Petrol prices: Diesel and unleaded rise 12p a litre in just five months

Fuel prices accelerated in March for a fifth consecutive month, latest data shows.  The average price of petrol rose 2.7p-a-litre last month, pushing unleaded to an average of 126.28p.  Diesel prices have grown more steadily at 2.4p per litre in March, reaching 129.07p-a-litre on average. Simon Williams, the RAC’s spokesman on all things fuel related, … Read more

‘Green’ number plates ‘can be illegally bought by petrol and diesel owners due to checks loophole’

‘Green’ number plates meant for electric vehicles ‘can be illegally bought by petrol and diesel owners for just £20 due to checks loophole’ Transport Secretary Grant Shapps launched green number plates late last year  The plates, on sale for under £20, give drivers free access to clean air zones But the AA has found major … Read more

General Motors to stop producing gasoline and diesel cars by 2035 and only sell electric vehicles 

General Motors to stop producing gasoline and diesel cars by 2035 and only sell electric vehicles GM is pulling the plug on its diesel and gas vehicle production by 2035 In a Thursday announcement, the firm said it will then only sell electric vehicles Eliminating gas and diesel vehicles is to help it reach carbon … Read more

Cars: Smart electric parking bays could issue £70 fines when petrol or diesel cars stop in them

ICE-spy: ‘Smart’ electric parking bays could detect when petrol or diesel cars stop in them and issue £70 fines By Ian Randall For Mailonline Published: 12:27 GMT, 29 December 2020 | Updated: 12:30 GMT, 29 December 2020 Smart electric vehicle (EV) charging bays could soon be issuing fines of up to £70 to drivers misusing … Read more

Volkswagen loses European Court of Justice case in diesel emissions scandal

Volkswagen loses European Court of Justice case in diesel emissions scandal after arguing ‘defeat devices’ were installed to protect engines European Court of Justice ruled that defeat devices in Dieselgate cars are illegal It denied Volkswagen’s claim that the software was installed to protect engines Decision is expected to have a wider impact for ongoing … Read more

Electric cars are nearly £90 CHEAPER to insure than petrol and diesel cars

Electric cars are nearly £90 cheaper to insure than the average for petrol and diesel vehicles, new research has revealed. The average premium for electric cars over the past year is £629, compared to £718 for petrol and diesel cars, according to data from Compare the Market. This suggests there are significant savings available to … Read more

Vin Diesel takes to Instagram to mark the seventh anniversary of co-star Paul Walker’s passing

Vin Diesel shares a tribute to his Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker on the seven year anniversary of his death: ‘Not a day passes…All love, Always’ By Sam Joseph Semon For Dailymail.com Published: 19:20 GMT, 1 December 2020 | Updated: 19:20 GMT, 1 December 2020 Vin Diesel has posted a heartfelt tribute on Instagram … Read more

Government spends £16m on 93 new polluting DIESEL gritters

With Britons still unsure about whether they’ll be able to travel to spend Christmas with their families and loved ones this year, the Department for Transport has today announced it has spent £16million on 93 new gritters. The vehicles will be provided to Highways England to clear motorways and major trunk roads, despite traffic volumes … Read more

Does a 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars make a real difference?

Sales of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned from 2030. But will this deadline have any impact on the vehicles that were going to be in showrooms in nine years’ time? It has finally been confirmed. After months of speculation, Boris Johnson has laid bare his ambitious plans to steer us all towards … Read more

Drivers slam Boris Johnson’s ‘Stalinist’ order to ban new petrol and diesel cars

Drivers today slammed as ‘Stalinist’ Boris Johnson’s order to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 – as experts warned there is not enough time for the motoring industry to adapt to his green push.  The PM today heralded a ‘green industrial revolution’ as he launched a ten-point, £12billion plan for the environment, saying … Read more