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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

2020 104

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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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.

2020 97

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).

2020 95

Musk: 435-mile range coming soon, compact Tesla hatchback considered for Europe

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said an electric car with 435 miles of range is coming soon, and that Tesla is considering a hatchback model for Europe, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

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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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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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Volvo Trucks to offer complete range of HD electric trucks in Europe in 2021; sales of VNR Electric start in N America in December

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Volvo Trucks will offer a complete heavy-duty range with electric drivelines starting in Europe in 2021. Volvo Trucks is now running tests of the electric heavy-duty Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX trucks, which will be used for regional transport and urban construction operations in Europe. This means that from 2021 onwards Volvo Trucks will sell a complete range of battery-electric trucks in Europe for distribution, refuse, regional transport and urban construction operations.

2020 92

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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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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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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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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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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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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BNEF: China dominates the Li-ion battery supply chain, but Europe is on the rise

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The next decade will be particularly interesting as Europe and the US try to create their own battery champions to challenge Asian incumbents who are already building capacity in both places.

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ACEA report finds growth of charging points not keeping pace with rising demand for electric vehicles in Europe

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of all cars sold in Europe in 2019 were electrically-chargeable (+2.4 All countries with an ECV market share of less than 1% have a GDP below €30,000, including EU member states in Central and Eastern Europe, but also Italy and Greece. Electric (Battery) Europe Infrastructure Market Background

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JATO Dynamics: 17% of new passenger car registrations in Europe in April were electrified

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As expected, new car registrations in Europe faced a steady decline in April. This represents the lowest monthly level since the 1970s, and the worst result among the big three markets: China, USA-Canada, and Europe. Europe’s sharp decrease was only outperformed by India (-100%). Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids SalesVolume fell from 1.34 million units in April 2019 to 292,600 vehicles in April 2020, according to JATO Dynamics.

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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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Analysis: EVs will triple their market share in Europe during 2020

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Pushed by stricter European Union emissions standards, electric cars are set to triple their market share in Europe this year, according to a new report from advocacy group Transport & Environment (T&E).

2020 89

Porsche opens Europe’s most powerful rapid-charging park in Leipzig; 7MW, all renewable energy

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Porsche Leipzig currently has Europe’s most powerful rapid-charging park, which is operated entirely with electricity from renewable energy sources. Electric (Battery) Europe InfrastructurePorsche Leipzig is expanding the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in central Germany with a new charging park called Porsche Turbo Charging. The total capacity of the facility, which includes six internal quick charging points, is 7 MW.

2020 88

Base Jaguar I-Pace arrives for Europe: Lower price, but no more range

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The Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover is getting a new base model—in Europe, at least. The new EV320 model gets the same 90-kilowatt-hour battery pack as the current I-Pace (dubbed EV400 in Europe), with the same range, according to Jaguar's Netherlands media site.

2020 83

Aiways U5: First electric car from a Chinese EV startup to deliver in Europe?

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Among them, Always claims to be the first to look beyond its home market, shipping cars to Europe. China has grown into the world's largest market for electric cars, leading to the creation of many homegrown startups.

2020 91

CATL expands partnerships with VDL and Quantron in Europe for commercial vehicle electrification

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and Quantron AG to optimize local product solutions and services for commercial vehicle electrification in Europe. VDL Bus & Coach has been the market leader in the electric bus sector in Europe with a share of 22%. Through this cooperation, CATL is able to offer flexible solutions and full life cycle services to electric bus customers in Europe. As an importer, Quantron AG is authorized as CATL’s dealer to supply batteries in Europe. Batteries Bus China Europe

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EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased again in 2019

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Zero- and low-emission vehicles must be deployed much faster across Europe to achieve the stricter targets that apply from 2020, EEA said. Emissions Europe Market Background2 -emissions-from-new-cars-vans-2019">According to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), average CO 2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU), Iceland, Norway and the United Kingdom (UK), increased in 2019, for the third consecutive year.

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Mitsubishi plug-in hybrids, $7,999 EV in California, diesels fade in Europe: Today’s Car News

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Diesels diminish in Europe, in favor of electrification. Mitsubishi plans to go big with plug-in hybrids. And a brand-new EV could cost as little as $7,999. Yes, of course there’s a catch. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

2020 75

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. The Netherlands, UK, France, Poland and Germany account for more than half the total number of electric buses in Europe (including orders). Electric (Battery) Europe Fleets Heavy-duty

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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

Polestar 2 recall for Europe won't affect US cars, first deliveries soon

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Polestar 2 electric cars sold in China and Europe are being recalled due to an issue that could cause affected cars to shut off and be unable to restart.

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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 HydrogenIn response what it said is widespread interest from European customers, Nikola Motor Company has designed a hydrogen-electric truck for European markets. Reservations for the Nikola Tre (means “Three” in Norwegian) are now open at www.nikolamotor.com/tre.

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Total, Groupe PSA forming JV to produce EV batteries in Europe; €5B program; €200M pilot plant at Saft Nersac

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Energy major Total, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Saft, and Groupe PSA with Opel, intend to establish a joint venture named Automotive Cell Company (ACC) to develop EV battery manufacturing in Europe. I am convinced that this project, with our partner Total/Saft, will create a benchmark player in automotive battery cell development and production in Europe. Batteries Electric (Battery) Europe Manufacturing

2020 97

Volkswagen’s WeShare electric car-charing expands in Europe, fleet to increase to 8,400 EVs

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The objective is to pool the VOD offerings of the Volkswagen Group and to make them available in major cities throughout Europe. Car Sharing Electric (Battery) Europe Vehicle ManufacturersWeShare, Volkswagen and ŠKODA’s free-floating electric car sharing service, is to expand into seven more cities in Germany and other European countries in 2020. Prague and Hamburg in the spring are to be followed by Paris, Madrid, Budapest, Munich and Milan in the course of the year.

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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. Spain, Italy, Greece, France and Norway are the most exposed countries to cruise ship air pollution in Europe. Cruise ships also emit NO x equivalent to 15% of Europe’s car fleet every year.

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Fisker maps out reservations for Ocean electric SUV, sets sights on Europe

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Fisker on Monday announced a spike in reservations for its Ocean electric SUV, and began sketching out plans for a European launch. The startup opened reservations for the Ocean on November 27, 2019—before actually unveiling the SUV at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show the following January.

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Volkswagen ID.3 EV sales open to public in Europe on 20 July

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Electric (Battery) Europe Market Background SalesFour weeks after the start of ordering for the limited ID.3 1ST for pre-bookers, Volkswagen is opening the ordering system to the public on 20 July 2020. Customers in many European countries will be able to choose from seven pre-configured ID.3 models at dealerships and to order the appropriate charging equipment at the same time. Buyers will benefit from attractive concessions for charging via WeCharge for up to 3 years.

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