DHL Freight pilots first LNG truck with mega trailer in Germany in partnership with BMW

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During a year-long trial period the truck will operate as a daily shuttle between DHL’s logistics center and a BMW Group production plant in southern Germany.

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Germany's hydrogen stations exceed US; California beats Japan on density

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Germany, on the other hand, has 83 million residents—and. Europe hydrogen Germany EU hydrogen fuel cellAs of today, there are 39 hydrogen fueling stations in the U.S., all but four of them in the state of California. They serve roughly 39 million Californians, whereas 284 million Americans outside the state have no access to hydrogen fuel-cell cars nor stations at which to refill them.

Germany launches EV plan

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These actions are part of the government’s ongoing commitment to putting 1 million vehicles on Germany’s roads by 2020. FOCUS: Germany Launches Electric-Car Initiative. FOCUS: Germany Launches Electric-Car Initiative. “Germany is well positioned to become an international leader in the area of electromobility over the long term,&# BMW AG’s (BMW.XE) Chief Executive Norbert Reithofer said. Tags: International Projects Germany

Electric car sales in Germany finally start to soar: Tesla leads

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Now, however, Germany—home to the largest piece of Europe's auto industry—appears to be. Europe Plug-In Hybrids Germany plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fast Charging Tesla SuperchargerIt's starting to look like China will lead the world in adoption of plug-in electric cars, but which carmaking nations will follow it? While electric cars were launched simultaneously in Japan and the United States, Europe lagged somewhat behind.

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Germany fines BMW over diesel emissions

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German automakers have been under a microscope when it comes to emissions from their diesel cars, which were formerly bestsellers in Europe. After Daimler, Volkswagen, and German supplier Bosch paid billions in fines and several Audi managers have been arrested over installing diesel-emissions cheat devices, German prosecutors have handed down a. Diesel emissions

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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.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Cars In Germany: Getting Worse, Actually

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Germany is one of several countries with aggressive plans to curb transportation-related carbon emissions. But a recent study claims the transportation sector in Germany is the only one that hasn't, in. emissions Germany greenhouse gas Fuel Economy carbon dioxideOver the past few years, its large domestic car industry has worked to improve fuel efficiency--and even launched several plug-in electric models.

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.

Germany 'reassured' after worries on Chinese electric-car mandates

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emissions China Germany plug-in cars transportation policyElectric-car mandates can be a powerful tool for reducing transportation-related emissions. California first proposed its current zero-emission vehicle mandate in December 2011, but similar mandates are only now being widely adopted elsewhere. One such policy in China is creating friction, however. DON'T MISS: Quebec passes Canada's first.

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 launches R&D facility for industrial-scale Li-ion cell manufacturing; €500M in funding

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The group is headquartered in Germany and has production facilities in China, Poland and the USA as well as subsidiaries in Japan and France. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has launched the Battery Cell Research Production Center, a new R&D and large-scale industrial manufacturing plant for lithium-ion cells; the center will receive an investment of €500 million.

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Court orders full reimbursement for VW diesel owner in Germany

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TDI VW Germany lawsuit Volkswagen diesel scandalA lot has been said about Volkswagen's use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests, but a German court may win the prize for most-creative description. VW "defeat device" software is like putting horse meat in lasagna, three German judges decreed during a recent hearing related to the diesel scandal. Besides.

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 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.

Volkswagen Group rolls out diesel swapping program throughout Germany

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The Volkswagen Group rolled out a new diesel swapping program in Germany. Environmental incentives for scrappage of Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles of any make are again being offered by some of the Group’s brands throughout Germany. The environmental incentives are being offered brand-specific throughout Germany for scrappage of a Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicle. million low-emission new Euro-6 diesel vehicles took to the roads in Germany, replacing old vehicles.

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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.

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.

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Has Germany's long love affair with diesels finally collapsed?

