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LNG no solution for truck emissions

Heavy goods vehicles running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) can emit up to five times as much nitrogen oxides as the latest diesel models ...
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Post-Euro 6 car emissions standards

A new ICCT report highlights the limitations of current EU car emissions standards and provides detailed recommendations for how to overcome them.
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Electric cars could be charged in 10 minutes

New battery technology could give electric cars more than 200 miles of charge in as little as 10 minutes, according to new research.
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London’s ULEZ cuts NO2

Since the introduction of an Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in April 2019, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations in London have been cut by a third, according to a City Hall report.
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Action needed to cut PM from tyres and brakes

A recent report from the UK Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) warns about the increasing importance of non-exhaust emissions (NEE) from road traffic.
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CO2 standards for trucks

On 13 June 2019, the Council adopted the EU’s first-ever carbon dioxide emission standards for trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles. Under the new rules, which entered into force on 14 August, manufacturers will be required to cut CO2 emissions ...
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London launches ultra-low emissions zone

Green groups have hailed the start of an ultra-low emissions zone (ULEZ) in London that sets the toughest vehicle emission standards for any urban air quality scheme in the world.
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Global health impacts of vehicle exhaust

Study links ambient levels of toxic particles and ozone specifically caused by vehicle exhaust emissions to 385,000 premature deaths worldwide in 2015, of which 60,000 were due to emissions from shipping.
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The health costs of dirty diesel revealed

Air pollution from road traffic causes damage worth at least €80 billion every year in the EU, with diesel fumes responsible for three-quarters of the harm.
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Transport’s true cost to the environment

The European Commission has shared the preliminary results of a study on the negative effects that transport has on the environment, health, air quality and climate ...
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