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2040 petrol and diesel 'ban': Leeds plans emissions fee of £50 a day

19 Jun, 2018

HGVs, buses and coaches, as well as taxis and private hire cars, could be charged up to £50 a day to enter Leeds' new Clean Air Zone

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Elon Musk says Tesla is a victim of “extensive” sabotage

19 Jun, 2018

Leaked email accuses Tesla worker of exporting "highly sensitive Tesla data”, as Musk suggests wider conspiracy

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VW emissions scandal: Audi appoints new temporary boss

19 Jun, 2018

Abraham Schot becomes new Audi chairman on temporary basis following Rupert Stadler's arrest over emissions scandal fears

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Mercedes asked to issue UK recall over emissions "defeat devices"

13 Jun, 2018

Mercedes already forced to recall 238,000 diesel cars in Germany, and up to 774,000 cars could be affected across Europe

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Brexit to make UK a “second-hand dealer” in car safety

12 Jun, 2018

Head of Global NCAP says leaving EU will turn Britain into a rule taker, not a rule maker, for car safety regulation

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London ULEZ to cover most of capital from October 2021

8 Jun, 2018

Cars not meeting emissions standards to pay £12.50 a day to drive past North and South circular roads into London ULEZ

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Robot traffic cones could shrink size of roadworks

7 Jun, 2018

Prototype 'robo-cones' move out from the side of the road at the touch of a button, closing off lanes only when needed

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Carmakers to face emissions cheating fines of £50,000 per car

7 Jun, 2018

Government sets out new laws that will see hefty fine applied for defeat devices found in emissions cheating cars

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New “impossible to cheat” emissions rating system launches

6 Jun, 2018

TRUE initiative system measures NOx emissions in real-world driving with light beam; auto industry hits out at "misleading" study

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Tesla to build Golf rival within five years

6 Jun, 2018

Elon Musk tells shareholder meeting Tesla will build “compact car” in less than five years

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EU warnings put post-Brexit UK car manufacturing at risk

6 Jun, 2018

Dutch Government cautions businesses that using parts made in UK will impact tax obligations

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Apple CarPlay to offer Google Maps and Waze

5 Jun, 2018

Apple CarPlay connectivity system to add third-party mapping with the launch of iOS 12 later this year

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UK petrol and diesel prices: cost of fuel increases by record levels

5 Jun, 2018

Price of a litre of petrol increased by more in May than at any point since the turn of the millennium

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New car sales rise again in May

5 Jun, 2018

Official figures show second consecutive month of growth for UK car sales, with "encouraging" 3.4 per cent market increase

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New UK driving test: learner drivers now allowed on motorways

4 Jun, 2018

Rule change means learners can now take to motorways – as long as they’re in a dual-control car with an approved instructor

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Bugatti Chiron LEGO kit launches with 3,599 parts

1 Jun, 2018

Model supercar features an active rear wing, speed key and moving pistons in its W16 engine

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UK car manufacturing bounces back with 5.2% growth in April

31 May, 2018

Last month’s production figures show sharp turnaround in UK car manufacturing compared to March

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'Smart' pavements could aid autonomous cars

29 May, 2018

FlexKerb system uses LEDs to change roadsides from pedestrian space, to loading bays and lanes for autonomous cars

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Car insurance shake up: new rules proposed to protect drivers

29 May, 2018

EU Directive proposes universal insurance history system across continent, plus increased powers to combat uninsured drivers

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EU Commissioner says diesel cars “are finished”

29 May, 2018

Brussels official calls diesels “technology of the past”, and predicts they will “completely disappear” from European roads

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