Petrol and Diesel Ban Could Move Forward to a Mere 12 Years Away

Clarkson's gone red in the face again, but don't panic JC fans, it's only from anger rather than any pulmonary distress, as news has broken today that the ban on sales of new petrol and diesel-engined cars could be brought forward once again. Read More >>

Petrol and Diesel Car Sales Ban Brought Forward to 2035

Life for the Sunday Times' car reviewer is going to become significantly more painful should he still be employed in the year 2035, as that's the new and improved deadline for the UK's great petrol and diesel car retail switch off. Read More >>

Petrol and Diesel Ban Could Be Brought Forward to 2035

The spies from the Telegraph have been having quiet words with their friends inside the Conservative party again, and have revealed that the prime minister and his chums are thinking about bringing the petrol and diesel-engined car sales ban forward from 2040 to 2035, so they can say they're doing a better job of mitigating for climate change. Read More >>

Bristol Wants to Ban All Diesels From the City Centre

Bristol Council's big idea for hitting pollution targets will be a UK first if the pen-pushers all tick the yes box, as it wants to bring in a complete ban on private diesel vehicles entering the city during the busiest part of the day. Read More >>

Pure EVs Still a Minuscule Fraction of UK Car Sales

Sales of battery-only electric cars are still rather failing to set the nation on fire. Despite the popularity of the new Nissan Leaf, the cheaper Renault Zoe, and the fact that no one ever stops talking about Tesla, pure EVs made up just 0.7 per cent of all car sales in the UK over the 12 months to the end of 2018. Read More >>

BP Buys 6,500 Electric Car Charging Points

Some people within petrochemical giant BP are looking to a time when they stop selling drilled out oil for a living and shift electricity at the forecourts instead, as it's paid an unspecified amount of money to buy UK electric car charging network Chargemaster. Read More >>

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Dyson, the Vacuum Cleaner Company, Wants to Make an Electric Car

Dyson has made a name for itself by inventing all sorts of new approaches to vacuuming your house, and it seems that the company is now looking to innovate in a whole new “clean” industry. On Tuesday, founder James Dyson announced that his company is making a major play in the electric car business. Read More >>

Mercedes Recall Wants 3m Diesel Cars Back for an OS Update

The software handling the emissions of Mercedes cars needs a tweak, they say, so 3m of the cars sold across Europe need to go back to the garage to have someone plug something in, swear a few times, glance at a calendar of a lady, and refresh the cars' software. Read More >>

Fatbergs Should be Dragged Out of Sewers and Used as Biofuel

A seemingly boring report on the future of the creation and use of biofuels in the UK exploded into life with one bizarre suggestion; that we dredge up "fatbergs" from the sewers of the nation and convert their pale and congealed bodies into usable biofuel. Read More >>

London Tests £2.45 Diesel-Parking Surcharge

Parts of the centre of London are full of new virtual/financial barriers to some car owners from today, as Westminster Council activates a separate and additional congestion charge element for people wanting to take diesel cars into some streets. Read More >>

Boffin Says Petrol Cars Will be Dead by 2025

An economist is telling everyone to sell their BP shares in a roundabout way, by warning that the switch to electric cars could be so swift that current petrol and diesel models could all be on the scrap heap within eight years. Read More >>

Government May Expand Congestion Charge to Everywhere Stinky

The government is keen on having some of the same riches that London hoovers up via its congestion charge scheme, and is considering introducing the idea of forcing commercial drivers and some car owners to pay to drive through the middle bits of towns and cities to 35 locations across the country. Read More >>

Paris Is Now Banning All Pre-1997 Cars

Paris has tried just about everything to combat its terrible smog problem. The city has launched attempts to take half the cars off its road, introduce regular car-free days, and close famous streets to vehicular traffic—but Paris still has some of the worst pollution in Europe. Now a much bigger idea is going into effect: Kicking the oldest cars out of the city. Read More >>

Policy Planners Want £800 “Diesel Tax” to Force Switch from Dirty Engines

A thinktank has emerged from its tank with a damp list of ideas on how to clean up the UK's urban air quality, with the key suggestion being a new scrappage scheme for the most polluting cars -- funded by an £800 one-off car tax bill for buyers of new diesels. Read More >>

Check Your UK VW (Audi, Seat and Skoda) to See if it’s an Emissions Cheat

Volkswagen's various UK divisions have launched a series of web sites designed to let owners of its cars check to see if they're one of the shameful diesel emissions test cheaters, with individual UK sites for Volkswagens, Audis, Seats and Skodas now online. Read More >>