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The data is in: European plug-in vehicle sales are dropping

Renault Zoe EV, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV are leaders.

A European Commission-funded website breaks out electric, plug-in hybrid vehicle sales by model, and finds the news isn't great.

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VW, Greenpeace agree on tighter emissions standards, 95 g/km of CO2 by 2020

We're not expecting the next whaling-ship ramming Greenpeace boat to have a VW logo on it, but it's nice that the two entities are finally getting together in the name of lower emissions.

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European Commission decides on Mennekes type 2 plug standard

The European Commission's recently unveiled plan for cleaner fuels and lowered dependency on imported oil is counting on huge gains from natural gas and electric vehicles. While there are about one million natural gas-powered vehicles on European roads today, the number is expected to increase ten-fold by 20

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Electric charger standardization remains question, hurdle in Europe's EV adoption

The electric vehicle charging-station standardization issue that's viewed as a major hurdle to mass EV adoption goes far beyond SAE vs. CHAdeMO, apparently. European nations are also divided about which standard the European Union should use in its effort to build out the infrastructure necessary to ease away-from-home charging of plug-in vehicles, Ward's Auto reports, citing auto

European Commission says no to capping gas tax

While John McCain's idea of a gas tax holiday was a hit in the U.S. (well, it was a hit with him and Hillary Clinton, anyway), the European Commission is saying no in all sorts of languages to the possibility of the EU capping the value-added tax on fuel. Automotive News Europe reports t

European Commission's Green plan for cars stalls

Less than two weeks after being proposed, the European Commission's plan to force Europe's car industry to reduce new car carbon dioxide emissions to 120 grams per kilometre / 2.6 ounces per mile, has been shelved by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. Meant to be part of a wider climate change strategy for the European Union, the best way to achieve the proposed carbon dioxide reductions