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Brexit Means British Drivers Will Avoid EU Speed Camera Fines

EU countries won't be able to send speeding fines to UK motorists due to the country's exit from the Cross Border Enforcement directive
Tags: UK, Eu, Autos, Cross Border Enforcement


Volkswagen Experiences Déjà Vu in the European Court of Justice

Volkswagen had another day in court, and it wasn’t a good outcome for the company this time, either. The European Court of Justice ruled that the software VW used to override emissions tests was illegal under European law. You may recall that in September 2015, US regulators discovered that VW had manipulated diesel emissions, a […] The post Volkswagen Experiences Déjà Vu in the European Court of Justice appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Technology, Scandal, Germany, Global, US, Eu, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, European Court Of Justice, Sales And Marketing, Diesel, Emissions, News Blog, Court Rulings


Are EV Batteries an Environmental Hot Mess?

Are EV batteries an environmental hazard? The European Commission (EC) is proposing stricter regulations on EV battery sustainability. A 2006 Battery Directive dealt with safe recycling and disposal of Pb-acid and Ni-Cd batteries when Li-ion batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids were still in their infancy. These new rules will supposedly improve Li-ion […] The post Are EV Batteries an Environmental Hot Mess? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Global, Eu, Green, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Autos, Recycling, EVs, Hybrid, Li, European Commission EC, Li Ion, News Blog, EV production


European Truck Manufacturers Ending ICE Production in 2040

An alliance of European truck manufacturers have pledged to stop selling vehicles that produce any emissions by 2040 — pushing up its previous target date by a full decade. The group, which includes Daimler, Scania, Man, Volvo, Daf, Iveco, and Ford, have all signed a pledge to focus on developing hydrogen and battery technologies so that […] The post European Truck Manufacturers Ending ICE Production in 2040 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Trucking Industry, Eu, European Union, Green, Ford, Autos, Automotive Industry, Ban, Trucks, Emissions, Industry News, Bans, ACEA, News Blog, Semi-Trucks


Neo Tokyo: A GSX-R750 ‘slabby’ from Cool Kid Customs

We’re all for elegant, understated customs—but sometimes nothing beats the sheer visual impact of a heavily modified sportbike. And this 80s Gixxer as about as subtle as a brick through a window. The builder is Michel Szozda of Cool Kid Customs, who caught our eye with a slick Kawasaki ZZR600 a few months ago. He’s based in Haarlem, just west of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and shares an after-hours workspace with friends: “They all do something different, but all love motorcycles. I’m just ...
Tags: Eu, Motorcycles, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Wu Tang Clan, Suzuki, Haarlem, Michel, Yoshimura, Akira, Custom Motorcycles, Mikuni, Suzuki Motorcycles, Gixxer, Suzuki GSX-R750


European Car Sales Plummet as Continent Revisits Lockdown Protocols

If you hadn’t already heard, Europe began taking actions to prepare itself for another pandemic-related lockdown. Last month, leadership in Germany and France noted that existing restrictions were “not enough anymore” and began issuing specific citizens “certificates” allowing them to move freely within the country. As you might have imagined, this didn’t exactly bolster automotive […] The post European Car Sales Plummet as Continent Revisits Lockdown Protocols appeared first on The Truth About ...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Sales, Eu, European Union, Autos, Car Sales, Industry News, News Blog, Dealer News, Auomotive Sales, Automotive Registrations


Jaguar Land Rover Prepares to Pay $118 Million in Emissions Fines

Jaguar Land Rover is putting 90 million pounds ($118 million) into its rainy day fund in case it’s fined by the European Union for failing to meet CO2 emission-reduction targets. Delays in launching plug-in hybrid models, stalled by WLTP efficiency estimates that didn’t quite reach a best-case scenario, have left the automaker above the allotted […] The post Jaguar Land Rover Prepares to Pay $118 Million in Emissions Fines appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Regulations, Eu, European Union, Autos, Fines, Jaguar Land Rover, Co2, Emissions, JLR, News Blog, CO2 limits, Jaguar Land Rover Prepares


HJC Brings New Helmets And Carbon Versions To NA and EU

HJC Is Back With Four Helmets for Your Safety Europe is the mecca of open-face helmet owners. It’s as if every time you see an individual riding a scooter you can bet they have an open-face helmet on. It makes sense, with such crowded and densely populated areas you want to ensure you have the most visibility possible; especially if you’re going low speeds weaving through traffic. HJC i30 The new HJC i30 is a new open-face option for both American and European riders featuring a full visor/...
Tags: Europe, Eu, Motorcycles, Helmets, Dot, ECE, Motorcycle News, HJC


