T&E: Europe burns 19 million bottles of sunflower and rapeseed oil every day in cars

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A new analysis by European environmental NGO Transport & Environment finds that Europe burns more than 17,000 tonnes of rapeseed and sunflower oil every day—the equivalent of 19 million 1-liter bottles. Ukraine accounts for 40% of the global sunflower oil exports and is also Europe’s largest supplier of rapeseed oil. In recent years, Europe put 58% of all rapeseed and 9% of all sunflower oil consumed in the region into its cars and trucks.

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Toyota, Air Liquide and CaetanoBus partner to accelerate the development of hydrogen mobility in Europe

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Air Liquide, CaetanoBus and Toyota Motor Europe have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of developing integrated hydrogen solutions. Bus Europe Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage

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Volvo Trucks had 42% market share of heavy-duty electric trucks in Europe in 2021

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New statistics show that Volvo Trucks was the market leader for heavy all-electric trucks in Europe 2021 with a market share of 42%. The countries in Europe with the most electric trucks registered (?16 Electric (Battery) Europe Heavy-duty Sales

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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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Stellantis and Toyota Europe expand partnership with new large-size commercial van including electric version

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and Toyota Motor Europe N.V. Stellantis will supply TME with the new large-size commercial van for sale in Europe under the Toyota brand. The large-size LCV announcement deepens the collaboration enabling Toyota to complete a full LCV line-up in Europe, while allowing both companies to benefit from development and production cost optimisation. Electric (Battery) Europe Vehicle ManufacturersStellantis N.V.

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Benchmark Minerals: Europe’s EV gigafactory capacity pipeline to grow 6-fold to 789.2 GWh to 2030

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Europe has become the fastest growing region for new electric vehicle (EV) lithium-ion battery capacity outside of China, according to Benchmark Minerals. Benchmark will explore this topic at its upcoming Battery Megafactories Europe 2022 , 22-23 March, Berlin, Germany.).

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EIA: US, Qatar and Russia provided almost 70% of liquefied natural gas received in Europe in 2021

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In 2021, a large share of Europe’s supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) originated in the United States, Qatar, and Russia. In January 2022, the United States supplied more than half of all LNG imports into Europe for the month. Europe LNG Market Background Russia

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Mazda2 Hybrid to be introduced in Europe; OEM model supplied by Toyota

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Mazda Motor Corporation will introduce the Mazda2 Hybrid in Europe from the spring of 2022. Europe Hybrids Market Background

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Honda unveils new Civic hybrid in Europe: Civic e:HEV

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In Europe, Honda has unveiled the all-new Civic e:HEV, the 11 th generation of its iconic global compact car. The all-new Civic will arrive in Europe from Autumn 2022. Europe Hybrids Vehicle Manufacturers

Ford to introduce 7 new electric cars and vans in Europe by 2024; plans for new battery plant

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Ford will offer a new generation of seven, all-electric, fully-connected passenger vehicles and vans in Europe by 2024. The acceleration in Europe supports Ford’s goal to sell more than 2 million EVs globally by 2026 and deliver company adjusted EBIT margin of 10%.

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Get H2 partners propose green hydrogen pipeline in Europe

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Seven companies from the GET H2 initiative in Europe want to build a cross-border pipeline for green hydrogen. Europe Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Infrastructure

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Mazda unveils CX-60 crossover in Europe; e-Skyactiv PHEV, 48V MHEVs

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Mazda Motor Europe unveiled its new crossover SUV, the CX-60. Mazda dealerships in Europe started accepting pre-orders for the model on 8 March and sales are due to begin in summer 2022. 48V Europe Hybrids Plug-ins

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Volkswagen Group and bp launch strategic partnership for rapid roll-out of EV fast charging in Europe

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Volkswagen and bp have launched a strategic partnership that will boost the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across Europe, unveiling their first charger in Dusseldorf, Germany. Electric (Battery) Europe Infrastructure Market Background

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Volvo Penta showcases production modular electric driveline at TOC Europe

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After its 2019 appearance at TOC Europe—the tradeshow for port and terminal technology and operations—as a proof of concept ( earlier post ), Volvo Penta’s purpose-built electric driveline is now powering a series of TICO’s electric terminal tractors as well as Rosenbauer’s electric fire trucks.

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EEA reports sharp decrease in CO2 emissions of new cars in Europe in 2020

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The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published its provisional data about the CO 2 emissions of newly registered passenger cars and vans in Europe in 2020. 2020 car registrations by fuel type in Europe. million new vans registered in Europe in 2020 with average emissions of 157.7

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Daimler Truck and TotalEnergies partner to develop hydrogen ecosystem for transportation in Europe

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The two companies remain fully committed to working with the consortium, a key vehicle to support the rollout of hydrogen-powered transport in Europe in the coming decade. Europe Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Infrastructure Market Background

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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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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.

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Mercedes-Benz simplifies charging rates for Mercedes me Charge in Europe

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From June 2022, there will be a new tariff system for the approximately 300,000 charging points in the Mercedes me Charge network in Europe. Mercedes me Charge offers customers access to more than 850 charging point operators in Europe. Electric (Battery) Europe Infrastructure

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Volkswagen introduces ID.5 electric SUV coupé in Europe

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In Europe, Volkswagen has launched a new ID. GTX will launch in Europe in early 2022. By 2030, at least 70% of Volkswagen’s unit sales in Europe are expected to come from electric-only vehicles—that is equivalent to more than one million vehicles.

