Tag: Diesel

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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Jan 9, 2020 - 10:33 am

Diesel car starts blaze in Norwegian carpark

BEVs get falsely accused of fire-starting… again: Hundreds of cars were destroyed in a fire in the carpark building at Stavanger Airport in Norway. Initially, rumours spread that an electric car might have been the cause of the fire, but according to police, the fire was in fact caused by a 2005 model diesel car.

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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.

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Oct 31, 2019 - 04:19 pm

Bristol proposes diesel-ban in city centre by 2021

The Bristol City Council has proposed a ban for all diesel vehicles from their city centre, as well as a new congestion charge zone for older commercial vehicles by 2021. This would make the city the first in the UK with an outright ban on diesel.

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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.

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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 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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Oct 1, 2019 - 04:30 pm

ViriCiti reveals platform for mixed bus fleets

The telematics specialist ViriCiti has revealed a monitoring system for operators of mixed bus fleets. “Mixed Fleet” integrates all types of buses (electric, hybrid, hydrogen and diesel) and their energy infrastructure into one platform. The first deployment will start in October.

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Jul 1, 2019 - 11:34 am

Emergency declared, action pending

In May this year, the Welsh Government was the first UK parliament to declare a ‘climate emergency’.  It seems that now the Welsh government has an in-house challenge: Out of 77 official cars, 95% are diesel and only one is eletric.

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Jun 20, 2019 - 04:01 pm

Renault to discontinue diesel models in India

Following Maruti Suzuki, Renault is now the second car manufacturer to stop selling diesel vehicles in India next year. The background is a stricter emissions standard, comparable to the Euro 6 standard in Europe, which will come into force in India on 1 April 2020.

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Jan 2, 2019 - 01:21 pm

Italy to subsidise EVs and tax ICEs

The Italian government plans to launch a subsidy package for the purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles with up to €6,000. At the same time, taxes for the purchase of gasoline and diesel vehicles will increase.

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Dec 21, 2018 - 09:46 am

Tesla drivers go too fast

Three-quarters of the 9,000 Tesla drivers in the Netherlands were fined for speeding last year, according to figures from the national statistics office CBS. No other car brand showed such a high proportion of speeders.

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Nov 29, 2018 - 05:27 pm

Honda turns its back on diesel in Europe

Honda will also be turning their backs on diesel in Europe, in order to focus more on electric and hybrid vehicle models. Starting in 2021, when the new Civic is released, no more diesel models will be sold in Europe, stated Dave Hodge, Honda’s UK director.

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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.

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Oct 3, 2018 - 04:17 pm

Denmark to ban sales on petrol and diesel cars by 2030

The announcement by the government stated that the ban will be instated by 2030 on all internal combustion engine cars, and aims to have one million EVs on Danish roads by then. The sale of hybrid vehicles may also be banned in 2035, according to prime minister Lars Rasmussen.

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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.

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Aug 27, 2018 - 03:43 pm

Balearic Islands loosen planned EV quota

The Balearic government has released a new draft of their law to combat climate change. Compared to the last publication, the requirements have eased up a bit, particularly for rental car operators.

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May 23, 2018 - 03:43 pm

Leipzig Diesel decision begins taking effect

As of Thursday next week, things will get decidedly more serious for diesel drivers in Hamburg. According to the German environmental ministry, thoroughfare restrictions will start in two Hamburg streets on the 31.05.

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May 7, 2018 - 12:49 pm

No more diesel sales in Europe says Nissan

Now it is on Nissan to discontinue diesel engines in its line-up in Europe. A Nissan spokesperson confirmed a media report from Japan, saying the carmaker would no longer include diesel variants in its new models. Nissan is the third carmaker from Japan to do so.

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21.09.2020 18:14