Vietnam-based e-bike start-up MODMO eyeing US market

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MODMO plans to bring the e-bike to the US market soon. Developed in Ireland, and produced in Vietnam, MODMO was founded by 24-year-old company CEO Jack O’Sullivan.

IBM Teams With ESB ecars to develop EV smart charging IT system in Ireland

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IBM has teamed with ESB ecars to implement a fully integrated smarter charging IT system that will help manage electric vehicle public charge points, which are being rolled out across Ireland by ESB ecars. ESB Networks will use IBM’s Intelligent Electric Vehicle Enablement Platform to provide the services needed to operate and manage the charge-points installed throughout Ireland. This information can then be used to calculate and reconcile the energy market.


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Nissan Begins Taking LEAF Orders Now in Portugal and Ireland, UK on 1 Sep

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Nissan International SA will begin taking orders today for the Nissan LEAF EV in Portugal and the Republic of Ireland. Pre-orders in the UK, Nissan’s additional lead market in Europe, will begin 1 September. Nissan LEAF deliveries begin in Portugal in January, Ireland in February and the UK in March. All other market launch dates remain unchanged.

Mitsubishi agrees electric car deal with Ireland

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Mitsubishi Motors has signed an agreement with the Irish government and the country’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB) to further the market for electric cars in the country. As part of plans to promote the use of electric cars, ESB also announced the start of Ireland’s first ecar trial-project this week, set to be conducted by [.]. Tags: Mitsubishi agreement ESB infrastructure Ireland recharge supply electric cars

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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With the pandemic spreading across the globe, strict lockdowns in key markets, combined with consumer panic and economic uncertainty, have all contributed to the huge decrease in sales last month. Registrations fell in all 27 markets, but with varying severity. 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.

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Geologists discover new path to rare earth mineral formation; implications for green energy and tech industries

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Electric (Battery) Market Background Materials Mining MotorsResearchers from Trinity College Dublin have shed new light on the formation mechanisms of a rare earth-bearing mineral that is in increasingly high demand across the globe for its use in the green energy and tech industries.

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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.

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Logan Energy to support delivery of Holyhead Hydrogen Hub in Wales

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Scale-up can extend to trains, public transport, and shipping, and will include diversification to other hydrogen markets such as heat, industry, power, and agriculture. —Bill Ireland, CEO of Logan Energy.

Daimler Trucks’ FUSO introduces eCanter SensorCollect concept refuse truck

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In Europe, the FUSO eCanter is already operated in eleven cities in Germany, the UK, France, Portugal, Ireland, the Netherlands and Denmark to deliver better urban living. Autonomous driving Driver Assistance Systems Electric (Battery) Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Volkswagen fueling car carriers with fuel derived from used cooking oil; GoodFuels BFO

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For European shipments, Volkswagen Group Logistics continuously charters two vessels which carry up to 3,500 vehicles on a route from Emden via Dublin (Ireland), Santander (Spain) and Setubal (Portugal) back to Emden about 50 times per year.

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Fusion Fuel Green partners with CCC to develop green hydrogen demonstrator plants in Middle East

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Ireland-based electrolyzer company Fusion Fuel Green PLC will collaborate with Consolidated Contractors Group S.A.L. We are delighted to be partnering with the CCC to open this new market. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background Solar Solar fuelsOffshore) (CCC), to develop green hydrogen plants in the Middle East.

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Coulomb expands ChargePoint network with features for European market; MIFARE smart card support

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Coulomb Technologies has expanded the ChargePoint Network with advanced networking features specifically designed for the European market. The ChargePoint Network includes stations installed throughout Europe including Ireland, England and the Netherlands, with more than 100 stations currently in use in the City of Amsterdam.

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Trinity, TOTAL researchers design new molecules that boost fuel efficiency

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The research was funded by TOTAL Marketing Services and supported by MaREI, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine. Fuels High Octane Fuels Market Background

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Northern Lights Energy and Reva Electric Car Company Sign Agreement to Develop the Electric Vehicle Market in Iceland

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Northern Lights Energy ( NLE ), the initiator of the 2012 charging infrastructure project and provider of infrastructure and services for electric vehicles (EV) based in Iceland, has signed an agreement with Reva Electric Car Company to jointly develop the electric vehicle market in Iceland. The sales and marketing of the car will commence in the second half of 2010 and customer deliveries at the end of 2010. The REVA NXR. Click to enlarge.

Europe’s Most Financed Luxury Car Brand

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Latest research from Specialist Car Finance Experts, Forza Finance , has revealed that BMW is the most popular luxury car brand to finance in 16 of Europe’s 44 countries including the UK & Ireland based on finance rather than sales or units. Both in the UK and Ireland, Audi and BMW are joint first place (18.1k Finance and grants Sales and marketing

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

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Registrations increased in all EU Member States except Finland, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The countries with the highest proportions of diesel sales included Ireland (65 %) and Portugal (61 %), Italy (56 %). 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).

