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  • Electric vehicles emit more CO2 than diesel ones, German study shows

    • Date: 23/04/19
    • The Brussels Times
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    Electric vehicles in Germany account for more CO2 emissions than diesel ones, according to a study by German scientists. When CO2 emissions linked to the production of batteries and the German energy mix – in which coal still plays an important role – are taken into consideration, electric vehicles emit 11% to 28% more than […]

  • Former VW boss and four executives charged over ‘Dieselgate’

    • Date: 15/04/19
    • The Daily Telegraph
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    Martin Winterkorn, the former Volkswagen chief executive, could face up to ten years in prison after German criminal charges were brought against him over the Dieselgate emissions scandal on Monday. The move came as it emerged that rival carmaker Daimler was under investigation by German authorities on suspicion of continuing to fit emissions-rigging software to […]

  • CO2 Emissions Up As Europeans Switch From Diesel To Gasoline Cars

    • Date: 05/04/19
    • Politico
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    The aftermath of the Dieselgate scandal is pushing drivers to switch from diesel to gasoline cars, undermining efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions from road transport. Average CO2 emissions from new cars rose in 2017 for the first time since 2010 — largely due to the fuel change, according to final data released by the European Environment […]

  • Britain’s Diesel Fiasco Causes Rising CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 11/01/19
    • Daily Express
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    Diesel cars are in decline due to the wide condemnation of the fuel type as a result of the VW Dieselgate scandal of 2015. The overall decline in new diesel car sales has caused CO2 emissions to rise. Once revered for their lower CO2 emissions and high mileage, diesel is now the dirty word in the car […]

  • Germany’s Diesel Disaster & The Lessons of ‘Dieselgate’

    • Date: 06/01/19
    • Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., The Wall Street Journal
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    A whole generation of green activists and politicians probably will have to die away before rational priorities for limiting CO2 emissions will be discussable. Angela Merkel had a bad 2018. Outsiders heard the word “migrants” during her party’s many electoral defeats. But a more urgent concern for millions of German voters was the fate of […]

  • Attack On Greens: Angela Merkel Aims To Ward Off Diesel Car Ban In Desperate Attempt To Stay In Power

    • Date: 22/10/18
    • Deutsche Welle
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    Angela Merkel has pledged to introduce legislation to stop “disproportionate” bans on diesel cars. The chancellor was speaking ahead of the state election in Hesse, where her CDU is desperate for a good showing.      German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned it would be “disproportionate” to ban diesel cars in cities where limits on nitrogen emissions are […]

  • Electric Teslas No Greener Than Petrol And Diesel Cars

    • Date: 25/06/18
    • Daily Mail
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    They are marketed as being among the world’s most environmentally friendly vehicles. But Teslas may be as bad for the planet as their petrol and diesel equivalents, it was claimed yesterday. Analysts found the amount of greenhouse gas used in building a Tesla and generating the electricity to charge it was no different to petrol cars. […]

  • Green Suicide: German Car-Makers Face Existential Crisis After Betting On ‘Green’ Diesel

    • Date: 29/07/17
    • The Daily Telegraph
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    “Against the backdrop of the diesel scandal, illegal agreements amount to a nuclear meltdown for the German car industry’s credibility.” At the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart, the prize exhibit is the Benz Patent-Motorwagen of 1885, the first car ever made. It is a potent symbol for a car industry that is not just the jewel […]

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