Outlawing the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles will help tackle the climate emergency, says shadow business secretary A Labour government will aim to end the sale of cars with internal combustion engines by 2030, as part of its plans to tackle the climate emergency. The party is to begin talks with the car industry
Estate agents have been urged to automatically disclose air pollution figures to home buyers. The industry trade body said providing this information should now be standard practice. “Air quality is now public information, and it will never not be again,” said Mark Hayward, chief executive of NAEA Propertymark. His comments came as a new website
Study finds EVs are less polluting even after taking battery production into account Battery electric vehicles in the UK produce half the CO2 of a traditionally fuelled car, even when their battery production is taken into account, according to new research. A study from Imperial College London has found that the increased use of renewable
It is “inconceivable” that electric vehicles could be as polluting as conventional cars, new research has found, dismissing recent speculation that electric vehicles emit similar rates of CO2 to diesel vehicles when battery manufacturing is taken into account. Instead, further decarbonisation in the UK could drive EV emissions down to 10% of conventional vehicles in
Reducing pollution could prevent more 44,000 cases of childhood asthma in the UK, a study has found. A major new analysis suggests that up to a third of new cases of childhood asthma in Europe are being caused by air pollution. Around 1.1 million children are believed to suffer from asthma in the UK. It
Breathe London – a collaborative project led by Environmental Defense Fund Europe in partnership with the Mayor’s office to monitor London’s air quality – has revealed data that shows some areas in and around London exceed legal air quality limits. “What’s that got to do with tech?” we hear you ask. Well, rather lot really.
Rising CO2 emissions a problem of carmakers’ own making as they push SUVs but hold back electric car
Official new data from the EU’s environmental watchdog (EEA) shows that the CO2 emissions of new cars increased by 1.6% in 2018 to 120.4 grams of CO2 per km. While the lack of progress in real-world emissions and fuel efficiency was known for years,  now even the optimised and unrealistic lab test tests can
The automotive industry could be facing a new ‘petrolgate’ emissions scandal as Emissions Analytics uncovers discrepancies in new petrol car CO2 figures. Following the fallout of of ‘dieselgate’, which led to a considerable decline in sales of diesel vehicles across Europe, experts believe the same emissions cheating techniques may be being used on petrol vehicles.
The U.S. buys big but relatively unsophisticated cars, while Europe prefers sophisticated small cars. That truism is about to be rewritten in Europe, however, as automakers start to question their small-car strategy in response to costly new European Union legislation covering safety and tailpipe emissions, in particular the output of CO2. “New CO2 rules will
Since the first modern electric vehicles (EV) took to the roads in the 2000s, critics have been quick to question the ‘clean’ label attached to them From manufacturing concerns to battery power sources as well as overall autonomy, EVs have been under scrutiny from sceptics. With the amount of debate and misinformation troubling the waters,