Germany To Spend Billions Supporting Electric Car Expansion

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Among European nations, Germany is one of the least active when it comes to policies promoting electric cars. Germany incentives plug-in cars transportation policyEven as the country's powerful auto industry has turned more attention to plug-in cars, government support for them has been largely limited to political speeches. But now German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel apparently wants to put the.

Germany, Austria electric-car charging networks improve, fast

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Initiatives in Germany and Austria should see major improvements to charging networks in a short period of time, as both countries aggressively promote electric cars in an effort to reduce emissions. Europe Germany Austria plug-in cars charging charging infrastructureTwo adjacent European countries are stepping up efforts to improve their public electric-car charging infrastructure.

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Germany announces $1.4 billion electric-car incentive plan

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After much discussion, Germany appears poised to implement significant incentives to encourage the purchase of electric cars. Germany energy policy incentives plug-in cars transportation policyThis week, the German government announced an incentive program that will include rebates for both electric cars and plug-in hybrids. Lawmakers have committed 1.2 billion euros (about $1.4 billion) to the program. DON'T.

Germany Mulls Boosting Electric-Car Incentives Under Carbon-Goal Pressure

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But despite its large domestic car industry, Germany is not among them. Carbon Footprint Germany incentives plug-in cars transportation policySeveral European countries--including Norway, The Netherlands, and France--aggressively promote electric cars as a way to reduce vehicular carbon emissions. German government support for electric cars has been lukewarm at best, but now it appears that could change soon. DON'T.

Germany supporting truck platooning project with nearly €2M

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Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is awarding nearly €2 million (US$2.3 The goal of our funding is to make Germany the leading market for automated and networked driving. million) to support a truck platooning project by DB Schenker, MAN, and Hochschule. Earlier post.) The project will run until January 2019.

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VW Diesel Scandal Erodes Trust In Germany, Auto Industry Too

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TDI VW Germany Volkswagen diesel scandalThe revelation that Volkswagen used "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. emissions tests shook the public's confidence in one of the world's largest carmakers. Volkswagen hasn't done much to rebuild its reputation since its cheating was first revealed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at a press conference in September. And VW may.

Alstom hydrogen fuel-cell train to be tested in Germany

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Unlike other forms of transportation, the railroad industry is already fairly familiar with electric power. Electric trains that use overhead wires or an electrified third rail for power are already commonplace on world railroads. But the infrastructure demands of electric trains are considerable, limiting where it is practical to deploy them. hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Public transport Trains

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Germany investigates possible Audi diesel emission cheats

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Just as the Volkswagen Group begins to wind down its diesel scandal in the United States, things may be ramping up in Europe. A German government task force discovered a new type of defeat device in Audi vehicles, which allows the cars to cheat emission tests. Both V-6 and V-8 powered Audi A8 diesels—built between 2009 and 2013—were. Diesel cars

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Germany may miss 2020 emission targets, government report shows

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DON'T MISS: EU starts legal action against Germany, UK for. Europe emissions Germany energy policy plug-in cars fossil fuelsAmbitious emissions-reduction goals are important, because they allow policymakers to coordinate and focus efforts on a defined target. But the problem with setting lofty goals is that, eventually, they must be met. The German government is now finding out how difficult that can be.

Hydrogen cars due a warm welcome in Germany

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Fuel Cells Hydrogen cars environment fuel cell germany hydrogenGermans are excited about the prospect of hydrogen cars, but are concerned about the cost and the availability of hydrogen refuelling stations, according to new research.

California joins Germany in climate coalition to support Paris pact

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Politics global warming California Germany climate changeThe 50 states that make up the U.S. don't get to set their own foreign policies (neither do Canadian provinces). But that doesn't necessarily prevent them from working with other countries on matters of mutual interest. And that's just what California is doing in an agreement announced this weekend that expands its efforts to battle climate change.

Electric vehicles facing challenges in Germany

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It appears that electric vehicles will face a number of challenges before they can hope to become successful in Germany. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric vehicles Gartner germany Germany electric carsA Gartner Inc study has revealed that German consumer purchase considerations for fully battery operated electric vehicles remain low compared to other powertrain technologies – and most current electric vehicles miss consumers’ ownership requirements. The [.].

Germany launches €12.1M Fab4Lib project to develop for large-scale production of Li-ion batteries; 6 GWh gigafactory

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In January, a consortium of 17 companies and research institutes in Germany will begin researching and developing processes for the large-scale production of lithium-ion battery cells. The BMBF is supporting the development of battery cell production in Germany with the project Fab4Lib. The Fab4Lib project aims to explore innovative solutions along the value chain of lithium-ion technology and to validate them in demonstrators.

