Cars without 50-mile electric range could be banned from 2040

Cars from 2040 to have 50-mile electric range


The government is said to be considering a ban of any petrol or diesel-powered hybrid car that is unable to travel 50 miles on battery power.

Reader Letters: Short-changed on insurance


My Audi allroad finally died after 250,000 miles and I replaced it with a year-old biturbo version. Calling my insurance broker to switch my..."
Zebra Fuel fills up the car on your driveway while you sleep

Zebra Fuel fills up the car while you sleep


Filling up the car can be a bit of a chore for every motorist. Now a solution is at hand: fuel delivered to your front door.
Reader Letters: Hearse campers, VW emissions fix failures, EV battery swapping, dash cams, Shell V-Power costs and DVLA data

Reader Letters: VW failures and fun in a hearse


I was interested to read about Peter James’s 1967 hearse (“Me and My Motor”, August 13). When I was an accountancy student in the mid-1960s...
What you need to know about government diesel scrappage and nitrogen dioxide reduction

Non-electric cars to be banned from 2040 (updated)


All cars sold in the UK from 2040 will be electrified, the government has announced, in a bid to remove conventiona diesel and petrol vehicles...
Car Clinic: Will a 1.6-litre petrol Vauxhall Astra automatic pull a caravan?

Car Clinic: Will petrol auto car pull a caravan?


I want to buy a 14/15-plate automatic Vauxhall Astra to pull a caravan with a maximum laden weight of 1,172kg...
Leaded petrol reduces intelligence decades later

Leaded petrol reduces intelligence decades later


People exposed to high levels of leaded petrol as children are still suffering from lower intelligence 30 years later...
Top 10 petrol cars to buy instead of diesel

Top 10 petrol cars to buy instead of a diesel


If now is the time to switch to petrol cars, here are 10 that will give you just as much for your money as a diesel without harmful NOx emissions
Car Clinic: After clearing petrol out of my diesel car's fuel system, should I pay for optional additive?

Car Clinic: I put petrol in my diesel car...


When I put petrol in my diesel Audi A5, Fuel Doctor drained the tank. I declined to pay £20 for an additive to prevent “dangerous fumes..."
Eco engines are among the most polluting according to new emissions index

Eco engines are among the most polluting according...


A new independent ratings system for vehicle emissions suggests that cars marketed as having some of the cleanest petrol engines available...
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Letters of the week, January 10


This week: Land Rover Defender, keyless ignitions, signalling, street lighting and new year's motoring resolutions
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Magic per gallon: the exciting cars you can afford...


With prices at the pumps tumbling, car buyers can afford once again to go for excitement over fuel economy.