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.Weiterlesen
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.Weiterlesen
Shipping giant Maersk plans to be CO2 neutral by 2050
The Danish shipping company Maersk announces that its containership fleet will be CO2 neutral by 2050. The company has not given any details on their technical strategy for the move. Electromobility is just one of several possibilities.Weiterlesen
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.Weiterlesen
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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.Weiterlesen
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.Weiterlesen
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.Weiterlesen
New ecological targets: Nissan pushes electrification
Nissan has released a comprehensive sustainability plan with core goals of the organization up until the year 2022. It aims to reduce CO2 emissions for new vehicles, which will be achieved through increased vehicle electrification.Weiterlesen
EU pushes to cut CO2 emission from trucks by 30%
The call to cut CO2 emissions continues with the EU now explicitly targeting trucks for the first time. Greenhouse gas emission by transport’s heavy weights is to be reduced by 30 percent by 2030, a draft states that will be out for review this Thursday.Weiterlesen
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CO2 comparison: Transport and Environment has analysed average new car emissions in European countries. The Netherlands is the first country to bring CO2 emissions below 110 g/km and its average of 109,1 g/km is the lowest in the EU. Germany’s 136,1 g/km places it among the highest carbon emitters together with Sweden, Poland and Finland. The report further found that taxation if differentiated by CO2 makes a huge difference.
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Electric rickshaws for India: Japanese Terra Motors presents its electric three-wheeler R6 set to launch in India from 2015. Another two versions are to follow and Terra Motors believes it could sell up to 10,000 electric rickshaws in the first year already.
Spyker bankrupt: A Dutch court spoke its final verdict and sent the sports carmaker into bankruptcy. However, Spyker is determined to stick to its restructuring plan and to merge with an American electric aircraft manufacturer and develop electric sports cars (we reported).
Iranian-Chinese e-bus cooperation? Akia Ultra, Iran’s largest bus maker, plans to visit Chinese BYD next month to talk about a possible partnership for electric buses. While BYD is looking to increase its business to meet growing demand, Akia Ultra offers production capabilities for 1,500 buses annually.
Tesla to sell in Indonesia: The Model S could become available in the archipelago by January 2015. It would be sold through an existing luxury car dealership rather than Tesla Stores as demand is expected to be low initially.