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

Green Car Congress

Diesel, used by most HGVs, causes more air pollution per kilometer than other fuels such as petrol. 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. Air pollution externalities of 12–14 ton HGV on highway (Euronorm III) in euro cents. Source: EEA. Click to enlarge.

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Reports highlight ongoing advances in vehicle technology, consumer demand for fuel efficiency in US and Europe

Green Car Congress

Registrations of new cars fell furthest in 2012 in Greece (-41%), Portugal (-38%) and Cyprus (-25%), while at the other end of the scale new cars increased by more than 12% in in Estonia and Hungary. Diesel cars have traditionally had lower CO 2 emissions than their petrol counterparts although this gap has narrowed in recent years. 4-cylinder engines and hybrid vehicles as a percent of cars sold in the US. Source: CFA. Click to enlarge.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

Hybrid SUV Blog

A litre of petrol in many European countries is currently the equivalent of $7 per gallon gas (U.S). Cyprus. how much do you pay for gas/petrol? sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

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