Latest car emission news

Car CO2 emissions limits agreed

Car manufacturers will need to cut CO2 emissions by 37.5% in 2030, compared to levels in 2021, after the EU announced a staged process to reduce carbon emissions. Van manufacturers have a target of a 31% reduction in the same time frame, and there...

VW to launch last generation of petrol and diesel models in 2026

Volkswagen will develop its last generation of vehicles using petrol or diesel engines in 2026, and phase out internal combustion models before then, as it commits to electric vehicle production. Reports from the Handelsblatt Automotive Summit in Wolfsburg...

Inaccurate tests cost European drivers 150 billion euros

European drivers have spent an additional 149.6 billion euros (£132 billion) on fuel between 2000 and 2017 because of inaccurate efficiency testing, according to new figures published by Transport & Environment. The European campaign group reckons...

Petrol and diesel cars to be banned from East London roads

Hackney and Islington have announced that from 3rd September this year, only electric and plug-in hybrid cars will be permitted to uses some roads in the two London boroughs during peak-times. In a new measure, which if successful is likely to be replicated...

Which? tests show almost 80% of diesels exceed emissions limits

Which? has found that almost 80% of diesels it has driven exceed the official emissions limits when put through real-world tests. The consumer advice service has tested 61 diesel cars since the start of 2017, and found that 47 (77%) of them exceed the...

City of London introduces emissions-linked parking fees

New emissions-based on-street parking charges have been announced by the City of London Corporation for drivers parking in the Square Mile, starting on Monday 20th August. The new parking charges will target higher-polluting vehicles with increased...

Carmakers accused of inflating new emissions results

Manufacturers are manipulating results of new CO2 emissions tests, in a bid to make targets due in 2025 less stringent, according to reports by Transport & Environment. The independent campaign group says that manufacturers are set to take a short term...

Government needs to back EV charging infrastructure, says new report

The UK Government should work with local councils and private companies to deliver a national EV charging network for drivers, according to the first National Infrastructure Assessment. Published by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), the...

Gap between cleanest and dirtiest diesels widening

The gap between the best and worst real-world diesel emissions has reached a record high and is widening, according to reports by independent vehicle emissions testing firm Emissions Analytics. The first vehicle to meet Euro 6 regulations for NOx emissions...

VW fined 1bn euros by German prosecutors over diesel emissions

German authorities have fined Volkswagen 1 billion euros (£880 million) over its diesel emissions scandal. The fine is one of of the largest ever by German prosecutors against a company. VW has said that it accepts the fine, and will not appeal...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:15th Feb 2019