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.

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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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.

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

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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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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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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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 [.].

World's largest EV never has to be recharged

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A quarry in Biel, Switzerland, is operating the world's largest electric vehicle, a 110-ton dump truck, to haul lime and marl off the side of a mountain to a cement factory. Perhaps best of all, it consumes no energy doing it. How is that possible, you ask? The dump truck, at 45 tons, ascends the 13-percent grade and takes on 65 tons of ore. Commercial vehicle Electric Drive Green Life

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 [.].

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, [.].

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 [.].

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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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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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 [.].

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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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.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne dies suddenly

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Sergio Marchionne, the man who engineered a historic merger between Fiat and Chrysler to rescue the Detroit automaker from financial collapse, died Wednesday in Switzerland. He was 66. Marchionne died after complications from surgery last week. On Saturday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles quickly replaced him as CEO with Mike Manley, who most recently. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

Bestmile fleet orchestration platform for on-demand mobility providers

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The start-up was founded in 2014 by Anne Mellano and Raphaël Gindrat as a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), one of the leading centers in Switzerland in the field of technological research.

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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.

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Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel available at Zurich airport during the World Economic Forum 2020

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Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel refined from waste and residues, will deliver renewable jet fuel (sustainable aviation fuel, SAF) to Zurich Airport during the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos, Switzerland.

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