The Truth About Cars » EU http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » EU http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Total Recall: Volkswagen Group Will Fix 8.5M Vehicles in EU http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/total-recall-volkswagen-group-will-fix-8-5m-vehicles-eu/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/total-recall-volkswagen-group-will-fix-8-5m-vehicles-eu/#comments Thu, 15 Oct 2015 17:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1196162 Volkswagen Group will recall 8.5 million vehicles in the European Union’s 28 member states, including the 2.4 million vehicles it is already being forced to recall by the KBA, Germany’s transportation authority, the automaker announced Thursday. Vehicles from the Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda brands are included in the recall. The latest EA 288 diesel engine is not part […]

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Volkswagen Group will recall 8.5 million vehicles in the European Union’s 28 member states, including the 2.4 million vehicles it is already being forced to recall by the KBA, Germany’s transportation authority, the automaker announced Thursday. Vehicles from the Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda brands are included in the recall. The latest EA 288 diesel engine is not part […]

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EU Gains Not Enough to Stave Opel Production Reductions http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/eu-gains-not-enough-to-stave-opel-production-reductions/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/eu-gains-not-enough-to-stave-opel-production-reductions/#comments Sat, 18 Jul 2015 17:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1119321 Recent sales growth in the EU hasn’t been kind to Opel as the group is forced to reduce hours at two German plants. According to Automotive News, Opel will cut production of the Adam and Corsa at Eisenach and Insignia and Zafira Tourer at Ruesselsheim. The move is due to Opel’s exit from the Russian […]

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Recent sales growth in the EU hasn’t been kind to Opel as the group is forced to reduce hours at two German plants. According to Automotive News, Opel will cut production of the Adam and Corsa at Eisenach and Insignia and Zafira Tourer at Ruesselsheim. The move is due to Opel’s exit from the Russian […]

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While You Were Sleeping: Automated Crash Reporting, Worthersee, and Mad Max http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/sleeping-automated-crash-reporting-worthersee-mad-max/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/sleeping-automated-crash-reporting-worthersee-mad-max/#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:04:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1056058 Many optionally available subscription-based services, such as OnStar, offering automated crash reporting could lose their marketing edge in 2018. 2015 GT350 & GT350R Mustang Options Pricing (Mustang6G) No MSRPs yet, but some of these options are incredibly pricy. Skoda unveils Fabia pickup concept car (AutoCar) A Škoda Fabia pickup built by 17- and 18-year-old apprentices? I’d drive it. 37 UberX Vehicles Seized in Montreal Since February […]

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Many optionally available subscription-based services, such as OnStar, offering automated crash reporting could lose their marketing edge in 2018. 2015 GT350 & GT350R Mustang Options Pricing (Mustang6G) No MSRPs yet, but some of these options are incredibly pricy. Skoda unveils Fabia pickup concept car (AutoCar) A Škoda Fabia pickup built by 17- and 18-year-old apprentices? I’d drive it. 37 UberX Vehicles Seized in Montreal Since February […]

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Honda Production Announcement Provides Best Indication For Imported Civic Hatchback http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/honda-production-announcement-provides-best-indication-imported-civic-hatchback/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/honda-production-announcement-provides-best-indication-imported-civic-hatchback/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:47:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1033665 On the heels of an announcement that Honda’s Alliston, Ontario plant will be the lead plant for the next generation Honda Civic, the same plant will also be responsible for building the next-generation CR-V for the European market. According to the CBC, as many as 40,000 CR-Vs could be exported to Europe. While the CR-V […]

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On the heels of an announcement that Honda’s Alliston, Ontario plant will be the lead plant for the next generation Honda Civic, the same plant will also be responsible for building the next-generation CR-V for the European market. According to the CBC, as many as 40,000 CR-Vs could be exported to Europe. While the CR-V […]

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EU Fuel Economy, Emissions Testing Facing Major Overhaul http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/eu-fuel-economy-emissions-testing-facing-major-overhaul/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/eu-fuel-economy-emissions-testing-facing-major-overhaul/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=898602 The wildly optimistic fuel economy figures touted by auto makers in Europe could be in for a major revamp, as the EU looks to change the way these tests are conducted. Although new, slightly more stringent standards take effect next month would force auto makers to do things like conduct real road tests, rather than […]

