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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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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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Nissan Suggests 'Five Most Breathtaking Electric Drives' In Europe (Video)

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So if you're still planning a summer vacation, Nissan Europe has a few. Europe Videos plug-in cars Great Drives tourismOwning an electric car is fine for daily use, but if you have someplace special to go, some drivers may ask whether it's capable.

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Volvo CEO says hybrids will supplant diesels, even in Europe

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Even though it has experienced some ripples of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Europe remains a diesel stronghold. Diesels have been popular in Europe for decades because of their high fuel economy, although governments in several countries are trying to limit their use because of concerns over air pollution. Europe Plug-In Hybrids

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Europe's carbon goals could make cars unaffordable: Ford exec

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Europe emissions Fuel Economy transportation policyStricter emissions standards may raise the average cost of new vehicles, but will that make them "elitist?" The increasingly sophisticated technology required to improve the efficiency of new gasoline and diesel cars does indeed add to their cost. But Jim Farley—the head of Ford's European operations—believes this could make cars so.

2016 39

Toyota piloting all-hybrid car-sharing scheme in Europe: YUKÕ

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Toyota Europe is piloting a new full hybrid car sharing program—named YUKÕ – Japanese for ‘Let’s go’—in two European cities: Dublin, Ireland and Forlì, Italy. We’re starting small to verify our business model, but we have the ambition to expand with more vehicles and cities in Europe in the coming years.

2016 40

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

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), IVECO (a brand of CNH Industrial) and ENGIE (Global Energy Player) are broadly collaborating to promote natural gas vehicles and infrastructure in Europe. Transportation is responsible for 22% of CO 2 emissions in the world (and even 30% in Europe); 95% of the energy consumed by this sector comes from oil. Europe LNG Natural Gas

2017 30

PwC: electrified vehicle sales on the rise in Europe, continued growth expected

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In 2016, however, PwC forecasts a reduction in plug-in hybrid sales in Europe as many of the current government subsidies are being eliminated. What remains a challenge for OEMs in Europe is the ability to introduce AFVs at the lower price points consumers want.

2016 46

Chevy Bolt EV To Be Sold In Europe As Opel Ampera-E Electric Car

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When the first-generation Chevrolet Volt debuted just over five years ago, General Motors created a version for Europe called the Opel Ampera. Europe General Motors Opel Ampera plug-in carsIt was essentially identical to the Volt except for styling and other cosmetic differences, something that's known in the industry as "badge engineering." Now that the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car is.

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Honda: hybrids, plug-ins, fuel cells to be two-thirds of Europe sales by 2025

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Europe Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Geneva Auto Show plug-in carsHonda's green-car strategy for the next decade or so appears to be coming into greater focus. In place of its previous mild hybrids, the Japanese automaker is planning to produce much higher volumes of its two-motor hybrid powertrain, as seen first in the Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan. It also launched the Clarity Fuel Cell sedan last year, and.

2017 23

Daimler invests in ChargePoint to grow electric-car charging in Europe, joins BMW

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Europe Mercedes-Benz Daimler plug-in cars charging infrastructure ChargePoint NetworkAs automakers produce electric cars in greater numbers, public charging infrastructure will become even more crucial to lure new buyers and convince them the cars can be practical. Some automakers have already invested in charging infrastructure, while others are just starting to contemplate public charging stations for the electric cars they plan.

2017 22

Emission debate in Europe: should new EU agency test, or each nation?

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But, in Europe at least, there is some debate about which entity will. Europe emissions EUThe Volkswagen diesel scandal has brought increased scrutiny on how new cars are tested for emissions and fuel economy. VW's use of "defeat device" software to cheat on laboratory emissions tests could cause regulators to put greater emphasis on on-road emissions testing.

Audi equipping new models in Europe with Audi connect SIM

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The Audi connect SIM is a permanently installed SIM card (embedded SIM or eSIM), which customers in Europe will receive in combination with the optional Audi connect equipment package.

2016 45

Diesel sales in Europe will fall close to zero within 10 years: prediction

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But in the Europe, the issue of diesel emissions looms far larger yet. Europe emissionsIn the U.S., the Volkswagen diesel scandal was a case of an automaker betraying the trust of more than half a million owners. Diesels have represented roughly half of European car sales for decades, their good fuel economy being an asset in a region with very high fuel prices.

