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German chancellor keen on petrol and diesel sales ban

German chancellor Angela Merkel is in favour of banning the sale of new petrol and diesel powered cars by 2030 or 2040, but her government isn't yet willing to set a firm date for the issue...

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UK to ban non-hybrid petrol and diesel car sales by 2040
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UK to ban non-hybrid petrol and diesel car sales by 2040

The UK government says it will ban the sale of new "conventional" petrol and diesel powered cars by 2040, although hybrids would still be allowed. In announcing the government plan's to tackle air pollution, especially nitrogen dioxide (NO2), Michael Gove, the UK's new environmental secretary, said, "Today’s plan sets out how we will work with local authorities to tackle the effects of roadside pollution caused by dirty diesels, in particular nitrogen dioxide"...


Reports of 'carbon tax' on cars a beat-up: Environment minister
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Reports of 'carbon tax' on cars a beat-up: Environment minister

Government steps back from proposed future vehicle emissions standards Environment minister describes press coverage overnight as a beat-up Industry pushes case for plans that include commitment to improved fuel quality, consideration of market mix Environment Minister John Frydenberg has told press this morning that a report overnight of a so-called 'carbon tax' on cars is a beat-up...


France to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars, Australia's EV Council calls for urgent action - UPDATE
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France to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars, Australia's EV Council calls for urgent action - UPDATE

France will ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040, the government of recently elected French president Emmanuel Macron has announced. Launching the French government's plan to meet its obligations under the Paris climate treaty, Nicolas Hulot, France's ecology minister, said, "We are announcing an end to the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040"...


BMW slams Australian government on EV infrastructure
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BMW slams Australian government on EV infrastructure

The boss of BMW's local arm has pulled no punches in his estimation of the Australian government, declaring it has fallen far behind other developed countries when it comes to legislation and strategies regarding low-emissions vehicles. Marc Werner, CEO for BMW Australia, said at the launch of the plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance that the government has "stuck their collective heads in the sand"...


NTC renews call for stricter emissions regulations in Australia
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NTC renews call for stricter emissions regulations in Australia

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released a new report regarding the rate of improvement for the nation's new vehicle emissions, and has once again called on the Federal Government to implement more stringent regulations like Europe and the USA...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


GM developing sustainable natural tyre rubber
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GM developing sustainable natural tyre rubber

General Motors (GM) has announced it is looking to develop sustainable natural rubber for tyres, in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of automotive manufacturing and reduce deforestation. The US auto giant says it is working with suppliers including Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear and Michelin to develop "appropriate transparency into natural rubber and ensure its traceability throughout the supply chain"...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Government proposes new fuel efficiency standards for vehicles
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Government proposes new fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

The Turnbull government has proposed new environmental and fuel efficiency standards this week that would force manufacturers to sell vehicles with more economical engines to meet emissions targets - similar to many European countries. Other measures being considered are improving the quality of fuel sold at service stations, and upgrading existing air pollution standards...


Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens pledge to ban diesel vehicles by 2025
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Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens pledge to ban diesel vehicles by 2025

Four major world cities, Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens, have pledged to ban diesel vehicles from their streets by 2025. Mayors of these four cities made the commitment at the end of last week in Mexico City at the biennial C40 Mayors Summit. The cities have not stated how they plan to implement or enforce the ban...


Ford looks to tequila giant for plastics potential
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Ford looks to tequila giant for plastics potential

Ford has announced an unlikely partnership this week, teaming up with tequila giant Jose Cuervo to explore the use of used-up agave plants to develop a sustainable material for future vehicles...


Route 66 to get solar roadway panels by the end of the year
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Route 66 to get solar roadway panels by the end of the year

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) in the US has announced several pilot programs - including the introduction of roadway solar panels on the historic Route 66...


Australian Greens propose free rego for EV buyers
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Australian Greens propose free rego for EV buyers

The Australian Greens have proposed a range of policies to hasten the take-up of electric vehicles, including five-years free registration, more public charging infrastructure, incentives for big fleets to buy EVs, and part-funding a domestic EV industry...


Ford to transform Dearborn HQ into high-tech mega campus
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Ford to transform Dearborn HQ into high-tech mega campus

Ford will expand its worldwide headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, into a modern, green and high-tech facility, outlining a 10-year construction plan that mirrors the car maker’s transition into an automotive and mobility company. The plans will see the 70 buildings and 30,000 employees that make up the current facility, consolidated into two primary locations; a product campus and a World Headquarters campus...


PSA Peugeot Citroen publishes first 'real world' fuel consumption figures
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PSA Peugeot Citroen publishes first 'real world' fuel consumption figures

PSA Peugeot Citroen has published what it claims are real-world fuel consumption figures for three of its most popular models, following an announcement late last year that it would commit to greater transparency with buyers...


Australian Government to examine vehicle emissions standards and testing procedures
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Australian Government to examine vehicle emissions standards and testing procedures

The Federal Government will launch a ministerial forum to examine vehicle emissions standards in Australia and vehicle testing procedures. The ministerial forum will be chaired by major projects minister Paul Fletcher with the support of a working group and will examine issues including the implementation of Euro 6 emissions standards, fuel quality standards, fuel efficiency measures for light vehicles, and emissions testing arrangements...


Tesla Energy to launch Powerwall in Australia from late 2015
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Tesla Energy to launch Powerwall in Australia from late 2015

Tesla, the American electric vehicle maker and energy technology company, will launch its new Tesla Energy program in Australia later this year. Tesla Energy was first announced in May, alongside the company’s new Powerwall home battery pack that would soon be made available in America as a means of storing sustainable and renewable energy...


Autolib' EV car share system in Paris - 2015
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Autolib' EV car share system in Paris - 2015

Read the article here. Would you use a wholly electric, car share scheme in Australia like the Autolib' program in Paris? Let us know!  ...


If they build it, would you come?: Would you use an electric car-share service?
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If they build it, would you come? Would you use an electric car-share service?

If the 1950s was the Jet Age and the early 2000s the Information Age, surely now we are entering a period in human history that will be referred to in future as the ‘Green Age’. Everything, everywhere now needs to address its environmental footprint and potential long-term impact for future generations, and the automotive world is certainly at the forefront...