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Europe: has the diesel engine reached its peak?


While new technologies have transformed diesel engines in a matter of decades into high-tech pieces of art, the pollution problem remains one major concern about this type of motoring power. That’s one of the crucial reasons for which the segment has most likely reached its peak at around 50 percent of new-car sales in the vast majority of Europe. Politicians, green ...
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Study claims EVs could further worsen global warming issues
According to a new report coming from the University of Minnesota, those thinking about buying a battery-operated vehicle because it has a low impact on the environment, might actually need ...
Chinese Internet company makes surprise appearance as electric carmaker
A Beijing-based Internet and mobile-video company, called Leshi Internet Information & Technology Co., has announced it’s prepared to start developing and producing electric cars for sale in China. The world’s largest ...
German luxury trio pushes for plug-in hybrid integration
While a few years back the coveted German luxury trio was seen too conventional for dedicating their efforts to the “old” gas and diesel engines and Toyota was heralded as ...
France announces pollution classification system for cars
According to France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls, the country’s government has decided to introduce a system designed to easily identify the most polluting vehicles. Alongside the measure – which could make ...
China: 30% of government cars should go green
The Asian country, which a few years ago didn’t even recognize it had a pollution issue, is now scrambling to battle its effects, with many moves targeting the thriving automotive ...
Paris: study shows pollution dropped after testing traffic restrictions
Back in March, the French government conducted a test and imposed for 24 hours traffic restrictions, with a study showing the measure aided in reducing hazardous emissions and lowered smog. According ...
Chinese Cities Offer Subsidies for EV Purchases to Fight Pollution
Some of China's biggest cities will help buyers who decide to purchase electric vehicles, part of a strategy to encourage EV sales and deal with the pollution problem. Again, the smoggy ...
Believe it or not: Teslas in California could help China’s dirty rain form
Well, we’re actually playing a bit with the headline, as America’s investor sweetheart is sure to spark your interest. Actually, the electric car is not to blame, at least not ...
China: Premier Li wants governments to use eco cars
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said governments should take a leading role in promoting alternative energy-powered vehicles, according to a statement posted on the central government’s website. China plans to have 5 ...

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