Turkey begins work on $15B Canal Istanbul

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Turkey has begun work on Canal Istanbul , a $15-billion canal project intended to relieve pressure on the Bosphorus Strait, with the ground-breaking for the first bridge.

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Westinghouse and China, Turkey partners negotiating to develop 4-unit nuclear power plant in Turkey

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the largest electric power company in Turkey have agreed to enter into exclusive negotiation to develop and construct a four-unit nuclear power plant site in the Republic of Turkey based on Westinghouse AP1000 reactor technology. Westinghouse Electric Company; China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC); and Electricity Generation Company (EÜA?),

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First BYD electric bus trial in Turkey

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BYD will be coming to BusWorld Turkey in May to display the full line of battery-electric buses including the 12 meter, 7 meter, and 18 meter articulated and double-decker models. A BYD electric transit bus is entering service in the Turkish capital for a one-month trial. The trial in Ankara is the latest in a series of European trials of the electric bus; more than 25 major cities have evaluated the bus in revenue service.

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Thanksgiving gas prices are lowest in years—but that hasn’t made electric cars the turkeys

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Data released this week from AAA shows that the national-average gas price of $2.10 for the holiday weekend is lower than that during any Thanksgiving weekend in years—since 2015.

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UQM to provide electric propulsion systems for production program of light commercial vehicles in Turkey

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and Derindere Motorlu Araclar (DMA), an electric vehicle manufacturer based in Turkey, signed a memorandum of understanding, making UQM the supplier of electric propulsion systems to DMA for its fully electric light commercial vehicles production. Initial sales will begin in Turkey, and may, over time, expand into other regions of Europe. UQM Technologies Inc.

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Remy to supply HVH 250 motors to DMA in Turkey for PHEVs

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signed a long-term supply agreement with DMA (Derindere) in Istanbul, Turkey. The pursuit of hybrid and electric motor solutions is especially significant in Turkey, which has the highest fuel costs among members of the European Union, Remy notes. Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Board (EPDK), is presently conducting studies to facilitate stability in the energy markets. Remy International, Inc.

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Toyota to build production version of C-HR hybrid concept in Turkey

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The new hybrid will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Turkey (TMMT) in Sakarya, Turkey, in what marks the first time a hybrid-powered vehicle will be produced in the country. Toyota Motor Europe (TME) confirmed European production for a production version of the C-HR concept crossover ( earlier post ).

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Renault to bring electric cars to Turkey

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news Renault electric cars green cars Renault Fluence TurkeyAround two years ago, the Renault-Nissan Alliance was forming partnerships with governments and utilities in major cities and countries around the world, as it bid to put its electric cars into action. Now electric cars are far more well-established: but that hasn’t stopped Renault from spreading their net even wider. That’s because Renault has now [.].

Renault to Produce Electric Fluence in Bursa, Turkey

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Renault will produce the electric version of Fluence ( earlier post ) at the OYAK-Renault Bursa plant in Turkey. Production will start in the first half of 2011. Renault has now revealed the four production sites for its future EV range. Earlier post.) The city car previewed by Zoé Z.E. Concept and the electric Kangoo will both be produced in France, at Flins and Maubeuge respectively. The vehicle based on Twizy Z.E. Concept will be built in Valladolid, Spain. Unveiled as Fluence Z.E.

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Turkey to launch its first EV sports car

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Turkey’s first EV sports car-in fact the country’s first sports car altogether-is to launch within the next three months. Electric cars Anadolu Ajanski electric car Etox ev sports car TurkeyAccording to Turkish news site Anadolu Ajanski (AA), the manufacturer of the Etox car is preparing for the vehicle’s imminent release. In an interview with AA, Ercan Malkov, owner of the Erteks Auto Decoration which makes [.].

Renault signs partnership to bring EVs to Turkey

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Tags: Renault charging electric car infrastructure Istanbul Turkey

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

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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. 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. But over.

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Think Again: Bankrupt Electric Car Firm Heading To Turkey

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If you’ve been following the fortunes of the Norwegian electric car company Think, you’ll know that it recently filed for bankruptcy, the fourth time in its 20 year history. But if you thought the firm would disappear without trace then you’re in for disappointment as a little-known Turkish firm is in negotiations to rescue Think

Renault to Produce Electric Fluence In Bursa, Turkey

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Production plans for electric vehicles by French automakers continue to roll out, as sites in Turkey and Spain have been selected for their production: MAPLE CROSS, UNITED KINGDOM ? November 13, 2009: Following the announcement last week of the production site for the future electric, zero-emission Kangoo Van, Renault has now announced that the

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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Ford to invest £230M to transform UK Halewood transmission operations to build EV power units

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Ford also announced earlier this year that in addition to building the all-electric E-Transit from 2022, Ford Otosan—Ford’s joint venture in Turkey—will produce an all-electric version of the next-generation Transit Custom from 2023 at its manufacturing facility in Kocaeli, Turkey.

