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 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 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.

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.

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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NEVS Cuts Deal For Sale Of 150,000 Electric Saabs In China

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Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has only managed to produce a handful of cars since taking over the Swedish automaker in 2012. China Sweden plug-in cars New Energy VehicleBut the Chinese-backed company now claims it will launch five electric-car models by 2018. And we have an idea of where it will get the funding to put that ambitious plan into action. NEVS recently.

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Old Saab 9-3 To Become Turkish National Car; Electric Version May Be Included

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Back in 2012, a consortium known as National Electric Vehicles Sweden (NEVS) had bought the remains of the bankrupt Swedish carmaker, with the intention of building electric cars, primarily for the Chinese market. bankruptcy Turkey Sweden plug-in cars Saab saleBy all rights, Saab should have faded into history long ago--but like a zombie, the Swedish brand continues to shamble along.

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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.

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".

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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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).

Most efficient all-electric railcar competition won by Swedes

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Sweden Students electric Public transport TrainsEngineering students who want to set new efficiency records for cars can enter contests like the Shell Eco Marathon or World Solar Challenge. But there's also a competition for those who prefer vehicles that ride on rails, rather than travel on roads. Competitors in the Delsbo Electric contest work toward the goal of building the most efficient.

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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 [.].

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB acquires assets of Saab Automobile to create new EV company; first model based on 9-3 due year-end 2013/2014

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS)—an international consortium formed by Chinese, Japanese and Swedish stakeholders—and the Receivers of the Saab Automobile bankruptcy estate ( earlier post) signed a purchase agreement covering the main assets of Saab Automobile AB, Saab Automobile Powertrain AB and Saab Automobile Tools AB.

Volvo V40: 94g/km diesel confirmed

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Volvo Geneva sweden V40Next week will see Volvo lift the lid on its latest model – the V40. An all-new premium hatchback, the V40 will be the first Volvo diesel with CO2 emissions of just 94g/km, when it takes to the stand at the Geneva Motor Show. "The "The all-new V40 is the first new model that is fully [.].

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Biofuel tax emption to be placed under review

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Tax exemptions for biofuels in Sweden are under threat after the Swedish National Audit Office began a review of the scheme with the results to be published in 2011. Originally Sweden had made biofuels in transport and liquid biofuels exempt from energy and carbon tax in an attempt to increase the share of biofuels in transport [.]. Tags: Biofuels Green cars Latest news biofuel tax exemption ethanol fuel ethanol use National Audit Office sweden tax on biofuels

First Electric Saab 9-3 Models Built, Will Go To China Test Fleet

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National Electric Vehicles Sweden, the Chinese-Swedish company behind the re-launch of Saab, has started production of its first electric Saab models. The electrically-powered 9-3 sedans are built in Sweden, but the first cars will actually be sold in China. According to Auto Motor & Sport, NEVS will build 200 electric 9-3s, to be tested in

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.

Family embark on ‘One Tonne’ CO2 experiment

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Green credentials Volvo carbon emissions cut One Tonne Project swedenAn exciting experiment to see if an ordinary Swedish family can cut their carbon emissions from the average of eight tonnes a year per person to just one tonne using modern technology got under way last week. Run as a collaboration between house builder A-Hus, energy company Vattenfall and car maker Volvo, the six month [.].

Saab Owner NEVS To Launch Five Electric Cars By 2018, For Chinese Market

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has spent more time dealing with financial problems than advancing its plan to build electric cars, primarily for the Chinese market. Since purchasing the remains of Saab in 2012, NEVS has only built a handful of cars, mostly gasoline versions of the Saab 9-3. But in its latest announcement, the company now. China plug-in cars

Sales of natural gas vehicles soar

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An influx of new natural gas vehicles has sparked a sales surge in Sweden, where the monthly sales rate leapt from around 150 to more than 700 units according to NGVA Europe. per cent of all new passenger cars sold in Sweden in June. At the end of 2008, Sweden had just 17,000 natural gas vehicles - but the sales in June ran at an annual rate of 8,700 vehicles. Tags: Green cars Latest news natural gas cars natural gas vehicles sales of natural gas vehicles sweden

