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Renewable diesel: 90 percent lower carbon emissions than regular diesel, Neste claims

Renewable diesel: 90 percent lower carbon emissions than regular diesel, Neste claims

The lifecycle carbon emissions of renewable diesel fuel are significantly lower than those of conventional diesel, says a new study from a company that sells the renewable version. Neste's diesel fuel can be used in both cars and heavy-duty trucks. Today, it sells the renewable diesel in parts of... read more

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2016 Nissan Leaf

Another study confirms electric cars have lower carbon emissions, in Minnesota this time

It's a very reasonable question: electric cars themselves have no tailpipe emissions, but what about the power plants used to recharge them? After more than a dozen studies... read more May 9, 2016 by


 
China

China accelerates tougher vehicle emission standards, starting sooner

China is known for having some of the worst air pollution in the world, due in part to years of lax emission regulations covering factories as well as vehicles in the world's... read more April 25, 2016 by


 
Mitsubishi eK

Emission, fuel-economy test issues spread: Mitsubishi, Daimler, others being investigated

The Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal has led to increased scrutiny of other carmakers by regulatory agencies around the world. So while VW works to hammer out the... read more April 25, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW settlement with EPA announced over diesel emission scandal (updated)

Volkswagen and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today that they had reached an agreement on a plan to address hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles sold over... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands [Image: Flickr user _dChris]

Netherlands joins Norway in plans to end new gas, diesel car sales by 2025

While many countries promote electric cars, only Norway has taken the step of putting into place a plan to phase out cars powered by gasoline or diesel fuel entirely. Now... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

European fix for VW diesels complies with law, but real-world emissions still too high

Updates to the millions of Volkswagen TDI diesel cars that turned out not to meet European emission regulations were supposed to be well underway by now. German authorities... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
Power station - Image by Flickr user MacJewell, used under Creative Commons license

Peabody, world's largest private coal company, files for bankruptcy

Peabody Energy—the world's largest private coal company—filed for bankruptcy this week. The company cited a variety of factors, including lower-than-expected... read more April 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

Diesel scandal to hurt plug-in hybrids, former Fiat exec says

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to calls for more real-world emission testing outside laboratory conditions, in order to catch future cheating. That could be bad news... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
Smog in Dehli, India (by Flickr user Mfield)

India's ambitious goal: all electric vehicles on roads by 2030

Several countries have committed to putting more electric cars on their roads in the near future as a way to reduce air pollution and combat climate change. But what if one... read more March 31, 2016 by


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

Mexico urged to pass strong emissions limits for heavy trucks; 20,000 deaths cited

A lot of attention is paid to emissions from cars, but heavy-duty trucks represent a major part of the problem as well. Trucks cover more mileage than the average passenger... read more March 31, 2016 by


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

VW diesel emissions scandal: what you need to know in 10 questions (updated)

Friday, March 18th, will mark six months since the news that Volkswagen deliberately circumvented U.S. EPA emissions laws on so-called "clean diesel" models sold from 2009... read more March 17, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Singapore levies carbon tax on used Tesla for electricity to recharge it

A businessman and electric-car fan who imported a Tesla Model S into Singapore has had to pay an additional emission tax on the zero-emission luxury car. While the Tesla runs... read more March 8, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW to release diesel cheating report by end of April, annual meeting to come June 28 (UPDATED)

As it continues to fight a losing public-relations battle over the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, Volkswagen is preparing to release the results of an internal... read more March 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi Q7

VW kept earlier Audi emissions issue from regulators

Long before use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars was uncovered by independent researchers, Volkswagen withheld information about a potential emissions issue from... read more February 29, 2016 by


 
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

Volkswagen, EPA Unlikely To Settle Before End Of March: Report

Five months after it first hit the press, U.S. owners of 580,000 diesel vehicles with Volkswagen TDI engines are no closer to knowing how or when their cars will be modified... read more February 23, 2016 by


 

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