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AUTO PRODUCTION: Ex-Porsche CEO tries to save combustion engine from scrapheap

As tightening emissions rules in China and elsewhere force the car industry to embrace battery power, a German startup says it has the technology to give the combustion engine a reprieve.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: European vehicle market statistics, 2018/2019

The European vehicle market statistics pocketbook offers a statistical portrait of passenger car and light commercial vehicle fleets in the European Union, updated annually. The emphasis is on vehicle technologies and emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants. Brief introductions to each chapter note important trends and provide selected comparisons to other large vehicle markets.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: VW says the next generation of cars with combustion engines will be its last

FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen Group expects the era of the combustion car to fade away after it rolls out its next-generation gasoline and diesel cars beginning in 2026.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Volkswagen says last generation of combustion engines to be launched in 2026

WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) strategy chief said on Tuesday the German carmaker’s core brand will develop its final generation of vehicles using combustion engine technology in 2026.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Honda drops diesels in Europe in electric push

Honda is axing its diesel cars in Europe as it adds full-electric and hybrid powertrains in a green technology push.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Mayors call for vehicle manufacturers to stop producing petrol and diesel cars

The mayors of Paris, Copenhagen, Seoul, and Medellín have called for vehicle manufacturers to stop producing petrol and diesel cars as soon as possible, to protect the health of children in cities around the world. Responding to alarming new research released by the World Health Organization (WHO) today, the mayors also urged every city around the world to help their youngest citizens by signing the C40 Green & Healthy Streets Declaration. The Declaration commits mayors to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025 and ensure that a major area of their city is zero emission by 2030.

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