Car News recent articles in category Fuel Emissions

  • Cost of petrol and diesel falls for the first time in six months

    Some good news on the motoring front. Petrol prices have dropped for the first time in six months and diesel is at its lowest price so far this year. On average, petrol prices have fallen by 1.1 per cent per litre across the country according to the latest figures which are based on an ongoing fuel price survey by the...

  • Diesel cars can improve air quality, claims motor industry group?

    Car manufacturers in the UK have hit back at the recent spate of negative comments, reports and scientific data about diesel vehicles, saying that the latest iterations of the diesel engine as “the cleanest in history” and “light years away from their older counterparts”. That may be so but just because the new diesel engines are cleaner than their older...

  • Bolt electric car sales in the United States on an uphill climb

    The Chevrolet Bolt is the first electric vehicle manufactured by General Motors in the United States. As a new entrant into the affordable electric vehicle market, the Chevy Bolt has been described as a bit “dweeby” and may not be as stylish as the Tesla Model 3 which was unveiled last March by Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors....

  • Volkswagen ‘fixed’ over 6,000 vehicles in Ireland in one month

    Sources have revealed that the total number of Irish vehicles which were affected by the emissions scandal ‘fixed’ is 6,006. The reason for so many vehicles have been recalled in a short space of time is due to the fact that there has been a significant increase in the number of people bringing in their cars to get the work...

  • Modern diesel cars will now face £12.50 daily charge in Central London

    Diesel cars even less than two years old will be subject to a £12.50 daily charge in central London under the first pollution penalties for diesel engines. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has again said this week that he is bringing forward the introduction of an ultra-low emission zone and plans to expand it from central London to the...

  • Irish fuel prices reach highest level in 18 months

    It is estimated that motorists could end up spending more than €300 extra on petrol or diesel this year. I fact, the cost of a litre of petrol or diesel has reached its highest level in 18 months according to the AA. The average price of a litre of petrol is now 137.7 cent, which is an increase of 1...

  • Number of new cars licensed down 20% in February

    According to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number of new cars licensed in Ireland in February fell by 20.2 per cent compared to the same month last year (2016). A total of 16,905 new cars were licensed in February 2017 which is quite a drop from the 21,173 licenced during February 2016. It turned out...

  • Hiring a Car Instead of Buying a Car May Be More Economical for Some?

    With the rising cost of motor insurance in Ireland, many people are looking at different ways to save money. Some have come up with ingenious ways to cut costs such as renting or hiring a car on a regular basis. This is what one lady from Mullingar and now based in Dublin as a school teacher, Sue Whyte (34) discovered...

  • Barcelona to Ban Older Cars

    More and more cities across Europe are placing ever-stricter controls on cars and pollution. Barcelona is the latest city to bring in new regulations on car pollution which will come into effect in 2019. Under the new plan cars built before 1997 and vans and trucks built before 1994 will not be allowed to drive in the city on weekdays....

  • UK Government scheme for scrapping diesel cars

    UK scrapping scheme for diesel cars Drivers in the UK are being urged by their Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling to take a long hard look at their options before buying diesel cars He made the comments after the UK Government published its latest plans for cutting urban air pollution. This highlights the real possibility that the UK will soon restrict...