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European automakers criticize new tests to weed out 'dirty diesels'

May 24, 2015 06:01 CET

European automakers voiced concern over an upcoming regulation that will require diesel car emissions to be tested under "real world" conditions....
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Automakers defend diesels, call them key to meeting CO2 goals

April 13, 2015 06:15 CET

Automakers in Europe are calling for long-term clarity on legislation that affects diesels after some governments, including France, started to discourage buyers from purchasing vehicles that use the fuel because of air pollution concerns....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Has diesel peaked in Europe?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Pollution is one reason why the diesel engine has perhaps peaked at 50 percent of new-car sales in most of Europe. Driving into Paris a few years ago in a Peugeot diesel hatchback, I became lodged in a long line of traffic. I started coughing violently. It was so bad, I nearly couldn't drive. I blamed diesel fumes....
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France offers up to 10,000 euros to encourage diesel drivers to switch to electric cars

Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 CET

France will gradually align taxes on diesel and gasoline and offer a bonus of up to 10,000 euros ($11,422) to consumers who buy an electric car to replace an old diesel vehicle....
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BRUCE GAIN

BLOG: France is hurting its domestic automakers with diesel policy shift

5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2014

For environmental and public health reasons France is ending a government policy that has long promoted the purchase of diesel cars, but the move will hurt domestic automakers Renault and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen....
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DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: Why lower oil prices might not be good for automakers

7:02 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

Oil prices have fallen precipitously, from over $100 per barrel last summer to under $70 for some types of crude. Despite the rich retail sales mix that follows lower gas prices, this may not be entirely good for the auto industry....
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Fuel cell vehicles: The only cars with potable exhaust?

10:28 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2014

Toyota is pitching the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car as a godsend for the planet. Heat and water are its only byproducts, not climate-altering carbon dioxide. But just how clean is that exhaust water vapor?...
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Mercedes worst manipulator of EU fuel-economy test, report says

Nov. 6, 2014 12:04 CET

Mercedes is the worst offender in manipulating European fuel-efficiency tests, a move that costs the average car owner thousands of euros over the lifetime of a vehicle, green lobby group T&E said in a report....
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Carmakers face uncertainly from EU's 2030 CO2 goals

Nov. 1, 2014 06:01 CET

The EU's new 2030 climate and energy targets create uncertainty for automakers because they let member states decide whether to include transport pollution in the EU's carbon emissions trading system....
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Daimler to buy 25% of motorbike maker MV Agusta

Oct. 31, 2014 16:04 CET

Daimler will buy a 25 percent stake in Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta as part of a long-term cooperation that gives the German car and truck maker access to lightweight three-cylinder engines....
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'Aggressive' EV ambitions will boost aluminum demand in China

Oct. 21, 2014 12:02 CET

China's drive to build electric cars as a way to combat pollution and reduce energy dependence is likely to set up a greater-than-forecast surge in demand for aluminum, according to Novelis, the world's biggest supplier of the material to automakers....
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EU regulators seek to close car emissions testing loopholes

Aug. 20, 2014 13:30 CET

EU regulators are pushing for legislation that will require vehicles to be tested on roads rather than in laboratories in a bid to close loopholes that allow carmakers to exaggerate fuel-saving and emissions credentials....
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German gov't wants e-bikes to replace trucks for local deliveries

Aug. 11, 2014 14:49 CET

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is looking for ways to encourage electric bikes to replace trucks for local freight shipments in Germany. BMW and Daimler's subsidiary, Smart, already offer e-bikes....
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