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Top EU commissioner calls for ‘no taboos’ review of 2035 car ban

News from Brussels POLITICO - 2022-11-04

The EU could still hit the brakes on its plan to phase out sales of polluting cars by 2035 if the market for electric vehicles doesn't take off in time, according to Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton. …

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BMW, Stellantis warn on surging costs as recession looms in Germany

Automotive Industry Automotive News Europe - 2022-11-04

Stellantis has joined BMW in warning that Europe is struggling to cope with surging costs. As a result,  consumers in the region are starting to dial back car purchases. …

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Advanced biofuels are essential to transport’s green transformation

News from Brussels EURACTIV - 2022-11-03

Advanced biofuels made from waste products do not impact land use, making them an ideal means to decarbonise the current vehicle fleet, as well as transport modes unsuited to electrification, writes Nicholas Ball (Dr Nicholas Ball is the …

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VW Group's Seat says Spain's subsidy for battery plant, EV production 'not sufficient'

Automotive Industry Automotive News Europe - 2022-11-03

The chief of Volkswagen Group's Spanish unit Seat Wayne Griffiths said the subsidies offered by Spanish authorities for a battery factory construction and electric vehicle production "is not sufficient," but voiced optimism about finding …

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EU ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035 explained

News from Brussels European Parliament - 2022-11-03

To reach its climate neutrality goal by 2050, the EU is taking action to reduce emissions from cars as road transport accounts for one fifth of the EU’s CO2 emissions. In June 2022, Parliament backed the European Commissio …

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Fuel types of new cars: battery electric 11.9%, hybrid 22.6% and petrol 37.8% market share in Q3 2022

News from Brussels ACEA - 2022-11-03

In the Q3 of 2022, the market share of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) increased further as sales continued to rise. BEVs now account for 11.9% of total EU passenger car registrations (up from 9.8% in Q3 2021). …

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Nissan CEO says Renault talks focused on leveraging EV strengths

Automotive Industry Automotive News Europe - 2022-11-03

Nissan's talks with alliance partner Renault are focused on optimizing their investment in electric vehicles and strengthening their competitiveness as equal partners, Makoto Uchida, the Japanese automaker's CEO, said. …

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A Self-driving Mobility Service Launched in Jeju

Automotive Industry Business Korea - 2022-11-03

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced that a self-driving mobility service was launched in Jeju on Thursday 3 November 2022. …

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European road freight rates soften after hitting another all-time high in Q3

News from Brussels IRU - 2022-11-03

Diesel prices, driver shortages and drought in Europe have all played a significant role to push average European road freight rates up again in Q3 despite lower consumer spending. …

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Geely's Zeekr plans EV sales in Europe in 2023

Automotive Industry Automotive News Europe - 2022-11-03

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group's premium electric car business plans to sell the first electric vehicle produced under the Zeekr brand in Europe next year, Zeekr's CEO said. …

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