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ACEA publishes interactive map showing hydrogen truck refueling stations needed in Europe by 2025 and 2030

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The European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) has published an interactive map showing the number of truck-specific hydrogen refueling stations required in Europe (the 27 EU member states plus the UK) by 2025 and 2030 for each country.

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Toyota Motor Europe invests in EODev to expand hydrogen solutions

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has become a direct shareholder in EODev ( Energy Observer Developments ). EODev—along with its partners—is positioning itself as a leading European designer, assembler and distributor zero-emission energy systems on an industrial scale.

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Volkswagen Group and bp to partner to expand ultra-fast electric vehicle charging across Europe

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The Volkswagen Group and bp intend to work together on extending and speeding up the deployment of ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities at bp retail sites across the UK, Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Electric (Battery) Europe Infrastructure Market Background

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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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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 Hydrogen

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Toyota moves mobility services in Europe under Cologne-based KINTO Europe

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has started KINTO Europe GmbH, a limited liability company with headquarters in Cologne, Germany. KINTO Europe is headed by CEO Tom Fux. In addition to hosting Full Service Lease activities, KINTO Europe GmbH will also accommodate other KINTO-branded mobility services developed by Toyota. The roadmap includes market-by-market deployment of KINTO-branded services across Europe.

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Eurocell EMEA to build Gigafactory in Western Europe; NCM cathodes, graphite-silicon composite anodes

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Now we are planning to rapidly expand in Europe, supplying the energy storage and automotive industries with our market-leading technologies that last longer, perform better and are 100% safe. Batteries Europe Manufacturing

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NOAA study finds reducing particulate air pollution in N America & Europe increases hurricanes in N Atlantic

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A new NOAA study covering four decades of tropical cyclones found that reducing particulate air pollution in Europe and North America has contributed to an increase in the number of tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic basin and a decrease in the number of these storms in the Southern Hemisphere.

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. Europe Hybrids Sales Vehicle Manufacturers

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HEI study in Europe finds evidence of health effects at lower levels of air pollution

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In the report, the investigators describe the development of new exposure models for all of Europe for four pollutants: fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ), black carbon (BC), nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ), and ozone (O 3 ), as well as PM 2.5 Emissions Europe Health Market Background

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IVECO signs MoU with Enel X to develop e-mobility for commercial vehicles in Europe

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Under the terms of the non-binding MoU, IVECO and Enel X plan to explore a possible collaboration that will unlock the potential of e-mobility for commercial vehicles in Europe, with a focus on light commercial vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles and buses. Electric (Battery) Europe Infrastructure

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Airlines, NGOs urge stronger law for clean jet fuels in Europe

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Aviation & Aerospace Bio-hydrocarbons Europe Fuels RegulationsFour major European air carriers—Air France-KLM, easyJet, Ryanair and Deutsche Post DHL Group—have joined forces with non-governmental organizations such as Transport & Environment in a “Fueling Flight Initiative” meant to help advance a key draft EU law.

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Hyundai Motor to integrate green energy into Charge myHyundai service in Europe

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Electric (Battery) Europe InfrastructureHyundai Motor is integrating green energy into Charge myHyundai. Using the e-mobility service provider Digital Charging Solutions’ (DCS) green charging option, the company will ensure that, for every charge undertaken by customers via its pan-European integrated public charging service, the equivalent amount of energy is fed back into the grid as green electricity.

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DOE: Plug-in vehicles’ share of new LDV sales in Europe more than tripled in 2020 to hit 10.5%

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This was especially evident in Europe where the share of plug-in vehicle sales more than tripled, reaching 10.5% Europe - European Alternative Fuels Observatory. Electric (Battery) Europe Market Background Plug-ins Sales

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Rock Tech Lithium to build Europe’s first lithium converter in Germany

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Rock Tech Lithium intends to build Europe’s first lithium converter—a production plant for battery-grade lithium hydroxide—in Guben, Brandenburg, Germany.

In Europe, industry and environmentalists call for binding targets for infrastructure for zero-emission trucks

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The common industry/NGO request comes ahead of the expected review of Europe’s Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID) this year. We need to build 10,000 truck charging points in the next four years, in truck depots, logistics hub and along every main highway in Europe. Electric (Battery) Europe Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Infrastructure Policy

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New industry collaboration for hydrogen trucking at mass-market scale in Europe: H2Accelerate

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Daimler Truck AG, IVECO, OMV, Shell and the Volvo Group have committed to work together to help create the conditions for the mass-market roll-out of hydrogen trucks in Europe. Europe-Wide Coverage. Europe-wide coverage of major corridors. Europe Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Market Background

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Umicore to supply high-nickel cathode materials to ACC in Europe

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Umicore and Automotive Cells Company (ACC)—a joint company between Stellantis, Mercedes-Benz and TotalEnergies together with its subsidiary Saft—have signed a long-term strategic supply agreement for EV cathode materials in Europe. Batteries Europe Manufacturing Materials

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New battery-electric vehicles take 5.7% share in Europe in Q1; hybrids 18.4%, gasoline 42.2% , diesel 23.2%

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Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Market Background Plug-ins SalesIn the first quarter of 2021, hybrid electric vehicles made up 18.4%

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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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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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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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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 Hybrids

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