Tesco stole a march on its major supermarket rivals this morning by announcing it is to cut the cost of petrol and diesel by 2ppl at all of its petrol stations this afternoon.

Production of diesel-powered black cabs is to be phased out as a new factory producing electric vehicles comes on stream.

UKIP’s transport spokeswoman Jill Seymour has accused the Government of refusing to act against the growing demonisation of diesel drivers.

UK petrol consumption in January fell to its lowest level on record, new government figures show.

The fuel price cuts claimed by supermarkets earlier this week have been patchy, and in many cases below the 2ppl headline figure, according to the AA, which says non-supermarket retailers are undercutting superstores in some locations.

Drivers from Northern Ireland crossing the border to the Republic of Ireland for cheaper fuel are costing the Exchequer just over £200m a year, according to a study commissioned by the Irish tax authority.

The four major supermarkets all announced price cuts of 2ppl on unleaded petrol and diesel effective from Tuesday March 14.

Diesel car sales continued a steady decline while the overall UK new car market dipped slightly in February, sliding 0.3%, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The current government focus on harmful emissions from diesel vehicles could damage attempts to lower the amount of CO2 produced by transport in the UK.

After two months of rises at the pumps, the price of petrol and diesel stabilised in February, according to RAC Fuel Watch data.

Our industry has once again moved into a whole new era, with Tesco taking ownership of Booker and its forecourt brands and the demonisation of diesel as a road fuel.

Islington Council is aiming to become one of the leading boroughs in cleaning up London’s air quality by installing more than 100 roadside electric charging points.

A quarter of drivers (24%) are restricting their car use and one in seven (14%) is cutting back on non-fuel spending after average UK petrol prices rose to 120ppl and diesel to 122ppl at the beginning of February.

The transport secretary has warned that drivers considering buying diesel cars should take a “long, hard think”.

Independent dealers have been praised by the AA for seizing the chance to undercut the fuel prices of the Big Four in its latest Fuel Price Report.

Nearly 300 doctors, nurses and other health professionals from across the UK, including more than 100 doctors in London, have signed a letter to prime minister Theresa May calling for government action to remove the current fleet of diesel vehicles from the roads as soon as possible.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on government to implement his new proposals for a national diesel scrappage fund that financially compensates motorists.

Sales of diesel cars have dipped despite the UK new car market achieving a 12-year high in January, according to figures published by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Westminster City Council has received strong criticism after announcing it will run a trial of emissions-based charging for diesel cars parking within Marylebone.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been urged to back gas-powered HGVs to improve air quality, by former development minister Mike Foster.

UK automotive executives expect battery electric vehicles will dominate the automotive marketplace by 2025 and predict diesel technology will be phased out, according to KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey 2017.

Prices at the pumps have hit an 18-month high and the PRA is warning they will rise further as the effects of higher wholesale prices kick in.

Sales of diesel could plummet from 50% of fuel for cars to just 10% by 2025, according to a report by banking and financial services group UBS.

A prolific fuel thief has had his 36-week sentence upheld on appeal at Plymouth Crown Court.

The price of unleaded petrol and diesel at the pumps fell for the first time in four months in November, according to the latest data from RAC Fuel Watch.

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