Only the best reviews from the world!

Walked out to the car, but it is not. What to do?

Walked out to the car, but it is not. What to do?

In such a situation, sooner or later, may be one of us. Imagine you come out of a Mall or a café and not find his car where he had left her an hour earlier. Rises to the throat com, the legs become wobbly, and the brain randomly goes through the options for further action. What to do? Who do I call?

The first thing you need to calm down and temporarily discard the worst option. Yes, your car could have been stolen, but in most cases everything is much more prosaic. Inspect the Parking spot: if you find that you did not notice the sign or markings prohibiting the Parking lot, took a handicapped spot, or parked on a pedestrian crossing — to look for the car you have pulled away.

Make sure that the car is really evacuated the city, in several ways: call in duty of the traffic police on number 112; in Moscow call the hotline of the Moscow Parking space to number 8 (495) 539-54-54 or 3210 (free mobile calls) or by sending an SMS with the text “EV license plate TC” to the number 7377.

To avoid unnecessary troubles, develop the habit to carry the documents with you. If paper is left in the glove box, you will have to bring them to the impound lot, then go to the Department of traffic police/MADI (it can be on the other side of town) for a Protocol violation, and only after that you can return to the Parking lot to pick up the car.

The cost of evacuation depends on the category of vehicle, and engine power. For the owner of the car power up to 80 HP such “transfer” will cost 3000 rubles, the owners of oversized equipment can give 29 000. However, for those who have decided to pay the fine and the evacuation on the spot, a discount of 25%. If this is not possible, you can make money within 60 days, but in full.

Now let’s back up a little bit and consider the following situation: you visited the Parking spot and are absolutely sure that the rules are not violated. Should we just grab the heart, call in insurance and to go to the authorities to write a statement about the theft? Not always.

There are cases when the traffic police/MADI move legally parked cars on neighboring streets. This usually occurs in the center of the city, when clearing the Parking lot in front of some office, where must pass a mass event. The car can move for renovations. On the eve of may 9, my friend’s car was taken from Novy Arbat to the waterfront of Taras Shevchenko, because of the parade rehearsal.

About the legality of this method is debatable, but, as a rule, the owners who found their cars in the surrounding streets, you feel euphoric and lost all the brakes. Make sure that your “swallow”, “pereprobovali”, the hotline Administrator of the Moscow Parking space 8 (495) 539-54-54 or 3210 (mobile).

And another thing: do not agree to the proposals of the local vultures-taxi drivers promising to take you to the car. For a trip to a few kilometers, they may require a few thousand. However, with the right mood they can be taught a lesson. My buddy (the one with the Arbat) arrived with the same taxi driver to the embankment of Taras Shevchenko, saying: “why are You telling me, there is my car?!” — left greedy the driver adequate three hundred rubles.

There is another option that needs to be checked before you call the police about the theft. Make sure that the car could not take someone from your family having a second set of keys. This is a rare situation, but it can be real, if you, for example, quarrel with spouse. Or another option: you have cynical friends with a specific sense of humor, able to “wrap” the disappearance of the machine in the “nice joke”.

And only if none of the above options did not materialize, it is necessary to call the police and write a statement about the theft. This is a very unfortunate situation, but the chances of finding a car is always there. How to increase them, you can tell quite a long time. However, that’s another story.

"Cemetery" of buses in Kiev. Photo

"Cemetery" of buses in Kiev. Photo

Over the past 10 years (starting in 2007) charged to 530 buses, 102 trams and trolleybuses 295, but since 2015 the Kyiv city Council has virtually suspended the process of withdrawal.

"Cemetery" of buses in Kiev. Photo

"Cemetery" of buses in Kiev. Photo

After checking the equipment part of it may be repaired and restored, and the part written off, and it will be scrapped for metal or sold at auction. Until the end of the year, the fate of worn-out vehicles will be determined. This was told by Deputy head of Kyiv city state administration on transport, Dmitry Davtyan.

