankings. The sedan needs to continue to grab the attention of consumers in Europe, as US demand has almost peaked already.

2019 103

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

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With the 2021 target of 95 g CO 2 /km approaching, much faster deployment of cars with low emissions is needed across Europe, according to EEA. Emissions Europe Fuel EfficiencyAccording to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the average CO 2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) in 2018 increased for the second consecutive year, reaching 120.4 grams of CO 2 per kilometer.

2019 89

Number of electric buses in Europe has increased from around 200 to 2,200 in 5 years

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Over the past five years, the number of electric buses in Europe has increased from around 200 to 2,200 vehicles, according to a report from Busworld. 7,216 electrically powered buses were built and 589 of these are on the road in Europe. Electric (Battery) Europe Heavy-dutyFor 2019, Poland-based Solaris claims to have concluded the most contracts for the construction of electric buses.

2019 60

Electrified car registrations pass 100K units in Europe for 1st time in March; total reg down 3.6%; Model 3 top EV

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Last month, 19 of the 27 markets posted negative results—including the top 10 largest markets in Europe. Thanks to strong demand for the Model 3 the brand entered the top 25 best-selling brands in Europe. Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Plug-ins Sales

2019 126

Tesla Model 3 could charge faster in Europe, charging network results suggest

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Deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 in Europe have just started. Europe charging Fast Charging Combo ConnectorSo too have some accounts of the most significant difference included in European-market versions of the electric sedan: their CCS Combo DC fast charging port. One of those first accounts has come from the European charging network Fastned, which already operates many stations with.

2019 77

Honda plans all-electrified lineup for Europe by 2025

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At the Geneva auto show on Tuesday, Honda announced plans to bring a fully-electrified lineup to Europe by 2025. The plan includes hybrids, such as the CR-V Hybrid that Honda sells in Europe now, as well as plug-in and fully electric cars. That's different, of course, than selling only fully electric cars. Honda expects full hybrid technology to. Geneva Auto Show

2019 86

Kia brings e-Soul to Europe, upgrades Niro hybrid and PHEV

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Kia used the Geneva International Motor Show as the platform to introduce the battery-electric e-Soul to Europe, as well as to reveal new upgrades to the Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid. Electrification is a key element of Kia’s European and global growth strategy, with one in eight Kia cars sold in Europe today featuring an electrified powertrain. —Emilio Herrera, Chief Operating Officer for Kia Motors Europe. Electric (Battery) Europe

2019 88

Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid available for order in Europe, deliveries by year-end

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In partnership with NewMotion, Ford offers access to the largest public charging network with extensive coverage across Europe. Ford’s Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid van ( earlier post )is available to order now with first deliveries before the end of the year.

2019 123

Europe to mandate suite of 15 new safety features in cars, vans, trucks and buses by 2022; intelligent speed assistance and data recorder

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In May 2018, the Commission then proposed a review of the General Safety Regulation and the Pedestrian Safety Regulation, under the Third “Europe on the Move” set of actions. Europe Policy Regulations

2019 127

Strong hybrid sales lift Toyota Motor Europe to 5.3% market share; 52% mix of hybrids sustained into Q3

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Toyota Motor Europe reported strong performance continuing into the third quarter 2019 driven by new model introductions and increased demand for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). Demand has surged for models with hybrid electric powertrains now representing 52% of the sales mix across Greater Europe, and 62% in Western Europe only. The new Camry has been successfully expanded this year to Western Europe where it is sold exclusively with a hybrid electric powertrain.

2019 60

Tesla reports sales down, citing delivery challenges in China and Europe

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Europe China sales Tesla Motors Car SalesTesla claims that its Model 3 electric sedan again in the first quarter of the year outsold all other mid-size sedans from what it considers premium brands—selling 60 percent more units than the closest runner-up. That’s the good news from the California electric car maker, in a production and deliveries update released Wednesday.

2019 77

Tesla Model 3 earns top safety scores in Europe

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European tests have demonstrated safety levels in the Tesla Model 3 beyond those yet tested in the U.S.