New Drivers Start To Take Lessons In Electric Cars In Germany

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Green Germany driver training driver''s ed plug-in cars Ask anyone who''s driven an electric car, and they''ll tell you it''s quite different from piloting a typical internal-combustion car. That''s often meant as a compliment, but the unique driving characteristics of electric powertrains could have weightier implications as well. Since electric cars drive differently, should they become a regular part of.

Tesla Model 3 choke point: automated battery line equipment still in Germany?

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Batteries lithium-ion Elon Musk Germany Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) gigafactorySometimes it's the task of the Tesla communications department to explain, or provide context, or simply clean up the confusion after CEO Elon Musk says or tweets something about the electric-car maker. In the latest case, it was Musk's statement about Tesla Model 3 production equipment that required the good people of the company's long-suffering.

Bosch beginning autonomous driving testing in Japan; 3rd engineering location after Germany and the US

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Bosch has begun on-road testing of autonomous driving in Japan, its third location for the development work after Germany and the US. Like their colleagues in Germany and the US, the team in Japan is already conducting tests with automated test vehicles on public roads.

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Germany approves new incentives for electric car drivers

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The German government has agreed a new package of measures designed to promote the uptake of electric and plug-in hybrid cars. Perks will include free parking privileges and the freedom to use bus lanes.

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CarboSax: new joint venture for more sustainable carbon fiber production forms in Germany

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PD Glasseiden, a Germany-based producer of fiberglass; European Carbon Fiber GmbH; and the ForschungsCampus Open Hybrid LabFactory e.V., established under the auspices of the Lower Saxony Research Centre for Vehicle Technology at the TU Braunschweig and Volkswagen AG have formed a joint venture— CarboSax GmbH —to pursue developing, manufacturing and distributing more sustainable carbon fibers in Germany.

EU starts legal action against Germany, UK for failing to act on diesel emissions

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The European Union began legal action Thursday against Germany, the U.K., The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to numerous lawsuits against the German automaker in multiple countries. But now regulatory agencies in European countries have become caught up in the legal fallout from VW's emissions cheating. and five other nations. DON'T MISS: Every. Europe emissions lawsuit EU Volkswagen diesel scandal

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New hydrogen fuel pumps for Germany

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Germany is set to gain twenty new hydrogen filling stations over the next three years as part of a partnership project between car giant Daimler and the Linde technology group. Fuel Cells Hydrogen cars Daimler fuel cell germany hydrogen network stationThe new stations will be set up in Stuttgart,Berlin and Hamburg, as the country develops all important infrastructure to facilitate the use of hydrogen fuel [.].

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Germany To Boost Incentives Toward 1-Million Electric-Car Goal By 2020?

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When it comes to electric-car incentives, Germany hasn''t had policies as aggressive as those in some other European countries. Yet Germany has a goal of putting 1 million plug-in cars on its roads by 2020. RELATED: Belatedly, Germany Follows California, Offers Electric-Car Incentives German Chancellor Today, it''s a long way from meeting that goal.

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Opportunity charging electric bus using PRIMOVE inductive charging from Bombardier in service in Germany

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A 12m Solaris battery-electric bus with electrical traction and on-board power supply equipment from Vossloh Kiepe has entered passenger service with the Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG as the first of five such buses.

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Car sharing service expands into Germany

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Car sharing website BlaBlaCar is launching its service in Germany, bringing its total European operations to ten countries. As more and more drivers look for ways to save money on their motoring costs, services like BlaBlaCar’s have been growing.

Germany Likes German Electric Cars; Leaf, Volt, Not So Much

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And in Germany, it seems, electric car It isn''t unusual for citizens of a particular country to employ a little patriotism when buying vehicles and stick to brands from that country. A huge swathe of Americans buy cars built by the Big Three, for example. Italians buy plenty of Fiats. French drivers often stick to Renaults, Peugeots and Citroens.

Germany launches €60M, 3-year consortium project on high-volume production of automotive fuel cells; BMW, Daimler, Ford, VW

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Germany has launched a ~€60-million, three-year consortium of leading industrial companies to investigate high-volume production of automotive fuel cell stacks. The “AutoStack Industry” project is a joint initiative of the German automotive and supply industries and aims to provide the technical, economic and technological basis for the commercial introduction of fuel cell vehicles in Germany and Europe by 2020. We intend to build up our own fuel cell production facility in Germany.

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Sixt rents out electric cars in Germany

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Car rental giant, Sixt is expanding its partnership with energy firm, RWE to offer customers in Germany the opportunity to rent electric cars. Tags: Electric cars 500 e Essen Fiat Fiorino germany Karabag micro-vett RWE Sixt From May 3, 2010, models of the Karabag 500 E, based on the popular Fiat 500 and the Micro-Vett Fiorino E, based on the Fiorino small van will be available to hire [.].

Belatedly, Germany Follows California, Offers Electric-Car Incentives

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That''s why Germany has finally come around, and will now offer certain perks to drivers of plug-in cars as part of its goal of putting 1 million of them on the country''s roads by 2020. As governments try to encourage the adoption of electric cars, incentives have proven to be one of the most powerful tools.

