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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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.

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NEVS and AutoX to collaborate on large-scale RoboTaxi deployment in Europe

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The partnership is directed towards a target of deploying the first large-scale RoboTaxi pilots in Europe by the end of 2020, demonstrating and evaluating technology and design of a new vehicle type that will shape mobility for a more sustainable future.

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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.

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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 Hydrogen

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Electrified vehicles count for 7.1% of new vehicles in Europe in May; SUVs continue to dominate full market

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The Renault Zoe was the top-selling electric car in Europe last month, but the Tesla Model 3 continues to lead the year-to-date rankings. The sedan needs to continue to grab the attention of consumers in Europe, as US demand has almost peaked already.

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EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased in 2018

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With the 2021 target of 95 g CO 2 /km approaching, much faster deployment of cars with low emissions is needed across Europe, according to EEA. Emissions Europe Fuel EfficiencyAccording to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the average CO 2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) in 2018 increased for the second consecutive year, reaching 120.4 grams of CO 2 per kilometer.

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In Europe, Ford introduces Mondeo hybrid wagon, 2.0L EcoBlue diesel for Mondeo

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—Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe. Ford has sold more than 250,000 Mondeos in Europe since the fourth generation model began reaching customers in 2015. Europe Hybrids

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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.

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Porsche expanding Charging Service in Europe; more than 49,000 charging points

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Electric (Battery) Europe InfrastructureJust a few months after the launch, Porsche is expanding its charging service for plug-in and electric vehicles ( earlier post ) by five countries and additional functions. The platform now has more than 49,000 charging points in twelve countries.

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Electrified car registrations pass 100K units in Europe for 1st time in March; total reg down 3.6%; Model 3 top EV

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Last month, 19 of the 27 markets posted negative results—including the top 10 largest markets in Europe. Thanks to strong demand for the Model 3 the brand entered the top 25 best-selling brands in Europe. Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Plug-ins Sales

2019 124

EEA report finds more action needed to protect Europe’s most vulnerable citizens from air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures

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The EEA report “ Unequal exposure and unequal impacts: social vulnerability to air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures in Europe ” draws attention to the close links between social and environmental problems across Europe. Emissions Environmental Justice Europe

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Toyota to supply its hydrogen fuel cell systems technology to Caetanobus SA (Portugal) Europe

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—Dr Johan van Zyl, President and CEO, Toyota Motor Europe. Europe Fuel Cells Heavy-duty HydrogenToyota announced that it will provide its hydrogen fuel cell technology to Caetanobus SA in Portugal.

Audi introducing V2I Traffic Light Information service in Europe

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Audi is introducing the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service “Traffic Light Information” in Europe. Explaining the lagged introduction of the service in Europe, Hainzlmaier said that the challenges for the serial introduction of the service there are much greater than in the USA, where urban traffic light systems were planned over a large area and uniformly.

2019 95

US, Europe and Japan to cooperate on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

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Europe Fuel Cells Hydrogen JapanOn the sidelines of the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth, US Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette; Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Hiroshige Seko; and European Union Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Cañete signed a joint statement of future cooperation on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

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Kia brings e-Soul to Europe, upgrades Niro hybrid and PHEV

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Kia used the Geneva International Motor Show as the platform to introduce the battery-electric e-Soul to Europe, as well as to reveal new upgrades to the Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid. Electrification is a key element of Kia’s European and global growth strategy, with one in eight Kia cars sold in Europe today featuring an electrified powertrain. —Emilio Herrera, Chief Operating Officer for Kia Motors Europe. Electric (Battery) Europe

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Toyota Motor Europe achieves hybrid mix in excess of 50% in Q1

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) sold 279,000 vehicles in the first three months of 2019, achieving a hybrid electric vehicle mix in excess of 50%—one year ahead of plan. The Corolla Sedan, a favorite in Eastern Europe, Turkey and Israel, is now—for the first time—also available with a hybrid electric powertrain that represented 60% of the new model sales. The HEV share of TME sales stood at 51% across Greater Europe, and at 61% in Western Europe only.

