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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 ).

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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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?),

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 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 [.].

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.

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.

Turkey-based BD Otomotiv in talks to rescue THINK brand from bankruptcy

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BD Otomotiv is a Turkey-based investment group which in recent years has focused on electric transportation. The group owns and operates production facilities in Turkey and Italy for the conversion of light commercial vehicles into electric vehicles (EVs), automotive battery pack assembly, and a new recycling plant for lithium-ion and other industrial batteries.

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Renault signs partnership to bring EVs to Turkey

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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

Toyota introduces production version of C-HR crossover at Geneva; hybrid model

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The Toyota C-HR will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey (TMMT) in Sakarya, Turkey. Toyota introduced the production version of the C-HR crossover at the Geneva Motor Show. Earlier post.).

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Swedish Energy Agency awards PowerCell $960K toward developing modular fuel cell range extender system for EVs

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Hexagon Studio, Turkey. The Swedish Energy Agency has awarded Volvo Group spinout PowerCell SEK7 million (US$965,000) for the MoRE Zero project to develop a fuel cell system for use in a modular range extender system for electric vehicles in the European ERA-NET project.

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Adgero signs €3.5M deal with ultracap manufacturer Skeleton for road freight KERS

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The distribution agreement covers markets in the member states of the European Union, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Israel, Iceland, Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China. Adgero has signed a €3.5-million (US$4-million) distribution agreement to ensure modules from ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies, are part of its Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) for road freight. Earlier post.)

JATO: Global car sales up by 2.8% in Q1 2016 due to SUV boost in China and Europe

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Sales of SUVs in Europe (including Russia and Turkey) gave the overall market a boost with 20% growth and 1.11 JATO Dynamics reports that 20.44 million LCVs and passenger car units were sold across all segments globally in Q1 2016—a 2.8%

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Ford Car Buying Trends 2015 shows increasing demand for semi-autonomous driving technologies in Europe

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Turkey led with 86%, ahead of Finland (84%), and Sweden (80%). In the past year, more customers in Ireland went for diesel-powered cars (70%) than anywhere else, followed by Turkey and Romania (both 65%). For the same cars, 5-door versions were most likely to find a home in Greece (96%), Spain (87%) and Britain (83%); while 4-door versions were most popular in Turkey (87%).

Navigant forecasts global road transportation energy consumption to increase 25% by 2035; 84% from conventional fuels

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For instance, markets for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) are particularly strong in Eastern Europe, Turkey, and South Korea, but relatively small elsewhere.

Renault plan Fluence Z.E production

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will take place at the OYAK-Renault Bursa plant in Turkey. By producing the EV in Turkey, Renault hope to keep production costs down, allowing the zero-emission saloon at to retail at the same price as similar sized internal combustion models.

Major power and gas company E.ON splitting in two; focusing on renewables, spinning off conventional power generation

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It will upgrade its energy distribution networks in its European markets and also in Turkey and make them smarter so that customers can take advantage of new products and services in areas such as energy efficiency and distributed generation. Düsseldorf, Germany-base E.ON, one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies, is adopting a new strategic direction under which is will split itself in two.

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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.

Renault to introduce brand new vehicle

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The vehicle will have three main markets - Turkey, Romania and Russia and is expected to go on sale in November. A new vehicle will be added to Renault’s line-up this autumn, when it launches its new saloon car the Fluence. The successor of the old Megane, the Renault Fluence will be launched with a series of engines, with all diesel models having a carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rating of 119g/km and qualifying for the Renault eco2 signature.

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.

Study finds that EV-specific factors rather than socio-demographic variables better predictors of EV uptake

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US EIA reminder: Strait of Hormuz world’s most important oil chokepoint; almost 20% of oil traded worldwide

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Additional oil could also be pumped north via the Iraq-Turkey pipeline to the port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean Sea, but volumes have been limited by the closure of the Strategic pipeline linking north and south Iraq.

Deloitte study concludes mass adoption of EVs in Europe is some distance away

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Within Europe, 4,760 consumers in seven countries—Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey and UK—were surveyed from 28 January to 10 February 2011. A new study by Deloitte, the business advisory firm, concludes that despite rising fuel prices, the mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe is still some distance away.

