Euro Parliament committee backs revised CO2 standards for cars and vans; zero-emission road mobility by 2035

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The European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted this week, with 46 votes in favor, 40 against and two abstentions, a position on proposed rules to revise the CO 2 emission performance standards for new cars and vans in line with the EU’s increased climate ambition. In the report, MEPs expressed their support for the Commission proposal to reach zero-emission road mobility by 2035.

Electric vehicles vs. petrol/diesel/hybrid

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Here we take a look at how EVs compare to petrol, diesel and hybrid cars. Company car drivers don’t have to pay any Benefit in Kind (BIK) tax in the 2020/21 financial year, while there are also savings to be made on road tax, Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and congestion charges.


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Australian cars may finally get clean fuel in first step to emission controls and switch to EVs

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Federal Labor seeks feedback on changes to Australia's petrol quality, to pave the way for the long-awaited implementation of vehicle emissions standards.

The Dirty Truth of Petrol & Diesel Vehicles

Plug In India

By PluginIndia In this article and video, we show the real truth on how Petrol and Diesel vehicles cause far more air pollution compared to electric vehicles. Some even say that it pollutes even more than a diesel or petrol burning car.

Charging piles will become standard in new buildings in the UK

Setec Powerr

BEV sales in the UK have grown rapidly over the past year – with demand rising, at least in part due to petrol shortages, which dried up many motorists’ gas tanks in September. The post Charging piles will become standard in new buildings in the UK appeared first on SETEC POWER.

CO2 standards need to match Europe, US and should be linked to EV incentives: EV Council

EV Central

The Electric Vehicle Council is calling for EV incentives to be linked to fuel efficiency standards as it ramps up its pressure on the Federal Government to introduce CO2 emissions standards. CO2 standards are key to that, according to Jafari. “We

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India to introduce new fuel efficiency standards

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India plans to introduce new fuel efficiency standards; the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards will give auto manufacturers time until 2015 to increase fuel economy from the current average of 14.1 The [CAFE] standard is the average annual fuel efficiency for a manufacturer’s fleet and is measured in terms of global warming causing carbon dioxide emissions. The draft standard will be CO 2 emission of 135 gm/km for entire fleet in 2015.

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Recent on-road real-world emission testing in India highlights disparity between cycles, gasoline and diesel

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The International Council on Clean Transportation ( ICCT ) recently contracted with the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) of India to conduct laboratory and on-road testing of three in-use passenger vehicles—two diesel and one gasoline—to investigate the real world emission performance of passenger vehicles in Indian roads. Red dotted lines represent the corresponding Bharat Stage IV (BS IV) NO x emission standard according to vehicle type: 0.08

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

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A new study carried out by University College Dublin (UCD) academics has found that under typical Irish commuting conditions, the Toyota Prius IV (fourth-generation) hybrid ( earlier post ) drives in zero emissions mode (ZEV) for significantly more than half (62%) of the time and more than 40% (40.4%) of the distance covered. An average CO 2 emissions of 114.2 of the WLTP CO 2 emissions figure. However, our self-charging petrol electric hybrids have no such limitations.

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London and Paris launch car scoring initiative based on real-world emissions; ICCT the technical lead

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Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40 Cities Anne Hidalgo and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced they are working together to create schemes to score new cars based on their real-world emissions and their impact on air quality and to provide that data in an accurate and accessible form to the public. This new undertaking will capture detailed information on pollutants from vehicle exhaust using remote-sensing equipment and portable emissions monitoring systems.

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Daimler denies DUH charges of emissions data rigging, says evaluating legal options

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that it had rigged emissions data, Daimler “ sharply ” denied the allegations and said that it was evaluating legal options pertaining to the approach taken and the public assertions made by the DUH. We categorically deny the accusation of manipulating emission tests regarding our vehicles. A defeat device, a function which illegitimately reduces emissions during testing, has never been and will never be used at Daimler. This holds true for both diesel and petrol engines.

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Drive Electric Submission on the Emissions Reduction Plan Discussion Document

Drive Electric

Drive Electric Submission: Emissions Reduction Plan Discussion Document. The Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) has the opportunity to be that plan. E-mobility is an important component to a zero emissions transport system, but is still just a component. .

Mercedes meets Euro 6 emissions well ahead of time

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While some carmakers have only just met the Euro 5 emission standards, Mercedes-Benz is proudly boasting that it is ready for the new, stricter Euro 6 standard a good two years before its implemented. According to the German brand, all it petrol engine A-Class and B-Class have already been confirmed as compliant with the new [.]. Mercedes A-Class B-class emissions standard

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

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

has entered into a development and supply agreement with Tata Motors Limited for their 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder natural gas spark-ignited commercial vehicle engine family to meet the Indian Government’s new Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission standards, scheduled to take effect in April 2020. Under this new program, since spring 2017, Westport Fuel Systems has been developing their next generation of natural gas spark-ignited engines to meet the BS-VI emission standards.

