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

2018 132

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.

2018 139

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.

2018 113

BMW sets up end-to-end battery recycling in Europe

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The company announced on Monday that it formed a partnership with Northvolt, which is building Europe's largest battery factory for electric cars in Sweden. Teaming with a new Norwegian battery supplier and a Belgian recycling company, BMW is aiming to build a fully sustainable future battery supply chain. At the same time BMW is working with. Battery recycling

2018 87

Renault plans Europe's largest battery storage network

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European electric-carmaker Renault plans to build the continent's largest stationary battery storage network next year using old electric-car batteries. Renault announced on Tuesday that it will install used (and some new) electric car batteries in three locations: two Renault factories in France, and the site of a former coal-fired power plant in. Batteries power grid

2018 83

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.

2018 95

Kia Niro Electric range rated at 301-miles in Europe

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It has now been rated at far more than that in Europe. When it introduced the Kia Niro EV in Korea in June, the company said it would go 236 miles on a charge. Kia on Tuesday said that the car earned a rating of 301 miles on the new Worldwide Harmonized Light-Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). The news was first reported by the Express, in Britain

2018 87

Tesla will soon be compatible with all DC fast charging—in Europe

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When the Tesla Model 3 arrives in Europe in early 2019, it will carry a special toolkit: the ability to charge—quickly—in more places than any other electric vehicle. Tesla revealed this week that Model 3 sedans sold in Europe will come with a CCS charge port (inlet). Full compatibility with the standard will be assured with the. Supercharger Tesla Supercharger

2018 52

Groupe Renault launching project to build biggest energy stationary storage system from EV batteries in Europe

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Groupe Renault is launching its “Advanced Battery Storage” program, which aims to build the biggest energy stationary storage system using EV batteries yet designed in Europe by 2020 (power: 70 MW / energy: 60MWh).

2018 128

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

2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatchback debuts in Geneva for Europe

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Europe Geneva Motor Show Auris Geneva Auto Show Toyota Auris HybridRemember hatchbacks? Actually, come to think of it. remember passenger cars? You know, the sedans and wagons and hatchbacks that don't have all-wheel drive and aren't jacked up 6 to 9 inches off the ground? They used to roam this fair land of ours, but lately, they seem to have been routed by crossover utility vehicles and SUVs and trucks of.

2018 65

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

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

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.

2015 106

MIT study finds real-world NOx from diesels cars in Europe greatly exceeds laboratory levels; transboundary emissions cause 70% of health impacts

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A new study by MIT researchers, published this month in Atmospheric Environment , finds that in Europe, 10 major auto manufacturers produced diesel cars, sold between 2000 and 2015, that generate up to 16 times more NO x emissions on the road than in regulatory tests—a level that exceeds European limits but does not violate any EU laws. The researchers estimate that these excess emissions will cause approximately 2,700 premature deaths per year across Europe.

2018 91

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

2014 106

Europe commits to 35 percent CO2 cut by 2030, after dire UN climate report

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Transportation is the only sector in Europe whose emissions of Following a U.N. report on Monday that concluded world leaders have only two decades to end emissions of greenhouse gases or suffer catastrophic climate change, the European Union took just 13 hours to announce plans to cut emissions from cars and trucks a further 35 percent by 2030.

2018 85

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

2018 91

€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.

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

2016 130

ACEA study finds cost still strong deterrent for EV uptake across Europe; calls for “realistic” targets recognizing affordability

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The new ACEA data not only show a clear split in electric car sales between Central-Eastern and Western Europe, but also a pronounced North-South divide (eg Greece 0.2%, Italy 0.2% Electric (Battery) Europe Plug-ins Policy

2018 85

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

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Electric (Battery) Europe Fuel Cells Hybrids Market Background Plug-ins

2015 162

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.

2016 103

Honda unveils Urban EV Concept, production version in 2019; electrified technology for every new model launched in Europe

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The production version of the car will go onsale in Europe in 2019, he added. Hachigo also said that Honda was committed to introducing electrified technology for every new model launched in Europe. In Europe, the target year is 2025, as interest is particularly strong.

2017 106

2018 Ford Fiesta minicar unveiled in Europe; U.S. plans unclear

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So while a redesigned 2018 Ford Fiesta debuted in Europe earlier this week, Ford appears to be taking its time on plans for a U.S. Europe EcoBoost subcompactSubcompact cars aren't getting much attention from buyers in the U.S. these days, but they remain a hot commodity in other markets. launch. The current generation is sold here, but Ford did not discuss U.S.

2016 67

JATO: new car CO2 emissions rise for the first time in a decade in Europe; diesel down, gasoline up, SUVs up

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Average CO 2 emissions generated by new cars in Europe increased during 2017—the first rise in 10 years— according to a new analysis by JATO Dynamics. g/km in 2017, SUVs contributed to the overall increase of average CO 2 emissions in Europe.