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Audi extends trade-in bonus in Germany for Euro 1-4 diesel owners switching to Audi Euro 6 vehicle

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In Germany, Audi is extending its trade-in bonus for customers who switch from diesel-powered cars that meet the Euro 1 through Euro 4 emissions standards to an Audi that meets the Euro 6 standard. SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands in Germany have also extended their similar offerings.). The extension to the trade-in bonus starts on 1 January 2018 in Germany and will run until 31 March 2018.

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Hamburg, Germany, Aims For Car-Less Streets In 20 Years

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Urban centers are very different in the U.S. to those in Europe, its more recent history and greater expanses of space allowing wide, open and sprawling spaces to develop--a far cry from the older and more tightly-packed cities of Europe. It''s this difference that makes cities free of cars a much more realistic prospect in Europe than it is in the

Audi joins Electromobility Showcase in Germany

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As part of Audi''s plans to explore electric mobility, the luxury carmaker has deployed 80 of its A1 e-tron plug-in hybrid concept cars into the German federal government''s Electromobility Showcase initiative.

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Renault running mini-trial of smart-charging system in Germany with ZOE EVs

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In Germany, Renault has run tests on an innovative smart-charging system with The Mobility House (TMH). Eleven ZOE-owner Renault employees in Germany tested the system at their homes. TMH technology automates electric vehicle charging schedules to coincide with periods when electricity costs less.

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Transit operator launching test of wireless charging of electric buses in Mannheim, Germany

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German regional transit operator Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (RNV) is introducing a pair of electric buses with Bombardier PRIMOVE wireless charging technology ( earlier post ) in a research project serving the city of Mannheim, Germany. Powertrain components of the PRIMOVE bus.

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Mercedes-Benz hybrid buses arrive in Germany

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Public transport in Germany is about to get cleaner after Mercedes-Benz delivered the first two of a total order of eight of its hybrid buses to the Dresden Transport Company. The vehicle in question is the Mercedes-Benz Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid, which boasts a downsized diesel engine as the genset that provides power to a [.]. Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Mercedes Daimler hybrid buses Dresden green buses hybrid buses Mercedes-Benz Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid Mercedes-Benz hybrid buses

2014 BMW i3 Vs. Mercedes B-Class: Car And Driver Tests Electric Cars From Germany

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It''s taken awhile, but electric cars are finally getting some serious attention from the mainstream automotive press. Maybe it''s increased consumer interest, or maybe the fact that there are now enough widely-available models to warrant comparisons, but electric cars are starting to show up more in the pages of enthusiast "buff books." In a recent

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German upper house asks EU to ban all gas, diesel cars by 2030

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While its actions only apply within Germany, language in the measure asks the European Union to ensure that all such cars are banned within the EU after that year at the latest. Europe emissions government Germany EU plug-in cars transportation policyLast week, the German Federal Council adopted a bipartisan measure that would ban all internal-combustion engines on German roads after 2030.

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German magazine compares real-world electric-car ranges, efficiencies in cold weather

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Germany's AutoBild wondered the same thing, so it gathered some of. winter driving Germany Efficiency plug-in cars range anxiety Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Winter Weather battery capacityIt's 41 degrees F outside. Your electric car, rated for 100 miles, has been charging all night in the cold. Ahead of you lies a 80-mile drive. How confident are you that you'll make it to your destination? What if you want to set your climate control to a comfortable 70 degrees F?

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VW In Germany Denies EPA V-6 Diesel Charges: Software Not Used In 'Forbidden Manner'

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Last month, Volkswagen apparently admitted that it had used "defeat device" software to evade emission controls in 482,000 cars sold in the U.S. with three versions of its 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine. Then, yesterday, the EPA issued a complaint in which it accused VW of incorporating similar software into its 3.0-liter V-6 diesels, which are used. TDI Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Green air conditioning row could result Mercedes ban and fines for Germany

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A British Liberal Democrat MEP has obtained evidence that shows that the EU is preparing to take legal action against Germany over its protection of the firm’s parent company, Daimler, rela[.].

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Germany goes green for Frankfurt Motor Show-or does it?

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Tuesday 17 September, 2013. The Green Piece Column. Frankfurt has been an interesting show this year with every major carmaker displaying at least some electric or hybrid cars for the first time in the show’s 65 editions. If that isn’t a sign of changing times within the industry, then I will [.].

VW diesel-fix woes, Germany's expanding EV network, and Chevy Bolt EV fast charging: Today's Car News

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In Germany and Austria, EV owners will soon reap the benefits of a rapidly expanding charging. Today, we have Volkswagen TDI models that are "undrivable" following diesel fixes, the true impact of the clean energy industry on the U.S. economy, and news on German and Austrian electrification efforts. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News