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The French carmaker has told GM it believes it is owed more than half a billion euros.

PSA intends to pursue a legal claim, say sources.

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Grid mix, climate, and local driving patterns affect an EV's emissions.

Looking to lower your carbon footprint? This map will tell you which car to drive.

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Bild am Sonntag says Volkswagen executives knew about irregular CO2 readings a year ago, countering VW's claim that it only found out this November.

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German prosecutors open another criminal probe into Volkswagen, this time into potential tax evasion over CO2 irregularities in about 800,000 cars in Europe.

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VW engineers admit that they cheated to lower CO2 emissions for the company's vehicles because they couldn't meet the goals set by former CEO Martin Winterkorn.

Cochin International Airport Is Leading The Way

Cochin International Airport in India has installed a huge solar array, which generates enough energy for the whole facility.

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Mercedes R&D Boss Thomas Weber tells Autocar that AMG might need to have a hybrid offering on the market by 2020 due to EU CO2 emissions regulations.

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Automakers are looking for retroactive emissions credits from the EPA for using stop/start, LED lights, and other tech already added to vehicles.

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European automakers want proposed CO2 emissions regulations for 2025 to be pushed back a further five years.

The GAO says tens of millions of dollars are wasted each year due to too much fracking. 40 percent of the burnt excess gas could be saved.

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Paris banned vehicles with even-numbered license plates yesterday to reduce record smog levels.

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New On-Road Test Could Arrive In 2017

The European Union is working on legislation to scrap the 25-year-old laboratory tests in the New European Driving Cycle that measure vehicle emissions, replacing NEDC with Real Emissions Driving tests.

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In UK, Exhaust Emissions Kill More Than Crashes Do

That dirty look parents (OK, some parents) give a cigarette smoker blowing smoke towards their kids? Maybe those should extend to drivers of cars using conventional internal-combustion engines. Which would make for a whole lot of stink-eye.

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In 2007, the European Union mandated fleet average CO2 emissions of 158.7 g/km. For 2015, that figure will drop to 130 g/km, and the target for 2020 is an ambitions 95 g/km. Thanks to some German politicking, that target will be phased in from 2020 to 2024, but it will still apply to 80 percent of passenger cars in that first year. In US miles per gallon, that's the equivalent of going from about 35 mpg to 42 mpg to 57 mpg. The current Volkswagen Golf is rated from 85 g/km of CO2 to 190 g/km dep

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Business Forward says new EPA rules will add just $7 to cost of new car

When it comes to climate change, the auto industry will be better served by working with the energy industry on cleaner energy plants than dealing with more and more severe weather incidents in the future. That's the finding of a new study by Business Forward, which says that supporting the EPA's new rules – which is supposed to make energy plants 30 percent cleaner – is the right move. The reason lies in just-in-time production methods, which can be tremendously impacted by severe w

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A year ago, President Obama put the electricity industry on notice and said that he would implement some sort of limits on carbon emissions. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a proposed rule for cleaner electricity generating plants and it would go a long way towards making the "long tailpipe" of electric vehicles even cleaner.

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Another Swedish family is taking the One Tonne Life eco-challenge from Volvo and is enjoying the results. This time, it's the Jogensjö family, which is taking on the challenge three years after the Lindell family did the same. Only the Jogensjös get to drive around in a Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid, whereas the Lindells had to "make due" with a Volvo C30 battery-electric.

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What, you expected European automakers to test their vehicle emissions levels on gravel roads in a wind storm? Charged with cutting CO2 emissions by more than 30 percent within the next seven years, automakers reduced fleetwide emissions by four percent last year. Of course, such automakers may be gaming the system by testing cars on "unrealistically" smooth road surfaces and with tires that can provide extra traction, Reuters says. No word on whether such cars wind-drafted behind semi trucks.

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Mercedes-Benz says it reduced its fleetwide vehicle emissions by 4.3 percent last year. Of course, the German automaker has another 29 percent to go to meet the European Commission's 2020 mandate. But who's counting?