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Renault hybrid fuel project approved by EU

Renault hybrid fuel project approved by EU

European Union state aid regulators approved a project worth 20.5 million euros ($27.73 million) in French support for carmaker Renault. The French automaker is set to develop a diesel hybrid technology, which will cut diesel use and carbon dioxide emissions for vans. The European Commission approved the French state aid, […]

EU car registrations reach record low

EU car registrations reach record low

New car registrations in the European Union fell to a record low, because of weak demand in several key markets, including Germany. “New registrations amounted to 885,159 units, reaching a historic low recorded for a month of January since the start of the series in 1990,” the European Automobile Manufacturers […]

EU asks member countries to reduce diesel emissions

EU asks member countries to reduce diesel emissions

The European Union has urged its 27 member states to considerably reduce diesel emissions in order to solve the region’s air pollution problem. Diesel-powered vehicles got the attention of the EU last year when the World Health Organization linked diesel exhaust fumes to cases of cancer and cardiovascular diseases in […]

BYD given permision to sell electric buses in the EU

BYD given permision to sell electric buses in the EU

Chinese carmaker BYD announced on Monday it had gained official permission to sell its electric buses in all European Union member states. The „Whole Vehicle Type Approval” granted by EU marks BYD’s latest effort to meet overseas demand of green vehicles. The EU’s announcement came weeks after BYD said it […]

Sergio Marchionne reelected as ACEA president

Sergio Marchionne reelected as ACEA president

Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has been re-elected as the president of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) after he concluded his first term. Marchionne’s first term at the helm of ACEA has been tumultous and marked with disputes with executives of some automakers, especially Volkswagen. Marchionne called for […]

EU and Japan to start negotiations for free trade agreement

EU and Japan to start negotiations for free trade agreement

The European Union today agreed to start negotiations for a free-trade agreement with Japan, despite opposition from European automakers. According to the ACEA lobby group, a free trade agreement with Japan will have a negative impact on the European auto industry and may lead to tens of thousands of job […]

EU Delays Emission Rules for Vehicles

EU Delays Emission Rules for Vehicles

As the auto industry has been hardly hit by the crisis, the EU will postpone the new emission rules for vehicles. A plan published by the EU last week regarding the auto sector, did not include or even mention the carbon regulations for heavy goods vehicles or carbon dioxide labeling […]