Latest car emission news

New battery concept is significantly easier to recycle

Automotive engineering company IAV has announced that it has successfully developed a battery concept that is significantly easier to recycle than existing battery systems, with a considerably better CO2 balance. According to IAV - which designs products...

IEA plan requires no new ICE cars sold from 2035

The world could achieve net CO2 neutrality by 2050, according to a step-by-step plan presented by the International Energy Agency (IEA). At present, climate protection pledges made by governments to date fall well short of what is required for this to happen,...

Clean Air Zone Scrappage Scheme starts in Birmingham

The Birmingham Clean Air Zone Vehicle Scrappage and Travel Scheme has gone live today. Motorpoint, an independent car retailer, was recently selected by Birmingham City Council to help deliver the £10m Clean Air Zone Vehicle Scrappage and Travel Scheme. People...

VW brand plans greater CO2 cuts than VW Group

The VW brand has confirmed its plans to decarbonise the company and its products. The company wants to be carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest. And, as a new interim target, CO2 emissions per vehicle in Europe are to be reduced by 40% by 2030 – significantly...

Environment consultancy exploring batteries for niche EVs

Ricardo, an environment and engineering consultancy based in the UK, has received government funding to assess the commercial viability of a facility to assemble battery packs for UK manufacturers producing fewer than 10,000 electric vehicles per year. As...

Volvo to leverage recycling to cut costs and CO2

Volvo is planning to develop recycling loops in a global initiative to reduce expenses and CO2 emissions. Among other things, the plan involves recycling high-voltage batteries from electric cars and plug-in hybrids. Overall, the Swedish company wants...

Prime Minister outlines his ten-point plan for an electric revolution

The Prime Minister today sets out his ambitious ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution which will create and support up to 250,000 British jobs. Covering clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies, the Prime Minister’s blueprint...

London reinstates Congestion Charge and ULEZ

London has reinstated the Congestion Charge and Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), as lock-down restrictions are eased in the capital. Costs for entering the two zones were suspended when the coronavirus lock-down was announced, to help key workers make...

Additional £2.5m for on-street EV charging fund

The UK Government has announced an additional £2.5 million in funding for on-street residential EV charge points. Announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today (Monday 12th August), the increased figure doubles the previous commitment from the...

Emissions recall for 44,000 Jaguar Land Rover models

More than 44,000 Jaguar Land Rover cars are being recalled, after they have been found to produce excessive CO2 emissions compared with the certified figures. A total of 10 different models are affected, split evenly between the two brands, and the...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:27th May 2021