To nab speeders, Luxembourg deploys faster Teslas

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If you're traveling in Luxembourg, those blue lights in your mirror could be on top of an electric Tesla Model S. The Luxembourg police bought the two Teslas last September, but has had trouble getting them approved by the Grand Duchy's transportation department due in part to problems with the blue police lights. Speeders beware!

Heliox to fast charge Volvo electric buses in Luxembourg

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Sales-Lentz, one of the public transport operators in Luxembourg, has ordered three Heliox Fast Charge Systems with OppCharge open interface to provide fast charging services for its four Volvo 7900 electric buses.

ABB delivers OppCharge fast charger for electric hybrid buses to Bertrange, Luxembourg

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ABB has inaugurated the first OppCharge fast-charging station for electric buses in Benelux, in the commuter belt town of Bertrange, Luxembourg. Potentially 12 Volvo electric hybrid buses operated by Sales-Lentz will be running on existing public bus lines in Luxembourg.

ABB installs two OppCharge fast chargers for electric hybrid buses in Luxembourg City

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ABB has installed two fast-chargers for electric hybrid buses at Luxembourg City’s central station. Inaugurated by Ville de Luxembourg on 10 February 2017, the chargers will support 5 electric hybrid buses from Volvo, fully charging each vehicle with 150 kW of power in three to six minutes, during the layover times at the end point of the bus route.

Westport and Volvo Car to introduce V90 Bi-Fuel into Belgium and Luxembourg

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Westport AB, a Westport Fuel Systems company, announced that Volvo Car will introduce the Bi-Fuel version of its new V90 station wagon in Belgium and Luxembourg. Unveiled at the 95 th European Motor Show in Brussels in January, the Volvo V90 Bi-Fuel is now available for order at participating Volvo dealers; deliveries are scheduled for May 2017.

Elektromotive heads to Belgium and Luxembourg

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UK based Elektromotive is making headway in the electric vehicle recharging market after appointing ThePluginCompany to install networks of charging stations across Belgium and Luxembourg. In addition, Elektromotive and The PluginCompany will work together to educate businesses and legislators in Belgium and Luxembourg about the benefits of zero emission motoring as well as the need for compatible recharging infrastructures.

Delphi and University of Luxembourg SnT partner on joint research on electronic control systems for automotive

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Leading global automotive supplier Delphi and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust ( SnT ) of the University of Luxembourg have signed a four-year agreement to cooperate on a joint research program involving electronic control systems for automotive applications.

European electric-car sales, VW charging network heads to Canada, and Tesla police cars: Today's Car News

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And Luxembourg adds Tesla Model S police cars to its fleet. Electric-car sales stall in Europe. Volkswagen's charging network expands to Canada. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. A new report shows electric-car sales in Europe haven't grown as quickly as they did in 2017 and growth tumbled 33 percent in the first half of 2018.

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Guy Nègre, founder of compressed air engine car company MDI, dies

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MDI , a Luxembourg-based company striving to commercialize a compressed air engine vehicle ( earlier post ), reported last week that its founder, Guy Nègre, had died. In the US, Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM), the US licensee for Luxembourg-based MDI, is working to launch US-based production of MDI-powered vehicles. The core of MDI’s work is a piston engine powered by the expansion of electronically injected compressed air.

2016 74

EEA: Air pollution in 10 EU countries still above legal limits; road transport and agriculture

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Since 2010, 10 Member States have persistently exceeded their respective emission ceilings for NO x (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland and Luxembourg); NMVOCs (Denmark, Germany, Ireland and Luxembourg) and NH 3 (Austria, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain).

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ABB powers 450kW fast charging for electric buses in Gothenburg

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To date, ABB has installed OppCharge systems around the world, enabling many electric buses to be charged, including installations in Canada, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom, France and Belgium during the past year.

2017 78

Compressed-Air Car Proponents Losing Faith

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Licensees of the much-hyped AirPOD minicar are pressing for results from Motor Development International, the Luxembourg-registered firm behind the compressed-air-powered vehicle. In recent postings to their websites and coverage by European news sources, some of MDI's partners are now openly questioning the technology and MDI's capacity to

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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The Golf was the top-selling car in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Latvia and Belgium. The European car market recorded its best H1 performance of the century, with 8.6 million car registrations between January and June—a year-on-year increase of 2.7%.