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Volvo models across Europe to warn each other of slippery roads and hazards

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Volvo Cars is making its industry-first connected safety technology available across Europe as another step in its ambitions to improve traffic safety. Next week the features become available to Volvo drivers across Europe. With the launch of these features across Europe, Volvo Cars also reiterates its invitation to the car industry to join it in sharing anonymized data related to traffic safety across car brands. Connected vehicles Europe Safety

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New Audi A6 quattro for Europe: three diesels, all MHEVs

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Audi is launching the fourth generation of the A6 allroad quattro on European markets with a choice of three V6 TDI 3.0-liter engines. The 3.0 TDI is available in three output ratings. The first produces 170 kW (231 PS) and – from 1,750 to 3,250 rpm – 500 N·m (368.8

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Tesla Model 3 Europe’s best-selling pure EV in February in its first full month on the market

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Tesla’s Model 3 led the BEV and premium midsize sedan rankings in Europe in February, according to JATO Dynamics. Meanwhile, the Volkswagen T-Roc climbed the rankings to become the best-selling SUV in Europe, outselling the Tiguan and Qashqai. Electric (Battery) Europe

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2020 Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid arrives in Europe

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Audi released the 2020 Q5 55 TFSI e quattro—the first of its new range of plug-in hybrids—in Europe on Tuesday, with some impressive specs. miles (40 kilometers) of electric range on Europe's new WLTP driving cycle from its 14.1

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Companies form H2Bus consortium to deploy 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell buses and infrastructure in Europe

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The first phase of the project, totalling 600 buses, is supported by €40 million from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). We will offer the most affordable zero-emission bus to meet the increasing demand in the largest cities of Europe. Everfuel, Wrightbus, Ballard Power Systems, Hexagon Composites, Nel Hydrogen and Ryse Hydrogen—leading players in the hydrogen fuel cell electric value chain—are joining forces to form the H2Bus Consortium.

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Europe to mandate suite of 15 new safety features in cars, vans, trucks and buses by 2022; intelligent speed assistance and data recorder

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In May 2018, the Commission then proposed a review of the General Safety Regulation and the Pedestrian Safety Regulation, under the Third “Europe on the Move” set of actions. Europe Policy Regulations

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€7.9M Lithium Sulfur for Safe Road Electrification project launches in Europe in January

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The €7.9-million (US$8.9-million), 43-month Lithium Sulfur for Safe Road Electrification (LISA) project will launch 1 January 2019 in Europe. Batteries Electric (Battery) Europe Li-SulfurThe overall goal is to design and manufacture a lithium-sulfur technology that will enable safe electrification of EV applications.

Hyundai Kona Hybrid announced for Europe, not confirmed for US

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Hyundai announced on Monday that it will introduce a new hybrid version of its Kona small SUV in Europe. The model follows the standard Kona and the Kona Electric, which went on sale in Europe last year and in the U.S.

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Next-generation Fiat 500e electric car arrives for Europe in 2020

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The company's chief operating officer for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Pietro Gorlier, told Reuters earlier this month that the new 500 will be a dedicated electric car. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced plans to build up to 80,000 copies of a new electric Fiat 500 at the company's Mirafiori, Italy, factory starting in 2020.

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Europe launches 7-year, €1B R&D program for new metals: “Metallurgy Europe”

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Program overview of Metallurgy Europe as presented in a 2012 position paper from the ESF. European industry has launched Metallurgy Europe, a 7-year, €1-billion ($1.3-billion) R&D program in the field of metals research and manufacturing. Europe Materials Research

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JRC: Europe must take steps to boost supply of cobalt for EV batteries

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Batteries Europe MaterialsThe coming electric vehicle boom will significantly increase the demand for cobalt in the EU and globally. As a result, demand is expected to exceed supply already in 2020 and the EU must take steps to boost supply and curb demand without hindering the growth in electric vehicles, according to a new JRC (Joint Research Center) report. Cobalt is necessary for the production of the most common types of lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles.

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Tesla Model 3 earns top safety scores in Europe

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European tests have demonstrated safety levels in the Tesla Model 3 beyond those yet tested in the U.S.

2019 85

Hyundai introducing 48V mild hybrid system with 1.6L diesel in Europe

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With the additional mild hybrid powertrain for its best-selling model in Europe, Hyundai is further expanding its electrification strategy.

