Report: 50 years ago, GM and Ford understood climate change was an issue

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General Motors and Ford knew about the possible impact of climate change as far back as 50 years ago, according to a new report from E&E News.

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Polestar releases LCA reports for long-range and standard-range single-motor versions of Polestar 2 EV

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Polestar has released the LCA reports for the new Polestar 2 versions (Long-range Single-motor and Standard-range Single-motor), including all emissions from cradle to grave. The company published an evaluation of the carbon footprint of the Long-range Dual-motor Polestar 2 in 2020.

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CEO Mary Barra & General Motors Make Sure The Greenius Is Rewarded For His Many Years Of EV Advocacy

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That same year, in my role as founding organizer of climate action group, 350 South Bay Los Angeles, I was able to bring my skills and experience to a wider community and make the case for our need to switch to 100% fossil free transportation to stave off the impending climate crisis.

GM achieves perfect scores on climate change data disclosure and performance in CDP report

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General Motors for the first time achieved perfect scores on both climate change data disclosure and performance submitted to CDP , the world’s only global environmental disclosure system. The CDP program enables management of greenhouse gas emissions and risks and opportunities associated with climate change. The achievement was announced as world leaders gather in New York City during Climate Week to discuss the challenges and opportunities of global warming.

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Climate change: GM mulls an electric Hummer revival

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The idea of bringing back the Hummer brand is on the table at General Motors. Yes, that’s the brand that was much maligned by environmentalists in the ‘00s, for becoming a plus-sized piece of hypocrisy on wheels, a fashion statement of American excess riffing off the Humvee, a vehicle that helped fight the war (in part) to secure the

Study Finds That Climate Change Mitigation in Land Transport Should Benefit Public Health Substantially

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A new study by an international team of researchers using Comparative Risk Assessment methods to estimate the health effects of alternative urban land transport scenarios for two settings—London, UK, and Delhi, India—concluded that although uncertainties remain, climate change mitigation in transport should benefit public health substantially. Tags: Climate Change

Toyota AI Ventures rebrands as Toyota Ventures; additional $300M to invest in emerging technologies and carbon neutrality

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Toyota’s first standalone, early-stage venture capital firm, Toyota AI Ventures, will change its name to Toyota Ventures and grow its total assets under management to more than $500 million with the addition of two $150 million early-stage funds: the Toyota Ventures Frontier Fund and the Toyota Ventures Climate Fund. At Toyota, we’re taking a diverse science-driven approach to addressing climate change and offering people many ways to lower their own carbon footprint.

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3 East Coast states and DC first to participate in TCI-P cap-and-invest program for transportation

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The Transportation and Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P) expects to cut greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles in the region by an estimated 26% from 2022 to 2032, and generate a total of more than $3 billion dollars over ten years for the participating jurisdictions to invest. The TCI-P Memorandum of Understanding grew out of the Transportation and Climate Initiative, and was informed by extensive outreach and input from thousands of people, businesses, and organizations.

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Virginia Legislature passes Clean Car Standards bill; to Governor for signing

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At the end of last week, the Virginia State Senate passed HB 1965, which directs the State Air Pollution Control Board to implement a low-emissions and zero-emissions vehicle program for motor vehicles with a model year of 2025 and later. A 2020 report from Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action found that fine particulate matter pollution (PM 2.5 ) from Virginia’s cars and light trucks contributes to 92 deaths, 71 non-fatal heart attacks and 2,600 child asthma attacks every year.

Ford sets target to become carbon-neutral globally by 2050

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Ford Motor Company intends to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050, while setting interim targets to address climate change challenges more urgently. In 2019, the company expanded its climate strategy to find more effective ways to integrate the wants and needs of people and its business, along with the possibilities of technology, by applying human-centered, design-thinking. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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NCAR-led study finds COVID-19 lockdowns temporarily raised global temperatures due to reductions in aerosols

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The new study highlights the complex and often conflicting influences of different types of emissions from power plants, motor vehicles, industrial facilities, and other sources. Despite the short-term warming effects, Gettelman emphasized that the long-term impact of the pandemic may be to slow climate change slightly because of reduced emissions of carbon dioxide, which lingers in the atmosphere for decades and has a more gradual influence on climate.

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EIA: US energy-related CO2 fell by 2.8% in 2019, slightly below 2017 levels

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The changes in US energy-related CO 2 emissions in 2019 offset the increase in 2018. In 2019, CO 2 emissions from petroleum fuels—nearly half of which are associated with motor gasoline consumption—fell by 0.8%, and CO 2 emissions from the use of natural gas increased by 3.3%.