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Tesla Model 3 revealed as having the highest EV sales volume worldwide

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The USA is the leader in the EV industry, as California-based, Tesla, dominates the market worldwide . of Countries Dominating the EV Market . Tesla dominates the EV market in over a third (39%) of countries analysed. While Tesla commands the electric car market in the likes of Canada, USA, China, the United Kingdom and Australia, Nissan is the EV leader in many European countries such as Portugal, Poland, Ireland and Hungary. .

Opinion: The good, the bad and the ugly for EVs during Coronavirus

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Entire countries from India to Ireland are locked down to help quell the spread. But as the world drags itself back into normality, what might the affect be on the EV market

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

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This represents the lowest monthly level since the 1970s, and the worst result among the big three markets: China, USA-Canada, and Europe. In contrast, four of the top five markets saw significant declines following strict lockdown restrictions.

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Study finds that EV-specific factors rather than socio-demographic variables better predictors of EV uptake

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Of those, charging infrastructure was the best predictor of a country’s EV market share. Financial incentives by country and corresponding EV market share for 2012. National charging infrastructure by country and corresponding EV market share for 2012. Estonia deciding to buy 500 MiEVs in 2012 or Belgium offering high financial incentives but perhaps not to the right market, noted lead author Will Sierzchula. Electric (Battery) Market Background Plug-ins Policy

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

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—Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe. In the past year, more customers in Ireland went for diesel-powered cars (70%) than anywhere else, followed by Turkey and Romania (both 65%). In Greece that rose to 97%, and in Ireland to 96%, followed by Poland (95%). Autonomous driving Driver Assistance Systems Europe Market Background Sales

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Study estimates Bitcoin will use half a percent of the world’s electric energy by end of 2018

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GW annually, which means it uses almost as much electricity as Ireland. Blockchain Market BackgroundBitcoin’s burgeoning electricity demands have attracted almost as much attention as the cryptocurrency’s wildly fluctuating value. However, estimating exactly how much electricity the Bitcoin network uses, necessary for understanding its impact and implementing policy, remains a challenge.

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Linde and Praxair to merge; global industrial gas major valued at > $70B

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Based on 2016 reported results, the combination will create a company with pro forma revenues of approximately US$29 billion (€27 billion), prior to adjustments, potential divestitures and regulatory limitations, and a combined current market value in excess of US$70 billion (€66 billion). The new holding company will be incorporated in Ireland while its principal governance activities, including board meetings, will primarily be based in the United Kingdom.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Delivering Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid Trucks Outside of Japan for FIrst Time; Orders in Europe and Australia

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has sold ten Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid ( earlier post ) trucks to Ireland’s leading utility company, the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), in Dublin. With the order from Ireland and another order from Australia, also for ten Fuso Canter Eco Hybrids, MFTBC is for the first time delivering a Fuso hybrid truck to customers outside of Japan. ESB plans to use the vehicles for customer service and for infrastructure maintenance in Ireland.

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Plug Power expands hydrogen supply chain partner network in Spain with CLH

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Through the agreement, CLH will develop hydrogen production assets and downstream markets in Spain, in the industrial, mobility and power production/storage sectors for distribution to Plug Power customers throughout Europe. The CLH Group is the leading company engaged in the transport and storage of oil products in the Spanish market and the second-largest logistics operator in Europe in terms of the extension of its pipeline network and storage capacity. Plug Power Inc.,

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CDC: US has highest motor vehicle crash death rate among high-income countries; could be cut in half with proven strategies

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Countries included in the study were Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Health Market Background Safety

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DB Schenker expands its electric fleet with 36 new FUSO eCanter vehicles

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For the German market, for example, the bodies are built by Spier in Steinheim who have already a very good collaboration in place with FUSO and the eCanter. FUSO celebrated the market launch of this commercial vehicle for short-radius distribution in 2017.

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Cyclone Power Technologies signs Letter of Intent with Combilift

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Cyclone Power Technologies has signed a letter of intent with Ireland-based Combilift to develop and sell industrial material handling and lift equipment utilizing Cyclone engine technology. Founded in 1998, Combilift builds and sells industrial material handling equipment, including specialized lifts and multi-directional side-loaders; its products are sold in more than 50 markets worldwide.

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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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of the Ford Focus models in Europe’s major 19 markets. 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. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is an example of an innovation arriving to market at just the right time, when customers are looking for a very fuel efficient but still-fun-to-drive petrol engine.

