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EMISSIONS: European automakers request 6-month postponement of new Euro standards due to COVID-19

  • Date: 07-07-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Mike Manley, the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the current European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) president, has sent a letter to Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission, requesting a 6-month postponement of the application dates of key upcoming EU standards, including:

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EMISSIONS: Europe's automakers likely to meet this year's CO2 targets

  • Date: 01-07-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: ICCT

Among the manufacturer pools well in reach of their 2020 target, Toyota-Mazda and PSA-Opel stand out by hardly selling any, in the case of Toyota-Mazda, or comparably few, in the case of PSA-Opel, electric vehicles.

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EMISSIONS: Average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans increased again in 2019

  • Date: 26-06-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: EEA

According to provisional data, published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA), average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU), Iceland, Norway and the United Kingdom (UK), increased in 2019, for the third consecutive year. The average CO2 emissions from new vans also increased slightly. Zero- and low-emission vehicles must be deployed much faster across Europe to achieve the stricter targets that apply from 2020.

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EMISSIONS: California sets world's first sales target for emissions-free trucks

  • Date: 26-06-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Transport Environment

Last night, California adopted the first ever emissions-free truck sales mandate in the world. The regulation sets yearly binding targets, running from 2024 until 2035, for truckmakers to sell battery electric trucks and hydrogen trucks. Three major truckmakers affected by the California law - Daimler Trucks, Paccar (DAF), Volvo Group - account for 60% of sales in the EU.[1] Transport & Environment said the law shows that zero-emissions truck-making is a reality and progressing fast. European tr

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EMISSIONS: France creates agency to detect emissions fraud

  • Date: 18-06-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

PARIS -- France has created a new transport inspection agency to help detect emissions fraud, following an EU directive issued in the wake of Volkswagen Group's diesel scandal.

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EMISSIONS: Automakers warned by EU to significantly cut emissions

  • Date: 03-06-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

BRUSSELS -- The European Union told automakers to do more to meet stringent emissions targets after a new report showed carbon dioxide pollution from cars had increased.

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EMISSIONS: Real-World emissions ratings will allow economy to rebuild after COVID-19 while retaining air quality and lowering CO2

  • Date: 22-04-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Air Index

New real-world data on vehicle emissions will allow revitalisation of an automotive industry and global economy devastated by the COVID-19 outbreak but with cleaner air and reduced impact on climate change.

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EMISSIONS: COVID-19 and CO₂: Learning from one challenge for the other

  • Date: 20-04-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Daimler

April 20, 2020 - This article is appearing while people all over the world are fighting COVID-19. It’s too early to take stock, but we can already learn some lessons from dealing with the pandemic, for another global challenge that will be with us for much longer: climate change.

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