New Hyundai Tucson in Europe features 48 V mild hybrid diesel powertrain

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The New Hyundai Tucson for Europe, which enters production this month, will be equipped with a fuel-efficient 48 V mild hybrid powertrain. The New Tucson is designed and built in Europe. —Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe.

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EEA: no improvements on average CO2 emissions from new cars registered in 2017 in Europe

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Emissions Europe Fuel Efficiency Market BackgroundEfforts to improve the fuel efficiency of new cars sold in the European Union (EU) stalled in 2017 compared to 2016, according to provisional data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

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Honda bringing CR-V hybrid to Europe; reveal at the Geneva Motor Show

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The company showed a CR-V hHybrid prototype for Europe at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017. Europe HybridsHonda will reveal the European production version of the all-new CR-V at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

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Diesel new vehicle market share in Europe in February dropped to 39.5%; SUVs still driving growth

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million units registered in Europe in 2018 so far, according to figures from JATO Dynamics. However, 13 of Europe’s 27 markets posted declines in February, so future growth for the industry could become dependent on a select few markets. Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Sales

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€106M JIVE 2 project launches in Europe; 152 fuel cell buses across 14 European cities

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In Europe, the JIVE 2 project (Second Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe) launched this week. For most of these cities, this will be the first venture into fuel cell bus operation and they will be supported in their endeavor by a number of seasoned industry experts as well as industry grouping Hydrogen Europe. Thanks to FCH JU projects such as JIVE and JIVE 2, we are proud to keep Europe in the leadership of this innovative technology.

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Toyota phasing out diesel in passenger cars in Europe, keeping diesel for commercial vehicles

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—Johan van Zyl, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe. Diesel Europe HybridsBuoyed by strong European customer demand for hybrid versions on its core models, Toyota will phase out diesel engines from all its passenger cars in 2018. In 2017, hybrids represented 41% of Toyota’s European total sales, rising +38% year-on-year to 406,000 units. In contrast, Toyota’s diesel mix on passenger cars was less than 10% in 2017.

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Honda unveils Urban EV Concept, production version in 2019; electrified technology for every new model launched in Europe

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The production version of the car will go onsale in Europe in 2019, he added. Hachigo also said that Honda was committed to introducing electrified technology for every new model launched in Europe. In Europe, the target year is 2025, as interest is particularly strong.

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatchback debuts in Geneva for Europe

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Europe Geneva Motor Show Auris Geneva Auto Show Toyota Auris HybridRemember hatchbacks? Actually, come to think of it. remember passenger cars? You know, the sedans and wagons and hatchbacks that don't have all-wheel drive and aren't jacked up 6 to 9 inches off the ground? They used to roam this fair land of ours, but lately, they seem to have been routed by crossover utility vehicles and SUVs and trucks of.

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SAIC introduces large electric panel van in Europe: Maxus EV80

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SAIC Mobility Europe, a division of China’s largest vehicle manufacturer, SAIC, is introducing the Maxus light commercial vehicle brand. SAIC Mobility Europe was formally established in Luxembourg. —Pieter Gabriëls, Managing Director of SAIC Mobility Europe.

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T&E report: electric cars sales in Europe doubled in 2015; now at 1% market share

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Roughly 145,000 new electric vehicles (EV) were sold in Europe in 2015—double the 2014 tally, according to a recent T&E report. The electromobility revolution is underway and Europe is well placed to take a leading position.

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ICCT analysis finds real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap in Europe at all-time high of 42%

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However, says Dr. Peter Mock, Managing Director of ICCT Europe, since 2001 Europe has seen the largest increase in its gap. —Uwe Tietge, a researcher at ICCT Europe and lead author. Europe Fuel Efficiency Policy

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Diesel car registrations in Europe in 2017 down 7.9%; SUV sales up 19.5%; AFVs up 46% but share still low

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In Europe, diesel car registrations fell by 7.9% Overall, new registrations in Europe in 2017 totalled 15.57 These strong results can largely be attributed to Eastern and Southern Europe, where volume grew by 12.7% The Golf retained its position as Europe’s most popular car in 2017. The Qashqai was Europe’s best-selling SUV for the second year in a row, hitting the top five in terms of model registrations for the first time.

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Honda Motor Europe: 2/3 of European sales to feature electrified powertrains by 2025; “Electric Vision”

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Speaking at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Honda Motor Europe’s President and COO, Katsushi Inoue outlined Honda’s commitment to an electric future in Europe, with a specific aim to have electrified powertrains in two-thirds of Honda cars sold in Europe by 2025.