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The wildly optimistic fuel economy figures touted by auto makers in Europe could be in for a major revamp, as the EU looks to change the way these tests are conducted. Although new, slightly more stringent standards take effect next month would force auto makers to do things like conduct real road tests, rather than […]

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EU Ratifies New CO2 Targets http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/eu-ratifies-new-co2-targets/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/eu-ratifies-new-co2-targets/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:01:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=756881 The European Union Parliament approved new CO2 targets for the year 2020, mandating an average of 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer, or roughly as much as a Toyota Prius emits. Current standards sit at 130 grams per kilometer. Just-Auto reports that within a few months, discussions will kick off regarding a post-2020 target. So […]

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The European Union Parliament approved new CO2 targets for the year 2020, mandating an average of 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer, or roughly as much as a Toyota Prius emits. Current standards sit at 130 grams per kilometer. Just-Auto reports that within a few months, discussions will kick off regarding a post-2020 target. So […]

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Credits For Dangerous Refrigerant Is The Latest In CAFE Loophole http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/credits-for-dangerous-refrigerant-is-the-latest-in-cafe-loophole/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/credits-for-dangerous-refrigerant-is-the-latest-in-cafe-loophole/#comments Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:08:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=690178 Remember R1234yf – the replacement refrigerant for R134a that can be potentially fatal, rather than just harmful to the environment? After a protracted battle between Mercedes-Benz and the EU over the use of the new refrigerant, which is flammable and extremely toxic, the adoption of R1234yf appears to be in full swing. A report in […]

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Remember R1234yf – the replacement refrigerant for R134a that can be potentially fatal, rather than just harmful to the environment? After a protracted battle between Mercedes-Benz and the EU over the use of the new refrigerant, which is flammable and extremely toxic, the adoption of R1234yf appears to be in full swing. A report in […]

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Canada To End Duties On Imported Vehicles From The EU, Will Recognize EU Standards http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/canada-to-end-duties-on-imported-vehicles-from-the-eu/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/canada-to-end-duties-on-imported-vehicles-from-the-eu/#comments Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:02:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=626881 As part of a new free trade agreement due to be signed with the European Union, Canada will remove its 6.1 percent tariff on imported vehicles from the European Union, while the EU will remove its 10 percent duties on autos and and its 4.5 percent duty on parts. According to The Globe and Mail, […]

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As part of a new free trade agreement due to be signed with the European Union, Canada will remove its 6.1 percent tariff on imported vehicles from the European Union, while the EU will remove its 10 percent duties on autos and and its 4.5 percent duty on parts. According to The Globe and Mail, […]

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Is Slump In Europe Over? Car Sales Up by 5.5% in September http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/is-slump-in-europe-over-car-sales-up-by-5-5-in-september/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/is-slump-in-europe-over-car-sales-up-by-5-5-in-september/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:52:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=625985 In a sign that the European automobile market may finally be recovering, new car registrations in September were up 5.5% from the year before. Sales in the UK and an extra sales day in the month were factors but industry analysts say that things have finally bottomed out in Europe. Year to date sales were […]

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In a sign that the European automobile market may finally be recovering, new car registrations in September were up 5.5% from the year before. Sales in the UK and an extra sales day in the month were factors but industry analysts say that things have finally bottomed out in Europe. Year to date sales were […]

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Germany Persuades EU to Delay Stricter Carbon Emissions Regulations http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/germany-persuades-eu-to-delay-stricter-carbon-emissions-regulations/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/germany-persuades-eu-to-delay-stricter-carbon-emissions-regulations/#comments Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:57:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=624161 After months of intense lobbying, Germany has convinced European Union environmental ministers to keep 2020 new car carbon dioxide emissions standards at 130 grams per kilometer instead of the proposed, stricter 95g/km standard. The German government argued that the tighter regulations would cost jobs and hurt German automakers. BMW and Mercedes-Benz produce larger and heavier […]

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After months of intense lobbying, Germany has convinced European Union environmental ministers to keep 2020 new car carbon dioxide emissions standards at 130 grams per kilometer instead of the proposed, stricter 95g/km standard. The German government argued that the tighter regulations would cost jobs and hurt German automakers. BMW and Mercedes-Benz produce larger and heavier […]

