Fleet of Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks pass 1M-kilometer mark in Switzerland

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Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility’s fleet of XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks has collectively exceeded 1 million kilometers of driving in 11 months of service in Switzerland. —Jörg Ackermann, Chairman of the H2 Mobility Switzerland Association.

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Teslas And Other EVs Take Switzerland By Storm


Switzerland is teeming with EVs The US needs to get in gear.

Alpiq, EW Höfe and SOCAR Energy planning 10MW electrolysis plant in Switzerland for green hydrogen

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Alpiq, EW Höfe and SOCAR Energy Switzerland are looking into the feasibility of installing an electrolysis facility with a capacity of up to 10 MW in Freienbach, Switzerland. The facility will thus set new standards in terms of overall efficiency and make an important contribution to Switzerland’s climate friendly energy supply.

First Tesla Supercharger in Switzerland

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Tesla Motors opened its first Supercharger station in Switzerland today; the Lully station is about 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Geneva on the A1 motorway. With more Supercharger stations opening soon in Germany and Austria, Model S owners will be able to drive through Germany to Switzerland and Austria this winter, Tesla said.

Electric Cars Reach 40 Percent Market Share In Switzerland


Switzerland has seen its EV adoption rate soar in the last few years

Switzerland bans large events due to coronavirus; Geneva International Motor Show cancelled three days before opening

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The Swiss Federal Council—the group that constitutes the federal government of Switzerland—held an extraordinary meeting today, categorized the situation in Switzerland as “particular” in terms of the Epidemics Act, and banned large-scale events involving more than 1,000 people.

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Tesla Model 3 dominates Switzerland’s 2020 EV Market


New data shows that the Tesla Model 3 dominated the 2020 EV market in Switzerland, and the figures weren’t very close. After finishing 2020 in the same pole position, the Model 3 continued its undeniable domination of the electric vehicle market in Switzerland.

Alpiq and H2 Energy partner on hydrogen production plant in Switzerland; to support Hyundai fuel cell trucks

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Switzerland’s first system for the commercial production of hydrogen is planned at the Gösgen hydropower plant. In May 2018, seven major Swiss companies founded the H2 Mobility Switzerland Association with the aim of actively and commercially promoting environmentally friendly hydrogen-electric mobility in Switzerland. The fleet of Hyundai fuel cell trucks will be used primarily by the members of the H2 Mobility Switzerland Association in everyday activity.

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World's largest electric-car rally kicks off in Switzerland

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SwitzerlandUndeterred by major automakers that build electric cars by the millions, tinkerers and apostles aren't finished coming up with new ideas on their own. Whether sharing their knowledge with community, or just a sense of unflagging camaraderie, 160 such teams ranging from solo shade-tree mechanics to major corporations to visiting tourists in rented.

Nel ASA to supply 2MW PEM electrolyzer in Switzerland; 30 MW framework contract for Hyundai hydrogen trucks

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In Switzerland, Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser, a division of Nel ASA, has received a purchase order for a 2 megawatt (MW) containerized Proton PEM electrolyzer, as part of a 30 MW framework agreement with Hydrospider AG, an affiliated company of H2 Energy. The electrolyzer will be used to produce green hydrogen for heavy-duty hydrogen trucks from Hyundai Motor Company, which will begin operation in Switzerland during late 2019.

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Mercedes-Benz Receives Order For 54 eCitaro In Switzerland


Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe electrifies half of its fleet soon and the entire fleet possibly later

Tesla and Sixt Leasing partner in Switzerland; monthly Model S payments start at about US$920

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Tesla has expanded its strategic relationship with Sixt Leasing to include Switzerland as well as Germany. With 10% down on a 36-month lease, Sixt offers payments of approximately CHF 810 - 950 (US$919 - $1,078) per month, depending on the mileage selected by the customer.

Fuel-cell hybrid buses in regular service in Switzerland

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PostAuto Schweiz AG has become the first company in Switzerland to deploy fuel-cell technology for public road transport. Since the end of 2011, five Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid models have been serving on routes in and around Brugg (in the canton of Aargau) as PostAuto vehicles. Over the next five years, PostAuto will test the fuel-cell drive, using clean hydrogen as fuel.

Renault Trucks and Nestlé Switzerland partner on all-electric medium-duty refrigerated truck

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Nestlé Switzerland and Renault Trucks (part of the Volvo Group) recently introduced an experimental all-electric refrigerated truck—nicknamed the e-Truck—that combines an all-electric 13t Renault Midlum developed by Renault Trucks with a refrigerated body that is also entirely powered by electricity. A second identical vehicle will be joining the Nestlé Switzerland fleet in September.

