Romania doubles electric-car subsidies, adds 'cash for clunkers' program

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Europe cash for clunkers incentives plug-in cars government subsidy RomaniaIn recent years, governments have increasingly worked to encourage the sales of plug-in electric vehicles. Incentive programs for the purchase of a low-emission vehicle have been adopted across the world. The amounts granted and the mechanisms vary according to the individual program, but the goal is the same: reduce emissions. DON’T MISS.

Clariant to build flagship sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania

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The new plant, with an annual production capacity of 50,000 tons, will be built in the southwestern part of Romania. Specialty chemicals company Clariant announced the approval by its Board of Directors to invest in a new full-scale commercial plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues using its sunliquid technology.

Honeywell’s UOP technology selected to boost yields at Romania’s largest synthetic rubber facility

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a Honeywell company, announced today that its UOP KLP technology has been selected to boost yields at Romania’s largest synthetic rubber production facility. Romania’s Energy Bio-Chemicals will use the UOP KLP process to purify butadiene, a monomer used to produce synthetic rubber, at the company’s CAROM Onesti Styrene Butadiene Rubber facility. UOP Ltd.,

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 [.].

GM electric-car goals, EPA test worries, 5-minute battery recharge, Google vs Uber: Today's Car News

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Romania has doubled its electric-car purchase incentives; they're now more than $10,000 for a new car. Today, uncertainty over EPA emission testing, GM's electric-car goal, concern over the fate of more capable start-stop systems, and a 5-minute battery recharge? All this and more on Green Car Reports. Someday, one carmaker will sell affordable. Today in Car News

Will Igniting Fuel With Lasers Make Spark Plugs Obsolete?

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But if you were to sit in, you would hear a paper by a research team in Japan and Romania that offers a fascinating new avenue for increasing engine efficiency and reducing gas consumption: Ditch the spark plugs, and use lasers to ignite You may have other plans for Sunday than attending the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics in Baltimore.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Romania. 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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3-year, $75.7M eRamp power electronics research project launches at Infineon

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The Project eRamp is co-funded by grants from ENIAC Joint Undertaking and from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia und the UK. The three-year research project “eRamp”, intended to strengthen and expand Germany and Europe as centers of expertise for the manufacture of power electronics, launched at Infineon Technologies in Dresden. Twenty-six research partners from six countries are participating.

HELLA introduces top-end UP5.0 electric vacuum pump for brake systems; increased fuel efficiency

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HELLA manufactures fuel pumps in Germany, Romania, the US, Mexico and China. Automotive supplier HELLA has introduced its latest electrically driven vacuum pump—UP5.0—for —for vehicle brake systems.

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DAF trucks showcases electric and hybrid trucks at IAA CV

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DAF Trucks is the heavy duty market leader in The Netherlands, Hungary, United Kingdom, Poland, Belgium, Romania, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, and is Europe’s market leader in the tractor segment.

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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But it was the positive economic situation across the continent that boosted results, JATO said, as midsize markets such as the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden all posted increases, and smaller markets like Hungary, Greece, Romania, Croatia and Lithuania similarly posted significant increases.

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Petrobras awards Technip/DOF Subsea JV ~$3.5bn in contracts for four new pipelay support vessels; ultra-deep water capabilities

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The hulls of these vessels will be built at Vard Tulcea in Romania and outfitted at Vard Søviknes in Norway. Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.

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Hybrid Search Statistics - Updated

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Rounding out the top 25 are Puerto Rico, Mexico, France, Italy, Iraq, Spain, Romania, Switzerland, South Korea, Slovokia, Sweden, Singapore, Norway, China, and Belgium.

Mercedes-Benz begins construction of new €500M engine plant in Jawor, Poland

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The Daimler subsidiary Star Transmission in Romania assembles transmissions and produces parts and components. Mercedes-Benz has started construction of its first plant in Poland. The new site in Jawor, comprising an area of around 50 hectares, is the second engine production plant run by Mercedes-Benz Cars outside of Germany. Daimler is investing around €500 million in the new production site for four-cylinder engines for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars; around 500 jobs will be created.

Airbus and TAROM launch project to establish sustainable bio-kerosene jet fuel value-chain

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CCE and BIOTEHGEN are implementing various camelina placement trials at different locations in Romania, with the purpose of assessing sustainability of different production models and soil types, including contaminated soil and uncultivated land, in order to identify the best techniques and genetic material. Camelina is also indigenous to Romania, and can be readily farmed and harvested by family farmers.

Daimler plans new €500M engine plant in Poland

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The Daimler subsidiary Star Transmission in Romania assembles transmissions and produces parts and components. Daimler AG plans to invest approximately €500 million (US$576 million) in a new production facility in Poland. The first Mercedes-Benz Cars plant in Poland is to be established in Jawor, about 70 kilometers west of Wroclaw, and will produce four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars.

