Renault opens its first electric-vehicle-only showroom, in Sweden

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Renault dealers Sweden plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) education Young BuyersHow to sell electric cars in these early years poses a quandry for all automakers. Tesla chose to avoid existing franchised dealerships and set up its own "stores," where shoppers can learn about plug-in electric vehicles, and their advantages, and have questions answered by Tesla representatives. Buyers then order online. Other makers have had.

Uniti electric city car debuts, with free charging in Sweden

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You need to live in Sweden. Sweden plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV If you're looking for an electric car that comes with free charging but a Tesla is either undesirable or financially out of reach, freshly launched upstart Uniti is offering five years of free go-go electrons with the purchase of its new, compact "smartphone car." But there's just one catch. DON'T MISS: NEVS reveals.

Sweden inaugurates its first electric road

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Sweden inaugurated a test stretch of electric road on the E16 in Sandviken, thus becoming one of the first countries to conduct tests with electric power for heavy transports on public roads. Vinnova: Develops Sweden’s capacity for innovating sustainable growth and societal benefit.

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Sweden invests US$111M in testbed for electromobility: SEEL

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RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden), and Chalmers University of Technology have now begun , with support from the Swedish government, the establishment of a Swedish testbed for electromobility. The aim of SEEL is to strengthen the competitiveness of the Swedish automotive industry, to help Sweden remain at the forefront of innovations in the transport sector, and to accelerate the shift towards a fossil-free Swedish society.

Northvolt: $4 billion electric-car battery plant planned for Sweden by former Tesla execs

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Europe Batteries lithium-ion battery pack Sweden plug-in cars StartupsTesla is currently ramping up lithium-ion battery cell production at its U.S. Gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada. But the automaker has discussed plans for at least one additional Gigafactory, presumably to meet demand for battery cells related to large-scale electric-car production outside the U.S. While Tesla continues to mull that second battery.

Sweden builds life-size slot-car track for long-distance electric-car charging

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Like so many things, Sweden is taking a different approach to charging electric cars for long trips. The country has built a 1.2-mile-long slot-car track into a road near Arlanda airport outside Stockholm to test a new approach to charging electric cars and trucks, according to a report in New Atlas. Three steel rails run down the center of the. youtube

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Sweden launches $3.1M study on electric road systems

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Electric Road Systems (ERS) are already being demonstrated on public roads in Sweden. Now, a new project in Sweden, “ Research and Innovation Platform for Electric Roads ”, will explore how to make the step to large-scale operation along with the supporting business ecosystem as well as technical issues such as the standardization of interfaces. The project will work closely with ongoing ERS demonstrations in Sweden.

Scania to test wirelessly charged plug-in hybrid city bus for the first time in Sweden

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Now, for the first time in Sweden, Scania and the Stockholm based Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) plan to test the wireless charging technology in real-life conditions.

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ABB providing two fast chargers for Scania buses in Östersund, Sweden

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ABB will provide two fast-chargers for Scania electric buses in Östersund, Sweden. The chargers are based on OppCharge , an open interface for the automated charging of electric buses from any manufacturer, and use a pantograph on the infrastructure to connect the bus to the charging point.

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New Volvo XC60 in production in Torslanda, Sweden; PHEV model top of range

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Production of Volvo Cars’ new XC60 mid-size SUV ( earlier post ) has begun at the company’s Torslanda plant in Sweden.

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Volvo Car Group unveils V60 Bi-Fuel car in Sweden

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The Volvo Car Group unveiled its new Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel car in conjunction with the NGV 2013 Gothenburg event being held from 11 to 13 June at the Swedish Exhibition Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. Sales for the new product will start in October 2013 in Sweden. The V60 Bi-Fuel model is equipped with a 2.0L, five-cylinder 213 hp (159 kW) turbocharged gasoline engine fitted with a natural gas fueling system from Westport Innovations.

ATR and Sweden’s BRA perform first ATR biofuel flight with 45% blend

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Several research and development initiatives are currently underway in Sweden to produce biofuels from different types of wood. In Sweden, forests cover more than 50% of the country, and grow at a rate of 120 million cubic meters annually. Making domestic air traffic in Sweden completely fossil-free would require less than 2% of the total annual forest growth. Sweden is currently debating a new tax on aviation.