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EPA reconsiders withdrawal of California’s waiver to enforce greenhouse gas standards for cars and light trucks

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California is the only state that may receive a waiver of CAA preemption of emission standards for new motor vehicles, although other states may adopt California’s standards. Climate Change Emissions Regulations

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Black carbon linked to increased cardiovascular risk; exacerbated by co-exposure to motor vehicle emissions

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Black carbon (BC) from incomplete biomass and fossil fuel combustion is the most strongly light-absorbing component of particulate matter (PM) air pollution and a major climate-forcing emission. China’s particulate matter (PM) air pollution significantly exceeds health guidelines and is driven by industrial emissions, motor vehicles, and household use of biomass and coal fuels. Black carbon from wood burning is considered very important for climate warming.

2014 229

Global Carbon Project: Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high

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The findings are outlined in three new papers published in Earth System Science Data , Environmental Research Letters , and Nature Climate Change. Carbon dioxide emissions continue to grow despite emerging climate policies by G.P. Climate Change Emissions

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Audi aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% over the vehicle lifecycle by 2025

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In the long term, Audi is pursuing the vision of CO2-neutral mobility and aims to be climate-neutral throughout the company on balance by 2050. This will be followed by the series-produced versions of the sports car Audi e-tron GT concept, to be produced by Audi Sport GmbH, and the compact SUV Audi Q4 e-tron concept, which was presented at the Geneva Motor Show. Audi Hungaria already covers about 70% of its heat supply from climate-neutral, geothermal energy.

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EPA: US GHG emissions in 2017 down 0.3% from 2016

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The number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by light-duty motor vehicles (passenger cars and light-duty trucks) increased 46% from 1990 to 2017, as a result of a confluence of factors including population growth, economic growth, urban sprawl, and periods of low fuel prices. Climate Change EmissionsIn 2017, total gross U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were 6,472.3 MMT (million metric tons) CO 2 equivalent, a decrease of 0.3%

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Revolt Motors partners Dominos for its delivery fleet 

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Revolt Motors partners Domino’s for its delivery fleet . Revolt Motors and Domino’s have partnered to introduce the Revolt electric bikes in Domino’s delivery fleet. Read further to know more about Revolt Motors partners Domino’s. .

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EIA projects US energy-related CO2 emissions to remain near current level through 2050; increased natural gas consumption

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The AEO2019 Reference case, which reflects no changes to current laws and regulations and extends current trends in technology, projects that US energy-related CO 2 emissions will be 5,019 million metric tons in 2050—4% below their 2018 value—as emissions associated with coal and petroleum consumption fall and emissions from natural gas consumption rise. Climate Change Emissions Natural Gas Power Generation

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EPA: US GHG fell 0.5% y-o-y in 2017; power sector down by 4.2%, transportation up 1.21%

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The number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by light-duty motor vehicles (passenger cars and light-duty trucks) increased by 45.9% Climate Change EmissionsYear-over-year, US greenhouse gas emissions were 0.5% lower in 2017 than the prior year (after accounting for sequestration from the land sector), and power sector emissions fell 4.2%, according to the 2019 edition of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual report on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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UK auto industry warns anti-diesel agenda and slow uptake of EVs could mean missing 2021 CO2 targets; rising CO2 average in 2017

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The UK automotive industry warned that the current anti-diesel agenda combined with the ongoing slow take-up of electric vehicles could mean industry misses its next round of CO 2 targets in 2021, with negative consequences for the UK’s own climate change goals. The anti-diesel agenda has set back progress on climate change, while electric vehicle demand remains disappointingly low amid consumer concerns around charging infrastructure availability and affordability.

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JATO: new car CO2 emissions rise for the first time in a decade in Europe; diesel down, gasoline up, SUVs up

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The shift in fuel type from diesel to gasoline—combined with an increase in registrations in the SUV segment—is crucial to understanding the change in CO 2 emissions. Climate Change Diesel Emissions Europe Policy RegulationsAverage CO 2 emissions generated by new cars in Europe increased during 2017—the first rise in 10 years— according to a new analysis by JATO Dynamics.

