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Comparing vehicle emission standards

A report named “Comparative study on the differences between the EU and US legislation on emissions in the automotive sector” was published by the European Parliament in November.
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No improvement in fuel efficiency for years

New cars consume on average 42 per cent more fuel on the road than advertised in sales brochures, according to Transport & Environment’s latest Mind the Gap report.
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Four of world’s biggest cities to ban diesel cars

Diesel vehicles will be removed from Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens by 2025, as part of an effort by mayors to improve the quality of air for their citizens.
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Trucks and buses cleaner than diesel cars

The research group International Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT), reports that heavy-duty vehicles (mainly buses and trucks) tested in Germany and Finland emitted on average ..
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Tougher US car fuel efficiency standard

The Obama administration and 13 automakers agreed in July to boost the fuel economy of cars and light-duty trucks sold in the United States to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. The new agreement ...
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Road transport pollution control

In light of rapid developments in automotive technology, persistent air quality problems in urban areas, and the experience gained in implementing the existing legislation, the European Commission ...
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Reducing greenhouse gases from traffic

The European Commission wants your views on measures that can cut CO2 emissions from road vehicles. The results of the public consultation will feed into the Commission's decision-making on ...
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Eurovignette road charging law adopted

On 12 September EU general affairs ministers adopted the revised Eurovignette directive on road charges for heavy duty vehicles. The new legislation will allow member states to charge lorries for the ...
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