SEAT begins construction on battery lab in Spain

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MW simultaneously, this facility will become a one-of-a-kind, pioneering electric battery laboratory in Spain. The Leon family will have plug-in hybrid electric models under the SEAT and CUPRA brand, manufactured in Martorell; the SEAT Tarraco will have a PHEV version and the CUPRA Formentor, the first model designed and developed for the CUPRA brand, will also have plug-in hybrid electric variants, which will be manufactured in Martorell.

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Ford reveals production version of Transit Custom PHEV at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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Ford revealed the production version of the new Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany. The Transit Custom PHEV targets an all-electric driving range of 50 kilometers (31 miles), and uses the multi-award-winning Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine as a range extender for total range exceeding 500 kilometers (310 miles). The PHEV model will enter volume production in the second half of 2019.

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Ford of Europe piloting geofencing and blockchain technology to ensure PHEVs operate efficiently in city center low-emission zones

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Ford is extending its European plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) trial to Cologne. The study, which is also testing Ford PHEVs on the streets of London and Valencia, Spain, aims to better analyse and show the real-world benefits of such vehicles for the environment and for commercial vehicle owners and operators. The connected PHEVs will then automatically switch to low-emission mode when they enter these updated zones.

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SEAT to introduce 500 km MEB-based EV, Leon PHEV in 2020

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Of this amount, €464 million (US$572 million) were earmarked entirely for R&D, a figure which represents close to 3% of the total R&D investment expenses in Spain, making SEAT the leading industrial investor in Spain. SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will introduce its first fully electric vehicle in 2020. Built on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, the new EV will feature a range of 500 km (311 miles).

2018 207

SEAT delivers EVs and PHEVs to Barcelona for 6-month trial

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SEAT—the Spain-based member of the Volkswagen Group—earlier this year delivered three electric-drive cars to Barcelona City Hall: two Leon TwinDrive Ecomotive plug-in hybrids, and one Altea XL Electric Ecomotive, an all-electric zero-emissions car. SEAT is involved in other projects to promote electrical motoring in Spain. This project takes a global approach to research into the foundations for a successful introduction of the electric car in Spain.

2012 206

Volvo’s Polestar 1 PHEV makes European debut; pre-orders open 13 March

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An additional 12 new markets for Polestar 1 have been added and will open for pre-orders simultaneously, including Switzerland, the UK, Belgium, Finland, France, Poland, Austria, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Portugal and Canada. Polestar, Volvo Cars’ new electric performance brand, introduced the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid to the public for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show. The European debut follows its global media reveal in Shanghai, China, in late 2017. Earlier post.).

2018 163

New battery-electric vehicles take 5.7% share in Europe in Q1; hybrids 18.4%, gasoline 42.2% , diesel 23.2%

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Most EU markets posted double-digit declines in this segment, including three of the four major ones: Germany (-29.4%), Spain (-28.3%) and France (-11.1%). By contrast, demand for battery electric cars declined in Spain (-12.6%) from January to March.

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Audi’s European sales up 6% in November; A3 e-tron PHEV sales “extremely encouraging”

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Among the major European markets, Spain achieved the highest growth in November, with Audi sales rising by 35.2% Audi sales increased globally 1% in November to 147,750 deliveries. In Europe, Audi increased sales by 6% to around 62,300 units, despite the model changeover for its bestseller, the Audi A4, and in spite of the background of the Volkswagen Group emissions issue. Since the start of the year, Audi has sold more than 1.64 million units, up 3.4%.

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

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Combined registrations in Italy, the UK, Spain and France tumbled from 646,000 units in April 2019 to 34,000 one year later. Spain also saw a decrease, down from 45% in April 2019 to 41% in April 2020. As expected, new car registrations in Europe faced a steady decline in April.

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PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Electric sign a European Cooperation Agreement for the co-development of electromobility solutions; BEVs and PHEVs

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PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Electric last week signed a technology and commercial cooperation agreement to collaborate towards establishing reliable business models for Electrical Mobility (EV), which includes both Fixed Battery Electrical Vehicles (FBEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). The agreement would see GE Capital lease EV vehicles across Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

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New EV market share in Europe hits 7.2% in Q2 2020, up from 2.4% in same period last year

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in Spain and 48.8% Sales of plug-in hybrids (PHEV) provided a strong boost to this growth (+133.9%) with 66,128 new cars. In the second quarter of 2020, the market share of electrically-chargeable vehicles increased to 7.2% of total EU car sales, compared to a 2.4%

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Ford extends Transit Plug-In Hybrid Van trial to Cologne

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From spring 2019, Ford, supported by the City of Cologne, will operate a fleet of 10 Ford Transit Custom PHEVs with regional companies in the city to investigate the extent to which PHEVs can help to achieve urban air quality goals. Funded by Ford, the trial will initially run for 12 months, in cooperation with municipal fleets serving the public sector, complementing testing in London, UK and Valencia, Spain with larger fleets and small-to-medium fleets respectively.