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JATO Dynamics: growth slowdown in Euro auto sales in March; SUVs still lead

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Although volumes grew at a slower rate (+5.6%) than recorded in February 2016 (+13.8%), positive results in 23 of the 29 markets analyzed meant growth continued. YTD figures showed gains in 26 markets, with 16 of them posting double-digit growth. B-Segment (subcompact cars) and MPVs suffered most, posting the highest market share loss. March 2016 was another positive month for European new car registrations, ending a strong Q1 which saw sales of 3.93 million units, up by 8.1%

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A strong message from CarGurus:

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This is consistent with data from the SMMT1 which shows the September market share of EVs increased by 235% year-on-year. STRONGER DEMAND FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES SIGNALS UK IS ACCELERATING TOWARD BORIS’ NEW 2030 PETROL AND DIESEL BAN.

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New passenger car registrations in Europe in 2010 down 5.5% from 2009

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The EU market for new passenger cars declined by 5.5% The French market remained stable (-0.7%) while the German expanded by 6.9%. From January to December, the situation varied across the major markets, leading to an overall 5.5% The Italian (-9.2%) and the French (-2.2%) markets also contracted. increase was observed in Ireland where the market grew by 54.7%

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Clean Air Power partners with Queens University, Belfast on dual-fuel combustion for light-duty diesels

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Clean Air Power, a leading developer of dual-fuel engine management systems for heavy-duty diesel engines, has begun a collaborative research project with Queens University, Belfast (QUB) to develop a dual-fuel combustion process for application in small-cylinder diesel engines used in the light-duty automotive market.

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Fuso Starts Sales of Hybrid Trucks in Hong Kong

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Following the recently announced orders from Ireland and Australia, Hong Kong is now the third market for hybrid trucks outside the company’s home market of Japan. In October 2009, the Electricity Supply Board in Ireland ordered ten Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid trucks, making it the first customer outside of Japan to order the light-duty truck. For 2010 as a whole, MFTBC intends to further expand its hybrid truck sales by expanding into new markets.

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International review study seeks to improve modeling for plug-in vehicle adoption

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A team from Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories in the US and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI and German Aerospace Center in Germany has reviewed and compared 40 market diffusion models for plug-in vehicles to find similarities or differences and make recommendations for future improvements in modeling in this field. The team reviewed models from 16 countries, including the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Audi acquires stake in Cubic Telecom for connected vehicle work

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Dublin, Ireland‑based Cubic Telecom is a leading cloud based M2M platform provider, focused on enabling seamless global connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things and enterprise customers. Its Multi-IMSI SIM technology allows for multiple carrier agreements and local data pricing in priority markets on a single SIM which may be embedded into a device at point of manufacture, enabling simple logistics and marketing for device manufacturers.

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EU passenger car registrations drop 16.6% in October

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In October, all major markets faced a double-digit downturn, ranging from -18.5% From January to October, the UK (+4.8%) and Spain (+9.4%) saw their markets expand, while France (-1.4%), Italy (-7.0%) and Germany (-26.8%) performed less well than over the same period last year. The largest drop was noted in Bulgaria (-35.6%) and the biggest increase in Ireland (+53.2%).

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Intelligent Energy raises £7M to accelerate fuel cell commercialization

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had received a £3.7-million investment from Scottish and Southern Energy, Scottish Enterprise and Intelligent Energy, to continue the development of fuel cell combined heat and power (CHP) systems for residential, commercial and light industrial markets in the UK and Ireland. UK-based Intelligent Energy recently completed a fundraising round of approximately £7 million (US$11 million) from existing and new institutional shareholders.

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Renault-Nissan EVs are targeted to be in Ireland in two years. The Memoranda of Understanding (signed by Minister Ryan on behalf of the Government) and by Padraig McManus (for ESB) will create favorable conditions for the distribution of electric vehicles to the Irish market by Renault-Nissan.

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Daimler launches sale of New Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid Truck

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The light duty truck, which celebrated its world premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show in November 2011, will also be introduced by Fuso in Europe and other international markets in the third quarter of this year. The right-hand drive hybrid vehicle has been sold more than 1,200 units in markets like Japan, Australia, Ireland, and Hong Kong.

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UPS cargo eBike pilot in Seattle

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The cargo eBikes will operate in the historic Pike Place Market and downtown Seattle area on sidewalks and in designated bike lanes. In an effort to address growing traffic congestion and air quality concerns, UPS and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the deployment of an innovative downtown delivery pilot project using pedal-assist cargo eBikes and customized, modular trailers.

BMW updates BMW Connected with expanded services, device support and availability

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BMW Connected is now available in six more markets: Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Malaysia, and Singapore. BMW Connected was already offered in the USA, Germany, Austria, UK, Italy, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Ireland, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Luxembourg. Alexa can be linked to BMW Connected by users in the USA, Germany, and the UK, with other markets to follow.

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Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid available for order in Europe, deliveries by year-end

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Customers will be able to seamlessly utilise charging points across many markets, initiating and paying for charging services from a single account for a simplified ownership experience. Ford also recently announced it will partner with six leading energy suppliers across Europe to provide home charging wall box installation services and green energy tariffs for the UK and Ireland.

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