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Downsized 5.5L V8 Biturbo in S 63 AMG Delivers 25% Fuel Savings Compared to Predecessor; Stop-Start is Standard

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“For the first time we have combined spray-guided direct petrol injection with turbocharging. For the first time, AMG is also utilizing the advantages of gasoline direct injection with spray-guided combustion and piezo-electric injectors: thanks to its higher thermodynamic efficiency, this technology makes more efficient use of fuel and leads to lower exhaust emissions. CO 2 emissions have likewise been significantly reduced: at 246 grams per kilometer, the figure is 28.5%

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EPHA: Coronavirus threat greater for polluted cities; clean air returning to cities in lockdown

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There has been a sharp rise in the proportion of diesel vehicles across Europe since the turn of the millennium, many of which have failed to comply with European air pollution standards. Emissions Health Market Background Urban mobility

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Toyota reduces fuel consumption and emissions across the new Auris range; 13% average reduction in CO2 compared to predecessors; gasoline, diesel and hybrid

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Aerodynamic improvements, weight savings and engine enhancements have reduced fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions across the range. Average emissions for Auris—which is designed for the European market—have fallen steadily over the last years. When the first generation Auris was launched in 2007, the average emissions were 152 g/km. mpg US) with CO 2 emissions from 125 g/km, a reduction of 0.4 liter D-4D diesel engine and fitted as standard on the 2.0

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What is the difference between BEVs, PHEVs and HEVs?

Drive Electric

BEVs are better for the planet , emitting 80% less Co2 than an equivalent petrol vehicle in New Zealand. However, luckily for Kiwis, the recently introduced Clean Car Discount scheme is making the transition to low-emission vehicles more financially accessible.


BMW: “We don’t cheat”; diesel is needed to hit CO2 targets; call for WLTP and RDE

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As the Volkswagen emission testing scandal threatens to spill over onto other automakers, BMW yesterday issued a sharp statement in response to a report in Auto Bild suggesting emissions from an X3 test were out of the norm. “ The BMW Group does not manipulate or rig any emissions tests. BMW noted that in two studies carried out by the ICCT, results confirmed that the BMW X5 and 13 other BMW vehicles tested comply with the legal requirements concerning NO x emissions.

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Ricardo study finds electric and hybrid cars have a higher carbon footprint during production than conventional vehicles, but still offer a lower footprint over the full life cycle

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Electric and hybrid cars generate more carbon emissions during their production than current conventional vehicles, but still have a lower carbon footprint overall, according to a new report prepared by Ricardo for, and in collaboration with, the expert membership of the UK’s Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership that includes major vehicle manufacturers and oil companies. This work dispels the myth that low carbon vehicles simply displace emissions from the exhaust to other sources.

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Report: US likely to miss biofuel targets

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According to a new report by the National Research Council, theUnited Statesis likely to meet the cellulosic biofuel mandates outlined under the current Renewable Fuel Standard. The report finds that only in an environment with technological breakthroughs, high oil prices and a high implicit or actual carbon price would biofuels be cost competitive with petrol [.].

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

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However, CNG conversion was apparently detrimental from a climate change perspective, as CH 4 emissions increased. Tornado charts for sensitivity of the monetary impacts due to uncertainties in inputs: ( left ) local air quality benefits and ( right ) GHG emissions costs. vehicle emissions standards, phasing out of leaded petrol, etc.), and a major concern now is the control of GHG emissions. and 630 tonnes of SO 2 emissions.

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Nissan X-Trail e-Power e-4ORCE confirmed for Australia for 2023 as SUV to take on hybrids, EVs

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e-Power promises an EV driving experience but the ability to fuel using existing petrol stations. litres per 100km (measured to the WLTP cycle ) while Australia’s less realistic standards are expected to yield a fuel consumption figure of 6.1L/100km.

Audi using supplementary port fuel injection to address particulates from gasoline direct injection

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The EU has set a standard for 6 × 10 12 number/km limits between 2014 and 2017, tightening to 6 × 10 11 number/km. A 2012 report on particulates from gasoline vehicles by the European Joint Research Commission found that gasoline direct injection (GDI) vehicles consistently emit a very high number of particles, with the actual emission levels even approaching those of conventional diesels in some cases. Emissions Engines Vehicle Systems Elements of the dual injection system.

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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. The as-standard particulate filter is the only part of the exhaust system that is under the floor. In comparison with the previous V6, the CO 2 emissions from the engine have been reduced by around 15%.

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Why gas stations should add EV chargers?

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Not only can they provide new convenience for consumers, but they can also reduce the need for standard fuels and help retailers meet emissions goals. Since 2020, over 5000 petrol stations have closed in the UK, signaling the onset of a paradigm shift.

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Nissan: we will comply with 2035 Aussie ICE ban

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But more recently it has struggled to gain access to EVs because of the absence of a federally mandated CO2 emissions reduction structure and purchase subsidies. Globally, Nissan has committed billions to EV development , but here its sales volume is driven by diesel utes and petrol SUVs.

London is fighting air pollution; has the time come to upgrade your fleet?

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From 8th April 2019, Central London will be introducing an Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to tackle the problem of excessive air pollution in the city. If your vehicle does not meet the standards set by ULEZ, you will be charged a fee. How do you meet the standards?

