Average CO2 emissions generated by new cars in Europe have increased for the first time in 10 years.
The Government is being warned that that the anti-diesel agenda and the slow take-up of electric vehicles could mean the auto industry misses CO2 targets in 2021.
Toyota has published increased CO2 emissions figures for the Prius and Prius+, based on new WLTP testing.
An anti-diesel agenda has resulted in new car CO2 emissions rising for the first time in 14 years as people make the switch to petrol, research suggests.
The challenge saw the team undertake the 844-mile journey between Land’s End and John O’Groats on a single tank of fuel – a world first for any petrol car.
Year-on-year comparisons show an upward trajectory with CO2 emissions up 0.9% in Q3-2017 compared to the same period in 2016 (110.7g/km).
The new direct injection turbocharged petrol engine will be used first on the Scénic and Grand Scénic line-up.
Proposed rules to cut emissions by 30% with an interim target of 15% by 2025.
The ACEA will work with its members to assess the European Commission’s second mobility package before continue to engage with the EU institutions on this dossier.
But the switch from NEDC to WLTP looks unlikely to have a major impact on BIK tax – at least in the short term.
Major car makers could miss their 2021 EU CO2 emissions targets, according to PA Consulting Group’s forecast.
Diesel’s market share in the EU-15 fell from 50.2% to 46.3% of all new car registrations in the first half of 2017.
Mazda has announced that it will continue to focus on developing the internal combustion engine, with the launch of the Skyactiv-X in 2019.
The medium-term rental specialist says that the new regime creates too many anomalies when it came to low emissions.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today unveiled his transport strategy, with a pledge to cut emissions in the capital.
Diesel remains the fuel of choice for almost two thirds (63%) of car hire customers, analysis by Europcar UK suggests.
Fleet News has partnered with the world leader in real-world vehicle emissions testing to help operators drive down fuel bills and reduce CO2 emissions with a new online car data service.
There has been a mixed response to the proposals, with some welcoming the Government's plans and others criticising its lack of committment to a scrappage scheme.
Anti-diesel headlines could adversely impact the fleet sector’s green initiatives.
The Government has said it will publish a draft air quality plan by June 30, after the general election.
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