Renault Introducing New Fluence Sedan Line; Diesels All Less Than 119 gCO2/km, All-Electric Model in 2011

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Renault Fluence, which goes on sale in Turkey from November, will have three main markets: Turkey, Russia and Romania. Romania. In 2007, it was the fourth-most popular car in Romania, with sales of more than 10,000 units. By 2009, despite being six years old, it remained the fourth most popular car in Romania and was second in Renault’s domestic sales chart. The Renault Fluence. Click to enlarge.

Growing Number of EU Countries Levying CO2 Taxes on Cars and Incentivizing Plug-ins

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The Czech Republic and Romania take the number of Member States up to fifteen. EU countries with CO 2 -based taxation policies by year since 2006. Data: ACEA. Click to enlarge.

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Six mobility start-ups launching Volkswagen’s incubator program at Transparent Factory

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Over the course of eight hours, 14 entrepreneurial companies from Romania, Spain and Germany presented themselves in 30‑minute sessions in front of eight judges.

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Enel acquires eMotorWerks to provide grid balancing solutions and tap into US e-mobility market

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Enel has installed around 5,000 charging stations in Italy, Spain, Romania, Greece, Chile, Colombia and Argentina. Enel S.p.A., through its US subsidiary EnerNOC, has acquired California-based eMotorWerks, a North American supplier of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, called JuiceBox, and owner and operator of JuiceNet, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for the smart management of EV charging and other distributed energy storage facilities.

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New Car Registrations in Europe Down 18.3% in February

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Other major markets were down with 7.7% (Czech Republic), 46.4% (Hungary) and 66.5% (Romania). Looking at the cumulative figures from January to February, Poland ranked first in absolute numbers with 56,841 new cars registered (+0.7%), followed by Romania (-58.8%), the Czech Republic (- 10.0% ) and Hungary (-31.4%). In February, 968,159 new passenger cars were registered in Europe (the EU27 + EFTA), 18.3%

The voestalpine Group producing ultra-high strength automotive components in US

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Since 2012, voestalpine has invested more than €100 million (US$140 million) in new plants in China, Germany, Romania, South Africa, and the US. The steel-based technology and capital goods group voestalpine’s 17 th production site in the United States began operation , manufacturing ultra-high strength body-in-white components for premium car manufacturers in Cartersville, Georgia. This completes the first phase of the Group’s internationalization program in the automotive sector.

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Fiat 875cc TwinAir named International Engine of the Year 2011

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Judged by a panel of 76 motoring journalists from 36 countries as disparate as the USA, Japan, China, Russia, New Zealand, India, Korea, Germany, France, Romania, South Africa, Mexico and the UK, the Awards highlight and acknowledge engine engineering excellence. Cutaway of the 875cc TwinAir.

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Ford expands use of near-dry machining to six plants worldwide

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Craiova Engine Plant (Romania). Left: Wet flood machining. Right: MQL machining. Graphics: Unist Inc. Click to enlarge.

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EEA report suggests road charges for heavy-duty goods vehicles should reflect varied health effects of pollution in different countries

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Costs are also high in Luxemburg, Germany, Romania, Italy and Austria, at around €0.08/km (US$0.10). Zurich in Switzerland, Bucarest in Romania, Milan in Italy, the Ruhr Valley in Germany and Barcelona in Spain had some of the highest health costs compared to other large urban zones.

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UK government launches new clean air strategy; ending sales of conventional diesel and gasoline LDVs by 2040

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The European Commission is taking the UK to court—along with Germany, France, Italy, Romania, and Hungary—over its long-standing failure to meet EU limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO?). UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove published a new Clean Air Strategy to cut air pollution backed up through new primary legislation. The UK said it will go further and faster than the EU in reducing human exposure to particulate matter pollution.

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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Today BYD employs 130,000 people in 11 factories, eight in China and one each in India, Hungary, and Romania. News | Markets | Technology | Personal Finance | Small Business | RSS Newsletters Video Home Fortune 500 Technology Investing Management Rankings Warren Buffett takes charge Warren Buffett hasnt just seen the car of the future, hes sitting in the drivers seat. Why hes banking on an obscure Chinese electric car company and a CEO who - no joke - drinks his own battery fluid.

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Renault Introduces E85 Flex-Fuel Dacia Sandero in France

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The biofuel version of Dacia Sandero is manufactured by the brand’s ISO 14001-certified factory in Pitesti, Romania. Dacia has extended its line-up (in France) of vehicles that run on alternative fuels with a new, E85 flex-fuel version of the Dacia Sandero hatchback alongside the existing Dacia Logan/Sandero 1.4 MPI 75 LPG and Dacia Logan MCV 1.6 16V 105 Bioethanol. Dacia Sandero 1.6 MPI 90 Bioethanol replaces the former 1.6 MPI 90 version. Dacia Sandero 1.6

Ford to expand 3-Wet Paint capacity by 50% globally in 2013

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The only current location with 3-Wet capability in Europe is Craiova Assembly Plant, Craiova, Romania. Ford Motor Company is expanding its 3-Wet paint ( earlier post ) capacity by 50% this year, adding the more environmentally friendly process to four more plants on three continents. The actions will reduce CO 2 emissions by an estimated 15-25% at those facilities.

