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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Europe’s Green Madness: Dieselgate Was A Political Disaster

    • Date: 15/02/17
    • Holman W Jenkins Jr., The Wall Street Journal
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    After the Kyoto treaty, Europe’s entire auto industry was led down the primrose lane of adopting a technology that now appears to be a commercial and regulatory dead-end. Contrary to usual practice, we’ll begin with the punch-line: less than 4/1,000ths of a degree Celsius. That’s how much warming might be spared half a century from […]

  • Mad Climate Policies Are Plunging Europe’s Car Industry Into Crisis

    • Date: 06/06/19
    • Alex Brummer, Daily Mail
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    The drive to become more energy-efficient amid concerns over climate change, and the rush to develop mass market electric cars, are key factors in the crisis of Europe’s car industry. Germany’s once all-powerful industry is struggling to make cars compliant with eco-rules and output has plummeted. The drive to become more energy-efficient amid concerns over […]

  • 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 […]

  • Europe’s Climate Policy: A Disaster In The Making

    • Date: 04/04/19
    • Neil Winton, Forbes
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    The trouble is, the EU’s regulations to curb fuel consumption assume electric cars will be available to take up the slack. That is not a foregone conclusion. Buyers may simply shun them on grounds of price and utility. European auto makers face massive fines if they haven’t slashed the fuel consumption of their vehicles by […]

  • 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 […]

  • Electric Cars Are Failing To Woo Average American

    • Date: 01/05/18
    • Jon LeSage, OilPrice.com
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    Electric cars are having a hard time wooing the average American and the high prices are just one roadblock.  No wonder that 80% of tax credits are taken by households making more than $100,000 a year.  Volkswagen is spending $2 billion in America to correct its “Dieselgate” cheating scandal — and to move beyond the typical […]

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