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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 Volvo XC40 PHEV - The smallest of Volvo's PHEV lineup is now the the continent's favorite PHEV , as the Swedish carmaker sees their plugin hybrid versions as just another trimline in Europe, facilitating sales, especially of the XC40, that sits at the heart of the hot compact SUV category.

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.

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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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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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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Nikola, IVECO, OGE to collaborate on hydrogen pipeline network in Europe; support for FCEV fueling locations

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Europe Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen InfrastructureNikola Corporation, IVECO and OGE have entered into a letter of intent for a collaboration to establish a business structure for transporting hydrogen via pipeline network from production sources to hydrogen fueling stations in support of fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The collaboration is expected to enable cost-effective distribution of hydrogen from production to storage and fueling locations in Germany to serve industry needs.

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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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New Nissan Qashqai in Europe to offer 12V MHEV and upgraded e-POWER powertrains

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Supporting Nissan’s goal of achieving 50% electrified sales in Europe by 2024, the new Nissan Qashqai will not only be available with a 1.3 —Marco Fioravanti, Vice President, Product Planning, Nissan Automotive Europe. POWER drive system to Europe.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Toyota Motor Europe strengthens strategic alliance with CaetanoBus and Finlog in fuel cell bus business

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Toyota Caetano Portugal (TCAP), the joint venture of Toyota Motor Europe (TME) and Salvador Caetano, strengthened its strategic alliance with CaetanoBus and Finlog by becoming the direct shareholder of the two Portuguese companies.

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DHL Express purchases 100 Fiat E-Ducato electric vans; 14,000 e-vehicles in delivery fleet across Europe by 2030

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In line with the recently launched Sustainability Roadmap of DPDHL Group, DHL Express plans to have more than 14,000 electric vans in operation in Europe by 2030 to reduce their carbon emissions.

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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Europe February 2021

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4 Volvo XC40 PHEV - The smallest of Volvo's PHEV lineup is now the PHEV du jour in Europe, as the carmaker sees their plugin hybrid versions as just another trimline in Europe, facilitating sales across its lineup, especially of the XC40, that sits at the heart of the hot compact SUV category.

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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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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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 Infrastructure

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Genesis to enter Europe with luxury EVs

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Korean luxury brand and Hyundai spin-off will bring three EVs to Europe, including the UK

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).

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Europe January 2021

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EuropePHEVs shine in disrupted market The European passenger plug-in market registered 112,000 registrations in January (+50% YoY), with PHEVs (+85%) growing faster than BEVs (+18%), with PHEVs starting the year ahead of BEVs (42% BEVs / 58% PHEVs).

H24All project seeks to build Europe’s first 100 MW alkaline electrolyzer plant

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The H24All project, led by a consortium of fifteen partners, has presented an application for European Green Deal funding to develop Europe’s first 100 megawatt (MW) alkaline electrolyzer plant, which will be connected to a Repsol industrial site. The economic and business-modelling case will provide quantitative evidence that will reduce the risk for other hydrogen infrastructure deployment across Europe.

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T&E: Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands lead deployments of zero-emission buses in Europe

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Denmark leads the way when it comes to putting zero-emission urban buses on the streets in Europe, with 78% of new vehicles being electric, according to the latest data from green NGO Transport & Environment.

Rosatom and EDF Group partner to develop green hydrogen in Russia and Europe

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Russian Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation and the EDF Group signed a strategic cooperation agreement in March 2021 to develop green hydrogen in Russia and Europe. In particular, the EDF and Rosatom agreement aims to develop initiatives in the sectors of mobility and industrial complex decarbonization, and anticipates research and development cooperation on new CO 2 -neutral hydrogen technologies. Hydrogen energy is one of Rosatom’s R&D priorities.

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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%. Batteries Bus China EuropeContemporary Amperex Technology Co.

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