Refineries in the Americas produce a greater share of gasoline per barrel of crude oil than refineries in other world regions

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OECD Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Switzerland; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom. When processing petroleum, refineries can produce products in varying amounts to meet regional demands.

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Electrochemical Haber-Bosch process for ammonia production; 50% the CO2 and 25% the energy

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Now, a team of researchers in Greece has demonstrated how these steps can be integrated into a single BaZrO 3 -based protonic ceramic membrane reactor (PCMR), operating at atmospheric pressure. Ammonia, produced via the Haber-Bosch (HB) process, is globally the leading chemical in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

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

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Spain, Italy, Greece, France and Norway are the most exposed countries to cruise ship air pollution in Europe. Diesel cars have been the focus of the air pollution crisis in Europe’s cities, but along the coasts of countries such as Norway, Denmark, Greece, Croatia and Malta a handful of cruise ships are responsible for more NO x than the majority of their domestic car fleets, T&E said.

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Junior WRC Championship switching to gasoline-ethanol-methanol blend

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From the Acropolis Rally of Greece onwards, the Ford Fiesta R2s used in the series will be powered by GEM Fuel , a ternary blend fuel containing regular gasoline, bio-ethanol and bio-methanol (i.e., The Rally of Greece, round two of the Junior WRC Championship, gets underway on Friday 31 May. The Junior WRC Championship is supporting the FIA’s drive to make motorsport more sustainable by switching from gasoline to biofuel.

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ACEA: data show EU market for electric cars highly fragmented; need for inclusive measures

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In countries with a GDP per capita below €17,000 (US$20,000) the market share remains close to zero—including the new EU member states in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as crisis-torn Greece. Nobody looks at Greece for instance, where only 32 electrically-chargeable cars were sold last year. Greece.

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

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Contrary to this, SUVs gained notable traction in Greece, with their market share rising to 47% in April 2020, compared to just 28% in April 2019. As expected, new car registrations in Europe faced a steady decline in April. Volume fell from 1.34 million units in April 2019 to 292,600 vehicles in April 2020, according to JATO Dynamics. This represents the lowest monthly level since the 1970s, and the worst result among the big three markets: China, USA-Canada, and Europe.

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Long term exposure to aircraft noise linked to high blood pressure

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A study by researchers in Greece, the UK and The Netherlands links long term exposure to aircraft noise, particularly during the night, to an increased risk of developing high blood pressure and possibly heart flutter and stroke as well. The research team drew on data from 420 people living near Athens International Airport in Greece, where up to 600 planes take off and land every day. Results from a cohort study in Athens, Greece” Occup Environ Med doi: 10.1136/oemed-2016-104180.

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Study finds significant proportion of childhood asthma cases may be attributable to air pollution

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The 18 European countries covered in the study are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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Wilmington Trust selected as trustee for $2.7B Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust

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The company also served as trustee for the Greece debt restructuring program. Wilmington Trust, N.A. has been appointed trustee for the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. The $2.7-billion trust, established as part of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions settlement, will be used to implement approved air pollution mitigation initiatives in US states and federally-recognized Native American nations.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Greece. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

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JRC: Traffic measures could effectively reduce NO2 concentrations by 40% in European cities

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The map below shows that, except in Greece, diesel-fueled vehicles are responsible for the bulk of road transport NO x emissions across all EU countries. Concentrations of the harmful NO 2 pollutant across 30 major European cities could be reduced by up to 40% with the correct traffic policy measures, according to EU Joint Research Center (JRC) scientists. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution is the single largest environmental health risk in Europe.

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ARB fines 12 ocean-going shippers $476,750 for violating low-sulfur fuel regulation

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Byzantine Maritime Corporation (Greece) - $27,750 Vessel name: Ermione. The California Air Resources Board has fined 12 shipping companies a combined $476,750 for failure to switch from high-sulfur diesel “bunker” fuel to cleaner, low-sulfur marine distillate fuel upon entering Regulated California Waters, as required by state law. ARB said that all companies cited took prompt action after being notified of the violations and, under ARB’s supervision, began complying with state law.

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European consortium begins demonstration project for conversion of woody biomass to chemicals: BIOFOREVER

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BIOFOREVER consortium partners include: API Europe, Greece; Avantium Chemicals BV, Netherlands; Bioprocess Pilot Facility BV, Netherlands; Borregaard AS, Norway; Bio Refinery Development BV, Netherlands; DSM, Netherlands; Elkem Carbon AS, Norway; Green Biologics Ltd, UK; MetGen Oy, Finland; Nova Institute, Germany; Novasep Process SAS, France; Phytowelt, Green Technologies GmbH, Germany; Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands; and SUEZ Groupe, France.

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Researchers demonstrate new nickel selenide catalyst for more efficient water splitting

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A team of researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece have developed a highly efficient transition metal selenide-based coordination complex, [Ni{(SePiPr 2 ) 2 N} 2 ] for oxygen evolution and hydrogen evolution reactions (OER and HER, respectively) in alkaline solution.