2017 18

BMW says electrified models exceeding sales expectations, especially in Europe

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BMW said that its electrified models continue to exceed expectations, especially in Europe. While 4% of all BMW sales in Western Europe in July were electrified vehicles, that percentage increases significantly in markets where innovative electric mobility is supported through financial and infrastructure measures.

2016 33

ICCT update finds real-world vehicle fuel economy gap continues to widen in Europe to 40%

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Peter Mock, Managing Director of ICCT Europe. Europe Fuel Efficiency Policy Regulations

2015 34

Europe diesel sales sag slightly, continuing trend since 2012

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In Europe, however, diesel has been entrenched for decades as roughly 50 percent of the market. Europe emissions sales Volkswagen diesel scandalDespite efforts by Chevrolet to step into the void left by Volkswagen, sales of diesel passenger vehicles in the U.S. may have been permanently crippled by the VW diesel emission scandal. Even before the scandal, it wasn't expected to rise much beyond.

Nissan Leaf electric car on scenic coastal, rural drives in Europe: video

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The Japanese carmaker recently released a video of its Leaf electric car driving to picturesque coastal locations throughout Europe. Europe Videos road trips plug-in carsSummer may be coming to an end, but it might still be possible to squeeze in a road trip.

BMW, Ford, Mercedes, VW Group to build electric-car fast-charging network in Europe

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Europe Daimler charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS With a slew of 200-mile electric cars planned for 2018 and later, the question of how their drivers will be able to make long-distance trips is coming to the fore in a big way. Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors laid out the template with its Supercharger network, which now numbers 327 sites in the U.S. and more than 400 sites outside.

2018 18

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

VW e-Crafter, Mercedes Urban e-truck concept: electric vans for Europe

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That is seemingly about to change, at least in Europe. Europe Trucks Mercedes-Benz plug-in cars Commercial vehicleTo realize truly significant reductions in carbon emissions, powertrain electrification will have to extend beyond just passenger cars. But electric commercial vehicles have received relatively little attention from established manufacturers. DON'T MISS: Road for electric trucks with.

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.

2017 15

Fiat is Europe’s cleanest car brand for sixth year

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Fiat has been named Europe’s cleanest car brand for 2012; a title it has now achieved for the sixth year running. Fiat JATO Dynamics Europe

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Nissan and ENEL announce V2G system, launch smart grid trials in Europe

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At the 21 st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris this week, Nissan announced the development of a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) system which will allow drivers to operate as individual energy hubs with the ability to store, use or return electricity to the grid.

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Avis Builds Largest Electric-Vehicle Lease Fleet In Europe With Latest Nissan Order

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Denmark is about to gain the largest fleet of electric cars available for lease in Europe, thanks to a deal between Nissan and Avis. The rental company will purchase 401 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans, and 60 Nissan Leaf electric cars. That will supplement an existing contingent of Leaf electric cars, and bring the total number of electric vehicles. Denmark fleet sales plug-in cars Avis Nissan e-NV200

2015 44

Nissan e-NV200 beats Renault Kangoo ZE in electric van sales in Europe

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance continues to lead all other automakers globally in sales of battery-electric cars. The Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric car in history, while the Renault Zoe now leads the European market for cars with plugs. But Renault-Nissan's electric-vehicle dominance isn't limited to passenger cars. DON'T MISS: Fuel-cell. Renault plug-in cars Renault-Nissan Nissan e-NV200

2017 28

Nissan BladeGlider arrives in Europe

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Nissan’s innovative BladeGlider concept has made its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The unique fully electric sports car with its jet-fighter like profile was first unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show back in November.

Tesla to open 30 new service centers and stores across Europe, expand Supercharger network

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Tesla will also continue rapidly expanding its Supercharger network, allowing Model S drivers to travel long distances across Europe for free. The retail, service, and Supercharger expansions come as Tesla dials up its commitment to Europe, which continues to be a priority market for the company. By the end of 2014, Tesla expects combined sales in Europe and Asia to be almost twice as high as sales in North America.

