Diesel

Diesel is a type of fuel used to power cars, trucks and other vehicles. It has several advantages and disadvantages compared to other types of fuel.

Ford announces scrappage scheme

Ford is the latest manufacturer to offer a scrappage scheme in the UK, with £2,000 available to owners of any pre-Euro 5 car on selected new models.

BMW and MINI announce part-exchange allowance for older diesels

The BMW Group has announced a new £2,000 part-exchange allowance for customers trading in an older diesel car on a new low emissions BMW or MINI model.

New car sales continue falling in July

UK new car registrations fell by more than 9% in July, with demand down across all buying sectors. Once again, it was a disastrous month for diesel sales.

Electric message easier than diesel – Volvo

UK motorists are finding it easier to understand the benefits of electric cars than they are modern, clean diesel engines, according to Volvo UK’s managing director.

Mercedes and Audi announce massive diesel car recalls

Mercedes-Benz and Audi have announced recalls for nearly four million diesel cars across Europe in a bid to avoid fines and vehicle bans in European cities.

More petrol engines for Skoda and Volkswagen

Skoda and Volkswagen have become the latest manufacturers to expand the range of petrol engines offered with their existing vehicles.

Petrol stations to adopt Uber-style surge pricing?

UK petrol stations will introduce demand-based surge pricing within months, similar to the model used by taxi company Uber, according to media reports.

Diesel sales slump dramatically in May

There has been a significant fall in the registrations of new diesel cars during May, down 20% on last year. Is this the beginning of the end for diesel?

Volvo to call time on diesel?

Volvo could be set to end development of diesel engine technology for its cars, according to comments made by CEO Hakan Samuelsson.

Volkswagen ‘making progress’ on dieselgate fix

Volkswagen has used the unveiling of the revised Golf to update progress on its efforts to recover from the ‘Dieselgate’ emissions-cheating crisis.

Has the High Court killed diesel cars in the UK?

This week's high court ruling that the government's air pollution policies are inadequate could have major ramifications for the UK automotive landscape.

Record September for new car registrations

Nearly 470,000 new cars were registered last month, giving the UK its best September on record, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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