London City Center May Ban Older Gas and Diesel Cars

London City Center May Ban Older Gas and Diesel Cars
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Driving in downtown London may be getting a little more difficult. There’s talk of banning older cars from parts of the UK capital if they don’t meet certain emissions requirements. Continue Reading...

Electric Vehicles Won’t Reduce US Emissions: Study

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Electric Vehicles Won’t Reduce US Emissions: Study
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Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed an advanced simulation that projects future emissions in the United States and the results of this study are surprising. Continue Reading...

BMW 2012 Olympic Fleet Vehicles Livery Unveiled

BMW 2012 Olympic Fleet Vehicles Livery Unveiled
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BMW unveiled its specially decorated 3- and 5-series cars bound for the 2012 London Summer Olympics today.  More than 40 examples of the specially dressed fleet cars have already been delivered to the Olympic Park where they will serve to ferry people during the competition. The fleet will eventually consist of a wide variety of… Continue Reading...

2012 Chevrolet Volt To Qualify For California HOV Lanes

2012 Chevrolet Volt To Qualify For California HOV Lanes
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The Chevrolet Volt will be able to qualify for California’s High Occupancy Vehicle lanes in 2012, after General Motors announced the availability of a Low Emissions Package for their hybird-electric car. With traffic congestion in California a major annoyance for motorists, the ability to use the HOV lane – via one of the state’s 40,000… Continue Reading...

MythBusters Proves Cars are Greener than Motorcycles [Video]

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MythBusters Proves Cars are Greener than Motorcycles [Video]
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There are many great reasons for owning a motorcycle. They cost less, are cheaper to run, easier to repair and easier to park. They even get better mileage and as a majority of commuter driving is alone, a motorcycle is all you need. While a typical motorcycle’s mpg numbers do make it seem like its… Continue Reading...

Updated Fuel Economy Window Sticker Unveiled: Video

Updated Fuel Economy Window Sticker Unveiled: Video
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An updated U.S fuel economy label was unveiled today aimed at reducing gasoline consumption and exhaust emissions. These new stickers will be required on all 2013 models, allowing consumers to quickly glance at fuel consumption. The sticker will also display estimates of fuel or electricity required to drive 100 miles as well as time needed… Continue Reading...

Ferrari Leading The Way In Reducing Emissions

Ferrari Leading The Way In Reducing Emissions
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Quick, name the European car company that’s made the most progress in reducing their emissions. Peugeot? Smart? Even Dacia? If you had bet on Ferrari, the poster child for irresponsible motoring, you’d have won big. Among luxury and supercar makers, Ferrari has made the most strides in reducing their CO2 emissions, according to recently-released figures…. Continue Reading...

Fiat Produces Lowest CO2 Emissions for Fourth Straight Year

Fiat Produces Lowest CO2 Emissions for Fourth Straight Year
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For the fourth year in a row, the overall Fiat brand has produced the lowest CO2 emissions in Europe, a continent that actually pays attention to CO2 emissions figures. The brand’s average, 123.1 grams per kilometer, dropped 4.7g from last year. And from the past four years the company’s CO2 emissions have dropped 10 percent, from… Continue Reading...

Mazda: “We Will Never Give Up” On Rotary Engine

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Mazda: “We Will Never Give Up” On Rotary Engine
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Mazda is still developing their next-generation rotary engine, dubbed the 16X, but development has been slowed by a number of issues, among them the engine’s failure to meet emissions targets. Even though the 16X is expected to bring a 30 percent increase in fuel economy compared to the current 1.3L rotary engine, the 16X is… Continue Reading...

Turbocharging To Become More Prolific In Coming Years

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Turbocharging To Become More Prolific In Coming Years
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Turbocharging is moving away from the performance sphere and into the mainstream as companies seek to get more power and fuel economy from smaller displacement engines. Honeywell, a leading automotive equipment supplier and turbocharger company, estimates that by 2015, 35 million new vehicles with turbochargers will be sold annually, up from 17 million right now…. Continue Reading...

Honda Civic Type R To End European Sales Due To Emissions Regulations

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Honda Civic Type R To End European Sales Due To Emissions Regulations
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Honda‘s highly acclaimed Civic Type R will end its European sales run later this year after emissions regulations become too strict for the car’s 2.0L engine. 12,000 Civic Type Rs have been sold since 2007, but Honda chose to remove the model from the European market rather than modify it to meet Euro V regulations…. Continue Reading...

New Research Could Bring Us Roads That Help Reduce Pollution

New Research Could Bring Us Roads That Help Reduce Pollution
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Wouldn’t it be great if cars put out less pollution? You can breathe a sigh of relief (go on, take a deep one), because researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology (EUT) may have discovered a breakthrough that will lead to reduced pollution and cleaner air. Researchers at EUT believe that roads made of a… Continue Reading...

62 General Motors Plants Eliminate Waste to Landfills

62 General Motors Plants Eliminate Waste to Landfills
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Think the environment is important? Think auto manufacturers are hopelessly out to lunch? Well the photo above shows aluminum shavings that are collected at a General Motors plant and recycled to make new transmission parts. Sixty-two per cent of GM plants have achieved “zero landfill” status, according to a release. That means all normal plant… Continue Reading...

Report: Mazda Forced to Pull RX-8 from Europe Due to Poor Emissions

Report: Mazda Forced to Pull RX-8 from Europe Due to Poor Emissions
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Mazda is being forced to stop selling the RX-8 model in Europe next year due to the car’s inability to meet new Euro-5 emissions standards. Adapting the unique rotary engine used in the RX-8 would be both too costly and time consuming considering the low volume sales of the car in Europe. That being said,… Continue Reading...