Archives du mot-clé clean

Nouveau label « véhicule propre » aux USA

L'EPA et le National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sont en train de revoir l'étiquetage des véhicules neufs aux USA. Ci dessous un exemple d'un véhicule thermique, d'un véhicule électrique  et d'un hybride plug-in où l'on trouve notamment une donnée intéressante l'efficacité énergétique (kWh/km) … Ceci pourrait donner des idées en Europe … Noter également l'indication des émissions polluantes en base 10 et un flashcode pour accéder directement à toutes les données et comparer des véhicules entre eux.


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European strategy for Clean and efficient vehicles

From economic crisis to a more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy

  • The European car industry is slowly recovering from an economic crisis. Clean and energy efficient technologies are an opportunity to recreate and reinvent the position of market leader and technological champion.

  • Green vehicles, including those capable of using electricity, hydrogen, biogas and liquid biofuels in high blends can contribute significantly to the Europe 2020 priorities of promoting a more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy.

  • The flagship initiative of ‘Resource-efficient Europe’ spelt out in the Europe 2020 strategy promotes new technologies to modernise and decarbonise the transport sector, including clean and energy-efficient vehicles and thus increases competitiveness.

  • The EU’s global competitors on both the American and Asian continents are investing in research in low-carbon technologies and launching targeted programmes to shift to low-carbon road transport.

Key elements of the strategy:

This strategy aims to provide an appropriate and technology neutral policy framework for clean and energy efficient vehicles. Two tracks are followed simultaneously: promoting clean and energy efficient vehicles based on conventional internal combustion engines and facilitating the deployment of breakthrough technologies in ultra-low-carbon vehicles.

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Long road ahead for emissions in Beijing

[lien article] Expatriates who have lived in Beijing for a long time have recently been squinting with disbelief when looking at the sky. At the end of last month and beginning of this month, residents of the capital, who are accustomed to seeing acrid smog in winter, were treated to two weekends of gloriously blue days.


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