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Future Cars GermanyIt's been 80 years since the first Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicle went into volume production. Over that time, German makers have developed, refined, and promoted the combustion-ignition engine as a more fuel-efficient method of powering personal vehicles. Followed by Volkswagen Group's various makes, BMW, and the rest of Europe's car industry.

Sono Sion solar car starts testing in Germany

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Now the dawn may be breaking on that tomorrow with the small, crowd-funded Sono Sion solar car in Germany. Solar cars are like sunny days—always waiting for tomorrow. The company has raised enough online funding to begin testing, according to a Reuters report carried by Autoblog. The car is mainly battery-powered, but the roof, doors, and

2018 63

VW, Mercedes-Benz agree to fix diesels in Germany

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Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz have each agreed to spend up to $3,430 to update each of the older diesel cars they sold in Germany with new emissions systems that comply with regulations, Reuters reported Thursday. The German agreement mirrors one in the U.S. in which Volkswagen paid owners between $5,000 and $10,000 in addition to the cost of. Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Siemens building first stretch of eHighway on public roads in Germany

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With this field trial, the eHighway will be tested on a public highway in Germany for the first time. Siemens has been commissioned by the German state of Hesse to build an overhead contact line for electrified freight transport on a ten-kilometer stretch of autobahn.

2017 141

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.

Diesel owners in Germany who sue VW face significant hurdles

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TDI VW Germany lawsuit Volkswagen diesel scandalIn the U.S., owners of Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software have reached a settlement with VW—and a preliminary agreement for a smaller number of affected 3.0-liter V-6 diesels is largely, if not entirely, settled. It may have taken months of negotiating, but 2.0-liter diesel owners can be assured of.

Possible retrofits in Germany for dirtiest diesels could cost carmakers more

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Diesels Germany Fuel EconomyThese are not good times for the makers or owners of diesel cars, particularly in their European stronghold, where on average half of all new vehicles had been sold with diesel engines. Strict new real-world emission tests have proven hard to meet, consumers are starting to shy away from buying new diesels, and the values of used cars with diesel.

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Volkswagen customers in Germany ordering more diesel vehicles; share of 43% in 2018, vs. 39% in 2017

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Customers of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand in Germany are once again placing more orders for diesel vehicles. In Germany, the diesel debate is emotionally charged—and frequently strays from the facts. In 2018, the share of incoming orders for vehicles equipped with the latest diesel technology as a proportion of the overall vehicle portfolio was 43% compared to 39% in 2017.

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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.

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Two new H2 stations bring total in Germany to 32

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Germany’s H 2 filling station network is growing at an increasing pace. This brings the number of fueling options for fuel-cell cars in Baden-Württemberg to nine, making the federal state Germany’s leading H 2 region.

2017 78

Germany now has 7,407 public charging points; 14,531 filling stations

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A survey by Germany’s BDEW (Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft), an association of energy and water companies, found that the number of public charge points in the country has grown to 7,407 as of the end of 2016. As a comparison, Germany had 14,531 filling stations (with multiple pumps, or “filling points”) active in 2016, down from a peak 46,091 in 1970.

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CATL Germany plant to provide Li-ion cells for BMW iNEXT

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The award of this contract was a decisive factor in CATL’s decision to build an advanced battery cell manufacturing facility in Germany. At the beginning of the third quarter, the BMW Group signed a long-term contract with the Chinese company Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) to supply battery cells with a value of four billion euros. Earlier post.).

2018 85

BMW tops emobility sales charts in Germany 1H 2017

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The BMW Group was the top seller of electric mobility in Germany the first half of 2017, with just under 5,000 units registered ; registrations are about 175% over the same period in 2016. Overall, the BMW i3 already has more than 10,000 registrations in Germany since its launch in autumn 2013. Almost one in six of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourers registered in Germany in 2017 was electrified. —Peter van Binsbergen, Head of Sales BMW Group Germany.