"Cemetery" of buses in Kiev. Photo

"Cemetery" of buses in Kiev. Photo

Over the past 10 years (starting in 2007) charged to 530 buses, 102 trams and trolleybuses 295, but since 2015 the Kyiv city Council has virtually suspended the process of withdrawal.

"Cemetery" of buses in Kiev. Photo

"Cemetery" of buses in Kiev. Photo

After checking the equipment part of it may be repaired and restored, and the part written off, and it will be scrapped for metal or sold at auction. Until the end of the year, the fate of worn-out vehicles will be determined. This was told by Deputy head of Kyiv city state administration on transport, Dmitry Davtyan.

"Cemetery" of buses in Kiev. Photo

What is left of the Manhole? Photos from the workshops

What is left of the Kiev motorcycle plant. Photo

"Cemetery" of buses in Kiev. Photo

Ferrari scares fans 4-cylinder engine. But it’s not so scary!

“Is downsizing has come to the Scuderia?!” — cried the fans of the brand Ferrari saw the news about patented naduvnoj the Quartet. Unfortunately or fortunately, but we still don’t know what the Italian engineers had patented the unusual unit — maybe it will be a “heart” for reincarnated Dino may prescribe under the hood, a new Maserati or Alfa Romeo, maybe this is an engineering exercise without any industrial prospects. But the idea is interesting.

Ferrari scares fans 4-cylinder engine. But it's not so scary!

Mounted in the exhaust manifold, the impeller spins the generator and that generates electricity and stores it in the battery. The energy is then used for traction motor and to drive the second impeller (compressor) installed in the intake manifold. The lack of a rigid connection between the two impellers allows you to smoothly adjust the exhaust back pressure and thus get rid of the effect plugged the pharynx, common to all turbo engines, that is the Ferrari engine will sing! The electrical component of the system completely eliminates turbojam, so you can expect a strong acceleration throughout the Rev range.

Ferrari scares fans 4-cylinder engine. But it's not so scary!Model Dino 206 GT of the late ’60s was powered by a 2.0-liter V6 160 HP Model Dino 206 GT of the late’ 60s was powered by a 2.0-liter V6 160 HP

Extra bonus — excellent environmental performance and economy. But only 4 cylinder… budget For the previous conditional models Dino Ferrari did a 2.0-liter engine, but those were at least 6 cylinders, but the “Quartet” on the serial Ferrari had never used. However, it may not be.

  • If future 4-cylinder Ferrari engine is open to question, it is the first crossover of the Scuderia will certainly release.

Photo: Ferrari

Kicked out the glass and ran away: the deer visited the showroom with expensive cars

Kicked out the glass and ran away: the deer visited the showroom with expensive cars

In the video you can see how the animal rushes about, trying to find a way out of strange and unfamiliar places. The employees of the dealership trying to help him, that is, to take hands and stand on the street, but the deer sees the people of the danger and not given. At some point one of the men almost managed to grab the intruder, but he screamed and broke, and then properly ran and jumped out the window breaking, of course, glass. Expensive cars, judging by the video, the deer didn’t hurt, so the damage from the visit of the forest dweller was relatively small.

Photo: depositphotos.com

Video: YouTube

Old cars will supersede the new roads of Moscow

Old cars will supersede the new roads of Moscow

In the center of Moscow on 20, 21 and 22 July the movement will be restricted in connection with the preparation and holding of “excitement”. About it reported in a press-service of the Center for organization of traffic (TSODD), reports TASS.

Road completely blocked at Exchange square from 00:01 on 20 July to 16:00 on 21 July and 22 July between 01:00 and 05:00. On the street Ilyinka from the Exchange to the red square movement limit from 00:01 until 16:00 on 21 July and from 01:00 to 05:00 on July 22.

“The GUM rally” will be held on July 21. It will take part 133 crew on the historic cars of the Soviet brands GAZ, ZIS, ZIL, “Moskvich” and “Zaporozhets”. They will run one hundred km from the red square, traveling to historical places of the capital.

