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. Toyota will supply its fuel cell systems, including fuel cell stacks, hydrogen tanks and other key components to Caetanobus SA—the Portuguese bus engineering and production company—to build hydrogen fuel cell city buses.

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

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.

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. Produced at the car giant’s Tramagal plant in Portugal, eight models of the new Canter E-Cell [.].

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.

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.

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. In addition to delivering a 64% savings in operating costs compared to conventional diesel trucks, the Canter E-Cells also reduced CO 2 emissions by 37% compared to diesel, taking into account the current power production mix in Portugal.

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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 [.].

Volkswagen fueling car carriers with fuel derived from used cooking oil; GoodFuels BFO

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For European shipments, Volkswagen Group Logistics continuously charters two vessels which carry up to 3,500 vehicles on a route from Emden via Dublin (Ireland), Santander (Spain) and Setubal (Portugal) back to Emden about 50 times per year.

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Europe’s greenest driver wins an Ampera

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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. When processing petroleum, refineries can produce products in varying amounts to meet regional demands.

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Daimler Trucks’ FUSO introduces eCanter SensorCollect concept refuse truck

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In Europe, the FUSO eCanter is already operated in eleven cities in Germany, the UK, France, Portugal, Ireland, the Netherlands and Denmark to deliver better urban living.

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Two Fuso eCanter electric trucks delivering mail in Dublin; 150 delivered globally

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With the handover in Dublin, the FUSO eCanter is now running in ten European cities in Germany, the UK, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, Denmark and Ireland. Two FUSO eCanter electric trucks are now operating in the Irish capital Dublin for the country’s post service An Post. Since launching the eCanter in October 2017, FUSO achieved the initial sales target of 150 units in about two years since the first delivery to a customer.

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FUSO eCanter electric truck delivering gas bottles in London?s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

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16 FUSO eCanter from Daimler Trucks’ small series-production in Tramagal, Portugal, have been delivered to customers in the United Kingdom so far. Daimler Trucks continues deliveries of the FUSO eCanter, its fully electric light-duty truck. Among the new customers is Calor, one of UK’s best-known gas suppliers. Emitting zero emissions, the FUSO eCanter is now delivering the company’s bottled butane and propane to customers in central London.

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NREL: Untapped potential exists for blending hydropower, floating PV

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So far, only a small hybrid floating solar/hydropower system has been installed, and that is in Portugal.

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Uber setting goal of 100% of rides in EVs in US, Canada and European cities by 2030

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The companies will now explore a strong partnership to provide partner drivers on the Uber App with affordable electric vehicles in European markets, notably in the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Portugal. Extend the United Kingdom pilot into France by the end of 2020, with a view to scaling the program to the Netherlands, Portugal, and other markets.

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Snam invests €33M in electrolyzer manufacturer ITM Power

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Several European countries, including France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain, have already prepared or announced the launch of plans to develop hydrogen. Snam signed a partnership agreement with ITM Power Plc, the UK-based producer of electrolyzers.

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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. These pilot schemes will begin today in Utrecht (the Netherlands) in an ecosystem developed by We Drive Solar and on Porto Santo Island (in the archipelago of Madeira, Portugal) with Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira, an energy supplier. 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 joins AZL Partner Network for Lightweight Production Technology

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Teijin also acquired leading automotive-composite suppliers Inapal Plásticos SA of Portugal and Benet Automotive s.r.o

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Hydro-Québec to commercialize patents co-invented by Goodenough and Braga for electrolyte for solid-state Li-ion batteries

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Goodenough, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin and the 2019 Nobel Laureate in chemistry and Dr. Maria Helena Braga, an associate professor at the University of Porto, Portugal. Hydro-Québec and The University of Texas at Austin signed an agreement for the transfer to Hydro-Québec of patents co-invented by Dr. John B.

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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. Penske received its fully electrified Freightliner eM2 truck from Daimler Trucks North America in the US end of last year. Earlier post.). Penske plans to operate the light duty trucks from FUSO for urban delivery in California.

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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 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. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks, celebrated the global launch of the FUSO eCanter ( earlier post ) in New York City.

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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 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. Our Portuguese plant does not only produce the trucks for Europe and the US, we also benefit from a close cooperation with the authorities in Portugal and Lisbon testing the trucks there since 2014.

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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

DB Schenker expands its electric fleet with 36 new FUSO eCanter vehicles

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FUSO is currently producing the 36 new vehicles for DB Schenker at its European plant in Tramagal, Portugal. International logistics service provider DB Schenker will bring a total of 36 additional FUSO eCanter vehicles into operation in eleven European countries.

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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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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

Teijin to establish Teijin Automotive Center Europe to expand capabilities for next-gen automotive components

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In Europe, CSP’s French operation will open a new sheet molding compound plant and Teijin has acquired leading automotive-composite suppliers Inapal Plásticos SA of Portugal and Benet Automotive of Czech Republic. Teijin Limited will establish Teijin Automotive Center Europe GmbH (TACE) in Wuppertal, Germany in February as a new base for technical functions within the company’s automotive composite business.

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Daimler electric trucks & buses log more than 7M customer kilometers

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The eCanter is produced in Kawasaki, Japan and in Tramagal, Portugal. Worldwide, Daimler battery-electric trucks and buses have already logged more than seven million customer kilometers (4.3 million miles).

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