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Ford launches the 1.5L EcoBoost engine; first in Mondeo, Fusion following; computer-controlled clutch on water pump

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Production of the four-cylinder 1.5-liter EcoBoost—the fifth member of the EcoBoost family—will commence initially at Ford’s facility in Craiova, Romania, later this month. Ford’s 1.5L EcoBoost engine. Click to enlarge.

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Ford doubles German production capacity of 1.0L EcoBoost to 1,000 units per day

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the 1.0-liter EcoBoost is also built in Ford’s Craiova, Romania, engine plant. Ford Motor Company is doubling the production capacity of its Cologne, Germany, engine plant to produce more than 1,000 units per day of the 1.0-L EcoBoost engine to meet growing European demand. In the first eight months of 2013, models equipped with 1.0-liter EcoBoost engines accounted for a growing share of overall sales.

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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

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Zinnov: automotive witnessing highest disruption among all industries; ~$6B invested in start-ups in FY 2015

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Zinnov’s analysis shows that automotive companies are now leveraging different locations, such as Bay Area (20 new R&D centers), Los Angeles (8 new R&D centers), Shanghai (36 new R&D centers), Bangalore (9 new R&D centers), Romania (14 new R&D centers) and Vietnam (5 new R&D centers) that have seen increased R&D investments and center setups over the last decade.

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Ford launches production of 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine; could reach 1.3M units per year worldwide in future

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European production capacity could increase to up to 700,000 units per year as production of the new small EcoBoost engine at Cologne is joined by Ford’s new engine plant in Craiova, Romania, in manufacturing the new 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine in early 2012. Cutaway of the 1.0L EcoBoost.

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Ford Takes its 3-Wet Paint Technology Global

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Ford is rolling out its 3-Wet paint technology in its paint shops in India, Romania, Mexico and China. The high-solids paint technology eliminates the need for process stages, replacing energy-consuming equipment with a simple, integrated booth. Earlier post.). Ford is also readying its launch of the process at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. The 3-Wet paint technology is a combination of process and product that has allowed Ford to restructure its paint shops on a global scale.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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The extensive cooperation set out in the MoU includes several European Countries such as Italy, Romania, France and the Czech Republic and various areas of activities, like in-site fuel stations, R&D collaboration, cooperation with Governments and private stakeholders to develop CNG within the European DAFI, and the European project Connect2LNG.

Trial begins of new intelligent multimodal travel management service in European cities

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The novel system will be piloted in six European cities: Brno (Czech Republic), Bucharest (Romania), Florence (Italy), Munich (Germany), Oslo (Norway) and Vienna. The IN-TIME project, which has 21 partners in 8 countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Romania) started in 2009 and is scheduled to end in 2012. EU-funded scientists are piloting a service that will allow people to determine the best way of making journeys in cities.

Tecnomatic S.p.A. sues Remy, claiming false statements in DOE grant application over HVH stator winding technology

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Tecnomatic is headquartered in Italy with offices in India, Shanghai, Brazil, and Romania. Tecnomatic S.p.A. , an international maker of stator technology used in hybrid and electric automobiles, filed a $110-million lawsuit today in United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Remy, Inc. The lawsuit claims that proprietary technology (called High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) stator winding technology by Remy, earlier post ) developed by Tecnomatic S.p.A.

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DAF Putting LF Hybrid Truck Into Production; Eaton Hybrid System

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DAF is the market leader in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary. The DAF LF hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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Renault plan Fluence Z.E production

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The fossil fuelled version is expected to sell in Turkey, Romania and Russia, while the electric version however will make up part of mass market range of affordable zero-emission electric vehicles expected to start retailing across Europe starting in 2011.

Ford Car Buying Trends 2015 shows increasing demand for semi-autonomous driving technologies in Europe

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In the past year, more customers in Ireland went for diesel-powered cars (70%) than anywhere else, followed by Turkey and Romania (both 65%). European drivers are showing an increasing appetite for semi-autonomous driving technologies, according to a new Ford Motor Company study on buying trends in Europe. Ford Car Buying Trends 2015 , a study of new car buying habits in 22 countries across Europe, highlights regional trends and national differences.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance delivers €4.3B synergy target early; autonomous drive and connectivity expected to deliver major savings

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and in India, Brazil, Romania, Turkey and China, among other locations. Renault-Nissan Alliance generated €4.3 billion (US$4.8 billion) in synergies in 2015, one year ahead of schedule and an increase of 13% from 2014. Purchasing, engineering and manufacturing were the main contributors.

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Renault to introduce brand new vehicle

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The vehicle will have three main markets - Turkey, Romania and Russia and is expected to go on sale in November. A new vehicle will be added to Renault’s line-up this autumn, when it launches its new saloon car the Fluence. The successor of the old Megane, the Renault Fluence will be launched with a series of engines, with all diesel models having a carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rating of 119g/km and qualifying for the Renault eco2 signature.