Tag: Diesel

Apr 28, 2021 - 11:56 am

New York to ban ICE sales as of 2035

The US state of New York is following California’s example and ensuring that only zero-emission passenger cars and light commercial vehicles may be sold from 2035. By 2045, all new medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles in the US state are also to be electric.

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Mar 30, 2021 - 11:07 am

Do as I say, not as I do

The Irish government has now admitted that only 25 of more than 6,000 state-owned vehicles are electrically-powered. This was revealed as the Irish government is rolling out their Climate Action Bill, leading to much criticism from environmental groups at home.

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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 22, 2021 - 01:03 pm

VW brand to halt combustion engine development

Following Audi’s lead, the Volkswagen brand VW no longer intends to develop new combustion engines. Further developments of the existing units would suffice, according to CEO Ralf Brandstätter, before VW is to become mostly electric.

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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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Feb 24, 2021 - 11:09 am

Washington State & Virginia mandate stricter EV regulations

The US state of Washington has introduced a law according to which all passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold there must be purely electric from 2030. In Virginia, stricter regulations are to apply from the 2025 model year, but a ban on internal combustion engines has not yet been decided.

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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 16, 2021 - 03:30 pm

Green-washing number plates in the UK

The ‘green’ number plates recently introduced in the UK and meant for electric vehicles can be illegally bought by petrol and diesel owners for just £20 due to a checks loophole.

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Jan 22, 2021 - 12:17 pm

Biden announces tougher emissions standards

With the inauguration of Joe Biden, the USA is also facing a new chapter in transport policy. This not only pertains to the exhaust regulations changed by the Trump administration, but also various subsidies for electric mobility.

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Dec 7, 2020 - 12:21 pm

Denmark ups taxes for ICEs and incentives for EVs

The Danish parliament has passed a tax plan that should help bring at least 775,000 electric and hybrid cars onto the road by 2030. The plan envisions a gradual increase in taxes and charges for cars with a combustion engine and lower taxes for electric cars and charging.

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Nov 18, 2020 - 12:08 pm

UK bans sale of pure combustion engines from 2030

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made it official: the government will bring forward the ban on the sale of cars with combustion engines by five years to 2030. This measure is part of a new ten-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”.

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Nov 2, 2020 - 11:28 am

The UK Department of Transport slow to cut CO2 in own fleet

It turns out that the UK Department for Transport has only 1% of its fleet made up of zero-emission vehicles, making for a total of 134 hybrid vehicles and only 22 are pure electric vehicles, out of the 1,860 vehicle fleet. The vast majority of 1,326 are diesel, while another 43 are petrol.

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Oct 30, 2020 - 10:47 pm

China aims to rid its roads of pure ICEs by 2035

The Chinese government has released the ‘Energy-saving and New Energy Vehicle Technology Roadmap 2.0’ or ‘Technical Roadmap 2.0’ for short. The plan outlines the concrete goals of transforming Chinese automotive industries into a wholly electric industry by 2035 when pure combustion engines will no longer be permitted.

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Oct 12, 2020 - 01:52 pm

New York state considers combustion vehicle ban in 2035

The US state of New York is considering joining California by launching their own phase-out of gas-fueled vehicles by 2035. This is what state senator Pete Harckham hopes to achieve with legislation S.9008 to amend the state Environmental Conservation Law.

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Sep 21, 2020 - 06:53 pm

Belgium aims for all-electric company cars by 2026

The emerging Vivaldi coalition in Belgium is planning a ban on new company cars with combustion engines from 2026. The seven parties are still in negotiations to form the government. But should they succeed, this would be a big step.

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May 17, 2020 - 04:42 pm

London slowly reopens with increase in Congestion Charge

The British capital unlocks as TfL resumes service on most London Underground lines. The opening goes hand in hand with the Mayor reintroducing the Congestion Charge and ULEZ. Both had been suspended during the Covid-19 lockdown to enable key workers to travel freely.

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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.

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Apr 22, 2020 - 04:41 pm

Study shows that light weight does not benefit EVs

In contrast to vehicles with combustion engines, lightweight construction in electric vehicles does not have any advantage over steel in terms of total energy and total emissions. This is the result of a research project by Manuel Schweizer, a student at the Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI).

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Apr 7, 2020 - 03:15 pm

Lifecycle assessment: Electric cars vs ICEs

Is an electric car more climate-friendly than a vehicle with a combustion engine or not? And if so, under which conditions is that the case? A team at the Environment Campus Birkenfeld in Trier now published a new study – not using metadata, but real-world tests and measurements. The results are remarkable.

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Mar 31, 2020 - 06:31 pm

Trump drops fuel-efficiency targets from 5% to 1.5%

The President of the USA, Donald Trump has just dramatically reduced fuel efficiency standards. These are now only required to increase by 1.5% each year through model year 2026 instead of the 5% annual increases introduced in 2012 by the Obama government.

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Mar 30, 2020 - 02:20 pm

European car lobby questions CO2 targets due to Covid-19

A coalition of European car lobby groups made up of manufacturers, suppliers, tyre manufacturers and dealers has written to the EU Commission requesting a relaxation of the schedule for vehicle CO2 targets against the background of the Corona crisis. At the same time, German manufacturers Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW emphasised that they want to retain […]

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Feb 4, 2020 - 11:35 am

UK to bring ICE ban forward by 5 years to 2035

The new British government wants to bring forward to 2035 the ban on the sale of new cars with combustion engines initially planned for 2040. Besides, the prohibition of new registrations will then also apply to hybrid vehicles.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/04/28/new-york-to-ban-ice-sales-as-of-2035/
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