Royal Mail to kickstart electric van trials in London
The UK's largest delivery company Royal Mail, will trial nine large commercial electric vehicles (EVs) to deliver mail across London and the South East, with charging stations also installed by the firm at its London-based mail centre.
Commission eyes fuel efficiency rules for trucks as road transport looks set to grow
Europe lags behind the major world economies in regulating fuel efficiency standards for the fast-growing truck transport sector and the Commission is moving to address the issue with legislative proposals, a panel on the Future of Road Freight Transport was told on Monday (3 July).
London EV drivers rewarded with car parking discount
Plug-in vehicle drivers in the capital are set to be rewarded by a new parking tariff scheme at a central London car park which discounts parking for low-emission cars.
38,000 people a year die early because of diesel emissions testing failures
The global human health impact of the diesel emissions scandal has been revealed by new research showing a minimum of 38,000 people a year die early due to the failure of diesel vehicles to meet official limits in real driving conditions.
Ford extends ride-sharing scheme as part of 'City of Tomorrow' vision
Motor giant Ford has outlined its vision for the 'City of Tomorrow', which utilises technologies such as drones and the Internet of Things (IoT) to enhance urban driving to lower air pollution, with the firm also extending its Chariot ride-sharing services to eight cities.
Europe vehicle industry meeting emissions targets, report claims
Virtually all of the largest car and van manufacturers met European Union (EU) company-specific emissions targets in 2015, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has claimed.
Sadiq Khan: VW must fully compensate Londoners for dieselgate
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has urged the Volkswagen Group (VW) to improve its "utter lack of action" and fully compensate Londoners that remain affected by last year's 'dieselgate' emissions scandal, on the same day that the UK Government has been ordered to produce a new UK air quality plan by July 2017.
Motorists on-board with stricter action against vehicle emissions
Motorists across the UK are showing a rising concern for poor air quality levels and are calling for stronger action to be taken to reduce vehicle pollution in those worst affected areas, a new survey conducted by the RAC has found.
Report: Air pollution could be resulting in more UK road accidents
A new correlation between air pollution and traffic accidents has heightened the need to improve air quality, an action that could be accelerated through the use of infrared technology acting as a visual demonstration of vehicle emissions.
Millennials are on-board with the EV transition, survey finds
The majority (53%) of millennials would consider buying an electric vehicle (EV) within the next 10 years, or already own one, whilst three-quarters see switching to an eco-friendly car as the single best action to drive a more sustainable future.
One year on from Dieselgate: Has anything changed?
On the one-year anniversary of Volkswagen's corporate abasement (VW) for cheating emissions tests, a damning report has revealed that the German carmaker is in fact selling the least-polluting diesel models among all major manufacturers.
ClientEarth: UK Government should come clean on dirty air
Environmental law firm ClientEarth has challenged UK government air pollution projections in light of new research that finds diesel cars are releasing six times more dangerous pollutants on the road than in factory testing.
Harley-Davidson fined $15m for polluting 'super tuners'
American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson has reached a settlement with US authorities to pay $15m (£11m) and stop selling an aftermarket tuning product that exceeds national pollution limits.
Nissan denies accusations of vehicle emissions fraud
Japanese carmaker Nissan has denied accusations that it has cheated emissions tests, following claims from South Korea's Environment Ministry that more than 800 UK-built Qashqai models were set to be recalled.
Electric cars to become 'hallmark' of VW's portfolio
Automotive giant Volkswagen (VW) has unveiled new transformative outlines for its future projections, which will see the company make electric vehicles (EVs) its new "hallmark", in an attempt to rectify the recent emissions-rigging scandal.
Britain's diesel car emissions 'five times over EU limits', Government tests reveal
Recent claims by the UK Government that it is "leading the push" for greater emissions testing in diesel cars have been branded as "misleading", after a Department for Transport (DfT) investigation revealed that some vehicles are still producing up to 12 times the EU maximum limit for road-tested emissions.
Mitsubishi expresses 'deep apologies' after falsifying fuel economy tests
Mitsubishi Motor Corporation has become the latest carmaker to become embroiled in a testing scandal, after the company admitted to manipulating data to make 625,000 vehicles appear more fuel-efficient.
FedEx plans to deliver 'future of aviation' with biofuels drive
The world's largest express transportation company is pioneering the use of sustainable aviation fuels through a new partnership which will see millions of gallons of biofuel produced from waste wood biomass.
How Formula One technology could drive vehicle emissions reductions
The UK Government has announced new funding of £38m to support emissions reduction schemes across the automotive industry, including an innovative project which harnesses Formula One (F1) technology to make family cars lighter and plug-in vehicles go further.
European lawmakers back limited reduction in car emissions
European lawmakers on Wednesday (3 February) backed a compromise deal to reduce car emissions that will still allow vehicles to exceed official pollution limits, defying calls for more radical reform following Volkswagen's emissions-test cheating scandal.
'No emissions fraud' in Renault engines as stocks plummet
French ministers have reassured Renault owners and investors that no performance-modifying software was detected in engines of Renault vehicles following reports that fraud investigators had inspected three of the carmaker's sites.
Ford accelerates EV transition with $4.5bn investment
Ford is ploughing $4.5bn into electric vehicle (EV) solutions and extensions through to 2020, in an enhanced investment programme that will see 13 new EV models added to the US carmaker's portfolio.
UK, France and Germany lobbied for flawed car emissions tests, documents reveal
The UK, France and Germany have been accused of hypocrisy for lobbying behind the scenes to keep outmoded car tests for carbon emissions, but later publicly calling for a European investigation into Volkswagen's rigging of car air pollution tests.
VW chief resigns over emissions scandal
Volkswagen (VW) chief executive Martin Winterkorn has resigned after a hailstorm of criticism over the carmaker's emissions-rigging scandal.
Premier League sustainability: Creating the world's greenest football club
The Premier League season got underway this weekend with a winning start for Manchester United and dropped points for Arsenal and Chelsea.
EV industry must spread air quality message, says Transport Minister
New Transport Minister Andrew Jones has called on the low-carbon vehicle industry to make the public more aware of the local air quality benefits of buying electric cars.
Electric car sales accelerate by 366%
A record 9,000 new ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) were registered in the UK in the first quarter of 2015.
Sustainable cars: Looking beyond the tailpipe...
Following a plethora of ultra-low emission vehicle announcements from governments and industry, electric cars are beginning to be adopted by the public and will one day become commonplace. But, as Lucinda Dann investigates, a car's green credentials don't just lie in its exhaust emissions.
More major carmakers join Government push for ULEVs
Audi, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen have joined the UK Government's Go Ultra Low campaign which aims to increase the take-up of 'plug-in' cars and vans.