Hyundai’s fix for smelly cities is an in-car air purification system

18 May
Hyundai Smart Air Purification systemThe outside world can be smelly: exhaust fumes, foul food, and farm animals. The South Korean automaker announced this week it developed a new "smart air purification system" that may appear in new cars soon. The smart system monitors the air quality inside of the car and purifies the air to an "excellent" standard, defined by heath officials in...

London begins charging drivers of older cars to curb pollution

9 Apr
BYD London double-decker busBeginning last week, drivers of most diesel vehicles and all older cars will pay an extra charge to enter certain parts of London. The Ultra Low Emissions Zone rules went into effect, which are intended to discourage driving older, higher polluting cars into central London. According to a report from The Evening Standard, experts believe the ULEZ...

Proposed bill calls for ban on internal combustion cars in California by 2040

8 Jan
Chevy Bolt EVA California lawmaker has introduced a bill that aims to ban the sale of vehicles powered by fossil fuels. If approved, the ban would take effect in 2040. While at first blush it might sound like a ploy to draw attention to an issue, the man behind the bill insists it’s neither a threat or a publicity stunt. “Until you set a...

China halts production of 500-plus gas-guzzling cars

2 Jan
Coal power plant in ChinaChina’s Vehicle Technology Service Center has announced a large-scale stop-sale of various gas guzzling cars, including some that are effective January 1st. The move is part of the Chinese government’s ongoing efforts to curb pollution and promote electric vehicles. All told, carmakers must halt production of 553 vehicles, including...