Bristol City Council approves plans to ban all diesel cars by 2021


Bristol is on track to become the first place in the UK to issue a blanket ban on all diesel-powered cars entering its city centre.
Cabbies hail new electric taxi but call on government to help drivers switch from diesel

Government must help cabbies switch from diesel


The body representing licensed cabbies has welcomed the new Dynamo electric taxi but says government must act to help diesel drivers switch.
Magic Dynamo? First pure-electric black cab for 120 years launched in London

Pure-electric black cab launched in London


A new pure-electric black cab has been launched in London, bringing officially-licenced zero-emission ‘Hackney Carriages’ to the capital.
Green number plates for electric cars are only a short term solution, says RAC

RAC 'not impressed' by green plates plan


According to an RAC spokesperson, authorities may have to pull the plug on green number plates "pretty much as soon as they bring them in".

Petrol & diesel cars could be banned in UK by 2035


Transport secretary Grant Shapps has suggested the government could soon accelerate plans to ban new petrol and diesel cars in the UK.
Extreme E Greenland Russell Glacier Race Location

Extreme E 4x4 racers to compete in Greenland


Despite never hosting a motorsport event before, Greenland has been picked to hold Extreme E's first pure-electric off-road race in 2021.
This is the 536bhp Extreme E electric off-road racer

This is the 536bhp Extreme E electric racer


Extreme E, the electric off-road racing racing series from the team behind Formula E, has revealed its car at Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Extreme E: the off-road race series on an eco trip - interview with Alejandro Agag by Will Dron for Sunday Times Driving.co.uk

Extreme E: the off-road race series on an eco trip


On a clear day the view from Alejandro Agag’s ninth floor corner office in Hammersmith, west London, is spectacular. Across to the east are Hyde...

Hedgehog sign launched to warn of animal accidents


The Department for Transport hopes its new hedgehog road signs will encourage drivers to be on the sharp lookout for small animals on the road.
Heathrow airport ULEz

Heathrow planning to charge for polluting cars


Heathrow Airport wants to launch an Ultra Low Emission Zone by 2022, to clamp down on what it calls "the main source of local air pollution".
London ULEZ roll-out sees polluting car numbers fall by a quarter

Polluting car numbers in London fall by 25%


The first report since the introduction of London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) shows a 13.9% increase in the number of compliant vehicles en
Scented candles

Scented candles 'more polluting' than busy roads


New research suggests that a burning a scented candle at home can expose you to more harmful emissions than standing next to a busy road.
Reader Letters: Diesel pollution, car theft and Honda praise

Millions of children affected by ‘dangerous’ air


The Times has called for a new Clean Air Act after an investigation revealed air pollution around 6,500 schools exceeds recommended levels.