The new 2020 Tesla Roadster that wasn't in Switzerland

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Tesla made a lot of noise about a big surprise it planned for the Grand Basel auto show, a celebration of architecture and design in Switzerland's northern industrial city. The company teased that it might show a new pre-production prototype of its new Roadster. The much-hyped car has twice appeared in running form, once at its official debut in

Range record: ID.3 makes the journey from Zwickau to Switzerland on a single charge

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has set its first range record: The electric car covered the 531km, equal to 330 miles from Zwickau to Schaffhausen (Switzerland) on a single charge. The route to Switzerland consisted entirely of public roads and highways, passing cities such as Bayreuth and Ulm. The new Volkswagen ID.3

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Switzerland welcomes fuel cell hybrid buses

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Fuel cell vehicles are continuing to expand internationally – with Switzerland the latest country to welcome the technology. Fuel Cells Green cars Latest news fuel cell buses green buses Mercedes Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid SwitzerlandPostAuto Schweiz is the first company in the country to deploy fuel cell vehicles as part of public road transport. It has had five Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid models (pictured) on the road since late 2011 and [.].

ewz and Renault-Nissan Sign EV Agreement for Switzerland

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ewz, the municipal electric utility for the city of Zürich, Switzerland has signed a cooperation agreement with the Renault-Nissan Alliance to promote electric vehicles. The aim is to develop zero emission mobility in Switzerland. The increased demand for electricity would lead to significant changes in Switzerland’s electric economy and infrastructure, ewz notes.

Mitsubishi Motors Partners to Promote the i-MiEV Electric Vehicle in Switzerland

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MM Automobile Schweiz AG and Switzerland’s largest electricity provider Alpiq Holding AG (Alpiq) through which the three parties will work together to promote the popularization of the new-generation electric vehicle i-MiEV in Switzerland. Under the MoU, the three companies will work together to confirm the viability of electric vehicles and Japan-developed quick-charger units in Switzerland.

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Byton raises $500M, Tesla Autopilot defeat, and electric-car rally in Switzerland: Today's Car News

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The world's largest electric-car rally kicks off in Switzerland. Chinese electric-car maker Byton announced it's raised $500 million in new funding. New controversy sets in surrounding a Tesla Autopilot add-on that defeats baked-in safety. And we ask what a "green car" means to readers. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Byton, which

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F-City H2 fuel cell range extended electric city vehicle homologated in France, pending homologation in Switzerland

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Challenge Bibendum. The F-City H2—a battery-electric vehicle with a fuel cell range extender—has become the first urban electric vehicle with such an energy pack to be homologated in France. The F-City H2. Click to enlarge. The F-City H2 is the result of a partnership between the Michelin Research and Innovation Center, the French automotive producer FAM Automobiles, EVE Systems, FC LAB and the Institut Pierre Vernier.

World first: driverless electric shuttle sets to work in Switzerland

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Delivery of the world’s first fully-electric driverless shuttle has been made in Switzerland this week. Developed by mobility solutions specialist Induct, the new Navia electric automated shuttle may be a step away from much talked about driverless cars, but the model will help prove that the technology works. The shuttle will be used and tested [.]. Electric cars driverless electric car

Mitsubishi agrees i-MiEV promotion in Switzerland

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The Mitsubishi i-MiEV has continued its European adventure after the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding with MM Automobile Schweiz AG and Alpiq Holding AG, the country’s largest electricity provider, in Switzerland. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi Alpiq Holding AG electric vehicles geneva motor show Geneva Motor Show 2010 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Switzerland

Honda to supply 50 Honda e EVs, 35 Power Managers to V2X Suisse for large-scale V2G trial

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Honda will supply 50 Honda e electric vehicles ( earlier post ) to Switzerland’s car-sharing operator, Mobility. These will deliver vehicle-to-grid (V2G) energy recovery capability at various urban and suburban sites across Switzerland.

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Swiss authorities halts some diesel Porsche, Mercedes-Benz over emissions

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Authorities in Switzerland halted registrations of some new Mercedes-Benz and Porsche vehicles because their diesel engines skirted emissions regulations, Reuters reported Thursday. SwitzerlandRegistrations of the small Mercedes-Benz Vito vans equipped with 1.6-liter diesel engines, and Porsche Macan and Cayenne SUVs equipped with 3.0- and 4.2-liter diesel.

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EV Truck Sets Range Record Driving 682.88 Miles/1,099 Kilometers


It's an electric truck built by Futuricum in Switzerland and used as a parcel delivery vehicle in the country

Hyundai ships 10 XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty truck to Europe for commercial use

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Hyundai Motor Company shipped the first 10 units of the Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell, the first mass-produced fuel cell heavy-duty truck, to Switzerland. Hyundai chose Switzerland as the starting point for its business venture for various reasons.

