New UK real-world diesel test to cut NOx emissions by 66%

A new real-world test for diesel vehicles will begin later this week to more accurately measure emissions of vehicles sold in Britain. Starting from 1 September, tested cars will be driven on urban and rural roads as well as motorways, with measuring equipment placed on their exhaust system. The evaluation, which replaces current lab-based tests,

Van and taxi drivers offered pathway to electric vehicle transition

Drivers of old and polluting vans and taxis have been offered fast-track options and incentives to purchase electric vehicles (EVs), with revamps to licensing and a new £42m taxi fund set to increase compliance with the diesel vehicle phase-out. Following on from Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s launch of the Air Quality Plan last week, which

Petrol-diesel car ban: Government plan dismissed as ‘smokescreen’ after key air pollution policies dumped

The Government’s plan to ban new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040 has been dismissed as a “smokescreen”, with ministers accused of condemning people to living with killer air for years to come. Green groups and opposition politicians united in criticism after it emerged that key policies to cut the estimated 40,000 premature deaths from toxic

Combustion engines: high emissions from short commutes a huge challenge

Drivers in the U.S. have longer commutes than those in Europe and Asia, on average. In the U.K., short commutes in vehicles with combustion engines—whether gasoline or diesel—pose particularly tough emission problems. That’s because the exhaust aftertreatment systems have to warm up fully before they cut emissions to the levels required under EU regulations. The