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Germany Lobbies EU To Slow Implementation of CO2 Limits http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/germany-lobbys-eu-to-slow-implementation-of-co2-limits/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/germany-lobbys-eu-to-slow-implementation-of-co2-limits/#comments Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:20:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=611409 After lobbying by Germany, the governments of the European Union have for the third time delayed implementation of carbon dioxide emissions targets for Europe’s new cars. The proposed limits would have been reduced CO2 emissions from new cars to 95 grams per kilometer. At a meeting of EU states, Germany’s request to delay a vote […]

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After lobbying by Germany, the governments of the European Union have for the third time delayed implementation of carbon dioxide emissions targets for Europe’s new cars. The proposed limits would have been reduced CO2 emissions from new cars to 95 grams per kilometer. At a meeting of EU states, Germany’s request to delay a vote […]

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EU Pushes Back Against British Government & Media on “Big Brother” Speed Limiters http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/eu-pushes-back-against-british-government-media-on-big-brother-speed-limiters/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/eu-pushes-back-against-british-government-media-on-big-brother-speed-limiters/#comments Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=508521 The European Union Commission has pushed back against reports from within the UK government that the EU was considering implementing devices in private cars that would prevent them from exceeding the speed limit, calling the reports “inaccurate beyond the limit”. In an unsigned statement on the EU’s official blog, the EU obliquely criticizing the British […]

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The European Union Commission has pushed back against reports from within the UK government that the EU was considering implementing devices in private cars that would prevent them from exceeding the speed limit, calling the reports “inaccurate beyond the limit”. In an unsigned statement on the EU’s official blog, the EU obliquely criticizing the British […]

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European Commission Plans to Mandate 70 MPH Speed Limiters in EU. UK Government Calls it “Big Brother” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/european-commission-plans-to-mandate-70-mph-speed-limiters-in-eu-uk-government-calls-it-big-brother/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/european-commission-plans-to-mandate-70-mph-speed-limiters-in-eu-uk-government-calls-it-big-brother/#comments Mon, 02 Sep 2013 13:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=505617   While Americans have an image of Europe as the place of autobahns with unlimited speeds, if a new proposal by the European Commission’s Mobility and Transport Department is approved, all cars on the continent could be fitted with devices that limit top speed to 70 miles per hour. Cars would possibly be equipped with […]

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  While Americans have an image of Europe as the place of autobahns with unlimited speeds, if a new proposal by the European Commission’s Mobility and Transport Department is approved, all cars on the continent could be fitted with devices that limit top speed to 70 miles per hour. Cars would possibly be equipped with […]

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PSA Peugeot Citroen Wins EU Approval For 7 Billion Euro Loan From French Government http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/psa-peugeot-citroen-wins-eu-approval-for-7-billion-euro-loan-from-french-government/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/psa-peugeot-citroen-wins-eu-approval-for-7-billion-euro-loan-from-french-government/#comments Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=497532 Europe’s second biggest automaker, PSA Peugeot Citroen, has gotten approval from the European Union for the French government to guarantee $9.28 billion (7 billion Euros) in bonds to provide Banque PSA Finance, the car maker’s finance arm, with funds so they can sell cars on credit at competitive interest rates. “We have arrived at a […]

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Europe’s second biggest automaker, PSA Peugeot Citroen, has gotten approval from the European Union for the French government to guarantee $9.28 billion (7 billion Euros) in bonds to provide Banque PSA Finance, the car maker’s finance arm, with funds so they can sell cars on credit at competitive interest rates. “We have arrived at a […]

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French Government Ignored Court Ruling, Invokes EU “Safeguard Procedure” to Reinstitute Ban On Mercedes-Benz Cars W/ R134a Refrigerant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/french-government-ignored-court-ruling-invokes-eu-safeguard-procedure-to-reinstitute-ban-on-mercedes-benz-cars-w-r134a-refrigerant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/french-government-ignored-court-ruling-invokes-eu-safeguard-procedure-to-reinstitute-ban-on-mercedes-benz-cars-w-r134a-refrigerant/#comments Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=497423 The regulatory and verbal war between France and Germany over Mercedes-Benz’s refusal to switch to the R1234yf air conditioning refrigerant has escalated. After a French court ordered a 10 day stay, lifting that country’s ban on R134a equpped A Class, B Class, CLA and SL cars made since June, Daimler expressed confidence that the French […]

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The regulatory and verbal war between France and Germany over Mercedes-Benz’s refusal to switch to the R1234yf air conditioning refrigerant has escalated. After a French court ordered a 10 day stay, lifting that country’s ban on R134a equpped A Class, B Class, CLA and SL cars made since June, Daimler expressed confidence that the French […]

