Toyota Europe establishes Fuel Cell Business Group

Green Car Congress

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

2020 338

Get H2 partners propose green hydrogen pipeline in Europe

Green Car Congress

Seven companies from the GET H2 initiative in Europe want to build a cross-border pipeline for green hydrogen. Europe Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Infrastructure

Europe 275

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

Toyota Motor Europe invests in EODev to expand hydrogen solutions

Green Car Congress

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.

Europe 398

Equinor, RWE join Europe’s biggest green hydrogen project: NortH2-project

Green Car Congress

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.

2020 274

EEA reports sharp decrease in CO2 emissions of new cars in Europe in 2020

Green Car Congress

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published its provisional data about the CO 2 emissions of newly registered passenger cars and vans in Europe in 2020. 2020 car registrations by fuel type in Europe. million new vans registered in Europe in 2020 with average emissions of 157.7

Europe 232

Toyota moves mobility services in Europe under Cologne-based KINTO Europe

Green Car Congress

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.

Europe 179

Constellium planning aluminum recycling investment in Europe

Green Car Congress

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

Europe 184

Hyundai ships 10 XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty truck to Europe for commercial use

Green Car Congress

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

2020 387

ACEA publishes interactive map showing hydrogen truck refueling stations needed in Europe by 2025 and 2030

Green Car Congress

The European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) has published an interactive map showing the number of truck-specific hydrogen refueling stations required in Europe (the 27 EU member states plus the UK) by 2025 and 2030 for each country.

Europe 227

EEA final data shows average car CO2 emissions in Europe kept increasing in 2019

Green Car Congress

Average emissions from new passenger cars in Europe increased for the third consecutive year in 2019, reaching 122.3?grams Emissions Europe Market Background Salesgrams of carbon dioxide per kilometrer (g?CO CO 2 /km), according to the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) final data.

2019 232

BMW introduces iX3 electric SUV; destined for China and Europe

Green Car Congress

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.

2020 292

Volkswagen Group and bp to partner to expand ultra-fast electric vehicle charging across Europe

Green Car Congress

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

Europe 269

Hybrids represented 52% of all Toyota Motor Europe sales in 2019; 63% in West Europe

Green Car Congress

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

2020 227

New battery-electric vehicles take 5.7% share in Europe in Q1; hybrids 18.4%, gasoline 42.2% , diesel 23.2%

Green Car Congress

Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Market Background Plug-ins SalesIn the first quarter of 2021, hybrid electric vehicles made up 18.4%

Europe 265

New industry collaboration for hydrogen trucking at mass-market scale in Europe: H2Accelerate

Green Car Congress

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

2020 231

Tesla enables free Supercharging for sites affected by the floods in Europe


Tesla has temporarily enabled free Supercharging for owners in select areas in the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium to help them get to safer locations after the floods in Europe. . The floods in Europe hit parts of western Germany before moving to Belgium and the Netherlands.

New Honda Jazz to be sold across Europe with standard hybrid powertrain

Green Car Congress

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

2020 330

JRC report assesses R&I in low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT) in Europe; €2.3B spent from 2007-2020

Green Car Congress

The European Commission’s Joint Research Center recently published a report analyzing research and innovation (R&I) in low-emission alternative energy for transport in Europe. Europe Fuels Market Background Research

Europe 209

IDTechEx: Sales of electric motorcycles in Europe grew 50% y-o-y in 2020

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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.

Europe 222

BYD secures Europe’s largest single order for electric buses to date: 259 eBuses for Keolis

Green Car Congress

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

2019 303

ACEA: electric buses made up 4% of new bus registrations in Europe in 2019

Green Car Congress

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.

2020 313

BYD sets out EV expansion strategy for Europe; Tang SUV heading to Norway first

Green Car Congress

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

2020 241

In Europe, industry and environmentalists call for binding targets for infrastructure for zero-emission trucks

Green Car Congress

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

Europe 195

ArcelorMittal Europe to produce “green steel” starting in 2020

Green Car Congress

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.

2020 275

Start of sales for the VW Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE PHEVs in Europe

Green Car Congress

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).

2020 274

Roskill: Europe will still need to import more than 50% of Li-ion cathode materials from Asia by 2025

Green Car Congress

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

Asia 209

Passenger car registrations in Europe rise in September for the first time this year

Green Car Congress

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%

2020 240

Shell starts up Europe’s largest PEM green hydrogen electrolyzer; 10MW, expansion to 100 MW

Green Car Congress

Europe’s largest PEM hydrogen electrolyzer, has begun operations at Shell’s Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland, producing green hydrogen. The Refhyne project is at the forefront of the effort to produce green hydrogen in Europe.

Pre-sales begin for Volkswagen Tiguan PHEV SUV in Europe

Green Car Congress

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.

2020 281

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

Green Car Congress

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.

Europe 222

Moscow launches its 500th electric bus; largest electric bus fleet in Europe

Green Car Congress

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.

2020 412

Europe is moving at two speeds on EV adoption

Green Car Reports

Electric-car sales are surging in Europe, but only in richer countries, recent analyses have shown. Data from the ACEA industry lobbying group showed overall car sales in Europe dropping. Europe

2020 140

JATO Dynamics: 17% of new passenger car registrations in Europe in April were electrified

Green Car Congress

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%).

2020 259

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2020 209

Porsche opens Europe’s most powerful rapid-charging park in Leipzig; 7MW, all renewable energy

Green Car Congress

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

2020 281

FLITE consortium building Europe’s first Alcohol-to-Jet plant; Lanzatech technology

Green Car Congress

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

Europe 204

Toyota Motor Europe to supply fuel cell modules for train project as member of FCH2RAIL consortium

Green Car Congress

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

Europe 175

JATO: registrations in Europe for electrified vehicles overtook diesel in September for first time

Green Car Congress

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.

2020 209

European project working to establish basis for standardization of methanol fuels in Europe

Green Car Congress

A current research project is working to establish the technical basis for standardization of methanol fuels in Europe. Engines Europe Fuels Methanol

2020 232

PSA and Total create JV for manufacture of EV batteries in Europe; €5B investment

Green Car Congress

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).

2020 236

Europe March 2021

EV Sales

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.

Toyota Motor Europe sold 578,400 vehicles 1H 2019; 52% hybrids

Green Car Congress

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.

2019 205