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‘Circle of five’ carmakers under EU cartel probe

Thursday - The European Commission's anti-competition team is looking into BMW, Daimler and the VW group for allegedly limiting the roll-out of technology meant to clean up car emissions.

Diesel vehicle numbers still growing

Thursday - Three years after the Dieselgate scandal erupted, the number of highly polluting diesel vehicles on Europe’s roads has risen to 43 million.

European nations make plans for hydrogen

Thursday - Dozens of European countries are backing a plan to increase the use of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels to cut the continent’s carbon emissions.

Germany takes the h-train

Thursday - Germany has launched the world's first hydrogen train. It has a range of 960km on a single tank of hydrogen, similar to that of diesel trains.

Google street cars will map city air pollution

Tuesday - Google Street View cars will be outfitted with sensors that test air quality in cities and towns across the globe.

Quarter of world's 100 busiest airports in danger from the sea

14 Sep 18 - As a typhoon tore through Japan last week, travellers at Kansai International Airport looked out on a terrifying void: Where the runway should have been, they saw only the sea.

Electric Mercedes spearheads Germany's assault on Tesla

6 Sep 18 - Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil its much-anticipated electric SUV this week, marking the start of a German onslaught against Tesla.


Drivers foot huge bill for carmakers' scam

31 Aug 18 - Drivers in Europe have paid $NZ260 billion more on fuel than they would have if their vehicles had performed as well on-the-road as in official laboratory-based tests, says a new report.

Europe now boasts more than a million e-cars

30 Aug 18 - Europe now has more than a million electric cars after sales soared by over 40 per cent in the first half of the year, new figures reveal.

Nissan makes electric car just for China

30 Aug 18 - Nissan has begun production for its first electric car designed specifically for China.

The road ahead might not be smooth for electric scooters

21 Aug 18 - Electric scooters are seen as a good choice by many eco-conscious consumers, but some cities see regulatory headaches.

Companies offer e-cars on subscription

20 Aug 18 - Electric vehicles could soon be available on subscription.

E-planes on way ... as soon as we can figure out the battery

20 Aug 18 - At least 20 companies are developing aerial taxi plans, including Boeing and Airbus. But flying requires an incredible amount of energy, and presently, batteries are too heavy and too expensive to...

Rolls-Royce making battery to power ships

20 Aug 18 - Rolls-Royce is developing a battery storage device for use in the shipping industry.

Who will own EV charging stations?

16 Aug 18 - The fragmented nature of EV charging infrastructure ownership means that any of a range of players could be taking your money.

KiwiRail sees exciting future for hydrogen trains

3 Aug 18 - Hydrogen-powered trains could play a big part in cutting New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, KiwiRail says.

Toyota planning Olympic Games specials

31 Jul 18 - Toyota is planning to use the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo to showcase the future of transportation.

Airbus to build solar-powered unmanned planes

23 Jul 18 - Airbus has unveiled plans to manufacture a solar plane which will fly unmanned high in the sky.

Drivers get help to find EV charging stations

19 Jul 18 - Finding a place to charge your electric car is about to get easier.


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