Atelier AC Schnitzer has presented sportpaket BMW i8 Roadster

Atelier AC Schnitzer has presented sportpaket BMW i8 Roadster

Leonid Popov

1 day ago. Photos: AC Schnitzer

The passport parameters of the Roadster could almost not change (numbers Bureau does not), but on the road, the i8 will bypass the serial counterparts due to the lower mass and retuned the chassis. This principle, called the Bureau Innovation 2.0.

Atelier AC Schnitzer has presented sportpaket BMW i8 Roadster

Leonid Popov

1 day ago. Photos: AC Schnitzer

The passport parameters of the Roadster could almost not change (numbers Bureau does not), but on the road, the i8 will bypass the serial counterparts due to the lower mass and retuned the chassis. This principle, called the Bureau Innovation 2.0.

Hybrid family BMW i8 — it’s more about technology, fashion and style, rather than about sport, despite all the spectacular view. But in the Studio AC Schnitzer think that buyers of such cars can make interesting offer. Last year, the Bureau worked on the coupe, and even put him on the Nordschleife. No matter what time of 8:19.8, only slightly better than the figure eight Camaro SS of the previous generation. The standard i8 is even slower. And now the experts from Aachen have turned their attention to i8 Roadster.

Atelier AC Schnitzer has presented sportpaket BMW i8 Roadster

New components for bodywork Atelier made of carbon fiber. This applies not only to the wing or splitter, but also mirrors, frames, hidden door handle, door sill. Still offered several different decorative radiator grilles to choose from.

The reason to work with an open version was a long time coming. Since the experience with the i8 coupe, the family survived the upgrade. Among other things, the engineers have slightly increased the capacity of the hybrid system (now it is hidden 374 “horse” against 362 before the reform). Atelier AC Schnitzer to interfere in the settings of the units did not. So, it is unlikely to disperse hundreds changed any tangible (the source was 4.6 C). The Bureau prepared a new draft on the proven recipe.

Atelier AC Schnitzer has presented sportpaket BMW i8 Roadster

The aesthetics of the lame places, but the Studio assures that there is form follows function and all the aerodynamic components really work.

The first step is lowering the suspension front and rear 20-25 mm. the Second step is AC1 wheels with a diameter of 21 inches (black or two-tone), giving a saving in weight of 4.4 kg. It is a bit for the whole machine as a whole, but the savings account for unsprung weight, and rotating — in movement can be felt. Third — aerodynamic components. Changes on the outside is complemented by a proprietary velour floor mats, aluminum pedal caps and original cover of the iDrive controller. And now the Roadster sparkle with new colors.

Close-up

Of hatchback Hyundai i30 made a “sheep in wolf’s clothing”

Of hatchback Hyundai i30 made a "sheep in wolf's clothing"

"Hot" hatchback Hyundai i30 N with a 250-horsepower motor, which can not influence the price. The Korean company went to meet the buyers who are not able to pay for a new engine, but to show off in the hot-hatch still want.

Version known as Hyundai i30 N Line differs from the standard modifications in the main design of the exterior and interior. A new aerodynamic package made in the style of "charged" i30 N, the dimension of the wheels grew to R18, and in the interior there will be sports seats, a new steering wheel, trimmed in perforated leather, metal pedal pads, and the like.

Of hatchback Hyundai i30 made a "sheep in wolf's clothing"

"Hot" hatchback Hyundai i30 N with a 250-horsepower motor, which can not influence the price. The Korean company went to meet the buyers who are not able to pay for a new engine, but to show off in the hot-hatch still want.

Version known as Hyundai i30 N Line differs from the standard modifications in the main design of the exterior and interior. A new aerodynamic package made in the style of "charged" i30 N, the dimension of the wheels grew to R18, and in the interior there will be sports seats, a new steering wheel, trimmed in perforated leather, metal pedal pads, and the like.

