About: Automobiles

Transport 26-06-2017

Report: Europe’s automobile market grows further in Q1

Europe's automobile industry continued the positive trend of the last three years in the first quarter of 2017, with domestic sales and exports posting a healthy rise, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) said in a report released on Monday (26 June).
Brexit 27-10-2016

UK economy escapes short-term Brexit hit, gets Nissan boost

Britain's economy slowed only slightly in the three months after the Brexit vote and carmaker Nissan said it would build more cars in the country, tempering fears about the immediate economic impact of the decision to leave the European Union.
Transport 05-10-2015

Carmakers urge EU to delay new emissions limits by a year

European carmakers have lobbied behind the scenes in Brussels for a one-year delay to the introduction of planned EU limits on nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, despite public uproar at the VW rigging scandal.
Erik Jonnaert
Electric vehicles 29-05-2015

ACEA boss: Even a zero-emission target will fail to address car CO2

Europe’s ambition of heavily cutting CO2 emissions from cars won't work if it fails to address the 95% of emissions coming from old vehicles, according to Erik Jonnaert, the Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturer's Association, ACEA.
Climate change 11-03-2015

Electric cars could cut oil imports 40% by 2030, says study

Electric cars could cut the UK’s oil imports by 40% and reduce drivers’ fuel bills by £13bn if deployed on a large scale, according to a new study.

German highway traffic exceeds EU air pollution threshold

Emissions from car exhausts exceeded EU thresholds for nitrogen oxide at half of Germany’s monitoring stations. While 2014 is among the lowest years for particulates levels, the Federal Environment Agency sees no reason for relief. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Transport 08-01-2015

New vehicle safety standards are an opportunity for the EU to show it can have a positive impact on all our lives

Amidst the screaming headlines surrounding the possibility of an outbreak of Ebola in Europe over the last few weeks, I can’t help but question our society’s perception of risk, writes Antonio Avenoso. 
Transport 13-11-2014

Report: Car emissions higher than predicted

Cars are not as fuel efficient and environmentally friendly as officially described by the carmakers, a Transport and Environment (T&E) report has found. The reality is different due to flaws in the testing system.
Transport 22-05-2014

EU releases strategy to curb lorry CO2 emissions, fuel consumption

The European Commission released yesterday (21 May) a strategy to reduce the CO2 exhaust from lorries, which are responsible for around one quarter of road transport emissions.
Transport 09-08-2013

German agency downplays risk of new auto refrigerant

A new air-conditioning refrigerant used in cars poses no material risk to occupants even if it is more dangerous than an older alternative now being phased out to meet environmental rules, German officials said in a closely watched report.
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Transport 04-07-2013

EU Debate on Automated Driving

For the first time in EU history, top automotive and transport officials at the European Parliament discussed the implications of autonomous driving, a hotly debated subject within the automotive industry.
Transport 25-06-2013

EU reaches deal to cut automotive carbon emissions

The European Union has agreed a compromise deal to enforce stricter rules on carbon dioxide emissions for all new EU automobiles from 2020.
Global Europe 25-03-2013

EU, Japan agree to launch trade talks

The European Union and Japan agreed on Monday (25 March) to launch talks on one of the world's most ambitious trade deals despite opposition from European carmakers, a test of how far both sides are willing to go in their hunt for economic growth.
Transport 17-09-2012

US electric car industry poised to overtake Europe

SPECIAL REPORT / A new US fuel efficiency standard finalised by the Obama administration last month will jolt America’s nascent electric car industry to life, but could leave European auto manufacturers racing to catch up, analysts and industry sources say.

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