ULEZ checker: Is your car exempt from the Ultra Low Emission Zone?


In April 2019, London became the first city in the world to establish a dedicated “ultra low emission zone” (ULEZ) — is your car exempt?

What is AdBlue and does your car need it?


Governments and the car industry work toward increasingly stringent emissions regulations.
Eco petrol to replace current fuel at pumps

E10 fuel: What is it and how will it affect you?


Last year, the Department for Transport announced the introduction of E10, a lower carbon fuel for petrol vehicles.
Volkswagen faces criticism after racist ad

BMW and Volkswagen Group fined over cartel talks


The European Commission has fined BMW and the Volkswagen Group a total of €875 million over colluding on vehicle emissions.
Tax car makers that don't produce enough electric cars, say former cabinet ministers

Ex-ministers: Introduce carbon tax for car makers


Two former cabinet ministers have said that car makers should face carbon taxes if they don't manufacture enough electric vehicles.
VW Group pushes for stricter emissions regulations

VW thought to support toughening EU emissions regs


The Volkswagen Group is now in support of toughening vehicle emissions standards in Europe while smaller rivals struggle to comply.
New traffic lights could spell less frequent stops for motorists

Smart traffic lights signal fewer stops


New smart traffic lights could cause motorists to wait less frequently at pedestrian crossings. 
Air quality near schools that ban cars improved by a quarter

Air quality 23% better near schools that ban cars


The air quality in areas around schools where cars have been banned during peak hours has improved by nearly a quarter.
Car Clinic: Can additives reduce the pollution from a diesel car?

Air pollution contributed to schoolgirl death


A coroner has ruled that air pollution made a "material contribution" to the 2013 death of nine-year old Ella Kissi-Debrah, in a landmark ruling.
Air pollution now higher than pre-covid levels

Air pollution levels now higher than pre-Covid


A new report has found that air pollution now exceeds pre-pandemic levels in many UK cities, after levels dropped 38% during the first lockdown.
2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars: meeting deadline will be

Meeting 2030 ban is "enormous" task, says industry


The car industry has reacted to the news that the ban on new petrol and diesel cars will be moved forward by five years to 2030.
New motorway speed limits have halved pollution in some areas of Wales

New speed limit halves Welsh motorway pollution


Lower speed limits introduced on high-pollution stretches of Welsh motorways have been successful in halving levels of harmful emissions.
Study predicts UK electric car shortage for 2021

Study predicts UK electric car shortage for 2021


New research suggests the UK may face an electric vehicle shortage in 2021 due to car makers favouring production for markets in mainland Europe.