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Ride-share services like Uber produce more carbon emissions than private cars, study finds
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26th Feb 2020
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Ride-share services like Uber produce more carbon emissions than private cars, study finds

Ride-sharing or ride-hailing services like Uber contribute more CO2 emissions to the atmosphere than their private car counterparts, according to a new scientific report. In the paper Ride-Hailing’s Climate Risks: Steering a Growing Industry Toward a Clean Transportation Future, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) found the use of these services in the United States creates an estimated 69 per cent more pollution than the trips they displace.
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Susannah Guthrie
Ford Europe approves the use of vegetable oil as fuel in its Transit vans
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31st Jan 2020
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Ford Europe approves the use of vegetable oil as fuel in its Transit vans

Ford has taken another step towards sustainability by approving the use of the biofuel Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in a select number of its new Transit vans in Europe. HVO is a high-quality renewable diesel fuel made from vegetable oils and animal fats that is colourless, odourless and can technically be used in all diesel engines. It's produced in the process of hydrogenation (i.e. treatment with hydrogen) and boasts a longer shelf life than regular diesel.
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Susannah Guthrie
Ford EcoSport recycles 470 plastic bottles for carpets
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21st Jun 2019
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Ford EcoSport recycles 470 plastic bottles for carpets

Ford has outlined one of its measures for a sustainable future, detailing its use of recycled plastic bottles in the EcoSport SUV. Since the little crossover went on sale in 2012, Ford has reused more than 650 million 500ml plastic bottles to make the vehicle’s carpets, with each car giving 470 bottles a new lease on life.
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James Wong
US government proposes more lenient fuel economy targets
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3rd Aug 2018
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US government proposes more lenient fuel economy targets

The USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Transport Safety Administration (NHTSA) have released new draft fuel economy targets, dubbed the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule. The agencies propose freezing the fuel economy target at 2020 model year levels for a further five years.
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Derek Fung
Volvo factory goes carbon-neutral
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23rd Jan 2018
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Volvo factory goes carbon-neutral

Volvo's engine factory in Skövde, Sweden, is officially carbon-neutral - after switching to renewable heating on January 1. It's the first facility in Volvo Cars' global manufacturing network to achieve the feat, making a step towards the company's goal of having carbon-neutral global manufacturing operations by the year 2025.
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James Wong