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  • Published: Jun 11th, 2009
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British Army takes delivery of hybrid vehicles to cut CO2 emissions

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The British Army has recently taken delivery of 50 “green cars” as part of its long-term plans to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions produced by its vehicles.

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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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  • Published: Oct 27th, 2008
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UK sets agenda for adopting low carbon and electric cars

Experts from the energy and automotive sector are meeting with government officials in London today to discuss how to accelerate the mass production of low carbon and electric vehicles.
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Cars Should Emit Only 30 g/km to Be Sustainable: Ford Exec Parry-Jones

A lot of pressure recently came upon carmakers in Europe to produce cars with greater fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions. And several of them are now struggling to cope up with the new EU laws.

Automakers Should Cut Emissions

In the midst of all this, British governments advisor Richard Parry-Jones, whos also a Vice President at Ford Motors, revealed that cars account for around 10% of the man-made carbon dioxide emissions, whereas transportation overall results in 23% of the emissions. The bulk, he said, is the gift of power plants, domestic heating and business operations. But he still advocated carmakers should do more to cut emissions.

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