Toyota Europe establishes Fuel Cell Business Group

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To maximize the opportunities for hydrogen in Europe, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has established a Fuel Cell Business Group to oversee its hydrogen activities across the region. Europe Fuel Cells Hydrogen Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Constellium planning aluminum recycling investment in Europe

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Aluminum maker Constellium SE is in the advanced planning stages of an investment to increase its recycling capacity in Europe. This project will be focused on using recycled material to provide slabs for Constellium’s automotive and packaging businesses in Europe. Europe Manufacturing Market Background Materials Weight reduction

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Equinor, RWE join Europe’s biggest green hydrogen project: NortH2-project

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Equinor and RWE have joined the NortH2 project, which aims to produce green hydrogen using renewable electricity from offshore wind off the coast of Netherlands of about 4 gigawatts by 2030, and 10+ gigawatts by 2040, kickstarting the hydrogen economy in Northwest Europe.

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IDTechEx: Sales of electric motorcycles in Europe grew 50% y-o-y in 2020

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IDTechEx expects electric motorcycle sales in Europe to have grown at least 50% year-on-year in 2020, building on the momentum of recent years. Growth is also being boosted by consumer awareness and acceptance in Europe of the benefits of electric motorcycles.

Ford commits to 100% all-electric passenger vehicle range in Europe by 2030; $1B to transform Cologne plant

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Ford committed today that by mid-2026, 100% of Ford’s passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, and will be completely all-electric by 2030. —Stuart Rowley, president, Ford of Europe.

Europe is moving at two speeds on EV adoption

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Electric-car sales are surging in Europe, but only in richer countries, recent analyses have shown. Data from the ACEA industry lobbying group showed overall car sales in Europe dropping. Europe

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Volta readies electric trucks for Europe, with US suppliers

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Sweden-based Volta Trucks is readying an electric commercial vehicle for the European market, but it's relying on suppliers based in the United States for key components.

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New Nissan Qashqai in Europe to offer 12V MHEV and upgraded e-POWER powertrains

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Supporting Nissan’s goal of achieving 50% electrified sales in Europe by 2024, the new Nissan Qashqai will not only be available with a 1.3 —Marco Fioravanti, Vice President, Product Planning, Nissan Automotive Europe. POWER drive system to Europe.

Roskill: Europe will still need to import more than 50% of Li-ion cathode materials from Asia by 2025

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However, despite Europe’s fast-expanding capacity of Li-ion battery production, its cathode materials production capacity is struggling to keep up. Self-sufficiency rate of cathode materials in Europe, 2020-2025. Batteries Europe Forecasts Manufacturing Materials

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FLITE consortium building Europe’s first Alcohol-to-Jet plant; Lanzatech technology

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This pre-commercial AtJ production plant will pave the way to implementing SAF production across Europe and around the globe, producing commercially relevant quantities of SAF to support future aviation’s climate targets, SkyNRG said. ATJ Aviation Ethanol Europe Fuels Manufacturing

Pre-sales begin for Volkswagen Tiguan PHEV SUV in Europe

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earlier post )—is now available to configure and order in Europe; the starting price in Germany is €42,413.11 (US$51,500). Volkswagen’s plug-in hybrid version of its Tiguan SUV—the Tiguan eHybrid.

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Hyundai ships 10 XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty truck to Europe for commercial use

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Hyundai Motor is developing a long-distance tractor unit capable of traveling 1,000 kilometers on a single charge equipped with an enhanced fuel cell system with high durability and power, aimed at global markets including North America and Europe. Europe Fuel Cells Heavy-duty HydrogenHyundai Motor Company shipped the first 10 units of the Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell, the first mass-produced fuel cell heavy-duty truck, to Switzerland. Earlier post.)

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ArcelorMittal Europe to produce “green steel” starting in 2020

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The strategy is centred around two main technology routes, as introduced in the first ArcelorMittal Europe climate action report published earlier this year: The use of hydrogen in DRI-EAF (Direct Reduced Iron - Electric Arc Furnace) and, also, the blast furnace.

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BMW introduces iX3 electric SUV; destined for China and Europe

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China Electric (Battery) EuropeBMW unveiled the iX3 electric SUV ( earlier post ), offering full electric mobility in a BMW X model. Electric power consumption combined in the WLTP test cycle is 19.5 – 18.5 kWh/100 km. The operating range is up to 460 kilometers (285 miles) in the statutory new WLTP test cycle (up to 520 kilometers [323 miles] in the NEDC test cycle).

