Petrol and diesel news

T-Charge launches in London today

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,...

Paris plans to ban combustion engine cars by 2030

Emboldened by the French government's plan to ban the sale of petrol and diesel powered cars by 2040, Paris is set to implement such as policy a decade earlier in 2030. The announcement marks an acceleration in the electrification of mobility in France...

Mitsubishi scrappage deal worth £6,500 off a new Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi has launched its version of the scrappage scheme, providing an additional £4,000 off the price of a new Outlander PHEV for those trading in Euro 4 or older car. This means a total discount of £6,500 is available to new Outlander PHEV buyers...

New Volvo XC40 launched

Volvo has unveiled its XC40 - the company's first compact SUV - in Milan, with the new model set to be available as a pure-electric model. The XC40 is the first of the new 40-Series line-up to come along, and will complete the Volvo range once all other...

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...

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...

Hyundai introduces scrappage scheme

Hyundai is the latest manufacturer to offer a scrappage scheme, with the manufacturer aiming to reduce on-road emissions by allowing drivers of old cars to trade-them in with money off a new model. Drivers of Euro 4 or older models, from any brand,...

Audi setting up for electric future

Audi is pushing forward with plans to focus on electric vehicles, with new technology and naming systems announced this week. The more controversial piece of news is a change to Audi's badging process, with the traditional engine specification replaced...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:20th Oct 2017