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).

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.

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

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.

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

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 [.].

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

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

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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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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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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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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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

EEA: no improvements on average CO2 emissions from new cars registered in 2017 in Europe

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The countries with the highest proportions of diesel sales included Ireland (65 %) and Portugal (61 %), Italy (56 %).

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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

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

Volkswagen to invest ~$1.2B in Zwickau plant to convert to pure e-mobility facility; MEB-based EVs

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In addition, vehicle production plants throughout the world such as those at Pamplona in Spain, Palmela in Portugal and Bratislava in Slovakia are preparing for the production of further MQB vehicles. As part of a projected €22.8 billion (US$26.9

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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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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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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.

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.

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.,

2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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Fisheries continue to deteriorate in most countries, with significant problems in El Salvador, Papua New Guinea, and Portugal. The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health.

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Nissan and Europcar Form EV Partnership

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Electric vehicles will be rolled out in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand and will be subsequently extended to other countries. To date, the Alliance has signed two final agreements in Europe with Portugal and the Principality of Monaco.

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.

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Limited edition Peugeot 508 RXH sells out

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The innovative diesel-electric hybrid was made available across 12 European countries – Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom and Switzerland. Peugeot has announced that all 300 units of the limited edition 508 RXH were sold in just 3 days.

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

The i-MiEV goes on sale in 15 European countries; near-term plan to boost that to 19

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that sale of the European-spec i-MiEVelectric vehicle is to commence in 15 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Avis Pre-Orders 500 Renault EVs

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Avis will offer its customers the chance to experience driving an electric vehicle for hire in the following countries: France, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and Portugal. Following the Electric Vehicle partnership announced in February 2010, Avis has signed a pre-order for 500 Electric Vehicles from Renault. Avis customers will be able to hire Renault Fluence ZE and Renault Kangoo Express ZE in 7 countries from the end of 2011.

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.

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