Germany, not the land of compact cars: Why the EU new car CO2 standards are nothing to fear
Despite warnings that each step of the EU CO2 regulation would be too difficult to achieve, the targets have proven to be effective at driving innovation
Age matters: Krakow’s remote sensing campaign
Poland’s remote sensing campaign confirmed that vehicles type-approved to newer standards had lower NOx and PM emissions than their predecessors.
The impact of COVID-19 on new car markets in China, Europe, and the United States: V, U, W, or L?
COVID-19 had drastic but different impacts on vehicle markets in China, Europe, and the United States during the first half of 2020.
Markets in motion: An animated overview of passenger car registrations in Europe
Rapid changes are occurring in the European auto sector, including significant increases in the electric vehicle share of new registrations in most markets.
Aus alt mach neu – Über den (Un-)Sinn einer Kaufprämie für Neufahrzeuge
Kann eine Abwrackprämie, welche an Kriterien zu CO2 und Abgaswerten gebunden ist, einen positiven Effekt auf Umwelt und Wirtschaft in Deutschland haben?
Premiums for new car sales as a response to COVID-19 – The case of Germany
Could a new scrappage program tied to CO2 and pollutant emission standards have an impact on both the environment and the German economy?
The great reveal: A snapshot of EU new passenger car markets in January
Data shows a dramatic drop in average fleet-wide CO2 emissions in many countries from December 2019 to January 2020.
Sweden’s new bonus-malus scheme: From rocky roads to rounded fells?
By offering substantial incentives for low-carbon vehicles and raising the cost for high emitters, Sweden’s feebate system can play a vital role in shifting demand toward more efficient vehicles.
Iceland is one of the world's most interesting electric vehicle markets
Iceland’s electric vehicle market is booming. With low-carbon and inexpensive electricity, high fossil fuel prices, a high urbanization rate, and almost half of prospective buyers planning to purchase an EV, Iceland could have an astonishingly clean transportation sector before long.
Off the hook: Europe's current ZLEV proposal would allow CO2 emissions of new combustion engine vehicles to increase
Even though targets for low- and zero-emission vehicles are an innovative approach for EU standards, they could undercut the climate benefit of the regulation. Fortunately, with some slight modifications EU regulators could effectively promote both fuel efficiency and electrification.
2017 year in review: European diesel down, electric vehicles on the rise
News outlets have compiled their “best-ofs”—or more likely “worst-ofs”—lists for 2017. Here we hop on the bandwagon and look back at last year in the European vehicle market. Demand for low-emission vehicles continued to grow while diesel sales continued to fall, thanks in part to a smorgasbord of policies to clean up road transportation.
Italy’s car market needs to make a U-turn
Between minuscule electric vehicle (EV) sales, growing diesel shares, and Italian carmakers’ struggle to curb carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, there is no doubt that Italy is heading in the wrong direction, but it’s not too late for a U-turn.