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ECJ CASES



Keith Nuthall
THE REPUBLIC of Ireland has been sent a final legal warning note alleging that its government has failed to implement a EU scheme for monitoring CO2 emissions from new passenger cars. Under the scheme, Member States are supposed to send data to the European Commission annually, with the deadline for producing the first information report being July 1, 2001.…

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TOYOTA - CHINA



BY MARK ROWE
TOYOTA Motor Corp plans to buy Chinese parts to make cars in its operations in China as a way to cut costs, instead of shipping them in from Japan. Toyota would procure discount door parts and materials including steel sheet from China’s leading steel-maker, Shanghai Baoshan Iron & Steel.…

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ECJ CASES



BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE BRITISH government is being threatened with legal action at the European Court of Justice over its alleged failure to have implemented two air pollution directives.

It has been sent legal warning letters by the European Commission for failing to notify its officials about national regulations complying with to a general directive for assessing and managing air quality, something it should have done by last July.…

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FAO JUST-AUTO.COM



Keith Nuthall
The use of cadmium batteries in electric vehicles is to be banned

in the EU from 2005, the European Commission has announced. Cadmium is a

heavy metal that pollutes the environment and can cause kidney damage in

humans. The Commission said alternative power sources for electric vehicles

such as nickel metal hydride batteries were now available and lithium-ion

batteries would be on the market later..…

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MTBE BILL



BY PHILIP FINE

A REWRITTEN US Senate energy bill would see the use of ethanol in cars tripled and the unpopular gasoline oxygenate MTBE phased out in four years. A compromise was struck that tried to please the oil and gas, environmental, and agricultural sectors.…

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BLOCK EXEMPTION FEATURE



BY ALAN OSBORN
FOLLOWING the publication by the European Commission on February 5th of its proposed far-reaching reforms to the current block exemption scheme for new car sales in the European Union, the continent’s motor industry is in ferment. Nobody can be quite sure whether the reforms will go through as they have been planned – or when.…

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US SENATE DEBATES PLANS FOR INCREASED FUEL ECONOMY



BY PHILIP FINE

TWO plans that would require American manufacturers to produce vehicles with significantly increased fuel economy are being debated on the US Senate floor.

The Republicans have introduced a plan that would require cars and light trucks to average 36 miles per gallon of petrol by 2016.…

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ROAD SAFETY



BY KEITH NUTHALL
A ROAD safety initiative has been launched by the European Commission, which has formally proposed a new directive laying down European Union-wide standards for the installation of additional rear view mirrors and other vision systems, including cameras, for motor vehicles.…

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SENATE FUEL



BY PHILIP FINE

US Republican senators have introduced a plan that would require American cars and light trucks to average 36 miles per gallon by 2016. The Democrats want a 35 mpg average by 2013. Currently, cars must attain an average of 27.5 mpg and light trucks 20.7.…

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SICILY FERRIES



BY ALAN OSBORN
THE EUROPEAN Investment Bank is to help finance the construction of two new fast and technologically advanced “cruise ferries” for the Italian shipping company Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) for use on routes between Genoa and Sardinia/Sicily.

The EIB, the financing institution of the European Union, is making a Euro 99 million (Pounds 60 million) loan in conjunction with a syndicate of Italian banks.…

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