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    Australian new vehicle fleet has the lowest CO2 emissions ever

    The fleet of 2010 model year vehicles sold in Australia posted the nation's lowest-ever combined carbon dioxide emissions. At 212.6 grams per kilometer of CO2, Australia's 2010 vehicle fleet spewed 2.7 percent less emissions than the nation's 2009 lineup of automobiles. The National Average ...

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    Study: Plug-in hybrids could reduce overall emissions of CO2, NOx

    Honda Accord plug-in hybrid demonstrator – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A team at Carnegie Mellon University modeled the net emissions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) under a slew of different scenarios and discovered that, although the widespread use of PHEVs ...

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    EU votes in favor of CO2 limits on light commercial vehicles

    The European Parliament (EP) has voted to approve a measure that will limit CO2 emissions for vans and other light commercial vehicles in use throughout the European Union (EU). The legislation, which complements existing CO2 limits for passenger vehicles, was approved with 534 votes in favor ...

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    Limited edition Smart ForTwo Lightshine emits a mere 86 g/km of CO2 *UPDATE

    2010 Smart ForTwo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Smart has announced that it will launch a limited edition version of its ForTwo city car that emits a paltry 86 grams per kilometer of CO2. Smart claims that this special edition model, a UK-only offering called the Lightshine, is ...

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    Peugeot oultlines long-term emissions reduction plans

    Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While speaking at the 1st French-American EV Technology Forum held on December 8th, Joel Danroc, deputy manager of the French research organization CEA and Craig Childers, an employee at the California Air Resources Board (CARB), ...

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    Volvo's 1.6-liter diesel-powered S40, V50 join sub-100 g/km CO2 club

    In the automotive industry, dropping below the 100 g/km CO2 emissions benchmark is no easy task. Aside from a few vehicles like the TwinAir two-cylinder Fiat 500 and the 1.0-liter Hyundai i10, seldom do we see gasoline- or diesel-powered autos venture into the rarified ranks of the sub-100 g/km ...

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    Paris preview: Hyundai to launch overhauled i10, range includes a new 99g/km model

    Hyundai i10 electric – Click above for high-res image
    The ultimate Hyundai i10 – at least when calculated in terms of efficiency – is undoubtedly the electrified version pictured above. While battery-powered is about as clean as its gets, Hyundai's new lineup of gasoline-powered ...

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    Hyundai's diesel-powered i40 to offer "class-leading CO2 emissions"

    2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While many vehicles offered for sale outside of the U.S. would fail to meet the demands of stateside buyers, the diesel-powered Hyundai i40 wagon appears to have all the goods to please. Of course, we're not thrilled to let ...

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    UK new car CO2 average down by 4.7 in first half of 2010

    According to a new report from the UK trade group Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the average CO2 emissions of new cars sold there have continued a steady downward trend in the first half of this year. Thanks to increasing sales of cars specifically developed to reduce fuel ...

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    Study: Cutting global CO2 emissions in half by 2050 will cost $46 trillion

    Cutting CO2 emissions is a driving force behind the development of more fuel-efficient vehicles and cleaner-burning engines. Reduced CO2 is also a prime reason that vehicles such as hybrids and electrics have begun to capture sales across the globe. The global reduction of CO2 has been a focus of ...

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    U.S. is, sadly, number one when it comes to CO2 emissions

    In the U.S., we can buy hybrids, a few diesels and, soon, some serious plug-in vehicle contenders. But, on the whole, we're a dirty, dirty car market. At least, so says a new report from automotive data provider JATO Dynamics. JATO compared the American light vehicle market for the first quarter ...

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    Fiat developing hybrid powertrain for small cars, CO2 emissions expected at just 80 g/km

    Fiat 500 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Fiat has spent the last few years developing a hybrid powertrain for use in some of its smaller vehicles, such as the 500, Panda and Punto. The hybrid setup is designed to work in concert with the company's dual-clutch transmission and its ...

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    EPA responds to CAFE concerns by limiting zero-emission status to first 200,000 vehicles

    Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Concerns over how electric cars fit into new CAFE emissions regulations popped up almost immediately after the announcement of new standards became official. The main question is how automakers will be credited for their ...

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    California leaves "cool cars" regulation out in the, ahem, cold

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced that the "cool cars" regulation has been canceled. "Cool cars" tried to reduce the need for air conditioning in new vehicles by mandating that their windows reflect or absorb a portion of the heat-producing rays from the sun. The decision to ...

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    Smart CDI drops down to 86 grams of CO2 per km

    2009 Smart Fortwo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Smart Fortwo CDI can be an efficient beast. During the 2009 ALD World MPG Marathon, the little city car managed to get 80.61 miles per gallon (U.S.), which is darn impressive but not exactly representative of how normal people ...

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    Green Car Game brings child's gameplay to CO2 emissions

    We're not against a silly flash game that teaches us a fact or two about green cars or how to drive better, but one thing we do not need is a green car version of war/Top Trumps. But, this is what has given us with the Green Car Game. If you want to learn, in detail and kind ...

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    Reality Bites: limos, CO2 emissions and private jets at Hopenhagen

    Sure, there might be a fleet of advanced technology vehicles cruising the streets of Copenhagen this week and next for the COP 15 Copenhagen United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009, but that doesn't mean that literally tons of CO2 won't be emitted during the talks. According to the United ...

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    Fiat now the lowest CO2 emitter in Europe

    While the Frankfurt Motor Show tries to present us with the future of motoring, the European Federation for Transport and Environment has taken stock of where automakers are today. Fiat and PSA Peugeot-Citroen came out with the lowest average CO2 emissions (138 and 139 grams/kilometer, ...

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    Ferrari, Alpina lead supercar race to not-quite-as-high CO2 levels

    Ferrari F430 Spider Bio-Fuel – Click above for high-res image gallery
    CO2 emission numbers for cars from companies like Ferrari and Aston Martin are, to a Prius or clean diesel fan, pretty much a joke. Bentleys, for example, average over 400 grams of CO2 per kilometer. There are even some ...

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    Audi of America president calls Chevy Volt "a car for idiots," slams electric vehicles

    When an automotive executive says something brash and outrageous, we sometimes call it "Going Lutz." The green car world has it's own special phrase – "Going Musk" – and we always look forward to the next item that makes us go, "Huh? Really?" They're so much more exciting than the daily ...


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