carbon emissions from car Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Results of the review of the Community Strategy to reduce CO2 emissions from passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles

    The EU is at the forefront of international efforts to combat climate change and must deliver the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to which it has committed under the Kyoto Protocol. The Commission proposed in January 2007 that 'the EU pursues in the context of international negotiations the objective of a 30% reduction in GHG emissions by developed countries by 2020 (compared to 1990 ...

  • Monitoring CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU: summary of data for 2012

    For the third successive year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has collected EU Member States' data on passenger car registrations, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 443/2009. All Member States reported information on Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and the mass of cars, together with other vehicle characteristics. This data was used to evaluate the performance in 2012 of the new vehicle ...

  • Joint EUCAR/JRC/CONCAWE Study on: Effects of Gasoline Vapour Pressure and Ethanol Content on Evaporative Emissions from Modern Cars

    CONCAWE, EUCAR and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission jointly carried out a major test programme specifically designed to investigate the influence of gasoline vapour pressure and ethanol content on evaporative emissions from modern passenger cars as determined using the current European regulatory test procedure. Breathing losses through the tank vent and fuel permeation are in ...


  • 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 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

  • CO2 benefit from the increasing percentage of diesel passenger cars in Switzerland

    One efficient way to decrease CO2 emissions is to replace gasoline passenger cars by diesel cars. The paper examines the benefit of CO2 emissions in the case of an increased diesel penetration in Switzerland, according to several scenarios assuming different future passenger car registrations and fuel consumption. The results show that a significant CO2 benefit can be achieved if a diesel ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • U.S. headed for massive decline in carbon emissions*

    For years now, many members of Congress have insisted that cutting carbon emissions was difficult, if not impossible. It is not. During the two years since 2007, carbon emissions have dropped 9 percent. While part of this drop is from the recession, part of it is also from efficiency gains and from replacing coal with natural gas, wind, solar, and geothermal energy. The United States has ended a ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Future Cars & Shifting Environmental Burdens

    Ask the average person what they think passenger cars could be like in the future and you are bound to get a wide range of opinions. The more fanciful, looking into the longer term future, might envision an ultra-high-tech world where passenger cars are fitted with “anti-gravity” drives and hover around, powered by nuclear fission perhaps, with zero emissions. But chances are ...


    By thinkstep

  • Commercial boost for firms that suck carbon from air

    It has long been regarded as one of the more blue-skies solutions to climate change. Now two companies have vastly increased their capability to suck carbon dioxide from the air. One, based in Canada, plans to convert captured CO2 into diesel to fuel buses; the other, in Switzerland, will sell it on to a firm that uses CO2 to boost crop growth in greenhouses. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Run cars on green electricity, not natural gas

    With the dramatic increase in oil prices earlier this year translating into higher prices at the gas pump in the United States, concerns over US dependence on foreign oil are once again part of the national discussion on energy security. Combined with the growing understanding that carbon emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels are driving global climate change, the debate is now focused on ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • A Biodiesel Filled Future For Your Car - case study

    Future vehicles require a level of robustness to the legislated future introduction of bio-diesel. This research aims to understand the future of biodiesels in world markets and the characteristics of these fuels. The Need In recognising that sustainable sources of biodiesel will be dependant upon the particular local circumstances where the raw naterial is sourced, the ...


    By Green Fuels LTD

  • Capturing the fugitives: Reducing methane emissions from natural gas

    The rapid expansion of natural gas development in the United States has been a double-edged sword. While natural gas supporters are quick to point out its economic benefits and green attributes—natural gas produces roughly half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal during combustion—this isn’t the whole story. Natural gas comes with environmental consequences, including risks to ...

  • A close look at fugitive methane emissions from natural gas

    Natural gas is booming in the United States. Production has increased by 20 percent in the last five years, fueled largely by technological advances in shale gas extraction. Other countries–including China–are now studying our ...

  • Works for UK's first urban cable car to start soon

    Mayor of London announced the construction of the UK's first urban cable car, for which carbon emissions savings remain uncertain. Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced that work will start shortly on what is being hailed as the UK's first urban cable car. The scheme forms part of the East London regeneration programme, and is being hailed as a low- carbon emission transport ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Emissions reduction with Diesel blending

    Diesel technologies are develops by huge rates. Modification of cars with diesel engines make a half of the new cars sold in Europe. The black smoke, noisy engine operation and unpleasant smell remained far in the past. Today diesel engines present not only profitability, but also high capacity and worthy dynamic characteristics. Quality of fuel also is changed. The modern diesel blending has ...


    By GlobeCore Blending

  • Energy efficiency could save the car industry up to £50m a year

    New study found that automotive industry could make significant savings, often only resulting from zero or very low cost energy efficiency measures. New study from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) claims that the UK’S car dealerships could save up to £50m and 300,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year, often only resulting from small changes like resetting ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Emissions Reduction with Diesel Blending

    Diesel technologies are develops by huge rates. Modification of cars with diesel engines make a half of the new cars sold in Europe. The black smoke, noisy engine operation and unpleasant smell remained far in the past. Today diesel engines present not only profitability, but also high capacity and worthy dynamic characteristics. Quality of fuel also is changed. The modern diesel blending has ...


    By GlobeCore Blending

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