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Five Automakers Support California’s Right to Regulate Vehicle Emissions

California emissions standards
BMW, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen Group, and Volvo are behind the Californian waiver. The California Air Resources Board was created in the 1960s. A group of 17 Republican attorneys general filed a lawsuit against the EPA following its decision to allow California to once more...

Mazda Commits to Making all of its Factories Carbon Neutral by 2035

The automaker wants to negate the environmental impact of its factories over the next 12 years The company also plans to be completely carbon neutral by 2050 Mazda has already begun to use renewable energy and other solutions to lower its manufacturing emissions Mazda...

Upcoming Euro 7 Regulation Will Include Limitations to Particulate Emissions from Brake Pads

The latest regulations will also focus on reducing nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides emitted by cars. Tires and brake components are under scrutiny for their non-exhaust particulate matter. Emission regulations have long addressed pollutants emitted by cars such as nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides....

California Gains Back the Authority to Set its Own Emissions Standards and Mandates

California was granted the right to enact stricter emissions rules than the rest of the US back in 1967 This waiver was removed by the Trump administration in 2019 California will now regain control of the emissions laws on its territory The Biden administration...

Canada To Ban New ICE Vehicles By 2035

Canada follows Quebec's example with this timeline. The previous date for the ban was 2040. The timeline comes into play to help Canada achieve carbon-neutrality by 2050. Canada has now officially joined the ranks of other countries that have decided to ban all sales...

Tougher Emissions Standards Likely Coming to EU: Report

An EU-wide emissions cut likely when new package revealed Automakers looking at end of ICE sooner than expected Europe is looking at cracking down on emissions once again. The car industry there is expecting a new target that would slash overall carbon emissions by...

Volkswagen And Other Automakers Could Face Damages If Local Jurisdictions Are Allowed To Sue

Yes, this is #dieselgate still lingering. Volkswagen has already agreed to pay over $20 billion in fees. Local counties are considering suing Volkswagen for tampering with vehicles post-sale. The danger for Volkswagen and other automakers is very real. It stems from a ruling from...

EU Plans For 30 Million EVs Registered And Driving By 2030

2022 Hyundai Kona EV
This is part of a draft strategy by the European Commission. This will force current OEMs to accelerate their EV product plans. The strategy also outlines targets for the broader transport sector. As of now, there are 1.4 million battery-electric vehicles on the road...

EVs Need To Travel More 50,000 Miles To Match ICE Carbon Footprint: Report

2018 Chevrolet Bolt | Photo: Olivier Delorme
Building EVs still produces far more CO2 than building internal combustion engine vehicles. Manufacturing Lithium-Ion batteries is especially energy-intensive. The debate as to whether or not driving electric vehicles is truly the best way to reduce our collective carbon footprint is not new and...

UK Plans To Ban Diesel And Petrol-Powered New Car Sales From 2030

This is part of Boris Johnson’s broader package of green initiatives. Back in February, the plan was ban sales in 2035 from 2040. Fewer than 7% of all new car sales in the UK are EVs today. The UK is only one of many...