Manufacturer 25 May
Volkswagen settles UK dieselgate litigation with £193m settlement
Volkswagen Group has settled a UK dieselgate litigation comprised of over 70,000 claimants with the payment of a £193 million out of court settlement.
Retailing 27 Jun
Government policies require dealers to re-engineer their DNA
Changes to government policy, designed to cut emissions, congestion and illness, will almost certainly affect car dealers
Latest News 6 Sep
Fleets pledge £40m EV investment through DfT’s Clean Van Commitment
The Department for Transpport (DfT) has announced that 16 fleet operators have pledged to invest a total of £40m to drive the adoption of EVs after signing-up to its Clean Van Commitment.
Market Insight 9 Jul
Government targets ULEV and EV car sales surge with Road to Zero vehicle emission strategy
Government has wants 70% of new cars sold annually to fall into the Ultra Low Emissions (ULEV) category by 2030 as part of its Road to Zero strategy.
Manufacturer 26 Mar
High Court hearing to set timescale for UK Volkswagen owners’ dieselgate class action
The High Court will hear an application for a Group Litigation Order as part of three-days of proceedings to decide the deadline for dieselgate emissions claims against Volkswagen in England and Wales.
Market Insight 23 Mar
Local authorities must prove 'clear value' of car scrappage schemes to clean air plan, says Government
Government remains cool on the prospect of targeted regional car scrappage schemes as part of local authority’s various bids to combat the UK’s worst emissions hotspots.
Market Insight 21 Mar
Derby City Council outlines plans for Government-backed vehicle scrappage scheme
Franchised car dealers in Derby could be set to share a slice of “a targeted local scrappage scheme” if the local authority’s plans for a Government-backed programme to improve air quality get the green light.
Market Insight 15 Mar
MPs call on car manufacturers to fund emissions 'clean-up' following cross-party inquiry
A cross-party group of MPs has called for car manufacturers to fund a new Clean Air Act which would “enshrine the right to clean air in UK law”.
Manufacturer 30 Jan
Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW face backlash over diesel fumes animal testing
Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW face a new diesel emissions-related backlash following claims that monkeys were exposed to diesel fumes as part of scientific test carried out on the German premium brands' behalf.
Manufacturer 20 Dec
Volkswagen extends diesel scrappage scheme
Volkswagen will continue to encourage people to swap their older diesel cars for new low-emission vehicles with the extension of its scrappage scheme to April 2, 2018.
Market Insight 28 Nov
'Restore faith in diesel and petrol cars' urges Colliers International rallying cry
A rallying cry urging retailers to reinstate motorists’ confidence in petrol and diesel cars following the Autumn Budget 2017 has been issued by Automotive real estate specialists Colliers International.
Market Insight 21 Nov
67% of motorists say 2040 ban will not affect their car choice 'for years'
The government's 2040 ban on the sale of conventional petrol and diesel cars will not affect motorists car buying choices "for years", according 67% of respondents to the AA-Populus survey.
Market Insight 16 Nov
Move away from diesel to spark 'boomerang effect' on CO2 emissions
Stringent emissions testing could be a catalyst for a golden age of innovation in engine and battery design but banning diesel is set to have a “boomerang effect” on CO2 rates, Jato Dynamics has warned.
Car Dealer News 14 Sep
NFDA diesel leaflet to dispel myths and ‘educate the public’
The NFDA has produced a leaflet to assist its car dealer members in their efforts to 'educate the public' on emissions.
Manufacturer 8 Sep
PSA Group shares price drops amid emissions probe allegations
PSA Group’s share prices fell after French newspaper Le Monde reported allegations that the manufacturer had used an emissions “defeat device” on two million vehicles sold between 2013 and 2015.
Market Insight 4 Aug
Diesel offers lure savvy motorists despite 'scare stories'
Carwow has revealed that sales of diesel vehicles via its online platform rose in July as manufacturer offers enticed savvy car shoppers despite negative press and a fall in enquiries overall.
Market Insight 21 Jul
German manufacturers launch diesel defence plan
Mercedes-Benz’s decision to complete upgrades to hundreds of thousands of UK-owned diesel vehicles could prompt a push to prevent the “death of diesel”, it has been claimed.
Car Dealer News 17 May
Liberal Democrats plan to ban diesel car sales by 2025
The Liberal Democrats have outlined plans to ban the sale of diesel-powered cars and small vans by 2025 within the party’s general election manifesto, published today.
Market Insight 5 May
Diesel scrappage scheme could convert 15,000 to EVs
The Government has been accused of “passing the buck” to local authorities following the publication of plans to reduce nitrogen dioxide emissions across the UK.
Market Insight 28 Apr
High Court rules election must not delay scrappage plans
The High Court has ruled that legislation which restricts government business in the run-up to an election must not inhibit the publication of new clean air plans expected to include a diesel-based vehicle scrappage scheme.