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Planting the seeds of a green economic recovery after COVID-19

As with all publicly-funded economic stimulus measures, conditions must be applied to the upcoming EU recovery plan, argues Peter Vis. He outlines a few ideas when it comes to the car and airline industries as well as the upcoming building renovation wave.
Electric vehicles 10-03-2020

Why is the EV rollout at risk of stalling?

Ensuring a swift transition to electric vehicles is one of the clearest ways for governments to make significant progress on emissions reductions, writes Helen Clarkson. However, governments risk holding it back, she adds.
Batteries 13-05-2019

What Daimler’s move on carbon-neutral cars says about the industry

Daimler, one of the world’s leading producers of premium cars and commercial vehicles, has announced new commitments to make its entire passenger car fleet carbon neutral by the close of 2039. This is the most ambitious timeline among any of the leading automakers and signals a rapid acceleration in the shift towards zero-carbon transport, writes Nigel Topping.
Electric vehicles 07-12-2018

Don’t let European carmakers lose the race to electrification

Stronger clean car standards and electric vehicle (EV) incentives will help Europe’s automakers remain competitive in the rapidly electrifying global market, writes Ashok Jhunjhunwala.
Air Quality 27-11-2018

Germany’s emissions fiasco – time to get priorities straight

As courts continue to order diesel bans in major cities, the German government needs to stop bending over backwards to protect industry, argue Hermann Ott and Jürgen Resch.
Economy & Jobs 10-07-2018

Germany would not be the main victim of Trump’s car tariffs

In May 2018, Donald Trump commissioned the US Department of Commerce to investigate whether car imports constitute a threat to US national security. It would seem so according to figures, but that is no more than an excuse to impose tariffs, writes Dr Clemens Fuest.
Air Quality 14-03-2018

Dieselgate – 35 million manipulated cars on our streets and still no action

Despite the European Parliament’s Dieselgate inquiry committee, the European Commission is standing by, hiding behind bureaucratic squabbling to avoid taking its responsibilities, write Claude Turmes and Zdzisław Krasnodębski.
Air Quality 05-02-2018

Germany’s car industry monkey business

The revelation that German carmakers have tested diesel exhaust fumes on monkeys is just the most recent in an appalling catalogue of scandals in which the German auto industry has been embroiled, writes Greg Archer.
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Transport 30-01-2018

Tech neutrality: A golden guiding principle for the car industry

Technology neutrality supports European leadership in the automotive sector and it is important that it continues to be the guiding principle for EU legislation, writes Sigrid de Vries.
Digital 16-02-2017

In a self-driving future we can’t let carmakers decide who lives and who dies

The EU needs independent oversight of self-driving technologies, argues Antonio Avenoso. The risk is of a kind of lawless Wild West for the early years of automated cars, not unlike the early years of motoring itself – before speed limits, traffic lights and driver license tests started to set the rules of the road.
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Transport 06-05-2015

Consumers deserve correct fuel consumption figures

Outdated EU testing requirements allow car makers to advertise fuel consumption figures that bear little relation to real life performance on the road. Not only are these false claims but the testing weaknesses are also bringing into doubt the performance of the automobile sector to cut its carbon footprint, writes Monique Goyens.
Transport 30-10-2013

The ‘car chancellor’ should consider drivers and the environment too

German pressure is compromising the environmental integrity of the EU’s original proposal for limiting car emissions to 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre by 2020. MEPs must stand up for the deal they negotiated in June, argues Greg Archer.
Energy 09-10-2013

Europe must avoid tarring and feathering itself

All signs point towards growing interest in importing more tar sands-based fuels to Europe. While Europe is regulating carmakers to make more fuel-efficient cars, it should also ensure that the fuels their engines run on are not getting dirtier, writes Nusa Urbancic.
Transport 17-06-2013

EU mobile tech scheme will prompt connected cars revolution

The European Commission’s proposed regulation to fit new passenger cars and light vehicles with eCall - a form of embedded mobile technology - will not only save lives but revolutionise Europe’s car and mobile technology industries in the process, writes Francesca Forestieri.
Energy 07-07-2011

US, EU should fix tougher fuel efficiency standards by 2025

To tackle climate change the United States and Europe should set higher fuel efficiency standards for cars and work with regulatory agencies from other countries to create harmonised global standards, argues Eberhard Rhein.
Climate change 27-05-2010

Electromobility: Still a long way to the mass market

For various reasons, from rising oil prices to changing consumer preferences, the number of electric cars will rise steadily in the coming years. Yet there are a variety of factors which mean that the technology is still far from suitable for mass production, including technical issues as well as political ones, writes Eric Heymann of Deutsche Bank (DB) Research in an April paper.
Trade & Society 27-06-2007

Benefits of trade liberalisation measures on automobile industry

Trade liberalising measures have played a major role in the development of transnational production network in both Europe and Asia, claims Dr Heribert Dieter from the Notre Europe think-tank.
Transport 09-10-2002

Tomorrow’s cars, today’s engines

  That fabulous invalid the internal-combustion engine is very far from dead. The McKinsey Quarterly, 2002 Number 3 The internal-combustion engine was synonymous with the automobile throughout the 20th century. But its future is now at risk, since it faces competition...
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