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World petrol demand ‘likely to peak by 2030 as electric car sales rise’

World petrol demand will peak within 13 years thanks to the impact of electric cars and more efficient engines, energy experts have predicted. UK-based Wood Mackenzie said it expected the take-up of electric vehicles to cut gasoline demand significantly, particularly

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Copenhagen mayor wants to phase out diesel cars: ‘it’s not a human right to pollute the air for others’

Copenhagen’s mayor proposed a ban on new diesel cars entering the city’s environmental zone, a low-emission area that basically covers the whole of the capital, as early as 2019. “It’s not a human right to pollute the air for others,”

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Eight reasons electric vehicles are the future of transportation

Auto Loan Solutions has analyzed the most recent EV data, which predicts the future impact of EVs on the transportation industry in their infographic “8 Reasons EVs are the future of transportation.” This infographic will command the attention of even

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Four of the world’s biggest cities are taking an unprecedented step to battle pollution

Some of the biggest urban-pollution headlines of the past few years haven’t come from likely suspects like Beijing and New Delhi, but rather once-pristine European cities: Paris. Athens. Madrid. Now those three capitals, plus notoriously polluted Mexico City, are taking

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Solar Impulse completes Atlantic crossing with landing in Seville

The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has touched down in Spain, completing the 70-hour Atlantic leg of its historic bid to circle the globe. The landing in Seville marked the end of the 15th stage of Solar Impulse’s journey. Mission managers will

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Cars and trucks burn almost half of all palm oil used in Europe

An earlier analysis of a European Commission study revealed that the climate impact of biodiesel from palm oil is three times that of fossil diesel because palm expansion drives deforestation and peatland drainage in South-East Asia, Latin America and Africa.

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Two billionaires lashed out at Tesla at the Wall Street conference of the year

Neither billionaire oil man T. Boone Pickens nor real-estate billionaire Sam Zell care for Tesla. They explained why on stage during their talk at the SkyBridge Alternatives conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday 11 May. “Tesla is this big car

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Europe’s problem with diesel cars

New UK government tests confirm that diesel cars produce a lot more air pollution in real-world driving when compared with the legal tests. Those sold since 2009 emitted six times more nitrogen oxides, on average. Compared with the stricter standards

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Germany introduces electric car subsidy, but excludes Tesla

Germany ‘s target of one million electric cars on its roads by 2020 stands no chance of being met, but Wednesday’s news the government agreed to contribute 50% to a 1.2 billion euro ($1.4 billion) subsidy fund, should mean their

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How electric cars will cause the next oil crisis

With all good technologies, there comes a time when buying the alternative no longer makes sense. Think smartphones in the past decade, color TVs in the 1970s, or even gasoline cars in the early 20th century. Predicting the timing of

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