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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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EMISSIONS: California official sees state auto emissions deal as 'template' for Biden

  • Date: 13-11-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON -- California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, who sources say could be the next federal environment chief, said on Thursday her state's agreement with major automakers for fuel efficiency requirements could serve as a "good template" for federal standards through 2025.

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EMISSIONS: Audi of America launches Internal Carbon Price program to support goal of lowering CO2 footprint 30% by 2025

  • Date: 30-10-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Audi of America is among the first in the automotive industry to implement an internal carbon price program as a key initiative in the brand’s pursuit of lower CO2 emissions. This is part of the global commitment Audi has made to lower its carbon footprint by 30% by 2025, and is part of the larger Audi AG Mission:Zero imperative to reach net-zero carbon by 2050.

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EMISSIONS: Ford to pair with rivals to avoid EU fines over emissions

  • Date: 16-10-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Financial Times

Ford has been forced to turn to rival carmakers to help it meet European emissions goals, after a recall of its hybrid cars left the US company facing the prospect of fines for falling short of tough new targets set by Brussels. The Detroit-based company said that it plans to buy carbon credits from rivals that have sold more electric or hybrid cars. Under the EU scheme, carmakers earn credits from selling electric vehicles that offset more polluting models.

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