MPs may ask drivers to give up their cars to help 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.
20mph speed limit to be enforced in London's Congestion Charge Zone by 2020

London introduces ULEZ £12.50 emissions charge


LONDON has introduced a new £12.50 daily charge for the most polluting vehicles in its latest initiative to improve air quality in the capital ci

BMW, VW, Mercedes accused of emissions collusion


Three German car making giants worked together to hinder the introduction of emissions-reducing technology, a European Commission report alleges.

Basildon cuts speed to improve air quality


Basildon Council is seeking to restrict a five-mile stretch of the A127 to 50mph, to help bring local air quality levels to within legal limits.
Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars over 'excessive' emissions levels

Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars over CO2


Jaguar Land Rover is recalling more than 44,000 cars in the UK, after 10 models were found to produce higher-than-certified amounts of CO2.

What is the WLTP fuel economy and emissions test?


There was plenty of disruption in 2018 when the WLTP rules for new cars came into effect. But what are they and what does it mean for car buyers?