Tag: CO2

Jul 29, 2021 - 11:53 am

USA to return to stricter vehicle emissions standards

The administration of US President Joe Biden is apparently aiming for a return to stricter consumption and emission standards for cars. There is also progress in the legislative process on President Joe Biden’s slimmed-down infrastructure programme.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 12:39 pm

Minnesota adopts California emissions standards

Minnesota has announced a new policy to adopt California’s stricter tailpipe emissions standards and mandate for automakers to get more zero-emission vehicles onto sales lots. This makes Minnesota the first state in the U.S. American Midwest to do so.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 11:17 am

Toyota lobbies for half measures in Washington

Toyota is trying to keep the Biden administration from introducing BEV-only leaning measures. Local media reports the Japanese corporation was lobbying behind closed doors to include more FCEVs and hybrids in the policy mix.

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Jul 21, 2021 - 11:57 am

ICCT study finds BEVs maintain 70% smaller CO2 footprint

A new study by the ICCT finds battery-electric cars already have a better greenhouse gas emissions record than conventionally powered vehicles – and not only in Europe, but also in China, India or the USA. By 2030, the emissions advantage will increase further.

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Jul 19, 2021 - 11:36 am

Austria considers combustion ban for 2030

In Austria, only zero-emission passenger cars, two-wheelers, light commercial vehicles and heavier commercial vehicles are to be newly registered by 2030 at the latest. This is one of the ‘Mobility Master Plan 2030’ measures now presented by Infrastructure Minister Leonore Gewessler. However, the plan is not binding.

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Jul 14, 2021 - 04:32 pm

EU Commission presents ‘Fit for 55’ climate package

The EU Commission has presented its ‘Fit for 55’ climate package. It contains legislative initiatives with which the Commission wants to achieve the goals of the ‘Green Deal’. An important point for the car industry: CO2 emissions from new cars are to be reduced to zero by 2035, which would mean the end of petrol […]

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Jun 18, 2021 - 04:44 pm

Will the EU set CO2 reduction targets at 60% by 2030?

The EU Commission is planning stricter targets for CO2 emissions from new cars as it considers raising the current CO2 reduction target for 2030 from 37.5 to 60 per cent, while the target for 2035 is to go up to 100%. This would effectively end the sales of ICE vehicles within 14 years.

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Jun 16, 2021 - 10:59 am

It’s hard to practice what you preach

While Elon Musk criticised Bitcoin for not ensuring renewable energy production for its operations, Tesla itself is now reportedly using hundreds of diesel generators to set up production at the future Giga Berlin plant in Grünheide, Germany.

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May 19, 2021 - 11:48 am

IEA recommends 60% vehicle electrification by 2030

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has presented a step-by-step plan on how the world may achieve net CO2 neutrality by 2050. According to the IEA, the climate protection pledges made by governments to date – even if they would fully achieve them – fall far short of the requirements necessary for this.

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May 17, 2021 - 12:21 pm

Toyota takes aim for 15 BEV models by 2025

In the course of its plan to become climate-neutral worldwide by the year 2050, Toyota continues to focus on technology openness. The company says it aims to expand the electrified model range to 70 models by 2025, including 15 purely electric vehicles.

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May 15, 2021 - 03:25 pm

BMW expects sales to be 50% electric by 2030

At its Annual General Meeting, the BMW Group announced its intention to avoid the emission of more than 200 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030. The German automaker said this will involve more cleaner drives, but also factors such as the production and recycling of vehicles.

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May 11, 2021 - 04:54 pm

Polestar to track CO2 throughout supply chain

Polestar has entered into a strategic partnership with blockchain provider Circulor. One element of the partnership is the tracking of CO2 equivalents through the supply chain. This is intended to help achieve Polestar’s goal of building a carbon-neutral car by 2030.

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May 7, 2021 - 11:59 am

VW to rely on CO2 certificates outside of Europe

The Volkswagen Group is also relying on the purchase of emissions certificates to meet its emission targets outside of Europe, as CEO Herbert Diess now confirmed. In Europe, Volkswagen is confident that it can meet its fleet targets.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 12:24 pm

VW brand sets higher climate targets than the Group

The VW brand has concretised its plans to decarbonise the company and its products. The company wants to be carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest. As a new interim target, CO2 emissions per vehicle in Europe are to be reduced by 40 per cent by 2030 – significantly exceeding the group-wide target of 30 […]

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Apr 14, 2021 - 12:25 pm

Is this the end of plug-in hybrid sales in the EU?

New EU rules may help phase out plug-in hybrid vehicles sooner than some carmakers were speculating. Drafts for ‘Green Finance’ regulations to come into force this year, would ban manufacturers from labelling PHEVs as “sustainable investments” beyond 2025.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 01:15 pm

US Senators demand date for ICE phase out

Two Californian Democrat US Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein are putting pressure on President Joe Biden to enforce a fixed phase-out date for cars with combustion engines nationwide, following California’s example.

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Mar 18, 2021 - 03:07 pm

Porsche demands sustainable battery cell production

Porsche wants to become CO2-neutral in balance sheet terms across the entire value chain by 2030, which also has implications for battery suppliers. For the planned CO2 neutrality, the sports car manufacturer wants to “not compensate, but avoid”.

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Mar 11, 2021 - 10:56 am

Nine European nations call for EU combustion phase-out

In a letter, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Malta, Ireland, Lithuania and Luxembourg call on the EU Commission to set a phase-out date for the sale of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with combustion engines in the EU that is in line with the goal of climate neutrality by 2050.

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Mar 5, 2021 - 12:47 pm

Belgrade gets greener with €5.2 billion investment

The Serbian capital Belgrade is aiming to invest a total of 5.2 billion euros by 2030 together with private stakeholders to reduce CO2 emissions and improve air quality. In doing so, the metropolis is also focusing on the electrification of the transport sector.

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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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29.07.2021 11:51