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Shell opens its first hydrogen fueling forecourt station in UK

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Shell is in the process of assessing the potential of future projects in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Shell, in partnership with ITM Power, opened the first hydrogen station to be situated on a forecourt in the UK. The new hydrogen station has been supplied by ITM Power and is the first fully branded and public hydrogen refueling site in the UK.

2017 64

Car sharing network expands across Europe

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Car sharing service, BlaBlaCar is to expand its reach across Europe entering no less than five new countries; Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Portugal. First launched in Paris in 2006, the company’s long-distance ride-sharing network now operates in nine countries across Europe including the UK. As part of the launch in Poland, BlaBlaCar joins [.]. Green credentials BlaBlaCar car sharing

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

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On average, the heaviest cars were sold in Sweden (1,540 kg), Austria and Luxembourg (1,502 kg) whereas Maltese, Greek and Danish buyers on average preferred the lightest cars (1,211, 1,243 and 1,279 kg respectively).

2018 93

Peugeot sells out limited production run of 3008 HYbrid4 Limited Edition

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Peugeot took the opportunity of the Geneva Motor Show 2011 to open reservations for its 3008 HYbrid4 Limited Edition numbered special series in the network and on the internet in 11 European countries: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.

European countries struggle to meet emission limits due to emissions from agriculture and transport

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On the basis of unadjusted emission totals, the following 11 Member States reported exceedances of their NEC Directive national ceilings for one or more pollutants in 2015: Austria; Belgium; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; Ireland; Luxembourg; Spain; and Sweden. Austria, Luxembourg, Ireland and Germany exceeded their NO x ceilings the most, in percentage terms, by 28%, 19%, 13% and 13%, respectively.

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Volvo’s Nova Bus and STM to test three electric buses and two rapid charging stations in Montréal

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The deployment of the City Mobility Program is in progress in several cities around the world, such as Göteborg, Stockholm, Hamburg and Luxembourg.

2013 83

PROSUME blockchain-based platform for new peer-to-peer energy models; EV platform

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PROSUME is now negotiating eight different pilot projects in Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The PROSUME Energy Foundation has developed a blockchain-based platform to exchange electricity from renewable and fossil sources.

2017 96

Daimler Financial Services acquires PayCash Europe SA; launching “Mercedes pay” e-payment system

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PayCash Europe SA is a financial institution that is regulated by the Luxembourg banking authority with a license for electronic cash. Daimler Financial Services AG is acquiring the electronic payment services provider PayCash Europe SA. By gaining a foothold in the ePayment business, Daimler AG will be launching its own electronic payment services provider under the “Mercedes pay” brand name. The parties agreed not to disclose the details of the acquisition.

2017 60

SAIC introduces large electric panel van in Europe: Maxus EV80

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SAIC Mobility Europe was formally established in Luxembourg. SAIC Mobility Europe, a division of China’s largest vehicle manufacturer, SAIC, is introducing the Maxus light commercial vehicle brand.

2017 88

Ujet introduces electric scooter at CES

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Ujet plans to launch in many European cities (Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, etc.) At CES, Ujet unveiled its first product, the Ujet electric scooter.

2018 78

Volvo Buses officially launching plug-in 7900 Electric Hybrid; up to 75% reduction in fuel consumption

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Hamburg, Luxembourg and Stockholm have already signed up for supplies of the buses in 2014 and 2015. Volvo Buses will officially launch the plug-in 7900 Electric Hybrid bus at the International IAA Commercial Vehicles show in September. The plug-in technology reduces fuel consumption and carbon dioxide by up to 75%, compared to a conventional diesel bus. Total energy consumption is reduced by 60%.

2014 64

Wrightspeed named as World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer

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Other selected pioneers come from France (2), Luxembourg (2), and Canada, Israel, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Wrightspeed Inc., developer of heavy-duty range-extended electric vehicle powertrains, was named one of the current crop of World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers—and was the only purely automotive technology company so selected.

