All Diesel articles – Page 5

  • Used diesel car sales holding up well at auctions
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    Used diesel car sales holding up well at auctions

    2019-01-25T00:00:00Z

    The overall used car market reached record highs in 2018, with diesel sales holding up, despite pressures in the new car market, according to James Tomlinson, chairman of The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA). He said auction activity was unprecedented in 2018, with both first time conversion rates and ...

  • Government rejects MPs calls for earlier ban on petrol and diesel cars
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    Government rejects MPs calls for earlier ban on petrol and diesel cars

    2019-01-16T00:00:00Z

    The Government has dismissed calls by MPs to bring forward the date when sales of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned. Last year the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee called for the date to be brought forward from 2040 to 2032. In ...

  • Global sales of petrol and diesel cars have peaked say experts
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    Global sales of petrol and diesel cars have peaked say experts

    2019-01-11T00:00:00Z

    Global sales of petrol and diesel cars peaked in 2018, according to industry experts, and are set to decline as alternatively fuelled vehicles (AVCs) take over. A report by the Financial Times predicts sales of petrol and diesel cars are set to fall or slow compared to the rate ...

  • Plunging diesel sales depress new car sales for 2018
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    Plunging diesel sales depress new car sales for 2018

    2019-01-09T00:00:00Z

    Plunging sales of diesel cars pushed the UK new car market down by 6.8% in 2018, with annual registrations falling for a second year to 2,367,147 units, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Diesel sales were down 29.6% in 2018, with December marking ...

  • PRA slams proposal for quango to monitor petrol and diesel prices
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    PRA slams proposal for quango to monitor petrol and diesel prices

    2019-01-03T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has slammed a proposal by a group of MPs for an independent fuel price watchdog – to be called Pumpwatch – to monitor the cost of petrol and diesel. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Fair Fuel suggested petrol stations that charge “fair prices” would be entitled ...

  • Diesel leasing on the up
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    Diesel leasing on the up

    2018-12-07T00:00:00Z

    Despite sales of new diesel cars tumbling by more than 300,000 vehicles this year, enquiries for leasing of diesel cars is up by 13% compared with 2017, and diesels still remain the most popular vehicles to lease. The numbers come from new research carried out by vantage leasing.com, and ...

  • Supermarkets slash 3ppl from petrol and diesel prices
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    Supermarkets slash 3ppl from petrol and diesel prices

    2018-11-16T00:00:00Z

    The major supermarket groups have all announced 3ppl cuts in the prices of unleaded petrol and diesel. Asda was the first to move, setting its new national price cap at 119.7ppl on unleaded petrol and 131.7ppl on diesel on Thursday November 15. Asda’s senior fuel buyer, Dave Tyrer, ...

  • Co-op maintains island diesel service during forecourt revamp
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    Co-op maintains island diesel service during forecourt revamp

    2018-10-24T00:00:00Z

    The Co-op has committed to maintaining diesel supplies for customers at its Broadford filling station in Skye, while a £3.4m refurbishment of the forecourt and food store is carried out. The local community has expressed concern about plans to close down operations completely while the tanks, pumps and signage were ...

  • MPs call for earlier ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans
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    MPs call for earlier ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans

    2018-10-19T00:00:00Z

    A committee of MPs has called for the phase out of sales of new diesel and petrol cars and vans to be brought forward to 2032. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee said the government’s 2040 targets for zero emission cars are vague and unambitious. In its latest report, ...

  • PRA chairman explains reason for petrol/diesel price disparity
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    PRA chairman explains reason for petrol/diesel price disparity

    2018-10-17T00:00:00Z

    A combination of factors have led to the growing disparity between petrol and diesel prices, according to the PRA chairman Brian Madderson. He said: “Following the steep rise in diesel prices, drivers are now paying 5ppl more to fill up, as a gap opens up at the pump between unleaded ...

  • Porsche drops diesel and invests in developing electric technology
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    Porsche drops diesel and invests in developing electric technology

    2018-09-26T00:00:00Z

    Porsche has abandoned production of diesel engines and will increase its focus on hybrid and electric vehicle. The company said that demand for diesel models was dropping. In 2017, the diesel share of worldwide Porsches was 12%, and it has not had a diesel in its portfolio since February ...

  • Tesco customers’ cars break down after water contaminates diesel
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    Tesco customers’ cars break down after water contaminates diesel

    2018-09-26T00:00:00Z

    Dozens of Tesco customers were left stranded after water contaminated diesel tanks in two separate incidents. The first problems occurred at the Tesco Extra store at Goodmayes in East London on the evening of Sunday September 23, when customers reported breaking down yards from the service station after filling ...

  • Big support for diesel car ban, says new study
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    Big support for diesel car ban, says new study

    2018-08-24T00:00:00Z

    More than half of British motorists believe diesel cars should be banned from some UK roads following the VW emissions scandal, according to a new study. And almost one in three (29%) backed the idea of barring the fuel type from all roads, while another 23% of respondents wanted restrictions ...

  • New car sales increase despite another plunge by diesel
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    New car sales increase despite another plunge by diesel

    2018-08-08T00:00:00Z

    The decline in sales of new diesel cars showed no signs of slowing in July, with their market share falling to 31.9%, down from 42.7% for the same month a year ago. The UK overall new car market remained stable in July, with year-on-year demand growing by 1.2%, according ...

  • Diesel vehicles continue to depress new car sales
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    Diesel vehicles continue to depress new car sales

    2018-07-06T00:00:00Z

    The UK new car market declined in June as plunging diesel sales offset increases in petrol and alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs). Year-on-year demand fell by 3.5%, with sales of 234,945 new cars, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). There ...

  • Petrol and diesel wholesale prices beginning to edge up again
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    Petrol and diesel wholesale prices beginning to edge up again

    2018-07-04T00:00:00Z

    The prices of petrol and diesel peaked in May, falling back nearly 2ppl and 1.5ppl respectively in June, but wholesale prices are rising again, the RAC has warned. RAC Fuel Watch data shows that during June average petrol prices fell from 129.37ppl across the UK to 127.59p after the supermarkets ...

  • London Mayor calls for 2030 ban on pure diesel and petrol cars
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    London Mayor calls for 2030 ban on pure diesel and petrol cars

    2018-06-20T00:00:00Z

    The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today urged the government to bring forward current plans to ban the sale of new pure diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 to 2030 to tackle the nation’s growing air quality health crisis. The call for action is being discussed ...

  • Tanker containing 8,500 litres of diesel stolen in Wales
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    Tanker containing 8,500 litres of diesel stolen in Wales

    2018-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Dyfed Powys Police is investigating the theft of a fuel tanker containing around 8,500 litres of diesel worth more than £10,000. The diesel is reported to be 4,000 litres of red diesel used by agricultural vehicles and 4,500 litres of white diesel, which is commonly used by vehicles used in ...

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    Bosch technology will reduce diesel emissions

    2018-05-23T00:00:00Z

    Diesel can resume its success story following a major breakthrough in diesel technology, claimed Bosch CEO Dr Volkmar Denner, at the company’s annual press conference. "There’s a future for diesel," he said. "Today, we want to put a stop once and for all to the debate about the demise of ...

  • Motor industry welcomes minister’s positive stance on diesel vehicles
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    Motor industry welcomes minister’s positive stance on diesel vehicles

    2018-05-17T00:00:00Z

    A boost for the future of diesel vehicles referred to in a presentation by a government minister has been welcomed by the retail motor industry. Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK, said: "It is ...