Despite the distinctively sporty entourage, Hyundai i30 N Line will be equipped with the same engines as the usual hatchbacks.

The list will include 1.4-liter gasoline turbo engine with 140 HP and 242 Nm and a diesel engine 1.6-liter that develops 136 HP and 280 Nm of torque.

Meanwhile, one entourage, Hyundai still did not stop. Individual dignity, i30 N Line should be upgraded for improved handling suspension, and engine response to gas pedal made more "alive". In addition, this version of the hatchback will be powered by a more powerful brake mechanisms.

How Hyundai i30 N Line will be more expensive than conventional hatchbacks and cheaper than a full-fledged hot-hatch i30 N, not yet reported.

Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

Leonid Popov

1 day ago. Photo: Daimler

Bosch is involved in this project, a mechatronics and software, and there is a known Nvidia partner responsible for the chips and software to artificial intelligence algorithms.

Recently, Daimler announced that it will be the first international manufacturer, who will lead the experimental drones of the fourth level on the streets of Beijing. And now daimlerbenz told about an even more ambitious project: in conjunction with Bosch, they intend to organize the Autonomous Shuttle service (levels four and five, that is, the maximum) on a few selected roads in California, particularly in San Francisco and Silicon valley.

Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

The drones will receive a combination of cameras, radars, ultrasonic sensors and lidar. By the way, to debug as iron, and software company Daimler recently took on the road in different countries of the prototypes, which are mostly led drivers. However, in this automatic collecting gigabytes of data about the environment.

Decision-making in UAVs will answer a set of multiple control units with a total capacity of hundreds of trillions of operations per second. The authors emphasize that in the first place for their safety. It should provide a “redundant architecture”, and parallel computing.

Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

To manage the separation of Daimler Mobility Services. The experiment, apparently, will begin with the vans V-class, however, worked out for them technology can be extended to other models, capable of becoming Autonomous minibuses and taxis.

In addition to checking the actual Autonomous cars in real traffic with ordinary passengers partners want to debug a tight integration between all services mobility on demand, owned by Daimler, namely networking Mytaxi, Car2Go and Moovel. It is assumed that people will use different modes of transport, including Autonomous cars.

Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

In the future, California is seen as the Daimler oasis Autonomous vehicle.

Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

Leonid Popov

1 day ago. Photo: Daimler

Bosch is involved in this project, a mechatronics and software, and there is a known Nvidia partner responsible for the chips and software to artificial intelligence algorithms.

Recently, Daimler announced that it will be the first international manufacturer, who will lead the experimental drones of the fourth level on the streets of Beijing. And now daimlerbenz told about an even more ambitious project: in conjunction with Bosch, they intend to organize the Autonomous Shuttle service (levels four and five, that is, the maximum) on a few selected roads in California, particularly in San Francisco and Silicon valley.

Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

The drones will receive a combination of cameras, radars, ultrasonic sensors and lidar. By the way, to debug as iron, and software company Daimler recently took on the road in different countries of the prototypes, which are mostly led drivers. However, in this automatic collecting gigabytes of data about the environment.

Decision-making in UAVs will answer a set of multiple control units with a total capacity of hundreds of trillions of operations per second. The authors emphasize that in the first place for their safety. It should provide a “redundant architecture”, and parallel computing.

Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

To manage the separation of Daimler Mobility Services. The experiment, apparently, will begin with the vans V-class, however, worked out for them technology can be extended to other models, capable of becoming Autonomous minibuses and taxis.

In addition to checking the actual Autonomous cars in real traffic with ordinary passengers partners want to debug a tight integration between all services mobility on demand, owned by Daimler, namely networking Mytaxi, Car2Go and Moovel. It is assumed that people will use different modes of transport, including Autonomous cars.

Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

In the future, California is seen as the Daimler oasis Autonomous vehicle.

