Toyota to supply its hydrogen fuel cell systems technology to Caetanobus SA (Portugal) Europe

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Toyota announced that it will provide its hydrogen fuel cell technology to Caetanobus SA in Portugal.

SGL Group inaugurates carbon fiber precursor line in Portugal

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SGL Group has inaugurated the production line for carbon-fiber precursor at its FISIPE site in Lavradio, near Lisbon in Portugal. As part of the global production network of SGL Group, the precursor from Portugal is being used for the production of the new generation of high-end industrial SIGRAFIL carbon fibers in Moses Lake, Washington State (US) and Muir of Ord (Scotland).

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Electric Leaf makes European debut in Portugal

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PortugalJapan its first Leaf models and now so does Europe after Portuguese electric mobility consortium MOBI.E took delivery of nine of the all-electric cars from Nissan this week. The consortium becomes the first commercial customer in Europe to take delivery of the car dubbed the world’s ‘first mass-market, full electric vehicle’. The keys to the [.]. Nissan electric mobility consortium leaf MOBI.E

New electric truck trial gets underway in Portugal

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Daimler-owned Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks is beginning a trial lease program in Portugal for its new Fuso Canter E-Cell trucks, to see how the fully electric commercial deals with the demands of working life.

Portugal to gain 1,300 new EV charging points

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A new partnership between non-profit firm Inteli and utilities company Oracle is to support the installation of 1,350 electric vehicle charging stations in Portugal. Oracle points Portugal renewableThe new project will see around 1,300 standard charging points and 50 fast charging points rolled out across 25 municipalities and main highways across the country. It forms part of the [.]. Electric cars charging electric MOBI.E

Nissan begins construction of Li-ion battery plant in Portugal

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has begun construction of an advanced lithium-ion battery plant in Cacia, Portugal to support the rollout of electric vehicles from the Renault-Nissan Alliance in Europe. Nissan Motor Co., The battery plant is being built on a 30,450-square meter plot of land belonging to the Renault CACIA gearbox assembly plant following an investment of €156 million (US$211 million). The facility will start operations in December 2012 and will have a total capacity of 50,000 units a year.

Petrobras and Galp to Form Biofuels Joint Venture in Portugal

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Petrobras and Galp Energia signed a cooperation agreement for a biofuels production project in Portugal. According to Petrobras Biocombustível CEO Miguel Rossetto, production is expected to start in Portugal in 2015. The project will be implemented via a parity joint venture yet to be formally constituted. The companies will build a biodiesel production plant at Galp’s Sines refinery, which will process the feedstock produced in Brazil.

Siemens receives major order from Portugal for 100 fast-charging columns; framework agreement for 300

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Siemens has received a major order for its model Charge CP700A charging point from Portugal. As part of the Portuguese program to promote electromobility (MOBI.E), Siemens Portugal concluded a framework agreement for delivery of up to 300 charging points. INTELLI is planning the setup of the charging infrastructure network in Portugal and intends to install the charging points in 25 cities by 2012, at public parking lots and near shopping centers, hotels and airports.

Nissan and Portugal Exploring Establishing Li-ion Battery Plant in Portugal

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The Portuguese Government and Nissan signed a Letter of Intent to study the establishment of a lithium-ion battery plant in Portugal. This could make Portugal the second country, after Japan, where Nissan would invest in a full-scale manufacturing facility for its advanced lithium-ion batteries. In November, Portugal became the first European country to sign a final agreement with the Renault-Nissan Alliance for implementing a zero emission mobility program.

Group to improve electric car batteries for Spain and Portugal

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news SEAT electric car batteries Ficosa Portugal Sanyo SpainElectric vehicles in Spain and Portugalare set to benefit from a new collaboration between Volkswagen Group member SEAT, Ficosa and Sanyo; which will focus on the development of batteries for the region. The agreement will see the three companies study and prove the technical feasibility and technology of batteries for both the SEAT and Volkswagen [.].