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BMW Group, Northvolt and Umicore partner to develop sustainable life-cycle loop for EV batteries in Europe

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The BMW Group, Northvolt and Umicore have formed a joint technology consortium in order to work closely together on the continued development of a complete and sustainable value chain for battery cells for electrified vehicles in Europe. The project is seeking to press ahead with the sustainable industrialization of battery cells in Europe and the associated acquisition of skills, from cell chemistry and development through to production and ultimately recycling.

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New Hyundai Tucson in Europe features 48 V mild hybrid diesel powertrain

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The New Hyundai Tucson for Europe, which enters production this month, will be equipped with a fuel-efficient 48 V mild hybrid powertrain. The New Tucson is designed and built in Europe. —Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe.

2018 85

ICCT/TNO study: Real-world vehicle fuel consumption discrepancy widens to 42% in Europe

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—Uwe Tietge, a researcher at ICCT Europe and lead author of the study. Europe Fuel Efficiency Regulations

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Honda bringing CR-V hybrid to Europe; reveal at the Geneva Motor Show

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The company showed a CR-V hHybrid prototype for Europe at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017. Europe HybridsHonda will reveal the European production version of the all-new CR-V at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

2018 95

Honda plans all-electrified lineup for Europe by 2025

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At the Geneva auto show on Tuesday, Honda announced plans to bring a fully-electrified lineup to Europe by 2025. The plan includes hybrids, such as the CR-V Hybrid that Honda sells in Europe now, as well as plug-in and fully electric cars. That's different, of course, than selling only fully electric cars. Honda expects full hybrid technology to. Geneva Auto Show

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

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€106M JIVE 2 project launches in Europe; 152 fuel cell buses across 14 European cities

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In Europe, the JIVE 2 project (Second Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe) launched this week. For most of these cities, this will be the first venture into fuel cell bus operation and they will be supported in their endeavor by a number of seasoned industry experts as well as industry grouping Hydrogen Europe. Thanks to FCH JU projects such as JIVE and JIVE 2, we are proud to keep Europe in the leadership of this innovative technology.

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EEA: no improvements on average CO2 emissions from new cars registered in 2017 in Europe

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Emissions Europe Fuel Efficiency Market BackgroundEfforts to improve the fuel efficiency of new cars sold in the European Union (EU) stalled in 2017 compared to 2016, according to provisional data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

2018 95

Tesla Model 3 could charge faster in Europe, charging network results suggest

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Deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 in Europe have just started. Europe charging Fast Charging Combo ConnectorSo too have some accounts of the most significant difference included in European-market versions of the electric sedan: their CCS Combo DC fast charging port. One of those first accounts has come from the European charging network Fastned, which already operates many stations with.

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Diesel new vehicle market share in Europe in February dropped to 39.5%; SUVs still driving growth

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million units registered in Europe in 2018 so far, according to figures from JATO Dynamics. However, 13 of Europe’s 27 markets posted declines in February, so future growth for the industry could become dependent on a select few markets. Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Sales

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New Audi A6 quattro for Europe: three diesels, all MHEVs

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Audi is launching the fourth generation of the A6 allroad quattro on European markets with a choice of three V6 TDI 3.0-liter engines. The 3.0 TDI is available in three output ratings. The first produces 170 kW (231 PS) and – from 1,750 to 3,250 rpm – 500 N·m (368.8 lb-ft) of torque, sufficient for the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (0–62.1 mph) in 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 The WLTP values correlate to an NEDC fuel consumption for the A6 allroad quattro 45 TDI of 5.9–5.8

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Volkswagen starts pre-booking for ID.3 EV in Europe; ID.3 1ST special edition

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Volkswagen started pre-booking in Europe for the first model in its new full-electric ID. The most important markets in Europe for the ID.3 family, now officially named the ID.3. With immediate effect, potential customers can register for an early production slot for the ID.3

2019 96

Toyota to launch a new LCV product offensive in Europe, including BEV versions

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Toyota outlined ambitious growth plans for its light commercial vehicle (LCV) business in Europe. This goal will be supported by a strengthened LCV model line-up and a new brand, Toyota Professional. The introduction of the new PROACE CITY will expand Toyota LCV presence to Compact Duty Vans (CDVs). Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) versions of PROACE and PROACE CITY to be introduced from 2020.

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