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‘Market has moved on’: Sales of used diesel cars down amid huge switch to EVs

“Fuelled by greater choice, better range, and more awareness, electric vehicles are now very much in the public consciousness. “And with no end in sight of the rocketing fuel prices, for those that can afford the “green premium”, making the switch has never been more appealing, especially as we calculate the average EV driver can […]

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Petrol and diesel cars targeted in Europe as Britons warned of Low Emission Zone charges

Germany There is a national framework of low emission zones affecting all vehicles (except motorcycles), which operate 24 hours a day across Germany. Cities include Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne, Hannover, Hamburg, Bremen and Leipzig, along with some cities which have a zonal driving ban requiring a minimum standard of diesel Euro 6 to enter. A […]

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Experts warn switch from petrol and diesel to EVs could see the loss of 22,000 UK jobs

But many of the engines in British-made vehicles are made in UK factories such as Bentley’s plant in Crewe. Ford employs 1,830 people at its Dagenham plant making diesel engines used in its Puma, Focus, Kuga, Transit Courier, Transit Connect and Galaxy models. The SMMT said the auto industry and its supply chain must “make […]

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High petrol and diesel prices are making the UK’s roads safer as drivers change habits

“Driving slower and more economically will no doubt help keep the pain at the pumps down, but another positive impact of this is, of course, road safety. “We would urge those who have adopted slower and smoother driving habits to maintain these habits, regardless of fuel prices. “This way, motorists will not only save money […]

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European Union agrees to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2035

On June 8, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035. This was seen as a major win for environmentalists, with one calling it a “real success for industry and climate”. Of a total of 612 votes, 339 were in favour of the proposals, while […]

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Charging EVs can be more expensive in some places than filling cars with petrol or diesel

It has been recently revealed that motorway services have considerably increased EV charging costs. This means, that if drivers charge up in certain places it can cost them 8p per mile more than filling up with petrol or diesel. The Daily Mirror carried out a test in which they plugged two electric cars into rapid […]

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Driving petrol and diesel cars will be ‘unimaginably difficult & expensive’ after 2030 ban

The UK Government outlined plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030 as part of major changes to reach the net zero goal in 2050. As a result, billions of pounds worth of investment has been made into electric infrastructure including charging stations and grants. With electric car sales rising […]

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Drivers to ditch diesel cars amid the rising fuel prices – ‘Electric cars are the future’

The expert also stressed the importance of moving to electrically-powered vehicles. Mr Jones said: “Electric cars are not only becoming more affordable, but also more capable of catering to people’s lifestyle requirements (with significantly better ranges than just a few years ago) and so encouraging people to make the switch.” He added that “the future […]

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Diesel theft lands Florida men in jail

A suspected theft turned out to be a bit more elaborate of a scheme after the Florida Highway Patrol conducted a traffic stop at the Pilot Travel Center in Fort Myers, Fla. Authorities suspected Juan Alfredo Escalona Hidalgo, the driver of the 2016 Freightliner and Raul Torralba, the passenger, had stolen diesel as well as […]

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Petrol and diesel car ban in 2030 is ‘pathetic and laughable’- ‘We’re in a climate crisis’

Last week, the European Parliament voted to support an effective ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035. Around 15 percent of the EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions comes from road transport. People will still be able to drive petrol and diesel cars and re-register the existing ones past this date.  EU […]