Merkel promises new legislation to ward off diesel driving bans

By |oktober 23rd, 2018|Angela Merkel, car industry, CDU, diesel, diesel cars, dieselgate, Germany, News, NOx|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, campaigning for her Christian Democrats (CDU) to retain control of the crucial state of Hesse in next Sunday’s election, promised legislation to ward off the threat of air pollution leading to driving bans.

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Europe’s cities need to start delivering smart mobility

By |junij 25th, 2018|Car emissions, congestion, diesel cars, future mobility, hybrid cars, News, smart mobility|

European cities are currently toying with various types of urban vehicle access restrictions. Though these cities mean well, such restrictions are burdensome and come at a cost for motorists, so smart mobility measures need to be proposed instead, writ...

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European cities take Commission to court over air quality in landmark case

By |maj 18th, 2018|Air Pollution, Air Quality Directive, Anne Hidalgo, Brussels, Car emissions, CJEU, diesel cars, European Court of Justice, Madrid, Manuela Carmena, News, Paris|

In the same week that the European Commission announced it would take six countries to court for breaking air pollution limits, three major cities said they would start legal action against the EU executive. They accuse the Commission of  giving in to automotive lobbies. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.

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Dieselgate – 35 million manipulated cars on our streets and still no action

By |marec 14th, 2018|Air Pollution, car industry, cities, diesel cars, dieselgate, European Parliament, News, NO2, NOx, NOx pollution, Volkswagen|

Despite the European Parliament’s Dieselgate inquiry committee, the European Commission is standing by, hiding behind bureaucratic squabbling to avoid taking its responsibilities, write Claude Turmes and Zdzisław Krasnodębski.

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Off-limit new diesel cars evade European city bans

By |marec 14th, 2018|Air Pollution, diesel, diesel cars, dieselgate, News|

The vast majority of new diesel-powered vehicles that don’t meet EU emission limits still manage to escape low emission zones or diesel bans in European cities, according to new research published today (14 March).

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Are electric vehicles cleaner? The evidence points firmly in one direction

By |marec 12th, 2018|diesel cars, diesel fuel, electric cars, electric vehicles, News|

Opponents of electrification will continue to misuse lifecycle analyses to discredit battery electric vehicles. But they need to be increasingly ‘creative’ to do so, writes Julia Poliscanova.

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The death of diesel: Can struggling industry woo back consumers?

By |marec 5th, 2018|diesel, diesel cars, diesel fuel, dieselgate, News, petrol|

Amid fears about pollution, penalties and bans, buyers are abandoning diesel cars in droves. EURACTIV's media partner The Guardian reports.

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EU Commission urges carmakers to ‘behave more ethically’

By |februar 6th, 2018|Automotive Industry, diesel cars, dieselgate, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, News, Volkswagen|

The European Union on Monday (5 February) urged carmakers to "behave more ethically" and responsibly, following a scandal over diesel emissions, and revelations of diesel exhaust tests on monkeys and humans.

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Fair fuel pricing: A test for Europe’s climate ambitions

By |november 30th, 2017|carbon tax, diesel cars, energy taxation directive, fossil fuels, fossil fuels subsidies, News, oil and gas industry, oil industry, oil prices|

Is the EU committed enough to increase taxes on fossil fuels? That is a question that needs to be raised now considering the long-running debate on the best measures, including energy taxation, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, write Kai Schlegelmilch and Zoltán Szabó.  

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Mayors request drastic legislation to cut car emissions

By |november 7th, 2017|Air Pollution, Air Quality Directive, Bulgaria, diesel cars, electric vehicles, EU infringements, mayors, News|

The mayors of nine EU capitals have asked the European institutions to adopt tougher mandatory legislation to minimise air pollution by cars, including a new Euro 7 ‘technologically neutral’ standard for vehicles, and that all vehicle sales be ‘zero emissions’ in the coming two decades.

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