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Top Story: Have emission standards hit the new car market?

With 2020 just around the corner, the future of the UK new car market looks bleak amidst economic and political uncertainty. The latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) shows the new car market continued to decline with new registrations down 1.3% year-on-year.GlobalData’s Motor Finance journalist Athena Chrysanthou says: “While new car registrations declined by 1.3% there was more interest in the second hand car market and also arguments of suppli mehr >>

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06.12.2019

Environmental news: Have emission standards hit the new car market?

With 2020 just around the corner, the future of the UK new car market looks bleak amidst economic and political uncertainty. The latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) shows the new car market continued to decline with new registrations down 1.3% year-on-year.GlobalData’s Motor Finance journalist Athena mehr >>

FPT Industrial, Iveco and Nikola launch partnership to achieve zero emissions transport 05.12.2019

Environmental news: FPT Industrial, Iveco and Nikola launch partnership to achieve zero emissions transport

• FPT Industrial, IVECO, and NIKOLA held a joint event for the European press and industry stakeholders in Turin to present the scope of their partnership and its aggressive goal of achieving zero emissions• The joint venture unveiled the NIKOLA TRE – just three months after the announcement of the partnership mehr >>

BMW Group reconfirms its clear commitment to the UN Agenda 2030 02.12.2019

Environmental news: BMW Group reconfirms its clear commitment to the UN Agenda 2030

The announcement that the BMW Group has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition in advance of COP 25, taking place from 2 to 13 December in Madrid, is no coincidence. The United Nations Climate Change Conferences and the BMW Group’s activities are linked by a long history of close collaboration. mehr >>

BMW Group pushes low-emission transport logistics 02.12.2019

Environmental news: BMW Group pushes low-emission transport logistics

BMW Group joins “Getting to Zero Coalition” ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The objective: decarbonisation of international maritime shipping.The BMW Group has expanded its commitment towards making transport logistics mehr >>

One year of the Audi CO2 program: reduction potential of 1.2 tons of CO2 per car identified 02.12.2019

Environmental news: One year of the Audi CO2 program: reduction potential of 1.2 tons of CO2 per car identified

In 2018, Audi saved around 90,000 tonnes of CO2 on balance by the aluminum closed loop at the Neckarsulm site.    50 measures worked out with suppliers in 30 workshops: successful first year for the “CO2 Program” at Audi Procuremen mehr >>

Volkswagen is making faster progress towards sustainable and efficient production 26.11.2019

Environmental news: Volkswagen is making faster progress towards sustainable and efficient production

Today, the production of each vehicle is 37 per cent more environmental compatible than in 2010  2019 performance measures amount to an estimated one billion euros     Productivity is expected to increase six per cent  Blume, Member of the Group Board of Management: "We are making faster progress in sust mehr >>

Volkswagen to be the first company to use low-emission LNG drive for overseas car freighters from January 2020 20.11.2019

Environmental news: Volkswagen to be the first company to use low-emission LNG drive for overseas car freighters from January 2020

Naming oft he LNG car freighter SIEM CONFUCIUS by Christiane Eckert, Head of Strategy and Environmental within Group production.  Two liquefied natural gas car freighters from Siem Car Carriers AS were launched in Xiamen, China.  From Janua mehr >>

14.11.2019

Environmental news: Groupe PSA CO2 reduction targets are scientifically certified as consistent with the Paris Climate Agreement

•    In line with its commitment to tackle climate change, Groupe PSA paves its way to carbon neutrality by having its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Steering Committee.•    Validated targets echo the unconditional necessity to limit global warming to 2°C above mehr >>

Ten years of the Audi Environmental Foundation 08.11.2019

Environmental news: Ten years of the Audi Environmental Foundation

How do we shape a future worth living?    Lecture and discussion evening with research diver Robert Marc Lehmann, Santa Meyer-Nandi (FindingSustainia) and Felix Finkbeiner (Plant-for-the-Planet)        mehr >>

