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EMISSIONS: Why plug-in hybrids are poised to rescue automakers from emissions pain

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

Automakers in Europe fear a lukewarm consumer response to the fleet of electric vehicles they are preparing to launch to comply with tougher emissions regulations, but they do have one lifeline: the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

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EMISSIONS: Recommendations for post-Euro 6 standards for light-duty vehicles in the European Union

  • Date: 03-10-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: ICCT

Despite policymakers’ efforts in past decades, approximately one eighth of the European Union’s urban population is exposed to air pollutant levels exceeding European air quality standards. While this statistic is not particularly alarming, the picture changes when the pollution levels are compared against the World Health Organization’s air quality guidelines: 96% of Europeans living in urban areas are exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution.

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EMISSIONS: UK ONS report finds significant challenge remains to reduce road transport emissions; sector GHG emissions up 6% from 1990-2017

  • Date: 17-09-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

A new report by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) finds that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from road transport in the UK rose by 6% from 1990 to 2017. The increase—albeit lower than the increase in road traffic—highlights the significant challenge in reducing emissions from road transport, the report says.

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EMISSIONS: EPA to unveil plan to strip California’s authority on car emissions

  • Date: 17-09-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration will announce it is rescinding California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles at an event at the EPA’s Washington headquarters on Wednesday afternoon, according to people familiar with the matter.

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EMISSIONS: Mahle components tested for regenerative fuels

  • Date: 12-09-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Just Auto

Mahle says it is investigating the compatibility of its engine components and filters with the use of various e-fuels - alternative fuels from regenerative sources that offer substantial potential for reducing transport-related CO2 emissions.

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EMISSIONS: Will tighter CO2 rules send some automakers bankrupt?

  • Date: 10-09-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Just Auto

Tightened European carbon dioxide emission rules could send some automakers into bankruptcy, a top PSA executive said.

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EMISSIONS: Making the transition to zero-emission mobility

  • Date: 10-09-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: ACEA

On 17 April 2019, the European Parliament and Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2019/631 introducing CO2 emission standards for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in the European Union. This regulation set reduction targets of -15% and -37.5% for the tailpipe CO2 emissions of newly-registered passenger cars for the years 2025 and 2030 respectively.

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EMISSIONS: Climate groups call for SUVs to be banned

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

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Climate groups including Greenpeace and Deutsche Umwelthilfe called on Monday for sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) to be banned as part of a wider campaign to curb pollution by the auto industry.

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