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Electric cars emit CO2
VW calculates emissions from Golf class cars running on economical diesel, plug-in hybrid technology and pure electricity. CO2 emissions from manufacturing are also taken into account, and the cars are assumed to run on Europe mix electricity, i.e. with a high proportion of electricity produced from fossil fuels.
VW invests in gas
Sales of diesel are falling and VW will be investing more in gas propulsion. VW believes that gas will become more available. Natural gas, shale gas, biogas and e-gas (gas from electricity) will become available in greater quantities.
KPMG report shows who the winners are
The auditing firm KPMG asked 200 managers in the vehicle industry in 31 countries how they see the future of the car industry. The answer is that they believe the internal combustion engine will be the mainstay for a long time to come, and this is where car companies are investing most of their R&D.
Hyundai aims to be fuel cell vehicle leader
Toyota took the hybrid, Renault took the electric car, and Hyundai wants to be the 'owner' of the fuel cell concept — at least as far as trademarks are concerned. A number of countries are now beginning to prepare for fuel cell operation of vehicle fleets. The leaders are Norway and Denmark.