NEVS reveals Chinese electric cars based on former Saab 9-3, 9-3X models

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NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) is, in fact, a Swedish company, though it's backed by Chinese investors. Swedish auto brand Saab may never return, but the company NEVS has officially debuted its electric cars adapted from Saab assets it acquired following the brand's fall from grace. And the new 9-3 series is NEVS' first major production. China plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) NEVS

Saab electric cars coming in 2014

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The buyer, National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS)- a joint venture between China’s National Modern Energy Holdings and the Japanese fund Sun Investment-has confirmed that the new Saab will start production of electric cars in 2014. saab electric cars swedenThe deal to give bankrupt Saab a new future as an electric car maker has been finalised.

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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BCTB Also-Rans, Nissan Extended-Range Electric Car, NEVS Plans: Today's Car News

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Today, we have the also-rans that didn't make the cut for our 2016 Best Car To Buy Award, a report on a possible Nissan extended-range electric car, and Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden's (NEVS) ambitious plan to launch five electric models by 2018. Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden says.

Chalmers University joins Volvo Cars autonomous vehicle project in Sweden

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The cars will be driven autonomously on approximately 50 kilometers (31 miles) of selected roads in and around Gothenburg in Sweden; roads which will be typical commuter arteries including motorway conditions and frequent queues. The academic perspective will be crucial to our efforts to integrate self-driving cars into real-life traffic and to position Sweden as a leader in the development of future mobility.

NEVS gets production nod for electric-car plant in China

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Since it bought the assets of bankrupt automaker Saab in 2012, Chinese-backed consortium National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has been working toward mass production of electric cars. But despite ambitious plans for a multi-model lineup of electric cars, the company has made relatively little apparent progress toward that goal. While it is. China plug-in cars New Energy Vehicle NEVS

2017 Volvo S90 Plug-In Hybrid Luxury Sedan To Join XC90 T8 'Twin Engine'

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The S90 was unveiled in Sweden earlier this month. The recently-unveiled 2017 Volvo S90 luxury sedan will be the second model to get the carmaker's T8 "Twin Engine" plug-in hybrid powertrain. That powertrain debuted in this year's XC90 crossover, which shares Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform with the S90. DON'T MISS: 2016 Volvo. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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.

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).

Swedish ESPLANADE project developing common safety methodology for autonomous vehicles

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FUSE and ESPLANADE are co-funded by Sweden’s innovation agency VINNOVA. The project is managed by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (previously SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden). The Swedish automotive industry is working alongside academia and specialists in a comprehensive research project called ESPLANADE (Efficient and Safe Product Lines of Architectures eNabling Autonomous DrivE), to create a vital common safety methodology for autonomous vehicles.

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‘One Tonne’ family prove low carbon lifestyle is possible

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Green credentials Volvo C30 electric climate house One Tonne Life One Tonne Project swedenThe ground-breaking One Tonne Life project has successfully proved that a climate change-busting lifestyle is possible through a combination of altered human behaviour and innovative technology. For the past six months, the project, which saw one ordinary Swedish family relocated to a new climate smart house, sought to drive down the average carbon emissions from [.].

Gasoline-Fueled Diesel Truck Engine Cuts Fuel Use, Emissions

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That''s what researchers at Sweden''s Lund University are doing, and they believe this combination could cut both fuel use and emissions in heavy-duty trucks. How do you make a diesel engine more efficient? One answer may surprise you: Run it on gasoline.

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.

Volvo CE unveils the next generation of its autonomous electric load carrier concept

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Volvo CE teamed up with its customer Skanska Sweden, the Swedish Energy Agency and two Swedish universities—Linköping University and Mälardalen University—in October 2015 to collaborate on the SEK 203-million (US$23-million) project.

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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.

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.

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.

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.