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Fiat-Chrysler, Renault-Nissan . . . who might be next?

The current investigations might not prove that Fiat-Chrysler or Renault-Nissan used defeat devices per se, but these recalls confirm that automakers can do more than just the minimum necessary to comply with the letter of the law and reduce emissions in real-world conditions.

Find it In: Air quality, In-use NOx emissions, Passenger Vehicles, Vehicle test procedures, Vehicle type-approval tests in the European Union

Beyond hazardous

In Beijing, air pollution is once again off the charts. The air-quality challenge is exacerbated by geographical and meteorological conditions, but the human-made pollution is anything but a natural disaster, and the transportation sector, like all sectors, must do everything possible to reduce emissions.

Find it In: Air pollution, Air quality, Clean Air, Emission control technologies, Low-sulfur fuels

Diesels dip, electric vehicles rise in Germany

The theme that ties together the good and the bad headlines emanating from Germany is that the car market is changing, from diesel engines—the German car industry’s bread and butter—to electric motors.

Find it In: Electric Vehicles, Passenger Vehicles

The next generation of electric vehicles is on the way

Electric vehicle metrics like range and cost are expected to continue to dramatically improve over the next few years as the next-generation technology emerges. In turn, these cost reductions will enable competitive pricing for high-volume mainstream markets.

Find it In: Electric Vehicles, Passenger Vehicles, Technology costs, Vehicle technology

Adding to the pile of evidence: Recent on-road testing results for CO2 and exhaust emissions from Euro 6 light-duty vehicles in the EU

Summarizes the Emissions Analytics testing on nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulates, both of which pose significant health problems, and CO2 which is vehicles' main contribution to climate pollution.

Find it In: Passenger Vehicles, Vehicle test procedures, Worldwide harmonized light vehicles test procedure

Mapping U.S. electric vehicle markets and public policy

Consumer subsidies, charging infrastructure, non-financial incentives, model availability, and outreach and awareness activities across the 50 most populous metro areas as we near the end of a politically eventful year for electric vehicles in the United States.

Find it In: Electric Vehicles, Passenger Vehicles