Ireland proposes to ban sale of new fossil fuels cars from 2030

The government also intends to stop granting National Car Tests for petrol and diesel vehicles from 2045

Bristol Council votes to ban diesel cars from 2021

Under the plan, all privately-owned diesel vehicles will be banned from entering it every day between 7am and 3pm by March 2021

UK mayors call for ban on diesel and petrol cars by 2030

They are urging the government to bring forward the target from 2040

Volkswagen to buy back diesel vehicles if Germany imposes ban

The German Guarantee will apply to the purchase of a new or a year-old car with a diesel engine from a Volkswagen dealership from 1st April throughout 2018

Rome to ban diesel cars from 2024

Rome plans to ban diesel cars from the city centre from 2024. Mayor Virginia Raggi made the announcement this week as part of the city’s efforts to tackle air pollution. She said: “Climate change is changing our lifestyle habits. Our cities risk being faced with unexpected challenges. “If we want to intervene seriously, we must […]

German court rules cities can ban diesel cars

A court in Germany has ruled cities will be allowed to ban older diesel vehicles to cut air pollution. The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig made the landmark ruling for the cities of Stuttgart and Düsseldorf to ban more polluting vehicles. The government had opposed the ban, arguing it would cause disruption but environmental group […]

Budget 2017: Tax hike for diesel cars and new £220m Clean Air Fund

  The government is introducing a temporary levy on diesel cars in a bid to reduce air pollution. It is part of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget announcement, which follows the government’s draft air quality plan earlier this year. Under the new plans, from April 2018, Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) for diesel cars that don’t meet […]

Islington Council to introduce diesel surcharge for parking

Islington Council is to introduce a borough-wide surcharge for diesel drivers who use short stay parking. The £2 per hour charge, which will come into effect in early 2018, follows the diesel surcharge already in place for resident parking permits. Westminster has already been trialling a similar diesel parking charge trial this year. Islington Council […]

UK roads to see 200k electric cars by end of 2018

  The electric vehicle (EV) market is expanding rapidly, with the UK’s roads estimated to have around 200,000 EVs by the end of 2018. That’s according to latest statistics from Chargemaster, which found EV registrations rose by nearly 50% last month compared to the same period in 2016. The UK saw a decline in diesel […]

Audi offers diesel emissions upgrade for 850k cars

Audi is offering a free software upgrade for 850,000 diesel cars to improve their emissions performance. The carmaker said the retrofit programme is for cars with six-cylinder and eight-cylinder diesel engines in Europe and other markets outside the US and Canada. The upgrade is expected to “further improve their emissions in real driving conditions beyond […]