European automakers offer conditional 20% cut in CO2 by 2030

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FRANKFURT — European carmakers offered a further 20 percent cut to average carbon dioxide emissions in the next round of EU goals currently being drawn up, but said full compliance should wait until 2030 and remain conditional on consumer uptake of electrified cars. The proposal was announced at the Frankfurt auto show by Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler and president of the European manufacturers’ association, ACEA.

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Suppliers adjust powertrain plans as pressure mounts on combustion engines

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Tucked deep inside the German countryside and surrounded by rolling hills, Robert Bosch’s Boxberg proving ground has some of the cleanest air in the country. Therefore, when one of the supplier’s top executives used the idyllic backdrop to speak out against a crackdown on excessive smog 100 km away in the company’s home town of Stuttgart, the contrast was notable.

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Here Is Why Owner-Operators and Fleets Should Be Concerned With Fuel Efficiency

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Tweet Ever since President Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970, terms like emissions, fuel efficiency, and nonrenewable resources have become familiar to the public. The trucking industry moves 11 billion tons of freight each year and trucks deliver 100 percent of all consumer products. Just keeping our modern world operating as usual uses up considerable resources. Now, not only does the EPA mandate those resources be conserved, they also cost drivers money!

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Save money with these simple motoring tips

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Save money with these simple motoring tips Simple changes can add up to a big saving A Staff Reporter Updated: 15:35 Friday 25 August 2017 Promoted by Switch Off and Breathe There are cost-free, straight-forward tasks you can undertake immediately to ensure your car is running as efficiently as possible, saving you money – and looking after the environment. Car ownership is an expensive business.

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German firms likely to stop ICE development in as little as 6 years, says major supplier

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Continual improvements in alternative technologies coupled with environmental mandates that spur their growth may lead to automakers starting to abandon internal combustion engine development in as little as six years. That’s the word of major automotive supplier Continental’s CFO, Wolfgang Schaefer, who spoke recently with Reuters.

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U.K. wants to ban sales of internal-combustion vehicles by 2040

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The U.K. became the latest European country to mark the end of the line for diesel- and gasoline-fueled cars, as automakers race to build electric vehicles or face the consequences of getting left behind.

In London, the government said it will ban sales of the vehicles by 2040, two weeks after France announced a similar plan to reduce air pollution and become a carbon-neutral nation.

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Goodyear reports 82% reduction in emissions

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Akron, Ohio – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has reduced its releases into the environment by 82% since 2010, according to the company’s CRS report.

Reporting on the company’s performance last year, the Akron-based tire-maker said in 2016 there were three reportable releases to the environment at its manufacturing operations, two of which were “quickly controlled with minimal or no impact to the environment.”

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Consumer group raises alarm about rollback of mpg targets

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WASHINGTON — The Consumer Federation of America on Monday, countering automakers’ efforts for relaxed 2025 model year fuel economy standards, it says show that the value of fuel savings from higher mpg outweighs the added cost of vehicles with fuel-saving technology. The public interest group also said 79 percent of Americans strongly support 2012 rules negotiated by the Obama administration and automakers aimed at doubling fleetwide fuel efficiency by the 2025 model year to 54.5 mpg.

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NHTSA to review gas-mileage rules, could freeze 2021 levels for later years

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The U.S. Department of Transportation said yesterday the NHTSA is preparing to revise corporate average fuel economy requirements for model years 2022 through 2025. The proposed version of those regulations, which was issued by the Obama Administration in 2012, included steady increases for each of those model years. Among the alternatives that…

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Tire & Rubber Industry Rundown: European Rubber Journal

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Asia BD price drop… Nike sales… Clariant-Huntsman link-up… Michelin buys wine reviewer… Conti acquires… Eversafe Rubber… SKF sued ?… Firestone leak… UK down… Kumho limbo… Thai NR…

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