Brussels, 28 June 2019 – The automobile industry and the public transport sector are calling on EU member states to step up investments in much-needed infrastructure for charging and refuelling alternatively-powered buses. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) issued this joint call following the Council of the European Union’s recent adoption of the Clean Vehicles Directive.
Brussels, 25 June 2019 – European Environment Agency (EEA) data issued yesterday confirm that CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU28 rose for the second year running in 2018, up 1.8% on 2017. Last year was also the second year when petrol cars were the most sold fuel type, further expanding their market share while sales of diesel-fuelled cars continued to decline. New vans also recorded a CO2 increase (+1.3%) for the first time since records began.