Jun 7, 2023 - 11:38 am
Amsterdam brings forward ICE ban for most vehicles
From 2025, the Dutch capital will allow only zero-emission taxis, vans, trucks, scooters, and mopeds to run in large parts of Amsterdam. The new rule will apply to vehicles that will be newly registered as of 2025, with an important exception.
Jun 5, 2023 - 10:15 am
MAN decides against developing Euro-7 buses
Bus manufacturer MAN will not invest in Euro 7 technology and instead will only have zero-emission buses in its portfolio for cities and municipalities from 2030. The manufacturer also presented its latest electric vehicle model in Barcelona: the Lion’s City 10.
May 24, 2023 - 11:58 am
Eight EU countries unite against Euro-7 emission standard
A coordinated resistance has emerged from eight countries against the proposed Euro-7 emission standards by the European Union. Led by the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia have signed a document that labels the suggested emission limits as unrealistic.
May 8, 2023 - 12:03 pm
Stadler may not end up in prison after all
Former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler will probably not have to go to prison for his involvement in the diesel scandal. A deal with the Munich Regional Court allows Stadler to make a comprehensive confession shortly and, in return, only receive a suspended sentence and pay a fine of 1.1 million euros.
Mar 24, 2023 - 11:28 am
Potential compromise found in EU e-fuels discussion
A potential solution is on the horizon in the dispute over the phasing out of ICEs in the EU. The German transport ministry no longer wants to renegotiate CO2 limits for cars, thus the de facto end of internal combustion vehicles from 2035. It is not yet clear whether the EU Commission will accept the […]
Mar 22, 2023 - 12:53 pm
California keeps pushing for zero-emissions trucks by 2045
California will have cleaner air than the rest of the US sooner. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is about to greenlight plans allowing the state to phase out diesel trucks earlier than the rest of the United States and introduce stricter emission regulations.
Mar 22, 2023 - 12:45 pm
Final EU vote on combustion ban this week looking questionable
After the postponed final vote of the EU states on the ban of combustion engines in new cars from 2035, the hanging game continues. Although the EU Commission has submitted a proposal to the German government on e-fuel use after 2035, an agreement at the EU summit this week remains doubtful.
Mar 16, 2023 - 11:58 am
Maryland to ban combustion vehicle sales from 2035
Maryland’s Governor Wes Moore announced the adoption of the Advanced Clean Cars II rule, which requires manufacturers to continuously increase the share of electric vehicles they sell, reaching 100% of passenger car and light truck sales by 2035.
Mar 8, 2023 - 01:06 pm
BMW could develop new combustion engine platform
BMW wants to continue making combustion engines for a long time. German media reports that X series SUVs will be available with gasoline and diesel engines until well into the next decade. BMW is even developing a new platform to that end. Other carmakers could follow a similar strategy.
Mar 2, 2023 - 10:35 am
Europe: The end of the end of combustion engines?
The decision to phase out new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with internal combustion engines in the EU from 2035 seemed to be a done deal. But now, Germany could overturn it. Other EU countries also revised their acceptance of the agreement, making its future unclear.
Feb 15, 2023 - 04:00 pm
German court denies Greenpeace suit against VW
The Regional Court of Braunschweig has dismissed a civil action against Volkswagen supported by Greenpeace. The lawsuit called on the company to end the sale of vehicles with internal combustion engines worldwide by 2030 at the latest.
Feb 8, 2023 - 03:12 pm
New ICCT study fuels debate on heavy-duty vehicle emissions
As the European Commission prepares to present a new draft law on commercial vehicle emissions next week, the International Council on Clean Transportation is providing new material for the debate in Brussels. We asked the ICCT directly what their findings mean for future purchasing decisions.
Feb 2, 2023 - 12:04 pm
EU not to phase out combustion trucks before 2040
Trucks with combustion engines will still be able to be registered in the EU after 2035. A possible phase-out would take place in 2040 at the earliest, according to an internal Commission document on the revision of CO2 fleet limits for heavy-duty vehicles.
Jan 20, 2023 - 11:53 am
Four EU nations call for combustion bus & truck phase out
Four EU member states call on the European Commission to set an end date for new trucks and buses with combustion engines. The push comes ahead of stricter CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles due in February and echoes similar sentiments of some in the industry.
Aug 21, 2022 - 12:20 pm
50% of Geely vehicle sales to be electric by 2023
The Chinese carmaker Geely is accelerating its transition to electric vehicles, as was revealed in the company’s financial report for the first half of 2022. The company aims to make 50 per cent of its overall sales electric by 2023.
Jun 1, 2022 - 11:56 am
China to cut combustion motor taxes to boost car industry
Climate protection in the Chinese transport sector will only play a minor role until the end of the year: In order to boost the car industry, the Chinese government is now halving the purchase tax for cars with internal combustion engines.
May 6, 2022 - 01:19 pm
German rail purchases 260 Ebusco electric buses
Deutsche Bahn (DB – German Rail) has today confirmed that it will “modernize” its bus fleets at a cost of around 400 million euros. From 2023 to 2026, the state owned company has ordered around 1,200 new vehicles – but only 260 of these will be electric while around 900 buses will be run on […]
Mar 7, 2022 - 12:34 pm
Chile to ban combustion motors by 2045
The government of Chile has adopted the national strategy for electromobility. In three stages between 2035 and 2045, different classes of vehicles are to be sold only with zero-emission propulsion.
Mar 1, 2022 - 03:45 pm
Zero Emission Zone created in Oxford, UK
Oxford City Council has today launched the UK’s first ‘Zero Emission Zone’ (ZEZ), which will mean daily charges on drivers of all petrol and diesel vehicles as well as hybrid cars.
Jan 19, 2022 - 11:38 am
Fire statistics confirm EVs are safer
Even though burning electric cars often get a lot of attention in the media, the fire of an electric car is significantly less likely than that of a vehicle with an internal combustion engine. This not-so-new finding was confirmed by a recent analysis of car fires in the US.
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.
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.
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.
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.