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.

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$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

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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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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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Europe plans “EU Battery Alliance” to establish full large-scale battery development and production; strategic plan next year

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The European Union is beginning efforts to establish a full value chain of advanced batteries in Europe, with large-scale Li-ion battery cell production, and the circular economy, at the core. European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, who is in charge of the Energy Union, organized a high-level meeting on battery development and production in Europe this past Wednesday in Brussels. It needs a Europe-wide approach. Batteries Europe

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Hybrid and electric cars account for 7.5% of Kia 1H 2017 Europe sales, up from 1% in 2016

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Kia Motors posted its best six-month sales period in Europe, with half-year sales surpassing 250,000 for the first time in the company’s history. of European sales so far this year, up from just one per cent in the first six months of 2016, according to Michael Cole, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Europe. Vehicles with all-electric or electrified powertrains represent the greatest area of growth for Kia sales in Europe. Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Sales

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Skeleton Technologies and Sumitomo Corporation Europe sign agreement to distribute graphene-based ultracapacitors

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Skeleton Technologies signed a distribution agreement with Sumitomo Corporation Europe with the aim of providing energy storage solutions for the rapidly growing hybrid electric and electric vehicle industry. — Hidenori Eto, GM of Warsaw office of Sumitomo Corporation Europe Limited. We are excited to announce the agreement with Sumitomo Corporation Europe, it was a natural fit from the start.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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AKASOL to showcase high-performance battery systems for e-buses at Busworld Europe; expanding production

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At Busworld Europe in Belgium later this month, AKASOL will present its AKASYSTEM OEM battery system as a complete roof installation including the chiller and other additional components.

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First China-built Volvo S90 sedans arrive in Europe via rail link

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Volvo Cars has become the first automaker in the world to export China-made cars to Europe by train via China’s new “One Belt, One Road” trade initiative. The cars have been transported to Belgium via the recently opened, China-Europe railway link.

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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.

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Renault Zoe still dominates Europe electric-car sales; longer range boosts sales

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Europe sales France New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan Renault ZoeAsk a North American driver to name companies that make electric cars, and you'll probably hear Tesla, maybe Nissan, and perhaps Chevy or BMW or Toyota. Chinese drivers may be more likely to say BYD (and perhaps Tesla), but Europeans will likely name Renault. And Tesla.) The Renault Zoe, now in its fifth year but entirely unknown to U.S.

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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

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.

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Every diesel brand in Europe emits more than VW, says new report

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Europe emissions EU Study Volkswagen diesel scandalIt's been a year since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that Volkswagen used illegal "defeat device" software that allowed its diesel cars to cheat emissions tests. The VW diesel scandal may be just the beginning, though. Because while Volkswagen continues to negotiate with regulators and customers in the U.S., it seems that.

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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.

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Honda expanding engagement of startups in Detroit, Japan, China and Europe

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Honda Innovations is expanding its global open innovation program for early-stage innovators to Detroit, Japan, China, and Europe. With our expanded collaboration in Detroit, Japan, China, and Europe, Honda will be in an even stronger position to discover emerging technologies and establish partnerships to help create new value for our customers. Modeled on the Honda Xcelerator program in Mountain View, Calif.,

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.

German Chancellor Merkel rejects electric-car quotas for Europe: 'not well thought out'

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the country's leader, has detailed why she believes electric-car quotas are not a viable answer to emission and other issues plaguing Europe. Europe emissions government Germany plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) transportation policyMerkel, a member of the conservative Christian Democratic Union, instead urged a much bigger-picture strategy, rather than a demand that more Europeans simply move to.

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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UBS study predicts electric-car cost parity in Europe could arrive by 2018

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Europe costs plug-in cars Prices ownership costsWith the prospect of multiple long-range electric cars hitting the market over the next few years, the prediction market is in full swing. Battery costs have fallen faster than predicted eight years ago, and virtually every carmaker plans to introduce at least one battery-electric vehicle with 200 miles of range or more. The Chevrolet Bolt EV.

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.

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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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.

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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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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

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.

Europe's tougher new emissions, fuel-economy tests should be closer to real-world results

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Fuel-economy ratings for cars sold in Europe have long been wildly unrealistic, sometimes more than 30 percent more optimistic than real-world consumption figures. Europe Diesels emissions EU Fuel Economy Vehicle TestingToday, that will change. As of September 1, two new and more stringent testing regimes are to be used for certifying new vehicles going on sale in European Union countries. DON'T MISS.

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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.

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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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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Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV being built now; Europe launch this year, U.S. in 2018

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While Audi and Mercedes-Benz have trumpeted the electric crossover utility vehicles they will offer in 2018 and 2019, a smaller competitor is keeping pace with the German giants. The British brand Jaguar won praise for the design of its I-Pace electric SUV on its debut at last November's Los Angeles auto show. Now, that vehicle is already in pilot. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV