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  • Balearic Islands to BAN all tourists from entering with diesel and petrol cars

    Balearic Islands to BAN all tourists from entering with diesel and petrol cars Balearics Islands to BAN all tourists from entering with diesel and petrol cars as government plans tough new stance against CO2 emissions The Spanish Balearics Islands of Majorca and Ibiza will ban tourists from entering with diesel vehicles from 2025  and from 2035 the ban will be...

  • Daimler shares fall in light of new report about software device in Mercedes cars

    Daimler shares fell 2.1 per cent to €70.98 on Monday following media reports alleging the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars had used software engine management systems to pass stringent U.S. emissions tests. U.S. investigators have found that Mercedes-Benz were equipping their cars with software which may have helped them to pass diesel emissions tests in the US. The media report based...

  • VW Monkey Tests showed that an Old Ford Pick-Up is Cleaner than a New Beetle

    News of experiments on monkeys and also 2013 tests on human volunteers in Germany has sparked outrage among German politicians and forced apologies from VW, BMW and Daimler. On investigation into the affair, VW’s chief lobbyist was suspended. Prof Hutter told Bild the monkey experiment was “unbelievable and would probably not have been allowed in Europe”. On Wednesday a VW...

  • Ford investment in electric cars by 2022

    Ford is planning to radically boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn in the next five years which is more than doubling a previous commitment. The Chairman of the historic manufacturer, Bill Ford said the car manufacturer would have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range by 2022, which is only four years away. This is coming...

  • Network of 70 compressed natural gas filling stations announced

    An announcement has been made that 70 compressed natural gas filling stations are in the process of being developed in Ireland to service trucks, vans and buses. The network is to be provided under the European Causeway Project and oversight of the project will be by scientists at NUI Galway and Gas Networks Ireland (GNI). The use of compressed natural...

  • Tesla discourages commercial cars from using Superchargers

    Tesla is discouraging commercial cars from using its Supercharger infrastructure in the United States as it is trying to get drivers to stick to the charging stations' original purposes. The Tesla Supercharger network was originally designed to enable their electric vehicles long-range trips and offer a viable charging option for people who can't usually top up at home or the...


  • Volkswagen Chief suggests that the German Government Should End Subsidies on Diesel Cars

    Volkswagen CEO suggested this week that the German government should consider phasing out the subsidies that encourage Europeans to buy diesel cars, which is a dramatic change of position by VW considering it was largely responsible for diesel’s popularity in Europe. Matthias Müller, the chief executive of Volkswagen, said: “We should question the logic and purpose of diesel subsidies,”. He...


  • Scottish Government cracks down of diesel fuel

    It looks like the end of the road for diesel cars as Scottish Government cracks down on air-polluting motors. Hundreds of thousands of drivers will be forced to avoid low emissions zones in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee from 2020. Dirty diesel and air-polluting petrol cars will no longer be allowed to go into city centres, towns and villages under...