Councils accused of hypocrisy over diesel after 91.6% of fleets found to run on the fuel


Local authorities have been accused of hypocrisy after it was found that councils are punishing members of the public for driving diesel vehicles
Bristol city aerial view Clifton Suspension Bridge

Bristol council approves plans to ban diesel cars


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.
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".
Primary school pupils handing parking tickets to polluting parents

Pupils handing parking tickets to polluting parent


Students in Manchester are educating their parents about air pollution, by handing parking tickets to drivers who leave their car engine idling.
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.
Diesel tax anger as new models beat petrol in NOx pollution tests

Teachers call for cars to be banned outside school


A survey of teachers has found that nearly two thirds back a ban on cars in the immediate area, in order to improve air quality.
Motorists to be paid up to £3,000 to give up cars

Motorists to be paid up to £3,000 to give up cars


Private vehicle owners in Coventry will be given as much as £3,000 in exchange for surrendering their car and switching to public transport.
Zipcar boss says ‘petty arguments’ by councils are delaying electric car infrastructure

Zipcar: ‘Petty' arguments delaying charging points


The boss of Zipcar believes “petty" arguments within London authorities are delaying vital electric vehicle infrastructure.
Hyundai NEXO filters claimed to clean up air pollution

Hyundai NEXO hydrogen car 'cleans' air


Hyundai is preparing to launch a new hydrogen fuel cell car that not only emits nothing but water from the tailpipe, but also "cleans" the air as

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.
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).