“Suspicious” emission levels were found in at least 77% of tests of diesel cars in Europe
“Suspicious” nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission levels were found in at least 77% of tests performed on diesel cars in Europe. These excess emissions indicate the “likely use” of an engine calibration strategy that may now be classified as a prohibited defeat device based on recent rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
Europe’s new heavy-duty CO2 standards, explained
Overview of key changes in the new CO2 standards proposal
Europe proposes world-leading decarbonization targets for trucks and buses
The European Commission’s CO2 standards proposal for trucks and buses sets attainable emission reduction targets to break the current impasse and accelerate the zero-emission transition.
Decarbonizing trucks: Lifetime emissions make a big difference
In Europe, trucks are mostly powered by diesel. They account for one-quarter of Europe’s road transport emissions. The alternatives are here: electricity and hydrogen. But these vehicles are more carbon intensive than diesel to make, and both energy sources are mostly from fossil fuels. So how do they compare over their lifetime?
Battery electric trucks emit 63% less GHG emissions than diesel
A new study compares the life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of electric, hydrogen, natural gas, and diesel trucks and buses in Europe.