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Hyundai will test 500-mile hydrogen fuel-cell semis in California

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Based on a design that debuted in Switzerland last year, the trucks tested in the United States will have a range of about 500 miles and a maximum gross combination weight of about 82,000

Hypermiling Volkswagen ID.3 makes 531 km journey on a single charge

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has set its first range record—the electric car covered the 531 kilometers (330 miles) from Zwickau to Schaffhausen (Switzerland) on a single charge. The route to Switzerland consisted entirely of public roads and highways, passing cities such as Bayreuth and Ulm.

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Hyundai upgrades design and performance of XCIENT fuel cell truck for global expansion

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Hyundai shipped a total of 46 units of XCIENT Fuel Cell to Switzerland last year. Hyundai will ship another 140 units of the new XCIENT Fuel Cell towards Switzerland by the end of this year as part of its plan to roll out 1,600 heavy-duty fuel cell electric trucks in Europe by 2025.

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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.

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Deutsche Post DHL Group sells StreetScooter production rights to international consortium ODIN Automotive S.à.r.l.

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The deal includes the intellectual property for the D17 and D20 vehicle models as well as the two wholly owned subsidiaries in Switzerland and Japan.

Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility and Hydrospider partner to promote green hydrogen ecosystem; Hyundai H2 Xcient fuel cell electric truck

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Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility (HHM), the joint venture between Hyundai Motor Company and H2 Energy, is partnering with Hydrospider, a joint venture of H2Energy, Alpiq and Linde to promote green hydrogen ecosystem in Switzerland and European countries in the upcoming future. It will expand its presence further to European countries beyond Switzerland.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS tops out with a 350-mile EPA range rating, trailing Tesla and Lucid

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After our first drive of the EQS in Switzerland over the summer, we guessed that the most efficient models might top 400 miles of range given the car’s WLTP cycle rating The final pieces of the puzzle are falling into place for the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS ahead of its U.S.

Nissan LEAF electric cars become taxis in Zurich

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Nissan LEAF SwitzerlandTen Nissan LEAF electric cars have secured themselves employment as taxis in the Swiss capital of Zurich. The city follows in the footsteps of Amsterdam, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City and Sao Paulo in turning to Nissan for supply of zero-emission vehicles for taxi services. Wrapped in a vivid green colour, the new LEAF taxis [.]. Nissan electric car Nissan.

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Hyundai Motor, H2 Energy JV to spearhead hydrogen mobility in Europe; 1,600 fuel cell heavy-duty trucks to the JV through 2025

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The venture will then lease a large portion of these fuel-cell powered trucks to the H2 Mobility Switzerland Association, which comprises major refueling station operators, transport and logistics companies, as well as to various other industry players that promote hydrogen mobility in Switzerland. The joint entity will further expand its market presence to other European countries beyond Switzerland.

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New Lexus RX 450h set to debut in Geneva

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Set for a summer launch, the RX 450h will be joined by the F Sport interpretation on the stand in Switzerland. Lexus Geneva Motor Show hybrid SwitzerlandLexus has revealed a teaser photo of the new RX 450h, its hybrid SUV ahead of its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week. So far, the Japanese carmaker is keeping details [.].

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Hyundai Kona Electric: The new favored police patrol car for Europe?

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Police forces in Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom currently use Kona Electric patrol cars, Hyundai said earlier this month in a press release. As cities look to reduce air pollution, some are equipping their police forces with electric cars.

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Top ten Geneva Motor Show stars. The Green Piece.

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The Green Piece EV Geneva Motor Show hybrid SwitzerlandTuesday 6 March, 2012. The Green Piece Column. The 82nd Geneva Motor Show opens today for two days of press previews (March 6 and 7, 2012) before opening to the rest of the auto industry and the general public for two weeks (March 8-18, 2012). As the doors open for the first big European motor [.].

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Vauxhall to reveal new electric bicycle and mini SUV

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Vauxhall Geneva Motor Show SwitzerlandVauxhall has released details of what it will be revealing at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. Among the highlights for lovers of all things green will be the new Mokka, a small, B-segment SUV design to meet the needs of a growing market. It will offer a choice of front and four wheel drive for [.].

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Blackstone Battery Production Capacity Increase Tenfold

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BAAR, Switzerland – (July 1st, 2021) – Blackstone Resources AG (SWX: BLS) is pleased to announce that its German subsidiary Blackstone Technology GmbH will increase its production capacity tenfold.

WinGD says its engines will be able to run on methanol from 2024 and ammonia from 2025

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Headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since its inception as the Sulzer Diesel Engine business in 1893, WinGD carries on the legacy of innovation in design.

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