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EMISSIONS: CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the European Union: Car manufacturers’ performance in 2018

  • Date: 08-08-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: ICCT

This briefing provides an overview of CO2 emission levels of new passenger cars in the European Union in 2018 based on a preliminary dataset recently released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The dataset showed that new cars sold in the EU in 2018 had average CO2 emissions of 121 g CO2/km, 2g/km higher than in 2017.

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EMISSIONS: Kia counts on electric-car push to meet CO2 target in Europe

  • Date: 02-08-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

Kia will leverage full-electric vehicles to reach European CO2 emissions reduction targets in 2020 and 2021 but the brand has developed contingency plans in case sales are insufficient.

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EMISSIONS: UK expert group focuses attention on non-exhaust emissions from road traffic as regulatory concern

  • Date: 14-07-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

A new report released by the Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) in the UK recommends as an immediate priority that non-exhaust emissions (NEE) are recognized as a source of ambient concentrations of airborne PM, even for vehicles with zero exhaust emissions of particles.

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EMISSIONS: Emissions rules and electrification will spur engine consolidation

  • Date: 10-07-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

A growing understanding in the car industry of the value of combustion engine technology able to meet new anti-pollution requirements is likely to fuel a wave of consolidation in the next two years, industry executives and bankers say.

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EMISSIONS: New Zealand proposes discounts for cleaner cars, slaps new fee on gas guzzlers

  • Date: 09-07-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Reuters

New Zealand said on Tuesday that it plans to slash prices for electric, hybrid and fuel efficient vehicles and penalize gas guzzling cars with a new fee, as it looks to make greener cars more affordable.

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EMISSIONS: 'Grave concern' as sales of low emission cars fall

  • Date: 04-07-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: BBC

Sales of low emission cars in the UK have fallen for the first time in more than two years, the industry has said.

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EMISSIONS: Behind the plunge in China auto sales: chaotic implementation of new emission rules

  • Date: 01-07-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Reuters

Shanghai-based Buick dealer Ron Li in late April found himself in an unfamiliar quandary: how to sell off almost 80 sedans and sport-utility vehicles crowding up his dealership lot.

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EMISSIONS: Better air quality makes convertibles increasingly attractive in China

  • Date: 28-06-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

Open-air models have become rare because there is so little demand for them in the world's largest car market, but tastes in China could be changing, the boss of roof specialist Webasto says.

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