Tag: CO2

Feb 2, 2023 - 12:04 pm

EU not to phase out combustion trucks before 2040

Trucks with combustion engines will still be able to be registered in the EU after 2035. A possible phase-out would take place in 2040 at the earliest, according to an internal Commission document on the revision of CO2 fleet limits for heavy-duty vehicles.

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Jan 25, 2023 - 05:33 pm

Europe tackles greenwashing

Climate activists recently put up 400 fake advertising posters for BMW and Toyota in Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, calling for a ban on advertising for fossil-fuelled vehicles, especially SUVs. The European Commission is also aiming to tackle greenwashing.

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Jan 20, 2023 - 11:53 am

Four EU nations call for combustion bus & truck phase out

Four EU member states call on the European Commission to set an end date for new trucks and buses with combustion engines. The push comes ahead of stricter CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles due in February and echoes similar sentiments of some in the industry.

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Dec 19, 2022 - 02:54 pm

Flanders considers banning combustion vehicles from 2035

From 2031, diesel cars will no longer be allowed to enter the environmental zones of the Flemish cities of Antwerp and Ghent, and from 2035 no petrol cars will be allowed either. This means that the tightening of the environmental zones there will be somewhat weaker than announced a year ago.

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Dec 15, 2022 - 04:50 pm

Mercedes & Hydro take aim for sustainable aluminium

Mercedes-Benz is cooperating with the Norwegian aluminium manufacturer Hydro to significantly reduce the CO2 footprint of aluminium in the automotive supply chain. As early as 2023, aluminium with a CO2 footprint reduced by almost 70 per cent is to be used in Mercedes EQ models, among others.

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Dec 12, 2022 - 05:49 pm

EU sets the stage for comprehensive battery market regulations

The European Parliament and the member states have reached a preliminary agreement on the revision of the EU regulations for batteries. The background to the regulation is the proposals presented by the EU Commission at the end of 2020 on mandatory sustainability criteria for batteries.

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Nov 28, 2022 - 12:31 pm

London to be fully covered by the ULEZ

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed that he will expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) London-wide. The expansion will come into effect on Tuesday 29 August 2023 and will operate across all of London up to the existing Low Emission Zone boundary.

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Nov 2, 2022 - 01:09 pm

Volkswagen announces ‘Green Finance Framework’

The Volkswagen Group has presented a new Green Finance Framework (GFF) that takes into account the EU taxonomy rules defining sustainability. In the new GFF, only investments for battery-electric vehicles that are EU taxonomy-compliant are taken into account.

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Oct 20, 2022 - 02:14 pm

EU sets refuelling and charging infrastructure targets

The EU Parliament has adopted binding minimum targets for the expansion of infrastructure for zero tailpipe-emission transport. These stipulate a minimum density of EV charging and hydrogen refuelling stations that must be affordable and easy to use, and a faster rollout of stations. Emissions in the maritime sector are now to be reduced with specific […]

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Oct 20, 2022 - 12:52 pm

Stockholm legislates for more sustainable city transport

Stockholm has a new city government that has now outlined its plans for the future of transport in the Swedish capital. By 2030, all traffic in the city centre of Stockholm is to be emission-free, and car traffic is to be reduced by 30 per cent compared to 2017.

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Jun 24, 2022 - 11:51 am

EU combustion vehicle sales ban under fire

Germany’s uncertain position on the phasing out of internal combustion vehicles (ICE) in the EU from 2035 appears to embolden other governments to make their own demands. If Germany abstains in the EU Council of Ministers, countries could succeed in watering down the incoming regulation on transport decarbonisation.

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Jun 9, 2022 - 11:57 am

EU Parliament votes to end combustion vehicle sales in 2035

The EU Parliament has cleared the way for the phasing out of internal combustion engines in new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles from 2035 as part of the EU climate package “Fit for 55”. The Parliament’s position for the negotiations with the EU Member States is thus clear.

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Apr 14, 2022 - 02:27 pm

Vienna to stop buying combustion vehicles from 2025

The City of Vienna will no longer procure any new petrol or diesel vehicles for the municipal fleet from 2025 at the latest. Possible exceptions apply to certain special vehicles for which no CO2-free alternatives are available by then.

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Apr 12, 2022 - 12:51 pm

Mercedes wants to halve their CO2 footprint by 2030

Mercedes-Benz aims to reduce CO2 emissions per passenger car by more than half over the entire life cycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020. The main levers for this are electric cars charged with green electricity, better batteries, recycled materials and the use of renewable energies in production.

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Apr 6, 2022 - 01:11 pm

New fuel economy standards announced in the USA

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced new fuel economy standards which follow President Biden’s executive order to drive American leadership forward on clean cars.

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Apr 1, 2022 - 11:54 am

NHTSA pushes fines up for carmakers violating fuel economy rules

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration significantly increases the penalties for car manufacturers with fleets that do not stay within emission regulations. For the model years 2019 to 2021, NHTSA nearly tripled the penalty and announced further increases for 2022.

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Mar 31, 2022 - 12:10 pm

Canada sets interim emissions reduction targets

The Canadian government has presented its ‘2030 Emissions Reduction Plan’ and included several e-mobility investments. The goal announced last year of bringing forward the phase-out of internal combustion engines by five years to 2035 is confirmed and supplemented by interim targets.

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Mar 29, 2022 - 11:28 am

Paris cuts down on traffic to battle air pollution

Due to high particulate matter pollution, Paris ordered extensive restrictions on car traffic on Saturday. Cars with an environmental badge number 2 and higher (Euro 4 petrol and worse, diesel with Euro 6 and worse) are no longer allowed to drive in the area inside the Paris ring road A86 – probably for a few […]

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Mar 8, 2022 - 12:16 pm

London extends the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ)

London’s ultra-low emission zone will be extended to the whole of Greater London by the end of next year under plans set out by the mayor, Sadiq Khan. Khan has ruled out a proposed £3.50 boundary charge for motorists to enter Greater London, as well as a daily clean air charge, which would apply to […]

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Mar 7, 2022 - 12:34 pm

Chile to ban combustion motors by 2045

The government of Chile has adopted the national strategy for electromobility. In three stages between 2035 and 2045, different classes of vehicles are to be sold only with zero-emission propulsion.

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Mar 1, 2022 - 03:45 pm

Zero Emission Zone created in Oxford, UK

Oxford City Council has today launched the UK’s first ‘Zero Emission Zone’ (ZEZ), which will mean daily charges on drivers of all petrol and diesel vehicles as well as hybrid cars.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2023/02/03/eu-project-designs-life-cycle-assessment-concept-for-zero-emission-transport/
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