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Gap widens between official and actual mpg figures for cars

"Big difference between miles per gallon economy achieved in lab tests and on the road, and even eco cars lag behind"


Solar plane begins first flight from Europe to Africa

"Single-seater aircraft with 207ft wingspan aims to reach Morocco via Madrid and is being seen as a trial for a round-the-world flight"


Pilotless planes project begins test flights over Irish Sea

"Astraea prototypes follow programmed instructions, with the aim that they could fly missions autonomously for days at a time"

Category: Transport, Robotics


Aviation firms call on EU leaders to resolve carbon row

"A group of European planemakers have asked political leaders to end the escalating trade spat over EU carbon charge"


Health benefits would outweigh cost of shipping pollution controls, say MPs

"Health savings estimated at £1bn a year would offset shipping job losses from tighter emissions limits, report shows"

Category: Transport, Pollution

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