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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...

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...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:16th Aug 2017