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EU to tighten type approval rules to prevent another dieselgate

Vehicle testing rules in Europe have been tightened in an attempt to prevent another diesel scandal, after EU regulators have agreed to an overhauled type approval framework. Each member state will be required to check cars circulating on their roads...

NGC Autumn Budget 2017 report - Boost for EV market

Next Green Car's in-depth summary of the Chancellor's Autumn Budget 2017 as it affects vehicle tax, fuel duty, BIK rates and other motoring taxes. Chancellor Philip Hammond made the following motoring-related announcements in the Autumn Budget 2017...

Budget set to boost UK electric and autonomous vehicle industry

Half a billion pounds of investment in electric cars, and legislation allowing autonomous vehicles on UK roads by 2021 are set to be announced in the Budget later this week by Chancellor Philip Hammond. The Chancellor is expected to commit £400 million...

Hydrogen can cut 20% of world's CO2 emissions by 2050

Hydrogen power could deliver cuts of 20% to world carbon emissions by 2050 according to a report by the Hydrogen Council. Transport accounts for a significant proportion of those projected savings, with a projected 400 million hydrogen fuel cell cars...

Higher taxes planned for new diesel buyers

Buyers of new diesel cars look set to be hit by higher taxes as the government aims to push drivers to cleaner vehicles. Reports in the Financial Times state that Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond will announce the measures in the Budget later...

EU sets out new CO2 emissions targets

Car manufacturers will need to cut CO2 emissions by 30% from 2030 should new proposals from the European Commission go through. The targets look at average emissions limits from 2020, with stages at 2025 and 2030 onwards. Plans will see cars and vans...

London ULEZ confirmed for 2019 launch

The Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn has confirmed that the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will come into effect from 2019 - almost a year and a half earlier than originally planned. Replacing the new T-Charge zone, the ULEZ will begin on 8th April 2019 and...

T-Charge launches in London

London's new Toxicity Charge or 'T-Charge' comes into force from today (Monday 23rd October). Drivers of the UK's older, more polluting petrol and diesel vehicles will need to pay an additional £10 to drive into the centre of the city. The T-Charge,...

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...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:23rd Nov 2017