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Passenger car registrations in Europe rise in September for the first time this year

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Europe Market Background SalesIn September 2020, the EU passenger car market registered the first increase of the year, according to figures from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). Registrations grew by 3.1%

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Moscow launches its 500th electric bus; largest electric bus fleet in Europe

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Moscow’s electric fleet is thus the largest in Europe. Moscow, Russia has launched its 500 th electric bus—a KAMAZ 6282 electric bus. The KAMAZ 6282 uses lithium-titanate batteries, and has a range of 70 km on one charge.

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Toyota Motor Europe strengthens strategic alliance with CaetanoBus and Finlog in fuel cell bus business

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Toyota Caetano Portugal (TCAP), the joint venture of Toyota Motor Europe (TME) and Salvador Caetano, strengthened its strategic alliance with CaetanoBus and Finlog by becoming the direct shareholder of the two Portuguese companies.

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Start of sales for the VW Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE PHEVs in Europe

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Europe Plug-insVolkswagen is electrifying the eighth generation of the Golf with two new plug-in hybrid versions: the Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE. Sales of both models are starting now. The Golf eHybrid is designed for maximum comfort and delivers an output of 150 kW (204 PS).

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Ford is making a $1B push to all-electric cars for Europe by 2030

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Ford on Wednesday announced a $1 billion electrification investment for Europe, with the goal of making its entire passenger-car lineup in that market all-electric by 2030.

H24All project seeks to build Europe’s first 100 MW alkaline electrolyzer plant

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The H24All project, led by a consortium of fifteen partners, has presented an application for European Green Deal funding to develop Europe’s first 100 megawatt (MW) alkaline electrolyzer plant, which will be connected to a Repsol industrial site. The economic and business-modelling case will provide quantitative evidence that will reduce the risk for other hydrogen infrastructure deployment across Europe.

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.

Hybrids represented 52% of all Toyota Motor Europe sales in 2019; 63% in West Europe

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Toyota Motor Europe reported 2019 sales of 1,089,422 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, an increase of +5.2% The new RAV4 plug-in hybrid will be the flagship of Toyota’s hybrid lineup in Europe. Other new launches included introducing a hybrid version of Camry to Western Europe and the return of GR Supra. The RAV4 is one of Europe’s most popular SUVs with more than 130,000 customer orders since its launch early in 2019, including more than 115,000 hybrids (Western Europe).

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JATO: registrations in Europe for electrified vehicles overtook diesel in September for first time

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JATO Dynamic’s data for 27 markets in Europe shows that the total number of electrified cars registered in September (encompassing pure electric, plug-in hybrids, full hybrids and mild hybrids) was higher than the number of registrations for diesel cars.

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European project working to establish basis for standardization of methanol fuels in Europe

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A current research project is working to establish the technical basis for standardization of methanol fuels in Europe. Engines Europe Fuels Methanol

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Electrified cars pass a tipping point in Europe, as new registrations pass diesels

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Diesel cars have historically been the default choice in Europe, but that is no longer the case.

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Vietnam’s VinFast launches 3 electric crossovers with autonomous capabilities; two headed for N.A. and Europe

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Vietnam’s first carmaker, VinFast, is launching three electric crossovers: VF31, VF32, VF33. All three offer a range of steering and self-driving assistance features and are equipped with safety and intelligence features.

PSA and Total create JV for manufacture of EV batteries in Europe; €5B investment

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Ensure industrial independence in Europe for the conception and manufacture of batteries, with an initial capacity of 8 GWh, reaching a cumulative capacity of 48 GWh on both sites by 2030. Batteries Electric (Battery) Europe Manufacturing Market Background Vehicle ManufacturersGroupe PSA/Opel and Total/Saft have signed an agreement for the creation of the joint venture Automotive Cells Company (ACC).

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Amazon will buy 1,800 Mercedes electric vans for Europe

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Amazon will buy more than 1,800 Mercedes-Benz electric vans for use in Europe, the two companies announced Friday. The order includes 600 medium-size eVito vans and more than 1,200 larger eSprinter vans, Mercedes said.

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Audi models in Europe now Euro 6d compliant; twin-dosing for diesel, GPFs for gasoline

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Diesel Emissions Engines Europe Fuels RegulationsAs of the beginning of 2021, Audi has converted its European vehicle range to the level of the Euro 6d emission standard. All models included in the currently valid sales program comply with the strict limits of the Euro 6d-ISC-FCM standard. Currently, 193 models are certified according to the new level of the emission standard, the vast majority of the previous range. A few additional models will follow in the first months of the new year.

Cummins survey finds growing commuter support for hydrogen-fueled public transport in Europe; willing to pay more

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Alstom’s iLint, for example, has shown that hydrogen trains are an effective solution for more sustainable rail networks in Europe. Europe Hydrogen Market Background SurveysCummins, in conjunction with European Hydrogen Week , shared new research showing that more than half of the United Kingdom (UK) commuters would be willing to travel to work on a train or bus powered by hydrogen to lower their carbon footprint and reduce emissions.

