Honda: now is the right time to embrace electric cars


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.
Volkswagen new logo design IAA 2019

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.

Ministers commit to electric-only cars by 2030


Government ministers have pledged to lead by example to reduce car emissions, by committing to use electric cars within the next 11 years.
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".
London ULEZ roll-out sees polluting car numbers fall by a quarter

Polluting car numbers in London fall by 25%


The first report since the introduction of London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) shows a 13.9% increase in the number of compliant vehicles en
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.

Mercedes will go electric-only within 20 years


Mercedes-Benz has committed to removing petrol and diesel engines from its entire passenger car range within the next 20 years.
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.
Volvo used electric excavator to dig Chelsea Flower Show garden

Volvo puts electric digger to work at Chelsea


Volvo's ECR25 electric excavator has been set to work ahead of this week's prestigious Chelsea Flower Show.