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Sweden Reviewing Its Tax Exemptions for Biofuels

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Sweden has striven to increase the share of biofuels in transport, and liquid biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are currently exempt from energy and carbon tax. Sweden now consumes the most ethanol per capita in the EU, the audit office said, and is behind only Germany and France in total consumption. The Swedish National Audit Office (Riksrevisionen) has begun a review of the tax exemption for biofuels, with the results to be published in 2011.

National Electric Vehicle Sweden celebrates ground breaking for production and R&D in China

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) held its project launching ceremony for the production and research & development joint ventures in Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech zone on 28th June, marking the start of NEVS’ strategic setup in China. There will be a close collaboration between the R&D efforts in China and in Sweden to generate future vehicle technology and to develop tailor-made vehicle models for the Chinese consumers.

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden begins production of gasoline-engined Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB has started production of the Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan with a gasoline engine at the old Saab Trollhättan plant. Sales of the new 9-3 Aero in Sweden will start on 10 December.

Hybrid buses heading to Sweden

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Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Volvo green buses hybrid bus swedenThe Swedish city of Gothenburg is about to be inundated with hybrid buses after Volvo Buses received an order for 25 Volvo 7700 hybrid buses from Goteborgs Sparvagar (Gothenburg Tramways), which operates on behalf of Vasttrafik. Volvo has now sold 100 hybrid buses across the Nordic countries with the Volvo 7700 hybrid buses proving particularly [.].

Global Bioenergies joins Preem, Sekab and forestry in bio-isooctane project in Sweden

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With close to 30 million hectares of forest land (14% of which being owned and managed by Sveaskog), Sweden positions itself as a leader in the sustainable supply of resources for the energy transition. In April this year, Preem, Sekab and Sveaskog entered into a collaboration to develop a gasoline fuel based entirely on forest resources with support from the Swedish Energy Agency.

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Biofuel buses on their way to Sweden

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The streets of Sweden will soon receive an influx of biofuel buses after Scania received an order for 158 buses from public transport company Keolis Sverige. Biofuels Green cars Latest news biofuel biofuel buses ethanol buses Keolis Sverige rapeseed methyl ester Scania swedenAround 123 urban and suburban buses will be used in the greater Stockholm area, with the rest posted elsewhere. Scania had previously delivered both ethanol and biogas fuelled vehicles [.].

Sweden welcomes LNG refuelling station

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Green cars Latest news Volvo Biofuels liquefied methane gas LNG LNG refuelling station Stockholm swedenOne of the most fashionable capital cities in Europe – Stockholm – welcomed its first refuelling station for liquefied methane gas, LNG/LBG earlier this week. The filling station is part of a BiMe Trucks project that sees Volvo Trucks team up with AGA, with the latter supplying the liquefied gas. Its overall aim is to [.].

Fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden cooperates with Swiss Hydrogen SA to market fuel cell systems

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Fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Swiss Hydrogen SA, a Switzerland-based company that develops hydrogen fuel cell systems for mobile and stationary applications. PowerCell Sweden AB has developed fuel cell technology for more than a decade, and has perfected a unique design that enables the production of a light, versatile and reliable source of power for the automotive, transportation and stationary applications.

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PowerCell Sweden receives first marine order for two S3 prototype stacks; on-board H2 production via solar electricity

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PowerCell Sweden AB has received the first marine order for two PowerCell S3 prototype stacks, which Swiss Hydrogen will install on a ship powered by photovoltaics. PowerCells’ partner Swiss Hydrogen is developing energy systems for a range of fuel cell applications. The current order placed by Swiss Hydrogen at PowerCell comprises two PowerCell S3 prototypes that will be part of a system that is developed and adjusted to the marine environment.

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Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle launches in Sweden and Norway this summer, Netherlands later this year

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Toyota will launch the Mirai fuel cell vehicle in Sweden and Norway this summer, following other European countries that have introduced the Toyota Mirai in 2015 (UK, Germany and Denmark) or early 2016 (Belgium). Similar to neighboring Norway, Sweden already has a number of hydrogen stations in cities such as Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, with more in the pipeline to open later this year (Mariestad and an additional station in the capital Stockholm).