Ford joins cross-industry initiative for a call-to-action on climate change 06.11.2019

Environmental news: Ford joins cross-industry initiative for a call-to-action on climate change

... and fostering a sustainable Europe by 2030    Ford of Europe joins the call for businesses, governments and organisations to work together to develop a Sustainable Europe 2030 strategy mehr >>

Designers of a future worth living: Audi is sending young talents to the One Young World Summit 21.10.2019

Environmental news: Designers of a future worth living: Audi is sending young talents to the One Young World Summit

AUDI AG and the Audi Environmental Foundation are sending 26 employees and scholarship holders to the One Young World Summit in London        Focus on climate protection, education and social projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals        Rüdiger Recknagel, Managing Director of mehr >>

Volkswagen Group on course to reduce CO2 emissions 19.10.2019

Environmental news: Volkswagen Group on course to reduce CO2 emissions

Voluntary commitment of the Volkswagen Group to reach net CO2 neutrality by 2050  Start of production of the net CO2-neutral Volkswagen ID.31 in November 2019  Concrete targets for reducing fleet consumption from 2020 mehr >>

SEAT generates biomethane from waste 11.10.2019

Environmental news: SEAT generates biomethane from waste

The company will test the biofuel obtained from municipal landfills in its vehicles  The project runs until 2023 and is funded by the EU with a total budget of 4.3 million euros  As part of the decarbonisation of the Volkswagen Group, SEAT is researching the possible uses of biomethane as an alternative fuel mehr >>

Bentley Motors’ Headquarters and Main Plant now CO2 neutral 10.10.2019

Environmental news: Bentley Motors’ Headquarters and Main Plant now CO2 neutral

Main Plant of Bentley Motors with Solar Modules at Crewe, England.  Headquarters and main plant in Crewe, England, certified by Carbon Trust to PAS 2060 Carbon neutral standard at the beginning of October  El mehr >>

Honda Secures Auto Industry’s Largest Renewable Energy Purchase 23.09.2019

Environmental news: Honda Secures Auto Industry’s Largest Renewable Energy Purchase

... Resulting in 60% Reduction in CO2 Emissions from its North American Manufacturing Operations     Two Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPAs) will secure 320 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar power totaling over 1 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable electricity annually    Innovative "collar" structur mehr >>

New Hydrogen Milestone - Toyota and ride-pooling startup CleverShuttle travel more than 2 million emission-free km in German 23.09.2019

Environmental news: New Hydrogen Milestone - Toyota and ride-pooling startup CleverShuttle travel more than 2 million emission-free km in German

... with the Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan Mirai    Hydrogen ride-pooling service was kicked-off in September 2017    Deployment in Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart (Germany)    World’s most heavily used hydrogen fleet mehr >>

Audi aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30 percent over the vehicle lifecycle by 2025 20.09.2019

Environmental news: Audi aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30 percent over the vehicle lifecycle by 2025

Package of measures covers the entire value chain        Bram Schot, Audi CEO: “We recognize a responsibility for our cars over their lifecycles”  Audi and the Volkswagen Group are among the first au mehr >>

Volkswagen invests in climate protection projects 19.09.2019

Environmental news: Volkswagen invests in climate protection projects

...to compensate for unavoidable CO2 emissions  Projects are certified according to highest international standards          First project compensates unavoidable CO2 emissions from the ID.31 electr mehr >>

Volkswagen Group Appoints Professor Ye Qi to Sustainability Advisory Council 29.08.2019

Environmental news: Volkswagen Group Appoints Professor Ye Qi to Sustainability Advisory Council

Ye Qi, professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, is new member of the Independent Advisory Council     Proven expertise in environmental governance, environmental policy and urb mehr >>

First UN Trade Forum set to focus on climate crisis and SDGs 15.08.2019

Environmental news: First UN Trade Forum set to focus on climate crisis and SDGs

#UNTradeForum (9 - 13 September 2019)WHO: Prime Ministers of Barbados, Saint Lucia and Vanuatu, ministers and senior government officialsHeads of UNCTAD, UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Dev mehr >>

