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An obsolete vehicle is moved at the Indra Automobile Recycling facility in Romorantin, central France. Photo: Eric Piermont / AFP
An obsolete vehicle is moved at the Indr... […]

Auto sector shifts gear towards recycling parts, batteries

From ageing electric batteries to old engines to rearview mirrors, the auto industry is revving up its recycling efforts as it faces pressure to reduce its colossal carbon footprint
Cars on the A7 motorway between Lyon and Vienne in southeastern France. Photo: Philippe Desmazes / AFP /File
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Will drivers get burned by EU ban on petrol or diesel cars?

The European Commission has unveiled plans to effectively ban the sale of new cars with internal combustion engines from 2035. What will this mean for drivers?
Carbon prices need to increase to push polluters to shift to renewable sources, experts say. Photo: Ina Fassbender / AFP / File
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Brussels sets stage for battle over emissions cuts

The European Commission is set to unveil a vast package of draft green legislation on Wednesday designed to govern a faster transition to a low carbon economy
Most old cars should be recycled as the EU framework foresees 90% of parts being recovered. Photo: John MacDougall / AFP / File
Most old cars should be recycled as the ... […]

EU prepares to send petrol cars to the scrap heap

Europe's prestigious carmakers lead the world in perfecting the internal combustion engine -- but the days of the petrol motor are numbered, and the continent is changing gear
Electric vehicles (EV) charge at a charging station in east London on November 18, 2020. - Britain will ban petrol and diesel vehicle sales from 2030 as part of a 10-point plan for a "green industrial revolution" to be unveiled Wednesday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)
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Electric vehicle sales surge in EU amid Covid slump

Demand for electric vehicles soared in the EU last year as buyers took advantage of government subsidies aimed at helping manufacturers during the Covid-19 pandemic, an industry body said
A truck loaded with minerals pictured at the Terrafame nickel and cobalt extraction mine in Sotkamo, Finland, on September 23, 2020. Photo: Alessandro Rampazzo / AFP
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Finland’s battery plans spark environmental fears

Finland is the only EU country whose bedrock is known to contain all the major battery minerals, but the prospect of increasing mining in a nation of vast forests and pristine lakes is controversial
People sit in deckchairs as they enjoy the sunshine on the beach in Brighton on the south coast of England on June 2, 2020 following a further relaxation of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown rules. - Suspected and confirmed cases of deaths from the coronavirus outbreak in Britain have risen to 48,000, according to official data published Tuesday. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)
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Pandemic slashes international tourism by 70%: UN

International tourists arrivals plunged by 70 percent during the first eight months of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Tourism Organization (WTO)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 10, 2020 passengers wearing a face mask or covering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, arrive at Heathrow airport, west London. - London Heathrow said on October 28, 2020 that Paris Charles de Gaulle has overtaken it to become Europe's largest airport in terms of passenger numbers, blaming delayed coronavirus testing and travel restrictions. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)
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Heathrow says Paris now Europe’s busiest airport

London Heathrow has said Paris Charles de Gaulle had overtaken it to become Europe's top airport in terms of passenger numbers, blaming delayed coronavirus testing and travel restrictions.