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Euro 7 regulations will effectively "ban" internal combustion engines by 2030, industry lobby claims
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1st Jun 2021
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Euro 7 regulations will effectively "ban" internal combustion engines by 2030, industry lobby claims

Europe’s next series of emissions regulations – known as Euro 7, and slated for introduction in 2025 – could spell the end of mainstream internal combustion vehicle production before the end of the decade, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA).
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William Davis
2020 FCAI Australian vehicle emissions report: Toyota tops passenger cars, tanks on utes, vans and 4WDs
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8th Apr 2021
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2020 FCAI Australian vehicle emissions report: Toyota tops passenger cars, tanks on utes, vans and 4WDs

A damning report released today by the car industry has exposed just how far behind Australia’s vehicle emissions are compared to world’s best practice – prompting calls for a mandatory Federal Government code and better quality fuels. In Europe car makers are fined if they don’t meet stringent vehicle fleet average emissions targets, and the policy has been one of the main drivers of the rapid development of electric cars there – even though customer demand is still relatively low.
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Dieselgate: Volkswagen seeks damages from former CEO
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28th Mar 2021
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Dieselgate: Volkswagen seeks damages from former CEO

Volkswagen Group has announced it will seek damages from its former CEO, Prof Martin Winterkorn, after a six-year investigation. Wintekorn was named alongside former Audi CEO, Prof Rupert Stadler, by Volkswagen Group's Supervisory Board as allegedly being the two individuals responsible for the 'Dieselgate' saga, which has resulted in the company paying an estimated $46.5 billion in fines, compensation, and vehicle buybacks.
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Ben Zachariah
European truck manufacturers pledge to drop diesel by 2040
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17th Dec 2020
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European truck manufacturers pledge to drop diesel by 2040

All trucks made in Europe will be fossil fuel free by 2040, after an agreement was reached between manufacturers this week. In a joint declaration issued by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) and the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), truck makers concluded all heavy commercial vehicles will drop engines powered by conventional fuels (such as diesel) in order to reach carbon-neutrality by 2050.
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Ben Zachariah
Uber pushes to electrify service with help from Renault, Nissan, and GM
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10th Sep 2020
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Uber pushes to electrify service with help from Renault, Nissan, and GM

Uber has pledged to make its fleet of cars carbon neutral, however concedes this process will likely take two decades. A spokesperson for Uber told CarAdvice the company is “committing to become a fully zero-emission platform by 2040, with 100 per cent of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transit, or with micro-mobility”. “This is a global commitment and includes Australia,” the spokesperson added.
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