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Daimler starts production of FUSO eCanter in Europe; first series all-electric light-duty truck

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The vehicles coming from Tramagal, Portugal will be handed over to customers within Europe and the US within the next month. Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets

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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

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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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Diesel market share in Europe drops below 50%; offset by increased gasoline engine sales; implications for climate targets

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Seeking to exploit the opportunity provided by the decline in diesel, in September, Dr. Johan Van Zyl, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe, announced today that in future it is Toyota’s ambition to provide its core models with a choice of two hybrid powertrains. Diesel Europe Hybrids

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ARTS Energy in supply agreement with Hunan Copower for NiMH cells for HEV applications in Europe; 1st step into transportation market

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ARTS Energy is the first manufacturer in Europe being in a position to use this battery technology developed especially for the HEV market. Batteries Europe HybridsFrance-based ARTS Energy, a manufacturer of battery-based energy storage solutions using a variety of chemistries, is entering the hybrid-electric vehicle and very high power application markets via a strategic partnership with Hunan Copower EV Battery Co, a subsidiary of the Corun Group.

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

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Electric (Battery) Europe Fuel Cells Hybrids Market Background Plug-ins

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ABB and Northvolt partner for Europe’s largest battery factory; semiconductor foundry as model

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Northvolt plans to build Europe’s largest and most advanced lithium-ion battery factory in Sweden, using the semiconductor foundry as a model. Batteries Europe ManufacturingABB and Northvolt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a wide-ranging supply and technology partnership, including products and services for Northvolt’s planned lithium-ion battery factory and close collaboration on development of battery solutions and R&D activities.

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ChargePoint continues EV charging expansion in Europe

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announced the availability of a complete suite of charging solutions to help drivers in Europe charge at home, work, around town and on long trips. Battery electric vehicle market penetration is expected to grow to 40% in Europe by 2030. Earlier this year, ChargePoint raised a $125 million Series G round led by Daimler with participation from Siemens to bring EV charging to Europe. ChargePoint, Inc.

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Drax, C-Capture to pilot Europe’s first bioenergy carbon capture storage project

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UK-based renewable power generator Drax will pilot the first bioenergy carbon capture storage (BECCS) project of its kind in Europe, which, if successful, could make the renewable electricity produced at its North Yorkshire power station carbon negative.

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

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Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Fuel Efficiency SalesThe 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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T&E: VW sells least polluting Euro 6 diesels in Europe; no brand meets Euro 6 in real-world driving; loopholes & defeat strategies

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also found that no brand in Europe complies with the latest Euro 6 air pollution limits for diesel cars and vans in real-world driving. Diesel Emissions Engines Europe Regulations

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Toyota Motor Europe hybrid sales up 45% year-to-date; targeting 50% hybrid take-rate by 2020

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) reported that sales of hybrids have increased 45% so far this year compared with the same period in 2015—which was already a record year. 31% of Toyota Motor Europe’s customers have opted for a hybrid powertrain in 2016; 41% in Western Europe alone. Toyota plans to achieve more than 900,000 total unit sales in Greater Europe this year, with a third of those being hybrid. Europe Hybrids Sales

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OnStar comes to Europe

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Opel said that its OnStar subscribers in Europe will be in complete control of their data and the Opel OnStar services they receive. Opel introduced Opel OnStar at the Geneva Motor Show; OnStar will roll out across the company’s passenger car range from August 2015. The first introduction wave will see Opel OnStar introduced in 13 European markets with additional European markets following later.

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Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show; no diesel CR-V model for Europe

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Honda released initial details on the CR-V Hybrid Prototype set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week, previewing the brand’s first electrified SUV powertrain available in Europe. Europe Hybrids

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Toyota to produce hybrid transaxle and new gasoline engines in Poland; adjusting to shrinking diesel share in Europe

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Toyota Motor Europe will start production of a hybrid transaxle in 2018 at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) in Walbrzych, and add two gasoline engines—a 1.5L This hybrid engine equips all Toyota Auris and Auris Touring Sports Hybrid vehicles sold in Europe, and will equip the new crossover Toyota C-HR when it starts production at the end of this year. The hybrid transaxle for Auris is currently being produced at Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan and imported to Europe.