2018 206

ACEA: plug-in vehicles take 6.8% market share in Europe in Q1 2020; HEVs at 9.4%

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All the markets in the region went into decline, notably the four largest ones: Italy (-49.8%), France (-36.6%), Spain (-33.8%) and Germany (-23.0%). Both the battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) segments provided a strong boost to this growth (+68.4

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JATO: electrified vehicles 13% of new car reg in Europe in January 2020; electrified vehicles only growth-driver

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All electrified types contributed to growth as hybrids (HEV) increased their volume by 36%, pure electric (BEV) by 91% and plug-in hybrids (PHEV) by 173%. Among the big markets, electrified vehicles counted for almost 19% in France, 14% in the UK, 12% in Spain, 10% in Germany and 8% in Italy.

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JATO Dynamics: in decline of Euro new car market, electrified vehicles increase share to almost 13%

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Against this negative backdrop, electrified vehicles (HEVs, PHEVs and BEVs) were once again the outlier in the industry. February 2020 registrations of HEVs were up 46% to 59,000; PHEVs were up 153% to 28,700; and BEVs were up 92% to 38,700 units year-on-year.

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Sales of chargeable vehicles more than triple in EU in Q3 to take 9.9% new market share

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As a result, demand for plug-in hybrids (PHEV) boomed (+368.1%) during the third quarter, going from 29,557 units last year to 138,348 new cars sold in 2020. Among the four major markets, Germany (+159.8%) and France (+144.1%) posted the biggest increases, mainly driven by exceptionally strong sales of plug-in hybrids, followed by Italy (+60.3%) and Spain (+51.6%). In the third quarter of 2020, 9.9%

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EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased in 2018

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Sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery-electric vehicles (BEV) continued to increase. However, the combined share of PHEVs and BEVs in all car sales remains low (2% compared to 1.5% The combined shares of PHEV and BEV sales were highest in Iceland (15%), Sweden (8.4%) and the Netherlands (6.8%). Higher sales in Poland (+46%), Croatia (+28%) and Hungary (+21%) were accompanied by lower sales in Italy (-6%) and Spain (-5%).

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

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Several factors affected this emission increase, including an increase in the average mass and only a limited increase of the share of electric vans (BEV sand PHEV) from 0.8% Sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery-electric vehicles (BEV) continued to increase to about 3.5%, compared with 2% in 2018. The combined shares of PHEV and BEV registrations were highest in Norway (56%), Iceland (19%), the Netherlands (16%) and Sweden (12%).

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Europe December 2020

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In December, BEVs ran fast (168.912 units, +223% YoY), but PHEVs are were even faster (+347%, 112,260 units), so in the final 2020 numbers, while plugin hybrids ended below (46% vs 54% share) fully electrics, they recovered a massive 10% share regarding the previous year. Open the Gates! (23%

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Kia Motors to accelerate diversification of global mobility services

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It currently operates 500 Niro PHEVs and is one of the leading car-sharing providers in Spain. Kia Motors Corporation plans to expand its partnerships with global mobility companies to meet the needs of a diverse range of customers worldwide. Kia’s President and CEO Ho Sung Song shared the company’s strategy for global mobility during his visit to the company’s Sohari plant in Korea to review launch preparations for the new fourth-generation Kia Carnival.

2020 195

Pike Research updates xEV forecasts; projects Ford to lead US PEV market, followed by GM

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Pike Research has published an update to its earlier forecasts on xEVs: hybrid (HEVs); plug-in hybrid (PHEVs); and battery electric vehicles (BEVs). As a result of new assumptions, Pike Research has slightly reduced its forecasts for plug-in vehicles (PEVs: PHEVs and BEVs combined) from past forecasts. vehicles by 2020, while PHEVs will see significantly fewer with 3.4

2012 227

Demand for battery electric vehicles in Europe doubles in July; growth driven by Tesla and Renault

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Registrations of BEV, PHEV, HEV and other electric vehicles totalled 96,600 units in July—as demand increased by 29% from July 2018. Elsewhere, the Opel Corsa saw a volume increase of 28%, boosted by strong demand in Germany (+82%) and Spain (+153%). Despite continuing economic uncertainty and diminishing consumer confidence, the European car market registered growth in July 2019, as registrations were up by 1.2% to 1,325,600 units, according to JATO Dynamics.

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Ford Introducing Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid C-MAX Models in Europe in 2013

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Ford’s Valencia plant in Spain will build the company’s first hybrid models for European customers with two advanced technology derivatives of the new Ford C-MAX compact multi-activity model to be launched in 2013: a full Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), and a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). Total investment in the new Ford C-MAX program in Spain over the next three years, including the hybrid models, is almost $410 million (€320 million).

