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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jaguar Land Rover announce they will only make electric or hybrid cars from 2020

    Jaguar Land Rover have followed Volvo’s lead by announcing an end for petrol or diesel-only cars, despite the fact that they are not even making any electric vehicles at present. Jaguar Land Rover has become the latest car manufacturer to say it will stop producing new models solely powered by internal combustion engines, two months after Volvo pledged to do...

  • UK car production falls almost 10%

    The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) in the UK has revealed that car production in the UK has fallen by almost 10% despite 'strong demand' Industry figures are showing a steep drop in the number of vehicles being manufactured in the UK for the domestic and export markets. The sharp drop is being blamed on factory preparations for...