Tag: CO2

Nov 1, 2019 - 12:23 pm

Catalonia introduces carbon tax for polluting vehicles

The Catalan regional government is about to introduce a carbon tax on cars, vans and motorcycles. Catalonia will thus be the first region in Spain to ask owners of climate-harming vehicles to pay. Taxation is to come in retroactively for 2019 already.

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Oct 25, 2019 - 12:35 pm

US Senate proposal to add scrapping subsidies

Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader of the U.S. Senate faction, has presented a $454BN ten-year plan to get combustion vehicles off the country’s roads and to aid the US manufacture and sale of electric vehicles.

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Oct 10, 2019 - 02:19 pm

Germany ready to sign 2030 climate package into law

The German government has now approved the country’s 2030 climate plan, first outlaid during the global climate strike initiated by the Fridays for Future movement. Activists call the package weak, yet it carries over measures for e-mobility at least.

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Oct 9, 2019 - 04:45 pm

Ireland reshapes EV and charging subsidies

Ireland is reshaping its EV measures. Subsidies and some funds have been discontinued, while others have been extended or created. More funds have been allocated for electric vehicle purchase and charging infrastructure, and requirements on charging provisions in new buildings have been added.

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Oct 7, 2019 - 06:21 pm

Denmark wants EU to phase out fossil fuel-powered cars by 2030

Denmark called on the EU Commission to introduce an EU-wide ban on diesel and petrol cars by 2040 preceded by a phase-out from 2030 in its climate strategy. Ten other European Union countries backed the proposal Denmark made during a meeting of EU environment ministers in Luxembourg.

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Sep 30, 2019 - 04:33 pm

Valeo to show new climate solutions for e-buses

The French automotive supplier Valeo will be presenting a series of innovations for electrified buses at Busworld in Brussels in October. Efficient heating and air-conditioning systems for the interior are designed to reduce the energy consumption of the vehicles.

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Jul 27, 2019 - 02:08 pm

US car makers make deal with CARB for CO2 reduction

While the Trump government is sticking to its plan to freeze emissions standards for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles at today’s levels until 2026, VW, BMW, Ford and Honda have now signed a framework agreement with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to reduce emissions.

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Jul 16, 2019 - 02:09 pm

Siemens to set up hydrogen centre in Görlitz

Two years ago, the Siemens plant in Görlitz, Germany, was on the verge of collapse. Now Siemens, the State of Saxony and the Fraunhofer Institute have signed a declaration of intent to strengthen the site in the long term and support structural change in the region.

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Jul 9, 2019 - 12:18 pm

New Zealand plans BEV subsidies & CO2 tariffs

New Zealand’s government wants to make imported electric and hybrid vehicles cheaper by up to 8,000 NZ dollars from 2021 onwards through discounts. But a classic sales premium will not be the end of the story: Import cars with high CO2 emissions are to become significantly more expensive.

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Jun 4, 2019 - 12:54 pm

Japan tightens CO2 vehicle standards for 2030

The Japanese government has set new standards for the fleet consumption of car manufacturers until 2030. Car manufacturers must reduce the consumption and thus the CO2 emissions of their vehicles sold by 32 per cent by 2030 compared to 2016 – to an average of around 3.9 litres of gasoline per 100 kilometres.

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May 23, 2019 - 02:01 pm

Audi expands electrification plans to 20 BEV by 2025

Audi has refined its electrification roadmap: After the Ingolstadt-based company had already increased its announcement in March from 20 to 30 electrified models by 2025, Audi has now announced that two-thirds of these 30 electrified models will be fully electric.

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May 13, 2019 - 06:11 pm

Daimler Ambition 2039: a CO2-neutral fleet line-up

The future Chairman of Daimler’s Board of Management, Ola Källenius, presented his sustainability targets for the passenger car sector under the heading “Ambition 2039”. During the next 20 years, the new range of Mercedes-Benz Cars is to become completely CO2-neutral.

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Feb 1, 2019 - 03:39 pm

The Norway factor in CO2 emissions

Despite Norway not being a part of the European Union, they will be included in the overall CO2 emissions figures with their European neighbours. And not only that, electric vehicles sold in Norway count twice when it comes to fleet emissions.

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Dec 20, 2018 - 12:18 pm

New EU laws make Volkswagen ramp up on EVs

In the light of new EU laws on CO2 emissions for passenger cars, Volkswagen has had to rethink its electrification policy and produce more EVs than planned. This means more EV models and more manufacturing plants.

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Dec 13, 2018 - 06:12 pm

Finnish Task Force calls for fuel tax + EV incentives

The Finnish Ministry of Transport had asked a Task Force to analyse how the country may reach its goal to eliminate CO2 emissions in the transport sector by 2045. Their final report is out and proposes a range of measures that alternate between the carrot and the stick.

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Dec 12, 2018 - 04:42 pm

EU fails to agree on emissions targets for new cars

The European Parliament, the EU Commission and the member states led by the Austrian Council Presidency have postponed their talks in the dispute over stricter climate protection targets for new cars in the EU. So far they have not been able to reach an agreement.

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Nov 14, 2018 - 06:11 pm

EU Parliament agrees on CO2 reduction targets for trucks

The EU Parliament has voted in favour of binding CO2 limits for trucks. In their resolution, parliamentarians decided on stronger reduction targets than those proposed by the EU Commission. Parliament wants CO2 reduction targets for trucks with a 20 percent reduction by 2025 and 35 percent by 2030.

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Oct 19, 2018 - 05:02 pm

EU agrees on draft for emissions limits for trucks

The EU Parliament’s environmental committee has made the first step towards a legal CO2 emission limit for trucks. The plan to reduce CO2 emissions by 35% from trucks by 2035 has been approved, with an interim goal of 20% set for 2025.

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Oct 10, 2018 - 03:11 pm

EU member states toughen CO2 emission stance – a bit

35 percent – this is the value the ministers of the 28 EU member states managed to agree on during their long hours of negotiating limits of carbon dioxide emissions of new cars. The measure will only come into effect by 2030 and still has to pass Parliament.

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Sep 11, 2018 - 05:04 pm

Iceland launches ambitious Climate Strategy

The Icelandic government has launched its new Climate Strategy today aiming for the country to be carbon neutral before 2040. The plan includes 34 measures ranging from a ban on new sales of ICEs by 2030 and the decarbonisation of transport to carbon-curbing measures such as reforestation.

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Jul 23, 2018 - 06:09 pm

France sharpening emissions law

France has announced sharper regulations for the ecological tax, and will lower the threshold for acceptable emissions. The previous 120 grams/km will now be lowered to 117 grams per kilometre, starting in 2019.

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