MPs calls on government to ban new petrol and diesel by 2032

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The government has previously announced a ban on the sale of all new petrol and diesel vehicles in the UK from 2040

2018 63

Mitsubishi Outlander range grows with addition of petrol model

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Complementing the best-selling plug-in hybrid and turbo diesel models in the range, a new seven-seat Mitsubishi Outlander Petrol is now available to UK customers

2018 46

Petrol and diesel vehicles banned from areas of London

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A new scheme will see pure petrol and diesel vehicles banned from some areas of east London at peak hours, with drivers who flout the rules set to be hit with £130 fines

2018 45

Mazda: Why favouring petrol power over EVs could be a winning formula

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Jude is the patron saint of lost causes, but Mazda could well be the one taking up that mantle for the petrol-powered internal combustion engine

2018 48

Ford starts production of Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery van

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Featuring an advanced hybrid powertrain system, the Transit Custom PHEV targets a zero-emission driving range of 50 kilometers (31 miles) and uses the multi-award-winning Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost petrol engine as a range extender for total range exceeding 500 kilometres (310 miles).

2018 124

Mercedes-Benz bringing series of 3rd-generation plug-in hybrids to market; EQ Power, gasoline or diesel; C-, E- and S-Class

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The hybrid drive system in the S 560 e combines the 270 kW (367 hp) of the V6 petrol engine with 90 kW of EQ Power. Mercedes-Benz is delivering the first new third-generation plug-in hybrids—labelled EQ Power—to customers now and over the coming months.

2018 131

Weekly Wheelspin: 508 Fastback on film, power for your pound and pre-pay petrol pumps

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Bonfire Night is officially out of the way, which means the next big event is… Christmas

2018 41

JATO warns of widening disparity between WLTP correlated NEDC values and existing NEDC data

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The new figures indicate that the disparity between NEDC test data and NEDC correlated data under WLTP test cycle is higher than the 8g/km JATO monitored back in April 2018, and that the process of concluding the re-homologation of all vehicles could take longer than expected.

2018 90

Volkswagen to offer 48V mild hybrid version of eighth-generation Golf in 2019

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The basic interaction of different energy sources—electricity, petrol, diesel and natural gas—represents a paradigm shift at Volkswagen.

2018 110

Renault presents new 1.3L TCe engine at Geneva; co-developed with Daimler; ~1M units per year

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The new unit will feature under the hoods of Captur and Scénic, and will become available for other Renault models in the course of 2018. Our new petrol engine harnesses the expertise of the engineers that work for Groupe Renault, the Alliance and our partner Daimler.

2018 98

EEA report: EVs are better for climate and air quality

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Battery electric cars emit less greenhouse gases and air pollutants over their entire life cycle than petrol and diesel cars, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report. Promoting renewable energy and circular economy—including the shared use of vehicles and product design that supports reuse and recycling—will help maximize the benefits of shifting to electric vehicles, according to the report.

2018 90

Diesel new vehicle market share in Europe in February dropped to 39.5%; SUVs still driving growth

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million units registered in Europe in 2018 so far, according to figures from JATO Dynamics. Demand for petrol is continuing to grow as diesel declines—petrol registrations increased by 16% in February. in February 2018, with a total of 67,900 SUVs registered.

2018 90

EC launches €10M EIC Horizon Prize for innovative batteries for EVs; EU Battery Alliance progressing

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The prize will be awarded for the development of a prototype battery that can power an electric vehicle with similar performance in terms of range and charging time as a conventional petrol/diesel powered small family vehicle.

2018 98

First serially-built Pipistrel 2-seat electric trainer makes flight in Australia, handed over to owner

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On 2 January 2018, the first serially-built Pipistrel Alpha Electro took flight in Australia. The main issue with petrol is the maintenance costs of what is a more complex engine.

2018 90

Toyota phasing out diesel in passenger cars in Europe, keeping diesel for commercial vehicles

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Buoyed by strong European customer demand for hybrid versions on its core models, Toyota will phase out diesel engines from all its passenger cars in 2018. Turbo – 4-cylinder direct injection turbo-charged petrol engine (116 hp). In 2017, hybrids represented 41% of Toyota’s European total sales, rising +38% year-on-year to 406,000 units. In contrast, Toyota’s diesel mix on passenger cars was less than 10% in 2017.

2018 73

Study finds car dealerships pose significant barrier to EV adoption

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Ultimately, the implication seems to be that EVs are at a severe disadvantage at the point of sale when competing with petrol and diesel options. Sovacool (2018) “Dismissive and deceptive car dealerships create barriers to electric vehicle adoption at the point of sale” Nature Energy doi: 10.1038/s41560-018-0152-x.

2018 81

Volvo Cars to eliminate diesel engines from the new S60 sedan

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We will phase out cars with only an internal combustion engine, with petrol hybrid versions as a transitional option as we move towards full electrification. The new Volvo S60 sedan to be launched later this spring will be the first Volvo to be produced without a diesel engine option. The company said that the move highlights its commitment to a long-term future beyond the traditional combustion engine.

