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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...

The Province Of Quebec To Ban New Petrol-Powered Car Sales From 2035

The Provincial Government will provide $6.2 billion to help accelerate all manners of green transportation technology developments. Currently, Quebec has the most generous EV incentive in Canada at $8,000. Quebec joins other markets like the UK and California to ban the sale of new...

Honda Pools Its Fleet With Tesla To Comply With Euro CO2 Compliance

This will add $1,2 billion to Tesla’s coffers. Weak Honda e sales are partially responsible for Honda’s position. New tougher European emission rules are creating fleet pools to avoid huge fines and penalties. Carmakers like Honda, Fiat, Ford, and others that sell new vehicles...

Ferrari And Porsche, Among Others, To Face Huge CO2-Based Fees In France

2019 Lamborghini Urus
The malus fee, or tax, will rise up to 50,000 euros ($59,000) by 2022. France is Europe’s second-largest car market. Decisions like this could become commonplace before long. This is news, good and bad, depending on where you stand. France’s decision to increase its...

Renault-Nissan Sued In The UK Over Emission Cheat Devices

Like Volkswagen’s Dieselgate, emission cheat devices are allegedly involved. This is not the first time Renault-Nissan is accused of cheating. Nearly 1.4 million Renault and Nissan vehicles are involved, both diesel and petrol-powered. Of the 1.4 million vehicles involved in this suit, one is...

Non-Exhaust Emissions (NEE), Like Tire Smoke, May Be Legislated In The Near Future

NEEs are all other sources of car-related pollutants than exhaust emissions. Tire smoke, from a burn-out, could be 1,000 times worse for the environment over emissions. NEEs are also relevant for Zero-emission electric vehicles. Just about all of us gearheads love a good burnout....

Honda Canada Displays CO2 Emissions For Each Of Its New Cars

They are the first to do so in North America. This novel approach is meant to display transparency and Honda Canada’s commitment to the environment. Honda Canada’s fleet has held one of or the best overall fuel economy ratings in the country. What Honda...