Tag: Diesel

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 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 4, 2022 - 12:27 pm

BYD quits the combustion engine

BYD has announced they will only produce electric cars and plug-in hybrids from now on. Without much notice, the Chinese manufacturer has discontinued the production of petrol cars: The last pure combustion engine apparently rolled off the production line in February.

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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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Dec 13, 2021 - 12:40 pm

Italy to ban sales of new ICEs in 2035

Italy’s government has decided to ban new passenger cars with combustion engines from 2035 in line with the EU Commission’s plans. For light commercial vehicles, this is to apply from 2040. This has now been decided by the Italian government’s Committee for the Ecological Transition (CITE).

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Nov 25, 2021 - 03:58 pm

Germany’s new government aims for more sustainable transport

The newly-elected German federal coalition government has presented its coalition agreement. This is titled “Mehr Fortschritt Wagen” and can be translated to something like “dare to innovate” or “dare to make progress.” This, of course, has a number of ramifications for the transport industry.

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Oct 26, 2021 - 11:22 am

Italy raises e-mobility subsidy budget

The Italian government is making another 100 million euros available from 27 October, primarily for the promotion of electric and hybrid vehicles. However, the ‘Ecobonus’ is scaled according to CO2 emissions and vehicle classes – so the full amount is not simply available for fully electric vehicles.

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Sep 29, 2021 - 11:37 am

Britain’s self-made fuel crisis

Because an estimated 100,000 truck drivers have gone back to where they came from because of Brexit, petrol is becoming increasingly scarce at British petrol stations. Panic buying has been going on for days. Now apparently soldiers are to help deliver the fuel.

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Sep 6, 2021 - 04:55 pm

Hyundai to end ICE model sales in Europe by 2035

At the IAA Mobility 2021, the Hyundai Motor Company announced its voluntary commitment to become climate-neutral by 2045. In the course of this, no more combustion vehicles are to be sold in Europe from 2035, and in the remaining most important world markets from 2040.

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Aug 17, 2021 - 01:16 pm

Ukraine extends VAT exemption for BEVs

Ukraine is sticking to its strategy for imported electric vehicles and renewing a VAT exemption first approved by parliament in early 2018. President Volodymyr Zelensky signed legislation to this effect, meaning that VAT on the import of electric vehicles will no longer apply until the end of 2025.

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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 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’. Crucial for the car industry: CO2 emissions from new cars are to be reduced to zero by 2035, which would mean the end of petrol and diesel.

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Jun 30, 2021 - 12:46 pm

Canada to now end combustion vehicle sales by 2035

The Canadian government has set a binding target that only zero-emission passenger cars and light commercial vehicles will be sold in the country from 2035. This brings forward the previous target of achieving this by 2040 by five years.

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Jun 18, 2021 - 06:32 pm

Daimler set to bring fossil fuel exit forward

Daimler is apparently preparing for a possible earlier end to gasoline and diesel engines in Europe. Now that it seems most likely the EU Commission will significantly tighten CO2 targets, CEO Ola Källenius wants to further accelerate the electrification of the Mercedes model range.

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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 - 04:46 pm

Could EU law cut national bans of ICE vehicles?

National bans on sales of cars with internal combustion engines may not be implementable under European law and would instead have to be introduced at the European level. This is at least the view of a legal opinion commissioned by the Climate Neutrality Foundation in 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 18, 2021 - 10:32 am

Australia is digging in with fossil fuels

Despite Australian oil refineries struggling to keep up with cheaper production from neighboring countries, Australia’s government is announcing a $2.3 billion subsidy package to support the country’s oil refineries. The funding would subsidize the oil industry when profits fall too low.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/06/24/eu-combustion-ban-under-fire/
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