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German Industrial Trade Group Asks For Re-examining of Euro EV Mandates

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Group says more than just EVs are needed to meet goals Wants 2026 review brought forward A German trade group is pushing back at the European Union's plan to ban internal combustion engines from 2035. The group says that the move could threaten jobs...

Every New Vehicle Sold in New York Will Have to be Zero-Emissions by 2035

The state is following California’s lead 35% of new vehicles will have to be EVs by 2026 and then 68% by 2030 A number of financial programs will help buyers afford EVs Since California announced its plan to ban new internal combustion vehicles by...

General Motors is in Favor of Tougher Emissions Targets for 2030

The automaker collaborated with the Environmental Defense Fund to release recommendations to the EPA GM wants to make it so that Federal standards force automakers to have at least 50% of their sales be EVs by 2030 The company wants to sell only...

BMW and Mini Will Offer Entirely Vegan Interiors Starting Next Year

This is an effort to become more sustainable A new leather-like material that is 85% less polluting will be used on steering wheels Only trace amounts of animal products will be found in certain BMW and Mini vehicles BMW and Mini have just announced...

California Follows Europe by Banning Sales of Combustion-Powered Vehicles in 2035

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Interim targets want 35% of all new cars sold in the State by 2026 to be EVs, up from 12% currently California is the largest auto market in the US and many other states follow its lead in terms of environmental policies At...

Five Automakers Support California’s Right to Regulate Vehicle Emissions

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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...