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Editorial: Ban dirty diesel cars

Between 1990 and 2015 the share of diesel car registrations in the EU increased dramatically, from 15 to more than 50 per cent
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Dirty diesel also worse for the climate than petrol cars

Whilst EU regulations create an uneven playing field for diesel, fuel and vehicle taxes set at a member state level incentivise their purchase.
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Real-world diesel car emissions

A new study has compared official laboratory-test and on-road nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for 541 Euro 5 and Euro 6 diesel passenger cars, representing 145 of the most popular European models.
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Demands for ban on combustion engine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has voiced support for the idea of banning cars with internal combustion engines sometime in the future.
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Electric vehicle capitals

In March, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) published a report titled “Electric Vehicle Capitals of the World – Demonstrating the Path to Electric Drive” assessing major cities around the world with high electric vehicle uptake ..
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Massive health gains with more cyclists

If everybody who takes their car to work in Stockholm County and has less than a 30-minute bike ride to work, cycled to work instead, the number of cars in rush hour traffic would be around 111,000 fewer.
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Barcelona to ban most dirty vehicles from 2019

On 6 March 2017 the Catalan government and Barcelona metropolitan, provincial and city administrations agreed to cut pollutant emission levels from traffic, particularly those of NO2, by 10 per cent within five years and by 30 per cent within 15 years.
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Madrid to halve traffic emissions by 2030

In a bid to crackdown on air pollution, Madrid’s city government has announced a plan that includes the creation in 2018 of a “zero emissions zone” in the entire city centre open only to residents’ vehicles, taxis and deliveries.
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EU must step up car fuel efficiency

The improvement of car fuel efficiency must be speeded up in order to meet the EU target for 2021, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA). Provisional figures released by the EEA put average CO2 emissions ..
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Parliament wants to strengthen checks on cars

In a vote on 4 April, the European Parliament approved tighter controls on vehicle emissions, but rejected a proposal for an EU Vehicle Surveillance Agency which would have ended the current discredited system in which national regulators ..
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