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.

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.

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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 [.].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Kia reveals new greener cee’d

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Kia Geneva Motor Show Kia Cee'd Switzerland World Environment DayKia revealed a new version of its cee’d model at the Geneva Motor Show yesterday, one of its key models in the European market. The popular C-segment model, first introduced in 2007, was designed, developed and built in Europe-making the model the first to establish Kia as a serious contender among established brands. Building on [.].

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Nissan reveals new Invitation B-segment car

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Nissan concept Geneva SwitzerlandMore Geneva news today, as Nissan reveals that it will be unveiling a new B-segment car called Invitation. Designed to sit somewhere between the Micra and the Juke, the new Invitation concept is not just a concept with Nissan already confirming that the model will be due to launch in the UK from 2013. It’s [.].

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New Audi A3 promises emissions from 99g/km CO2

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Audi Audi A3 Geneva Motor Show hatchback SwitzerlandAudi has revealed its third-generation A3 model which will emit as little as 99g/km CO2. Priced from £19,000 OTR, order books for the new model are expected to open soon with the first UK deliveries planned for September. Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, the three-door A3 showcases Audi’s focus on improving quality, infotainment, driver [.].

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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 [.].

Volkswagen ups! the concepts for Geneva

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Volkswagen Geneva Motor Show Switzerland up Volkswagen reckons its new up! city car is a versatile as a Swiss Army Knife, and as the Geneva Motor Show is nearly upon us, the car maker has released a fitting tribute to all things Swiss and handy. In a tribute to the show’s host nation, the car maker reveals the Swiss up! concept, [.].

Hyundai reveals new range-extended sports hatch

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Hyundai concept Geneva Motor Show SwitzerlandHyundai has released the first pictures of a stunning new hybrid sports car concept that will be one of the stars of next week’s Geneva Motor Show. The i-oniq is a four seat sporty hatchback that is designed to demonstrate the latest design and engineering direction of the Korean brand. Featuring an ‘athletic’ and ‘fluid [.].

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Mazda confirms European debut of Takeri concept car

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Mazda Geneva Motor Show SwitzerlandMazda has confirmed plans to take its Takeri concept car to the Geneva Motor Show next month. Likely to become the next generation Mazda6, the Takeri, as well as featuring the brand’s new design language boasts the Japanese carmaker’s new i-ELOOP regenerative braking system. The mid-sized saloon is the first Mazda car to feature regenerative [.].

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Yaris Hybrid set for Geneva debut

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Toyota SwitzerlandToyota is preparing to unveil the production ready Yaris Hybrid at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. As the manufacturer’s biggest selling model, the Yaris will be the second car from Toyota to feature its Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain when it launches this June. The decision to make the electric motor, transaxle, inverter and battery pack [.].

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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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Honda’s grand plans for Geneva

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Honda Geneva SwitzerlandWith the Geneva Motor Show drawing near, Honda has released details of what it intends to bring to the show and it looks like this Japanese car maker’s stand could be one of the biggest highlights. Firstly Honda is set to reveal the first example of its new Earth Dreams Technology that is designed to [.].

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Goodbye Tesla Roadster: the electric car that could

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Tesla Motors electric end production road Roadster Switzerland TeslaIt has been a model credited with completely rebranding the image of the electric car, now it is all over for the Tesla Roadster as its maker prepares to end production and move onto pastures new. With its blistering performance, our reporter, Tom Stewart gets behind the wheel of Tesla’s milk-float image-busting electric car for [.].

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Tata reveals new 22g/km CO2 range-extended city car

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Tata concept Geneva Motor Show Switzerland Tata MegapixelIndian auto giant, Tata revealed a new four-seat range-extended city concept car at the Geneva Motor Show which could boast emissions as low as 22g/km and a range of up to 559 miles. Called Megapixel, the new model combines a lithium ion phosphate battery with an petrol engine to act as a generator, giving the [.].

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Nissan’s Invitation heads to Sunderland

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Nissan Geneva Motor Show Nissan Invitation SwitzerlandNissan took the wraps off its new Invitation model yesterday, announcing that the car was set for production at the firm’s UK plant in Sunderland ahead of the model’s launch in 2013. The new model will replace the Nissan Note- also produced in Sunderland- as the car maker’s new B-segment contender designed to offer compact [.].

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Mercedes reveals new 99g/km CO2 A-Class

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Mercedes A-Class Geneva Motor Show Mercedes-Benz SwitzerlandA new Mercedes A-Class makes its world debut today at the Geneva Motor Show, with a new, more efficient engine range that promises emissions from just 99g/km CO2. Presenting the car today, Mercedes’ execs say the new A-Class marks the start of a new product offensive in the compact sector, promising to combine good fuel [.].

