emissions

COP26: Deal to end car emissions by 2040 idles as motor giants refuse to sign

A global deal to eliminate new car emissions by 2040 is struggling to attract support from the world’s largest carmakers and governments including the US and China, days before it is due to be revealed at the COP26 climate summit.

Volkswagen has said it would not sign the deal while Toyota is still debating but is highly unlikely to agree, citing the reluctance of key governments to join the agreement, according to people close to the negotiations. The two companies are the world’s largest carmakers.

BMW confirmed it would also not sign the deal, saying: “There remains considerable uncertainty about

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Govt announces Clean Car Package to drive down emissions by increasing uptake of low-emission vehicles

The Government is taking action to increase the uptake of low-emission cars by implementing rebates for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

In a press release on Sunday morning, the Government announced its Clean Car Package, in line with the advice of the Climate Change Commission, to drive down New Zealand’s emissions. The package includes a range of measures to help New Zealand meet its 2050 carbon neutral target.

The country is “playing catch up internationally” due to our lower uptake of electric vehicles (EVs), Transport Minister Michael Wood said on Sunday. New Zealand’s monthly registrations of EVs are around half

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