Car News recent articles in category Fuel Emissions

  • Euro 1 to Euro 6 Emission Standards: A Comprehensive Guide

    Why do we have Euro 6 emissions standards? The Euro 6 car emission standard is the sixth level of the EU directive to reduce harmful vehicle car and van exhaust pollutants for both petrol and diesel cars including hybrids. Euro 6 has been in operation since September 2015 and this standard is becoming increasingly important in many European cities, such...

  • Are hydrogen fuelled vehicles really the way forward?

    H2 fuel cell vehicles When it comes to driving and its fuel source there is no easy option, regardless of whether the source is petroleum, biofuels, electrons in a battery, or hydrogen fuel cell cars. If you wish to purchase the ‘best’ type of fuel-powered car, you will be faced with many different options nowadays. This decision will come down...

  • Oil demand decreases as car manufacturing dwindles globally

    Global vehicle production falls bringing oil prices with it Vehicle production is falling at an enormous rate since the financial crisis, having a knock-on effect on manufacturing output, goods and consumption of oil. Motor vehicle output was down by 1% last year which is the first decline seen since 2009 and is only the third time to fall in 20...


  • Brake abrasion dust may be as bad as diesel exhaust fumes?

    Brake dust may be as bad as diesel exhaust fumes New research funded by theMedical Research Councilin the UK and published in the journalMetallomics, is suggesting that the metal particles released by worn-out brake pads may be just as harmful as diesel fumes to human health Lab tests have shown that there may be side-effects on the immune system as...

  • Hybrid Cars - Main Advantages and Considerations

    Main advantages and disadvantages of Hybrid vehicles What are hybrid cars and what are the advantages and disadvantages? Find out about these cars need in our useful guide. A hybrid car uses more than one means of propulsion, combining a petrol or diesel engine with a battery-powered electric motor. One of the main advantages of owning a hybrid car is...

  • VRT NOx emissions

    Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Emission Levy Budget 2020 introduced charges for VRT (Vehicle Registration Tax) but many motorists are wondering what this will mean in practical terms when it comes to their own budgets? The NOx levy will be applied to all VRT category A vehicles (passenger and SUVs). The new charges being introduced will mean an increase in VRT for...

  • New budget emissions tax on all new and used car imports from 2020

    New emissions tax on all new cars and used imports A new tax based on the NOx emissions is to be introduced in 2020 that will replace the current diesel surcharge of 1 per cent. This comes on foot of inflated fuel prices related to the carbon tax. The nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions tax will be applied to all new...

  • Norway’s electric vehicle market led by the rich

    Double the chance of owning an electric vehicle if you are rich We all know electric vehicles are more expensive than your regular run of the mill vehicle. Which is why in Norway, one of the largest electric vehicle markets, it is the rich who enjoy this luxury. Almost half of all the car now sold in Norway are electric,...

  • Catalytic converters stolen by criminal gangs

    Precious metals contained in catalytic converters targeted as prices exceed that of gold Recently thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles have skyrocketed in Ireland as gangs try to cash in on the increased prices of the precious metals contained within these devices. From unofficial Garda reports, it is thought that there has been an increase of thefts of up to...