Drive diesel or petrol car at peak hours and get £130 fine in Hackney and Islington


Petrol and diesel cars face being banned from parts of two London boroughs under Britain’s toughest action against polluting vehicles.
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Unlimited fines for emissions test cheats


Ccarmakers that cheat emissions tests are being threatened with unlimited fines under anti-pollution rules being drawn up in Westminster.
VW admits guilt over ‘repulsive’ diesel fume tests on monkeys

VW admits guilt over ‘repulsive’ diesel fume tests


Volkswagen suspended its chief lobbyist after he admitted failing to halt experiments that exposed monkeys to diesel exhaust gases — the latest...
VW chairman: people will be held accountable for diesel emission tests on monkeys

VW chairman calls for probe into monkey tests


Volkswagen is to investigate allegations that it was one of three car makers that paid for tests in which humans and animals were exposed to...
Rising traffic leaves people more scared of getting on their bike

Rising traffic means fewer cyclists


The number of people taking to the road by bicycle has dropped amid mounting concern over traffic levels. Figures published by the Department fo
Kitchen microwaves cause as much pollution as seven million cars

Microwaves cause as much pollution as 7m cars


Microwaves in Europe cause as much pollution as 6.8 million cars, scientists have found. A study at the University of Manchester, published in S
Lorry operators cheating emission rules

Lorry operators cheating emission rules


Lorry operators are routinely fitting HGVs with cheat devices to allow vehicles to produce high levels of pollution, a government investigation h
Airbubbl system removes toxic air from inside car

Airbubbl system removes toxic air from inside car


Technology that sucks toxic gas out of cars will be introduced early next year after fears that drivers and passengers are being exposed to dange
China builds world’s biggest floating solar plant in drive to switch to electric cars

China's floating solar plant for electric cars


China is to build the world’s biggest floating solar power plant to meet the drive toward electric cars, as it attempts to reduce the country’s...
Phillip Hammond budget 2017: implications and details for drivers - diesel, fuel duty, driverless cars, road tax and more

Budget 2017: everything drivers need to know


The chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced the government’s 2017 Budget. Here's what you need to know.
Jeremy Clarkson: ban buses or bicycles to reduce road deaths

Jeremy Clarkson: ban buses or bicycles


Jeremy Clarkson has proposed banning either buses or bicycles in order to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on Britain's roads.
VW blames drivers failing to fit new software for dirty diesel cars

VW blames drivers failing to fit software fix


Volkswagen has blamed its customers after failing to fix almost 400,000 diesel cars fitted with software designed to cheat emissions tests.
James Dyson electric car details and launch date

Dyson confirms electric car on sale by 2020


James Dyson has ended growing speculation after confirming that he intends to launch an electric car.