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Electric cars cheaper than combustion cars

In countries such as the UK, USA, Japan and China, electric vehicles are already a cheaper alternative than internal combustion ...
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Possible to phase out the climate impact of road traffic in 15 years

Taxes, regulations, fuel switches, electrification and climate-conscious social planning is the recipe if the Nordic and Baltic states is going to abolish GHG emissions from road traffic.
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Iceland aims for zero

Iceland has published a national air pollution control programme, under which they aim to cut the number of days per year when particulates from traffic exceed health ...
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Mayors want drastic EU measures to cut car emissions

The mayors of nine EU capitals have asked the EU institutions to adopt tougher mandatory legislation to minimise air pollution from cars, including a new Euro 7 “technologically neutral”  ...
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EU “clean mobility” package presented

On 8 November the European Commission proposed a legislative package aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in road transport and encouraging the uptake of electric cars. 
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Excess diesel NOx causes 5,000 deaths per year

Every year about 7,500 lives could have been saved in the EU if diesel cars had emitted as little NOx as petrol cars.
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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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