In the end, all efforts will be a special program that is able to choose the best option travel. All the planning, of course, will be done from your smartphone. This should be implemented the principle of “the car arrives to the client” not “client car”, as now occurs in conventional networks of car sharing. Unmanned service Daimler in California will be put into trial production in the second half of 2019.

Booking.com stopped work in the Crimea

Booking.com stopped work in the Crimea

Booking.com stopped work in the Crimea

The management of the website Booking.com turned off the Crimean Peninsula from the reservation system of hotels because of anti-Russian sanctions. When you try to reserve a room, you receive the following message: “sorry, currently our website is not possible to book accommodation in Crimea to rest.”

According to the owners of the hotels in Peninsula, they got a message that said that booking.com is a Dutch website, and the user is obliged to comply with European laws, and to support sanctions against Russia, for this reason, work with the Crimean hotels will be suspended.

Moreover, currently the website has already stopped collecting reviews and testimonials from guests. At the same time, those who go to the Crimea on a business trip, you can still reserve rooms through this portal.

Booking.com is a large Internet resource where you can zarezervirovat Villa, house and room in a hotel or hostel in 227 countries around the world. The site was established in 1996 in Amsterdam. Currently, it is available for booking nearly 2 million objects.

Media reported earlier that the head of the group of companies “travel service” Sergey Voitovich has addressed the Russian Ministry of culture with the request to include the portal booking.com in the package counter.

Author:

Share link:

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

Speaking at the Conference, Justin Cox, Director of Global Production of LMC Automotive, spoke about the prospects of production, sales and exports of light cars in Europe. He noted that the world car market is growing for the ninth year in a row. But in the future, positive risks can be prevented by existing risks.

Europe is worried about the future of cars, which for Ukraine can be successful. ECG Conference

How do national logistics operators prepare for the growth of the electric vehicle market?

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

The possible prospects for the decline in car sales in the European market, as well as about the reduction in exports of European automotive manufacturers, began to speak immediately after the announcement of brexite by the UK. But today the situation was aggravated by other risks for the European market. Although, until now everything is not clear with the very brixite. But the UK exports 30% of its automotive output outside Europe. Therefore, there are two scenarios: pessimistic and optimistic, in which there is almost no optimism.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

To protect the logistics, investments are needed in the repair and maintenance of roads, bridges, tunnels and ports of the EU countries. But some governments are not interested in developing transport infrastructure. And breksit strongly hits the European budget, which could be used for this, the European Parliament member Ines Ayala Sender said at the conference. And this is one of the risks.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

According to the forecast of Justin Cox, after the final withdrawal of the UK from the European Union in 2020, the European car market will be reduced by 1 million units. And according to the optimistic scenario, the total sales in the European market will amount to 3 million cars a year. And according to the pessimistic – 2.5 million.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

Most of all exports to the UK are German automobile concerns. There goes 1/3 of the products of the European Ford, many exports Spain. But from the UK there is an export BMW, MINI, Nissan, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley and others. And in BMW Now they are seriously thinking about the possibility of transferring British production to China. That because of the range of delivery will make cars more expensive. But it will still be more profitable than payment of possible duties on British products, as not produced in the EU. And this is also a risk.

But the most terrible thing is uncertainty, since no one knows exactly what will happen after the brecci. And uncertainty is known to have a bad effect on car sales.

The forecast for the growth of the European automotive market for 2018 is only 2.3% compared to 2017. And basically this growth will come at the expense of buses. Even in countries such as Germany has already slowed the pace of production and sales of cars.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

At the same time, in China – market growth + 40%, in India – + 14%, in Brazil – + 7%, and even in Iran more than in Europe – + 3%.

