Tag: Gasoline

Sep 30, 2022 - 05:45 pm

New York to introduce EV sales quotas in 2026

In New York State, only zero-emission cars and light commercial vehicles may be sold from 2035. Governor Kathy Hochul has now outlined a strategy to systematically reduce the sale of internal combustion vehicles by then. New York is taking its cue from California.

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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 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 15, 2022 - 11:55 am

Rising fuel prices prompt conspiracy theorists in the US

As always in such cases, without any evidence at all, people on social media platforms claim that the rising fuel prices in the US are not the result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but that President Joe Biden’s administration was deliberately driving up prices to get more American drivers behind the wheel of an electric […]

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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 - 11:59 am

London significantly extends ULEZ zone

The London Metropolitan Government has extended the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to the northern and southern parts of the ring road. The expanded ULEZ is now 18 times the size of the original zone in central London.

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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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Oct 26, 2021 - 10:35 am

VW runs out of EVs

Originally, Volkswagen had called on its managers to choose cars that were as CO2-friendly as possible as company cars. A special rule on this was already softened in June due to the lack of available EV models.

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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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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 19, 2021 - 10:26 am

The smell of a time gone by

Ford wants to make sure fans of gas-powered cars get the full sensual experience when driving an electric vehicle – including an apparently sentimental association with gas fumes.

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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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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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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 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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https://www.electrive.com/2022/10/28/eu-states-parliament-agree-on-stricter-fleet-co2-emission-standards/
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