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Toyota to reveal new FT-BH hybrid concept

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Toyota FT-BH concept Geneva Motor Show Switzerland Toyota Prius C Toyota YarisWith the Prius C to launch in the US soon and the Yaris Hybrid arriving in the UK from June, you would think that Toyota had a enough small hybrids on the way to keep the yummy mummys happy. But just for good measure, the Japanese firm is also set to reveal a new concept [.].

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Emissions from air conditioning units worse than feared

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Researchers at Empa in Switzerland looked into the impact of mobile air conditioning on fuel consumption and pollutant emissions of diesel cars and confirmed that they remain running at ambient temperatures below the desired temperature [.]. Carbon dioxide emissions from mobile air conditioning units may be six times higher than originally feared according to a new study.

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Why electric?

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year of manufacture: 1990 (Switzerland). The reason to get an electric vehicle is surely different to everybody who get flashed by the conversion virus. Our biggest personal reason is our first electric car, a swiss Solec Riva Junior. Solec Riva Junior. Motor: DC 6kW / 8,16PS / 8.046 hp.

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Novelis China supplying aluminum-intensive solutions for Jaguar XFL; 75% Al in Body-in-White

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Most of the aluminum alloys featured in the Jaguar XFL come from Novelis’ Changzhou Plant, with the remainder to be sourced from Novelis’ Sierre plant in Switzerland. earlier post ); Kingston, Ontario; Sierre, Switzerland; Nachterstedt and Goettingen, Germany; and Changzhou, China.

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ABB brings TOSA e-bus and flash charging to Davos; first use in Alpine region

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The award-winning TOSA e-bus, developed by ABB in Switzerland, is already in use in Geneva and will soon be implemented in the French city of Nantes.

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5 European fast charging networks form Open Fast Charging Alliance

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GOtthard FASTcharge (Switzerland). Five European fast charging networks have formed the Open Fast Charging Alliance. This alliance members will enable roaming to create a premium network of fast chargers all over Europe. The Open Fast Charging Alliance founding members are: Fastned (The Netherlands). Sodetrel (France). Smatrics (Austria). Grønn Kontakt (Norway). Together, the alliance members own and operate more than 500 fast chargers in 6 countries.

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'World Record Drive' Around EU Draws 388 Electric Cars

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What do you call 388 electric cars and bikes driving from Vienna in Austria to Geneva in Switzerland? Answer: A world record. No, it''s not funny, but then it wasn''t a joke.

Electric buses recharge in just 15 seconds

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Scientists in Switzerland are testing new technology which could allow electric buses to recharge in as little as 15 seconds; something that could massively increase their uptake.

BRUSA upgrades performance of NLG664 on-board fast charger

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BRUSA Elektronik AG, headquartered in Sennwald, Switzerland, has given its NLG664 on-board fast charger a performance upgrade. The NLG664 is now available with 45-65 Hz input frequency and enhanced single-phase current capability of 30 A.

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BRUSA supplies complete drivetrain for E-FORCE 18-t electric truck

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BRUSA Elektronik AG is to supply the main drivetrain components such as motors, inverters and chargers for the E-FORCE, Switzerland’s first all-electric 18-tonne truck. With a range of around 300 kilometers (186 miles), it is suited to distribute goods nationally in Switzerland.

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Tesla expands Supercharger network in Europe

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Tesla is opening new Supercharger locations connecting the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. The accelerated energizing of Superchargers in Germany (Wilnsdorf, Bad Rappenau, Aichstetten and Jettingen), Switzerland (Lully), Austria (St. In the Netherlands, energized routes connect Amsterdam to Cologne and Brussels, and in Switzerland the stations connect Zurich and Geneva.

2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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Switzerland leads the world in sustainability, followed by France, Denmark, Malta, and Sweden. Switzerland’s top ranking reflects strong performance across most issues, especially air quality and climate protection.

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Electric rally returns to send Wave of EV positivity around Europe

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From Stuttgart, the rally will head via Bavaria and around Switzerland before arriving in the north of the country in Lucerne. Europe’s largest electric car rally returns today, kick-starting in Stuttgart in Germany and covering more than 1,118 miles in just nine days.

EV Trophy European EV rally to cover 2500 km

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The rally will go through: Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, France and Monaco. Electric Marathon International (Ukraine), in partnership with European Green Cities Network under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, is organizing the EV Trophy electric vehicle rally.

Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept to be used as race taxi in Formula E; “virtuality turns into reality”

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At the wheel will be former DTM driver Rahel Frey from Switzerland or Le Mans winner Dindo Capello from Italy. Audi has produced the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept car, which it will deploy as a race taxi in Formula E starting with the race in Rome on Saturday 14 April.

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Student-built electric car sets new acceleration record

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A new world record for the fastest accelerating car has been set in Switzerland – by an electric race car developed and built by students.

Climeworks launches world’s first commercial plant to capture CO2 from air; potential for CO2-neutral fuels

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Switzerland-based Climeworks, a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), recently launched the world’s first commercial plant that captures atmospheric CO 2 for supply and sale to a customer.

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