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Mercedes Coupe, SUV Earn Best, Worst Environmental Vehicle Ranking

Mercedes Coupe, SUV Earn Best, Worst Environmental Vehicle Ranking

Mercedes-Benz manufactures the “greenest” and the “meanest” vehicles, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) 19th annual environmental ratings for vehicles. This is the third year Mercedes’ Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, an all-electric, two-seater has won the top spot on the Greenest List. Also this year Mercedes’ … Read more »

Mercedes Tops List of Automakers Distorting Fuel Economy

Mercedes Tops List of Automakers Distorting Fuel Economy

Mercedes is the leader at manipulating the way vehicles are tested, producing official fuel economy figures in labs that cannot be replicated in the real world, according to a report by Transport & Environment. The report analyzes real-world fuel consumption by motorists that highlights the abuses by carmakers of the … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Mercedes Ban, Agriculture GHGs, Family Dollar

The Department of Agriculture is seeking comment on its proposed methods for quantifying entity-scale greenhouse gas emissions and removals from the agriculture and forestry sectors. The USDA expects that landowners will use the methods to improve management practices and identify actions to reduce GHG emissions and increase carbon sequestration. Farmers, ranchers, and … Read more »

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Honeywell Auto Refrigerant Has ‘Lower Global Warming Potential Than CO2’

A study has found that Honeywell’s low-global-warming refrigerant, HFO-1234yf, has a global-warming potential (GWP) four times lower than previously calculated, below that of carbon dioxide. The manufacturer says this new study confirms that its automobile air conditioning refrigerant — which came under scrutiny after Daimler said it burst into flames … Read more »

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France Bans Mercedes Over GHG Concerns

France has banned the latest models of Mercedes because they use an air conditioning refrigerant that the European Union says emits potent greenhouse gases. A Mercedes spokeman told Agence France-Presse that only new vehicles are subject to the ban. Since Jan. 1, the EU has required carmakers use R1234yf, a … Read more »

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Toyota, Mercedes Join DOE Hydrogen Partnership

Toyota, Mercedes-Benz and Nissan are members of the Energy Department’s newly launched public-private partnership focused on advancing hydrogen infrastructure to support transportation energy options including fuel cell electric vehicles. The new partnership, H2USA, brings together automakers, government agencies, gas suppliers, and the hydrogen and fuel cell industries to coordinate research … Read more »

Volkswagen ‘Leads Clean Diesel Market’

Volkswagen ‘Leads Clean Diesel Market’

Volkswagen Group has been named the leading vendor in the clean diesel vehicle market, according to a report by Pike Research. In Pike Pulse Report: Clean Diesel Vehicles in the United States, the German automaker scored highly on both its strategy, which covers company vision, production and geographic reach, and … Read more »