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Government needs to back EV charging infrastructure, says new report

The UK Government should work with local councils and private companies to deliver a national EV charging network for drivers, according to the first National Infrastructure Assessment. Published by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), the...

Gap between cleanest and dirtiest diesels widening

The gap between the best and worst real-world diesel emissions has reached a record high and is widening, according to reports by independent vehicle emissions testing firm Emissions Analytics. The first vehicle to meet Euro 6 regulations for NOx emissions...

VW fined 1bn euros by German prosecutors over diesel emissions

German authorities have fined Volkswagen 1 billion euros (£880 million) over its diesel emissions scandal. The fine is one of of the largest ever by German prosecutors against a company. VW has said that it accepts the fine, and will not appeal against...

Daimler ordered to recall cars over diesel emissions

Daimler has been ordered by the German Government to recall 238,000 vehicles in Germany, after they were found to be fitted with defeat devices. The company says that 774,000 diesel models across Europe contain illegal emissions cheating software,...

London to expand Ultra Low Emission Zone

The Mayor of London has confirmed London's Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will expand to cover the area within the North and South Circular roads from 2021. This will see strict emissions limits impact drivers of cars, vans, buses, coaches, and lorries,...

Car makers face fines for models sold with emissions 'defeat devices'

Manufacturers will face heavy fines if they supply vehicles fitted with defeat devices - designed to cheat emissions tests - the UK Government has announced today (Thursday 7th June). With new regulations set to come into force, car makers could be...

London gets new Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Taskforce

The Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn has announced today (Thursday 31st May) an electric vehicle taskforce will be launched, with its main aim to help expand EV charging infrastructure. The new taskforce comprises representative of 16 organisations, including...

UK Government publishes Clean Air Strategy 2018

The draft Clean Air Strategy 2018 has been published by the UK Government, with transport a key focus of the plans. Electric vehicles will play a crucial part in the cleaning up of UK air quality, but precise details will be published in the forthcoming...

Volvo range first to comply with WLTP tests

Volvo has announced that it has homologated its entire model line-up to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) - the first manufacturer in the UK to do so. All Volvo petrol, diesel, and hybrid models comply with the Euro 6d-temp...

Zero Emission Zone in London could arrive in 2020

A London Zero Emission Zone could arrive by 2020, after the city's mayor Sadiq Kahn presented his plans in a final draft for the London Environment Strategy. The ambitious plans include new measures to tackle air pollution in the capital; one of which...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:10th Jul 2018