All Diesel articles – Page 7

  • 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 ...

  • Diesel car sales set for new hit from Chancellor
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    Diesel car sales set for new hit from Chancellor

    2017-11-10T00:00:00Z

    Plummeting sales of diesel cars are likely to be hit even more by the introduction of extra taxes in the Budget later this month, according to the Financial Times. The paper reports that Government aids have said the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, believes a levy on new ...

  • New car sales plummet as diesel takes biggest hit yet
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    New car sales plummet as diesel takes biggest hit yet

    2017-11-08T00:00:00Z

    Plunging diesel sales pushed the UK new car market to a decline for a seventh consecutive month in October, with 158,192 new units registered, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Overall demand fell by 12.2% in the month, with diesel sales taking ...

  • Sales of new diesel cars decline for sixth month
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    Sales of new diesel cars decline for sixth month

    2017-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Plummeting sales of new diesel cars helped push the UK new car market to its sixth consecutive monthly decline in September, down 9.3% to 426,170 new units registered, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Diesel car sales were down 21.7%, while petrol ...

  • PRA warns diesel/petrol price split could grow
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    PRA warns diesel/petrol price split could grow

    2017-09-29T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has warned that the price differential between diesel and petrol is set to increase and urged the chancellor not to penalise diesel drivers with higher duty levels in November’s Budget. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said: “The PRA warns that the outlook for UK pump prices remains uncertain ...

  • Plummeting diesel sales depress UK new car market
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    Plummeting diesel sales depress UK new car market

    2017-09-06T00:00:00Z

    Plummeting diesel sales pushed the UK new car market to its fifth consecutive month of decline in August, as the fall-out of the emissions scandal continued to dog sales. According to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), registrations fell -6.4% to 76,433, after a ...

  • Scotland aims to phase out petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2032
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    Scotland aims to phase out petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2032

    2017-09-06T00:00:00Z

    Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has said action will be taken to phase out the need for petrol and diesel cars and vans in Scotland by 2032. Outlining the Scottish government’s priorities she said her government would promote the use of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs), adding: “Our aim is ...

  • Unleaded petrol prices to surge above diesel
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    Unleaded petrol prices to surge above diesel

    2017-09-01T00:00:00Z

    The PRA is warning unleaded petrol prices could be hiked as a result of the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the Texan coast around Houston, with the RAC predicting they could move well above diesel prices. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said: “The wholesale price of petrol has increased by ...