Government scraps plug-in hybrid grant for new car buyers


To help encourage the uptake of zero emissions vehicles, the Department for Transport will scrap the plug-in car grant on November 9.
Electric cars will clog up our roads over next three decades, says study

Electric cars could clog up our roads, says study


The number of vehicles on British roads could grow by up to 51% over next three decades, according to the DfT.
Prince Charles's latest planet-saving move: taking delivery of an electric Jaguar I-Pace

Prince Charles takes delivery of electric Jaguar


He has installed solar panels on royal roofs, waged war on plastic and switched to low-energy light bulbs — and now the Prince of Wales has...
VW uses 'shockwave guns' to prevent hailstorms — and farmers are suing them for it

Farmers sue VW over hail-preventing shockwave guns


Volkswagen is in a dispute with Mexican farmers over the use of “hail cannons”, which are believed to be the cause of a drought.
Racing to the future: driving Jaguar's new I-Pace eTrophy race car

Driving Jaguar's new I-Pace eTrophy race car


Arriving at a sun-baked Silverstone circuit, the roar of high-revving engines and smell of burnt petrol fills the air. GTE sports cars are scream
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Concrete walls could store electricity


Environmentalists have long argued that the cleanest way to travel, other than to pull on a pair of walking boots or swing a leg over a bicycle s
Buy your car before April 1 to avoid tax change shock, advise experts

Neutral fuel strategy calls as diesel declines


Car sales in June fell by 3.5% compared with the same period last year as buyers continue to shun diesel vehicles.

Uber will pay 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.