Hydrogen ups the pressure

30 November, 2015

While the world hasn't yet arrived at the vision created by the 'Back to the Future' film trilogy, which suggested today's vehicles might be powered by processed waste, we are beginning to see the advent of what has always been regarded as a fuel of the future hydrogen.

A hydrogen refuelling station is to be built on the London forecourt of an un-named "major global fuel retailer", with proposals for a further roll-out.

Cutting red tape

19 November, 2014

Successive governments have claimed they want to cut the red tape tying businesses in knots, and then piled on plenty more, but changes introduced on October 1 really have simplified the regulatory framework for petrol filling stations.

Diesel in doubt

22 September, 2014

With electric vehicle charge points springing up in city centres and motorway service stations, and falling road fuel sales, you could be excused for fearing the days of petrol and diesel as the main fuel for cars were nearly over, but most experts agree both will have a strong presence for decades to come.

E10 in limbo

02 September, 2013

How the media loves a scare story. 'Nearly nine million cars could be incompatible with new fuel' screamed one headline earlier this year, while 'E10 could add 80 to a family's annual driving costs' screamed another. If only Michael Winner was still with us to say 'Calm down dear'.

The introduction of a new fuel with a higher ethanol content E10 has been delayed. Specification for the new fuel had been tipped to be signed off for introduction into the UK by the end of this year, but last month the government signalled that its position on E10 had changed.

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