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Driverless cars to be on UK roads by 2021 says Hammond 0

Driverless cars could be on UK roads as early as 2021 if government plans to invest in the sector come to fruition. Chancellor Philip Hammond said in an interview with the BBC that the aim was to have “fully driverless cars” without the need for a safety operator in use by 2021. “Some would say(…)

New ‘wireless’ charging development could see electric car sales overtake petrol and diesel 0

Two of the most obvious drawbacks with electric vehicles (at least in their current state) is the limited range the battery allows, and the length of time it takes to charge them. With the Government’s newly drafted legislation, which will see the sale of conventional petrol and diesel vehicles banned from 2040, electric cars are(…)

New vehicles will face tougher emissions tests to prevent manufacturers ‘cheating’ 0

New legislation has come into force that will see new cars face tougher emissions tests. The tests will see new vehicles put through both open road testing with monitoring equipment attached to the exhaust pipe and a more robust set of laboratory tests. The new testing programme is part of a revised set of European(…)

Used car market has declined by 5.1% in 2017 0

The used car market has declined by 5.1% throughout 2017 so far; the fall coming in the wake of record-breaking figures in 2016. The second quarter of the year saw used car sales drop by 13.5% compared with the same period in 2016 – 300,000 fewer transactions. Diesel car sales declined by just 0.1% in(…)

Are we going back to the future? 0

Electric cars, what do they mean to you? When I think ‘electric cars’ – I see Marty and Doc hovering above the clock tower in a Delorean; UFOs landing on the M25; tumbleweed floating through an old Shell petrol station…   While these visions of a post-apocalyptic future (plus Michael J. Fox) spring to mind(…)

The top ten hybrids to buy in 2017 – #9 Toyota Prius 0

With the news that the UK government are to ban all petrol and diesel sales from 2040, we thought we’d have a look at the best hybrid and electric cars on the market at the moment. Okay, this lot might be looking a bit long in the tooth twenty-three years from now but it’s good(…)

Banning ALL cars only answer to air pollution, claims expert 0

One of the leading advisors to the government has claimed the only way to effectively beat the UK’s air pollution problem is to ban ALL cars. Ministers recently announced that the sale of all petrol and diesel vehicles would become illegal from 2040, a move that caused uproar amongst environmentalist groups who believe that the(…)

Speed bumps to be removed from UK roads 0

Motorists rejoice! Speed bumps could potentially be scrapped from UK roads as the government attempts to find ways of curbing pollution levels. The move is being considered after research revealed that the hated humps have a negative effect on the environment – not to mention stress levels – because they result in greater levels of(…)

REVEALED: As government plans to axe diesel, motorists look towards electric 0

Once upon a time you either bought petrol or diesel – now there’s also hybrid and electric to choose from with diesel being shown the back door. While the more traditional has been tarnished a culprit in today’s pollution problem, today the government announced it is planning to completely axe the diesel car by 2040(…)

Should the government introduce a diesel scrappage scheme? 0

In the wake of the highly-publicised Volkswagen emissions scandal, MPs say the UK government should introduce a diesel scrappage scheme to help tackle the NOx (NO2) pollution problem. The Environmental Audit Committee has devised the plan, hoping it will be brought up at Wednesday’s Autumn Statement. A scrappage scheme similar to the proposed one has worked(…)