LDV eT60 electric ute, eDeliver 9 van and MIFA 9 people mover have big EV price premiums

EV Central

And the EV version gets less in the way of standard equipment. Like the petrol powered MIFA (without the “9”) the MIFA 9 electric people mover is available in three grades, Mode, Executive and Luxe.

Royal Academy of Engineering Report Says EV Success Depends on Low-Carbon Electricity, Universal Broadband Provision and Smart Grids

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The introduction of electric vehicles on a large scale in the UK can only have a beneficial effect on CO 2 emissions if low-carbon electricity, universal broadband provision and smart grids are in place to support the transition, according to a new report published by the UK Royal Academy of Engineering. Recent results from EV trials show a typical carbon dioxide emissions rating to be around 100g/km, when the car is charged from a typical power supply in the UK.

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charging stations business in India.

Electric Vehicles India

Businesses are increasingly going digital to break the cycle of escalating pollution and limit the usage of natural resources, which raises CO2 emissions in our environment.

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EV myths busted: Are electric vehicles actually good for the environment?

Drive Electric

With the introduction of the Clean Car Discount in 2022, the skyrocketing prices of petrol and diesel across the country and the increasing number of electric vehicles available in New Zealand, we are seeing more EVs on our roads than ever before.

In Europe, Ford introduces Mondeo hybrid wagon, 2.0L EcoBlue diesel for Mondeo

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Combined with the benefits of a low CO 2 petrol engine we expect the Hybrid to account for up to 50 percent of sales. At the same time we are introducing an all-new diesel powertrain with SCR (selective catalytic reduction) technology to meet and exceed the latest Euro 6d Temp emissions standards, with an all-new 8-speed automatic transmission available. l/100 km (56 mpg US) for the four-door, and anticipated CO 2 emissions from 101 g/km and fuel efficiency from 4.4

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How does the Zappi EV charger minimise your electricity bill but still keep you Fully Charged?


Driving electric is becoming more popular, but a common question we get is 'how much cheaper is it than petrol, really?'. litres of fuel per 100kms at a cost of 143c per litre for unleaded petrol. So, to travel 100,000km in a standard ICE would cost over $15,000 dollars.

Fiat, MINI and smart Beat 130 gCO2/km New Car Average in Europe for First Half of 2009

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The average CO 2 emissions figure on new Fiat cars sold in Europe during the first half of 2009 dropped 5.2 g/km in CO 2 emissions, were sold in Europe, a figure more than 13 g/km less than the brand’s average. Our aim is actually to reinforce our European record in emissions reduction by introducing new engines, new technologies and new applications. New technologies, like Start&Stop, introduced on the Fiat 500, is now standard on all Punto Evo Euro 5 engines.

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Elon musk is welcomed, Tesla will get benefits if EVs are Make-in-India.

Electric Vehicles India

As Nitin Gadkari said days back very soon the price of All-electric vehicle will come less than compared to petrol vehicle in our country.

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Drive Electric Submission Land Transport (Clean Car) Amendment Bill

Drive Electric

Given New Zealand’s reliance on personal light vehicles, accelerating the uptake of e-mobility is an essential part of reducing emissions from transport. New Zealand should use Europe, not Australia, as the source of homologation vehicle standards in this Bill. Committee Secretariat.

London study suggests PHEV vans a practical, accessible solution for cleaner air in European cities

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Three months since the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London, results of a year-long trial in the capital suggest that plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial vehicles could present the most practical, readily available option for businesses trying to meet clean-air targets in cities. Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid van estimated CO 2 emissions are 75 g/km, with fuel-efficiency from 3.3

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New generation Fiat 500 features new engine lineup, more technology

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liters/100 km (62 mpg US) on the combined cycle with emissions lower than 90 g/km of CO 2. CO 2 emissions for the 1.2-liter unit—as well as the 105 hp TwinAir—are 99 grams per kilometer. 16v Multijet II 95 hp emits only 89 grams of CO 2 per kilometer and complies with Euro 6 standards, as do all the other units. liter petrol 100 hp engine.

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The environmental impact of electric cars

Drive Electric

Right across the world, we’ve finally realised that carbon emissions are harming our planet. That’s why the UK Government has banned the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030. Fully electric vehicles are zero-emission and their batteries can be charged using renewable energy.

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

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The new 1.3-liter powerplant combines greater driving enjoyment with higher torque at low engine speeds, plus higher, more consistent torque at higher revs and lower fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions. Our new petrol engine harnesses the expertise of the engineers that work for Groupe Renault, the Alliance and our partner Daimler. It meets the high quality standards of both the Alliance and Daimler and was submitted to more than 40,000 hours of testing and simulation running.

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Understanding Electric Vans & the London Congestion Charge

Drive Electric

As well as helping to reduce pollution and rising levels of carbon emissions, the charge was also designed to encourage people to walk, cycle and use public transport more often. Vehicles within this criteria must: Meet Euro 6 standards (petrol and diesel).

EV myths busted: Are electric vehicles actually good for the environment?

Drive Electric

With the introduction of the Clean Car Discount in 2022, the skyrocketing prices of petrol and diesel across the country and the increasing number of electric vehicles available in New Zealand, we are seeing more EVs on our roads than ever before.