On h2:Toyota Will Lease Mirai In Europe, Mostly In Germany And Uk

November 6th, 2015 § Comments Off on On h2:Toyota Will Lease Mirai In Europe, Mostly In Germany And Uk § permalink

I don’t normally cover non-electric car stories on my blog but this one is interesting to say the least and if it was interesting for me I hope it is just as interesting for you. 🙂

Toyota Will Lease Mirai In Europe, Mostly in Germany and UKEurope will be a marginal market for the Toyota Mirai, at least in the beginning. The Japanese automaker plans to ship about 50 to 100 units to Europe in 2016 and 2017, 90 percent of which will be destined for Germany and the UK. That’s insignificant compared to the 1,900 orders Toyota has received from the United States.

The two European countries were chosen because they are expanding their refueling infrastructure for fuel cell vehicles. The Mirai has a sticker price of €66,000 plus local taxes in Europe, but Toyota will initially only lease the car to customers.

“Mirai customers will not have to worry about the resale value or maintenance of their car because everything will be included in the monthly lease rate,” Yoshikazu Tanaka, chief engineer for the Mirai, was quoted as saying by Autonews Europe.

The lease will cost €1,200 a month in Germany and from £600 to £700 in the UK. Contracts will have a four-year duration and no down payment. Besides Germany and the UK, Denmark is another target market for the Mirai. The country has seven fuel cell stations and plans to add five more by year-end. The Mirai will be leased for €1,050 a month in Denmark. From early 2016 the Mirai will be also leased in Belgium.

The leasing rates in individual markets do not include possible government incentives for zero-emission vehicles.

Germany targets 50 stations by the year-end and 400 by 2023, while the UK aims to expand its network to 65 stations by 2020 from 15 at the year-end. In Germany, filling the Mirai’s 4.7-kg hydrogen tank costs below €45 ($51), as hydrogen is priced at €9.5 per kg. A full refill takes from 3 to 5 minutes.

Denmark: 2014 EV Registrations Total = 1,657 units. Top 3 Sellers Rank: Leaf, Model S, VW E-UP!

February 9th, 2015 § Comments Off on Denmark: 2014 EV Registrations Total = 1,657 units. Top 3 Sellers Rank: Leaf, Model S, VW E-UP! § permalink

Denmark: 2014 EV Registrations Total = 1,657 units. Top 3 Sellers Rank: Leaf, Model S, VW E-UP!

January 20th, 2015 § Comments Off on Denmark: 2014 EV Registrations Total = 1,657 units. Top 3 Sellers Rank: Leaf, Model S, VW E-UP! § permalink

Denmark : #EV #ElectricCar sales on the rise

May 16th, 2014 § Comments Off on Denmark : #EV #ElectricCar sales on the rise § permalink

Electric car sales in Denmark have increased sevenfold compared to last year: 407 electric cars were sold between January and the end of April of 2014

Tesla’s Model S has already sold 126 times this year compared to just 112 over the whole of 2013.

Nissan’s Leaf, the worldwide bestseller that accounts for nearly half of all electric cars sold, has also sold more than double (190) the copies of last year (58). Additionally, the car rental company Avis has ordered 400 Leafs that do not appear in the statistics.

Can Golf close the gulf?
The introduction in September of the Volkswagen e-Golf, which can run 130-190 km on one charge and costs around 290,000 kroner, will mark another milestone in the introduction of electric cars in Denmark.

However, electric cars are still a drop in the ocean that is the Danish car market. Total car sales for the first four months of 2014 amounted to 64,355 – an increase of 11 percent on last year.


ABB inks CLEVER Danish electric car charging deal

December 18th, 2013 § Comments Off on ABB inks CLEVER Danish electric car charging deal § permalink

Denmark’s position as one of Europe’s leading electric car markets is to get another boost, after engineering company ABB announced that it has been selected to deploy a further 50 charging points across the country.

The Swiss conglomerate confirmed yesterday that is has signed a deal with Danish electric charging network operator CLEVER to install 50 CCS (Combo) compatible DC fast chargers, taking the total number of chargers the company will deploy in the country to 100.

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Electric Car: Tesla to bring Superchargers to Europe

October 8th, 2013 § Comments Off on Electric Car: Tesla to bring Superchargers to Europe § permalink

Tesla Motors has presented it Model S and the revolutionary new Supercharger to the motor industry and general public at the IAA Show in Frankfurt, announcing that both will be available across Europe in the not too distant future.

Having begun the first European deliveries of Model S this August in Norway, followed by Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland, the IAA was an important platform to showcase Model S to Europe.tesla-supercharger-2013 vai evmeerkat.com

“The focus of Model S on design, engineering and performance makes it very well suited for the European market,” said Elon Musk, Tesla co-founder and CEO. “This year has already been one of tremendous growth and expansion throughout Europe for Tesla and Model S. Before the end of this year, our European operations will expand even further, with new stores and service centres in locations including Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Berlin, Paris, Cote d’Azur/Provence, Stavanger, Vienna, Amsterdam, Basel, Geneva, Rotterdam, Arnhem, Stockholm and London.”

At the same time that Model S hit European roads, Tesla energized Superchargers in Europe, including one on-site at IAA. Tesla Superchargers represent the most advanced charging technology in the world, capable of charging Model S 20x faster than most common charging stations. Superchargers provide half a charge in about 20 minutes, delivering up to 120 kW DC (Direct Current) power directly to the Model S battery.

Tesla’s first network of European Supercharging stations opened in Norway at the end of August, allowing Model S owners to travel conveniently and for free across Norway’s most vital and commonly used roads and highways. More European routes will be energized in the coming months, providing coverage well within the Model S rated range of 480 km per charge.

By the end of 2014, 100% of the population of Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Denmark and Luxembourg will live within 320 km of a Supercharger station, with about 90% of the population in England, Wales and Sweden living within the same distance of a charging station.

“Tesla’s Supercharger network is a game changer for electric vehicles and will offer Model S owners free, fast charging for convenient long distance drives throughout Europe,” said JB Straubel, Chief Technical Officer at Tesla. “All our Superchargers are located near amenities like roadside restaurants, cafes and shopping centres so that road trippers can stop for a quick meal while their Model S charges for free.”

by John Ironmonger



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