Tag: European Union

Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Volkswagen Risks Diesel Claims Across EU After Court Ruling

July 9, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Volkswagen AG vehicle owners can sue the carmaker over diesel-emission manipulation anywhere in the European Union, the bloc’s top court said in its first ruling on the scandal. The ruling from the EU Court of Justice July 9 opens the […]

Impact & Regulations, Shipping

British Ports ‘Cautiously’ Welcome Brexit Deal

October 17, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Under the new deal, Northern Ireland will remain part of the UK’s customs territory but also an entry point into the EU’s customs zone. Commenting on the withdrawal agreement, Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive of the BPA, said: “We cautiously welcome […]

Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Port of Rotterdam Bracing for Operations under Brexit

March 12, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Additional customs formalities, required for so-called third countries, would mean more intensive passport checks and inspections, leading to longer processing times at terminals. Steps taken would allow the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port, to better cope with customs documents […]

Impact & Regulations

EU threatens $23B in tariffs if Trump taxes cars

January 23, 2019

Via: The Hill

The European Union said Wednesday that it will retaliate with nearly $23 billion in tariffs if President Trump puts taxes on imported EU cars and auto parts. Jean-Luc Demarty, director general for trade in the European Commission, told the European […]

Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Big surprise: Car industry doesn’t like the idea of speed governors

December 17, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

They fought them in 1923 and they are fighting them today. As noted in an earlier post, there is discussion in Europe about installing “Intelligent Speed Assistance” on cars, which is a fancier name for a speed governing device that […]


Sales surge sees Europe’s electric car fleet pass 1 million

August 30, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

We know that the Nissan Leaf 2.0 has been selling well in Europe, but apparently it is not alone. Business Green reports that overall electric car sales were up 42% in the first half of 2018 in Europe (EU plus […]