BMW eDrive Zones automatically switch hybrid cars to electric mode in cities


BMW has introduced new “eDrive Zones” designed to ensure its plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models run in zero-emission electric mode when in cities.
Half of £75m fund to lower motorway pollution has gone unspent

Half of motorway anti-pollution fund goes unspent


Almost half of a £75m fund intended to bring down the levels of pollution on the UK’s motorways has gone unspent, an official review has found.
Scientists fear return to pre-lockdown pollution levels

Scientists fear return to pre-lockdown pollution


Despite a push towards walking and cycling, scientists predict that pollution in UK cities could, like in China, return to pre-lockdown levels.
Petrol pumps should carry cigarette-style images of blackened lungs, says health experts

Petrol pumps to 'show images of blackened lungs'


Health experts have called on the government to add images of cigarette packet-style blackened lungs and flooded homes to petrol pumps.
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.
Chinese carmaker Geely launches anti-coronavirus SUV

Chinese carmaker launches anti-coronavirus SUV


Chinese car maker Geely Auto has released a compact SUV that comes equipped with an air filtration system designed to prevent coronavirus....
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.
Scented candles

Scented candles 'more polluting' than busy roads


New research suggests that a burning a scented candle at home can expose you to more harmful emissions than standing next to a busy road.
Diesel tax anger as new models beat petrol in NOx pollution tests

Teachers call for cars to be banned outside school


A survey of teachers has found that nearly two thirds back a ban on cars in the immediate area, in order to improve air quality.
Jeremy Clarkson on twitter: 'People of China, pick your f***ing litter up'

Jeremy Clarkson: 'Pick your f***ing litter up'


An exasperated Jeremy Clarkson has pleaded with tourists to pick up their rubbish after spending 30 minutes retrieving plastic waste from a beach
Airbubbl in-car air purifier review by Will Dron for Driving.co.uk at The Sunday Times

Reviewed: Airbubbl, a new in-car air purifier


A new air purifier for cars could help protect drivers and passengers from the effects of polluted air. We get hands-on with the Airbubbl.
All new cars sold in UK should be electric by 2032, not 2040, say MPs

MPs: All new cars should be electric by 2032


All new cars and vans should be genuinely zero emission by 2032, according to a new report from a group of cross-party MPs.