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Ford Fiesta is the highest selling model of new car
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Sales of new cars down for fifth month in January

Sales of new cars in the UK continued their downward trend in January, with falls in diesel car sales continuing to outweigh higher sales of petrol cars and alternatively fuelled vehicles.

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Used diesel car sales holding up well at auctions

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).

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Parliamentary committee chair slams Government's EV strategy

The Government’s strategy on encouraging the use of electric vehicles (EVs) has been attacked by the chair of an influential Parliamentary committee.

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Petrol sales pull out of slump with four-year high

Petrol sales in November were the highest for a single month in more than four years, but overall sales for the year are down, according to the latest figures released by HM Revenue & Customs.

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

The Government has dismissed calls by MPs to bring forward the date when sales of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned.

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Alternatively fuelled cars are set to overtake their rivals
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Global sales of petrol and diesel cars have peaked say experts

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.

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Ford Fiesta was the top selling new car in 2018
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Plunging diesel sales depress new car sales for 2018

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).

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Supermarkets announce round of fuel price cuts

Asda sparked a round of price cuts on fuel on Monday January 7 when it announced it would cut up to 1ppl off unleaded petrol and 2ppl off diesel from the following day.

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RAC predicts further falls after petrol drops 5ppl in November

Despite the average price of petrol falling by more than 5ppl in November, the biggest monthly drop since January 2015, the RAC claims prices should fall by at least as much again.

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Supermarkets slash 3ppl from petrol and diesel prices

The major supermarket groups have all announced 3ppl cuts in the prices of unleaded petrol and diesel.

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

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.

PRA chairman Brian Madderson
PRA chairman Brian Madderson
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PRA chairman explains reason for petrol/diesel price disparity

A combination of factors have led to the growing disparity between petrol and diesel prices, according to the PRA chairman Brian Madderson.

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RAC accuses supermarket of rocket and feather pricing

Supermarkets have been accused of rocket and feather pricing by the RAC in its latest monthly review of prices at the pumps.

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Porsche drops diesel and invests in developing electric technology

Porsche has abandoned production of diesel engines and will increase its focus on hybrid and electric vehicle.

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Tesco customers' cars break down after water contaminates diesel

Dozens of Tesco customers were left stranded after water contaminated diesel tanks in two separate incidents.

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Ford Fiesta is the most numerous car on UK roads
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Sales of petrol cars back up to pre-recession levels

The number of new petrol cars being registered in the UK has climbed back to levels not seen since before the 2008/09 recession, as diesel sales have plummeted.

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Pump prices at their highest levels for four years

Both petrol and diesel prices increased in August, meaning that prices have gone up for eight of the past 12 months and making both fuels 13ppl more expensive than this time last year, according to RAC Fuel Watch.

Big support for diesel car ban, says new study

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 within built-up areas and city centres.

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Local authorities opting for fossil fuels while penalising motorists

Campaigners for E10 petrol have published a report showing that local authorities nationwide are continuing to opt for diesel and petrol vehicles, even though some are penalising private motorists for making the same choices.

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Ford Fiesta is still the highest selling model
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New car sales increase despite another plunge by diesel

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.

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David Charman: chairman CWA

Our industry has once again moved into a whole new era, with Tesco taking ownership of Booker and its forecourt brands and the demonisation of diesel as a road fuel.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 11 February 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands128.65131.85119.33
North East127.7068.90130.13117.97
North West128.32130.18118.59
Northern Ireland127.09126.23118.23
South East129.5158.90131.97120.32
South West129.0567.90129.30119.93
West Midlands128.4366.90133.17119.18
Yorkshire & Humber128.09132.66118.58

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