The EU made its final decision on car carbon emissions. The initial target of 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre still stands but has been pushed back by one year to 2021. Parliament also approved the ‘super-credit scheme’, which was proposed by Germany, allowing carmakers to collect credits for producing EVs but only between 2020 and 2022. A car emitting less than 50g/km will count as two cars in 2020, 1.67 in 2021 and 1.33 cars in 2022.
E-Golf skyrocketing in Norway: Only 3.5 hours after VW’s importer in Norway had officially started its sale of the anticipated VW E-Golf, already 1,500 orders were placed. First deliveries are scheduled for June with prices starting at 244,200 kroner (40,400 dollars).
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Ford bicycles: The American carmaker has now signed a licensing agreement with Taiwanese bike manufacturer Dahon. Together, they will create a full range of Ford-inspired folding and standard bicycles, some of which will be shown at the upcoming Taipei Cycle Show. The agreement includes electric bikes and accessories.
Details on Intrado: Hyundai’s latest fuel cell concept to be presented at Geneva is the first development under the new head of design, Peter Schreyer. It is inspired by aircraft design features and supposed to be easy and intuitive to use as well as versatile. The Intrado’s interior allows for glimpses of the lightweight materials used.
Nissan (surv-)eying Tesla: The Japanese carmaker has asked Model S owners in California to participate in a survey to establish what is so likable about their competitor. Not only is Nissan asking its questions on customer satisfaction online but would also like to see a driving diary and personal interviews. Tesla will probably take this as a compliment rather than a threat.
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