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HyDeal Ambition to deliver green hydrogen across Europe at the price of fossil fuels; 3.6Mt green H2/year by 2030

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After 2 years of research and confidential preparation, a group of 30 European energy players has launched HyDeal Ambition with the aim of delivering 100% green hydrogen across Europe at €1.5/kg before 2030. Europe Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market BackgroundThe production of green hydrogen generated by solar-driven electrolysis from the Iberian Peninsula will begin in 2022. The ambition is to achieve 95 GW of solar and 67 GW of electrolysis capacity by 2030 to deliver 3.6

Nissan teases potential of Ariya electric crossover for Europe, as US election nears

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election that’s likely to affect electric-vehicle adoption for the decade—that it has brought “a few” early production prototype units of the Ariya electric crossover to Europe, to help build anticipation for its arrival there later in 2021. Europe has had a very

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Gevo and HCS Group to produce renewable low-carbon chemicals and sustainable aviation fuel in Europe

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The HCS Group manufacturing center, operated by the Haltermann Carless brand, is strategically located in the geographical center of Europe, at the Rhine river and in the vicinity of Frankfurt airport, offering excellent prerequisites for supplying customers in Europe with SAF, certified under Europe’s Renewable Energy Directive (EU REDII), and a portfolio of certified renewable drop-in fuels and specialty chemicals. Gevo, Inc.

New EV market share in Europe hits 7.2% in Q2 2020, up from 2.4% in same period last year

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Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Plug-ins SalesIn the second quarter of 2020, the market share of electrically-chargeable vehicles increased to 7.2% of total EU car sales, compared to a 2.4%

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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.

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Ballard announces follow-on orders for fuel cell modules to power 10 Solaris buses in Europe

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Ballard Power Systems announced purchase orders from Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. for 10 Ballard FCmove fuel cell modules to power 10 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses planned for deployment with Arriva Nederland in the Province of Gelderland, the Netherlands later in 2021. Earlier post.).

DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks partner to speed introduction of longer-distance heavy-duty electric trucks in Europe

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DHL Freight, one of the leading road freight providers in Europe, and Volvo Trucks have partnered to speed up the introduction of heavy-duty electric trucks to be used for regional transport in Europe.

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New Honda Jazz to be sold across Europe with standard hybrid powertrain

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The car will be available across Europe in summer 2020, with prices starting in Germany from €22,000 for the Jazz and €26,250 for the Crosstar variant. For the first time, the Jazz will be sold exclusively across Europe with an advanced hybrid powertrain. Europe HybridsThe all-new Honda Jazz features efficient and responsive performance delivered by e:HEV hybrid technology as standard.

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ACEA: electric buses made up 4% of new bus registrations in Europe in 2019

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Bus Electric (Battery) Europe SalesLast year, 85.0% of all new medium- and heavy-buses (over 3.5 tonnes) registered in the European Union were fueled by diesel; the market share of gasoline in this segment was close to zero. All alternatively-powered vehicles (APV) combined accounted for 15.0% of the EU bus market in 2019, with electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECV) making up 4.0% of total new bus registrations, according to the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association).

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BYD sets out EV expansion strategy for Europe; Tang SUV heading to Norway first

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BYD Europe outlined an expansion strategy for EVs in Europe, including the trial introduction of electric passenger cars, alongside longer-term plans to bring new BYD LCV and eTruck ranges to the market. In November 2019, BYD announced its intention to bring electric trucks to Europe at the end of 2020 to complement the well-established sales and supply of BYD eBuses right across Europe. —Isbrand Ho, Managing Director, BYD Europe.

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Jeep Renegade 4xe, Compass 4xe PHEV order books open in Europe

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Jeep is taking orders in Europe for the Renegade 4xe and Compass 4xe plug-in hybrids ( earlier post )—the first electrified Jeep models in the EMEA Region. Europe Hybrids Plug-ins

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Audi Hungaria starts operation of Europe’s biggest solar roof installation

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Hungaria, officially started operation of Europe’s biggest photovoltaic roof installation. The first is the switch to green power, which has taken place thanks to the commissioning of Europe’s biggest photovoltaic roof installation and the supply of electricity from renewable sources.

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BYD secures Europe’s largest single order for electric buses to date: 259 eBuses for Keolis

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BYD has secured the largest single order to date for full battery-electric buses in Europe in a deal with Keolis Nederland BV, the Dutch subsidiary of global public transport provider, Keolis. —BYD Europe Managing Director, Isbrand Ho. Bus Electric (Battery) Europe Heavy-dutyThe landmark order comprises 259 BYD eBuses scheduled for programmed delivery from next summer.

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