Tag: emissions

New vehicle emissions testing facility RDE ready

New vehicle emissions testing facility RDE ready

12th September 2018 | 0 Comments

A facility to test new vehicles for emissions has opened in the UK as car manufacturers battle a bottleneck in updating line-ups to the latest protocols. The facility in Northampton, built by Mahle Powertrain, is unique in the UK, and is claimed to be the world’s first dedicated Real Driving Emissions test centre.

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UK drivers don’t plan on buying an electric car for almost a decade

4th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Research from Auto Trader shows that many drivers are looking to move away from petrol and diesel cars but lack of charging infrastructure and confusing terminology remain significant barriers to electric car adoption among UK drivers. Drivers say they will wait an average of nine years to buy an electric car; drivers are split as to whether the proposed 2040 ban is a positive thing - with 40 per cent each in favour and against; and 74 per cent did not know that the government offers plug-in grants for buyers of electric and hybrid vehicles.

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WLTP impacting tyre markets

WLTP impacting tyre markets

3rd September 2018 | 0 Comments

Introduction of the new vehicle emissions and fuel consumption test protocol, the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) is already having an impact on what wheels and tyres are available in the market. Of course, the size of vehicle wheels and consequently tyres is hugely influential in vehicle carbon dioxide (CO2) and fuel consumption (miles per gallon – MPG) performance and in recent years there has been a trend by motor manufacturers to fit larger wheels to vehicles, including even larger rim sizes as options.

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Government plans cleaner and greener transport strategy

13th August 2018 | 0 Comments

A wave of electric cargo bikes, vans, quadricycles and micro vehicles could replace vans in UK cities as part of plans to transform last-mile deliveries, vastly reducing emissions and congestion around the country.

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Call to bring forward UK total ban on petrol and diesel cars

28th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK is committed to a total ban on the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by 2040, but, in its annual progress report to Parliament, the Committee on Climate Change has suggested that this is too late and should be imposed a decade earlier, in 2030.

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ULEV Experience launched to increase uptake of electric vehicles in Nottingham

26th June 2018 | 0 Comments

A new initiative has been launched in Nottingham with the aim of increasing the uptake of electric vehicles, as well as improving air quality in the city. The Workplace Travel Service: ULEV Experience programme held its first event - a ‘Ride and Drive’ Electric Vehicle showcase - on Friday 22nd June 2018 at Nottingham Racecourse, which was attended by a range of Nottingham businesses and public sector organisations.

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Environment Committee responds to London Mayor’s clean air summit

22nd June 2018 | 0 Comments

In response to the Mayor’s Clean Air Summit and proposals to bring forward the Government’s ban on new petrol and diesel sales from 2040 to 2030, Caroline Russell AM, Chair of the London Assembly Environment Committee said:

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Klarius: How will WLTP real-world emission tests affect the automotive aftermarket?

Klarius: How will WLTP real-world emission tests affect the automotive aftermarket?

19th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The automotive industry is now implementing a new ‘real-world’ emissions testing procedure for vehicles that will hopefully make quoted mpg figures a bit more accurate but could mean higher tax brackets for many cars. The push by manufacturers to produce vehicles that are more optimised for the new test will therefore likely see some trends in engine design change.

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German government gets tough with Daimler and VW over emissions

18th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The German government has ordered car maker Daimler to recall 238,000 vehicles in Germany after they were found to be fitted with illegal software that masks diesel emissions.

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Companies urged to prepare now for a low emission future or risk losing business

9th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Van and truck operators could lose out to more forward-thinking competitors if they don’t start investigating the potential for ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) on their fleets, Government officials have warned.

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Klarius releases new high-demand components for 2018

28th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Keeping-up the momentum with its policy of introducing over 600 new to range (NTR) products this year Klarius has just released close to fifty emission control parts including all the most in-demand new requests from early 2018.

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Euro VI lorries to pay reduced £900 levy

28th March 2018 | 0 Comments

From February 2019, trucks meeting Euro VI emissions standards will be eligible for a 10 per cent reduction in the cost of the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) levy. Changes to the levy mean that, from February 2019, Euro 0-V compliant trucks will have to pay a £1200 levy rate. Euro VI trucks however, will pay just £900. The current rate is £1000.

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German cities get legal go-ahead for diesel ban

12th March 2018 | 0 Comments

German cities will be allowed to ban older diesel vehicles from some areas following a landmark court ruling. The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig said the cities of Stuttgart and Duesseldorf could legally ban older, more polluting diesel cars from zones worst affected by pollution.

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Backlash against diesels sees new car CO2 emissions rise

9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

An anti-diesel agenda has resulted in new car carbon dioxide emissions rising for the first time in 14 years as people make the switch to petrol, recent research suggests. Department for Transport figures show that the average new car sold in 2017 produces more CO2 than one sold in 2016, reversing a continuous decline in emissions of the greenhouse gas since the figures were first published by the Government in 2003.

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Brussels: new low emission zone from 1 January 2018

Brussels: new low emission zone from 1 January 2018

2nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

A new environmental zone has come into force in Brussels, Belgium from the start of 2018. For travellers and logisticians, this requests increased attention, including a registration procedure at www.lez-belgium.be.

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