Lorry operators fit HGVs with cheat devices to beat emission rules


Lorry operators are routinely fitting HGVs with cheat devices to allow vehicles to produce high levels of pollution, a government investigation h
Diesel tax anger as new models beat petrol in NOx pollution tests

New diesel models beat petrol in pollution tests


Some new diesel cars are much less polluting than new petrol cars, according to research. Independent tests have identified 11 diesel models, in
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.
The five best electric cars you’d be happy to drive: Nissan Leaf is a good all-rounder

Used car buyers charge toward electric models


They are expensive to buy, won't travel very far before running out of power and take an age to recharge - but that isn't deterring drivers from

Thousands of diesel drivers rip out filters


Diesel drivers who try to save money by removing a pollution filter are harming the air quality in towns and cities, and campaigners say
Drivers of pre-2016 diesel cars face London toxicity charge

Pre-2015 diesel cars face extra London charge


Sadiq Khan said that his £10 toxicity charge, or T-charge, which was introduced in central London last month for cars built before 2005 ...
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.
No diesel engine for new Honda CR-V as crossover goes hybrid

No diesel engine for new Honda CR-V


The all-new Honda CR-V will not be available with a diesel engine, according to the Japanese manufacturer.
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.
Car Clinic: Can additives reduce the pollution from a diesel car?

Car Clinic: Can additives reduce diesel pollution?


"Can fuel additives or retrofitted devices make a diesel car less polluting? And will removing biofuel reduce NOx emissions?"
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...
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 ...
Reader Letters: Air-con recirculate, diesel additives, spare wheels and VW Underworld

Reader Letters: Spare wheels and AdBlue


I’ve just bought a new(ish) Honda Civic and was disappointed to find there is no spare wheel or space-saver. I understand that, in case of...