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At last, Government to reveal plan for electric cars

Today 10:00am - The Government will unveil its electric vehicle policy tomorrow.

... and this is what the country expects to see

Today 10:00am - Higher carbon prices and clear government policy are two of the measures needed to get New Zealanders switch to electric cars, the Royal Society says.

Ontario acts to allay car fears over climate plan

Tuesday - The Ontario government has moved to reassure the auto sector that it considers the industry crucial to the province’s economy amid a controversy stirred up by a draft action plan on climate change and comments critical of auto companies and executives by Environment Minister Glen Murray.

VW and Shell try to block Europe's drive for electric cars

VW developmental electric car The Bug

Monday - VW and Shell have united to try to block Europe’s push for electric cars and more efficient cars, saying biofuels should be at heart of efforts to green the industry instead.

Crewless ships could trim trade’s carbon footprint

Monday - Crewless ships would use up to 15 per cent less fuel, engineers estimate, and could be running by the end of the decade

Germany plans $1.4bn boost for e-cars

Friday - The German Government has reached a deal with automakers to jointly spend $1.4 billion on incentives to boost sluggish electric-car sales.

Biodiesel worse than fossil fuels, warn greens

27 Apr 16 - Using biodiesel in transport will increase polluting emissions by 4 per cent, the same as putting an extra 12 million cars on the road in 2020, EU green campaigners have said.

UK diesel car emissions five times over limit

27 Apr 16 - Claims by the UK Government that it is “leading the push” for greater emissions testing in diesel cars have been branded as “misleading”, after a government investigation revealed that some vehicles...

Volvo sets target of a million e-cars sold by 2025

26 Apr 16 - Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that it aims to sell a total of up to one million electrified cars by 2025.

Shipping leaders back faster emissions cuts

26 Apr 16 - The global shipping fleet should be cutting its fuel use 20 per cent a decade, according to a coalition of 15 business leaders.

NZ Bus going electric will save the capital's trolleys

21 Apr 16 - New Zealand’s largest bus company is going electric in a move that will save Wellington’s beloved trolley buses – albeit without the overhead wires.

Europe’s biggest carmakers are in for a rough ride

21 Apr 16 - Between Dutch plans to ban sales of petrol cars from 2025 and the rapid rise of car-sharing, the automotive industry faces some big challenges.

Netherlands eyes petrol and diesel ban by 2025

20 Apr 16 - Dutch politicians have voted through a motion calling on the country to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars starting in 2025.

Aviation talks face headwinds on rich-poor compromise

20 Apr 16 - A deal to slash aviation emissions later this year risks being blown off course unless it overcomes major differences between wealthy and developing countries.

Global electric car sales on the rise

19 Apr 16 - After four years of steady growth, US plug-in electric car sales were essentially flat last year. However, in other parts of the world, it was a different story.

Christchurch gets first fast-charging station

6 Apr 16 - Christchurch has its first rapid-charging station for electric vehicles.

The case for a carbon tax on airline flight tickets

6 Apr 16 - After years of delay, the international aviation industry is inching its way toward bringing its greenhouse emissions under some form of regulation.

Air NZ emissions move wins global support

5 Apr 16 - Air New Zealand’s move to offset greenhouse gas emissions from its aircraft by supporting the restoration of native forests is picking up international momentum.

Mighty River snaps up latest from Tesla

4 Apr 16 - Mighty River Power is adding the new Tesla Model 3 to its fleet of electric vehicles.

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