It has become increasingly more evident that carmakers must take aggressive steps to ensure that diesel cars and light trucks meet current environmental regulations. Tests done by Emissions Analytics found that the majority of new diesel-powered cars sold in Europe do not meet the Euro 6 emission standards for nitrogen oxides (NOx) in real-world use.
Economists call them “externalities.” They’re the costs of people’s actions on other people or communities—though the people taking those actions don’t have to pay for those costs, even as they harm others. The emissions from combusting fossil fuels to propel vehicles are clearly a prime example. While complaints about air quality in the Los Angeles Basin
Mercedes-Benz Energy is ready for the delivery of the first energy storage units for residential use to homeowners in the UK. The energy storage units are lithium-ion batteries based on the technology used by Daimler since 2012, in more than 80,000 hybrid and full electric vehicles. By using the storage units, households with their own
BMW’s new 5 Series now offers no-compromise plug-in power. On a cold, foggy morning in the Alps southeast of Munich, right along the Austrian border, I don’t notice any of the BMW 530e’s hybrid wizardry working. It’s there, silently and effortlessly and unobtrusively switching between gasoline and electric power. But seeing as how I can