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Fiat Chrysler group accused of using illegal emissions software

British authorities are requesting information from their American counterparts after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accused the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) group of using defeat devices in some of their models. The EPA stated...

VW reaches $4.3 billion US settlement over emissions scandal

Volkswagen has agreed a settlement with the US Government to pay $4.3 billion (£3.5 billion) in fines and penalties relating to its part in the Emissions Scandal. The group has confirmed that it will plead guilty to criminal misconduct under US law....

British drivers seek compensation for VW Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen is facing legal action in the UK after a law firm has applied for a group litigation order, to represent British drivers affected by the Emissions Scandal. The move would see compensation sought for British drivers of VW Group models involved...

Mind the Gap report shows cars are 42% less efficient than claims

Transport & Environment (T&E) have released their Mind the Gap 2016 report, showing that real-world emissions and fuel economy are an average of 42% worse than official, laboratory tested results. The European environment campaigners say that the difference...

VW agrees $1 bn settlement for US 3.0 TDI emissions scandal models

Volkswagen has agreed a $1 billion (£810 million) settlement with United States regulators and car owners to buy back or fix more than 80,000 VW, Audi, and Porsche vehicles fitted with the 3.0 litre TDI engine. As the latest settlement from VW in the...

Diesel's days are numbered says report

Diesel cars are set to be virtually non-existent on the world's roads by 2025 according to a report by UBS, as a 'perfect storm' of increasing emissions restrictions and more affordable electric vehicles hit sales. The Swiss investment bank forecasts...

Manufacturers call for delayed start for emissions test regulations

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) has requested a 'reasonable lead-time' to implement the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test, in a letter to the European Commission. The European industry body has made the calls in response to...

UK 'surprised' as EC starts legal action over VW emissions

The European Commission (EC) has begun legal proceedings against the UK and six other European Union (EU) countries for failing to 'fulfil their obligations under EU vehicle type approval legislation' in the wake of the VW Emissions Scandal. The move...

Company car tax rates for 2020-21 revealed

Plans for the company car tax bands have been published by HMRC for the tax year 2020 to 2021, with a focus on promoting the use of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs). The plans have been announced in draft legislation that is now open for consultation,...

Air quality ruling sees diesel vehicles face city centre charges

Charges are likely to be put into place for drivers of polluting diesel vehicles driving into major city centres after the UK Government accepted the High Court's decision that existing policies to tackle air pollution were so poor as to be illegal. The...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:20th Jan 2017