car emissions Articles

  • Car industry supports reducing CO2 emissions

    The European automobile manufacturers support the EU objective of further reducing average car emissions to 120 grammes carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometre by 2012. Crucial for the future of the industry, however, is how this target is achieved. Controlling climate change is a complex and global challenge and needs concerted efforts embracing all areas of society. Placing the burden mainly on the ...

  • Reducing European CO2 emissions from cars

    The Council held a policy debate on a draft regulation aimed at setting emission performance standards for new passenger cars as part of the Community's integrated approach to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles. The Council acknowledged the progress achieved during the first six months of 2008, as a solid basis for further work. It also underlined the importance of this proposal in the ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • CO2 emissions performance of car manufacturers in 2011

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) is supporting the European Commission in the monitoring of the CO2 performance of passenger cars, in accordance with the Regulation (EC) 443/2009. This Regulation sets an emission target for new passenger cars for the year 2015 (130 g CO2/km) — phased in from 2012 — and for the year 2020 (95 g CO2/km). Starting from 2012, a specific binding CO2 ...

  • CO2 emissions performance of car manufacturers in 2012

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) supports the European Commission in the monitoring of the CO2 performance of passenger cars, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 443/2009. This regulation sets a CO2 'specific emission' (1) target of 130 g CO2/km by 2015, defined as the average value for each manufacturer's fleet of newly registered passenger cars in the EU in that year (2). The 2015 target is ...

  • La Via on the car emissions scandal: `We want a real assessment of emission`

    Volkswagen, the German car manufacturer, has acknowledged that many millions of its cars sold worldwide have been specially equipped to trick emission tests, so as to appear less polluting. In the European Parliament, the Environment committee deals with emissions legislation. Committee chair, Italian EPP MEP Giovanni La Via, told us in an interview that the affair needs to be thoroughly ...


    By European Parliament

  • On the right track

    High-speed train manufacturer, CAF, rely on world-class beamforming technology to reduce the noise generated by their trains – helping to make high-speed trains a more viable option for travellers and operators alike. Because of its relatively low levels of CO2 emissions, train travel is considered one of the ...

  • Hydrogen engine cars

    Alternate Energy Corporation, which develops hydrogen systems, has teamed up with the Canadian company Feel Good Cars Inc. (FGC) to produce a prototype hybrid vehicle using batteries and a hydrogen fueled engine. Alternate Energy will modify a ZENN vehicle provided by FGC. The ZENN (zero emission, no noise) is a medium speed neighborhood electric car. FGC hopes to demonstrate that a hydrogen ...

  • Cars, trucks and the environment

    Using limited resources responsibly and protecting our environment: these are probably the greatest assignments of society today. In both respects, European automobile manufacturers have an important role to play and they are embracing this challenge. Vehicle makers are technology leaders, driving innovation towards cleaner, ‘greener’ transport. Every year, lower-emission new cars, vans and ...

  • Monitoring CO2 emissions from passenger cars and vans in 2013

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) supports the European Commission in the monitoring of the CO2 performance of passenger cars, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 443/2009, and of light commercial vehicles in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 510/2011. The regulation for passenger cars sets a CO2 'specific emission' (1) target of 130 g CO2/km by 2015 whilst the regulation for light commercial ...

  • A comprehensive experimental databank for the verification of urban car emission dispersion models

    A summary presentation is made of representative samples from a comprehensive experimental databank on car exhaust dispersion in urban street canyons. Physical modelling, under neutral stratification conditions, was used to provide visualisation, pollutant concentration and velocimetry measurements above and inside test canyons amidst surrounding urban roughness. The study extended to two ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Car emissions: taking tests out of the lab and onto the road

    Every year 430,000 Europeans die prematurely due to air pollution. One of the main sources is road vehicles emitting nitrogen oxides (NOx), including poisonous nitrogen dioxide. Following the Volkswagen scandal, in which the company admitted cheating emission test in the US, Parliament and the Council are considering to update existing emission rules to ensure tests are closer to real driving ...


    By European Parliament

  • A comprehensive experimental databank for the models verification of urban car emission dispersion

    A summary presentation is made of representative samples from a comprehensive experimental databank on car exhaust dispersion in urban street canyons. Physical modelling, under neutral stratification conditions, was used to provide visualisation, pollutant concentration and velocity measurements above and inside test canyons amidst surrounding urban roughness. The study extended to two different ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Next, the air car?

    Vehicles account for 26% of the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions, and 51% of the average household’s daily CO2 output (http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/climate.shtml), according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. So, clearly fuel economy is critical to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Big car manufacturers, like GM, Ford and Toyota, have seen ...

  • The race for the superior car

    An intelligent blend of bold vision and practical incrementalism will be necessary to bridge the gap between today's traditional car and the new alternative fuels that will power our cars in the near future. The 21st century will witness major changes in the way cars are manufactured, designed, fueled and operated. Each car company is strategically positioning itself to be able to deliver an ...


    By AHC Group

  • Real-world and type-approval emission evolution of passenger cars

    The investigation of several passenger car generations with gasoline engines shows that the emissions depend very strongly on the driving cycle. Official type approval cycles allow just very inaccurate predications about their real-world emissions. The measured gasoline vehicles have up to factor 11 higher real-life emissions than in type approval cycles. However, a clear reduction of real-world ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Black carbon emissions of individual cars measured under real conditions

    Measurements of individual vehicle emissions are usually made in laboratory tests. In this study, researchers followed cars driving in real conditions to measure emissions of air pollutants, including black carbon and nitrogen oxides. The study shows that diesel cars contribute disproportionately to air pollution, and highlights the value of on-road measurements. Vehicle traffic is a major source ...


    By European Commission

  • Monitoring CO2 emissions from new passenger cars and vans in 2014

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) supports the European Commission (EC) and European Union (EU) Member States in the monitoring of the carbon dioxide (CO2) performance of passenger cars, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 443/2009, and of light commercial vehicles, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 510/2011. The regulation for passenger cars sets a CO2 emission (1) target of 130 g ...

  • The comeback of the electric car

    High prices at the pump will fuel consumer interest in electric vehicles. That at least is what investors are hoping as they pour hundreds of millions of dollars into technology that uses battery packs to power automobiles instead of internal combustion engines.Take the Chevy Volt concept car that was unleashed at the North American International Auto Show in 2007. It provoked such a flurry of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Development of the Tehran car driving cycle

    This paper describes the development of the car driving cycle for the capital city of Tehran. Driving cycle is an essential requirement for the evaluation of the exhaust emissions using the chassis dynamometer test. In this study, the driving data are collected from several cars under real traffic conditions. The method used in this study for data analysis is based on the definition and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Saab and Volvo Attracted to Hybrid Cars

    This year, Saab engineers, in collaboration with the Engineering College of Lund, carried out simulations and built a hybrid version of a Saab 9-3 as part of the government's Green Car project. According to Tommy Lindholm, Saab's project leader, the hybrid prototype is almost completed; only further testing remains to be done. The trial will provide data on running the car, and will provide ...

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