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

Reducing particulate matter matters, say researchers

Researchers are investigating the role neutrons could play in developing particulate matter filters for petrol vehicles to reduce air pollution. A team of researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are studying soot collection and removal in particulate filters with neutron imaging, a technique able to detect very fine layers […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

EU approves UK-Italy petrol station merger

The EU has approved the acquisition of a business unit of an oil and gas firm by a British garage and service station group. Intervias Group will purchase 1,176 Esso-branded service stations around Italy from Esso Italiana S.R.L, an ExxonMobil company. A long term fuel supply agreement will mean the fuel sold at the sites will continue to be made and branded […]

German court strengthens diesel ban efforts in Stuttgart

A German court has strengthened efforts to ban older diesel cars in the city of Stuttgart. The city’s administrative court reportedly ordered the state government to rework a proposed air quality plan, saying it wouldn’t bring improvements as fast as originally planned. Environmental group DUH took the city, home to vehicles manufacturers such as Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, to court following […]

UK to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040

New diesel and petrol vehicles are to be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to fight air pollution. It is part of the government’s clean air strategy, with today’s announcement focused on delivering nitrogen dioxide (NO2) compliance. The UK is one of 17 EU countries breaching annual targets for NO2, which the […]

France to ban diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040

France is to end the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040. The announcement was made by Energy Minister Nicolas Hulot as he presented the nation’s Climate Plan. It includes plans to offer tax incentives to replace diesel cars that are more than 20 years old and petrol vehicles manufactured before 2001. The government […]

Italy referred to EU Court over fuel duty reductions

The European Commission has referred Italy to the Court of Justice over fuel duty reductions. It said the government failed to apply the national excise duty rate on petrol and diesel bought by motorists in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. Currently, the Italian authorities grant a price reduction on fuel to motorists who live in […]