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  • Toyota will power hydrogen and electric cars by cow dung from 2020

    Toyota is to build a renewable power plant in California where it will turn cow manure into water, which, in generate electricity and hydrogen to power homes and cars The cow poo could be the answer to all our pollution problems as companies like Toyota will use it to power hydrogen and electric cars. Manure collected from dairy farms and...

  • Sadiq Khan signals an end to pure diesel bus procurement

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has unveiled London City’s first hydrogen-powered double-decker bus. Again, the controversial Mayor is restating his commitment to tackling the toxic fumes produced by public transport diesels in the capital. The new diesel policies being developed by the Mayor means that London will not add any new pure diesel double-decker buses to its fleet from...

  • Diesel critic makes U-turn and warns of risk to used diesel car prices

    Diesel used car prices Prices of used diesel vehicles look set to plummet by all the broad-brush regulatory changes that are happening around the world. The broad-brush approach does not really discriminate between the most and least polluting ­engines, it has been claimed. The chief executive of the testing company Emissions Analytics and one Fof the harshest critics of diesel...

  • Even with the dirtiest electricity, electric cars are cleaner than diesel

    Electric cars v Diesel cars Many commentators believe that the pollution produced from the entire cycle of power generation to fuel a car, rather than just the petrol or diesel to power it, battery-powered vehicles are not necessarily any cleaner than petrol or diesel-powered cars because of the dirty ways that electricity can be produced. Scientific American reported last year...

  • New car sales plunge by 12pc in the UK

    New car sales have plunged 12.2pc in October over in the UK, marking it the seventh consecutive month of declines in sales across the water. This acceleration in decline comes on the foot of a fall of 9pc recorded the previous month in September. According to the chief executive of trade body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Mike...


  • Pre-2006 cars to pay an extra £10 'T-charge' to drive in London from today

    From today, owners of older, dirtier cars will be charged an extra £10 if they want to drive into London. Saddiq Khan, who is the Mayor of London announced the "Toxicity charge" in February as part of the clean up of the capital’s "filthy air". The "T-charge" (toxicity charge) will be introduced Today, October 23 and will be in operation...

  • Greenpeace activists board ship transporting Volkswagen diesel cars to UK

    Greenpeace activists and protesters from boarded the vehicle carrier Elbe Highway a few weeks ago, in an attempt to block its shipment of Volkswagen cars to the UK. Their actions come in the wake of increasing global concern over the dangers of diesel emissions and as a result the environmental activists boarded the ship and attached themselves to the large...

  • The Diesel Wars - New study finds diesel cars are ‘more polluting’ than thought

    The latest round of tit-for-tat exchanges between pro and anti-diesel campaigns, one campaign group blames EU rules for favouring the diesel fuel over petrol. Experts are now saying that the newest diesel-engine cars are actually dirtier than previously thought. This data is coming from a new study that calls into question why European regulators continue to favour diesel over petrol...

  • Rigged diesel engines being blamed for 5,000 premature deaths per year in Europe

    A new study has found that diesel emissions are associated with approximately 38,000 deaths annually around the world. Of these reported deaths, researchers believe that over 10,000 deaths occur in Europe each year caused by pollution from light duty diesel vehicles and of that number about a half or 5,000 of those deaths could have been avoided if nitrogen oxides...