2019 100

Volvo models across Europe to warn each other of slippery roads and hazards

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Volvo Cars is making its industry-first connected safety technology available across Europe as another step in its ambitions to improve traffic safety. Next week the features become available to Volvo drivers across Europe. With the launch of these features across Europe, Volvo Cars also reiterates its invitation to the car industry to join it in sharing anonymized data related to traffic safety across car brands. Connected vehicles Europe Safety

2019 83

Audi introducing V2I Traffic Light Information service in Europe

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Audi is introducing the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service “Traffic Light Information” in Europe. Explaining the lagged introduction of the service in Europe, Hainzlmaier said that the challenges for the serial introduction of the service there are much greater than in the USA, where urban traffic light systems were planned over a large area and uniformly.

2019 97

Toyota Motor Europe achieves hybrid mix in excess of 50% in Q1

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) sold 279,000 vehicles in the first three months of 2019, achieving a hybrid electric vehicle mix in excess of 50%—one year ahead of plan. The Corolla Sedan, a favorite in Eastern Europe, Turkey and Israel, is now—for the first time—also available with a hybrid electric powertrain that represented 60% of the new model sales. The HEV share of TME sales stood at 51% across Greater Europe, and at 61% in Western Europe only.

2019 76

Tesla Model 3 Europe’s best-selling pure EV in February in its first full month on the market

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Tesla’s Model 3 led the BEV and premium midsize sedan rankings in Europe in February, according to JATO Dynamics. Meanwhile, the Volkswagen T-Roc climbed the rankings to become the best-selling SUV in Europe, outselling the Tiguan and Qashqai. Electric (Battery) Europe

2019 102

Nissan Suggests 'Five Most Breathtaking Electric Drives' In Europe (Video)

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So if you're still planning a summer vacation, Nissan Europe has a few. Europe Videos plug-in cars Great Drives tourismOwning an electric car is fine for daily use, but if you have someplace special to go, some drivers may ask whether it's capable.

2015 109

Europe launches 7-year, €1B R&D program for new metals: “Metallurgy Europe”

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Program overview of Metallurgy Europe as presented in a 2012 position paper from the ESF. European industry has launched Metallurgy Europe, a 7-year, €1-billion ($1.3-billion) R&D program in the field of metals research and manufacturing. Europe Materials Research

2014 107

Volvo receives Europe’s largest order yet for electric buses; 157 electric artics to Transdev

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Volvo Buses has received the largest single order yet for electric buses in Europe. Transdev is today Europe’s leading operator of electric buses and we know what challenges there are with the transition to electric propulsion.

2019 78

€7.9M Lithium Sulfur for Safe Road Electrification project launches in Europe in January

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The €7.9-million (US$8.9-million), 43-month Lithium Sulfur for Safe Road Electrification (LISA) project will launch 1 January 2019 in Europe. Batteries Electric (Battery) Europe Li-SulfurThe overall goal is to design and manufacture a lithium-sulfur technology that will enable safe electrification of EV applications.

US, Europe and Japan to cooperate on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

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Europe Fuel Cells Hydrogen JapanOn the sidelines of the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth, US Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette; Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Hiroshige Seko; and European Union Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Cañete signed a joint statement of future cooperation on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

2019 73

New Audi A6 quattro for Europe: three diesels, all MHEVs

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Audi is launching the fourth generation of the A6 allroad quattro on European markets with a choice of three V6 TDI 3.0-liter engines. The 3.0 TDI is available in three output ratings. The first produces 170 kW (231 PS) and – from 1,750 to 3,250 rpm – 500 N·m (368.8

2019 97

Renault plans Europe's largest battery storage network

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European electric-carmaker Renault plans to build the continent's largest stationary battery storage network next year using old electric-car batteries. Renault announced on Tuesday that it will install used (and some new) electric car batteries in three locations: two Renault factories in France, and the site of a former coal-fired power plant in. Batteries power grid

2018 86

Wind energy capacity in Europe now exceeds total coal output

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For the first time, the total installed capacity of wind energy in Europe now exceeds the total output of electric powerplants fueled with coal. Europe renewable energy energy wind energy fossil fuelsWhile homeowners are more familiar with photovoltaic solar panels, large-scale wind power is an increasingly important part of the growth in renewable energy.

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