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.

Should I buy a diesel-engined car?

With the government and media rounding on diesel, The Car Expert looks at the pros, cons and alternatives to diesel cars.

New diesel car sales hit by Budget

Diesel cars suffered another hammering from the Government in the Autumn Budget, despite industry pleas to arrest negative publicity that has hit sales.

Volkswagen blaming customers for failing to fix Dieselgate cars

The Environmental Audit Committee has demanded that Volkswagen explain why it has not fixed nearly 400,000 emissions-cheating Dieselgate cars.

‘No confidence’ as UK car sales slump again

UK car sales plummeted again in October, as industry figures blamed the slide on collapsing consumer confidence and an over-hyped campaign against diesel.

Car makers struggle to predict diesel future

Car manufacturers have very different views as to which direction the sliding market for diesel-engined cars might go in coming months.

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.

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