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UK Clean Air Strategy gives EVs £1 billion boost

The UK Government will spend £1 billion to support the uptake of ultra low emission cars as part of its £2.5 billion Clean Growth Strategy. Funding to help "develop one of the best electric vehicle charging networks in the world", and financial support...

Diesel cars may produce more (not less) CO2 than petrol models

New research published by Transport & Environment (T&E) concludes that the average diesel car may produce more CO2 over its lifetime than a comparable petrol-engined vehicle, reversing the accepted position of emissions analysts. The new results take...

Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Mazda, and Suzuki start scrappage schemes

The UK's car scrappage scheme has extended further with new manufacturers announcing they will be offering discounts to those buyers trading in older models. Mazda, Suzuki, Citroen, Peugeot, and DS Automobiles have all set up offers. The PSA Group brands...

Shortlists announced for LowCVP Awards 2017

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has announced the final shortlists for its 2017 Low Carbon Champions Awards. Now in its seventh year, the prestigious awards will be presented in October as part of Energy 2017. The awards aim to identify...

Tougher emissions tests come into force from today

Stricter testing procedures are set to provide UK car buyers with more accurate fuel economy and emissions information from today (01 September). Two new test regimes come into force - WLTP and RDE - with both providing more accurate data than the existing...

VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, and Renault launch scrappage schemes

Although not government backed, the UK effectively has a diesel scrappage scheme now, after VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat, and Renault joined the likes of BMW, Mercedes Benz, Hyundai, Ford, and Vauxhall in offering discounts to new car buyers. The best of these...

BMW diesel trade-in allowance launches in the UK

BMW has launched a new Lower Emissions Allowance scheme in the UK, providing drivers of older models up to £2,000 off a new greener car. The scheme follows on from recent news that the BMW Group was set to offer similar discounts across Europe, and...

BP to install EV chargers at petrol stations

BP is set to install EV charge points on its forecourts after the company's chief executive Bob Dudley announced that it is in talks to set up partnerships with plug-in car manufacturers. Reuters reports Dudley told the news agency today (Tuesday 1st...

Updated: Britain to ban petrol and diesel car sales from 2040

Sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans are set to be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air quality issues, under plans due to be announced by the UK Government. The move would see all new models on sale from that date need to be electrified,...

Porsche considers ditching diesel to focus on EVs

Porsche is looking at scrapping diesel engines from its model line-up and focusing instead on pushing electrified vehicles. A decision will be made in the next few years reports Reuters, after the news service spoke to Chief Executive Oliver Blume. Should...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:16th Oct 2017