Apr 23, 2021 - 02:56 pm
Thailand to only allow BEV sales from 2035
The Thai government will only allow purely electric vehicles to be sold from 2035 onwards. Along the way to this goal, the aim is also for electric vehicles to account for 50 per cent – and not 30 per cent as previously planned – of all new car registrations by the end of this decade.
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.
May 13, 2020 - 07:06 pm
York willing to become UK’s first zero-emission city
UK transport secretary Grant Shapps announced the government wants at least one city centre to be restricted exclusively to bikes and electric vehicles. In York, councillors are calling for York to bid to become the first such zero-emission city.
Dec 5, 2019 - 01:08 pm
Second thoughts on living by example
The Bristol City Council is catching up with its own plans it seems and has put on hold an existing order of at least 64 diesel vans. The Council has halted the programme once it realised it conflicts with plans to impose a diesel ban in the city centre.
Dec 2, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Do what I say, not what I do
The Bristol City Council recently proposed a ban for all diesel vehicles from their city centre. Despite the planned ban, the council has acquired a fleet of 64 new diesel transporters for its own fleet.
Oct 28, 2019 - 02:19 pm
The city of Brussels to ban petrol and diesel 2035
The Brussels regional government in Belgium is banning diesel vehicles from 2030 and petrol vehicles from 2035. Meanwhile, the Flemish Region of Belgium has announced that it will discontinue its subsidy programme for electric vehicles from January 2020.
May 28, 2019 - 02:33 pm
Israel: Tel Aviv to ban polluting vehicles
Tel Aviv is currently drawing up a strategic plan for the electrification of traffic in the Israeli city. This also includes banning “polluting vehicles” from Tel Aviv as of 2025. In the rest of the country, combustion engines will also be inexorably facing extinction.
Feb 13, 2019 - 02:35 pm
Spain’s Balearic Islands pass climate protection law
The autonomous government of Spain’s Balearic Islands has passed a climate protection law stipulating the cessation of the use of fossil fuels by 2050. The law also includes a ban on the registration of new diesel cars from 2025 and new petrol cars from 2035.
Nov 29, 2018 - 06:40 pm
BMW could force PHEVs to go electric in cities
BMW could force their plug-in hybrids to go fully electric in heavily polluted inner cities, according to development chief Klaus Fröhlich. The GPS could then turn off the combustion engine, providing only clean electric propulsion.
Nov 15, 2018 - 05:23 pm
Spain considers 2040 combustion sales ban
A law draft by Pedro Sanchez’ government outlines a ban on petrol and diesel vehicle sales in 2040. Sanchez hopes to take the proposal before parliament before the year is over.
Nov 15, 2018 - 04:00 pm
Paris to ban older diesels in summer 2019
The Metropole du Grand Paris council has decided to ban older diesel vehicles registered before the end of 2000 from the area within the A86 ring road. The area is home to some 5.6 million inhabitants and includes Paris and 79 municipalities.
Nov 3, 2018 - 05:59 pm
London to trial its first ultra-low-emission-vehicle street
The City of London Corporation borough has announced plans for a pilot scheme limiting access to central roads to ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV). The Moor Lane proposal is just one of many to turn parts of London’s historic Square Mile into zero-emissions zones by 2022.
Oct 24, 2018 - 04:26 pm
Madrid banning petrol cars from city centre
Big changes await the people of Madrid. On November, 23 a policy called ‘Madrid Central’ will come into force that effectively bans all conventional cars from driving through the city centre. In addition, other measures designed to clear the air over the Spanish capital as well as to make space inside the city centre have […]
Sep 12, 2018 - 01:38 pm
BMW to replace all diesel with PHEV in the USA
It is the end of sales of diesel models in the USA, at least for BMW. The German carmaker confirmed the diesel engine will disappear from their lineup after the 2018 model year. Instead BMW is to focus on selling plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Aug 29, 2018 - 07:35 pm
Two London councils to ban polluters
Two London borough councils are going to ban all vehicles except ultra-low emission variants in key areas during peak times to reduce air pollution. Starting on September 3rd, petrol, diesel and older hybrids will have to be careful where they drive at times.
Jun 19, 2018 - 04:33 pm
Milan to introduce diesel ban in 2019
The city of Milan has now also decided to install a diesel ban albeit in small steps. As of January, 21, 2019, older diesels (up to Euro 3) will be banned from driving in city limits from Monday through Friday.
Jun 18, 2018 - 06:19 pm
UK leaders call for moving ICE ban forward to 2030
In a call to action, the Mayor of London and cross-party leaders will urge the British government to end pure diesel and petrol sales in 2030, ten years earlier than planned. Together they are representing around 20m people from across England and Wales.
Jun 2, 2018 - 02:01 pm
Brussels bans diesel from 2030
The government of Brussels has agreed to a plan by the Minister of the Environment, Céline Fremault, to introduce a diesel ban in Belgium’s capital from 2030. The government also considers measures against petrol cars and is in favour of electric options.
May 16, 2018 - 01:32 pm
Volvo is done with diesel starting with next-gen S60
The Swedish brand has said before that it would discontinue diesel or, on an even more positive note, electrify its entire line-up. The first model to benefit from the new strategy is the next-gen Volvo S60 for which no diesel engine option is available.
May 15, 2018 - 03:59 pm
RR CEO: “Rolls-Royce will be ‘full electric’ by 2040”
The Queen Mom of premium brands, Rolls Royce is gearing for complete electrification, albeit rather measuredly so. 2040 will be the year Rolls Royce will be “full electric” CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said in his latest interview.
Mar 26, 2018 - 01:43 pm
Sweden’s towns may ban old diesel cars from 2020
The centre-left government in Stockholm has given Sweden’s towns and cities the green light to decide to ban old cars. Local policies may prohibit vehicles below Euro 5 to drive into town from 2020 with all-electric rules being an option too.
Mar 7, 2018 - 01:49 pm
Israel to cease the use of fossil fuels by 2030
Israel aims to stop the use of fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline and diesel in energy and transport by 2030, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz stated at a conference in Tel Aviv. The goal is to rely solely on renewable energy and natural gas.
Mar 1, 2018 - 11:55 am
Rome to go diesel free by 2024
The Italian capital has announced plans to ban private diesel vehicles within the historical centre as of 2024. The Roman mayor Virginia Raggi announced the plan in at the Women4Climate conference in Mexico City.
Feb 26, 2018 - 12:25 pm
Fiat-Chrysler to ditch diesel by 2022
Fiat Chrysler wants to phase out all diesel models over the next four years, according to a report by the Financial Times. This includes all passenger cars made by FCA labels Fiat, Chrysler, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Jeep.
Feb 22, 2018 - 04:40 pm
Diesel ban: Judges postpone decision until Tuesday
The German federal administrative court in Leipzig has announced their decision to postpone their decision on a possible diesel prohibition within cities until Tuesday, 27. Central to the discussion is the question whether German cities can afford to ban diesel vehicles in legal terms.
Feb 21, 2018 - 12:50 pm
Porsche drops all diesel variants from its lineup
Porsche has axed all diesel variants, namely the Macan and Panamera officially and with immediate effect from production. The firm points to traditionally low demand for Porsche diesel cars and to growth in the electrified segment into which the carmaker is increasingly invested.
Feb 17, 2018 - 04:52 pm
Project Ireland 2040 with €22bn for Climate Action
The Irish government has published its new national development plan ‘Project Ireland 2040’ which outlines the country’s move to a low carbon economy bolstered with 116 billion euros. 22bn have been earmarked for climate protection measures, including electric transport initiatives.