Petrol and diesel news

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...

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...

New Audi A8 to get e-tron model

Audi has launched its new A8 flagship saloon, with advanced piloted driving systems, mild hybrid powertrains, and an e-tron PHEV due too. The A8 will be available with a total of five 'conventional' models by the time all variants have been rolled out,...

VW showcases electric and autonomous developments

Volkswagen's research and development arm has revealed some of the projects it has been working on, including a new prototype EV capable of 250 miles on a single charge, autonomous driving systems, and mobile charging systems. Unveiled in Wolfsburg...

New VW Polo offers more space and technology

Volkswagen has launched its new MkVI Polo at an event in Berlin, with the popular supermini drawing on a number of features from the recently revised Golf. The Polo is longer and wider than before, will come with a choice of petrol and diesel engines, and...

Strong EV sales see plug-in cars pass key milestone

Electric car registrations dramatically increased in May - officially passing the 100,000 unit threshold - as diesel sales saw a significant slump. According to SMMT figures, with more than 3,000 plug-in car sales, the recent changes in car tax look to be...

Election 2017: Motoring manifesto commitments compared

With the General Election fast approaching, Next Green Car compares the key motoring elements of each of the main parties' manifestos. In our policy comparison, we focus on green vehicle issues and advances in autonomous and connected technologies;...

Volvo to scrap new diesel engine development

Volvo is set to stop developing new diesel engines as the costs involved in reaching increasingly stringent emissions regulations are becoming too high. Reported by Reuters, Volvo chief executive Hakan Samuelsson said: "From today's perspective, we...

VW Group to invest billions in efficient vehicle tech

The VW Group will invest billions of euros in electric models and efficiency programmes over the next five years, as it prepares for tighter emissions regulations in important markets. This is on top of its multi-billion euro Strategy 2025 which will see...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:17th Aug 2017