T&E: Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands lead deployments of zero-emission buses in Europe

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In Luxembourg and the Netherlands about two-thirds of new buses were zero-emissions. Denmark leads the way when it comes to putting zero-emission urban buses on the streets in Europe, with 78% of new vehicles being electric, according to the latest data from green NGO Transport & Environment.

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. End of route stations will be delivered Q2 2017, with one of the systems to be located at Sales-Lentz’ depot. The buses will be charged with opportunity charging (fast charging at end stops).

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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!

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. The project has been delivered with ABB fast charging infrastructure and substation to the local authority MDDI Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure; with the support of the national road administration of Luxembourg (Administration des Ponts et Chausseés).

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.

Luxembourg bus operator orders five Volvo 7900 plug-in hybrid buses; ABB fast chargers

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Volvo has received an order for 5 Volvo 7900 plug-in hybrid electric buses ( earlier post ) from bus operator AVL (Autobus de la ville de Luxembourg). The five buses and chargers will be delivered towards the end of this year; one of the bus chargers will be placed at the central station in Luxembourg. Electric bus fast chargers will be supplied by ABB.

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.

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.

Elektromotive Extends European Recharging Network to Belgium and Luxembourg

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UK-based Elektromotive has appointed The PluginCompany to install networks of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Belgium and Luxembourg. Elektromotive and The PluginCompany are working together to educate major businesses and legislators in Belgium and Luxembourg about the benefits of zero-emissions motoring and the need for compatible recharging infrastructures.

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.

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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High-power battery company MOBIUS.energy secures $50M investment commitment from GEM

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MOBIUS.energy Corporation secured a $50-million investment commitment from GEM Global Yield LLC SCS, a $3.4-billion, Luxembourg-based private alternative investment group.

Volvo Cars successfully places first green bond, raises €500M

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The settlement date is expected to be 7 October 2020 and the bonds will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

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SunMirror AG to acquire Latitude 66 Cobalt

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SunMirror AG, an exploration company specializing in mineral resources such as gold, lithium, cobalt and other metals and minerals powering future industries, through its wholly owned subsidiary SunMirror Luxembourg S.A.,

BASF boosts support for sustainable road construction with global distribution rights for RheoFalt rejuvenator

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Excluded from the agreement are Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands, where Ventraco will continue to supply the products. BASF now has the worldwide distribution rights for RheoFalt smart additives to modify asphalt and bitumen manufactured by the Netherlands-based company Ventraco.

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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.

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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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GEM commits to invest up to $100M in Skyworks Aeronautics; commercialization of eVTOL gyroplanes

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announced a $100-million investment commitment from GEM Global Yield LLC SCS, a Luxembourg-based private alternative investment group. Skyworks Aeronautics Corp.

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.

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NGK Spark Plug & HAKUTO-R to test solid-state lithium battery technology on the moon in 2021

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The company has more than 85 staff from 13 different countries; operates in Japan (HQ), Luxembourg and the US; and has signed partnerships with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Government of Luxembourg. NGK Spark Plug, a manufacturer with more than 80 years of experience in spark plugs and ceramics, and lunar exploration company ispace, inc.,

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Arrival and Uber to collaborate on EV for ride-hailing industry; based on Small Vehicle Platform

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Arrival was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with more than 1,800 global employees located in offices across the United States, Germany, Netherlands, Israel, Russia, and Luxembourg. Commercial electric vehicle company Arrival is partnering with Uber to develop an affordable, purpose-built electric vehicle (EV) for ride-hailing drivers. The Arrival Car is expected to enter production in Q3 2023.

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%.

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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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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.

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JRC, ENISA report examines cybersecurity challenges in uptake of AI in autonomous driving

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Cybersecurity challenges in the uptake of artificial intelligence in autonomous driving,” EUR 30568 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2021, ISBN 978-92-76-28646-2, doi: 10.2760/551271.

Europe’s Most Financed Luxury Car Brand

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Notably, Tesla is the luxury car brand dominating Scandinavia (Denmark & Finland) as well as the small country of Luxembourg. 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.

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

EEB report finds only Belgium and Slovakia on track to meet EU air pollution targets

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Greece, Luxembourg and Romania have still not delivered their program and Italy has only submitted a draft. All of the EU’s member states but two have failed to show how they will slash air pollution to comply with the emissions limits set out in the EU’s National Emission Ceilings Directive, according to a new report from the European Environmental Bureau (EEB).

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. Volvo Group’s North American subsidiary, Nova Bus, and the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) have entered into an agreement on an electrification project for the public transit system of Montréal, Canada. The MoU formalizes the intention of testing three Nova LFSe electric buses and two charging stations in Montréal.

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JRC report assesses R&I in low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT) in Europe; €2.3B spent from 2007-2020

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2021) “Research and innovation in low-emission alternative energy for transport in Europe,” EUR 30666 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, ISBN 978-92-76-34253-3, doi: 10.2760/813147 , JRC124695.

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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. Göteborg Energi has ordered two 450kW ABB OppCharge (Opportunity Charging) fast chargers, facilitating more efficient operation for articulated high-capacity electric buses in Gothenburg.

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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.

Bluejay Mining in JV with Gates-backed KoBold Metals for EV-critical minerals in Greenland; developing Disko

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Disko is circa the size of Luxembourg, with the largest anomaly being more than 6 km long.

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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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

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.

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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.

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Abellio, Alstom, NASA and Rolls-Royce to implement new hybrid drive solution on Coradia Lint diesel trains

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More than 2800 Coradia trains have been sold to date, with 2300 of them currently operating in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden and Canada. Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland, Alstom, Nahverkehrsservice Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH (NASA) and Rolls-Royce plan to implement jointly a new hybrid drive solution on Abellio’s fleet of Coradia Lint diesel trains.

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MAN Lion’s City 18 E articulated electric bus to begin practical testing in Barcelona and Cologne later this year

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Over the course of 2020, the demo fleet of 15 electric buses in total will then be running customers’ services in five European countries (Germany, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, France). MAN is introducing a new 18-meter articulated electric bus this year.

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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%.

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COVID-19 outbreak poised to strengthen EV momentum and the markets for cobalt and copper

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Benedikt Sobotka is CEO of Luxembourg-based Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), and Co-Chair of the Global Battery Alliance (GBA). by Benedikt Sobotka, CEO of Eurasian Resources Group , Co-Chair of the Global Battery Alliance. Over the past couple of years, the drive towards electric vehicles has been relentless, with tens of billions of dollars committed to the electrification of new model offerings. Automakers have faced two major hurdles.

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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. A new Boeing 747-8 Freighter landed at Paris Le Bourget Airport after completing the first transatlantic flight of a large commercial airplane powered on all engines by a sustainable aviation jet fuel. 747-8 Freighter landing in Paris. Click to enlarge. The airplane, piloted by Boeing pilots Capt. Keith Otsuka and Capt. Rick Braun and Cargolux Capt.

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Volkswagen Group takes minority stake in 3D holography company SeeReal Technologies

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Research cooperation between Volkswagen Group Innovation and the technology company, with locations in Dresden and Luxembourg, already started at the end of 2018. Volkswagen has acquired a minority stake in the technology company SeeReal Technologies. This participation will secure access for the Group to future-oriented augmented reality in the field of display technologies for the automobile. SeeReal’s solution to 3D displays is based on true interference-based holography.

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