Ban Ki-moon, Ulrich Hackenberg, Francois Cuenot.

Ban-Ki-moon“It is time to reshape the world’s transport systems for a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future.”

UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon urges the world’s transport ministers gathered at the International Transport Forum in Leipzig to rethink and “accelerate” their transport policies to help slow down climate change. His appeal comes ahead of the upcoming international climate gathering in New York (Sept.) and Paris (Dec.).

Ulrich-Hackenberg“An Audi electric car first and foremost has to be fun to drive. It must not be a “forego car,” but has to offer rather more instead than our cars today – and those of Tesla.”

Audi’s head of R&D, Ulrich Hackenberg, is obviously ready for the fight. Hackenberg insists that the upcoming electric Audi crossover will come in 2018. But who knows what Tesla holds in store over the coming years. (in German)

Francois-Cuenot“Europe now needs to fully enforce the new rules from 2017 to bring an end to dirty diesels.”

Francois Cuenot of Transport & Environment calls to end uncertainty on Euro-6 compliancy which might be achieved through the EU´s Real Driving Emission (RDE) testing. However, lobbyists call the proposal in parts obscure (we reported).


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