Audi and Hydro: joint commitment to sustainable aluminum 25.07.2019

Environmental news: Audi and Hydro: joint commitment to sustainable aluminum

Hydro supplies sustainable, ASI-certified aluminum to Audi        Compliance with environmental and social standards in entire chain of custody        Use in the battery housing of the Audi e-tron* electric SUV  mehr >>

Volkswagen with New Corporate Mission Statement Environment "goTOzero" 10.07.2019

Environmental news: Volkswagen with New Corporate Mission Statement Environment "goTOzero"

The Volkswagen Group is bundling all its measures in environmental protection under the new "goTOzero" environmental mission statement. Oliver Blume, Member of the Group Board of Management responsible for environmental protection, says: "With the new Group Envi mehr >>

Ford Turns Plastic Bottles into Carpets to Help Recycle More Than 1 Billion Drinks Containers Every Year 27.06.2019

Environmental news: Ford Turns Plastic Bottles into Carpets to Help Recycle More Than 1 Billion Drinks Containers Every Year

•    Every Ford EcoSport SUV is fitted with carpets made from hundreds of plastic bottles•    In six years, the bottles used would stretch more than twice around the world•    Every year, Ford's use of recycled plastics globally prevents 1.2 billion bottles being dumped mehr >>

SEAT - Earth, air, water and fire: the elements of a sustainable factory 06.06.2019

Environmental news: SEAT - Earth, air, water and fire: the elements of a sustainable factory

    SEAT has reduced its environmental impact by 34% since 2010 and aims to achieve 50% by 2025    Pavement that reduces pollution, efficient chimneys or the largest solar plant of Europe's automotive industry are just some of the projects    Reducing polluting emission and waste even more is on the horizon mehr >>

Kia Motors supports communities worldwide with 2019 ‘Green Light Volunteer Week’ 05.06.2019

Environmental news: Kia Motors supports communities worldwide with 2019 ‘Green Light Volunteer Week’

Kia Motors Corporation has carried out a series of volunteer activities across the globe to mark the fifth anniversary of its ‘Green Light Project’ corporate social responsibility program. Over the course of 11 days, nearly a thousand Kia employees took part in ‘Green Light Volunteer Week’, providing valuable community services addressing local issues in various regions. mehr >>

Porsche takes the step towards being CO2 neutral in Zuffenhausen 02.05.2019

Environmental news: Porsche takes the step towards being CO2 neutral in Zuffenhausen

Cogeneration plants running on biogas complete environmentally friendly energy mixHeat and energy produced in house: Porsche has launched two new cogeneration plants in operation in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen to thus enhance its environmentally friendl mehr >>

Porsche has reduced CO2 emissions by 75 percent since 2014 05.04.2019

Environmental news: Porsche has reduced CO2 emissions by 75 percent since 2014

Sustainability: sports car manufacturer making good progress Porsche is on course for success when it comes to sustainability. The sports car manufacturer has reduced th mehr >>

Forscher bei Flug-Biosprit vor Durchbruch 19.03.2019

Environmental news: Forscher bei Flug-Biosprit vor Durchbruch

Neue, nicht essbare Pflanzen dienen in Zukunft als Rohstoffe für umweltverträgliches Fliegen  Wissenschaftler testen Biosprit für Flugzeuge mehr >>

BMW Group first auto manufacturer to join Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative 14.03.2019

Environmental news: BMW Group first auto manufacturer to join Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative

Company signals commitment to sustainable transport logistics.The BMW Group is the first automobile manufacturer worldwide to join the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI). This independent platform, launched in March 2018 by the Sustainable Ship mehr >>

Climate-neutral energy for Audi Hungaria 15.02.2019

Environmental news: Climate-neutral energy for Audi Hungaria

- photovoltaic system on 160,000 square meters    Joint project of Audi and E.ON in Hungary: biggest rooftop photovoltaic system to be at Audi Hungaria        Approximately 9.5 gigawatt hours mehr >>