GS Yuasa acquiring 50% of Turkish lead-acid battery manufacturer

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Japan-based battery company GS Yuasa is acquiring 50% of the outstanding shares of Inci Aku Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi in the Republic of Turkey. Inci is the second-largest lead-acid storage battery company is Turkey, measured by turnover, more than half of which are through its export to destinations the world over, in more than 80 countries including its neighbors.

GM renames Detroit-Hamtramck to Factory ZERO; $2.2B investment to reconfigure it to all EV assembly

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Recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council, the site also features a 16.5-acre wildlife habitat and is home to species such as monarchs, foxes and turkeys.

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Renault plan Fluence Z.E production

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will take place at the OYAK-Renault Bursa plant in Turkey. The fossil fuelled version is expected to sell in Turkey, Romania and Russia, while the electric version however will make up part of mass market range of affordable zero-emission electric vehicles expected to start retailing across Europe starting in 2011. Tags: Electric cars Renault eletric ev Fluence model saloon Turkey

UN report highlights urgent need to tackle impact of EV battery production boom

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For example, scientists are researching the possibility of using widely-available silicon, instead of graphite (80% of natural graphite reserves are in China, Brazil and Turkey).

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Petrobras Signs MoU with Turkish National Oil Company On Black Sea Deepwater Drilling

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Brazil’s Petrobras signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) with the aim to expand deep-water exploration research in the Black Sea region of Turkey. At the end of December 2009, Petrobras announced the arrival of the Leiv Eiriksson drilling rig to Turkey this Thursday. In January, Petrobras, TPAO, and ExxonMobil signed a partnership agreement for the exploration of Block 3922 (Sinop), located in deep Black Sea waters, in Turkey.

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XCEED blockchain solution deployment to begin

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XCEED will be deployed to partners’ plants around Bursa in Turkey, Douai in France, and Palencia in Spain. Faurecia, Groupe Renault, Knauf Industries, Simoldes, and Co?kunöz, kunöz, in association with IBM, have signed a partnership contract for the deployment of XCEED?(eXtended eXtended Compliance End-to-End Distributed), a blockchain-based shared solution to trace the compliance of thousands of parts assembled in a vehicle in almost real time. Earlier post.).

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Metallic glass to improve performance of methanol fuel cells

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A group of researchers from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Austria, Turkey, Switzerland, and the UK has developed a new metallic glass that is 85% more efficient in oxidizing methanol than its platinum-based analogs.

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Antalya Metropolitan Municipality and Renault preparing a Zero Emissions Partnership

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Antalya Metropolitan Municipality in Turkey and Renault signed an agreement to deploy a program to prepare a Zero Emissions Partnership. The parties have decided to start a work to promote electric vehicles which are manufactured in Oyak Renault Automobile Plants in Turkey within the boundaries of Antalya. This agreement aims to achieve a partnership for the promotion and deployment of the environmental friendly electric vehicles in Antalya.

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Karsan unveiling “Buy America” CNG bus at UTIP World Global Transport Summit

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Turkey-based Karsan will introduce its first “Buy America” compliant vehicle at the upcoming UITP World Global Transport Summit, 15-17 May at Palais des Congrès de Montréal, QC Canada. Having successfully completed Altoona testing, the 40' (12m), CNG-powered vehicle is currently completing FMVSS/CMVSS certification and will be ready for sale before the end of 2017. The 51 year-old manufacturer has produced more than 277,000 total vehicles.

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Ankara Metropolitan Municipality and the Renault-Nissan Alliance Partner on EV Adoption

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The Ankara Metropolitan Municipality and the Renault-Nissan Alliance signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at establishing a partnership to promote and implement electric vehicles in Ankara, Turkey, following the example of several other capital cities. Renault has a very strong position in Turkey in terms of both production and sales. will be the first mass-produced electric vehicle in Turkey.

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H24All project seeks to build Europe’s first 100 MW alkaline electrolyzer plant

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Partners in the consortium represent the whole value chain of hydrogen from six different countries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Spain, and Turkey). The H24All project, led by a consortium of fifteen partners, has presented an application for European Green Deal funding to develop Europe’s first 100 megawatt (MW) alkaline electrolyzer plant, which will be connected to a Repsol industrial site.

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Car Crash Prevention System Wins Student $10,000 IEEE Scholarship

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Underride car crashes are among the most deadly accidents in Turkey, according to a report by the country's. zmit, Turkey, is set to study medicine this semester at. General Directorate of Highways.

Dow and AKSA forming JV for carbon fiber and derivatives; up to $1B investment in project within 5 years

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The Dow Chemical Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Dow Europe GmbH, and Turkey-based AKSA Akrilik Kimya Sanayii A.?. The JV will expand on Aksa’s existing carbon-fiber production assets in Yalova, Turkey, and will capture growth by creating a large-scale, integrated production capability for the manufacture and supply of advanced carbon fiber technologies.

Toyota Motor Europe achieves hybrid mix in excess of 50% in Q1

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The Corolla Sedan, a favorite in Eastern Europe, Turkey and Israel, is now—for the first time—also available with a hybrid electric powertrain that represented 60% of the new model sales. Toyota Motor Europe (TME) sold 279,000 vehicles in the first three months of 2019, achieving a hybrid electric vehicle mix in excess of 50%—one year ahead of plan.

