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Tesla unveils plans for new vehicle types

Friday - Tesla Motors has outlined a new model for vehicle sharing and disclosed plans for several new electric vehicles, including much heavier trucks.

Nations urged to back airlines carbon scheme

Friday - Governments are being urged to support a proposed United Nations carbon offset scheme to ensure airlines can tackle climate change at a global level.

Audi plans e-car push to put heat on Tesla

Thursday - Audi will aim for electric cars to account for a quarter of its sales by 2025 as part of a strategic overhaul following the emissions scandal at parent Volkswagen Group, company sources said, in a move that could step up the challenge to Tesla Motors.

Aviation industry preparing for ‘eleventh hour’ deal

14 Jul 16 - An agreement on curbing emissions from international flights will be reached at the ICAO general assembly this year, according to industry sources, while biofuels continue to struggle to emerge as a long-term solution for greening the sector.

Toyota to import used hybrids to fill market gap

Prius hybrid

13 Jul 16 - Toyota says it will import second-hand Prius plug-in hybrids to meet what it sees as a gap in the market for “reasonably priced” low-emissions vehicles.

VW emissions scandal fuels corporate doubts

11 Jul 16 - Volkswagen has told the US Department of Justice that it will be paying nearly $15 billion in an effort to settle claims made by motorists in the US following the scandal over vehicle emissions.

Road emissions rising ... at just the wrong time

8 Jul 16 - New Zealand’s transport emissions are expected to increase at the very time they need to fall to meet the country’s Paris Agreement target, a new analysis shows.


London to make dirty cars pay

7 Jul 16 - Older, dirtier cars will have to pay a £10 pollution charge to drive in central London, according to plans set out by Lord Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Paris bans old polluting cars

6 Jul 16 - Paris has banned old polluting cars from the streets as part of its efforts to combat air pollution.

BIKEBAHN: Germany building world’s biggest bicycle highway

1 Jul 16 - With the rise of popularity of e-bikes, Germany is building the world’s biggest bicycle “autobahn” of 62-miles, connecting 10 cities.

Why electric cars need to boost market share

30 Jun 16 - Electric vehicles will need to increase their combined market share to 16 per cent by 2020 to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by regulators, according to new research by the World...

Rolls-Royce sets 2020 for crewless cargo ships

28 Jun 16 - Massive crewless cargo ships plying the world's oceans may sound far-fetched, but Rolls-Royce has been working on the idea for a number of years and now says it expects the first remotely controlled...

Sweden tests world’s first electric road

27 Jun 16 - Sweden just opened a test electric road of two kilometres, which allows electric vehicles to connect to an overhead system similar to light rail.

Cars buck downward trend of EU carbon emissions

23 Jun 16 - Road transport has bucked a downward trend in European greenhouse gas emissions, growing by 17 per cent between 1990 and 2014, at the same time that emissions from other sectors fell by almost a...

BMW beats Tesla to LAPD electric car contract

23 Jun 16 - German automaker BMW has beaten California-based Tesla Motors by winning a contract to supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 electric cars.

Energy minister is electrifying

20 Jun 16 - Transport, Energy and Associate Climate Change Minister Simon Bridges is putting his money where his mouth is – he’s buying an electric car.

Hog will be electric in five years

16 Jun 16 - Harley-Davidson says an electric model is coming within the next five years.

Nissan eyes bioethanol EV

15 Jun 16 - Nissan drivers could one day be running their car on electricity created inside the vehicle from bioethanol fuel.

Beijing records highest number of EV sales

14 Jun 16 - Beijing has recorded the highest ever number of requests for electric vehicle registration - 17,600.


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