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EU fines BMW and Volkswagen €875 million


The European Commission has fined BMW and the Volkswagen Group a total of €875 million over colluding on vehicle emissions.
French drivers up in arms over mandatory black box recorders

French drivers petition against EU black boxes


Hundreds of thousands of French drivers have signed a petition protesting new rules that will require "black box" data recorders in cars.
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.
EU will not achieve electric car charging targets at current rate, auditor warns

EU charging deployment off-track, says auditor


The rollout of the European Union's electric car charging network is too slow for the bloc to achieve its climate targets, auditors have warned.
EU flag removed from driving licences a year on from Brexit

EU flag removed from driving licences


The EU flag has been removed from new British driving licences and number plates to mark the first anniversary of Brexit.
Brits will escape some speeding fines in the EU due to Brexit

British drivers may escape EU speeding fines


British drivers may evade some speeding fines incurred in EU countries following Brexit, after a European Union directive requiring the cross-bor
Illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy banned from Rolls-Royce cars

Illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy banned


EU regulations have banned the optional illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy from Rolls-Royce cars.
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.
Nissan and Toyota to demand tariff compensation in event of no-deal Brexit

Nissan and Toyota may demand Brexit compensation


Japanese car makers Nissan and Toyota may demand recompense from the UK government if they are adversely financially affected by Brexit tariffs.

UK car industry welcomes Government's Brexit plan


The UK car industry has welcomed the Brexit plans outlined today, though warns more needs to be done to "ensure the industry's future success".
EU takes Britain to court over poor air quality 'from diesel emissions'

EU takes Britain to court over poor air quality


The UK is facing a multimillion-pound fine for breaching air quality limits after the European Commission referred it and five other nations to t
Government to announce diesel car scrappage scheme 'within days'

Government to announce diesel scrappage scheme


A diesel car scrappage scheme will be announced "within days", according to reports, as the government scrambles to reduce air pollution.
Fallout from hard Brexit could drive up cost of cars by £2,300

Brexit could drive up cost of cars by £2,300


More than £2,300 could be added to the price of an average car under a “hard Brexit”, according to research.