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Toyota and partners launch low-carbon hydrogen supply-chain project in Japan

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In Japan, Aichi Prefecture, Chita City, Toyota City, Chubu Electric Power, Toho Gas, Toyota Motor Corporation, and Toyota Industries have launched the Chita City and Toyota City Renewable Energy-use Low-carbon Hydrogen Project. Biomethane Climate Change Emissions Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Japan Sustainability

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WHO report urges greater attention to improved land use, rapid transit, cycling and walking to achieve health co-benefits from transport GHG emissions mitigation

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These strategies need more systematic study by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)i in the assessment of transport mitigation measures, according to the report, Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation - Transport sector , released this week during the United Nations Framework on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP-17) in Durban, South Africa. —Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation—Transport sector.

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The Greenius Plan For General Motors

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I’m afraid the time has come to pull the plug on GM’s life support so we can plug into a whole new kind of Motors much better than General. I’m talking about electric motors. Here’s what I’m proposing: Seize and Nationalize the bankrupt General Motors Corporation. Put Dr. Andrew Franks , Andy Grove and Elon Musk in charge of the new National Electric Motors Corporation. We Must Destroy GM In Order To Save GM.

ICCT: decline in diesel sales will have negligible impact on attainment of European CO2 emission standards

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In addition, vehicle manufacturers increasingly use electric motors to complement conventional combustion engines in cars. Climate Change Diesel Emissions Europe RegulationsThe current decline is ales of diesel light duty vehicle in Europe does not put EU CO 2 targets out of reach of automakers, according to a new analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

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European automakers and fuel suppliers argue for diesel as they call on policy makers to accelerate fleet renewal

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Diesel cars, having significantly lower CO 2 emissions per kilometer, are essential to manufacturers’ efforts to reach the EU’s 2021 CO 2 fleet average targets and thereby help reduce road transport CO 2 emissions and mitigate climate change. FuelsEurope’s 42 members account for almost 100% of petroleum fuels refining and more than 75% of motor fuel retail sales in Europe. Climate Change Diesel Engines Europe Fuel Efficiency Policy

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Auto Alliance urges EPA to withdraw premature Final Determination on light-duty GHG regulations, resume Midterm Evaluation process with NHTSA

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The Auto Alliance represents 77% of all car and light truck sales in the United States, including the BMW Group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen Group of America and Volvo Car USA. In 2009, EPA issued an Endangerment Finding that vehicle greenhouse gas emissions contribute to climate change, and thus threaten public health and welfare.

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EIA: US energy-related CO2 emissions down 1.7% in 2016; carbon intensity of economy down 3.1%; transportation emissions up

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The 2016 increase in energy‐related CO 2 emissions from the transportation sector was led by motor gasoline consumption, according to EIA. Since 2012, declines and the subsequent stability in the price of motor gasoline and other fuels, along with the continued economic recovery, have led to higher fuel consumption and increases in energy-related CO 2 emissions in the transportation sector. Motor gasoline accounted for 56.0% Climate Change Emissions

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UCS analysis finds Hyundai-Kia with best sales-weighted new vehicle environmental performance in US in 2013

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Despite this progress, UCS noted, Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler still have higher than average new fleet smog-forming and GHG emissions. Climate Change Coal Emissions Fuel Efficiency Click to enlarge. In its sixth sales-weighted analysis of emissions from 8 major automakers’ 2013 model year vehicles, the Union of Concerned Scientists’ (UCS) latest Automaker Rankings report found that Hyundai-Kia unseated Honda as the “Greenest Automaker.”

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VW's batteries, Bosch's pivot from diesel, US climate change reports: Today's Car News

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The Trump administration takes aim at the government reports that justify climate action. German diesel supplier Bosch plans to start supplying electric motors. Volkswagen struggles to secure enough batteries for its mass-market EVs. And our readers weigh in on EV purchase incentives. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A new report shows that. Diesel global warming Donald Trump

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EIA data shows ongoing trend of rising CO2 emissions from energy consumption after several years of decreases

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After holding for the preceding two years (during the six-month period) at 540 MMT, CO 2 emissions from the consumption of motor gasoline (excluding ethanol) rose to 542 MMT during the period in 2014. Climate Change Emissions The September 2014 Monthly Energy Review (MER) published on Friday by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has provided more data to support a trend in rising CO 2 in the US that began in 2013.

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Study estimates global black carbon emissions up 72% from 1960-2007; BC emissions intensity down 52%

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Improvements in combustion technology and changes in fuel composition had led to an increase in energy use efficiency, and subsequently a decline of BC emission intensities in power plants, the residential sector, and transportation. The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said BC has a direct radiative forcing of +0.4 (+0.05 In China, for example, the number of motor vehicles increased from 13 million in 2000 to 78 million in 2010.

