All Diesel articles – Page 9

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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 ...

  • Diesel duty hike furore: the facts

    Diesel duty hike furore: the facts


    National press furore this week over proposed hikes in diesel fuel duty appear to have been over-hyped and full of misinformation, following some careless comments by transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin. They stemmed from an article in the Evening Standard, which was then picked up by most national newspapers, and ...

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    VW’s UK boss predicts decline in diesel cars


    Volkswagen’s UK boss is predicting diesel’s share of the UK car market could drop to as low as 30% as sales of petrol and alternative-fuelled cars strengthen. “The percentage of diesel will decline. It’s already happening. The first to be affected will be small cars,” said VW Group UK boss ...

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    Diesel leak after oil pipe drilled


    West Midlands Police are investigating a diesel spillage which they believe was caused when an oil pipe was drilled to access fuel. Diesel was spilled onto Forge Lane near Sandwell Valley Country Park, threatening to contaminate local parkland and leading police to close nearby roads. Forge Lane was ...

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    Diesel cars all exceed emissions limits in tests


    All the diesel vehicles tested by the UK government exceeded emissions limits in real driving conditions, but it found no evidence of car manufacturers, apart from the VW Group, fitting devices to defeat the approved emissions test programme. Today (21 April) the UK government published its research into emissions levels ...

  • Thames Oilport takes first delivery of diesel

    Thames Oilport takes first delivery of diesel


    Thames Oilport has taken receipt of a diesel shipment for the first time since the closure of the Coryton refinery. It is the first in a series of diesel shipments to be stored on site. Coryton had supplied 20% of London and the South East’s fuel but its owner ...

  • Petrol prices forecast to remain low as diesel climbs

    Petrol prices forecast to remain low as diesel climbs


    Increased petrol production should keep pump prices pegged down in March, while the price of diesel is likely to move back above petrol, according to the latest RAC Fuel Watch report. It said the average price of petrol fell slightly in February, marking eight consecutive months of falls. From ...

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    Retail margins being squeezed as price of diesel is pushed down by supermarkets


    Retail margins on petrol have fallen, according to the AA, and prices have continued to fall. In its latest AA Fuel Price Report, it says: "AA research finds that during the periods of early 2014, early 2015 and late 2015, subtracting the cost of wholesale, ethanol and tax from ...