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  • News

    Merkel fights German carmakers’ battle

    But T&E report shows her fight is unnecessary

    Germany’s luxury carmakers are raising the stakes in their battle to weaken EU legislation that will set fuel consumption limits for new...

     Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 09:55
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    ‘Bad blood’ over cars & CO2

    Controversial German lobbying tactics delay EU’s car emissions reduction measure

    The battle to set emissions limits from new cars for 2020 is becoming increasingly bitter. Lobbying by...

     Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 23:56
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    Multiple benefits from investing in advanced clean vehicle technology

    The potential for environmental technology in the automotive industry to create jobs, reduce vehicle running costs and harmful emissions, and lessen Europe’s dependence on imported oil has been...

     Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 19:14
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    Makers of German gas-guzzling cars cheat fuel-economy tests more than all others

    Gap between makers of gas-guzzlers and fuel-efficient cars is growing

    A new report says the average discrepancy between car CO2 emissions measured in official tests and what...

     Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 10:54
  • News

    Who’s taking the lead on lead times?

    ‘Lead time’ is an expression most people do not often hear, but you hear it all the time when you work on European green laws. Lead time is the idea that, when...

     Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 11:40
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    MEPs set standard for 2025 new cars

    MEPs have sent a signal that car makers will have to meet fuel efficiency targets by both 2020 and 2025. Although the decision still has to be confirmed by the full European Parliament, EU member...

     Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 10:30
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    60 g/km by 2025 is possible with existing technology

    A report commissioned by T&E and Greenpeace suggests the EU can more than halve its existing carbon dioxide emissions from new cars with existing...

     Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 10:48
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    ‘Scaremongering’ could lead to louder roads

    Efforts to reduce traffic noise across Europe suffered a setback earlier this month when MEPs voted to weaken current noise limits for sports cars and lorries. The outcome of the vote hinders...

     Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 09:48
  • News

    A win/win/win situation – more fuel-efficient cars are quieter cars

    New research commissioned by T&E has confirmed that measures aimed at improving fuel efficiency also reduce vehicle noise. The report was published just days before the environment committee...

     Monday, December 24, 2012 - 10:33
  • News

    ‘Break away from conventional thinking’ on transport technology

    The Commission has issued a transport and technology communication which calls on governments to ‘break away from conventional thinking’ in an attempt to boost new forms of transport energy to...

     Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 14:50