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.

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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

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.

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 [.].

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.

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.

1-year customer field trials of FUSO electric Canter in Portugal show 64% lower costs, 37% reduction in CO2 given local power mix

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Daimler has concluded customer field trials with eight pre-production Fuso Canter E-Cell electric trucks ( earlier post ) in Portugal. All eight vehicles travelled the roads of Portugal and were permanently monitored and analyzed during the one-year field trial.

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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 [.].

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

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

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

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.

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

SUVs became the largest and fastest-growing automotive segment in 2015; up 22% from 2014

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Portugal: +54.8%. Global sales of SUVs surged 22% in 2015, supporting an overall increase in global sales of light vehicles of 1.7% in 2014-2015, according to data released by global market research company Euromonitor International. SUVs overtook lower medium cars to become the largest automotive segment in 2015, accounting for 22.9% of light vehicle sales globally. Sales of SUVs grew from 5 million units in 2000 to 20 million in 2015 and are forecast to hit 42 million units by 2031.

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.

Electric Leaf order books open in Europe

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The Japanese carmaker confirmed the date as the order books for the all-electric car open for customers in Portugal and Ireland. Nissan has confirmed that order books for its electric Leaf model will open to UK customers on September 1, ahead of the first deliveries set for March next year. The move means that Portuguese, [.].

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

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However, the Netherlands, together with Portugal (105 g CO 2 /km), Denmark and Greece (both 106 g CO 2 /km) remains among the countries having the most fuel-efficient new cars sold.

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i-MiEV electric car available in 15 European countries

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The electric car is now available in 15 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It may have taken its time to reach the marketplace, but the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is now firmly making its mark across Europe.

New superionic glasses show promise as electrolytes for advanced lithium batteries

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A group led by Dr. Maria Braga at the University of Porto (Portugal) reports in the RSC’s Journal of Material Chemistry A journal on the potential for a novel type of superionic glasses for use as a solid electrolyte in advanced Lithium batteries.

Kinetics Drive Solutions and Efacec collaborate on electric bus propulsion systems

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and Portugal-based Efacec Electric Mobility, S.A. Kinetics’ NexDrive EV3-850 + PowerPhase HD electric drive system. Click to enlarge. Kinetics Drive Solutions Inc. are collaborating to deliver full-vehicle propulsion systems for electric buses.

In conversation with Nissan’s Francois Bancon

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As part of an exclusive first look at Nissan’s electric sportscar concept, the ESFLOW, there was chance for a collection of journalists from England, Germany, and Portugal to take part in a group discussion with Nissan’s Product Director for zero emission vehicles, Francois Bancon (pictured below), about the manufacturer’s electric car strategy and the thinking [.].

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

EV Cup appoints MSVR

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The 2011 EV Cup is expected to be staged UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA, with the first round set for 6th August at Silverstone. The ground breaking EV Cup, the world’s first racing series exclusively featuring zero emission (tail pipe) electric vehicles has appointed MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR_ as the organising club. The series [.]. Electric cars EV Cup MSVR Race Series

Honda targets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency with 8,500-mile diesel drive across Europe

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The 24 countries which are covered in the route, in alphabetical order, are as follows: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. Honda aims to win a new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency in an 8,500-mile (13,679 km) drive across all 24 contiguous EU countries in a 1.6

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).

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 [.].

Major power and gas company E.ON splitting in two; focusing on renewables, spinning off conventional power generation

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s financial flexibility is further enhanced by the divestment of its entire businesses in Spain and Portugal, which it has agreed to sell to Macquarie, an Australian investment firm, for an enterprise value of €2.5 Düsseldorf, Germany-base E.ON, one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies, is adopting a new strategic direction under which is will split itself in two. itself will focus on renewables, distribution networks, and customer solutions.

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JATO Dynamics: European new car registrations buoyed by SUVs during February 2016

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There were only four markets where registrations fell during the month: Greece (-32%), Netherlands (-17%), Portugal (-3%) and Switzerland (-1%). European new car registrations grew by 13.8% in February 2016, marking the 30 th consecutive month of year-on-year growth, according to figures from JATO Dynamics. The SUV segment continued to rule the market last month, gaining further market share at the expense of more traditional segments.

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Report: Nissan to build battery plant in France

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Nissan and NEC also plan to build lithium-ion battery plants in the US, the UK and Portugal ahead of 2012 bringing their worldwide lithium-ion battery supply capacity to around 500,000 cars a year – up from its initial goal of 400,000 units. As car manufacturers bid to gain an advantage in the green car race, Nissan Motor Company is reportedly ready to build a joint venture lithium-ion battery plant in France.

Nissan forms partnership in Seattle

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Elsewhere in the world, Renault-Nissan has already begun initiatives in Kanagawa Prefecture and Yokohama in Japan; as well as in Israel, Denmark, Portugal, Monaco, the UK, France, Switzerland, Ireland, China and Hong Kong. Having already established working relationships in Tennessee; Oregon; Phoenix and Tucson Arizona; as well as Sonoma County and San Diego in California; the Renault-Nissan Alliance will now be working with Seattle to add recharging stations for electric vehicles.

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

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ITF report finds self-driving shared vehicles could take up to 90% of cars off city streets; total kilometers travelled increases

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ITF researchers used actual transport data from Lisbon, Portugal, to modal the impact of two concepts: “TaxiBots”, self-driving vehicles shared simultaneously by several passengers (ride sharing) and “AutoVots”, which pick-up and drop-off single passengers sequentially (car sharing).

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Europe’s greenest driver wins an Ampera

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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

Petrobras to invest US$2.5 billion in increasing biodiesel and ethanol production through 2015

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These ventures include the Pará project, which will deploy a plant to supply Northern Brazil, and the Belém project, conceived to produce green diesel in Portugal in partnership with Portuguese company Galp. Brazil’s Petrobras, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Petrobras Biocombustível, will invest US$2.5 billion in increasing biodiesel and ethanol production between 2011 and 2015. This amount is part of $4.1 billion earmarked for the biofuels business, which also foresees $1.3

Daimler Trucks unveils electric heavy-duty Urban eTruck from Mercedes-Benz; fleet trial for the light-duty Fuso Canter E-Cell

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Following a successful fleet trial in Portugal, the Canter E-Cell has now satisfactorily completed around six months of the first fleet trial for trucks of this kind in Germany.

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.