2016 60

Limited edition Peugeot 508 RXH sells out

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The innovative diesel-electric hybrid was made available across 12 European countries – Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom and Switzerland. Peugeot has announced that all 300 units of the limited edition 508 RXH were sold in just 3 days.

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.

2018 88

Boeing 747-8 Freighter makes transatlantic flight powered by 15% biojet blend in all engines

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It is scheduled to leave the air show the evening of June 22 and fly to Cargolux headquarters at Luxembourg for a two-day visit.

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First Tesla Supercharger in Switzerland

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Tesla plans that by the end of 2014, 100% of the population of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark will live within 320 km of a Supercharger station, with about 90% of the population in England, Wales and Sweden living within the same distance of a charging station. Tesla Motors opened its first Supercharger station in Switzerland today; the Lully station is about 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Geneva on the A1 motorway.

Field test shows Volvo Buses’ plug-in hybrid reduces fuel consumption by 81% and energy consumption by 61%; 21 mpg

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Hamburg and Luxembourg have already signed contracts for supplies of the buses in 2014 and 2015. Volvo Bus’ plug-in hybrid. The pantograph for rapid charging can be seen on the roof. Click to enlarge.

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ABB and Volvo Buses partnering on fast-charging system for hybrid and electric buses

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The first joint project will be the implementation of Volvo Electric Hybrids and ABB’s automatic e-bus chargers in the Luxembourg public transport system, where as many as 12 Volvo Electric Hybrid buses operated by Sales-Lentz will be running on existing lines by 2015.

2014 88

ZPM launches crowd-sourced funding campaign to build compressed-air cars in US

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Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM), the US licensee for Luxembourg-based MDI, the developer of the AirPod compressed-air car ( earlier post , earlier post ), has launched an indiegogo campaign to crowd-source $300,000 to fund US-based production of the AirPod.

2014 83

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

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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. At the Paris Motos Show, BMW introduced an expanded set of services, device support and availabilitiy in more countries. The personal mobility companion BMW Connected already comprises many functions designed to help users with their daily mobility needs.

2016 73

Audi to ramp up A1 production

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The vehicle, which is now on sale in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, and will be on sale in most other European markets by mid-September, will see [.]. It’s considered to be the greenest car the company has ever produced (see article) and now Audi is expected to ramp up production of the new A1.

Growing Number of EU Countries Levying CO2 Taxes on Cars and Incentivizing Plug-ins

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Incentives for electrically chargeable vehicles are now applied in all western European countries with the exceptions of Italy and Luxembourg. EU countries with CO 2 -based taxation policies by year since 2006. Data: ACEA. Click to enlarge.

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US$7.5M JOSPEL project to develop energy efficient climate control for EVs; leveraging Joule and Peltier effects

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Industry and research partners from the involved companies and organisations in Spain, Croatia, Italy, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, France, Portugal, Denmark and Germany recently met in Valencia to align expectations and aims of the project. A trans-European collaboration aims to develop a novel energy efficient climate control system to help reduce the energy used for passenger comfort in electric vehicles by at least 50%.

2015 64

EEA: Fuel efficiency improvements of new cars in Europe slowed in 2016

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On average, the heaviest cars were sold in Sweden (1,516 kg), Austria and Luxembourg (1,497 kg), whereas Maltese, Greek and Danish buyers typically purchased lighter cars (1,210, 1,253 and 1,265 kg respectively).

2017 83

Volvo Buses officially launches the all-new plug-in Electric Hybrid bus

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Hamburg, Luxembourg and Stockholm will implement the new bus system in 2014 and 2015. Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid with overhead conductive charging station and pantograph extended. Click to enlarge.

2014 88

Nissan Teams Up with LeasePlan to Bring Nissan LEAF to Europe

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The thirteen countries involved in the agreement are Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. LeasePlan, a Dutch financial institution specializing in fleet management, and Nissan signed an agreement to cooperate in a European-wide project to launch the electric Nissan LEAF in 2011. LeasePlan is the first leasing company to offer the Nissan LEAF in Europe.

Audi Boosting Production Capacity for A1 by 20%

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In response to reports from its dealers, Audi is increasing the production capacity of the new A1, which goes on sale tomorrow in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, followed by most other European markets from mid-September, by 20%.