2018 69

Top five upcoming electric vehicles we’re most excited about

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The government is planning to ban the sale of new petrol- and diesel-powered cars from 2040, so manufacturers better get their skates on for the electric vehicle (EV) onslaught

New report released by UK House of Commons calls for advancing date for end of sale of conventional cars to before 2040

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We expect the Government to then require manufacturers to end the sale of conventional petrol and diesel vehicles by this earlier date. The UK House of Commons has released a new report on air pollution that calls for urgent action by national leadership to bring about a step change in how the problem of air quality is tackled.

2018 65

Peugeot adds plug-in hybrid options for 3008 and 508

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Peugeot has announced its Plug-in Hybrid petrol engine line-up will debut in the 3008 crossover and new four-door 508 and 508 SW models from autumn 2019

Tata Motors, Westport Fuel Systems in development and supply agreement; natural gas solutions to meet upcoming India BS-VI emissions standards

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Recent rules enacted in Delhi and the National Capital Region place limits on diesel and petrol vehicles while mandating natural gas for commercial vehicles such as taxis and city buses. Westport Fuel Systems Inc.

2018 60

Low Emission Zones: what you need to know

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While the government has pledged to end the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars by 2040, its latest air quality plan also gives local authorities the power to tackle pollution on a more localised level

Top five things you need to know about hybrids

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Ever since the government announced that the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans is to be banned in the UK from 2040, interest in hybrids and electric vehicles has gone through the roof

IMechE report calls for new Clean Air Act in UK

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Different communities will require their own solutions; for example, in cities outside London the proportion of public transport is lower, so the proportion of emissions from diesel and petrol cars is greater. A new report by the UK-based Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) calls for urgent action to tackle the damage to health caused by air pollution.

2018 60

Ford to launch new generation of Mondeo hybrids

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Ford has announced the launch of an enhanced range of Ford Mondeo hybrid petrol-electric vehicles in spring 2019, including an elegant and practical estate

2019 Honda HR-V: first details revealed

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A refreshed version of the Honda HR-V will be available from October, featuring tweaked styling, an updated interior and a new 1.5-litre petrol engine

Weekly Wheelspin: Harris has a mishap, hydrogen hits mainstream and an Aston SUV

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So that was the week that was, with the team having attended a Mazda driving day (look for reviews of the CX-5 petrol automatic and new Mazda2 soon) as well as top secret meetings about all the exciting things coming in 2019 (ssshhhhhh

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Toyota to produce hybrid transaxle and new gasoline engines in Poland; adjusting to shrinking diesel share in Europe

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Toyota Motor Europe will start production of a hybrid transaxle in 2018 at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) in Walbrzych, and add two gasoline engines—a 1.5L Although TMIP is currently manufacturing only diesel engines, the European market is moving towards an increased share of petrol, hybrid and electric vehicles. It was therefore important for us to diversify our output and develop our petrol engine manufacturing skills, which will help secure our future.

University College Dublin Study finds Prius IV hybrids drive >60% of the time in zero-emissions mode under Irish conditions

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Each volunteer was supplied with a Toyota Prius IV hybrid vehicle (Prius + Luxury grade with 17" wheels and a full suite of premium features) for one calendar week during November 2018. However, our self-charging petrol electric hybrids have no such limitations.

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WHO attributes more than 1 in 4 deaths annually of children under 5 years to unhealthy environment

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The generation of electronic and electrical waste is forecasted to increase by 19% between 2014 and 2018, to 50 million metric tonnes by 2018. And, while leaded petrol has been phased out almost entirely in all countries, lead is still widespread in paints, affecting brain development. In 2015, 5.9 million children under age five died.

2017 69

Volkswagen launch new LPG ready Golf Plus

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Carmaker, Volkswagen has launched a new flex-fuel model which can operate on either petrol or LPG in Germany. This impressive reduction is in part due to the reduced German fuel tax in place until 2018. With its bi-fuel drive system – which can run on petrol at the flick of a switch – the new Golf Plus lowers consumption and emissions: the 1.6-litre, four-cylinder engine needs an average of 9.8 When burning petrol, the Golf Plus BiFuel is even more economical (7.5

KPMG survey finds global auto execs expect ICE dominance for some time; ICE downsizing and PHEVs to receive greatest investment over next 5 years; mobility-as-a-service in cities

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more than half of auto executives involved in the survey feel that battery electric vehicles will have the same driving range as their petrol-fueled equivalents within 6 years.”. Biggest investments in powertrain technologies over next five years. Source: KPMG. Click to enlarge.

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European Commission Sets Up System for Certifying Sustainable Biofuels

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In the years to come, biofuels are the main alternative to petrol and diesel used in transport, which produces more than 20% of the greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union. One of the main criteria is that they have independent auditors which check the whole production chain, from the farmer and the mill, via the trader, to the fuel supplier who delivers petrol or diesel to the filling station.

2010 79

Mercedes-Benz powering ahead with €3B strategic engine initiative; increasing electrification, 48V; diesel and gasoline; cylinder deactivation

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For the mobility of the future, we are deliberately not committing ourselves to one solitary form of drive system, but to a coexistence of efficient and clean petrol engines, diesels, plug-in hybrids, battery and hydrogen drive systems.

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