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Elon Musk On Climate: Tax Carbon Appropriately, Tesla Founder Says (Video)

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The COP21 climate summit in Paris is now in its second week. Last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk spoke to a group of college students, laying out his vision for sustainability in. Elon Musk global warming climate change Tesla Motors electric vehicles plug-in carsPresentations, conferences, trade shows, and probably thousands of individual meetings are being held among attendees from almost all the countries of the world.

2015 89

EPA Issues Proposed Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases; Proposed Cause or Contribute Finding Identifies Motor Vehicles as Contributing Source

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The proposed cause or contribute finding concludes that that the combined emissions of CO 2 , CH 4 , N 2 O, and HFCs from new motor vehicles and motor vehicle engines contribute to the atmospheric concentrations of these key greenhouse gases and hence to the threat of climate change. Combined with the endangerment finding, this enables the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles under the Clean Air Act.

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EPA takes first steps toward regulating commercial aviation GHGs with endangerment finding under CAA

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to find under section 231(a) of the Clean Air Act that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from commercial aircraft engines endanger the health and welfare of Americans by contributing to climate change. Subsequent to that 2009 finding, EPA adopted GHG emission standards for motor vehicles under section 202 of the CAA. Aviation Climate Change Emissions Policy Regulations

2015 199

Aramco opens R&D center in Detroit area; fuels research with focus on novel fuels/engines systems for reduced CO2

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Opening a research center in Detroit demonstrates our commitment to enabling meaningful impacts and the Motor City gives us an ideal platform to bring the talent of Aramco’s researchers together with great collaboration partners in the heart of the U.S. Climate Change Emissions Engines Fuels

2015 192

European auto industry proposes further 20% cut in passenger car CO2 by 2030 from 2021; conditional on EV uptake and infrastructure; no ZEV mandate

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At the Frankfurt Motor Show, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) outlined the industry’s proposal for a pathway to future CO 2 reductions: a 20% CO 2 reduction for passenger cars by 2030, compared to 2021. It’s also in line with what is expected of other industry sectors, as well as the EU Climate and Energy Framework and the global Paris agreement. Climate Change Emissions Europe Policy Regulations

2017 150

EPA: US greenhouse gases dropped 3.4% in 2012 from 2011; down 10% from 2005 levels

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks , which is submitted annually to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, presents a national-level overview of annual greenhouse gas emissions since 1990. Climate Change Emissions US greenhouse gas emissions by gas. Source: EPA. Click to enlarge. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 19 th annual report of overall US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, showing a 3.4%

2005 215

Singapore introducing stiff new feebate scheme for low carbon cars

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The surcharges will only take effect six months later, from 1 July 2013, to give consumers and the motor industry more time to adjust. The scheme will be reviewed, taking into consideration its impact on motorists’ purchasing decision, technological advances and the progress in Singapore’s overall mitigation efforts on climate change. Climate Change Fuel Efficiency Other Asia Policy

Analysis finds air-quality justification for CNG vehicle conversion in developing cities, despite negative climate impact

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Impact pathway approach for modeling policy interventions in (a) air quality and (b) climate impacts. An analysis by a team in Bangladesh found large air quality and associated health benefits accruing to the residents of Dhaka (the capital of Bangladesh) as a result of the rapid conversion of the motor vehicle fleet to CNG. However, CNG conversion was apparently detrimental from a climate change perspective, as CH 4 emissions increased.

2013 234

Ford researchers: global light-duty CO2 regulatory targets broadly consistent with 450 ppm stabilization

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An analysis by researchers at Ford Motor Company Research and Advanced Engineering in Dearborn and Ford Forschungszentrum in Germany concludes that existing global light-duty vehicle CO 2 regulations through 2025 are broadly consistent with the light-duty vehicle (LDV) sector contributing to stabilizing CO 2 at an atmospheric concentration of approximately 450 ppm—a target often proposed in the literature as preventing dangerous climate change.

2014 221

Volkswagen to use CO2 as refrigerant for future air conditioning systems

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The announcement follows press reports from the Geneva Motor Show that Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen would pursue CO 2 (R744) as the refrigerant for MACs instead of R-1234yf (developed by Honeywell and DuPont). With its GWP of 1, it is also the refrigerant that has the least impact on climate. HFC-152a, HFO-1234yf, and carbon dioxide are alternatives that may substantially reduce climate impacts and meet safety standards.A Climate Change Emissions Vehicle Systems

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