2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars: meeting deadline will be 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.
Is your car exempt from London’s Ultra-Low Emissions Zone charges?

Is your car exempt from London's ULEZ?


In April, London will become the first city in the world to establish a dedicated “ultra low emission zone” (ULEZ) — is your car affected?
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.
VW suffers hit in ongoing dieselgate scandal

VW suffers hit in ongoing dieselgate scandal


Car making giant Volkswagen has been dealt another blow by judges in ongoing action regarding diesel emissions.
BMW eDrive Zones introduces in London and Birmingham, using geo-fencing technology for plug-in hybrid cars

BMW eDrive Zones switch hybrids to EV mode


BMW has introduced new “eDrive Zones” designed to ensure its plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models run in zero-emission electric mode when in cities.
Mercedes faces court action over

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