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Suzuki to stop selling diesels in India due to new rules
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5th May 2019
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Suzuki to stop selling diesels in India due to new rules

Maruti Suzuki, India's dominant car maker, will eliminate diesel engines from its passenger car range starting from April next year. Maruti Suzuki chairman's R C Bhargava confirmed the move with Quartz. He did leave a little bit of wiggle room, though, stating “if we find there is a market for diesel cars [after the new emissions rules take effect] we will develop it in a reasonable amount of time".
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Israel plans 2030 internal-combustion sales ban
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10th Oct 2018
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Israel plans 2030 internal-combustion sales ban

Israel plans to ban new internal-combustion car and truck sales by 2030, citing health concerns as the main reason. Dr Yuval Steinitz, the energy minister, said the country will make "a gradual transition to electric cars and [compressed] natural gas trucks" with "an absolute ban on the import of cars with polluting fuels" starting from 2030.
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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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German chancellor keen on petrol and diesel sales ban
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16th Aug 2017
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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. In an interview with SuperIllu, excerpts from which were released earlier this week, Merkel said, "I cannot name a precise year yet [for the petrol and diesel sales ban], but the approach is correct".
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Derek Fung
BMW slams Australian government on EV infrastructure
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10th Jun 2017
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BMW slams Australian government on EV infrastructure

The boss of BMW'slocal 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".
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