California to ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035

The mandate is predicted to result in a 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and an 80% improvement in nitrogen oxides levels

Smoke from US wildfires to ‘reach Europe this weekend’

Fires in California and Oregon have already emitted ‘far more carbon’ in 2020 than in any other year since 2003, according to a new report

Keeping air pollution at lockdown levels could ‘halve number of children with poor lung function’

The reduction in air pollution seen during the country-wide lockdown led to a decrease in asthma attacks in children, according to a new report

Uber commits to offering 100% electric rides by 2030

The ridesharing firm has pledged to invest $800 million in resources to help hundreds of thousands of drivers transition to EVs by 2025

Leeds rolls out free electric bike scheme for commuters

Citizens of the city will be able to borrow an electric bike free of charge for up to two weeks

TfL considers free bus, train and tube tickets to encourage people to return to offices

The scheme, which is allegedly named ‘First Ride Free’ and would be applicable to ‘pay as you go’ customers, aims to get more people moving with public transport

‘Air pollution from diesel cars is 23% higher in boroughs outside London ULEZ’

Southall in Ealing, Cromwell Road in Kingston, Romford Road in Newham are the three most-diesel polluted locations, according to a new report

Daimler agrees to $2bn settlement in US diesel emissions cases

The case of the German car giant involves civil and environmental claims related to the emission control systems of about 250,000 cars and vans in the US

Capita scoops £335m contracts to manage TfL’s pollution and congestion zones

It secured an extension to its contracts to work on the existing schemes from October 2021 to October 2026

Almost 65% of UK drivers ‘want to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2030’

The majority of the public believes an earlier phase-out date would have a positive impact on public health, according to a new report