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Audi A5 is third model to run on natural gas, for Europe only

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In Europe, though, the German luxury maker Audi remains committed to natural-gas powertrains. New natural-gas passenger cars from major carmakers have disappeared from the U.S. Natural-gas options are available for large pickup trucks and vans but only exist for cars through aftermarket conversions offered by specialty firms. DON'T MISS: Renault. Geneva Motor Show natural gas CNG Geneva Auto Show alternative fuel vehicles

2017 17

€8.5M INTEGRAL thermoelectric generator project with focus on vehicles kicks off in Europe

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Three major Pilot Lines or Technology Platforms in Europe will support key industrial stakeholders in improving material performance and process parameters, which will allow them to scale-up industrial production of thermoelectric materials. The €8.5-million (US$9-million) INTEGRAL project to develop thermoelectric generator technology for application in vehicles and remote sensors has kicked off.

2017 21

Toyota to begin sales of Mirai fuel cell vehicle in Europe by September

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At the Geneva motor show, Toyota announced that it would begin sales of the new Mirai fuel cell vehicle ( earlier post ) in Europe by September. Sales of the FCV began in Japan last December.

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Air Liquide and Hyundai commit to accelerate deployment of H2 fuel cell vehicles and infrastructure in Korea and Europe

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On the occasion of this state visit, Air Liquide and Hyundai committed to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen infrastructure and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) in Korea and in Europe. In Europe, Air Liquide and Hyundai intend to further develop FCEV fleet projects such as taxis or municipal fleets. We will together move forward towards an accelerated development of Hydrogen mobility in Europe and Korea.

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Europe reveals plan to reduce car noise

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Green cars Latest news car noise Europe green cars noiseAre you sick of noisy cars interrupting your peaceful nap in the garden or even keeping you awake at night? Well, they could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a decision by the European Parliament Environment Committee.

Partners launch $51M hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and infrastructure project in Europe

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million) to supply three of its electrolyzer-based refueling stations to London under Europe’s FCH JU (Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking)-funded HyFive project. Europe Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure Automakers, hydrogen fuel suppliers, the Mayor of London’s Office and energy consultancies launched the £31-million (US$51-million) European HyFive project at City Hall in London.

Peugeot-Citroen Sells 50,000th Diesel Hybrid Car In Europe

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It''s used in four different models on sale throughout Europe--Citroen''s DS5 Hybrid4, Peugeot''s 3008 and 508 French automobile maker PSA, responsible for the Peugeot and Citroen brands, has just sold the 50,000th example of a drivetrain we''ve not yet seen in the U.S.--diesel diesel hybrids. PSA launched its diesel-hybrid system at the beginning of 2012.

Nissan introduces new 1.5L diesel in Juke in Europe; 56 mpg US

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Nissan is introducing a new 1.5-liter dCi diesel engine in the Juke in Europe. Diesel Engines Europe Fuel Efficiency Nissan Juke n-tec. Click to enlarge. The new 1.5L engine brings CO 2 emissions down to 109 g/km from 124 g/km, with fuel consumption on the combined cycle of 4.2

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Fisker’s Karma coming around in Europe

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Fisker Europe Fisker Karma SalesFisker’s European expansion continues apace with the news that car dealer group Guarnieri will exclusively import and market all Fisker vehicles in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Guarnieri has dealerships and showrooms across the region, with a large and loyal customer base and a track-record of success with premium manufacturers including BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, and McLaren. [.].

Elon Musk Talks Tesla Model X Details, Model S Upgrades, At Europe Q+A Sessions

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Tesla Motors is notoriously stingy with information about its cars and future plans, to the great frustration of news-hungry Model S owners and fans.

Europe's emission limits, small cars far from global mainstream: is this why GM sold Opel?

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German Opel and its British Vauxhall sibling have represented GM's main presence in Europe for decades, but the U.S. Europe emissions General Motors Opel vauxhall GM PSA GroupAt the 2017 Geneva auto show, General Motors announced the sale of its entire European operations—comprising factories and the Opel and Vauxhall brands—to PSA Peugeot Citroën. automaker was willing to let them go.