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IRU calls on BSEC ministers to support road transport

Land Transport - 2020-11-25

Secretary General Umberto de Pretto joined transport ministers from the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC) Member States on 24 November in high level talks on trade facilitation a...

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DB and Siemens to develop a new hydrogen train

Land Transport - 2020-11-25

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility agreed to develop and test a new hydrogen regional train and to build a special fueling station at the DB Regio plant in Tübingen...

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UK car industry says failure to get Brexit deal could cost $74B by 2025

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-25

Britain's car industry body called on Brexit negotiators to agree to a deal by the end of 2020, saying failure to do so could cost the sector £55...

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Volvo will end dealer agreements with Bilia in online sales push

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-25

Volvo Cars is ending dealer agreements with retail group Bilia in Sweden and Norway...

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The diesel engine’s days are numbered in Europe – industry analyst

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-25

Once praised as the “miracle engine”, the diesel motor is slowly disappearing in Europe despite its above-average popularity in Germany, France and Italy as car buyers find better alternat...

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EU says it could be self-sufficient in EV batteries by 2025

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-25

The European Union could produce enough batteries by 2025 to power its fast-growing fleet of electric vehicles without relying on imported cells, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said...

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Electric vehicles supporting sales through pandemic, says head of GEFCO Russia

Members Corner - 2020-11-24

Electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids will drive the growth in global sales until the Covid-19 pandemic is over, according to Valeria Seledkova, General Director of GEFCO in Russia...

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IMO MEPC75: Higher ambitions for reducing GHG emissions from shipping are needed to deliver on Green Deal ambitions in the maritime sector and in ports 

Maritime & Ports - 2020-11-24

On 17 November, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC75) gave preliminary approval to the compromise agreement for the package of technical and op...

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Can the UK supply chain keep up with a 2030 ban on new ICE vehicle sales?

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-24

The UK government has announced it is bringing forward its plans to phase out the sale of new cars and vans powered by internal combustion engines...

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Position Paper: Artificial Intelligence in the automobile industry

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-24

The European Commission recently announced plans to present a horizontal proposal on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the first quarter of 2021...

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Pedro Sánchez highlights the H2Ports project in Valenciaport as a reference in the framework of the "Hydrogen Road Map"

Members Corner - 2020-11-23

The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, has placed the H2Ports project in ValenciaPort as a reference point within the framework of the Spanish energy strategy to combat climate...

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Plug-in hybrids in new emissions scandal as tests show higher pollution than claimed

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-23

Sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles are skyrocketing in Europe, but tests on the newest models confirm they pollute the climate far more than carmakers claim – even when starting with a f...

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BMW Leipzig plant prepares for production of a future MINI Crossover

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-23

In 2023 the first MINI “born in Germany” will roll off the assembly lines at BMW Group Plant Leipzig...

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Ineos partners with Hyundai to make hydrogen happen

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-23

Petrochemicals giant Ineos Group is joining forces with Hyundai Motor in a bid to give hydrogen fuel cell vehicles the boost they need to become more mainstream...

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EU plans tight car CO2 limits under green finance rules

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-23

Automakers will need to meet tight emissions limits for their activities to be classed as a sustainable investment under proposed European Union rules, which the auto industry said could undermine inv...

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Lkw Maut (toll) in Germany - European Court decision C-321/19 of October 28, 2020

Land Transport - 2020-11-20

On 28 October 2020, the European Court of Justice ruled that the level of German Lkw-Maut is in violation of European law...

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ECG Guidelines – Safe loading process now available in CZECH

News from ECG - 2020-11-20

The ECG Guidelines – Safe loading process was developed by the Health & Safety Working Group (H&S WG) and published in 2019...

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Still insufficient progress in making transport fuels more climate friendly, latest EEA data show

News from Brussels - 2020-11-20

The European Union is behind its objective to reduce the greenhouse gas emission intensity of fuels sold for road transport to 6% below 2010 levels, as set out in the EU’s 2020 climate and energ...

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Europe accelerates EV shift with subsidies, bans

News from Brussels - 2020-11-20

Europe is taking unprecedented steps to phase out gasoline and diesel cars and bring an end to the almost 150-year-long era of the internal combustion engine...

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End-of-series provisions: ACEA-CECRA letter to Commissioner Breton

Automotive Industry - 2020-11-20

On behalf of the national automobile industry associations of all EU Member States, ACEA and CECRA wrote a joint letter to European Commissioner Thierry Breton, asking the Commission to provide writte...

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