Transport & Environment

Renault ZOE in Europe. Image by Cynthia Shahan, CleanTechnica.

Undercover Investigation: Leasing Companies Push Customers To Opt For Fossil & Hybrid Cars In France

A new undercover investigation commissioned by green group Transport & Environment (T&E) shows that sales staff of leasing companies in France rarely promote battery electric cars to customers, unlike some of their German counterparts. In France, leasing companies aren’t advising their customers to switch to battery electric vehicles (BEVs), despite … [continued]

“Dither & Delay” Of UK Government On Electric Vehicles Risks Investment Essential To Transport Decarbonisation

The “dither and delay” manoeuvres of the UK government concerning the zero emissions car and van mandate could risk billions of pounds worth of private investment going into the UK charging network which could endanger the whole decarbonisation of transport, Europe’s leading clean transport NGO, Transport & Environment, has said. … [continued]

Image courtesy of T & E, Plug-in hybrids 2.0: A dangerous distraction, not a climate solution

Plug-in Hybrids 2.0: A Dangerous Distraction, Not A Climate Solution

T&E commissioned the Technical University of Graz to independently test three new popular, average-sized plug-in hybrids — the BMW 3 Series, the Peugeot 308, and the Renault Megane — on the road. Key findings: 1) The real-world CO2 emissions of the tested plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) are 85–114 g/km, around 3 … [continued]