Rare Rides: The 1990 Audi V8 Quattro, First Time Full-size Failure

In our last Rare Rides, we discussed how the W126 S-Class established the model as a default for the large German sedan shopper. I also referenced the failed attempt at S-Class competition which was the Audi V8 Quattro. So today let’s expound upon that failure a bit. Prior to the V8 Quattro, Audi had built […] The post Rare Rides: The 1990 Audi V8 Quattro, First Time Full-size Failure appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Eu, Classic Cars, Luxury cars, Editorials, Used Cars, Autos, Audi, 1990s, 1980s, Imports, Sedans, News Blog, Collector Cars, Luxury Sedans, Rare Rides


European Regulators Finally Approve PSA/FCA Becoming Stellantis

Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group are reportedly in the homestretch of their $38 billion merger deal and on the cusp of becoming Stellantis — the planet’s fourth largest automaker by volume. The plan is to join forces to help absorb the monumental cost of developing alternative energy vehicles (like EVs) without losing any brands or shuttering […] The post European Regulators Finally Approve PSA/FCA Becoming Stellantis appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, Industry, Psa, Fca, Mergers, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Industry News, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, PSA Group, European Comission, Stellantis


[REVIEW] Monimoto GPS Tracker

Introduction As the COVID-19 pandemic world continues to revolve, it is truly amazing to see how global, continental, national, and regional communities of interest have come together in responding to the pandemic; with many organizations shifting their day to day focus and getting involved in new or different activities that have both near and long term objectives. And this includes the motorcycling community, be it individual riders, clubs, or organizations. We are a close-knit, supportive, a...
Tags: Europe, Review, Russia, Nokia, Bt, US, Samsung, Eu, Motorcycles, Keyfob, VARTA, Motorcycle Accessory & Parts, Bluetooth Low Energy BLE, GPS Reviews, Monimoto UAB Monimoto UAB, Monimoto


Facing Emission Fines, Ford Becomes Ravenous for Carbon Credits

Ford is joining the lengthening list of automakers that cannot adhere to European emissions mandates this year and is pursuing the popular option of simply buying carbon credits from rivals who managed to sell more than a few electrified vehicles. Under the EU rules, manufacturers can “earn” carbon credits by selling more EVs. But legacy […] The post Facing Emission Fines, Ford Becomes Ravenous for Carbon Credits appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Regulations, Eu, European Union, Green, Industry, Ford, Autos, Fines, Emissions, Carbon Credits, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Enviornmental Regulations


EU Bans Rolls-Royce’s Illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy for ‘Light Pollution’

Those of you familiar with vintage motorcars will recall that there was once a period in history where hood ornaments weren’t the classy exception but the rule. Automakers have been affixing their corporate iconography to the top of vehicles since before there were seat belts, tapping members of the animal kingdom, indigenous leaders who opposed […] The post EU Bans Rolls-Royce’s Illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy for ‘Light Pollution’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Laws, Eu, European Union, Regulation, Autos, Rolls-royce, News Blog, Light Pollution, European Comission, Spirit of Ecstasy, Hood Ornament, Lighting Restriction, EU Bans Rolls Royce


European Union Empowered to Recall Vehicles Over Emission Violations

Updated rules have granted the European Commission the ability to not only check cars for emissions compliance, but also issue recalls for those found in violation. Previously, recalls were required to be issued by the EU member nations that initially certified the vehicles. But the European Commission claims this tactic has allowed automakers to easily […] The post European Union Empowered to Recall Vehicles Over Emission Violations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Laws, Eu, European Union, Regulation, Pollution, European Commission, Autos, Emissions, Emissions Cheating, News Blog, Emissions Regulation


For Whom the EU Tolls: Germany Keen on Gouging Any and All Drivers

What if you had to pay a toll to drive anywhere? It’s entirely possible that such a proposal would spark a backlash in the road-hungry United States, but the idea hasn’t won over everyone in eco-conscious Europe, either. In addition to existing steep fuel taxes, Germany wants to see a blanket road toll go into […] The post For Whom the EU Tolls: Germany Keen on Gouging Any and All Drivers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Germany, Eu, Infrastructure, United States, Autos, News Blog, Tolls, Germany Keen