PowerCell Sweden receives another order for two S3 prototype fuel cell stacks

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PowerCell Sweden AB has received yet another order for two prototype units of the PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack from a strategically important global customer. —Andreas Bodén, Director Marketing & Sales at PowerCell Sweden. Earlier post.). The PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack is based on the platform developed by PowerCell in the Autostack Core project together with its project partners. The PowerCell S3 prototypes are expected to be delivered during the second quarter of 2016.

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Sweden’s FVG to add 400 Volvo V70 Bi-Fuel cars to fleet; options for up to 240 more

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together with Volvo Car Sverige and Upplands Motor, announced that Sweden-based Fågelviksgruppen (FVG) has signed an agreement covering the purchase of 400 Volvo V70 Bi-Fuel taxis with Westport technology and fuel systems including options to purchase up to 240 more. Westport Innovations Inc.,

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ELDRIVET project in Sweden targeting improved power electronics and motors

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The ELDRIVET project in Sweden is investigating new cooling and testing methods to improve the performance and lifespan of electric motors and power electronics. As part of the work, an analysis of alternative materials in power transistors is being carried out. The project also aims at increasing the collaboration between industrial partners as well as between industry and academia.

Bosch opens innovation incubator in Lund, Sweden; vehicle connectivity, security, two-wheelers

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Bosch has opened a new innovation center in Lund, Sweden. Sweden is on the global vanguard when it comes to fields of research including information and communications technology. The engineers there are working on new software and hardware in areas such as vehicle connectivity, automotive security systems, and motorized two-wheelers. In addition, they are developing cross-domain solutions for connecting mobility with, for example, energy and building technology over the IoT.

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden to lay off up to 200 employees

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NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden), the company struggling to bring the Saab brand back to life, said that it intends to lay off up to 200 employees due to lack of work, as the decision to re-start production will be further delayed. NEVS had retained its permanent workforce for production since the production was stopped in the end of May this year to enable a quick re-start of production.

Sweden, Volvo Group and Partners to Invest $26M in Powercell Sweden AB to Advance Volvo Fuel Cell APU Work

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Powercell Sweden power generation unit. The parties will make a joint investment of SEK 200 million in Powercell Sweden AB in Gothenburg. Powercell Sweden is currently owned by Volvo Technology Transfer but following the investment, Volvo will be a minority owner.

Honda Clarity driven, Sweden's Uniti EV, VW doubts diesel, perplexing plug-in hybrids: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got not only a first-drive report on the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, but some thoughts on an ad for the car, along with a new small EV with a twist, and some surprising news about diesels from VW. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We finally have all the details from our first drive of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In. Today in Car News

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New Smart Fortwo Minicar Slides In Sweden, Due This Fall? (Video)

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It''s fair to say the Smart brand hasn''t been one of Daimler''s bigger successes, but bosses will be hoping the third-generation car is closer to "third time lucky" than "three strikes and you''re out".

PowerCell Sweden receives order from Chinese company for PowerCell S2 to be used as an EV range-extender

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PowerCell Sweden AB has received an order for the PowerCell S2 fuel cell stack from a Chinese company within the automotive industry. The PowerCell S2 will be used as a hydrogen-based range extender for electrified passenger cars. The PowerCell S2 fuel cell stack is designed for efficient power generation in the range of 5 to 25 kW. Once the car’s battery has been discharged to a predetermined level, the fuel cell automatically kicks in.

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden halts production while it sorts out financing

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the company resurrecting the Saab brand ( earlier post ), has halted production of its vehicles (currently at 6 units per day) while it sorts through financing issues and aligns its strategy with new OEM partners.

Swedish Governments Fouriertransform Investing in Powercell Sweden AB

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million) in Powercell Sweden AB, which develops, produces and sells fuel cells, fuel reformers and auxiliary power units. Powercell Sweden was formed in 2005 as a joint venture between AB Volvo and Statoil ASA. Powercell Sweden’s technology is based on two patented components: a fuel converter (reformer) and a PEM fuel cell stack. Through Volvo Technology Transfer, AB Volvo will remain as the largest owner of Powercell Sweden AB, with more than 40% of the shares.

