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London Toxicity Charge to start in Autumn

The Mayor of London has confirmed that the "Toxicity Charge" will be introduced on Monday 23rd October. The introduction of the T-Charge will see motorists of older and more heavily polluting vehicles need to pay £10 to enter central London. With the...

Diesel scrappage scheme needed to tackle pollution says mayor

Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn has called on the Government to set up a diesel scrappage scheme to help tackle air pollution in the capital. The proposals would cost up to £515 million and support both private and business users. Plans include providing...

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...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:14th Feb 2017