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  • Norway wants to ban petrol and diesel cars

    Norway to ban diesel and petrol cars Norway is a huge proponent of electric vehicles. Not only does it offer massive tax breaks to EV buyers, but last year, portions of the Norwegian government proposed seeking an all-out ban on all petrol and diesel-powered cars by the year 2025. Although Norway seemed to be going in that direction last year,...

  • Mayor of London may ban polluting diesel cars from City streets

    Mayor of London may ban polluting diesel cars from City streets The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has hinted that he is considering banning polluting cars entirely from London's streets in an effort to combat growing pollution. The UK capital has already announced plans for drivers of some of the oldest and most polluting cars to pay a £10 "toxicity...

  • Bad drivers could cost a fleet hundreds of euros a year in fuel

    Bad drivers could cost fleet hundreds of euros a year in fuel New research by a UK company Direct Line has revealed that bad drivers spend an average of £560 (€660)more on fuel a year due to bad driving habits of excessive braking and acceleration. The study was based on about 319,000 journeys by almost 2,000 drivers and the final...

  • Volkswagen gets initial backing from US court for diesel settlement

    Volkswagen gets initial backing from US court for diesel settlement A US court has given the green light in principle for VW to pay $1.22bn to either fix or buy back 80,000 cars which were directly affected by the emissions scandal. Volkswagen may have to pay over $4bn unless it gets the regulatory clearance from authorities in the United States...

  • Toyota Recalls All Its Hydrogen-Fueled Cars

    Toyota Hydrogen Car Recall Toyota is to recall all of their hydrogen-fuelled zero-emission Mirai cars due to output voltage problems within the fuel cell system Toyota believes that under certain unique driving conditions, such as if the accelerator pedal is pressed to a wide open throttle position while driving on a long descent on cruise control, there could be a...

  • Electric cars and solar power could halt fossil fuel growth by 2020

    Electric cars and solar power Electric cars and solar power are considered game-changers according to latest reports. An Imperial College and Carbon Tracker reports suggest that these technologies are consistently underestimated by many. It is believed that falling costs of solar panels and also electric vehicles and possibly a combination of both could halt the worldwide growth in demand for...

  • Car manufacturers not happy with time frame for real world driving emission rules

    Car manufacturers not happy with time frame for real world driving emission rules Car manufacturers have written to the European Commission requesting more time in order to implement real world driving emissions rules. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has requested more reasonable lead-times in the implementation of the next package of the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test. The car...

  • Diesels now 28% less efficient than advertised

    Diesel now 28% less efficient than advertised New figures released by TMC (The Miles Consultancy) in the UK has revealed that the real-world fuel economy figures of new cars have fallen further behind the manufacturers advertised performance indicators in 2016. TMC analysed the performance of 21,200 fleet cars in relation to mileage and fuel consumption to quantify the impact of...

  • Volkswagen emissions scandal Ireland

    VW emissions scandal Up until recently, Irish car owners affected by the Volkswagen emissions scandal were restricted from pursuing Volkswagen Group because the exact losses could not be established but the situation has materially changed over the last number of days. It is now believed that stateable cases can be made for all affected owners of Volkswagen, Skoda, Seat and...

  • What happens if you put petrol in a diesel car? - MyVehicle

    What happens if you accidentally put the wrong fuel in your tank? If you have been driving for a while you have probably heard of the situation where someone fills their tank with the wrong fuel. You may have even so yourself. One only needs to do it once to learn the lesson, never to make that same mistake again....