Petrol and diesel-powered cars could still be sold after 2040

Petrol and diesel cars might not be banned in 2040


A government minister has suggested petrol and diesel cars might not be totally banned by 2040, if the engines can be made efficient enough.
Phillip Hammond budget 2017: implications and details for drivers - diesel, fuel duty, driverless cars, road tax and more

Environmental study recommends fuel duty rises


The UK Government should increase future fuel duty rates "at least in line with inflation", a new study recommends.
Leaded petrol reduces intelligence decades later

UK motorists hit by "hellish" fuel price rise


Running costs for UK motorists increased even further last month, with May 2018 seeing the steepest rise in fuel prices for nearly two decades.
Diesel cars pumping out twice the toxins of lorries and buses

Car buyers continue to ditch diesel


Car buyers are continuing to turn their backs on diesel amid uncertainty over its future, with figures for May, showing a 23.6% drop in sales.
SUV buying guide: hybrid Lexus NX300h vs petrol Volvo XC40 T5 vs diesel BMW X1 25d

SUV Triple Test: Hybrid vs petrol vs diesel


Drivers have fallen under the spell of the SUV. They are the Amazon and Netflix of our times, offering motorists everything they want...
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...