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  • Surge in fuel prices are eroding any declines in Insurance costs

    Surge in fuel prices A new survey from the AA survey has found that motorists are paying more overall due to forecourt pump expenses and any savings they have made in lower insurance is being eroded by the increasing fuel costs at the pump. The latest findings have been revealed in the AA’s annual survey of motoring costs. The survey...

  • To Air-Con or Not To Air-Con - Some Fuel Saving Tips To save you money

    Fuel Saving Tips To save you money So should you keep your car windows open in hot weather or should you close them and put on the air-conditioning? Many drivers who hit the motorways generally close their windows as they speed up and turn on the air-conditioning. Traditional wisdom would have it that you should close your windows and switch...

  • Audi boss arrested in diesel probe

    Stadler's arrest is the most high-profile yet in the dieselgate crisis The head of Audi, Rupert Stadler was arrested Monday in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, with prosecutors saying they feared he might try to suppress evidence. This is a huge development just a week after prosecutors in the city of Munich, raided Stadler's home after...


  • Hydrogen-fueled cars will be common sight on the roads in the future

    Rapidly, hybrid and electric cars are competing with petrol and diesel powered ones for space on the road. Besides the advent of the electric car and the common sight on the roads of hybrid cars, Hydrogen is another interesting source of power, and has been described by the European Commission as an energy carrier with "great potential for clean,...

  • Higher taxes on diesel ‘could reduce pollution and raise €500m’

    An Oireachtas committee has assessed the impact of various taxes on the environment and have concluded that a higher excise on diesel would reduce pollution and raise €500m in tax revenue for the government.   Ireland currently adds 48 cents of excise duty to each litre of diesel purchased compared with 59 cents for petrol. If the excise duty was...

  • What are diesel particulate filters and why are they needed?

    Hazardous Emissions Hazardous Emissions from Motor Vehicles have been a growing concern in recent years. Renowned motoring companies are known to have been involved in scandals, manipulating emission data from their vehicles. The motoring industry has constantly promoted diesel cars as much cleaner and “environment friendly”. Automobile companies boast that diesel cars have greater fuel economy and very little maintenance...

  • German diesel car sales plunge again in March

    There has been another steep decline in diesel-car sales in Germany in March. The acceleration in the decline comes in the first month after a court ruled that cities can ban vehicles to tackle pollution. Germany is Europe’s largest auto market and sales of diesel-powered cars have plunged by a quarter last month.                                 An automotive watchdog in Germany added...

  • Volkswagen to buy back diesel cars as German diesel ban looms

    From the 1st April Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda will buy back German diesel cars as bans on the fuel is anticipated across Germany. The giant German car manufacturer have said it will offer to buy back diesel vehicles if German cities proceed with their plans to ban them and also extended incentives for potential buyers of diesel cars to battle...

  • Swedish cities and towns may ban old diesel cars

    Sweden's cities and towns will soon be allowed by the Swedish Government to ban old diesel engines from town centres. This move by the Swedes in a long line of similar moves across the world is being implemented in an effort to improve the environment and combat air pollution. The centre-left Social Democrat-Green coalition Swedish government didn’t actually impose the...