Renault-Nissan Alliance to take electric vehicles to Portugal

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Having already announced that Portugal will be one of the first two countries in Europe to receive its all electric compact family car in December, the Nissan LEAF, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has now made another electric mobility partnership in the country. Nissan LEAF Portugal Renault-Nissan Alliance

SEAT, Ficosa and Sanyo join forces to develop batteries for electric vehicles in Spain and Portugal

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Volkswagen Group member SEAT, Ficosa and Sanyo have signed an agreement to promote the development of batteries for electric vehicles in Spain and Portugal. Sanyo will develop the cells and the battery pack and make the cells and Ficosa will address the assembly process of the batteries in Viladecavalls facilities (Barcelona) to provide for the SEAT and Volkswagen factories in Spain and Portugal.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and MOBI.E Tech (Portugal) to Promote Electric Mobility

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Tech have partnered for the promotion of electric mobility in Portugal. The stations will be installed all over Portugal, in places such as public car parks, shopping centers, hotels, airports and gasoline stations. The LOI follows the Agreement signed between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Portugal in 2008 for the implementation of a nationwide electric mobility program in the country. The Renault-Nissan Alliance and the Portuguese consortium MOBI.E

Ring of Smart Parts Thieves Broken Up in Portugal

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Police in Oporto, Portugal, have announced the arrest of a gang of not-very-smart Smart thieves, along with the seizure of thousands of separate parts and four stolen Smart cars found in a garage near the Bonfim area. That workshop, which was dedicated to sales of parts, repairs, and used Smart cars, has been closed by court order. Police also

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. Nissan LEAF deliveries begin in Portugal in January, Ireland in February and the UK in March. The price of Nissan LEAF after government incentives is €30,250 (US$39,470) in Portugal, €29,995 (US$39,147) in Ireland and £23,990 (US$37,445) in the UK (UK price inclusive of new 20% rate of VAT coming into effect from January 1 2011).

Nissan to Build Li-ion Battery Plants for EVs in the UK and Portugal

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The governments of the UK and Portugal have offered to extend financial assistance and other support to ensure that Nissan locates the proposed plants within their respective countries. In Portugal, several possible sites for the battery plant have been identified and the final selection will be announced at a later date. Last November, Portugal became the first European country to sign a final agreement with the Alliance for implementing a zero emission mobility program from 2010.

Petrobras Launches Two Palm Oil Projects; Biodiesel in State of Pará, Renewable Diesel with Galp in Portugal

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The Belém project will produce around 250,000 tons of renewable diesel in Portugal, in partnership with Galp Energia, to supply the Iberian market. The total estimated investment is R$1,017 million (US$566 million), of which R$554 million (US$309 million) will be invested in Brazil, to produce 300,000 tons of palm oil per year, and R$463 million (US$258 million) in Portugal, to deploy a plant which is expected to go on stream in 2015.

New electric sports car revealed in Lisbon

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Portugal now has its very first electric sports car, as a new company called VE reveals its Veeco RT 1 Series, set to go on sale mid-2013. Electric cars electric car new PortugalAn electric trike type vehicle, the Veeco was first unveiled in Lisbon back in February. Seating two people, the model is extremely energy efficient, able to go 250 [.].

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New electric car battery plant for Nissan

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Nissan has begun construction of a state-of-the-art, advanced lithium ion battery plant in Cacia, Portugal to support the rollout of electric vehicles as part of its alliance with Renault. Nissan alliance Portugal RenaultThe battery plant is being built on a 30,450-square metre plot of land belonging to the Renault CACIA gearbox assembly plant following an investment of 156 [.].

New car sales down in January

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Green cars Latest news car registrations European Union France germany new car sales Portugal Romania UKIt may not be the bleak times of the credit crunch, but demand for new cars slumped dramatically during January. In the first month of the year, new car registrations fell by 7.1 per cent in the EU compared to the same month one year ago. The data, from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, shows [.].

Europe’s greenest driver wins an Ampera

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Tags: Vauxhall ecoFLEX challenge green driver Opel Portugal sweden winner

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Groupe Renault launching large-scale V2G trials with fleet of 15 Zoe EVs

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The pilot schemes will begin in the Netherlands and Portugal. Groupe Renault is beginning the first large-scale pilot schemes in alternating-current, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging in electric vehicles.

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Teijin completes acquisition of Czech composite and component supplier Benet Automotive

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Teijin Limited completed the acquisition of Benet Automotive s.r.o. Benet), a leading automotive composite and component supplier in the Czech Republic, from Jet Investment. Teijin is targeting automotive composite business sales of approximately €1.7 billion (US$2 billion) by 2030.

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Daimler hands over FUSO eCanter electric truck to Penske Truck Leasing in the US

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tons already is in costumer operations in Japan and the US and also in major European markets such as Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Portugal. Penske Truck Leasing has taken delivery of its first FUSO eCanter elctric light-duty truck from Daimler.

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Daimler begins deliveries of electric FUSO eCanter; UPS first commercial customer; NGO fleets

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The FUSO eCanter benefits from extensive experience of customer trials conducted in Portugal and Germany with the pre-series vehicles between 2014 and 2017. This past July, MFTBC celebrated the start of production of eCanter in Tramagal, Portugal.

