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China: another company becomes an electric automaker

China: another company becomes an electric automaker

Kandi Technologies Group Inc. has massively surged in value, reaching a three-week trading high after the company – initially a specialty automaker – announced it would move on the retail deliveries of electric autos. China is fighting with all of its powers against a powerful foe: pollution. The second largest […]

China: pollution to spur new transportation rules

China: pollution to spur new transportation rules

The country’s efforts to curb pollution – a severe issue in the world’s second largest economy – are expected to reach high gear after last month’s annual session of the National People’s Congress saw President Xi Jinping pledging to renew the fight. Jinping promised during the yearly gathering that trespassers […]

Europe: has the diesel engine reached its peak?

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 […]

Study claims EVs could further worsen global warming issues

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 to think the matter through. The study’s authors point out that when a battery-operated electric vehicle owner charges his car […]

France announces pollution classification system for cars

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 spotting the worst eco-friendly cars a walk in the park – the officials also plan a more drastic strategy: […]

China: 30% of government cars should go green

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 industry. The central government has embarked in a “war” to fight off pollution, as the world’s second largest economy has […]

China: Premier Li wants governments to use eco cars

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 million alternative energy-powered automobiles by 2020. Li’s comments reiterate a policy to have local public authorities take the lead […]

Research: new petrol engines more harmful than traditional designs

Research: new petrol engines more harmful than traditional designs

According to researchers, new-generation petrol engines typically release around 1,000 times more harmful particles, including carcinogens, than traditional designs do. According to a European Commission research paper, new gasoline direct injection (GDI) petrol engines have helped carmakers dramatically reduce emissions, and GDI-powered cars are expected to account for almost all […]