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Will Tighter European CO2 Rules Herald A New Electric Era, Or Bankruptcy?

Will Tighter European CO2 Rules Herald A New Electric Era, Or Bankruptcy? “Manufacturers will soon start dismissals because R&D will end. Banning ICE is denying the simplest, cheapest way to improve sustainability. It’s stupid, they want to ban hybrids too” The European Union (EU) is expected to tighten the already harsh 2030 limit on carbon […]

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EU CO2 Demands Threaten Europe’s Auto Industry

EU CO2 Demands Threaten Europe’s Auto Industry. “Some European manufacturers are not very well prepared and will stumble. Yes, consolidation will intensify during this decade” If the coronavirus crisis gradually slips out of the headlines leaving a largely intact European auto industry, the sighs of relief won’t last long. The industry faces a 10-year existential […]

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E.U. CO2 Plan Relieves Industry, Infuriates Environmentalists

E.U. CO2 Plan Relieves Industry, Infuriates Environmentalists. Watch Out For City Action Across Europe To Force Green Agenda. “The Commission has gifted the car industry an ineffective regulation after they came calling” “Our first reaction is that it could have been worse for the auto industry” Auto manufacturers were breathing a sigh of relief after […]

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CO2 Ignored By Faster, Sexier Frankfurt New Cars

CO2 Ignored By Faster, Sexier Frankfurt New Cars. “Toyota gains brownie points with its new Prius hybrid, which has a dazzling new body” If you question automotive CEOs about the industry outside of car shows, you will get straight-faced, serious-grey suited and responsible talk about downsizing, CO2 reduction, and climate change policies. “Plug-in hybrids and […]

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Europe’s Car Makers Face No-Win Choices As CO2 Rules Tighten

CO2 Rules Tighten “Manufacturers may be in a lose/lose situation, with the pace of improvement giving politicians a mandate to push forward with even more stringent regulation” Europe’s auto manufacturers need to increase the electrification of their fleets to meet harsh new fuel efficiency rules by 2020. The trouble is, current battery technology simply isn’t […]

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