end-of-life vehicle de-pollution News

  • EA: End-of-life vehicles must be disposed of correctly

    A businessman from Evesham, Worcestershire, has been fined £8,315 for the improper dismantling of cars and careless practice. The Environment Agency took Richard Francis Hartwell to court and he pleaded guilty to four charges relating to non-compliance to his waste management licence and depositing end-of-life vehicles on land which did not have a licence in force. EA inspectors found that ...

  • India issues rules on vehicles to curb pollution in capital

    India's top court issued several orders Wednesday to fight record pollution in New Delhi, including a temporary ban on the sale of large diesel vehicles and a stiff hike on the toll for trucks entering the capital. The Supreme Court also banned trucks from entering the city if they're over 10 years old or are just transiting through. In ...


    By Associated Press

  • Electric Vehicles 2012-2022

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Electric Vehicles 2012-2022 ...


    By ReportLinker

  • New vehicle noise standards proposed

    After a twenty-year wait, the European Commission has today proposed new standards to cut noise levels from cars, vans, buses and lorries. Reacting to the proposal, Nina Renshaw, deputy director at Transport and Environment, said: “While this proposal is a welcome move in the right direction, it should have gone farther and faster. The vast majority of cars for sale already meet step 1 of ...

  • Government urged to take action on scrap vehicle controls

    Calls for tighter controls on the treatment of scrap vehicles are being backed by MEP Chris Davies following his recent visit to Axion Polymers’ end-of-life (ELV) vehicle recycling facility in Trafford Park, Manchester. He was invited to tour Axion’s Shredder Waste Advanced Processing Plant (SWAPP) by CarTakeBack.com Ltd, the UK's largest scrap car ...

  • Californians dying prematurely from particles in vehicle exhaust

    Every year, up to 24,000 Californians die prematurely because they breathe fine particle pollution over a long period of time, according to research presented this week to the California Air Resources Board. A majority of these deaths occur in highly populated areas around the state, including the South Coast, the San Joaquin Valley and the San Francisco Bay air basins.  All combustion ...

  • B.C. on front line of electric vehicle revolution

    In just 20 years, one in every three vehicles on British Columbia's roads could be electric, according to a primer released by the Pembina Institute today, coinciding with the start of a four-day electric vehicle conference in Vancouver. Pembina's primer explores the air quality and climate benefits of electric vehicles operated in B.C., as well as other hot topics, such as charging ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Major cities cracking down on vehicle emissions

    Beijing, Berlin, Milan and London welcomed the New Year with progressive new standards, fees and travel restrictions on city drivers that refuse to upgrade to cleaner, more efficient vehicles. Major cities around the world now are adopting similar measures and doing whatever it takes to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and smog produced from vehicles. Although Canada and the United States ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • SAE International Book Focuses on Hybrid Vehicle Design

     With more than 20 different hybrid cars available from most major automakers, hybrid vehicles are a crucial and growing market segment. Additionally, with several high profile plug-in hybrids coming out now or within the next year, innovation and development of hybrid vehicles is continuing at an ever-growing pace. Consumers continue to focus more on miles per gallon as well as vehicle ...


    By SAE International (SAE)

  • Energy Harvesting for Electric Vehicles 2012-2022

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Energy Harvesting for Electric Vehicles 2012-2022 ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Diesel scrappage scheme supported by vehicle recycling specialist

    The RAC’s call for an incentivised scrappage scheme that will abolish the most polluting diesel cars from UK roads has been backed by vehicle recycling specialist Remove My Car, which is looking to play a leading role in making roads cleaner. The company, which recently headlined CARS, the leading event for vehicle recyclers, is looking to the government to provide an extra ...


    By Remove My Car

  • Industrial and Commercial Hybrid & Pure Electric Vehicles 2013 - 2023 | Researchmoz.us

    Those selling components for electric vehicles and those wishing to make the vehicles themselves must seek where the majority of the money is spent and will be spent. That must lead them to industrial and commercial electric vehicles because today these represent 60% of the value of the electric vehicle market. Indeed, this sector is set to grow 4.2 times in the next decade. Industrial and ...


  • Global Production of Electric Vehicles to Surge by 67 Percent This Year

    Driven by tighter emission standards in Europe, worldwide production of electric vehicles (EVs) will soar by 67 percent this year, according to IHS Automotive, driven by Polk. Total production of EVs—both pure electric models and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)— is projected to rise to more than 403,000 this year, up from slightly more than 242,000 in 2013, as presented in ...


    By IHS

  • CO2-based vehicle taxes: Encouraging the switch to fuel-efficient cars

    'Ireland introduced changes to its vehicle tax system in July 2008. Higher taxes are now placed on vehicles which emit higher levels of carbon. A recent study has investigated how these fiscal policies influence the demand for new cars and how effective these changes are in reducing CO2 emissions. The results suggest there will be an overall reduction in CO2 emissions of 3.6-3.8 per cent, but ...

  • EPA tests hydrogen fuel cell vehicle under real world conditions

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen L. Johnson today showcased the fourth generation of Chevrolet's Equinox Fuel Cell Car, the newest addition to the agency's vehicle fleet. The new car underscores EPA's support for national efforts to develop clean energy technologies and help move the United States toward energy independence. 'EPA is turning the key on an engine of ...

  • New Zealand harnesses biomethane for waste collection vehicle demonstration

    “So far most New Zealand biogas schemes have focused on the provision of electricity and heat, but biogas as transport fuel does offer the highest value proposition.” – Stephan Heubeck, NIWA Research Engineer. Residents of Auckland’s Rodney District are about to see a waste collection truck from Transpacific Industries (TPI) collect their waste using waste-generated ...


  • Germany`s VW: New C02 problems with 800,000 vehicles

    Germany's Volkswagen, already reeling from the fallout of cheating on U.S. emissions tests for nitrogen oxide, said Tuesday that an internal investigation has revealed "unexplained inconsistencies" in the carbon dioxide emissions from 800,000 of its vehicles - a development it said could cost the company another 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion). The investigation was undertaken by the company after ...


    By Associated Press

  • Waste management first In Ottawa - natural gas waste collection vehicles

    Residents of Ottawa can look forward to a cleaner and quieter city when Waste Management (NYSE:WM) introduces 25 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelled trucks to collect waste and recycling in 2012. The purchase is the result of being awarded a collection district ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

  • Life-cycle studies: concrete

    For the past five years, Worldwatch has explored the history, production method, and environmental and social impacts of everyday products - from chopsticks to pencils - in the Life-Cycle Studies section of its bi-monthly magazine, World Watch. This print-exclusive content is now available for free to Eye ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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