All Diesel articles – Page 6

  • Nissan to wind down diesel car sales in Europe
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    Nissan to wind down diesel car sales in Europe

    2018-05-09T00:00:00Z

    The diesel car sector has received another setback after Japanese carmaker Nissan announced it will gradually stop selling diesel cars in Europe. A Nissan spokeswoman said there would be a gradual withdrawal of diesel cars in Europe. Last month there were unconfirmed reports that Nissan would cut hundreds of ...

  • Prosecution of petrol stations for red diesel fraud is abandoned
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    Prosecution of petrol stations for red diesel fraud is abandoned

    2018-05-04T00:00:00Z

    An HM Customs Excise (HMRC) prosecution of petrol station owners for red diesel fraud has been abandoned after a linked trial collapsed. The story was covered by the BBC on its website and on its news programmes on Sunday April 29. In its TV report it ...

  • Major breakthrough means diesel has a future, claims Bosch chief
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    Major breakthrough means diesel has a future, claims Bosch chief

    2018-04-26T00:00:00Z

    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 this week. “There’s a future for diesel,” he said. “Today, we want to put a stop once and for all to the debate about ...

  • Petrol car sales overtake diesel in EU for the first time
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    Petrol car sales overtake diesel in EU for the first time

    2018-04-25T00:00:00Z

    For the first year since monitoring started, petrol cars became the most sold vehicles in the EU in 2017, constituting almost 53 % of sales, according to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Diesel cars made up 45 % of the new registrations. Compared to 2016, the ...

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    National Grid wants earlier petrol and diesel ban

    2018-04-12T00:00:00Z

    MPs have been told that National Grid would support bringing forward the date when sales of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned to 2030. Graeme Cooper, director for electric vehicles at National Grid, said the network would have the required capacity if the target date of 2040 was ...

  • Diesel vehicles the biggest casualty again as new car sales continue to fall
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    Diesel vehicles the biggest casualty again as new car sales continue to fall

    2018-04-05T00:00:00Z

    New car sales again took a hit in March - with sales of diesel vehicles the biggest casualty - as overall registrations fell by 15.7% compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Sales of pure ...

  • National Grid backs 2030 cut-off for new petrol and diesel cars
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    National Grid backs 2030 cut-off for new petrol and diesel cars

    2018-04-04T00:00:00Z

    MPs have been told that National Grid would support bringing forward the date when sales of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned to 2030. Graeme Cooper, director for electric vehicles at National Grid, said the network would have the required capacity if the target date of 2040 was ...

  • MPs call for ban on diesel and petrol cars to be brought forward
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    MPs call for ban on diesel and petrol cars to be brought forward

    2018-03-16T00:00:00Z

    The Government’s plan to ban the sale of new conventional diesel and petrol cars from 2040 “lacks sufficient ambition” and should be brought forward, an influential group of MPs have said. They also warn the government will have to do far more if it is not to miss its ...

  • Plummeting diesel car sales depress market
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    Plummeting diesel car sales depress market

    2018-03-07T00:00:00Z

    Growth in the sales of petrol and alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) were more than offset by plunging diesel sales, pushing the new car market to another decline in February. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) 80,805 new cars were registered, a 2.8% drop compared with ...

  • Cold weather brings back waxing problem with diesel
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    Cold weather brings back waxing problem with diesel

    2018-03-07T00:00:00Z

    Cars breaking down due to “diesel waxing” made an unwelcome reappearance during last week’s cold weather, according to the RAC. Analysis of breakdown data on Friday March 2 showed RAC patrols attended almost 500 diesel vehicles of varying makes and ages that had experienced problems with their fuel filters ...

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    Government policy query hits diesel car sales... again

    2018-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Diesel car sales declined by a quarter pushing the overall new car market down despite growth by petrol and alternatively fuelled new cars in January. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported that 163,615 new cars were driven off forecourts in January, a 6.3% fall compared with the ...

  • Asda cuts price of petrol and diesel
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    Asda cuts price of petrol and diesel

    2018-02-09T00:00:00Z

    Asda has cut unleaded petrol and diesel prices by “up to 2ppl” just one day after the RAC told supermarkets there was scope for 3ppl cut. Asda now has a price cap of 118.7ppl on unleaded petrol and 119.7ppl on diesel, effective from this morning (Friday February 9). ...

  • Plummeting diesel car sales depress market
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    Plummeting diesel car sales depress market

    2018-02-07T00:00:00Z

    Diesel car sales declined by a quarter and pushed the overall new car market down despite growth by petrol and alternatively fuelled cars in January. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported that 163,615 new cars were driven off forecourts in January, a 6.3% fall compared with ...

  • Phase out of petrol and diesel cars may be earlier
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    Phase out of petrol and diesel cars may be earlier

    2018-01-19T00:00:00Z

    The government may have to phase out sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans earlier than its target date of 2040, according to a watchdog set up by Parliament. The Committee on Climate Change has reviewed the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy and reported that it in order ...

  • Plunge in diesel car sales forecast to continue
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    Plunge in diesel car sales forecast to continue

    2018-01-10T00:00:00Z

    Sales of diesel cars will continue to plunge, according to a study by Aston University. It predicts they will account for just 15% of the UK market by 2025, after peaking at 50% in late 2016. Automotive expert Professor David Bailey told the BBC diesel’s “slow death” was ...

  • Diesel decline is pushing up greenhouse gases
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    Diesel decline is pushing up greenhouse gases

    2018-01-05T00:00:00Z

    New figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that carbon tailpipe emissions have risen for the first time since 1997, with new cars averaging 121.04g per km, up 0.8% on 2016. Last year, UK new car CO 2 emissions fell for the ...

  • Petrol and diesel prices rise to three-year high
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    Petrol and diesel prices rise to three-year high

    2017-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Petrol and diesel rose by more than 2ppl in November, taking the average price of both fuels to a three-year high, according to the latest RAC Fuel Watch data. A litre of unleaded petrol went up 2.35p from 118.43p to 120.78p, and diesel was up 2.22p from 120.96p to ...

  • PRA fears 1ppl on diesel duty likely
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    PRA fears 1ppl on diesel duty likely

    2017-11-22T00:00:00Z

    There is likely to be a 1ppl increase on fuel duty for all diesel drivers in this afternoon’s Autumn Budget, according to PRA chairman Brian Madderson. "This would be a thinly disguised tax grab using air quality issues as justification,” he said. Despite the Chancellor also planning a ...

  • Staffordshire Police investigate spate of diesel thefts
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    Staffordshire Police investigate spate of diesel thefts

    2017-11-17T00:00:00Z

    Staffordshire Police are investigating thefts of diesel worth nearly £300 from three petrol stations in the Tamworth area within a 35-minute timeframe. The incidents took place between 3.05pm and 3.40pm on Wednesday November 8 at Tesco in High Street, Dosthill, the Co-op on Tame Valley Industrial Estate in Wilnecote, and ...

  • PRA adds to protest over threat to diesel drivers
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    PRA adds to protest over threat to diesel drivers

    2017-11-15T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has added its voice to protests after reports that the government is planning further tax penalties for diesel drivers. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said: “The Petrol Retailers Association strongly agrees with the UK’s leading motoring and freight organisations, that the Chancellor’s first aim should be to support ...