EU Commission, Nitin Gadkari.

European-Flag“The Commission will speed up analytical work on design options for standards for heavy duty vehicles and will launch a public consultation to prepare the ground for a legislative proposal.”

This is from a EU Commission document recovered by Reuters, that outlines limits on CO2 emissions from trucks for the first time. The draft also includes new fuel efficiency standards for cars and vans from 2020.

Nitin-Gadkari“He proposed to the Tesla senior executives to make India their Asia manufacturing hub and offered land near major Indian ports to facilitate export of their vehicles to South and South East Asian countries.”

This is the reasoning behind a recent visit of India’s minister for transport, Nitin Gadkari, at Tesla’s factory in Fremont. If he managed to convince the Californians to start manufacturing in India remains to be seen.


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