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UN shipping chief hails progress on carbon emissions

Today 10:00am - Countries are nearing agreement on how to tackle shipping’s carbon footprint, UN shipping chief Kitack Lim has told an industry conference, but resistance to a binding cap remains.

Silence rules as Frankfurt shows off electric cars

Monday - When Angela Merkel addressed the Frankfurt motor show, it was not to a backdrop of revving engines but an exhibition of noiseless electric Golfs, South Korean hybrids and Japanese fuel-cell cars.

Mercedes ready to show its first hydrogen SUV

11 Sep 17 - Mercedes-Benz will unveil its first production-ready hydrogen car on Wednesday at the Frankfurt motor show.

Jaguar Land Rover to go electric or hybrid from 2020

8 Sep 17 - Jaguar Land Rover is the latest large carmaker to say it will stop launching new models solely powered by internal combustion engines.

Cruise ships have done nothing about pollution, report claims

6 Sep 17 - Cruise ships have done virtually nothing to reduce their pollution over the past year, with some still emitting as much particulate matter as a million cars a day, according to a new report.

BLACK-OUT: What was ministry advice on Kiwirail?

1 Sep 17 - Heavily redacted documents give little clue what advice the Ministry for the Environment gave the Government on the scrapping of KiwiRail's electric engines.

Europe rolls out tougher car emissions tests

1 Sep 17 - New on-road car emissions testing comes into force in the European Union tomorrow as regulators strive to prevent a repeat of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal.


BMW to build all-electric version of the Mini Cooper

31 Aug 17 - BMW has confirmed that it will release a full-electric version of the iconic Mini Cooper by 2019.

Driverless cars could see rural sprawl of humankind

28 Aug 17 - Self-driving cars will change how we live, in all sorts of ways. But they won’t just affect humans – the coming revolution in autonomous transport has significant implications for wildlife as well.

BLUE GOLD: E-cars mean the world is going crazy for cobalt

25 Aug 17 - Niche metal cobalt - a key component in the new breed of e-car batteries - is leaving bigger names like copper and lithium in its dust and triggering an international hunt for new deposits.

Airlines' offsetting doesn't add up, says Consumer NZ

23 Aug 17 - Carbon offsetting by the two major domestic airlines operating in New Zealand doesn’t fully reflect carbon emissions caused by air travel, says Consumer New Zealand.

Intercity commuter trains would slash emissions

21 Aug 17 - A commuter-train service between Auckland and Hamilton could slash 6000 tonnes off New Zealand’s annual greenhouse gas emissions.

Hyundai confirms e-cars will be core business

18 Aug 17 - Hyundai has confirmed it is placing electric vehicles at the centre of its product strategy — one that includes plans for a premium long-distance electric car as it seeks to catch up to Tesla and...

Government changes mind and pushes for e-cars

14 Aug 17 - The Government is promising to make a third of its car fleet electric by 2021 – despite saying last year that cash-strapped government departments couldn’t afford to replace petrol cars, let alone...

E-CAR QUERY: What do we do with the dead batteries?

11 Aug 17 - Carmakers, recyclers and tech start-ups are working to solve the question of how to deal with lithium-ion batteries when they wear out.

Tesla drivers claim record of 1078 km on one charge

9 Aug 17 - Five members of the Italian Tesla owners club claim to have set a new distance record, travelling 1078 kilometres on a single charge in a Tesla Model S.

Roads could be covered with 'tunnels' to absorb pollution

4 Aug 17 - Major roads could be turned into tunnels covered with pollution-absorbing material in an effort to cut emission fumes and improve air quality.

Do petrol and diesel bans mean the death of biofuels?

1 Aug 17 - If cars running on fossil fuels will be substituted by electric cars, it could imply that all liquid transport fuels will be eliminated.

Britain sets 2040 for ban on diesel and petrol cars

27 Jul 17 - Britain will ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health.


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