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AddStudy: EU could cut emissions 89% in 40 years by ditching ICEs, adopting EVs, reducing speeds...

According to a 15-month long study conducted in part by the European Commission, Europe's transportation sector could feasibly cut its greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by a resounding 89 percent by 2050. While the study concludes that the EU could cut emissions by nearly 90 percent, it's almost impossible that this will actually happen. It's not that the study is inaccurate, it's just that many of the targets cited are far from obtainable without drastic changes to transportation as we

AddIs carbon fiber really a "green" solution to reduce vehicle weight?

BMW and Mercedes are leading the way in using carbon fiber to reduce weight in future passenger vehicles. Losing pounds can also be key to meet upcoming CAFE regulations and can also help increase the range electric vehicles can travel. The shift towards carbon fiber will probably become more widespread throughout the automotive industry as companies realize the weight-saving benefits of this product versus steel. Though carbon fiber is touted for its low weight, a new report by Toyota and repor

AddReport: Canada reveals first-ever vehicle emissions standards that looks awfully familiar

Following the lead of the U.S., Canada has chosen to employ a fuel economy regulation program for the first time ever, and the numbers are virtually identical to ours. The differences between the two countries' programs are so minute that you could essentially say Canada copied our new Corporate Average Fuel Economy guidelines that require automakers to achieve a fleet average fuel economy of around 35 mpg by 2016. Prior to this, Canada had some emissions guidelines, but didn't require complianc

AddReport suggests fuel tax better than higher mpg standards for heavy duty vehicles

Passenger cars and light-duty trucks will be subjected to stringent new emission standards in the near future. Heavy-duty vehicles are not being left out of the mix and will have their own regulations intended to slowly lead to cleaner vehicles delivering goods across the nation. That's a good thing.

AddEPA responds to CAFE concerns by limiting zero-emission status to first 200,000 vehicles

Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddInternational racing organizations meet to discuss environmental responsibility

2009 24 Hours of LeMans Start – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddNo fair! Porsche seeks partial exemption from upcoming emissions standards

2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddJohn McCain gets production Chevy Volt sneak preview

While it seems the public must wait until September to get a glimpse of the final production version of the Chevy Volt, GM is letting John McCain cut to the front of the line to take a good look at the architecture that the company hopes will propel them into the next decade. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee was given a tour of the GM Design Center Dome at Warren, MI today where he later held a Town Hall meeting with hundreds of GM employees. We guess they're not holding that "Som

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