Europe is moving at two speeds on EV adoption

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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

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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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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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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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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).

2020 94

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. The operating range is up to 460 kilometers (285 miles) in the statutory new WLTP test cycle (up to 520 kilometers [323 miles] in the NEDC test cycle).

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Amazon will buy 1,800 Mercedes electric vans for Europe

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Amazon will buy more than 1,800 Mercedes-Benz electric vans for use in Europe, the two companies announced Friday. The order includes 600 medium-size eVito vans and more than 1,200 larger eSprinter vans, Mercedes said.

2020 88

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

2020 132

BNEF: China dominates the Li-ion battery supply chain, but Europe is on the rise

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The next decade will be particularly interesting as Europe and the US try to create their own battery champions to challenge Asian incumbents who are already building capacity in both places.

2020 112

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

2019 121

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

2020 112

Aiways U5: First electric car from a Chinese EV startup to deliver in Europe?

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Among them, Always claims to be the first to look beyond its home market, shipping cars to Europe. China has grown into the world's largest market for electric cars, leading to the creation of many homegrown startups.

2020 90

Total, Groupe PSA forming JV to produce EV batteries in Europe; €5B program; €200M pilot plant at Saft Nersac

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Energy major Total, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Saft, and Groupe PSA with Opel, intend to establish a joint venture named Automotive Cell Company (ACC) to develop EV battery manufacturing in Europe. Batteries Electric (Battery) Europe Manufacturing

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Volkswagen’s WeShare electric car-charing expands in Europe, fleet to increase to 8,400 EVs

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The objective is to pool the VOD offerings of the Volkswagen Group and to make them available in major cities throughout Europe. Car Sharing Electric (Battery) Europe Vehicle Manufacturers

2020 108

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. All alternatively-powered vehicles (APV) combined accounted for 15.0% of the EU bus market in 2019, with electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECV) making up 4.0% of total new bus registrations, according to the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association).

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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.

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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. In November 2019, BYD announced its intention to bring electric trucks to Europe at the end of 2020 to complement the well-established sales and supply of BYD eBuses right across Europe. —Isbrand Ho, Managing Director, BYD Europe.

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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

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

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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 82

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%). Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids SalesVolume fell from 1.34 million units in April 2019 to 292,600 vehicles in April 2020, according to JATO Dynamics.

2020 79

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.

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Base Jaguar I-Pace arrives for Europe: Lower price, but no more range

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The Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover is getting a new base model—in Europe, at least. The new EV320 model gets the same 90-kilowatt-hour battery pack as the current I-Pace (dubbed EV400 in Europe), with the same range, according to Jaguar's Netherlands media site.

2020 73

EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased again in 2019

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Zero- and low-emission vehicles must be deployed much faster across Europe to achieve the stricter targets that apply from 2020, EEA said. Emissions Europe Market Background2 -emissions-from-new-cars-vans-2019">According to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), average CO 2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU), Iceland, Norway and the United Kingdom (UK), increased in 2019, for the third consecutive year.

2020 73

Germany on track to become biggest electric vehicle market in Europe

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EuropeUp until the past year, Norway was seen as a fringe case for electric-vehicle adoption, a nation in which widespread incentives had led to a situation in which there are more electric-car owners and drivers, per capita, than anywhere else in the world.

2019 81

Air bp and Neste agree to offer a five-fold increase in volume of sustainable aviation fuel in Europe

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Air bp will make the Neste-produced SAF available at selected airports in Europe, with deliveries to airports including Stockholm (ARN) and Oslo (OSL) expected to begin in the coming weeks. Aviation Bio-hydrocarbons Europe Fuels Market Background

2020 68

Jeep Renegade 4xe, Compass 4xe PHEV order books open in Europe

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Jeep is taking orders in Europe for the Renegade 4xe and Compass 4xe plug-in hybrids ( earlier post )—the first electrified Jeep models in the EMEA Region. The Jeep 4xe models will debut in Jeep showrooms across Europe in September with three trim levels: ‘Limited’, ‘S’ and ‘Trailhawk’, two power levels—190 or 240 hp—a suite of technology and safety features, exclusive new e-driving functions, and public and home charging solutions with the easyWallbox.

2020 68

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%. Through this cooperation, CATL is able to offer flexible solutions and full life cycle services to electric bus customers in Europe. As an importer, Quantron AG is authorized as CATL’s dealer to supply batteries in Europe. Batteries Bus China Europe

2020 68

Volkswagen ID.3 EV sales open to public in Europe on 20 July

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Electric (Battery) Europe Market Background SalesFour weeks after the start of ordering for the limited ID.3 1ST for pre-bookers, Volkswagen is opening the ordering system to the public on 20 July 2020. Customers in many European countries will be able to choose from seven pre-configured ID.3 models at dealerships and to order the appropriate charging equipment at the same time. Buyers will benefit from attractive concessions for charging via WeCharge for up to 3 years.

