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Tag : – Diesel

First Drive: Range Rover Evoque 2.0 SD4

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Land Rover’s first introduction of Ingenium engines brings benefits to the Evoque, finds Jonathan Musk.

Larger fleets more inclined to make switch from diesel

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Fleets are being warned of the need to carry out whole-life cost analysis before switching away from diesel vehicles as latest research finds almost two third … Read More »

New car registrations fall in 2017 as CO2 rises

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The UK new car market fell 5.7% to 2.54 million in 2017 while average new car CO2 figures rose for the first time in two decades as drivers … Read More »

Diesel tax hikes ‘creating CO2 problem’, says PSA Group

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Government tax reform penalising diesel vehicles is hindering the uptake of clean engines, encouraging fleets to pick the wrong fuel and potentially slowing CO2 reductions, according … Read More »

First Drive: Volvo XC40

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Jonathan Musk finds out if Volvo’s new crossover lives up to the hype.

Fuel price warning in run-up to Christmas

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Petrol and diesel prices are likely to rise by as much as 3p a litre in advance of Christmas as a result of the shutdown of … Read More »

CO2 levels rising as fleets migrate to PCH and petrols

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Average CO2 emissions are on the rise from British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) member lease cars as a result of Government’s tax drives on … Read More »

Volkswagen resolute on not offering Dieselgate compensation in Europe

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Volkswagen Group UK managing director Paul Willis has said that it remains the Group position that “there is no basis for compensation” for customers within the … Read More »

Green Tomato Cars to axe diesels by end of 2018

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Eco-focused private hire company Green Tomato Cars has committed to defleeting all diesels and upgrading its vehicles to exclusively zero emissions and hybrid models by the … Read More »

ACFO lambasts Budget ‘attack’ on Company Car Tax

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ACFO has accused the Government of making “a tax grab at the expense of the company car” following the Autumn Budget announcement of an increased diesel … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Beetle R-Line Cabriolet 2.0 TDI DSG

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Changing fashions mean the now-niche Beetle perhaps has more impact than ever, reckons Alex Grant.

Budget 2017: Diesel tax hikes from next April

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Diesel cars will be subject to increases in Vehicle Excise Duty and Company Car Tax from next April, confirmed in the 2017 Budget, as the Government … Read More »

Fleets warned of cost impact after post-Budget shift to petrols

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The chancellor is being warned again of the cost to fleets if he pushes ahead with anti-diesel measures in tomorrow’s Autumn Budget, as concerns mount over … Read More »

Putting up duty will not stop diesel motorists driving any less, says RAC

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A diesel duty hike in the Budget would not encourage the majority of drivers to use their existing diesel vehicle any less.

Date set for next hearing in UK legal action against VW

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The next hearing in the UK legal action against the Volkswagen Group for its use of so-called ‘defeat devices’ will take place on Monday 27 November, … Read More »

Audi develops sustainable diesel from water

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Audi is to start producing ‘virtually CO2-neutral’ e-diesel from early next year, using renewable energy, water and CO2 taken from the atmosphere.

Tax on new diesel cars in Autumn Budget could ‘backfire’

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Implementing surcharges on new diesel cars to drive air quality ambitions could actually backfire, in particular with regards to fleets.

Mazda engines to target sub-EV CO2 emissions

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Mazda is targeting a combustion engine with lower well-to-wheel CO2 emissions than an electric vehicle, as part of a suite of fuel-saving solutions to cater for … Read More »

DS 7 Crossback SUV range, pricing and specification announced

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Following the launch edition ‘La Première’ DS 7 Crossback made available earlier this year, the French luxury car brand has announced a choice of trim, petrol … Read More »

Government urged not to punish diesels in Autumn Budget as registrations tumble

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Diesel registrations plummeted 30% in October, leading to a call for the government to use the forthcoming Autumn Budget “to restore stability to the market”.

Used diesel prices defy negative press, reports Autorola

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Used diesel prices remained static for the second quarter running and look strong going forwards, according to Autorola.

Greenpeace activists cling to diesel agenda with Volkswagen raid

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Campaigners from Greenpeace have stormed a ship importing Volkswagen diesel cars into the UK as they call for the cars to be sent back to Germany.

Appetite for diesel cars still strong among used buyers

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Secondhand buyer interest in diesel remains strong with recent diesel ‘demonisation’ having failed to impact on used prices and motorists not stampeding to sell their diesel … Read More »

The Insider: The fuel picture

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With a diesel tax on the way, improving petrol economy and a switch to electric mobility, The Insider reckons it’s never been trickier to model whole-life … Read More »

FairFuelUK launches crowd funding legal campaign to stop ‘toxic taxes’ on cars

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Campaign group FairFuelUK has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise funds for a two-part legal challenge intended to stop air quality tax hikes on cars … Read More »

Uber to ditch diesels across UK by 2025

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Uber is to levy a clean air surcharge on its fares to help fund a complete switch to hybrid and electric vehicles by its drivers.

Fleets need a balanced view on diesel, petrol and alternative fuels, says Fleet Alliance

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Diesel plays an important role for fleets, but this will diminish over time and careful evaluation must be made by fleets, says Fleet Alliance, which is … Read More »

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

Clarity needed on changing vehicle tax

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The fleet sector has called for clarity on changes to the tax regime as the government looks to fund improvements to air quality through taxation on … Read More »

Daimler to offer NOx-reducing software update for 3m diesels

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Daimler will offer a free software upgrade for around three million diesel vehicles, said to curb harmful nitrogen-oxide (NOx) emissions in real-world use.