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ULEVs key part of next government's priorities say SMMT

The SMMT is calling on the new government - no matter which party leads it - to back the UK automotive industry going forward, with ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) a key component of its list of priorities. An extension to the Plug-in Car Grant...

Government's air quality plans challenged

The UK's air quality plans are again being challenged by environmental lawyers ClientEarth, as the group looks to sue the government to improve its proposals to tackle the country's illegal levels of air pollution. Having been successful twice previously...

EU starts legal case against Italy over Fiat Chrysler emissions

The European Union has started legal proceedings against Italian authorities, accusing them of failing to respond properly to allegations that the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) group has cheated emissions tests. The claims were made in the fallout from...

Diesel nitrogen oxide emissions 50% worse than test results

A new study has found that diesel cars are producing 50% more nitrogen oxide emissions under real-world driving conditions, than compared to the official results. Work carried out by the International Council on Clean Transportation and the University...

Government's urban air quality plans 'weak' and 'ineffective'

The UK Government's urban air quality plans, published today have been described by environmental campaigners as ‘weak’, 'ineffective' and 'passing the buck'. After losing its case in the High Court to delay publication of the draft plans, the consultation...

Government ordered to publish air quality plans before General Election

The government has been told it must publish its plans on how to tackle air pollution within two weeks, after an application to delay the measures until after the General Election was rejected by the High Court. The decision was made by Mr Justice Garnham...

Ministers request clean air policy delay

Plans to tackle air pollution in the UK have been put on hold as the government applied yesterday (Monday 24th April) for an extension to a publication deadline - due yesterday at 4pm. The application has been made on the grounds that it would breach purdah...

Government attempts to delay air pollution plans

Diesel vehicles are back in the spotlight, after the government made a last-ditch effort to delay publishing its plan to combat air pollution problems in the UK. A European directive says that ministers have to publish a plan today (Monday 24th April) as...

London ULEZ planned for April 2019

Drivers of the most polluting cars who wish to enter London will have to pay £12.50 to do so from 8th April 2019, after Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn announced the launch date for the capital's Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). Revealed as part of a public...

Car Tax 2017 rates added to Car Tax Calculator

Next Green Car has updated its Car Tax Calculator to include the new VED system set to come into force on the 1st April 2017. The new calculator allows users to both check new car tax costs and those of used cars which come under previous VED rules. Full...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:30th May 2017