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS) and Dongfeng Motor Corporation enter strategic cooperation, focused on new energy vehicles

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS)—the rebirthed Saab—and Dongfeng Motor Corporation (Dongfeng) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to achieve global industrial synergies. According to the agreement, Dongfeng will support NEVS on the construction of new energy vehicles production and R&D in Tianjin and the formation of NEVS’ sales and service with support from Dongfeng’s dealer network.

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PowerCell Sweden receives 1st order for 100 kW PowerCell S3 prototype fuel cell stack for automotive application

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Fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB has received a first order for a prototype of a 100 kW PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack from a European company that will use it in an automotive application. PowerCell expects to deliver the S3 prototype during the second quarter of this year. PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack is based on the platform developed by the PowerCell in the EU-funded Autostack Core project together with its project partners.

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Fast charging hybrid bus project arrives in Sweden

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Green cars Latest news green buses green cars hybrid bus plug-in hybrid bus swedenPlug-in hybrid buses seem like a fantastic idea for the environment – carrying more passengers at once than conventional cars and offering lower emissions than regular buses. However, if it can take around eight hours to charge an electric car, think of the time it would take to power a plug-in hybrid bus for its [.].

Scania receives order for 158 biofuel buses in Sweden; ethanol and biodiesel

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Scania has received an order for 158 buses from public transport company Keolis Sverige in Sweden. By the second half of 2011 Keolis’ vehicle fleet in Sweden will consist of approximately 2,000 buses, of which more than 60% will be running on renewable fuels. The delivery to Keolis consists of urban, suburban and intercity buses. The majority, 123 urban and suburban buses, will be used in the greater Stockholm area, where Keolis operates for Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL).

First all-electric NEVS 9-3 sedans (nee Saab) built in China two weeks ago

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The company that bought the remains of Swedish carmaker Saab, known as National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), finally celebrated the start of car production in China two weeks ago. China Sweden plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) NEVSNEVS first production vehicle is the 9-3 electric, of which it plans to produce 50,000 copies annually during phase one at its assembly facility in Tianjin, China.

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Volvo Cars and partners launch One Tonne Life experiment in Sweden

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Volvo Cars, A-hus and Vattenfall recently launched the six-month One Tonne Life project—an attempt by a family (the Lindells) to cut their carbon dioxide yearly emissions from seven tonnes per person to a more sustainable one tonne.

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Saab to Introduce 9-3 ePower EV Prototype at Paris Show; Fleet Tests in Sweden in 2011-2012

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The 9-3 ePower is the prototype for a test fleet of 70 vehicles which will participate in extensive field trials in Sweden early next year. The 9-3 ePower. Click to enlarge. Saab Automobile will debut the Saab 9-3 ePower battery-electric vehicle at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.

Westport acquires Alternative Fuel Vehicle Sweden AB, European natural gas system supplier to Volvo Cars

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a leader in natural gas engines, acquired Alternative Fuel Vehicle Sweden AB (AFV) of Gothenburg, Sweden for approximately SEK 51 million (approximately US$7.6 We have seen steadily growing demand in Sweden, particularly from corporate and fleet customers. Volvo dealers in Sweden have offered a bi-fuel 231-hp 2.5 AFV’s strength in Sweden complements Westport LD’s existing presence in Europe and Asia. Westport Innovations Inc.,

Volvo electric buses: quiet enough for classic-music concerts

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This week, the only guaranteed way to do the latter may be to ride a Volvo electric bus in Gothenburg, Sweden. DON'T MISS: First all-electric London double-decker bus in service; Sweden Music plug-in cars Buses Public transport

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First Fast-Charged Hybrid Bus Debuts in Umeå, Sweden with Opbrid Bsbaar

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The world’s first fast rechargeable hybrid bus is now being tested in Umeå City, Sweden in a collaboration between the companies Hybricon AB, Opbrid SL, e-Traction BV, Umeå Energi AB and the Umeå City Corporation. The “Arctic Whisper’s” batteries will be fast charged by the Opbrid Bůsbaar ( earlier post ) for 5-10 minutes at the end of its route to achieve nearly 100% all-electric operation but with the reliability of diesel.