63% of Europeans Living in Cities Support EU Ban on Petrol & Diesel Car Sales after 2030

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:27:44 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon Almost two-thirds of urban residents support banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in Europe after 2030, according to a new YouGov online poll in 15 European cities. A Europe-wide phase-out of fossil-fuel car sales is one option for EU lawmakers as they prepare sweeping legislation […]

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French Nuclear Scheme Behind Green Hydrogen Theme Of Michelin’s Le Mans Fuel Cell Dream

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 22:05:42 +0000

Michelin Group is leveraging its advanced materials expertise to make a pitch for green hydrogen and fuel cells, with 24 Hours of Le Mans for good measure.

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Pandemic hits ‘critical point’ as Europe deaths top 1M

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 04:45:35 +0000

GENEVA: Europe passed the grim milestone of one million coronavirus deaths on Monday, as the World Health Organization warned that infections are rising exponentially despite widespread efforts aimed at stopping them. The death toll across Europe’s 52 countries, compiled by Agence France-Presse from official sources, totaled at least 1,000,288 by 1830 GMT. “We are in […]

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Germany Plugin Electric Share Hits 22.5% In March — 2.4× Year-On-Year Share Growth

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 12:14:46 +0000

Germany, Europe’s largest auto market, saw plugin electric vehicles reach 22.5% share in March 2021, a growth of over 2.4× from March 2020 (9.2% share). Provisional estimates have Volkswagen brand vehicles taking the top two full electric spots for Q1, just ahead of the Tesla Model 3. Overall auto volumes, at 292,349, recovered year on […]

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AZ, J&J vaccine probe puts Europe in turmoil

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 16:16:12 +0000

BRUSSELS: Europe’s stuttering vaccine rollout faced multiple hurdles on Friday (Saturday in Manila) as European Union regulators said they were reviewing side effects of the Johnson & Johnson shot and France further limited its use of the AstraZeneca jab. The US drugs regulator said it had not found a “causal” link between the J&J vaccine […]

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What’s Greener In Europe — A Train, A Plane, Or A Car? What’s Dirtiest?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 00:51:54 +0000

For as long as I can remember, word on the street has been that trains are much greener than planes. Nonetheless, some regulations changed, some entrepreneurs had big dreams, and low-cost regional flights took off (no pun intended) in Europe. You can see in the graph below that passenger-km more than doubled from 1995 to […]

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85% Plugin Vehicle Share In Norway — Pure Combustion Falls Below 10%

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 09:59:04 +0000

Norway, the world’s leading nation in the clean transport transition, saw 84.9% plugin electric vehicle market share in March 2021, the second highest plugin market share for a single month on record (only trailing December 2020’s plugin share of 87.1%) and up from 75.2% in March 2020. Old-school combustion vehicles fell to under 10% share […]

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Lufthansa, British Airways, & Air France Were Europe’s Most Polluting Airlines Pre-Covid

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 02:06:27 +0000

Article courtesy of Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon Three of the biggest recipients of airline bailouts — Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France — were the three biggest European airline emitters before the pandemic grounded flights, official data show.¹ It is the first time ever that the total emissions of European airlines have been […]

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Volta Trucks Is On A Roll

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 00:06:53 +0000

I just saw news that Volta Trucks was rolling its Volta Zero through Spain for show & tell, and it seemed like I’d been seeing a number of announcements from the startup lately, so I dug through its recent press releases. There was more there than I realized, and the news basically fell into a […]

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UK Hits 13.9% Plugin Share In March – Up Almost 2x Year-On-Year

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 17:14:39 +0000

The UK auto market saw plugin electric vehicles take 13.9% share in March 2021, nearly double the 7.27% share of March 2020. Plugin volumes were up 112% year-on-year, against the backdrop of overall auto volumes growing 11.5%. Non-hybridized diesel combustion engines continued their steep decline, to just 10.8% share, from 17.6% a year ago, though […]

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