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Demonisation of diesel leads to first rise in CO2 for 14 years

Demonisation of diesel leads to first rise in CO2 for 14 years

Figures obtained from the Department of Transport by selling site Buyacar.co.uk show the average new car sold in 2017 emits more toxic CO2 than new cars sold in 2016, which is the first time in 14 years that an average new car emits more CO2 than older cars. As more...

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Demonisation of diesel leads to first rise in CO2 for 14 years

How to reduce air pollution by two thirds almost overnight

A new study by Kwik Fit has shown that if we want to reduce air pollution by two thirds almost overnight, the aim should be to remove all diesel vehicles from the road that are over ten years in age.  Their study shows that there are 3.5 million diesel cars on the...

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12 days of Christmas offers – Part Two

Christmas is just around the corner. If you haven't already done so, it's definitely time to start finalising those gift decisions before the big day arrives. Women reportedly spend nearly 13.5 hours searching for the perfect present for their other half in the run up...

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12 days of Christmas offers – part one

Around 27% of Brits start their Christmas shopping three months before the big day, while 48% start just one month before. This leaves a lot of shoppers scrabbling to find the perfect present during December. Christmas is a pricey time of year for everyone. The cost...

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Demonisation of diesel leads to first rise in CO2 for 14 years

Could the GDPR mean an end to parking fines?

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018. The legislation gives individuals more control over how their data is used. One potential consequence of this could be an end to the way that private firms issue parking fines....

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Demonisation of diesel leads to first rise in CO2 for 14 years

Higher parking charges become next punishment for diesel drivers

There's even more bad news for diesel drivers this week. Islington Council has announced that, from January, it will be charging those with diesel cars £2.00 extra per hour for parking in one of the borough's 6,500 short stay parking bays. It is encouraging other...

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Demonisation of diesel leads to first rise in CO2 for 14 years

Chancellor to further demonise diesel drivers in Autumn Budget

According to the latest Autumn Budget predictions, Chancellor Philip Hammond looks set to further demonise diesel drivers, with new measures to tax vehicles more heavily. The move will be presented in the 22 November Budget announcement. It is being presented as a...

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Demonisation of diesel leads to first rise in CO2 for 14 years

Can motorway traffic lights ease congestion?

Being stuck in a traffic jam is one of the most frustrating things that a motorist can face, especially on their daily commute. 61% of drivers say that congestion has become worse in the past year. The UK is in desperate need of a solution - but are traffic lights on...

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Demonisation of diesel leads to first rise in CO2 for 14 years

DVLA steps up measures to track car tax dodgers

The DVLA has launched a big campaign to track down and penalise people who are dodging paying car tax (also known as vehicle excise duty - VED). The measure comes after the department admitted that revenue from VED fell by £93 million in the year following the...

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Demonisation of diesel leads to first rise in CO2 for 14 years

Fuel duty freeze expected – but fuel costs to rise anyway

Despite originally planning for a 3 pence per litre increase in fuel prices to come into effect from April 2018, it seems that Chancellor Philip Hammond is now hinting that fuel duty will be frozen in the next Budget. However, planned cuts to oil production by the...

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Demonisation of diesel leads to first rise in CO2 for 14 years

Smart motorway revenue generation revealed

Smart motorways were originally sold to motorists as a more efficient way to use the roads. Their innovative technology and time saving insights were going to free up traffic flow and reduce air pollution. Apparently. However, could it be that they are really just...

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Demonisation of diesel leads to first rise in CO2 for 14 years

Car thefts up by 30% – is your car safe?

Car theft has risen by 30% in recent years, with 85,688 cars reported as stolen in 2016. That compares to just 65,783 in 2013. The figures, gathered by the RAC from 40 police forces using a Freedom of Information request, raise questions around the...

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Demonisation of diesel leads to first rise in CO2 for 14 years

Cars to avoid if you don’t want to be clamped

There are lots of factors to consider when choosing which car to buy – brand, model, which colour you prefer and which colours are available in the spec you want, to name but a few. However, few people consider the likelihood of being clamped when choosing their...

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Demonisation of diesel leads to first rise in CO2 for 14 years

Diesel cars that fail new emissions test can’t be sold in UK

Following the controversy over diesel car emissions, new tests have begun this month to check real-world diesel emissions on the UK's roads.The test results will be used to crack down on polluting vehicles across the country - cars that fail can't be sold in the...

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Demonisation of diesel leads to first rise in CO2 for 14 years

Scrappage scheme roundup: offers for UK drivers

Here at PetrolPrices, we’ve been keeping a close eye on the new scrappage schemes being offered by BMW, Mercedes and Ford. While talk of a government diesel scrappage scheme remains just that, it seems that even more car manufacturers are taking matters into their own...

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Demonisation of diesel leads to first rise in CO2 for 14 years

Beware! Road signs with hidden double meanings!

In order to pass their driving theory tests, motorists are expected to memorise a whole host of road signs and their meanings. Some of these are signs that they will see daily, but others are ones that they may never actually see in real life. The issue is further...

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Demonisation of diesel leads to first rise in CO2 for 14 years

Carmakers jump on the diesel scrappage bandwagon

While the government leaves it up to local authorities to come up with official diesel scrappage schemes, carmakers have realised that something needs to be done now to slow down sliding diesel car sales figures. We’ve already reported on how BMW has stepped up with...

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