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French Court Backs Mercedes-Benz in R1234yf/R134a Dispute with EU http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/french-court-backs-mercedes-benz-in-r1234yfr134a-dispute-with-eu/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/french-court-backs-mercedes-benz-in-r1234yfr134a-dispute-with-eu/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=497098 After a French court lifted that country’s ban on Mercedes-Benz cars equipped with R134a air conditioning refrigerant, saying that the French ministry for the environment must reevaluate their decision to block those cars, Daimler said that it was “very confident’ that the French government will abide by that court ruling. R134a has been banned for […]

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After a French court lifted that country’s ban on Mercedes-Benz cars equipped with R134a air conditioning refrigerant, saying that the French ministry for the environment must reevaluate their decision to block those cars, Daimler said that it was “very confident’ that the French government will abide by that court ruling. R134a has been banned for […]

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Honeywell Dismisses Daimler’s Distress Over R1234yf http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/honeywell-dismisses-daimlers-distress-over-r1234yf/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/honeywell-dismisses-daimlers-distress-over-r1234yf/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:12:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=496634 Last week, the European Union Commission’s Technical Committee on Motor Vehicles meeting affirmed France’s refusal to allow Mercedes-Benz to sell cars using R134a refrigerant, and alsom indicated that other EU countries may block the sale of those cars as well. Now, Honeywell International, which owns the rights to R1234yf, (the only refrigerant currently approved by the […]

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Last week, the European Union Commission’s Technical Committee on Motor Vehicles meeting affirmed France’s refusal to allow Mercedes-Benz to sell cars using R134a refrigerant, and alsom indicated that other EU countries may block the sale of those cars as well. Now, Honeywell International, which owns the rights to R1234yf, (the only refrigerant currently approved by the […]

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Daimler Loses Another Round With EU Over R1234yf, Ban on Sale of R134a Equipped M-B Cars Likely to Spread Throughout Europe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/daimler-loses-another-round-with-eu-over-r1234yf-ban-on-sale-of-r134a-equipped-m-b-cars-likely-to-spread-throughout-europe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/daimler-loses-another-round-with-eu-over-r1234yf-ban-on-sale-of-r134a-equipped-m-b-cars-likely-to-spread-throughout-europe/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:30:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=496443 When we last reported on France banning some Mercedes-Benz vehicles because the company refuses to use the now mandated R1234yf refrigerant, representatives from all 28 EU member states were scheduled to meet with the EU’s Technical Committee on Motor Vehicles to discuss the matter, particularly as it regards the sale of M-B vehicles in the 27 […]

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When we last reported on France banning some Mercedes-Benz vehicles because the company refuses to use the now mandated R1234yf refrigerant, representatives from all 28 EU member states were scheduled to meet with the EU’s Technical Committee on Motor Vehicles to discuss the matter, particularly as it regards the sale of M-B vehicles in the 27 […]

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Daimler Loses A Round With EU Over R134a Refrigerant, Full EU Commission Meets http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/daimler-loses-a-round-with-eu-over-r134a-refrigerant-full-eu-commission-meets/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/daimler-loses-a-round-with-eu-over-r134a-refrigerant-full-eu-commission-meets/#comments Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:30:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=495643 The EU Commission has provisionally sided with France in that country’s decision to stop the sale of new Mercedes-Benz cars because of Daimler’s decision to continue to use R134a refrigerant in it’s HVAC systems. The EU has banned R134a out of concerns for global warming. The only available replacement that meets the new regulations is R1234yf, […]

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The EU Commission has provisionally sided with France in that country’s decision to stop the sale of new Mercedes-Benz cars because of Daimler’s decision to continue to use R134a refrigerant in it’s HVAC systems. The EU has banned R134a out of concerns for global warming. The only available replacement that meets the new regulations is R1234yf, […]

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Germany Looking To Torpedo EU CO2 Rules http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/germany-looking-to-torpedo-eu-co2-rules/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/germany-looking-to-torpedo-eu-co2-rules/#comments Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:14:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493511 In the face of potential CO2 regulations that would mandate tough emissions regulations for new cars in the Eurozone, Germany is doing its best to shut them down completely. And the rest of the EU, along with some OEMs, are not happy about it. The EU is looking to mandate an average fleet emissions of […]