2020 68

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.

ACEA: plug-in vehicles take 6.8% market share in Europe in Q1 2020; HEVs at 9.4%

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In the first quarter of 2020, the electrically-chargeable vehicle segment in Europe significantly increased its market share, rising to 6.8% (from 2.5% Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Market Background Salesin Q1 2019) against the backdrop of the overall decline in passenger car registrations due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

2020 68

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

T&E study finds cruise ships emitting 10x more SOx in Europe port cities than all Europe’s 260M cars

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An in-house study by environmental NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) has found that the luxury cruise brands owned by Carnival Corporation & PLC emitted in 2017 in European seas alone 10 times more SO x than all of Europe’s 260+ million passenger vehicles. Spain, Italy, Greece, France and Norway are the most exposed countries to cruise ship air pollution in Europe. Cruise ships also emit NO x equivalent to 15% of Europe’s car fleet every year.

2019 112

Honda expanding partnership with SNAM on second-life batteries and battery recycling in Europe

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Honda Motor Europe is expanding its battery recycling partnership with SNAM (Société Nouvelle d’Affinage des Métaux) to advance the sustainable usability of its end-of-life traction batteries. —Tom Gardner, Senior Vice President at Honda Motor Europe. Batteries Europe Recycling

2020 68

EEA data show air pollution goes down as Europe takes hard measures to combat coronavirus

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The EEA monitors Europe’s air quality through a network of more than 4,000 local air pollution measurement stations across Europe. Displaying up-to-date information for Europe, users can gain insights into the air quality in individual countries, regions and cities. Although emissions of air pollutants have decreased substantially in Europe over recent decades, poor air quality continues to harm human health and the environment.

2020 68

Demand for battery electric vehicles in Europe doubles in July; growth driven by Tesla and Renault

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of the market share and its volume grew by 25% due to the strong result of the T-Cross, which sold 12,600 units and become Europe’s 5 th best-selling small SUV. Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Plug-ins SalesDespite continuing economic uncertainty and diminishing consumer confidence, the European car market registered growth in July 2019, as registrations were up by 1.2% to 1,325,600 units, according to JATO Dynamics.

2019 87

Stylish Citroën ë-C4 electric car detailed, positioned for Europe

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Citroën is launching an all-electric version of its C4 compact hatchback as part of a redesign of the model. Aimed at the European market, the C4 will continue to offer gasoline and diesel powertrain options as well.

2020 74

Number of electric buses in Europe has increased from around 200 to 2,200 in 5 years

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Over the past five years, the number of electric buses in Europe has increased from around 200 to 2,200 vehicles, according to a report from Busworld. 7,216 electrically powered buses were built and 589 of these are on the road in Europe. Electric (Battery) Europe Heavy-dutyFor 2019, Poland-based Solaris claims to have concluded the most contracts for the construction of electric buses.

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ACEA, Hydrogen Europe and IRU call on EU to ramp up investments in hydrogen refueling infrastructure

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The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), Hydrogen Europe and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) are jointly calling on European policy makers to ramp up investments in EU-wide hydrogen refueling infrastructure for fuel cell electric vehicles. Unfortunately, hydrogen refueling infrastructure is severely lacking in Europe today, putting at risk the development of this innovative zero-emission solution, the organizations said. Europe Hydrogen Infrastructur

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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 87

Volkswagen to offer refreshed Tiguan with new plug-in hybrid powertrain in Europe

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This versatile vehicle is available for sale in 80% of countries in the world and is the most successful SUV on the market in Europe. The normal wheelbase (NWB) version is manufactured at Volkswagen’s main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, for markets in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

2020 106

EV sales in Europe, Lucid Air battery, global tipping points for electric cars: Today’s Car News

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And electric vehicle sales are surging in Europe, but definitely not everywhere in Europe. In Europe, electric-car sales. Lucid has revealed a few more details about the Air electric sedan—including its battery size.

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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 81

EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased in 2018

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With the 2021 target of 95 g CO 2 /km approaching, much faster deployment of cars with low emissions is needed across Europe, according to EEA. Emissions Europe Fuel EfficiencyAccording to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the average CO 2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) in 2018 increased for the second consecutive year, reaching 120.4 grams of CO 2 per kilometer.

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