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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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Petrol price wars consigned to history as supermarkets say customer defection less likely

Former Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King said changing consumer attitudes partly spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic had left customers less likely to shop around for deals. He said the dip in competition had disincentivised supermarkets from offering lower prices on fuel in particular, as loyal customers were more likely to fill up at their usual […]

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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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UK

Petrol prices MAPPED: Where in the UK you’ll get the most bang for your buck

Petrol hit a new high of 191.05p a litre on Sunday, further fueling the spiralling cost of living crisis leaving millions of Britons worse off each month. Meanwhile, diesel has hit new highs of 199.09p, meaning a 55-litre family car would cost an eye-watering £109.42 to fill up. This marks the biggest jump in fuel […]

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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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Finance

The indefatigable rise of petrol prices

This article is an on-site version of our Energy Source newsletter. Sign up here to get the newsletter sent straight to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday Two things to start: Gideon Rachman has an interesting column on how the backlash against Russia’s war in Ukraine is likely to bolster the US’s role in the world […]

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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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Vital fuel-saving tips from motoring experts as half of all UK drivers cut down on petrol

Shop around: As you drive, note which filling stations are the cheapest and stop there when you’re passing. Tyre pressure: If your tyres are under-or over-inflated, your fuel won’t be taking you as far as it should. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations and make sure they’re pumped up to the right pressure, according to your vehicle’s […]

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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 […]