More old cars on Britain’s roads


More old bangers are being driven on British roads after the number of new cars sold in the UK dropped for the first time in six years.
Car sales drop 16 per cent amid diesel confusion and continued uncertainty over Brexit

Car sales plunge amid continued uncertainty


Sales of new cars show no sign of bouncing back as the latest figures, released today, reveal a 15.7% drop in demand...
Diesel tax anger as new models beat petrol in NOx pollution tests

New diesel models beat petrol in pollution tests


Some new diesel cars are much less polluting than new petrol cars, according to research. Independent tests have identified 11 diesel models, in
Phillip Hammond budget 2017: implications and details for drivers - diesel, fuel duty, driverless cars, road tax and more

Budget 2017: everything drivers need to know


The chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced the government’s 2017 Budget. Here's what you need to know.
Reader Letters: Electric car questions, flat batteries, road tax vigilantes and are parking brakes on automatics necessary?

Reader Letters: Electric car and tax vigilantes


"The government’s plan to ban the sale of pure diesel and petrol cars from 2040 sounds ambitious to me. Will there be sufficient power..."
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.
Improved roads and more bypasses to be paid for by road tax

Improved roads and bypasses paid for by road tax


The government has announced plans to build new bypasses across Britain, as it attempts to tackle congestion in towns and cities. In a surprise
London pay-per-mile road charging proposal

Drivers in London face first pay-per-mile charge


Drivers in London could face a pay-per-mile road charge, as proposals are considered to cut the level of harmful air pollution and congestion wit
The best cars to avoid paying road tax (VED)

The best cars for avoiding road tax (VED)


Every driver knows how expensive it can be to run a car, even before paying costly annual road tax. And since April’s changes to car tax,
What you need to know about government diesel scrappage and nitrogen dioxide reduction

Proposed diesel scrappage and NO2 reduction plans


The Department for Environment & Rural Affairs has published a consultation document outlining the government's proposals for reducing...
Extra powers for councils to boost cycling

Extra powers for councils to boost cycling


Councils could be given powers to ban pavement parking and introduce 20mph limits under reforms to get more people cycling and walking.
Reader Letters: Welsh road signs, road tax truths, cycling clothing, driverless cars and trusting the politicians

Reader Letters: Tax truths and signage goofs


We have recently moved to Wales, where the road signs are in two languages. It can be very difficult to pick up where the English text starts...
Reader Letters: New road tax, diesel riddle, headlight flashing, priorité à droit, Smart cars, red lights, plastic Clarkson and potholes

Reader Letters: New road tax and a diesel riddle


"It is disingenuous of the government to pretend that its revision to vehicle tax has a green element..."