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.

Global investment in renewable power reached $270.2B in 2014, ~17% up from 2013; biofuel investment fell 8% to 10-year low

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billion) were all in the top 10 of investing countries while more than $1 billion was invested in Indonesia, Chile, Mexico, Kenya and Turkey. Global investment in renewable power and fuels (excluding large hydro-electric projects) was $270.2

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Norwegian Post becomes first European customer for Transit Connect Electric van with 20-unit purchase; targeting 30% reduction in CO2 by 2015

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Glider units are shipped from the Ford Otosan manufacturing facility in Kocaeli, Turkey, directly to an Azure-contracted up-fitter for final assembly. Norwegian Post Ford Transit Connect Electric. Copyright: Norwegian Post. Click to enlarge.

PwC analysis finds meeting 2 C warming target would require “unprecedented and sustained” reductions over four decades

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E7 economies—the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China), and Indonesia, Mexico and Turkey. PwC analysis finds a need for global carbon intensity to drop an average of 5.1% per year through 2050. Click to enlarge.

Renault makes public its lifecycle study of Fluence ICE vs Fluence EV

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Components production (electrode rolls, separator rolls, electrolyte) was in Japan, and assembly (cells, modules and pack) in Renault’s Bursa factory (Turkey) on a specific assembly line.

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WEC report: EVs need 16% market share by 2020 for fuel economy standards to be met

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Electric vehicles (EVs) will need to increase their combined market share to 16% by 2020 for markets to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by regulators, according to new research by the World Energy Council, the UN-accredited global energy body representing the entire energy spectrum.

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.

Toyota Motor Europe closing in on 5% market share in Europe; hybrids = 21% of sales

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Sales of the Toyota Corolla more than doubled in the first quarter reaching 21,511 units with nearly three-quarters in Israel, Russia and Turkey. Toyota Motor Europe (TME) posted first quarter sales result of 225,152 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Europe, up 14% from the same period in 2013. TME’s European market share in the first three months of the year stands at 4.9%, up 0.4 percentage points from the same period last year.

ExxonMobil: global GDP up ~140% by 2040, but energy demand ~35% due to efficiency; LDV energy demand to rise only slightly despite doubling parc

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This geographically diverse group comprises Brazil and Mexico in the Americas; South Africa and Nigeria in Africa; Egypt and Turkey in North Africa/Mediterranean; Saudi Arabia and Iran in the Middle East; as well as Thailand and Indonesia in Asia.

New Ford C-MAX sales double across Europe

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in 2010), with the C-MAX range claiming segment leadership in Italy, Turkey and Ireland. Sales in Europe of Ford’s new C-MAX and Grand C-MAX have increased by more than 100% over the previous model, with a high percentage of customers opting for new technology features. Since the new C-MAX and Grand C-MAX were introduced in late 2010, more than 135,000 vehicles have been sold across Europe.

New high-pressure dry-solids feed pump could make high-efficiency, lower-emission gasification economically competitive

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India, China, Turkey, Australia, and Eastern Europe also have considerable reserves of low-rank coal.

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.

Syrian oil ministry announces oil shale tender

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Established by Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Syria and Turkey in partnership with regional and international companies, the centre aims to develop a joint environmental and energy framework, establish common standards for studying and utilizing oil share resources, and attract investors in the sector.).

15 trade groups seek to bar EPA funding for E15

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Grocery Manufacturers Association; International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association; National Association of Truck Stop Operators; National Chicken Council; National Marine Manufacturers Association; National Petrochemical & Refiners Association; National Turkey Federation; Outdoor Power Equipment Institute; Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council; and the Specialty Equipment Market Association.

Toyota Europe Q1 hybrid sales up 82.3% for 20% of total sales; Auris Hybrid the leader

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In Turkey, Toyota sales increased by 6% in the first quarter. Toyota Motor Europe (TME) posted 2013 first quarter sales of 197,309 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Europe. During that period, Toyota and Lexus full hybrid sales reached 38,673, up 82.3% from the same period last year. Full hybrid models now constitute around 20% of total Toyota and Lexus sales in the first quarter, doubling from the same period in 2012.

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.