Mercedes faces court action over ‘defeat devices’


Lawyers have announced 500,000 Mercedes drivers may be eligible for compensation as the company faces court action over the "dieselgate" scandal.
The new Fiat 500 has gained all of the gadgets and lost none of the character

The new Fiat 500 plays a melody to pedestrians


The new Fiat 500 is pure-electric but still aims to be a fashion icon, with a pebble key fob and designer editions. It also plays a melody.
Electric cars now make up 3.2% of new purchases

Electric cars make up 3.2% of new car sales


The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has reported that the sales of EV's went up 243% last month.
E10 eco petrol to replace current fuel at pumps from next year, government says

Eco petrol to replace current fuel at pumps


The Department for Transport has announced the introduction of E10, a lower carbon fuel for petrol vehicles, as part of a push to meet CO2...
Modern engines worse for the planet, better for our lungs, says study

Modern engines worse for the planet, says study


Consumer advice group Which? has found that new cars emit 7% more carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere than their older counterparts.
Plan to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2035 is 'extremely concerning', warns UK motor industry

Petrol & diesel ban 'extremely concerning'


The government's plans to accelerate the ban on new petrol and diesel car sales have been slammed in no uncertain terms by the UK motor industry.
Councils accused of hypocrisy over diesel after 91.6% of fleets found to run on the fuel

Council fleets found to be 91.6% diesel-powered


Local authorities have been accused of hypocrisy after it was found that councils are punishing members of the public for driving diesel vehicles
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Honda: now is the right time to embrace electric c


Why has Honda been so slow to embrace battery electric cars? The Japanese brand reveals why now is the right time for it to plug in.
Cabbies hail new electric taxi but call on government to help drivers switch from diesel

Government must help cabbies switch from diesel


The body representing licensed cabbies has welcomed the new Dynamo electric taxi but says government must act to help diesel drivers switch.

Audi's big electric and plug-in hybrid push


Audi has kept most of its expansive electric car plans under wraps. Now, though, we have a clear idea of just what the car maker has on the way.

Petrol & diesel cars could be banned in UK by 2035


Transport secretary Grant Shapps has suggested the government could soon accelerate plans to ban new petrol and diesel cars in the UK.
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VW execs charged with stock market manipulation


VW executives have been accused of stock market manipulation, by not promptly telling investors the impact dieselgate would have on the company.

MPs: drivers must give up cars to hit CO2 targets


UK motorists may be encouraged to stop using their cars so the UK can meet its emissions targets, cross-party MPs have suggested.