Tag: CO2

Feb 19, 2021 - 10:53 am

Daimler to move-up combustion vehicle phase-out?

Daimler has famously set itself the goal of achieving a CO2-free fleet by 2039. Now, the company is considering an early end to the combustion engine. In an interview, Daimler CEO Ola Källenius already hinted that the interim targets for electric vehicles could be revised upwards.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 04:52 pm

Greenpeace have their eyes trained on Volkswagen

The Greenpeace vs Volkswagen saga continues as the NGO finds the Group has registered a “disproportionately high number” of new electrified cars to themselves and their dealers when compared to ICE, allegedly to avoid fines. Volkswagen reacts rather dryly.

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Jan 28, 2021 - 06:26 pm

Biden issues Executive Order to tackle climate crisis

In his first days in office, new US President Joe Biden announced stricter emissions regulations and the government fleet’s electrification. He has now issued a detailed “Executive Order” to combat climate change, which is surprisingly ambitious.

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Jan 26, 2021 - 12:26 pm

Biden pledges to electrify government fleets

The new US President Joe Biden has announced that all 645,000 government vehicles nationwide will be replaced by electric vehicles. He says that only US-manufactured electric vehicles will be procured but has not given a timetable for the fleet conversion.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 04:59 pm

Volkswagen Group misses EU CO2 fleet targets narrowly

The Volkswagen Group just missed the EU’s CO2 fleet targets for 2020. The CO2 pool formed with other manufacturers fell short by around 0.5 g/km last year. By contrast, the VW and Audi brands exceeded their CO2 fleet targets, primarily due to the ramp-up of the ID.3 and rising e-tron sales.

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Dec 11, 2020 - 12:04 pm

EU announces stricter climate targets for 2030

The EU has adopted more ambitious climate protection targets for 2030. By this year, CO2 emissions are now to be reduced by at least 55 per cent compared with 1990. Previously, a reduction in CO2 emissions of only 40 per cent was planned by 2030.

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Dec 7, 2020 - 12:21 pm

Denmark ups taxes for ICEs and incentives for EVs

The Danish parliament has passed a tax plan that should help bring at least 775,000 electric and hybrid cars onto the road by 2030. The plan envisions a gradual increase in taxes and charges for cars with a combustion engine and lower taxes for electric cars and charging.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 12:39 pm

GM withdraws support for Trump emissions plan

The outgoing US president Donald Trump announced last year that he wanted to litigate against California’s right to set its own car emission standards. He received support from some players in the industry, including General Motors. Now the car company has backed out.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 02:40 pm

Volkswagen postpones US sales launch of VW ID.4

Volkswagen postponed the US sales launch of the VW ID.4 from December 2020 to March 2021 as the company is putting deliveries in the European Union first. The reason is that VW needs to reduce CO2 among sold vehicles to avoid penalty payments to the EU.

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Nov 18, 2020 - 12:08 pm

UK bans sale of pure combustion engines from 2030

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made it official: the government will bring forward the ban on the sale of cars with combustion engines by five years to 2030. This measure is part of a new ten-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”.

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Nov 2, 2020 - 02:22 pm

Honda joins CO2 pool of Tesla and FCA in Europe

Honda has joined the CO2 pool of Tesla and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in the EU, according to an official document from the European Commission. The Honda e registrations appear insufficient to reduce Honda’s overall fleet emissions.

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Sep 29, 2020 - 05:22 pm

France decreases electric vehicle subsidies as sales rise

After the French government decided to increase its subsidies for electric cars and plug-in hybrids to up to 7,000 euros a few months ago, they will cut back subsidies again from 2021. At the same time, France is tightening the malus penalties for high CO2 emissions.

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Sep 17, 2020 - 01:44 pm

EU Parliament demands maritime emission control

The European Parliament has voted for the inclusion of CO2 emissions from maritime shipping in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme to decarbonise naval transport. Now the EU Parliament is to begin negotiations with the EU states on concrete legislation.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 02:24 pm

EU Commission wants to tighten car CO2 limits

The EU Commission apparently wants to tighten the CO2 limits for cars again. A media report, citing an internal paper, writes that new cars are to emit an average of 50 per cent less CO2 by 2030 compared to 2021. The current official target is set at 37.5 per cent less CO2.

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Aug 31, 2020 - 07:29 pm

Study: Electric cars cause less CO2 emissions than ICE

According to a new study conducted by the Technical University of Eindhoven on behalf of the Green Party in the German Bundestag, currently sold electric cars are responsible for significantly lower CO2 emissions compared to internal combustion engines (ICE).

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Aug 19, 2020 - 12:37 pm

UK to remain with EU CO2 emission regulations

It is looking like the UK is to remain with EU regulation on CO2 emission standards even after leaving the European Union at the end of this year. A new consultation points out as much and is open for comments until 21 August.

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Aug 18, 2020 - 09:01 pm

More carmakers agree on CO2 reduction with CARB

The Californian environmental authority CARB has now concluded five individual agreements with car manufacturers for voluntary CO2 reduction in the US state. The emission target supersedes the levels promoted by the Trump administration.

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Jul 15, 2020 - 12:38 pm

Electric truck initiatives take off in Europe & the USA

18 European companies and organisations have formed a coalition, the European Clean Trucking Alliance (ECTA), to call for the decarbonisation of road freight transport in the EU. A similar initiative is forming in the USA – driven by several states.

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Jul 8, 2020 - 02:49 pm

EU reveals strategy for energy systems and hydrogen

Today the European Commission has adopted the EU Strategy for Energy System Integration and Hydrogen. The former tackles charging infrastructure and grids, while the H2 Strategy focusses on long-haul and heavy-duty vehicles and hydrogen infrastructure.

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Jul 6, 2020 - 01:47 pm

Europe’s addiction to fossil fuels

EU states as well Great Britain, Norway and Switzerland subsidise fossil fuels with at least 137 billion euros annually, as research from Investigate Europe shows. Germany is the biggest contributor with fossil fuels subsidies of at least 37 billion euros annually.

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Apr 7, 2020 - 03:15 pm

Lifecycle assessment: Electric cars vs ICEs

Is an electric car more climate-friendly than a vehicle with a combustion engine or not? And if so, under which conditions is that the case? A team at the Environment Campus Birkenfeld in Trier now published a new study – not using metadata, but real-world tests and measurements. The results are remarkable.

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Apr 3, 2020 - 04:56 pm

Battery 2030 – smart, sustainable & chemistry-neutral

The European large-scale research initiative Battery 2030+ presents its roadmap to inventing the green batteries of the future. The Fraunhofer R&D Center for Electromobility at the Fraunhofer ISC in Wuerzburg coordinates the project that defines three key areas.

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Mar 30, 2020 - 02:20 pm

European car lobby questions CO2 targets due to Covid-19

A coalition of European car lobby groups made up of manufacturers, suppliers, tyre manufacturers and dealers has written to the EU Commission requesting a relaxation of the schedule for vehicle CO2 targets against the background of the Corona crisis. At the same time, German manufacturers Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW emphasised that they want to retain […]

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Jan 28, 2020 - 02:39 pm

VW boss Herbert Diess gets frank about CO2

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has delivered a seminal speech, depending action will follow. Essentially, the head of the major carmaker asks for binding environmental agreements across the EU, including charging networks and a higher price on carbon emissions.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/19/daimler-considers-moving-up-combustion-vehicle-phase-out/
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