Shell buys its first electric car charging station firm in Europe

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Europe plug-in cars Shell Charging station charging infrastructureEven oil companies have begun to realize the future will not be nearly as reliant on fossil fuels, and Royal Dutch Shell is moving to safeguard its future business. The Dutch oil company acquired NewMotion, an electric-car charging station firm, for an undisclosed price. DON'T MISS: Shell fuel stations in U.K., Netherlands to add electric-car.

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Hybrid and electric cars account for 7.5% of Kia 1H 2017 Europe sales, up from 1% in 2016

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Kia Motors posted its best six-month sales period in Europe, with half-year sales surpassing 250,000 for the first time in the company’s history. of European sales so far this year, up from just one per cent in the first six months of 2016, according to Michael Cole, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Europe. Vehicles with all-electric or electrified powertrains represent the greatest area of growth for Kia sales in Europe. Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Sales

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Europe plans “EU Battery Alliance” to establish full large-scale battery development and production; strategic plan next year

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The European Union is beginning efforts to establish a full value chain of advanced batteries in Europe, with large-scale Li-ion battery cell production, and the circular economy, at the core. European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, who is in charge of the Energy Union, organized a high-level meeting on battery development and production in Europe this past Wednesday in Brussels. It needs a Europe-wide approach. Batteries Europe

2017 65

GM Europe exec sees 10 to 15 percent electric cars by 2030

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Europe General Motors Opel sales plug-in cars Opel Ampera-eThe 238-mile 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car should begin deliveries in the coming weeks. But sales of the Bolt EV's European cousin—the Opel Ampera-e—won't begin until well into the next year.

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2018 Ford Fiesta minicar unveiled in Europe; U.S. plans unclear

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So while a redesigned 2018 Ford Fiesta debuted in Europe earlier this week, Ford appears to be taking its time on plans for a U.S. Europe EcoBoost subcompactSubcompact cars aren't getting much attention from buyers in the U.S. these days, but they remain a hot commodity in other markets. launch. The current generation is sold here, but Ford did not discuss U.S.

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$70M H2ME project launches in Europe to deploy 325 fuel cell vehicles and 29 refueling stations

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A large coalition of European partners has launched the €63-million (US$70-million) project Hydrogen Mobility Europe ( H2ME ). Europe Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure

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REVENGE Director Gallivants Across Europe

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Leaving the producers and editors to fend for themselves for a few days during post-production, Chris Paine is headed to Europe for some important events in the EV sphere. He’ll be participating in another electric car rally, then filming the grand opening of the new Danish Tesla dealership.

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BMW, Mercedes, Ford, VW, Audi launch Ionity high-power fast charging across Europe

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A group of automakers in Europe announced on Friday they will launch "Ionity," a network of high-power fast-charging stations to build out the continent's infrastructure for electric-car travel. Europe Charging station charging infrastructure Fast ChargingWhen it's finished in 2020, Ionity will include 400 charging stations across multiple countries, supporting all electric cars that adhere to the Combined.

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Nissan marks 75,000 electric vehicle sales in Europe

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The latest figures from Nissan also reveal that there are more than 75,000 Nissan EV owners in Europe. The LEAF’s 30kWh battery now offers 250 km (155 miles) in driving range (NEDC value); there are approximately 4,000 quick chargers installed across Europe. European Nissan LEAF sales have risen by 10% in the first half of FY16 compared with the same period last year. The company recently announced that 260,000 Nissan EVs have been sold worldwide.

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JATO: new diesel car volume in Europe in October dropped 9.9%; 41.4% market share lowest in 10 years

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New vehicle sales in Europe in October 2017 increased 5.6% Diesel Europe Salesyear-on-year to 1,202,877 units, according to figures from JATO Dynamics. This is the highest volume recorded for October since 2009, when 1.26 million units were registered. Despite a turbulent 2017, results for the first ten months of the year show an overall increase in registrations of 3.6%, with 13.18 million units registered over the period. This is the highest volume recorded since 2007, when 13.62

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EEA finds only mixed progress for Europe’s transport sector in meeting environment, climate goals; GHG emissions up 25% since 1990

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Transport is the main source of environmental noise in Europe and contributes to pressure on ecosystem and biodiversity habitats. Climate Change Emissions Europe Health Policy Regulations

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First China-built Volvo S90 sedans arrive in Europe via rail link

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Volvo Cars has become the first automaker in the world to export China-made cars to Europe by train via China’s new “One Belt, One Road” trade initiative. The cars have been transported to Belgium via the recently opened, China-Europe railway link.

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