Car industry pleads for ‘tech neutral’ government strategy as diesel sales plummet


Car sales in June fell by 3.5% compared with the same period last year as buyers continue to shun diesel vehicles.
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.
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Oxford calls for cable car to tackle traffic


It is known for its dreaming spires but Oxford may be about to get a new addition to its famous skyline.
Drive diesel or petrol car and get £130 fine at peaks hours in Hackney and Islington

Diesel, petrol cars attract fines in north London


Petrol and diesel cars face being banned from parts of two London boroughs under Britain’s toughest action against polluting vehicles.
VW admits guilt over ‘repulsive’ diesel fume tests on monkeys

VW admits guilt over ‘repulsive’ diesel fume tests


Volkswagen suspended its chief lobbyist after he admitted failing to halt experiments that exposed monkeys to diesel exhaust gases — the latest...
Airbubbl system removes toxic air from inside car

Airbubbl system removes toxic air from inside car


Technology that sucks toxic gas out of cars will be introduced early next year after fears that drivers and passengers are being exposed to dange
Traffic to be banned from Oxford Street in fight against air pollution

Traffic ban for Oxford Street


All vehicles will be banned from Oxford Street under radical plans to tackle air pollution. The western section of the central London street, hom
Don’t save dying diesels, Germany told

Don’t save dying diesels, Germany told


A row has broken out over proposed tax breaks for Germany’s carmakers before a “diesel summit” in Berlin.
Car Clinic: Can additives reduce the pollution from a diesel car?

Car Clinic: Can additives reduce diesel pollution?


"Can fuel additives or retrofitted devices make a diesel car less polluting? And will removing biofuel reduce NOx emissions?"
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...
Reader Letters: Air-con recirculate, diesel additives, spare wheels and VW Underworld

Reader Letters: Spare wheels and AdBlue


I’ve just bought a new(ish) Honda Civic and was disappointed to find there is no spare wheel or space-saver. I understand that, in case of...
Reader Letters: VW diesel battle, in-car fumes, LED roads, used car praise and jargon busting

Reader Letters: VW battles and jargon busting


I hear 40,000 UK Volkswagen diesel owners have launched a legal action in relation to the “defeat device” on their cars: the “fix” has...
Google Street View cars measure and map air pollution

Google Street View cars measure air pollution


First they mapped the world’s roads to help drivers get from A to B and house buyers snoop around neighbourhoods from the comfort of their armcha