UK sales flat despite upcoming road tax hike, diesel demand plummets

March 08, 2017

UK new car registrations fell annually by 0.3% in February to 83,115 units according to the SMMT, driven down by weaker demand from individuals and companies. More noticeable, however, was the 9.2% drop in demand for diesels compared to February 2016, a steeper drop than the decline in Germany...

EU to subsidise electric vehicle battery production

March 07, 2017


Driving bans hitting new diesel car demand; Vienna, Liverpool set for bans too

March 07, 2017

As Vienna and Liverpool become the latest cities to consider banning diesel cars, the fallout following Dieselgate is finally starting to depress demand, new prices and residual values...

FCA cleared as Italian diesel probe finds no defeat devices

March 06, 2017


FCA faces US state and federal probes as emissions crisis widens

March 03, 2017


German OEMs say SCR refits for older diesels impossible

March 02, 2017


EU Parliament blames national governments for Dieselgate crisis

March 02, 2017


Brexit threat to electric Mini production in the UK

March 01, 2017


Volkswagen Group back in profit despite emissions scandal

February 28, 2017

The Volkswagen (VW) Group has returned to profit after its biggest ever loss in 2015, despite provisions for damages related to its diesel emissions scandal ballooning towards €22.6 billion...

German dealer lobby warns of 10-20% used and new diesel price declines

February 27, 2017


Stuttgart to ban diesels as London launches ‘toxicity charge’

February 23, 2017


Volkswagen may face UK investigation over emissions scandal

February 22, 2017


Nissan to launch diesel Micra despite market trends and emissions pressure

February 21, 2017


Japanese pushing for fuel cells as Toyota hybrid sales pass 10 million

February 16, 2017

Toyota has announced it has sold over 10 million hybrid cars as of the end of January. It estimates this has managed to avert approximately 77 million tonnes of CO2 entering the atmosphere and has saved around 29 million litres of petrol. The Japanese OEM is well known for its hybrid technology, with the Prius, the first mass-produced hybrid car launched in 1997, synonymous with the powertrain...

EU greenlights €300m investment in Germany’s electric charging infrastructure

February 15, 2017

The European Commission (EC) has announced that it has approved German plans for an electric vehicle charging network across the country. There is one catch: the energy to power the chargers must come from renewable sources...

EU losing patience with national regulators over emissions probes

February 14, 2017


Nissan used defeat device in Qashqai, court rules as PSA referred to French prosecutors

February 13, 2017

A South Korean court has upheld government accusations against Nissan that the carmaker used an emissions defeat device in its best-selling Qashqai SUV. Meanwhile, in what may be the final straw for current diesel technology, PSA Group has been referred to French prosecutors and accused of emissions cheating...

Italian FCA diesel probe omitted key tests

February 10, 2017


Vattenfall switching entire 3500-vehicle fleet to EVs

February 09, 2017

Vattenfall, Sweden’s state-owned electricity producer, is converting its whole fleet to electric vehicles (EVs). The move will see, over the next five years, more than 3500 cars and LCVs replaced, and forms part of the company’s ambition to be completely climate-neutral by 2050...

Rapid EV roll-out expected from 2020 as VW is sued by fish distributor

February 08, 2017


FCA emissions accusations referred to French prosecutors

February 08, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been referred for possible prosecution by investigators in France over the unusual emissions of NOx pollutants from some of its diesel engines...

Honda and Hitachi form EV alliance

February 08, 2017

Honda and Hitachi Automotive Systems have announced a partnership to develop, produce and sell motors for electric vehicles (EV), as Honda aims to boost its EV development and contain its R&D costs...

UK set for diesel scrappage scheme as new car registrations surge to 12-year high

February 07, 2017


Toyota boosts profit forecast on yen outlook, deepens partnership with Suzuki

February 07, 2017



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