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SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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SGH2 is in negotiations to launch similar projects in France, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Poland, Turkey, Russia, China, Brazil, Malaysia and Australia. Energy company SGH2 is bringing the world’s biggest green hydrogen production facility to Lancaster, California.

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Fiat wins Technobest award for green TwinAir engine

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The Technobest 2010 prize was awarded by the international, independent Autobest jury made up of 15 specialist journalists from a number of countries including Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Poland, [.]. Fiat has won the prestigious international Technobest prize for the second year running for its innovation TwinAir system after winning last year for its MultiAir technology.

Athens Orders 108 Mercedes-Benz Econic Natural Gas Refuse Trucks

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The city of Athens, Greece is buying 108 Mercedes-Benz Econic natural gas vehicles for use in refuse collection. Econic NGTs for Athens. Click to enlarge.

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Ecometrica analysis pegs average UK EV emissions at 75 gCO2/km; varies by country

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Davis also calculated average emissions for France, Greece, the US, Canada and China.

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New cars in Europe in 2013 collectively met 2015 CO2 target two years ahead of the deadline

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On average, the most efficient cars were bought in the Netherlands (109 g CO 2 /km), Greece (111g) and Portugal (112g) while the country selling the least efficient cars was Latvia (147g) followed by Estonia (147g) and Bulgaria (142g). People in Malta, Denmark and Greece bought the lightest models on average. 2015 target: 130 g CO 2 /km. 2020 target: 95 g CO 2 /km. AFV are alternative fuel vehicles: electric, LPG, NG-biomethane, E85, biodiesel, hybrid and plug-in vehicles.

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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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Markets were significantly hit in Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Ireland, Slovenia, Greece and Portugal, where the combined volume fell from 634,600 units in March 2019 to 161,800 units last month. The outbreak of COVID-19 has already impacted the automotive industry significantly, according to JATO Dynamics, a leading provider of global automotive data and insight. Global vehicle sales totalled 5.55 million units in March 2020, down by 39% from March 2019.

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Ford Focus 1.0L EcoBoost model accounts for 23.3% of Focus orders in April in Europe

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The Euro 19 markets are: Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Across Europe, more than 4,700 customers ordered a Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost in April, accounting for 23.3% of the Ford Focus models in Europe’s major 19 markets.

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

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Compared with 2018, more vans were registered in Lithuania (+25.2%), Greece (+13.7%), Luxembourg (+7.9%) and Germany (+6.6%) while registrations dropped in Iceland (-40.4%), Bulgaria (-35.3%), Malta (-17.2%) and Spain (-17.0%).

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OECD countries invest on average around 1% of GDP on road and rail infrastructure

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There are only few exceptions from this trend, notably Greece, Spain, Switzerland and Portugal which show significantly higher GDP shares over the period (reaching 1.6% – 2.0%). Since 2007, however, Greece and Portugal have converged closer to the WEC average, investments declining to around 1.0%

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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But it was the positive economic situation across the continent that boosted results, JATO said, as midsize markets such as the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden all posted increases, and smaller markets like Hungary, Greece, Romania, Croatia and Lithuania similarly posted significant increases.

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EEA: no improvements on average CO2 emissions from new cars registered in 2017 in Europe

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The biggest decrease of diesel cars was registered in Greece and Luxemburg (- 19 and – 17 percentage points). Efforts 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). While past years have seen steady declines, new passenger cars registered in 2017 emitted on average 0.4 grams (g) of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) per kilometer more than in 2016.

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Biogas2PEM-FC project converts waste from olive oil production to electricity

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Helbio, Greece. An EU-funded project, Biogas2PEM-FC , has developed a system to convert the toxic waste from olive oil production into electricity. The project, coordinated by Nordic fuel cell technology company PowerCell , resulted in the building of a complete pilot plant on an olive farm in Andalucía, Spain. The two-year project was completed in October.

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Hybrid Search Statistics - Updated

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Greece. Since adding Google Analytics to our most popular hybrid blogs and websites about 18 months ago, it has been interesting to gain some insight into our visitor traffic.

Study characterizes arc welding fume particles to advance understanding of health impacts

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A team from the Far Eastern Federal University in Russia, with other colleagues in Russia and Greece, has focused on the key characteristics, as well as dispersion models, of welding fumes within a work zone. Arc welding generates welding fume that is hazardous for human health. An open-access paper on their work is published in Scientific Reports.

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Beijing Foton launches “China Internet Super Truck Global Innovation Alliance”; Auman Energy Super Truck

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Chinese truck and utility vehicle manufacturer Beijing Foton has launched the China Internet Super Truck Global Innovation Alliance and showcased the Auman EST (Energy Super Truck) at an event in Athens, Greece.