Germany drafting EU proposal to introduce pan-European tolls to use motorways

Germany is reportedly campaigning to introduce national and pan-European tolls for motorway drivers. The country’s Transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer, wants to introduce a near blanket motorway toll for cars across Germany and Europe as part of its presidency of the European Union, this is according to documents seen by Reuters. If the draft becomes reality, we’d see almost all vehicles on motorways, including lorries, vans, and cars, having to pay tolls. The only vehicles to be exempt would be...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Germany, Cars, Eu, European Union, Cities, Shift, Reuters, Andreas Scheuer


PSA-FCA Merger Doesn’t Need Any Changes: Tavares

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares has bucked the notion that his company’s merger agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles needed its terms massaged. Living through the coronavirus should be proof enough that automotive partnerships are essential for weathering the coming economic storm, and that governments shouldn’t stand in the way — or so goes the theory. During […] The post PSA-FCA Merger Doesn’t Need Any Changes: Tavares appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Eu, Psa, Fca, Mergers, Autos, Investors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Tavares, Carlos Tavares, News Blog, PSA Group, Groupe PSA, Anti-trust, Business Deals, PSA FCA


Synthetic Fuels Could Save The ICE And The Planet, Say Oil Refiners

A consortium of fuel refiners wants the EU to take synthetic fuels more seriously – and is asking car makers to build cars to run on them
Tags: Eu, Autos


FCA, PSA to Be Probed Deeply Ahead of Merger

Executives from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and PSA Group are reportedly concerned that their companies are in for an extensive probing by the European Commission before their planned merger can take place. Ideally, the duo have said they want to finalize the deal early in 2021, but the prolonged investigative dive may force them to readjust […] The post FCA, PSA to Be Probed Deeply Ahead of Merger appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Eu, Regulation, Fca, European Commission, Mergers, Autos, Automotive Industry, Industry News, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA, News Blog, PSA Group, Groupe PSA, FCA PSA, Europan Union


Ghosts Of Dieselgate: VW Loses Important Case in Germany

Volkswagen’s emission-related malfeasance was promptly identified and dealt with in the United States. The company was accused of using suspect software to game testing scores on diesel-equipped models in 2015. By October of 2016, VW was on the hook for a $15.6 billion financial penalty, in addition to mandatory fixes or buybacks on affected vehicles. […] The post Ghosts Of Dieselgate: VW Loses Important Case in Germany appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Eu, European Union, United States, Vw, Lawsuits, Autos, Volkswagen, Diesel, Dieselgate, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Diesel Emissions, Hot Legal Action


EU Considers $22 Billion Electric Vehicle Stimulus, U.S. Mulls Cash-for-clunkers Redux

The European Commission is reportedly preparing an economic stimulus package aimed at helping the EU bounce back from economic hardships caused by the coronavirus lockdown — saving some room for incentivized electric vehicle sales. As you may have noticed in your home country, stimulus package proposals often involve lawmakers attempting to slip something in to aid […] The post EU Considers $22 Billion Electric Vehicle Stimulus, U.S. Mulls Cash-for-clunkers Redux appeared first on The Truth Abou...
Tags: Europe, Government, Eu, European Union, Electric Vehicles, European Commission, Autos, Subsidies, Automotive Industry, EVs, Industry News, Green Energy, Green Tech, News Blog, Stimulus Package, Economic Stimulus


From Across the Channel Came Cars Bearing Tariffs

The UK auto industry pales in comparison to the nearby German juggernaut, though Britons looking to purchase a new vehicle in the coming years might discover their preferred Teutonic ride has suddenly jumped in price. That’ll be the reality come 2021 if the UK can’t come up with a new trade deal with its newly […] The post From Across the Channel Came Cars Bearing Tariffs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: UK, Eu, Tariffs, Trade, Autos, WTO, Brexit, Imports, News Blog, European Cars, Across the Channel Came Cars Bearing Tariffs


Fiat Chrysler-PSA Merger Heads to EU Regulators

The European Union’s antitrust regulators could easily allow the proposed $50 billion merger between Fiat Chrysler and France’s PSA Group to sail onward unopposed… or decide to throw a wrench into the works. Both companies started funneling the necessary applications to the European Commission back in February, but Monday brought word of a decision date: […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: France, Eu, European Union, Regulators, Psa, Fca, European Commission, Mergers, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, PSA Group


