VW thought to support toughening EU emissions standards while rival car makers reel under the pressure


The Volkswagen Group is now in support of toughening vehicle emissions standards in Europe while smaller rivals struggle to comply.
The top 10 most popular cars in the UK 2021

The UK's best-selling cars of 2021


It's still early days but the UK's most popular cars of 2021 are revealing themselves; we now have three months' worth of sales data.
Uptake of pure-electric cars affected by reduction in government grant

Electric car sales affected by grant reduction


The uptake of electric vehicles has slowed following the reduction to the government's Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG).
Genesis announces first models for UK to take on premium rivals

Genesis announces first models for UK


Korean premium brand Genesis has confirmed it will begin car sales in the UK, Switzerland and Germany this summer, with a launch line-up of two s
Nearly-new electric cars cost more to run than petrol and diesel

Nearly-new EVs cost more than petrol, diesel


Electric cars bought one or two years after manufacture are costlier to run than petrol or diesel equivalents, according to the largest new and u
Toyota acquires Lyft’s self-driving division

Toyota acquires Lyft’s self-driving division


Toyota will acquire Level 5, the self-driving car division of ride-hailing company Lyft, for $550m (£396m), it has been announced.
Tesla blasted by Chinese state media over safety issues

Tesla blasted by China over safety allegations


Tesla has been attacked by state-run Chinese media over safety issues, after a video of a protester at the Shanghai Auto Show went viral.
Caterham taken over by Japanese automotive firm

Caterham's new owners' appetite for electric Seven


British car maker Caterham has said that there is "certainly appetite" among its new shareholders to make an electric Seven sports car.
Growth for new car registrations for first time since August

New car sales grow for first time since August


New car sales in March were more than 10% up on the same month in 2020 — the first growth for the market since August last year.
Volkswagen to change name to

Voltswagen name change was a 'joke'


Two days ahead of April Fools Day, Volkswagen said it will change its name to Voltswagen in the US. It was a "joke'.
Tesla now accepts Bitcoin as payment, Elon Musk reveals

Tesla now accepts Bitcoin as payment


Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed that the company now accepts Bitcoin as a method of payment.
Nissan's Sunderland plant has produced more Leaf EVs than eighties Bluebirds

Nissan GB has produced more Leafs than Bluebirds


Nissan revealed today that its plant in Sunderland has now produced more versions of its Leaf electric vehicle than it did the 1980s Bluebird.
Uber prices expected to rise as company implements Supreme Court decision

Uber prices could rise after drivers' legal win


Uber prices could rise after a legal win for the app's drivers that changes their employment status, analysts have said.