2017 68

Chinese EV battery manufacturer CATL building plant in Germany; 14 GWh capacity, €240M investment by 2022

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CATL) is building its first plant outside of China in Thuringia, Germany. From Thuringia, which is located in the center of Germany, every major German city can be reached in a maximum of 5 hours by truck. The Chinese EV battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd.

2018 83

Audi CEO arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

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VW's diesel scandal is far from over. In the latest move on the political chessboard, German authorities arrested the head of VW's luxury division Audi at his home Monday morning according to a Reuters report. German authorities cited concerns that Stadler could obstruct their ongoing investigation into the diesel emissions cheating scandal. Volkswagen diesel scandal

2018 67

Mercedes-Benz delivers first F-Cell plug-in hybrid fuel-cell SUV in Germany

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Mercedes delivered its first plug-in hybrid F-Cell fuel cell SUV in Berlin earlier this week. Like earlier projects from Toyota, Honda, and GM in the U.S., Mercedes is only leasing or renting the vehicles (it says "renting short-term or long-term") to select customers in German cities where hydrogen refueling infrastructure is available. Those. fuel cells

2018 83

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.

World's first fuel-cell car-sharing program to launch in Germany

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Infrastructure hydrogen Germany Car Sharing hydrogen fuel cell Hyundai Tucson Fuel CellCar-sharing services have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and many of them operate fleets of battery-electric cars. Now, a German company believes it's time to pair this new approach to car use with hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. The Linde Group—which manufactures and distributes industrial gases—believes such a.

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Australian, Germany Li-ion gigafactory aspirants sign MoU

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TerraE-Holding GmbH has organized 17 major companies and research institutions into a consortium to handle planning for building large-scale lithium ion battery cell manufacturing in Germany. TerraE plans to build 34GWh of production capacity across two locations in Germany. TerraE was recently established with the target to setup mass production of Lithium-ion battery cells of 34 GWh in Germany.

2017 68

Audi to pay $927 million fine over diesel scandal in Germany

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Audi agreed on Tuesday to pay a $928 million fine to put the diesel emissions-cheating scandal behind it in its home country, Germany. The 800 million Euro fine to German authorities, consists of $923 million (795 million Euros) in profits the company made selling diesels that didn't comply with emissions standards plus the maximum fine of $5.8. Volkswagen diesel scandal

2018 57

Germany delays CO2 emission cap

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Germany''s government has been successful in its efforts to delay the introduction of new CO2 emission limits in the European Union. Germany wanted the limit to be del[.].

Shell, ITM Power to build world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant in Germany; €20M REFHYNE project

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Shell and ITM Power will build the world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant at Rhineland refinery, Germany. Currently the Rheinland refinery, Germany’s largest, requires approximately 180,000 tons of hydrogen annually. The REFHYNE business model is replicable in markets with a similar regulatory structure to Germany. Earlier post.)

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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

2017 57

Germany to miss electric car goal?

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Just yesterday we told you how Europe was on track to beat the 130g/km CO2 threshold by 2015 (see article) – however, it appears Germany is still in the slow lane in terms of reaching its electric car target. Green cars Latest news electric cars germany green cars Volkswagen Up The country had set an ambitious goal of having one million electric vehicles on its roads [.].

Germany to introduce E10 petrol blend

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Though previously biofuels with only a five per cent ethanol content had been available in Germany, that will all change as of January 1, 2011. Biofuels Green cars Latest news E10 E5 ethanol ethanol petrol blends germany Germany biofuelsFrom the turn of the year, Super E10 will become available in 14,000 service stations across the country with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety [.].

DOE and Germany’s NOW collaborate on hydrogen safety R&D

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Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Fuel Cell Technologies Office and Germany’s National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW) announced a collaboratio focused on hydrogen safety research and development (R&D). The U.S DOE and NOW are planning a collaborative activity on hydrogen safety R&D topics that may include refueling station equipment, liquid hydrogen, tunnel safety, and other areas of shared interest for technology deployment.

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