When the drivers are finally driven out from behind the wheel of the car? Overview of autopilot systems

Car logistics operators are preparing for “network cars”. Results of the ECG 2017 Congress in Malta

Risk is also a US protectionist policy for its automotive manufacturers. After all, 25% of cars are exported from Europe to America. For example, in the European branches of Daimler, 12% of production goes to the USA, Audi has 14%, BMW – 15%, VW – 25%, Bentley – more than a quarter, y –Lamborghini – more than a third.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

Another threat to the European automobile market is the strengthening of requirements for harmful emissions into the atmosphere. And then everything is not as simple as it might seem at first glance. After all, the wide distribution of cars with diesel engines, in due time motivated the Kyoto Protocol. According to it, producers had to reduce CO2 emissions. And they have diesel engines less than gasoline engines. But unlike gasoline power units, diesel engines cause great damage to the environment by the release of particulate nitrogen dioxide. Last year, 70 German cities reported an excessive level of NOx, which could cause problems with breathing and premature death. A similar picture emerged in Britain, France and Italy.

Therefore, many potential European buyers decided to postpone the purchase of a new car at all until the situation is clear.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

But the complexity of the “diesel against gasoline” situation is also in the fact that the reduction in sales in Europe of cars with diesel power units has increased the overall level of CO2 emissions. And if European producers do not comply with the rules for harmful emissions, they risk receiving a fine of 4.5 billion euros. But the new engineering solutions that automakers are forced to find and use to reduce harmful emissions make cars more expensive. Even more expensive are the operation of cars with ICE taxes on harmful emissions.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

ECG Executive Director Mike Sturgeon introduced a new test to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of WLTP. This new improved laboratory fuel test replaces NEDS, which has been in use since the 1980s. WLTP is supplemented with a test Real Driving Emissions (RDE), which will measure emissions of pollutants when driving in real traffic conditions on the road. WLTP will provide a much more accurate basis for calculating fuel consumption per vehicle and CO2 emissions, as it reflects more real factors and, consequently, car performance on the road. This test will be applied to all new vehicle registrations as early as September 2018.

Speaking at the Conference, Justin Cox, Director of Global Production of LMC Automotive, spoke about the prospects of production, sales and exports of light cars in Europe. He noted that the world car market is growing for the ninth year in a row. But in the future, positive risks can be prevented by existing risks.

Europe is worried about the future of cars, which for Ukraine can be successful. ECG Conference

How do national logistics operators prepare for the growth of the electric vehicle market?

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

The possible prospects for the decline in car sales in the European market, as well as about the reduction in exports of European automotive manufacturers, began to speak immediately after the announcement of brexite by the UK. But today the situation was aggravated by other risks for the European market. Although, until now everything is not clear with the very brixite. But the UK exports 30% of its automotive output outside Europe. Therefore, there are two scenarios: pessimistic and optimistic, in which there is almost no optimism.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

To protect the logistics, investments are needed in the repair and maintenance of roads, bridges, tunnels and ports of the EU countries. But some governments are not interested in developing transport infrastructure. And breksit strongly hits the European budget, which could be used for this, the European Parliament member Ines Ayala Sender said at the conference. And this is one of the risks.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

According to the forecast of Justin Cox, after the final withdrawal of the UK from the European Union in 2020, the European car market will be reduced by 1 million units. And according to the optimistic scenario, the total sales in the European market will amount to 3 million cars a year. And according to the pessimistic – 2.5 million.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

Most of all exports to the UK are German automobile concerns. There goes 1/3 of the products of the European Ford, many exports Spain. But from the UK there is an export BMW, MINI, Nissan, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley and others. And in BMW Now they are seriously thinking about the possibility of transferring British production to China. That because of the range of delivery will make cars more expensive. But it will still be more profitable than payment of possible duties on British products, as not produced in the EU. And this is also a risk.

But the most terrible thing is uncertainty, since no one knows exactly what will happen after the brecci. And uncertainty is known to have a bad effect on car sales.

The forecast for the growth of the European automotive market for 2018 is only 2.3% compared to 2017. And basically this growth will come at the expense of buses. Even in countries such as Germany has already slowed the pace of production and sales of cars.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

At the same time, in China – market growth + 40%, in India – + 14%, in Brazil – + 7%, and even in Iran more than in Europe – + 3%.

