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Tavares EU CO2 Critique Finds Support, But Environmentalists Disagree

Tavares EU CO2 Critique Finds Support, But Environmentalists Disagree. “What is clear is that electrification is a technology chosen by politicians, not by industry,” Leaders of the European auto industry are almost at one in carrying out politicians’ orders without question that a climate change emergency demands swift action to cut carbon dioxide using battery […]

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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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Carmakers Attack EU Fuel Economy Targets

Carmakers Attack EU Fuel Economy Targets. Environmentalists Say New Rules Aren’t Tough Enough. “Delivering a 37.5% CO2 reduction might sound plausible, but is totally unrealistic based on where we stand today” The European Union agreed tough automobile fuel economy targets for 2030 and was quickly attacked by vehicle makers for being unrealistic, while environmentalists said […]

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Tougher EU Emissions Controls Threaten Profits; May Boost EVs

Tougher EU Emissions Controls Threaten Profits; May Boost EVs. “Obviously, lowering CO2 from 95 g/km towards less than 60 g/km requires strong powertrain simplification and electrification” The European Union’s plans to cut automotive carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) another 35 per cent by 2030 might undermine the finances of the mass carmakers but could also be […]

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