2018 110

Toyota phasing out diesel in passenger cars in Europe, keeping diesel for commercial vehicles

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—Johan van Zyl, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe. Diesel Europe HybridsBuoyed by strong European customer demand for hybrid versions on its core models, Toyota will phase out diesel engines from all its passenger cars in 2018. In 2017, hybrids represented 41% of Toyota’s European total sales, rising +38% year-on-year to 406,000 units. In contrast, Toyota’s diesel mix on passenger cars was less than 10% in 2017.

2018 73

Study finds between 87 to 98% of ships following the new sulfur regulations in northern Europe

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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have shown that between 87 and 98 percent of ships comply with the tougher regulations for sulfur emissions that were introduced in northern Europe in 2015. Emissions Europe Fuels Ports and Marine Regulations

2018 78

T&E report: electric cars sales in Europe doubled in 2015; now at 1% market share

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Roughly 145,000 new electric vehicles (EV) were sold in Europe in 2015—double the 2014 tally, according to a recent T&E report. The electromobility revolution is underway and Europe is well placed to take a leading position.

2016 93

SAIC introduces large electric panel van in Europe: Maxus EV80

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SAIC Mobility Europe, a division of China’s largest vehicle manufacturer, SAIC, is introducing the Maxus light commercial vehicle brand. SAIC Mobility Europe was formally established in Luxembourg. —Pieter Gabriëls, Managing Director of SAIC Mobility Europe.

2017 91

Tesla Model 3s in Europe, Cadillac plug-in exit, solid-state holdup: Today's Car News

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Tesla Model 3s will get Combo charge ports in Europe. California electric-car drivers should look for new purple carpool stickers in January. Panasonic isn't buying solid-state battery hype. And Tesla's results show the effectiveness of carrots over sticks. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla has begun opening up orders for the Model 3

2018 41

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.

2017 57

BMW, Mercedes, Ford, VW, Audi launch Ionity high-power fast charging across Europe

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A group of automakers in Europe announced on Friday they will launch "Ionity," a network of high-power fast-charging stations to build out the continent's infrastructure for electric-car travel. Europe Charging station charging infrastructure Fast ChargingWhen it's finished in 2020, Ionity will include 400 charging stations across multiple countries, supporting all electric cars that adhere to the Combined.

2017 64

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

2016 63

OnStar comes to Europe

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Opel said that its OnStar subscribers in Europe will be in complete control of their data and the Opel OnStar services they receive. Opel introduced Opel OnStar at the Geneva Motor Show; OnStar will roll out across the company’s passenger car range from August 2015. The first introduction wave will see Opel OnStar introduced in 13 European markets with additional European markets following later.

2015 71

BMW introducing new X5 plug-in hybrid in Europe in 2019, US in 2020

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BMW will introduce a new X5 plug-in hybrid, the BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance, in Europe in 2019, to be followed by a US model in 2020. The BMW X5 xDrive40e, introduced in 2015, was the first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand. Earlier post.)

2018 99

$70M H2ME project launches in Europe to deploy 325 fuel cell vehicles and 29 refueling stations

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A large coalition of European partners has launched the €63-million (US$70-million) project Hydrogen Mobility Europe ( H2ME ). Europe Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure

2015 117

ChargePoint users can now access networks in Canada, Europe

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Plugging in an electric car should be as easy as making a call on a cell phone—only it isn't always. Now a series of new agreements—similar to cell-phone roaming agreements that let users make calls on other networks—are beginning to make that easier. The latest, announced Tuesday morning, is an agreement between ChargePoint. Charging Networks

2018 58

Shell buys its first electric car charging station firm in Europe

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Europe plug-in cars Shell Charging station charging infrastructureEven oil companies have begun to realize the future will not be nearly as reliant on fossil fuels, and Royal Dutch Shell is moving to safeguard its future business. The Dutch oil company acquired NewMotion, an electric-car charging station firm, for an undisclosed price. DON'T MISS: Shell fuel stations in U.K., Netherlands to add electric-car.

2017 72

Nouryon, Tata Steel, Port of Amsterdam to study feasibility of largest green H2 cluster in Europe; 100 MW water electrolysis facility

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Europe Hydrogen Hydrogen ProductionNouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals), Tata Steel and the Port of Amsterdam have joined together to study the feasibility of a large green hydrogen cluster in the Amsterdam region. The three parties consider green hydrogen as vital for reaching climate targets and building a more circular economy—e.g., by combining it with emissions from steel manufacture to make new products.

2018 64

48-volt mild hybrids heading toward ubiquity in Europe as diesel declines

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Public concerns over diesel cars, and their ebbing sales, have become a well-documented phenomenon in Europe after decades of popularity. Europe mild hybrid start-stop system 48-Volt mild hybridWhen the VW diesel scandal exposed deliberate cheating, and real-world testing revealed that no virtually no diesels certified for sale actually met emission limits, automakers across the industry adopted rapid.

2017 62

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.

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