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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Toyota Motor Europe delivers 6 fuel cell modules for FCH2Rail project

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The FCH2RAIL project, already launched in January 2021, is developing emission-free bi-modal trains, which combine normal track use and emission-free rail travel without overhead lines.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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Plug Power and Lhyfe partner to develop green hydrogen plants throughout Europe; 300MW by 2025

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Plug Power and Lhyfe, a producer and supplier of renewable hydrogen, announced an partnership to pursue and develop jointly green hydrogen generation plants throughout Europe. Plug Power is the largest buyer of liquid hydrogen globally and has been present in Europe for more than 10 years. Lhyfe is deploying some 60 projects in Europe for mobility and industry. Europe Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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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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Shell to build one of Europe’s biggest biofuels facilities for SAF and renewable diesel; 820,000 tonnes/year

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Once built, the facility will be among the largest in Europe to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel made from waste. Aviation & Aerospace Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Europe Fuels Market BackgroundRoyal Dutch Shell will build an 820,000-tonnes-a-year biofuels facility at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, the Netherlands, formerly known as the Pernis refinery.

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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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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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Anadolu Isuzu and Proterra partner on next-generation Citi VOLT battery-electric buses in Europe

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Being ambitious abroad as it is in the Turkish market, Anadolu Isuzu is currently focused on the development of new technologies for more environmentally friendly buses and received a positive response at the Demo Tour held across Europe with its first 8-meter NovoCiti VOLT electric bus.

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sennder and Cabot Corporation complete one of Europe’s first cross-border transportations using a heavy-duty electric truck

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sennder, Europe’s leading digital road freight forwarder and Cabot Corporation, a leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, transported one of Europe’s first zero-emission cross-border heavy duty loads.

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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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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EEA final data shows average car CO2 emissions in Europe kept increasing in 2019

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Average emissions from new passenger cars in Europe increased for the third consecutive year in 2019, reaching 122.3?grams Emissions Europe Market Background Salesgrams of carbon dioxide per kilometrer (g?CO CO 2 /km), according to the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) final data.

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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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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

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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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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-duty

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INEOS to invest more than €2B in electrolysis projects in Europe for green hydrogen production

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INEOS will invest more than €2 billion into electrolysis projects to make zero-carbon, green hydrogen across Europe. INEOS, through its subsidiary INOVYN, is already Europe’s largest existing operator of electrolysis, the technology necessary to produce green hydrogen for power generation, transportation, and industrial use. Europe Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background

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Shell and Uniper join forces to drive development of hydrogen economy in Europe

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and Uniper Hydrogen GmbH have signed a memorandum of understanding (“MoU”) to explore accelerating the development of a hydrogen economy in Europe. Taking a full value chain approach, Shell and Uniper will work backwards from customer demand to identify key opportunities to develop the foundation of a new hydrogen economy in Europe. Europe Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market BackgroundShell Gas & Power Developments B.V.

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Shell starts up Europe’s largest PEM green hydrogen electrolyzer; 10MW, expansion to 100 MW

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Europe’s largest PEM hydrogen electrolyzer, has begun operations at Shell’s Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland, producing green hydrogen. The Refhyne project is at the forefront of the effort to produce green hydrogen in Europe.

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.

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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. —Isbrand Ho, Managing Director, BYD Europe. Electric (Battery) Europ

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Toyota Motor Europe to supply fuel cell modules for train project as member of FCH2RAIL consortium

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) Fuel Cell Business will supply and integrate fuel cell modules into a zero-emission train prototype as part of the FCH2RAIL project in Europe. Today, many railway lines are being equipped with overhead lines in Europe, a very expensive and long-term project that depends on the local geographical conditions. Europe Fuel Cells Hydrogen Market Background Rail

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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.

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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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.

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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%).

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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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