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  • PM hints at relief for diesel owners

    PM hints at relief for diesel owners


    Prime minister Theresa May has hinted that concessions may be made for diesel car owners after London Mayor Sadiq Khan confirmed proposals for new emission charges and reports that the government will introduce similar schemes in other cities. She said: “Decisions will be taken when we produce that [air quality] ...

  • Tesco cuts 2ppl from petrol and diesel prices

    Tesco cuts 2ppl from petrol and diesel prices


    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. If the usual pattern is followed Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s will announce similar fuel price cuts within ...

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    UKIP attacks the demonisation of diesel drivers


    UKIP’s transport spokeswoman Jill Seymour has accused the Government of refusing to act against the growing demonisation of diesel drivers. She was speaking after she received an official response to a petition she launched calling on parliament to prevent local authorities from being able to impose extra charges on diesel ...

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    Diesel car sales declining


    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). It said 83,115 vehicles were registered in what is traditionally one of the quietest months of the ...

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    Dumping diesel could harm fight against CO2


    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. This was the warning from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) after the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) published its latest report on ...

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    Think hard about diesel warns transport secretary


    The transport secretary has warned that drivers considering buying diesel cars should take a “long, hard think”. Chris Grayling made the remarks to the Daily Mail, which said the government was considering a scrappage scheme for older diesel cars. He told the Mail: “People should take a long, ...

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    Doctors call for action to phase out diesel vehicles


    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. Doctors Against Diesel ...

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    London Mayor produces diesel scrappage plan


    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. The Mayor has said tackling air pollution in the capital is a priority, and wants to take the most polluting vehicles off the roads. He ...

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    Diesel sales dip despite new car market high


    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). It reported that 174,564 vehicles left showrooms last month – a 2.9% year-on-year uplift and the highest level since ...

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    Westminster ups parking charge for diesel cars


    Westminster City Council has received strong criticism after announcing it will run a trial of emissions-based charging for diesel cars parking within Marylebone. As part of its drive to improve air quality, a pilot programme will be introduced by the council from 3 April. The charge for pay-to-park bays during ...

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    Battery vehicles are in, while diesel is out


    UK automotive executives expect that battery electric vehicles will dominate the marketplace by 2025 and predict diesel technology will be phased out, according to KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey 2017. The report revealed that 62% of UK automotive executives view diesel technology as a ’thing of the past’, expecting the ...

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    Auto bosses predict demise of diesel


    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. The report findings revealed that 62% of UK automotive executives view diesel technology as a thing of the past, expecting ...

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    Diesel sales to plummet forecasts UBS


    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. It forecasts that diesel faces a “perfect storm” of competition from cheaper electric cars and a tougher regulatory approach to emissions following the ...

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    Two arrested over 11,000 litre diesel thefts


    Staffordshire Police have arrested two men in Burton on suspicion of stealing more than 11,500 litres of diesel. The police force reported that the arrests were the result of an intelligence-led operation concerning thefts of diesel from sites in the town. On 24 October, 2,064 litres of diesel ...

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    Illicit diesel claims 8% of NI market


    The illicit market in diesel has continued a decade-long decline in size, and is so small in Great Britain it is difficult to quantify, but it still accounts for 8% of the Northern Irish market with a loss to the Exchequer of £50m. These are the findings of the latest ...

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    New diesel engines still exceeding emission limits


    Many new diesel cars are still exceeding emission limits despite having passed official tests, according to independent tests. The EQUA Air Quality Index has been developed by Emissions Analytics, and aims to measure emissions in real-life on-the-road driving rather than the laboratory-based test used for the Euro-6 standards. The company ...

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    Estercheck offers bio-diesel analysis


    With use of bio-diesel increasing, Stanhope-Seta is offering a handheld device for checking the percentage of bio-diesel in fuel. Bio-diesel is a diesel fuel that contains blends of FAME (fatty-acid methyl ester) made from animal fats and vegetable oils. It combusts with lower concentrations of toxic emissions than conventional diesel ...

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    Diesel pollution affected by temperature


    Pollution from many popular diesel cars is much worse when the outside temperature is cooler than 18C, new research suggests. Experts have suggested the reason is that many engine management systems switch off or reduce pollution controls in lower temperatures. Very hot and cold weather can damage engine components, and ...

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    Diesel usage in London reaches all-time high


    Efforts to deter the use of diesel cars in London appear to have failed, with their share of the market reaching a record high in 2015, according to Leonie Cooper, Labour’s London assembly environment spokesperson, who obtained the figures from the Department for Transport. With diesel vehicles being blamed ...

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    Germany “needs” to phase out new petrol and diesel cars by 2030


    Sales of new petrol and diesel cars in Germany will have to be phased out by 2030, in order for it to meet pollution targets, a minister has warned. Deputy economy minister Rainer Baake said all new cars registered in Germany will have to be emissions free by 2030 ...