European Parliament votes in favour of all new cars and vans sold from 2035 to be zero emissions

The European Parliament voted in favour of revised regulation on C02 standards requiring that all new cars and vans sold from 2035 must be zero emissions. This puts Europe closer on track to be net zero emissions by 2050 and fulfil its obligations under the Paris Agreement. It is a win for climate, air quality and is what EV100 members have been calling for to allow them to invest in Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) with confidence. Effort from groups to the right of the political spectrum to cut the 2035 mandate…

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City of London’s Beech Street set to become UK’s first 24/7 zero emission street

The City of London Corporation has backed plans to launch the UK’s first 24/7 zero emission street in a bid to improve air quality in the Square Mile. Beech Street, much of which runs under the Barbican Estate, is now expected to be restricted to zero emission vehicles*, cyclists and pedestrians by Spring 2020, pending final approval by Transport for London (TfL). Exceptions will be provided for emergency vehicles, access to the car parks off Beech Street and for refuse collection and deliveries. Bus route 153, which is fully electric and…

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Repsol will be a net zero emissions company by 2050

In line with its commitment to sustainability, Repsol aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, making it the first oil and gas company in the world to assume this ambitious goal. At the same time, it is setting a decarbonization path with intermediate targets for 2020 to 2040. Repsol’s Board of Directors has analyzed the role of the company in the fight against climate change and took a new step in its commitment to leading the energy transition in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the…

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Arriva on track to meet zero emissions target

Arriva has reached the halfway point in its rollout of electric buses in Limburg, the Netherlands. The significant milestone supports the province’s plan for public transport to go emission-free by 2026 and reflects Arriva’s ambition to reduce its carbon footprint across Europe. Manfred Rudhart, Arriva CEO, said:  “Arriva is committed to reduce carbon emissions, both by encouraging more people to use public transport and by minimising our own environmental impact. By working closely with government and partners, we’re introducing cleaner, quieter and more comfortable vehicles to our fleet across Europe…

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