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In the face of potential CO2 regulations that would mandate tough emissions regulations for new cars in the Eurozone, Germany is doing its best to shut them down completely. And the rest of the EU, along with some OEMs, are not happy about it. The EU is looking to mandate an average fleet emissions of […]

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War Of The Noses: Germany, Alone Against The Rest Of Europe In CO2 Debate http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/war-of-the-noses-germany-alone-against-the-rest-of-europe-in-co2-debate/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/war-of-the-noses-germany-alone-against-the-rest-of-europe-in-co2-debate/#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:25:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492546 Senior members of the German government are leaning heavily on EU member states, warning “that German automakers could scale back or scrap production plans in their countries unless they support weakened carbon emissions rules,” Reuters writes. Cabinet members are said to focus their strong-arming on EU countries that recently have been bailed-out, mostly with German […]

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Senior members of the German government are leaning heavily on EU member states, warning “that German automakers could scale back or scrap production plans in their countries unless they support weakened carbon emissions rules,” Reuters writes. Cabinet members are said to focus their strong-arming on EU countries that recently have been bailed-out, mostly with German […]

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America Is A Walled-Up Car Market, Europeans Say http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/america-is-a-walled-up-car-market-europeans-say/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/america-is-a-walled-up-car-market-europeans-say/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:06:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492380 Some folks still desperately stick to the fairy tale that the Japanese car market is closed. The same people became excited when European carmakers  complained about different Japanese technical regulations – something that was sold as “proof” for Japan walling up its market against foreign imports.  The same people claim the U.S. market is open […]

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Some folks still desperately stick to the fairy tale that the Japanese car market is closed. The same people became excited when European carmakers  complained about different Japanese technical regulations – something that was sold as “proof” for Japan walling up its market against foreign imports.  The same people claim the U.S. market is open […]

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EU To Germany: Use The Explosive, Toxic Stuff, Or Else http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/eu-to-germany-make-use-the-explosive-toxic-stuff-or-else/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/eu-to-germany-make-use-the-explosive-toxic-stuff-or-else/#comments Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:06:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492173 Brussels set the German government an ultimatum:  Force automakers to use the R1234yf, or we’ll see you in court. Germany has 10 weeks to answer, writes Der Spiegel,  before the  EU will file charges. German carmakers, notably Daimler, refuse to use the R1234yf, refrigerant. They say the new stuff is highly flammable, and when it […]

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Brussels set the German government an ultimatum:  Force automakers to use the R1234yf, or we’ll see you in court. Germany has 10 weeks to answer, writes Der Spiegel,  before the  EU will file charges. German carmakers, notably Daimler, refuse to use the R1234yf, refrigerant. They say the new stuff is highly flammable, and when it […]

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Germany Wants To Water Down EU CO2 Targets With EVs Nobody Wants http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/germany-wants-to-water-down-eu-co2-targets-with-evs-nobody-wants/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/germany-wants-to-water-down-eu-co2-targets-with-evs-nobody-wants/#comments Fri, 07 Jun 2013 15:01:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491291 An attempt of Germany to water down CO2 targets, about to be imposed by the EU, explains why automakers are eager to build EVs despite a lack of an eager market. Germany proposes that so-called supercredits can be used to off-set the limits. “Unlimited supercredits could allow the manufacture of electric cars for which there […]

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An attempt of Germany to water down CO2 targets, about to be imposed by the EU, explains why automakers are eager to build EVs despite a lack of an eager market. Germany proposes that so-called supercredits can be used to off-set the limits. “Unlimited supercredits could allow the manufacture of electric cars for which there […]

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Europe In April 2013: Up A Tad http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/europe-in-april-2013-up-a-tad/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/europe-in-april-2013-up-a-tad/#comments Fri, 17 May 2013 14:07:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=488769 As predicted by TTAC, European car sales were up slightly in April. Car sales in the EU rose by 1.7 percent in the month, Europe’s car manufacturer association ACEA says. We warned you before not to read too much into it, and we warn you again. According to the ACEA, “the region counted on average […]

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As predicted by TTAC, European car sales were up slightly in April. Car sales in the EU rose by 1.7 percent in the month, Europe’s car manufacturer association ACEA says. We warned you before not to read too much into it, and we warn you again. According to the ACEA, “the region counted on average […]

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