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UK prepares to ban new petrol and diesel car sales from 2030
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20th Nov 2020
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UK prepares to ban new petrol and diesel car sales from 2030

The United Kingdom is set to introduce a sales ban on all new cars with internal combustion engines (ICE) driven by traditional fuels such as petrol and diesel. While hybrid vehicles will be available initially, the UK government has made clear its intention to only allow vehicles with zero emissions to be sold from 2035.
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Ben Zachariah
Tesla allowed to clear land, German 'gigafactory' still not approved
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21st Feb 2020
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Tesla allowed to clear land, German 'gigafactory' still not approved

American electric vehicle maker Tesla has received approval from German courts to continue land preparations for a ‘gigafactory’ near Berlin – however the future of the plant is still not confirmed. As reported by Reuters, the approval comes after German courts issued an injunction against Tesla’s site preparations for the plant earlier in the week. The German court stated its ruling was final.
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Liam Murphy
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
Why Australia needs better quality fuel
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4th Jan 2019
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Why Australia needs better quality fuel

THE car industry has repeated calls for better quality fuel to be introduced across Australia -- to enable the introduction of new super-efficient engine technology. However, both the Federal Government and the petroleum industry have forecast that better quality fuel will lead to higher prices at the bowser, up by between 1 and 2 cents per litre.
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Joshua Dowling
Bosch claims to cut diesel NOx emissions to a tenth of legal maximum
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27th Apr 2018
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Bosch claims to cut diesel NOx emissions to a tenth of legal maximum

At an event after its annual general meeting, Bosch announced a new diesel engine technology that reportedly slashes oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions. The engineering and automotive parts supplier claims vehicles equipped with this new technology can hit NOx output figures as low as 13mg per kilometre, with test vehicle averaging 40mg/km. That's well below the current real driving emissions (RDE) limit of 168mg/km, as well as the 120mg/km limit due to come into force in Europe from 2020.
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Derek Fung