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  • Deal reached on car emission standards

    Representatives of the European parliament and council of ministers have provisionally agreed next generation limits on passenger car pollution.  The law will set new Euro 5 standards for fine particles, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from 2009, and tougher Euro 6 standards for NOx only from 2014 (EED 07/11/06). In the discussions, the council basically accepted parliament’s proposed ...

  • Reducing CO2 emissions from cars

    The EU Environment Council that met last week in Luxemburg discussed, in a public session, a draft regulation aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from new passenger cars. The planned legislation is part of the Union's strategy to combat climate change. At present, passenger cars account for about 12 % of carbon emissions in the European Union. All member states agree on the objective of reducing ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Thinkstep on the move with e-mobility

    E-mobility is a buzzword superficially hailed as the holy grail of environment-friendly road transport. But the break-through is still in the making. Since the automotive industry has first shown interest in e-mobility, thinkstep has been there to analyse (think) and recommend actions (step) using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). With all the best intentions of drastically ...


    By thinkstep

  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • CO2 emission standards for cars: ETUC regrets retreat

    The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is disappointed over the outcome of the vote by the European Parliament Industry Committee because it weakens the proposals aimed at forcing vehicle manufacturers to reduce CO2 emissions from new passenger cars. ETUC still defends the entry into force of the system in 2012 and calls for a serious study on the possible impacts of such legislation on ...

  • High NOx Emissions from Diesel Cars

    It is time to sell your diesel car. In a few years you will not be able to use it in a city. The real drive emissions measurements from passenger cars are giving astonishing results. A new diesel car has 10 times higher NOx emissions compared to a petrol car. Even worse, the NOx emitted from the diesel car is up to 50% emitted as NO2. The ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Parliament decides not to veto car emissions test update

    A move to veto a plan to temporarily raise NOx emission limits for diesel cars was rejected by MEPs on Wednesday, after the EU Commission promised a review clause and tabled a long-term legislative proposal to revamp the EU car approval regime. This followed ...


    By European Parliament

  • How do we reduce CO2 emissions for cars?

    The Danish Ecological Council, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature, in collaboration with organisations from Iceland and Finland, have carried out a project on the use of economic means to limit CO2 emissions from cars in the Nordic countries. Economic means - when used correctly - are one of the most important tools to influence ...


    By The Nordic Council

  • ACEA disappointed by the outcome of car emissions vote

    The European automobile manufacturers are disappointed by the outcome of the vote, today, in the Environment Committee of the European Parliament on the legislative proposal to reduce CO2 emissions from cars. “The MEPs missed the opportunity to help shape a realistic framework for the car industry enabling manufacturers to continue contributing to the CO2 reduction objectives of the EU to the ...

  • MEPs support tough action on car emissions

    MEPs in the European Parliament today voted to make carmakers play a much greater role in tackling climate change and rejected car industry attempts to weaken proposed legislation on the fuel efficiency of new cars. With an overwhelming majority, the Parliament's Environment Committee backed the European Commission's proposal to cut average emissions from new cars to no more than 130 grammes of ...


  • Details of EU car CO2 emissions plan emerge

    Details are emerging of the content of a European commission policy paper expected next week to propose binding legislation forcing manufacturers to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from new vehicle models. According to a draft undergoing internal consultation, carmakers would be legally obliged to achieve a target of 125 grams per kilometre by 2012. Other measures would be introduced to ...

  • On-board carbon capture for cars

    Capturing carbon dioxide at source from vehicles in the transportation sector and small-scale power plants could significantly cut overall carbon emissions to the atmosphere in the short-term, while playing a strategic role in the development of a sustainable carbon economy in the longer-term. New research suggests that it is feasible to capture and store CO2 emissions at the point of generation ...

  • Car emissions: MEPs push for “real-life” test protocol

    The environment committee on Wednesday adopted an update of EU car emission rules, setting limits on certain pollutants including NOx. They call for a new, real-life, emissions test procedure to be enforced by 2017. They also want fuel consumption meter and gear-change indicators fitted to all new cars by 2019. “Public health depends on good air quality, especially in cities where ...


    By European Parliament

  • Australian car emissions standards well below those of Europe and the US

    National standards for car emissions in Australia, even after recently announced Labor policy, would still be weaker than that of the EU and of California. Labor has announced a policy that would require car emissions to have a maximum of 190 grams CO2/kilometre by 2015 and 155 grams/km by 2024 as a starting point for consultation. This represents cuts of 14% to 30% on 2008 levels, ...

  • Car CO2 emissions: Environment Committee backs agreement with Council

    An agreement with the Council of Ministers on new rules designed to achieve the CO2 emission reduction target of 95g/km for new cars by 2020 was endorsed by the Environment Committee on Tuesday. The text retains this target, albeit with a limited “phase-in” in 2020, and allows “super credits” for the least-polluting cars in each manufacturer’s range to be counted ...


    By European Parliament

  • German political muscle used to delay vote on 2020 car emissions limits

    Representatives of EU Member States today delayed the vote on a deal that would have limited average car fleet emissions to 95g of CO2 per kilometre from 2020. Earlier this week, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Irish Presidency of the European Council had reached an agreement, which was on the agenda of today’s meeting for endorsement by Member States. The ...

  • MEPs strike 95g/km deal with Irish Presidency for car CO2 emissions

    The 95g CO2/km by 2020 reduction target for average car emissions was retained in a deal agreed by negotiators for Parliament and the Irish Presidency of the Council late yesterday evening. "I am happy that we could confirm the 95g target. I also think we have found a good balance on supercredits. We agreed to have an impact assessment in order to establish a post-2020 target. The ...


    By European Parliament

  • EU-oversight of car testing will stop cheaters and deliver emissions reductions on the road

    Transport & Environment (T&E) warmly welcomes the announcement by Commission President Juncker that the European Commission will introduce an effective oversight of the EU system for testing cars. Transport & Environment (T&E) warmly welcomes the announcement by Commission President Juncker that the European Commission will introduce an effective oversight of the EU system for ...

  • VW tells lawmakers 8M cars in Europe hit by emissions probe

    Volkswagen says 8 million cars in the European Union are affected by an investigation into whether the automaker manipulated emissions tests, according to a letter received Monday by German lawmakers. Volkswagen has previously said that 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide had engines fitted with software that can help them cheat U.S. emissions tests. "Rest assured that at the moment we are ...


    By Associated Press

  • Volvo Car UK challenges the Mayor of London to emissions equality

    Volvo Car UK has challenged the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to review the basis of charging for the London Congestion Charging zone. Volvo Car UK believes that the principle of hybrid cars being exempt from the Congestion Charge is now outdated and unfair. Drivers of hybrid cars enter the zone free of charge on a daily basis while drivers of low emission cars powered by conventional internal ...


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