Tag: EU

Jan 12, 2020 - 09:00 pm

EIB funding for electric buses in Spain

The European Investment Bank is providing 27.5 million euros to finance the introduction of cleaner buses in Spain. Specifically, it will support the modernisation of Grupo Ruiz’s bus fleet through the purchase of 32 electric and 141 natural gas buses for public transport.

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Dec 10, 2019 - 12:42 pm

European batteries: Opel, PSA & Saft build for 64 GWh

This week, the EU Commission gave the go-ahead for what is being called “the battery alliance” in seven European countries. Subsidies were approved for 32 GWh battery cell production with PSA and Saft at the Opel factory in Kaiserslautern, Germany and an identical plant in France, making a total production capacity of 64 GWh. At […]

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Dec 1, 2019 - 03:40 pm

EU Commission considering second battery consortium

According to German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier, the second European battery cell consortium has now been “put on track” by sending the information to the European Commission. However, his ministry still does not mention the names of those involved.

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Nov 26, 2019 - 01:19 pm

PHEVs to face tighter scrutiny under new EU law

The new European CO2 legislation for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles obliges the EU Commission to monitor real fuel and electrical energy consumption from next year onwards. This was pointed out by the ICCT.

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Nov 13, 2019 - 02:54 pm

What’s driving the electric bus boom in Poland?

More than every third electric bus in the EU was built in Poland. The strength of the industry is based not only on the domestic manufacturer Solaris – but also on the constantly high demand domestically, as Aleksandra Fedorska reports in her analysis. The bad air in many Polish cities has meant that domestic demand […]

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Oct 17, 2019 - 02:31 pm

EU investigates Hungarian subsidies for Samsung SDI

The European Commission has opened an investigation against Hungary to assess whether Hungary’s plans to grant €108 million in subsidies to Samsung SDI for the expansion of its battery cell production plant in Göd follow EU rules on regional state aid.

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Oct 7, 2019 - 06:21 pm

Denmark wants EU to phase out fossil fuel-powered cars by 2030

Denmark called on the EU Commission to introduce an EU-wide ban on diesel and petrol cars by 2040 preceded by a phase-out from 2030 in its climate strategy. Ten other European Union countries backed the proposal Denmark made during a meeting of EU environment ministers in Luxembourg.

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Sep 27, 2019 - 03:35 pm

Alstom develops conductive charging for electric buses

Alstom shows a ground-based recharging system for electric buses, further development of its SRS system for trams. The prototype now presented in the Spanish city of Málaga is equipped with a 200 kW charger that charges a twelve-metre electric bus from Linkker.

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Aug 16, 2019 - 06:07 pm

Denmark’s super ferry Ellen takes to the sea

The electric ship Ellen is to ferries what a supercar is to series production. Yet, the vessel is made for real-life application and now launched on its maiden journey. Full commercial operation will run between the islands of Aerø and Als in southern Denmark.

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Aug 13, 2019 - 03:25 pm

Bucharest ordered 130 hybrid buses

The Romanian capital Bucharest has ordered 130 hybrid buses from Mercedes-Benz. Deliveries of the Citaro Hybrid are scheduled to take place between May 2020 and January 2021. Bucharest also plans to procure 100 battery-electric buses, 100 trolleybuses and 100 trams.

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Jul 24, 2019 - 02:20 pm

Aberdeen orders another 15 hydrogen buses

The Scottish city of Aberdeen is procuring 15 more fuel cell buses. They have been ordered from the Northern Irish manufacturer Wrightbus, and Ballard Power Systems is supplying the fuel cell technology.

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Jul 2, 2019 - 11:37 am

Back to the smog cloud: Madrid protests

In Madrid on Saturday, thousands of protestors took to the streets to demand the reinstatement of the city’s anti-pollution laws. Madrid’s newly-elected conservative Mayor has decided to reverse the “Madrid Central” anti-pollution plan that was brought in by his predecessor only last November.

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Jun 19, 2019 - 12:48 pm

Germany: 3 battery consortia will be funded

To stimulate domestic battery cell production, the German Federal Ministry of Economics will most likely fund three consortia a total of 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion USD). Of these, only the project of Peugeot, Opel and the battery manufacturer Saft has been confirmed by name.

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Jun 4, 2019 - 03:29 pm

H2Bus consortium is born

A consortium of hydrogen and bus companies, including Everfuel, Wrightbus, Ballard Power Systems, Hexagon Composites, Nel Hydrogen and Ryse Hydrogen have united to create H2Bus. Together, they intend to popularise the technology across the European continent.

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May 26, 2019 - 01:50 pm

This is a warning: AVAS for electric cars

Starting this July, newly homologated electric cars will have to make artificial noises at low speeds. That may be good news for sound designers, but the obligation to sound is unfair, our research suggests because new combustion engines are almost as quiet on the road.

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May 1, 2019 - 03:28 pm

PSA, Opel and Saft battery consortium ready to go

The Franco-German initiative announced last December for setting up a battery cell production facility is becoming concrete. The economic ministries of both countries have now proposed the alliance as the first consortium for funding from the EU Commission.

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Apr 25, 2019 - 04:26 pm

Ionity secures funding for EUROP-E charging network

The Ionity high power charging joint venture announces that it secured the financing of the EUROP-E project, which it is coordinating. The project involves the construction of a total of 340 HPC stations, each with a charging capacity of up to 350 kW, in 13 EU member states.

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Apr 18, 2019 - 02:44 pm

ELVITEN: Integrating light electric vehicles in Europe

The EU project ELVITEN (Electrified L-category Vehicles Integrated into Transport and Electricity) will demonstrate how to integrate light electric vehicles into existing transport networks. Pilots are running in six European cities such as Berlin, Malaga and Rome.

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Feb 27, 2019 - 08:05 pm

Netherlands reach highest EV share in EU in 2018

The VCÖ, Austria’s transport organisation similar to Britain’s AA or Germany’s ADAC, published data on electric vehicles registrations in the European Union in 2018 along with curious observations. With Norway set aside, the Netherlands registered the highest EV share, followed by Austria.

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Feb 12, 2019 - 12:12 pm

EU releases new EV quotas

Representatives of the EU Parliament and the EU Member States have agreed on the key points of the revised Clean Vehicles Directive and thus set binding procurement targets for zero-emission or low-emission vehicles by public authorities and public companies.

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Feb 1, 2019 - 03:39 pm

The Norway factor in CO2 emissions

Despite Norway not being a part of the European Union, they will be included in the overall CO2 emissions figures with their European neighbours. And not only that, electric vehicles sold in Norway count twice when it comes to fleet emissions.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/01/12/eib-funding-for-electric-buses-in-spain/
12.01.2020 21:23