When the drivers are finally driven out from behind the wheel of the car? Overview of autopilot systems

Car logistics operators are preparing for “network cars”. Results of the ECG 2017 Congress in Malta

Risk is also a US protectionist policy for its automotive manufacturers. After all, 25% of cars are exported from Europe to America. For example, in the European branches of Daimler, 12% of production goes to the USA, Audi has 14%, BMW – 15%, VW – 25%, Bentley – more than a quarter, y –Lamborghini – more than a third.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

Another threat to the European automobile market is the strengthening of requirements for harmful emissions into the atmosphere. And then everything is not as simple as it might seem at first glance. After all, the wide distribution of cars with diesel engines, in due time motivated the Kyoto Protocol. According to it, producers had to reduce CO2 emissions. And they have diesel engines less than gasoline engines. But unlike gasoline power units, diesel engines cause great damage to the environment by the release of particulate nitrogen dioxide. Last year, 70 German cities reported an excessive level of NOx, which could cause problems with breathing and premature death. A similar picture emerged in Britain, France and Italy.

Therefore, many potential European buyers decided to postpone the purchase of a new car at all until the situation is clear.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

But the complexity of the “diesel against gasoline” situation is also in the fact that the reduction in sales in Europe of cars with diesel power units has increased the overall level of CO2 emissions. And if European producers do not comply with the rules for harmful emissions, they risk receiving a fine of 4.5 billion euros. But the new engineering solutions that automakers are forced to find and use to reduce harmful emissions make cars more expensive. Even more expensive are the operation of cars with ICE taxes on harmful emissions.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

ECG Executive Director Mike Sturgeon introduced a new test to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of WLTP. This new improved laboratory fuel test replaces NEDS, which has been in use since the 1980s. WLTP is supplemented with a test Real Driving Emissions (RDE), which will measure emissions of pollutants when driving in real traffic conditions on the road. WLTP will provide a much more accurate basis for calculating fuel consumption per vehicle and CO2 emissions, as it reflects more real factors and, consequently, car performance on the road. This test will be applied to all new vehicle registrations as early as September 2018.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

To date, the new requirements are already fully in line with Volvo, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Lexus, Daimler, Jaguar, Land Rover, Peugeot, Citroen DS, Nissan, Infiniti, Renault Group.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

So the European automobile giants are stimulating not only to improve their petrol engines, but also to quickly move to electric vehicles. However, there is a problem.

According to forecasts of the largest German union IG Metal, if, as planned by the EU program, 25% of all cars will be electric, 15% – hybrid and 60% – gasoline and diesel by 2030, in Germany, perhaps 75 000 jobs. A faster transition to electric vehicles threatens the German automotive industry with the loss of 100,000 jobs. Basically, these are workers engaged in the production and assembly of internal combustion engines and gearboxes.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

In addition, for electric vehicles in the EU countries, the infrastructure has not yet been fully prepared. And it’s not just about charging stations, but about increasing the load on the network, which can affect the increase in the cost of electricity. So – to buy electric cars will be even less than cars with ICE.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

According to AUTO-Consulting CEO of AvtoLogistics Pavel Gaidai, who participated in the ECG Conference in Madrid, some European logistics operators are so pessimistic that either they are already out of this business or plan to do it before 2020. According to Mr. Gaidai, the risks of falling production, export and sales in Europe are so great that today many refuse to renew the fleet of auto transporters. They believe that new trucks simply will not have time to pay off before, and even more so after the stagnation of the European automobile market began. And this is a very alarming signal.

In Europe, began to prepare for the inevitable decline in car sales

Details about the risks that threaten the European car market, the analysis of possible scenarios, as well as how this will affect the prices of cars in Ukraine, AUTO-Consulting will tell in the coming days.

Kiev-Madrid-Kiev

How the online car business works

Will there be digital showrooms and will car dealers be needed? The era of online car sales is approaching