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Kia to complete 11-model EV lineup with 7 dedicated EVs by 2026; sell 1.6M eco-friendly vehicles annually by 2030

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By 2030, EVs, HEVs and PHEVs will make up 40% of all sales for Kia, with an annual sales target of 1.6 In Spain, the company’s flagship car-sharing service Wible will be expanded with Wible Más and Wible Empresas (tentatively named). Kia has updated its Plan S strategy, underpinned by three core pillars: advancing electric vehicle (EV) transition; strengthening its purpose-built vehicle (PBV) business; and expanding future mobility services. Advancing EV transition.

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Tesla Model 3 Europe’s best-selling pure EV in February in its first full month on the market

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This was largely because February marked a month of uncertainty for many of the bigger European markets, such as Spain, where registrations fell by 10% amongst political turmoil, and the Netherlands, where a change in tax on pure electric vehicles contributed to the 15% drop in overall registrations. Denmark also recorded a strong result in February, with volume up by 8% due to an increase in its EV and PHEV registrations.

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JATO: new diesel car volume in Europe in October dropped 9.9%; 41.4% market share lowest in 10 years

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When looking at the AFV data, hybrids still lead the way, accounting for 59% of the total volume for the AFV category, compared to PHEV and fully electric (BEV) vehicles, which accounted for 23% and 17% respectively. Strong results in major European markets including France, Italy, Spain, Poland and the Netherlands all contributed to October’s positive performance. New vehicle sales in Europe in October 2017 increased 5.6%

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Total alternative fuel vehicle reg in Europe up 17.4% in Q2 2015, EVs up 53%; EVs up 78.4% for H1

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Of these, electric vehicle (EV) registrations—Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) + Plug‐in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) + Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs)—significantly grew (+53.0%), rising from 18,024 units in Q2 2014 to 27,575 units in Q2 2015. Looking at the EU’s major markets, the UK saw the largest increase of AFVs registered over the period (+62.4%), followed by France (+59.7%) and Spain (+58.0%).

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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. However, details by powertrain highlights that only pure electric cars (BEV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV) drove this growth, as hybrids posted a decline of 11%.

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UK Manufacturer Axon Automotive Unveils Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

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The Axon Automotive PHEV. UK-based Axon Automotive, a spin-off from Cranfield University, previewed a pre-production plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) version of its lightweight city car at the Milton Keynes Science Festival. Using a typical UK powerstation mix to account for emissions generated during electricity generation, the Axon PHEV emits just under 50 g/km of CO 2 for the mix of electric and gasoline used in the Government test. Click to enlarge.

2009 193

SEAT unveils plug-in hybrid prototype based on the new Leon hatchback; smart charging and V2G

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SEAT Leon Verde PHEV prototype. The Leon Verde (“Green”) prototype is the culmination of the four-year Cenit Verde research project in Spain, and was presented at the official closing event of the project. Click to enlarge. SEAT, a Spanish motor company and member of the Volkswagen Group, has unveiled a plug-in hybrid R&D prototype based on the new Leon hatchback.

2013 205

Electric Vehicle Initiative Launched at Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington DC

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As of 20 July, participating governments include China, France, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The specific technologies that will be the focus of the pilots may include hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), all-electric vehicles (AEVs), and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs).

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2017 sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles top 50,000 units

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This makes the BMW Group the world’s third-largest BEV/PHEV manufacturer. France (51,569 / +3.6%) and Spain (35,731 / +8.9%) were two of the regions more significant growth drivers. The BMW Group reported that it has delivered more than 50,000 BMW i, BMW iPerformance and electrified MINI vehicles to customers around the world since the start of the year.

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Peugeot unveils autonomous plug-in hybrid INSTINCT Concept; Samsung ARTIK Cloud for IoT; Sentiance for data analysis

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In Spain, in conjunction with the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Peugeot unveiled its INSTINCT plug-in hybrid concept, a Shooting Brake which offers the option of fully autonomous driving. The PHEV powertrain offers 300 PS, and the car features both ‘Drive’ and ‘Autonomous’ modes, affording the driver the choice between an engaging drive and the convenience of a fully autonomous vehicle.

2017 150

Ford unveils C-MAX Energi, its first production plug-in hybrid, and another hybrid variant

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On the heels officially introducing the Focus Electric last week ( earlier post ), Ford revealed two next-generation hybrids—including its first production plug-in hybrid (PHEV)—at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid vehicles sold in Europe in 2013 will be built at Ford’s plant in Valencia, Spain, starting in 2013. Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid. Click to enlarge.

2011 202

Exploring the adoption of EVs in the US, Europe and China; charging scenarios and infrastructure

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Aspirational targets among seven countries participating in the Electric Vehicle Initiative would see growth from just under 2 million EV and PHEVs to just under 20 million by 2020. Within the EU, it cites examples from France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Denmark. Spain has set a goal of 250,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2014.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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If gas ever reaches those levels here, you can bet that hybrid cars, phevs and electric vehicles will be hard to find. Spain. 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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Tesla Model 3 Tops Sweden, Spain, & Denmark in 1st Quarter; Nissan LEAF #1 in Ireland


Sales numbers are in for electric vehicles in Sweden, Spain, Denmark, and Ireland for the month of March, and thus for the first quarter as a whole.