Automotive executives are warning that European regulation could kill the auto industry. Continue Reading...
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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...
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...
One of the best-received newcomers to the mid-size sedan market is making a go of things without one of its promised engines and will continue to do so indefinitely. Continue Reading...
In a recent study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), road transportation emissions account for around 53,000 premature deaths per year. Continue Reading...
Threatening ad campaigns and steep fines aren’t enough to keep drivers belted to their seats. Continue Reading...
Expect the number of fuel efficient vehicles offered by General Motors grow in the next four years. Continue Reading...
Put your ear to the ground. You’re probably going to hear the gravelly sound of a diesel engine coming… at least figuratively. Continue Reading...
Gasoline producers and automakers are at odds over fuel only this time it’s about sulfur levels instead of ethanol content. Continue Reading...
A report from the National Research Council states that the U.S. could reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80 percent by 2050 in cars and trucks. Continue Reading...
Changes that will affect car manufacturers and fuel companies could be in the pipeline with the aim to avoid two sets of rules. Continue Reading...
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about one-quarter of all new vehicles sold today meet the 2016 federal emissions standard, which include a 35.5-mpg average for passenger vehicle fleets. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 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‘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...
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...
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...
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...