Diesel under pressure as buyers’ preferences change

Demand for diesel cars fell by more than 21% in August while registrations of conventional petrol vehicles grew by almost 4%, according to the latest figures. Petrol hybrid and pure electric vehicles (EVs) also increased substantially, up 74.9% and 62.5%,…

New emissions tests come into force

Two new tests for measuring emissions from cars and vans came into force across the European Union at the start of September with the aim to introduce more realistic driving conditions and therefore more accurate results. The previous testing regime,…

Manufacturers announce diesel scrappage schemes

Up to 10 motor manufacturers have launched scrappage schemes for older diesel cars in a bid to remove more polluting vehicles from UK roads. The schemes typically offer significant discounts from the price of new cars if older Euro IV…