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  • Published: Jun 17th, 2009
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New ‘Urban Car’ claims to slash CO2 emissions by two thirds

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LONDON, England (CNN) — A former motor-racing engineer has unveiled a prototype of a new hydrogen-powered city car which claims to emit less than one third of the carbon emissions produced by its nearest rival.

The creators of the ‘Urban Car,’ UK-based company Riversimple, say the vehicle emits less than 30 grams per kilometer of carbon dioxide, less than one third of the carbon produced by the Polo Bluemotion.

Riversimple founder Hugo Spowers has spent nine years researching and developing the prototype car.

“I think that the auto industry is focusing a lot of money on research and development at a basic science level on hydrogen storage and fuel cell technology. We don’t think it’s necessary to do that,” Spowers told CNN.

“We can use existing technology and integrate it into a whole system design approach — that is where the breakthrough has come.”

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  • Published: May 15th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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House reaches carbon cap deal

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Washington — House Democrats said Wednesday they had reached an agreement that could provide the struggling auto industry with up to $15 billion for advanced vehicles as part of a proposed plan to limit carbon emissions.

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CO2 policies must address car use: UKERC

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London, England – Government must do much more than promote electric cars if it wants rapid and deep cuts in transport emissions, and must consider playing a role in helping drivers leave their cars at home, according to a new study by the U.K. Energy Research Centre (UKERC).

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AUTOSHOW – Race for green cars heats up as CO2 targets loom

GENEVA (Reuters) – Not too long ago car makers were still boasting about top speeds and horsepower to sell their products. In 21st century Europe it’s all about grams per kilometre.

That trend was conspicuous as carmakers gathered at the annual Geneva Motor Show this week, with many labelling their shiny new cars with performance in terms of carbon dioxide emissions per kilometre.

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