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EMISSIONS: Biden's EPA chief vows tougher tailpipe rules by July, unwinding Trump regs

  • Date: 06-04-21
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration is on track to propose by the end of July new limits on the emission of greenhouse gases from automobiles that are strong enough to meet “the urgency of the climate crisis,” according to EPA Administrator Michael Regan.

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EMISSIONS: Germany’s Climate Obstacle: Its Love Affair With Combustion Cars

  • Date: 26-03-21
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Germany’s transport and energy ministries sit just 450 feet apart, separated by a Berlin Wall monument, in the city’s government quarter. Civil servants and tourists regularly amble across the park between the two buildings. Yet the divide between the departments’ progress on cutting planet-warming emissions threatens to torpedo Chancellor Angela Merkel’s climate goals.

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EMISSIONS: Daimler avoids fines after hitting European CO2 targets

  • Date: 07-01-21
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Financial Times

Germany’s Daimler comfortably reached EU-wide carbon emissions targets in 2020 because of a last-minute boom in the sale of electric and hybrid cars, the boss of the Mercedes-Benz-owner said.

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EMISSIONS: Tougher EU pollutant limits could doom non-hybrid cars, automakers fear - Euro 7

  • Date: 10-12-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

Automakers are worried that the next round of European Union emissions standards will increase compliance costs to the point where it is unprofitable to build cars that do not have a plug-in hybrid or full-electric drivetrain.

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EMISSIONS: Zero-emission vehicles: European Commission ambitions far removed from today’s reality, says ACEA

  • Date: 10-12-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 10 December 2020 – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) takes note of the EU’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Package, published by the European Commission yesterday. One of the key pillars of this strategy is to boost the uptake of zero-emission vehicles, an objective fully shared by the EU auto industry, which dedicates much of its yearly €60.9 billion R&D budget to decarbonisation.

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EMISSIONS: Climate change: Temperature analysis shows UN goals 'within reach'

  • Date: 01-12-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: BBC

A new analysis, seen by the BBC, suggests the goals of the UN Paris climate agreement are getting "within reach."

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EMISSIONS: Ford says automakers should consider backing California emissions deal

  • Date: 30-11-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON -- Ford Motor Co. is urging major automakers to consider backing a framework deal with California on vehicle emissions in a bid to reach industry consensus before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Monday.

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EMISSIONS: Plug-In Cars Come Under Fire for Emitting More Than Advertised

  • Date: 23-11-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Plug-in hybrid cars put out far more CO2 in real-world driving than in tests that determine emissions compliance and ratings advertised to consumers, according to a group urging governments to roll back support for such models.

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