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Fiat to provide Opel with Combo successor based on Doblo

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The new vehicles, based on the same platform as the Fiat Doblo models, will be produced at the Tofas plant in Bursa, Turkey where the Doblo is manufactured. Tofas is a joint venture between Fiat Group Automobile and Koc Holding of Turkey and was established in 1968. The Automobile Sector of the Fiat Group and Adam Opel GmbH signed a contract agreement whereby Fiat will supply vehicles comprising of several variants to Opel commencing December 2011.

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Ford starts production of Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery van

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Based on a Transit chassis, produced at the Ford Otosan joint venture plant in Kocaeli, Turkey, the medium-sized electric delivery van is fitted with a battery-electric drivetrain and a body designed and built to StreetScooter specifications. Ford has begun production of the Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric van at its European HQ in Cologne, Germany.

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Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality and the Renault-Nissan Alliance sign EV agreement

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The Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality (Turkey) and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at establishing a partnership to promote and implement electric vehicles in Gaziantep. This marks the third MOU signed by the Alliance in Turkey: the first was signed with Istanbul Enerji, a subsidiary of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, and the second with Ankara Metropolitan Municipality.

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IHS Automotive: global vehicle production to increase by 21M units by 2021; China to account for half of the increment

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Declining vehicle demand in Russia and Turkey will limit European production growth to 1% this year, according to IHS Automotive. Global automobile production will increase by 21 million units by 2021, and has grown by 25 million units since 2009 as the industry continues to recover from the impact of the global economic recession, according to a forecast by IHS Automotive.

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stanbul Enerji and Renault Partner on EVs

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Renault has a strong position in Turkey in terms of both production and sales. will be the first mass-produced electric vehicle in Turkey. ?stanbul Enerji, a subsidiary of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, and Renault signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement a program aimed at preparing for an electric vehicle partnership.

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Rolls-Royce wins $6.5M contract to supply LNG propulsion package for fish food carrier; Bergen gas engine

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Rolls-Royce has signed a US$6.5-million contract with Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. BioMar has 11 factories producing fish food, in Norway, Chile, Denmark, Scotland, Spain, France, Greece, Turkey and Costa Rica. The contract is to supply a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) propulsion package for a cargo carrier designed by NSK Ship Design for Norwegian shipowner NSK Shipping. The vessel will deliver fish food on behalf of BioMar Group.

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ARB fines 12 ocean-going shippers $476,750 for violating low-sulfur fuel regulation

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YA-SA Tanker and Transportation (Turkey) - $20,000 Vessel name: Golden Horn. The California Air Resources Board has fined 12 shipping companies a combined $476,750 for failure to switch from high-sulfur diesel “bunker” fuel to cleaner, low-sulfur marine distillate fuel upon entering Regulated California Waters, as required by state law. ARB said that all companies cited took prompt action after being notified of the violations and, under ARB’s supervision, began complying with state law.

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Breaking News: Renault to halt electric car production

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Reports suggest that the production line in Turkey will be closed partly because of the collapse of Better Place last year[.]. It appears that it is the end of the road for one of Renault''s flagship electric cars: as production of the Fluence ZE (pictured) is halted, according to foreign media sources. Green cars Electric cars Renault

The i-MiEV goes on sale in 15 European countries; near-term plan to boost that to 19

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In addition to the first 15 countries the car is to be sold in, there have been requests to introduce the i-MiEV from Finland, Serbia, Turkey, and Slovenia. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that sale of the European-spec i-MiEVelectric vehicle is to commence in 15 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

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Rolls-Royce consortium secures funding for mini nuclear reactors

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A Rolls-Royce-led consortium creating a compact nuclear power station, or small modular reactor (SMR) has revealed its latest design with increased power.

Caterpillar Marine developing hybrid tug with Sanmar Shipyards; Advanced Variable Drive

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Caterpillar Marine is collaborating with Sanmar Shipyards in Istanbul, Turkey to build an innovative tugboat with a hydraulic hybrid propulsion system. Sanmar is the largest tug builder in Turkey with over 40 years of experience and known as a market leader at the forefront of the tug building industry.

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Karsan using BMW i3 motors and batteries for 6m electric city bus

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The BMW Group and Turkish manufacturer Karsan have signed an agreement for the supply of BMW i3 motors and batteries for the battery-electric 6-meter city bus “Jest electric”, which is produced in Bursa in Turkey for both the domestic market and for international markets.

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TTTech Auto establishes Car.OS unit and expands company structure

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Part of the overall growth story are the acquisitions of RT-RK Automotive in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia–Herzegovina, Silicon Gears in Spain and Red Pine Software in Turkey. TTTech Auto—a provider of software and hardware platforms for automated driving and beyond, applicable in series production programs—has expanded its development scope and altered its structure based on three distinct pillars. These include a newly set-up Car.OS

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