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Car Emissions & Environmental Issues
- May 1, 2013
The European Parliament's Environment Committee has voted to adopt proposals to set an indicative 2025 target of CO2 emissions from new cars of 68-75g CO2/km, or 106mpg.
- April 30, 2013
Conventionally powered petrol and diesel cars will remain with us until at least 2030 and short to medium-term carbon emissions reductions from the road transport sector will depend mainly on improving their performance.
- April 29, 2013
A leading ‘think-tank’ says that the market for ultra-low emission vehicles presents an ‘unmissable window of opportunity for the British automotive industry’.
- April 26, 2013
The London Congestion Charge emissions exemption limit is being lowered to 75g/km CO2, meaning that only plug-in cars will qualify for exemption, and sub-100g/km petrol and diesel cars will have to pay to enter central London.
- April 2, 2013
The all-new Range Rover Sport has a weight saving of up to 420kg, fuel consumption cut by up to 24 percent, and a hybrid model will be arriving with emissions of just 169g/km CO2.
- April 1, 2013
The all-new MINI Paceman is available with two diesel and two petrol engines, offering up to 64.2mpg fuel economy and 115g/km emissions.
- March 15, 2013
A report issued by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the SMMT New Car CO2 Report 2013, shows that 2012 new car emissions improved 3.6% year-on-year to 133.1g/km CO2 (equivalent to 53.4mpg), down more than 26% since the year 2000.
- February 5, 2013
Changes in future CO2 thresholds could have a big impact on UK car sales, and fleet sales in particular, according to Nick Andrews, head of fleet at Mercedes-Benz in the UK.
- October 15, 2012
The development of the Ricardo Vehicle Emissions Research Centre (VERC) has been selected for part-funding under the £1.05 billion third round of the UK Government’s Regional Growth Fund.
- August 6, 2012
The European Commission has announced proposals to implement targets that will cut average emissions from new cars from their current level to 95g/km CO2 in 2020.
News and reports on vehicle emissions and environmental issues such as pollutants, carbon dioxide and greenhouse gasses plus related technology developments in sustainability and lowering emissions.