Budget 2017: everything drivers need to know (including about diesel)


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.
Don’t save dying diesels, Germany told

Don’t save dying diesels, Germany told


A row has broken out over proposed tax breaks for Germany’s carmakers before a “diesel summit” in Berlin.
What you need to know about government diesel scrappage and nitrogen dioxide reduction

Non-electric cars to be banned from 2040 (updated)


All cars sold in the UK from 2040 will be electrified, the government has announced, in a bid to remove conventiona diesel and petrol vehicles...
Government to announce diesel car scrappage scheme 'within days'

Government to announce diesel scrappage scheme


A diesel car scrappage scheme will be announced "within days", according to reports, as the government scrambles to reduce air pollution.
Mercedes recalls three million diesel cars made since 2011 over toxic emissions

Mercedes recalls 3m diesel cars


Just days after Mercedes-Benz boasted of record-breaking sales, its reputation has suffered a dent. The firm is recalling 3m diesel cars ...
London pay-per-mile road charging proposal

Drivers in London face first pay-per-mile charge


Drivers in London could face a pay-per-mile road charge, as proposals are considered to cut the level of harmful air pollution and congestion wit
Leaded petrol reduces intelligence decades later

Leaded petrol reduces intelligence decades later


People exposed to high levels of leaded petrol as children are still suffering from lower intelligence 30 years later...
France launches inquiry into Fiat over diesel emissions

France launches inquiry into Fiat over diesel


The diesel emissions scandal widened as French prosecutors announced the opening of a criminal inquiry into allegations that Fiat Chrysler...
Renault diesels ‘are worst polluters’ according to Which? tests

Renault diesels ‘are worst polluters’


Renault diesel cars emit the highest levels of toxic nitrogen oxides of all the big manufacturers and the French company’s recent models...
Gas-guzzling Germans miss air targets

Gas-guzzling Germans miss air targets


Germany’s love affair with fast cars and big engines has been blamed for an acceleration in greenhouse gas emissions despite the country’s...