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#Dieselgate – Parliament calls for mandatory retrofits of polluting cars

#Dieselgate – Parliament calls for mandatory retrofits of polluting cars

| March 29, 2019

Member states and carmakers must be held accountable and co-ordinate on urgent action needed to tackle the car emissions scandal, MEPs said on Thursday (28 March). Emergency measures should be taken by member states to recall or withdraw the large number of highly polluting cars from the market. They should also co-ordinate with manufacturers to […]

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#CO2Emissions from cars: Facts and figures

#CO2Emissions from cars: Facts and figures

| March 25, 2019

Ever wondered how much CO2 is emitted by cars or whether electric vehicles really are a cleaner alternative? Check out these infographics to find out. Transport is responsible for nearly 30% of the EU’s total CO2 emissions, of which 72% comes from road transportation. As part of efforts to reduce CO2 emissions, the EU has set […]

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Reducing #CarbonEmissions – EU targets and measures

Reducing #CarbonEmissions – EU targets and measures

| March 20, 2019

The EU is committed to drastically cutting harmful greenhouse gas emissions ©AP Images/European Union-EP Read what measures the European Union is taking to meet targets to reduce carbon emissions in different sectors in order to prevent climate change. To prevent dangerous climate change, the EU has committed to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least […]

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#SaferRoads – More life-saving technology to be mandatory in vehicles

#SaferRoads – More life-saving technology to be mandatory in vehicles

| February 22, 2019

Cyclists, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users accounted for almost half of the road victims in 2017 ©AP Images/European Union-EP  Safety features such as intelligent speed assistance, advanced emergency-braking system and emergency stop signal will have to be installed in new vehicles. In a drive to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on EU […]

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#CleanMobility – Commission welcomes first-ever EU standards to reduce pollution from trucks

#CleanMobility – Commission welcomes first-ever EU standards to reduce pollution from trucks

| February 21, 2019

The European Parliament and the Council have reached provisional agreement on a Regulation setting, for the first time in the EU, strict CO2 emission standards for trucks. The deal follows the agreement reached in December on new CO2 emission standards for cars and light vans in the EU for the period after 2020. As part […]

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#EUVehicleEmissions laws improved since #Dieselgate, but challenges remain, warn auditors

#EUVehicleEmissions laws improved since #Dieselgate, but challenges remain, warn auditors

| February 8, 2019

EU laws on vehicle emissions have been improved since the Dieselgate scandal, but challenges remain, according to a new Briefing Paper from the European Court of Auditors. The auditors welcome the improvements in market surveillance but point out that its effectiveness depends on implementation by the member states. They also warn that manufacturers may find […]

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European Parliament backs #CO2Emissions cuts for trucks

European Parliament backs #CO2Emissions cuts for trucks

| November 19, 2018

The European Parliament has backed plans for lorries to cut CO2 emissions by 2030. MEPs adopted a higher target (35%) than the European Commission (30%) for new lorries to reduce the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, with an intermediate target of 20% by 2025. Manufacturers will also have to ensure that zero- and low-emission […]

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