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Non-fossil fuel cars top new vehicle registrations in Austria

Hyundai Kona

Austria last month registered more hybrid and electric cars than it did petrol or diesel vehicles, a first for the country, according to figures released on Thursday, September 9, 2021. The Hyundai Kona electric car The total share of electric and hybrid cars stood at 42.2 per cent in August, ahead of petrol cars, which totalled 35.1 per cent, and diesel ...

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EU Commission wants diesel, petrol car sales phased out by 2035

Ursula von der Leyen

The European Commission has proposed to phase out diesel and petrol car sales in a major market shift by 2035. European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen Ursula von der Leyen, the commission’s president, who unveiled the ambitious plan on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, said all new cars and vans ought to be emissions-free by 2035. The commission’s president said ...

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Osinbajo test drives Nigeria’s first electric car

Hyundai Kona

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has test driven a locally assembled  electric car, Hyundai Kona, on Tuesday, June 15, 2021  in Abuja. The Hyundai Kona electric car Osinbajo drove the car while on exhibition tour of made-in-Nigeria products at the opening ceremony of a five-day Nigeria@60 Expo being held at the Eagle Square, Abuja. The event is organised  by the Inter-ministerial ...

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Nigeria’s first electric car unveiled

Hyundai Kona

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Friday, November 13, 2020 unveiled Nigeria’s first locally-assembled full electric car, aimed at reducing pressure on use of petroleum. The Hyundai Kona electric car The Hyundai Kona car, manufactured by Stallion Group, is 100 per cent electric and comes with zero emission, 482km driving range, and can be charged both at home and ...

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Carbon neutrality: France sets 2040 date to phase out fossil-fuel-powered vehicles

Nicolas Hulot

France plans to end the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles by 2040 in a bid to become a carbon-neutral nation, Energy Minister, Nicolas Hulot said. They will be replaced with electric cars. Presenting the country’s “Climate Plan” in Paris on Thursday, July 6, 2017, Hulot said France would offer tax incentives to replace diesel autos that are more than ...

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Electric cars, solar panels threaten fossil fuel, says report

Electric cars

Falling costs of electric vehicles and solar panels could halt worldwide growth in demand for oil and coal by 2020, a new report has suggested. A scenario that takes into account the latest cost reduction projections for the green technologies, and countries’ pledges to cut emissions, finds that solar power and electric vehicles are “gamechangers” that could leave fossil fuels stranded. Polluting ...

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