Uber will pay its drivers to switch to electric cars


Uber has announced a year-long pilot initiative to provide cash incentives to some drivers who begin using electric cars.
UK mayors call for petrol and diesel car ban by 2030

UK mayors call for petrol and diesel ban by 2030


UK mayors will call upon the Government to introduce a ban on petrol and diesel cars by 2030 — a decade earlier than originally planned.

London's ULEZ set to be 18 times larger


London's Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is set to undergo a considerable expansion in 2021, as part of a major push to improve air quality.
Car makers to face massive fines for cheating emissions tests

Huge fines for car makers using defeat devices


The UK Government will impose massive fines on car makers caught cheating emissions tests as part of legislation being introduced next month.
Phillip Hammond budget 2017: implications and details for drivers - diesel, fuel duty, driverless cars, road tax and more

Environmental study recommends fuel duty rises


The UK Government should increase future fuel duty rates "at least in line with inflation", a new study recommends.
Diesel cars pumping out twice the toxins of lorries and buses

Car buyers continue to ditch diesel


Car buyers are continuing to turn their backs on diesel amid uncertainty over its future, with figures for May, showing a 23.6% drop in sales.
EU takes Britain to court over poor air quality 'from diesel emissions'

EU takes Britain to court over poor air quality


The UK is facing a multimillion-pound fine for breaching air quality limits after the European Commission referred it and five other nations to t
Air pollution blamed for 7m deaths every year worldwide

Air pollution blamed for 7m deaths every year worl


Air pollution causes seven million deaths a year, according to the latest figures released by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Cars without 50-mile electric range could be banned from 2040

Cars from 2040 to have 50-mile electric range


The government is said to be considering a ban of any petrol or diesel-powered hybrid car that is unable to travel 50 miles on battery power.
Could new NOx emissions tech from Bosch save the diesel engine?

Could NOx emissions tech from Bosch save diesel?


Amid the chaos and confusion over the future of the diesel engine, which led to a 17% fall in UK sales of new diesel-burning motors last year, co
Ban 4x4s from green lane routes in Lake District, UN urged

Ban 4x4s from green lane routes in Lake District


Fans of The Fast Show will remember Simon and Lindsey as the off-road bores who spent more time arguing over “epic off-road expeditions” and gett
Fire destroys plug-in hybrid Volvo XC90 while charging

Arsonist destroys plug-in hybrid Volvo XC90


A Volvo hybrid-electric car went up in flames after being left to charge on a family’s driveway.
British lorry operators found to be cheating diesel emissions

British lorry operators found to be cheating diese


Hauliers in the UK have been caught cheating emissions regulations designed to prevent air pollution.