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EMISSIONS: Meeting South Africa’s new passenger vehicle CO2 emission standards

  • Date: 09-04-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: ICCT

In October of 2018, the Department of Transport of South Africa received cabinet-level approval to move the Green Transport Strategy (GTS) forward.

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EMISSIONS: In the Foothills of Europe’s CO2 Mountain

  • Date: 09-04-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: LMC Auto

While full compliance with the next EU CO2 milestone will not be required until 2021, carmakers will need to ensure that 95% of their sales in 2020 fall below the so-called CO2 ‘limit value curve’ set for them according to their vehicle mass profile. 

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EMISSIONS: EEA: almost all Euro car makers met specific 2017 CO2 targets on new sales, but emissions up year-on-year

  • Date: 09-04-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

All but three European car manufacturers met their specific emission targets in 2017, based on current European vehicle test rules.

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AUTO SALES: China Car Slump Persists With Sales Plunging for 10th Month

  • Date: 09-04-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

For decades, there was just one way for China’s car market: up. Once the trend abruptly reversed 10 months ago, the free fall in the world’s largest market has shown no signs of easing.

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AUTO SALES: India's $70 Billion Car Market Could Use a Jump

  • Date: 09-04-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Heading into an election, India’s enthusiasm for cars and motorbikes has all but evaporated. It’s unlikely to return anytime soon, despite all the grand promises to improve the lives of masses.

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POLLUTION: Cars, Planes and Ships Buck Europe's Trend for Lower Pollution

  • Date: 09-04-19
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: Bloomberg

Pollution from transport in Europe is rising, data released on Tuesday show, putting the industry in the spotlight for tighter restrictions as policymakers struggle to rein in the pollutants damaging the atmosphere.

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EMISSIONS: London introduces new emissions levy on older vehicles

  • Date: 08-04-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

LONDON -- Drivers of older and more polluting cars, vans and motorbikes will have to pay 12.50 pounds ($16) to enter the center of London from Monday in a bid by the city's mayor to improve air quality.

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AUTO SALES: Indian LV Market Makes a Sluggish Start to 2019

  • Date: 05-04-19
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: LMC Auto

Light Vehicle (LV) wholesales remained weak in February, inching up by just 1% year-on-year (YoY) to 323k units. Passenger Vehicle (PV) sales fell by 2% YoY to 257k units, while demand for Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) with a GVW of up to 6 tons surged by 12% YoY to 67k units. Consumers and businesses are taking a wait-and-see approach ahead of the general elections in April/May 2019. A slowing economy, a weak rupee, and tight credit conditions (even after a recent interest rate cut) are dampening sales, too.

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