Audi Environmental Foundation presents awards to young researchers 06.02.2019

Environmental news: Audi Environmental Foundation presents awards to young researchers

Future solutions for resource managementphoto caption:  Rüdiger Recknagel, Chief Executive of the Audi Environmental Foundation, (right) and Dean Michael Suda, TUMs Dean of Academic Affairs for Sustainable Resource Management, (left) congratulate th mehr >>

Volkswagen subsidiary Elli offers Volkswagen Naturstrom® throughout Germany with immediate effect 29.01.2019

Environmental news: Volkswagen subsidiary Elli offers Volkswagen Naturstrom® throughout Germany with immediate effect

Volkswagen Naturstrom® comes from sustainable sources.    Elli (Electric Life) supplies 100 percent CO2-free Volkswagen Naturstrom® to private households and small businesses with and without electric vehicles    TÜV-c mehr >>

Audi promotes EEBUS Standard for Intelligent Connection of Electric Cars and Buildings 29.01.2019

Environmental news: Audi promotes EEBUS Standard for Intelligent Connection of Electric Cars and Buildings

nvolvement in the EEBUS initiative for intelligent home integration of electric cars        Communication standard establishes uniform language in the Internet of Things        Standard release as part of “Plugfest E-Mobility” at Audi Brussels  mehr >>

24.01.2019

Environmental news: Groupe PSA recognized by CPD as a leader on climate change

•    Groupe PSA has been highlighted as a global leader on corporate climate action by environmental impact non-profit CDP, achieving a place on the “CDP Climate Change A List”.•    The Groupe has been recognized for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy, based on its mehr >>

MINI John Cooper Works and MINI John Cooper Works Convertible now also meet Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard. 19.12.2018

Environmental news: MINI John Cooper Works and MINI John Cooper Works Convertible now also meet Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard.

The top athletes of the British premium brand in the small car segment feature a petrol engine particulate filter, which is integrated into the sports exhaust system, from March 2019.The top players in the model range of mehr >>

BMW Group at UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice 2018. 10.12.2018

Environmental news: BMW Group at UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice 2018.

Sourcing of 100% green electricity for BMW Group locations in Europe. Strong commitment to climate protection.On the occasion of the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, the BMW Group announced that the company is already so mehr >>

Newly Available to Porsche Drivers: An Individual Contribution towards CO2-neutrality 04.12.2018

Environmental news: Newly Available to Porsche Drivers: An Individual Contribution towards CO2-neutrality

Offsetting carbon emissions with Porsche ImpactThe Zuffenhausen-based sports car manufacturer is now offering Porsche Impact, an emissions calculator. The tool enables customers to determine and offs mehr >>

Audi Mexico produces completely without wastewater 30.08.2018

Environmental news: Audi Mexico produces completely without wastewater

Use of purified wastewater with multistage reprocessing        100,000 cubic meters of water saved in production each year        Peter Kössler, Audi Board of Management Member for Production: “We are pursuing the vision of producing cars at all our sites completely CO₂ neutral and fre mehr >>

Daimler intensifies activities for a sustainable raw material supply chain and joins further initiatives 02.08.2018

Environmental news: Daimler intensifies activities for a sustainable raw material supply chain and joins further initiatives

    Daimler increases transparency in the raw material supply chain by joining the Responsible Cobalt Initiative, the Responsible Mineral Initiative, the Responsible Steel Initiative and the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative.    Renata Jungo Brüngger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG for Integrity and Legal Affairs: "Joi mehr >>

Honda SmartCharge™ Beta Program Helps Electric Vehicle Drivers Save Money 31.07.2018

Environmental news: Honda SmartCharge™ Beta Program Helps Electric Vehicle Drivers Save Money

....and Reduce Environmental Footprint    App finds best time to charge electric vehicles, adjusting to electric grid conditions to reduce customer costs and CO2 emissi mehr >>

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