Jaguar Land Rover cuts 1,000 jobs

The firm blames “continuing headwinds” affecting the auto industry

Shell opens new UK hydrogen refuelling station

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles can travel up to 700 kilometres on a single tank and can be refuelled within a few minutes

BMW, Daimler and Toyota rated greenest carmakers

  BMW, Daimler and Toyota are the most environmentally-friendly car manufacturers. That’s according to non-profit group Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which ranked responses from 16 manufacturers on their progress towards meeting regulatory emissions standards, using self-driving technology with renewable energy and incentivising lower carbon emissions. Subaru got the worst rating out of all the manufacturers, […]

Diesel ‘will be dead in a decade’

Diesel cars will be obsolete within a decade. That’s according to the CEO of decentralised energy firm Energi Mine, who has called on the government to introduce a scrappage scheme with immediate effect. Omar Rahim said sales of diesel cars are in terminal decline following the release of new statistics from the Society of Motor […]

Diesel sales ‘to be decimated this year’

Diesel car sales will fall by around a tenth through 2018. That’s the prediction from Aston University, which has said the worst is still to come following sales of the vehicles falling 17.1% last year in the face of consumer confusion regarding pollution levels and new taxes. The university predicts they will account for just […]

Car sales fall as tide turns against diesel

New car sales fell for the first time in six years in 2017, led by demand for diesel vehicles dropping by 17.1%. That’s according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which says about 2.5 million cars were registered, down 5.7% from 2016. It suggests the introduction of new levies and fears about […]

Oxford to ban polluting cars in ‘world’s first’ zero emissions zone

Oxford has announced plans to ban all polluting vehicles in the city centre as it hopes to introduce the world’s first zero-emission zone. Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council proposes to ban diesel and petrol vehicles in phases, starting with taxis, cars, light commercial vehicles and buses on a small number of streets in […]

Volkswagen to take €2.5bn hit from emissions scandal

Volkswagen expects to take a €2.5 billion (£2.2bn) hit as a result of the diesel emissions scandal. The company has recalled around 11 million vehicles worldwide since admitting to cheating emissions tests. It said the extra provisions would be reflected in its third quarter operating results. The car manufacturer said in a statement: “The reason […]

‘Pirates’ for the planet arrested after VW diesel protest

Two Greenpeace activists have been arrested after boarding a cargo ship in an attempt to block the transportation of Volkswagen’s (VW) diesel cars to the UK. Clean air campaigners in kayaks and boats scaled the 23,500-tonne vessel in the Thames Estuary yesterday morning to protest the manufacturer’s continued sale of diesel vehicles, which they say […]

UK petrol price to rise after Hurricane Harvey

Drivers have been warned to expect a hike in the price of unleaded petrol caused by Hurricane Harvey in the US. According to the RAC, the price of a litre of petrol could rise by up to 4p per litre, taking the average price up to above £1.21 per litre. Petrol hasn’t been this expensive […]