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Honda targets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency with 8,500-mile diesel drive across Europe

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The car can only travel by road, therefore the route does not extend to the UK, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta, which make up the remainder of the 28 EU countries. Honda aims to win a new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency in an 8,500-mile (13,679 km) drive across all 24 contiguous EU countries in a 1.6 In the Civic Tourer, the 1.6

EC Survey finds majority of Europeans willing to compromise on performance, size, range and price to reduce vehicle emissions; 53% say they use car as main mode of transport

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Willingness to compromise on different characteristics. Click to enlarge. they would not pay more). Main modes of transport. Eurobarometer. Resources.

New cars sold in Europe in 2011 were 3.3% more fuel efficient than those sold in 2010; increasing diesel uptake

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Portugal, Malta and Denmark had registered the most carbon-efficient cars on average, with emissions of 125g CO 2 /km or less. Average carbon dioxide emissions per kilometer continue to fall in Europe, according to preliminary figures released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). There were 12.8 grams CO 2 per kilometer, which is 4.6g

Air pollutant emission 2010 limits exceeded in twelve EU Member States; road transport NOx a main factor

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Preliminary analysis shows eleven Member States exceeding their respective NO x ceilings (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden). In some instances the limits were exceeded by significant amounts. —EEA Executive Director Prof. Jacqueline McGlade. could be introduced. Brie

EEA report suggests road charges for heavy-duty goods vehicles should reflect varied health effects of pollution in different countries

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At the other end of the scale, the same truck driving in Cyprus, Malta and Finland causes damage of around €0.005 (US$0.01) per kilometer.

Emissions of Air Pollutants down in EU-27

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The EU-27 comprises Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. and NMVOC. LRTAP.

NOx emissions exceeded limits in 12 European countries in 2010

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These were Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. 2010 NO x emissions (all sectors) and ceilings for 12 EU countries exceeding their limits. Source: EEA data viewer. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.). —EEA Executive Director Jacqueline McGlade. Resources.

EEA Report: Trends in European Transport Are Heading in the Wrong Direction

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Indexed European transport sector greenhouse gas emissions, 1990-2006. Source: EEA. Click to enlarge. Air pollution. Noise. —Professor McGlade.

EEA TERM Report Finds Efficiency Gains of Clean Vehicle Technology Being Offset By Ongoing Increases in Travel

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EEA member countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom.

Carmakers are going green but British motorists are not

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Malta / 147 / 148 / 3. Portuguese drivers are the greenest in Europe when it comes to buying cars with an average CO2 rate of 138g/km (eg. VW Polo) – the least green motorists are from Latvia with a figure of 177g/km (eg. Suburu Imprezza). The average British driver comes sixteenth in the list with 158g/km (eg. VW Passat).