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 161

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 136

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

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

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.

2019 73

JRC: e-vehicle market in Europe is slowly gaining momentum, but breakthrough is needed

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A new European Joint Research Center (JRC) analysis on the deployment of electric vehicles (EV) in Europe concludes that although the sector evolved significantly between 2010 and 2017, progress is still small to be characterized as full-scale commercialization.

2018 111

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

2019 119

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

2019 116

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

2019 80

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.

2019 75

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

2019 86

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

2019 71

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.

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

2019 99

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

2019 105

€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 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.

2019 124

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 95

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.

2018 86

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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Hyundai introduces enhanced IONIQ in Europe; BEV gets 38.3 kWh pack

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Hyundai Motor is introducing connectivity and design enhancements for the new IONIQ in Europe. As of its launch in 2016, IONIQ was the world’s first car planned from the start to offer three electrified powertrains: hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric. New Hyundai IONIQ Electric.

2019 100

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 94

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

2019 80

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 84

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 94

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 129

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

Study: air pollution causes 800,000 extra deaths a year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide

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Air pollution could be causing double the number of excess deaths a year in Europe than has been estimated previously, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal. Estimated excess mortality attributed to air pollution in Europe, and the contributing disease categories.

2019 90

Ford Europe reveals Transit Smart Energy Concept; maximizing EV efficiency and range

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—Kilian Vas, project leader, Vehicle Architecture, Ford of Europe. Ford has revealed the new Transit Smart Energy Concept—a one-of-a-kind 10-seater minibus that is helping the company explore solutions for maximizing the energy efficiency and driving range of electrified vehicles.

2019 100

€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 84

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 94

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 89

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.

2019 66

Ballard Power Systems establishing a Marine Center of Excellence in Europe for fuel cell applications

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Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S—a subsidiary of Ballard Power Systems, Inc.—is —is establishing a Marine Center of Excellence (Marine CoE) dedicated to fuel cell marine applications at the company’s engineering, manufacturing and service facility in Hobro, Denmark.

2019 90

Ford Europe bringing 48V mild hybrid tech to Tourneo van; new diesel engines

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Ford Europe will introduce more powerful and fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engines, new 48V EcoBlue mild Hybrid powertrains; and driver assistance technologies including Active Park Assist in the enhanced Ford Tourneo Custom people-mover from mid-2019.

2019 108

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 127

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 84

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 105

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

Europe/US team: transitioning to a low-carbon world will create new rivalries, winners and losers

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In an opinion piece in the journal Nature , a team from the US and Europe suggests that the transition to a low-carbon world will create new rivalries, winners and losers, and that it is therefore necessary to put geopolitics at the heart of debates about the energy transition. Europe lags behind China and the United States because its single market remains less integrated.

2019 73

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

Tesla reports sales down, citing delivery challenges in China and Europe

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Europe China sales Tesla Motors Car SalesTesla claims that its Model 3 electric sedan again in the first quarter of the year outsold all other mid-size sedans from what it considers premium brands—selling 60 percent more units than the closest runner-up. That’s the good news from the California electric car maker, in a production and deliveries update released Wednesday.

2019 58

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.

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