Pipe: Europe

Fahrbericht Zweier Active Tourer: Es passt nicht

Thu, 2015-04-30 05:35
Mit dem Active Tourer wollte BMW Familien begeistern, die sich für dynamisch halten. Bislang ist es eher eine unerwiderte Liebe - und ein ausgiebiger Test zeigt auch, warum.

Avis order creates Europe's largest fleet of Nissan electric vehicles

Thu, 2015-04-30 05:07
Nissan and Avis Denmark have signed a deal to create the largest fleet of Nissan EVs in Europe, with an order of 401 Nissan e-NV200 vans and 60 Leaf cars.

Zenith sees CO2 emissions of salary sacrifice cars fall to 99g/km

Thu, 2015-04-30 04:54
Average CO2 emissions for cars ordered on Zenith’s salary sacrifice car schemes this year are 99g/km

Brussels considers withdrawing draft EU law on air travellers' rights

Thu, 2015-04-30 02:56

The European Commission is considering "all possible options" regarding a stalled proposal to bolster the rights of stranded air passengers, which could ultimately lead to the withdrawal of the package, officials say.


SMMT urges careful evolution in motoring taxation - new report

Wed, 2015-04-29 14:24

While government policy allied with industry action have been effective in delivering rapid cuts in average new car CO2 emissions, this success is causing a challenge in the form of static or declining revenues from the motor sector. To help address this, the SMMT launched  a new report, by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) which considers the future of motoring taxation, focusing primarily on the role of vehicle excise duty (VED).


UK new car CO2 emissions down 2.9% in 2014 - 17th successive year of improvement

Wed, 2015-04-29 13:56

Average UK new car CO2 emissions fell 2.9% in 2014 compared with the previous year according to the latest annual SMMT New Car CO2 Report. Average emissions are down by almost a quarter since 2007 to 124.6g/km; 4.2% below the EU's regulated target of 130g/km set for 2015.


LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards to be presented at bigger and better venue

Wed, 2015-04-29 13:46

The LowCVP and Cenex, will jointly hold the second LCV Networking Dinner on Wednesday 9 September 2015 at a new, bigger venue. Due to last year’s demand, the event will move to the Double Tree by Hilton at the MK Dons Stadium, nearly doubling the event capacity.


Cap on biofuels – is a cap on all bioenergy next?

Wed, 2015-04-29 10:50

Gewährleistung beim Gebrauchtwagenkauf: So bleiben Käufer nicht auf dem Schaden sitzen

Wed, 2015-04-29 10:18
Der Motor des gerade gekauften Gebrauchtwagens macht nach wenigen Monaten die Grätsche? In so einem Fall greift die Gewährleistung. Aber es gibt Ausnahmen. Das sollten Verbraucher wissen, damit sie nicht auf ihrem Schaden sitzen bleiben.

European Parliament confirms law to limit crop-based biofuels

Wed, 2015-04-29 07:32

The European Parliament has given its final approval to a law limiting to 7% the use of crop-based biofuel in the transport sector. The European Commission said, in tabling the final proposal, that it's clear that biofuels can contribute to reducing GHG emissions from transport but that some can do more harm than good to the environment.


UK Supreme Court orders Government to take “immediate action” on air pollution

Wed, 2015-04-29 07:15

The UK's highest judicial body, the Supreme Court, has ruled that the UK Government must deliver plans to cut illegal levels of air pollution in Britain before the end of 2015.


Rostschäden am Vorführwagen: BGH verdonnert Autohändler zu Schadensersatz

Wed, 2015-04-29 06:24
Welche Fristen gelten beim Kauf eines Gebrauchtwagens? Darüber hat der Bundesgerichtshof entschieden - und die Rechte der Verbraucher gestärkt.

CCIA press release: The new BMW xDrive40e at Company Car in Action

Wed, 2015-04-29 04:06
The BMW X5 xDrive40e is the first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand and will be on display at CCIA 2015 ahead of its launch in November.

EU to halve plastic bag use by 2019

Wed, 2015-04-29 02:56

The European Parliament passed a law on 28 April to drastically cut down on single-use plastic bags. EurActiv France reports


Cars to be fitted with automatic emergency calling from mid-2018

Wed, 2015-04-29 02:50

All cars and light vans in Europe will have to be fitted with automatic emergency calling devices from April 2018 under new rules approved by European Union lawmakers on Tuesday (28 April), which could cut road deaths by 10% a year.


Erik Brandenburg und sein Rallye-Käfer: Die Naturgewalt

Tue, 2015-04-28 23:11
Die Rallye-Kiste von Erik Brandenburg ist halb VW Käfer, halb Kübelwagen - und das nächste Abenteuer nur eine Bordsteinkante entfernt. Unterwegs in einem besonderen Auto, an einem besonderen Tag.

Pope calls for action on migrants and climate change

Tue, 2015-04-28 11:07

Pope Francis and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced their shock on Tuesday over migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, and agreed on the need for tackling global warming, just weeks before the Vatican issues an official opinion on the controversy.


Auto-Notrufsystem wird Pflicht: Das sollten Sie über eCall wissen

Tue, 2015-04-28 09:40
Das Notrufsystem eCall wird ab 2018 in allen Neuwagen Pflicht. Bei einem Verkehrsunfall löst das Fahrzeug dann automatisch Alarm aus und ruft Hilfe. Doch wie funktioniert eCall? Und warum gilt es als umstritten?

Umstrittener Biosprit: EU-Parlament stimmt für Sieben-Prozent-Begrenzung

Tue, 2015-04-28 09:24
Nur noch sieben Prozent am E10 sollen Staaten künftig für das Erreichen ihrer Klimaziele anrechnen können. So will die EU verhindern, dass vermehrt Pflanzen für Treibstoffe statt als Lebensmittel angebaut werden.