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Ford Car Buying Trends 2015 shows increasing demand for semi-autonomous driving technologies in Europe

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In Greece that rose to 97%, and in Ireland to 96%, followed by Poland (95%). For the same cars, 5-door versions were most likely to find a home in Greece (96%), Spain (87%) and Britain (83%); while 4-door versions were most popular in Turkey (87%). European drivers are showing an increasing appetite for semi-autonomous driving technologies, according to a new Ford Motor Company study on buying trends in Europe.

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Rolls-Royce wins $6.5M contract to supply LNG propulsion package for fish food carrier; Bergen gas engine

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BioMar has 11 factories producing fish food, in Norway, Chile, Denmark, Scotland, Spain, France, Greece, Turkey and Costa Rica. Rolls-Royce has signed a US$6.5-million contract with Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. The contract is to supply a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) propulsion package for a cargo carrier designed by NSK Ship Design for Norwegian shipowner NSK Shipping. The vessel will deliver fish food on behalf of BioMar Group.

Enel acquires eMotorWerks to provide grid balancing solutions and tap into US e-mobility market

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Enel has installed around 5,000 charging stations in Italy, Spain, Romania, Greece, Chile, Colombia and Argentina. Enel S.p.A., through its US subsidiary EnerNOC, has acquired California-based eMotorWerks, a North American supplier of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, called JuiceBox, and owner and operator of JuiceNet, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for the smart management of EV charging and other distributed energy storage facilities.

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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%

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DOE awards $4M to carbon capture and storage projects selected as part of ACT

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The ACT Initiative is a consortium of ten European countries—France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom—and the United States.

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Study finds engines emit exhaust nanoparticles even when not fueled during engine braking

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The study by researchers in Finland and Greece, published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology , suggests that both the characteristics of these particles and the mechanism by which they form seem to differ significantly from those of soot and nucleation particles. Exhaust particle size distributions measured by ELPI (color map) and particle concentration measured by CPC (white line) during individual engine braking conditions (speed change from 32 km/h to 0 km/h).

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Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

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Within the EU28 the trends vary between countries with decreases of 6% for the UK and Bulgaria and of 3% for Greece and Spain, while increases of 5% in Ireland and Denmark and of 4% in Sweden and Finland occurred. The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO 2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row.

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DNV and PSE develop concept for on-ship chemical CO2 capture; capable of reducing ship CO2 emissions by up to 65%

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Nikolaos Kakalis, Head of DNV Research & Innovation Greece. Det Norske Veritas (DNV), a leading classification society, and Process Systems Enterprise Ltd. PSE), a global provider of advanced process modeling technology, have developed a concept design for shipboard chemical CO 2 capture. The results from the Maritime CCS (carbon capture and storage) research and development project show that the concept is technically feasible and capable of reducing ship CO 2 emissions by up to 65%.

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EC Survey finds majority of Europeans willing to compromise on performance, size, range and price to reduce vehicle emissions; 53% say they use car as main mode of transport

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Cyprus, Luxembourg, Greece and France were the countries where the largest proportions of respondents were willing to compromise on a car’s speed, size and range, when making a purchase, in order to reduce emissions. Willingness to compromise on different characteristics. Click to enlarge.

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European Researchers Launch Mega Campaign to Assess Urban Air Pollution

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Université de Patras, Greece. MEGAPOLI is coordinated by the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) and involves 22 partners from 12 European countries including the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Switzerland and the UK. Participating in the study are researchers from Finland, France, Germany, Greece and Switzerland.

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Fiat Introducing Fleet Version of eco:Drive

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Other companies have already demonstrated their support of eco:Drive Fleet—from Bosch and Eni (both companies contributed to developing some specific sections of the software) to Coca-Cola HBC Greece which has decided to improve its own fleet with vehicles equipped with eco:Drive.

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Honda targets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency with 8,500-mile diesel drive across Europe

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The 24 countries which are covered in the route, in alphabetical order, are as follows: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. Honda aims to win a new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency in an 8,500-mile (13,679 km) drive across all 24 contiguous EU countries in a 1.6

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Reports highlight ongoing advances in vehicle technology, consumer demand for fuel efficiency in US and Europe

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Registrations of new cars fell furthest in 2012 in Greece (-41%), Portugal (-38%) and Cyprus (-25%), while at the other end of the scale new cars increased by more than 12% in in Estonia and Hungary. The largest improvement in efficiency between 2011 and 2012 was in Greece (9%) and Denmark (6%). 4-cylinder engines and hybrid vehicles as a percent of cars sold in the US. Source: CFA. Click to enlarge.

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Diesel new vehicle market share in Europe in February dropped to 39.5%; SUVs still driving growth

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This growth can be attributed to key markets such as Germany, Spain and France, as well as five other markets (Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Estonia and Luxembourg), which posted double digit growth. European car registrations increased by 4.2% million, 50,000 more than in February 2017. The results mark the highest February volume since 2008, when 1.19 million cars were registered, as well as constituting the highest YTD volume since 2008, with 2.44

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