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Daimler starts production of FUSO eCanter in Europe; first series all-electric light-duty truck

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has started production of the all‑electric light-duty truck Fuso eCanter in Tramagal, Portugal. The vehicles coming from Tramagal, Portugal will be handed over to customers within Europe and the US within the next month.

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Volkswagen Group takes 49% stake in diconium; growing the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud

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The proprietor-managed company has a total workforce of about 800 people working at locations in Germany, Portugal, the US and India. The Volkswagen Group is acquiring a 49% stake in diconium , strengthening its digital business capabilities.

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EEA report finds more action needed to protect Europe’s most vulnerable citizens from air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures

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Many regions in Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain are also characterized by lower incomes and education, higher levels of unemployment and larger elderly populations.

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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

Swiss Post, Austrian Post to move to fully electric fleets by 2030

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Other new members are Portugal’s EDP and New Zealand’s Meridian Energy. National postal companies Swiss Post and Austrian Post have committed to electrify their delivery fleets by 2030. The national companies have joined the global electric vehicles initiative EV100 which aims to make electric transport the new normal by 2030. EV100 is led by The Climate Group, the international non-profit focused on accelerating climate action.

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GlobalData: Global lithium production to triple over the next four years

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million tons; Congo (Kinshasa), Russia, and Serbia, 1 million tons each; Czechia, 840,000 tons; Zimbabwe, 500,000 tons; Spain, 400,000 tons; Mali, 200,000 tons; Brazil and Mexico, 180,000 tons each; Portugal, 100,000 tons; and Austria, 50,000 tons.

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Electric car joins the force

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Eight LEAF cars have been delivered to Portugal’s PSP (Polícia de Segurança Pública) -the security force responsible for policing the large urban areas of the country. Nissan’s well-known electric LEAF car has secured itself a new role; as a Portuguese police car. Hampered by a limited driving range, the police intend to use the zero [.]. Nissan electric car Nissan LEAF

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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Passenger car registrations in EU down 7.1% in January 2012 year-on-year

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The biggest contraction was noted in Portugal (-47.4%) and the largest increase in Romania (+86.4%). In January 2012, demand for new cars dropped by 7.1% in the EU, compared to the same month a year earlier, according to data from the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association).

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Fisker’s Karma coming around in Europe

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Fisker’s European expansion continues apace with the news that car dealer group Guarnieri will exclusively import and market all Fisker vehicles in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Guarnieri has dealerships and showrooms across the region, with a large and loyal customer base and a track-record of success with premium manufacturers including BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, and McLaren. [.]. Fisker Europe Fisker Karma Sales

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Portugal. 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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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.

Teijin acquires composites company Inapal to expand European automotive business

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Teijin Limited has acquired Inapal Plasticos SA (Inapal), a leading automotive composite supplier in Portugal. The company has two manufacturing locations in Portugal serving a variety of European OEM customers including Jaguar, Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Bentley. The shares of Inapal will be purchased by Teijin Holdings Netherlands B.V., the Teijin Group’s holding company in the Netherlands.

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EEA: small increase in EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2017, with transport emissions up for the fourth consecutive year

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The largest increases in relative terms in 2017 occurred in Malta, Portugal and Estonia. Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU) increased by 0.7% in 2017, according to latest official data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

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Joint IEA-NEA report details plunge in costs of renewable electricity; nuclear competitive with other baseload power sources

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Overnight costs for coal plants in OECD countries range from a low of US$1 218/kWe in Korea to a high of US$3 067/kWe in Portugal. Overnight costs for residential PV range from US$1,867/kWe in Portugal to US$3,366/ kWe in France.

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Daimler Trucks delivers first FUSO eCanter electric trucks to customers in UK

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Production for the European and USA market is in Tramagal (Portugal). Daimler Trucks has handed over the first all-electric FUSO eCanter trucks to customers in Great Britain. The company is thus bringing its electric light-duty truck (7.5

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Calumet Specialty Products Partners invests $25M in Louisiana gas-to-liquids joint venture

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The brownfield plant will be owned and operated by Juniper GTL LLC, a company also co-owned by Portugal-based SGC Energia and Texas-based Great Northern Project Development and will be funded through a combination of equity and senior secured debt. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.,

Groupe PSA launching a new generation of small vans based on EMP2 platform for Peugeot, Citroën and Opel/Vauxhall

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The four brands’ models will be produced at the Vigo (Spain) and Mangualde (Portugal) facilities. Forerunner and historical leader of the leisure activity vehicle (LAV)—i.e.,

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