European Car Sales Sank Like a Stone in March; April Not Looking Any Better

The coronavirus pandemic took a sizable bite out of new car registrations in the European Union last month. Volume was down 51.8 percent in March (including the United Kingdom), according to the European Auto Industry Association. While some of the absent vehicles are potentially waiting on official documents to come through after lockdown measures ease, most can […] The post European Car Sales Sank Like a Stone in March; April Not Looking Any Better appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, Stats, United Kingdom, Italy, Autos, Car Sales, News Blog, Coronavirus, COVID-19, European Auto Industry Association, New Car Registrations


Honda Brings Its New CT 125 to Europe

Spreading the Good Honda has a new CT 125. It’s essentially the Super Cub built for the trail and looks like the CT’s of old. It’s a bike that a lot of people are extremely excited for, myself included. The motorcycle will hit showrooms in Asia first, and then it will come to other areas of the world. Europe appears to be next. According to MoreBikes, recent EU patent office documentation suggests Honda will bring the bike to Europe soon. It would only make sense for Honda to continue spreading...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Eu, Motorcycles, Honda, North America, Super Cub


Manufacturers are Calling on EU to Postpone Euro 5 Emissions Standards

COVID-19 Has Caused Major Disruptions Several manufacturers are asking EU authorities to postpone the implementation of Euro 5 emissions standards. The EU has ever-tightening emissions standards, and while this is good for environments, it makes for a notable hurdle for many motorcycle manufacturers. While many were moving forward with plans to updated and innovate so that they could continue selling products that everyone loves, the situation with the Coronavirus has caused some notable issue...
Tags: Eu, Motorcycles, Italy, Brembo, Motorcycle News, Coronavirus, Paolo Magri, Euro 5, ANCMA


SIDI Adventure 2 Gore-Tex Mid Boots: First Look [New for 2020]

Introduction This First Look & First Impressions will be followed up with a Final Tally in the spring. With winter having closed in earlier than expected late last year, late-season riding opportunities were cut unexpectedly short; as a result, riding time with the Sidi Adventure 2 Gore-Tex Mid Boots got cut short as well, although enough peg time did get squeezed in to demonstrate that these boots are indeed great footwear and worthy of the Adventure 2 moniker. Wade Thiel’s “ Motorcycl...
Tags: Amazon, US, Eu, Motorcycles, Gore, Gore Tex, Cordura, Sidi, RevZilla Amazon, Cambrelle, Wade Thiel, Gore Tex Mid Boots, Gore Tex Mid Boot, Sidi Gore Tex, Gore Tex Boots, Sidi Riding


Germany Could Impose Huge Noise Crackdown Which Would Impact Motorcycles

The Fight Against Loud Pipes Pollution comes in all forms, and that means legislation to fight it will come in all forms, too. In Germany, noise pollution has been targeted. Loud motorcycles are now being targeted by a new proposal. In Baden-Wurttemberg there could be heavy fines or any bike louder than the EU’s 78-decibel noise limit, according to Visordown. In German, France, and the UK, there are signs with sound meters on them. If a vehicle is too loud, the sign lets them know. Currently, t...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, Germany, Eu, Motorcycles, North America, Motorcycle News, Baden Württemberg, Visordown, Winfried Hermann


CO2 regulations hold up the crazy fast Ford Focus RS until 2022

Amid growing emissions regulations, the future of the super-hot Ford Focus RS is in doubt. According to Autocar, Ford bosses are banking on its engineers to make a “high-output, full-hybrid” drivetrain for the new Focus RS in order to meet average fleet CO2 emissions. The new Focus RS was originally planned to be a “mild-hybrid,” using a battery and electric motor to supplement power and reduce emissions. But Ford wants to pivot to a “full-hybrid” to further improve the vehicle’s emissions figur...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Eu, World, Ford, Ford Focus Rs, Insider, Focus RS, Plugged, Autocar Ford


Rare Rides: The Luxurious 1972 Fiat 130 Coupe

Rare Rides has featured a couple of Fiat coupes lately, their special, swoopy bodies representing redesign work carried out by Allemano and Vignale. Today’s Rare Ride comes to us from Pininfarina, and though it’s not as swoopy or special, I like it even more. Though all wore the same 130 badge, the coupe version of […] The post Rare Rides: The Luxurious 1972 Fiat 130 Coupe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Eu, Luxury cars, Italy, Used Cars, Autos, Fiat, Pininfarina, 1970s, Imports, News Blog, Coupes, Rare Rides, Fiat 130, Allemano



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