Reader Letters: touchscreen distraction, MoT emissions, stop start, no-parking signs and small car syndrome


Richard Porter’s review of the Volvo XC40 refers to the dangers of operating a touchscreen while driving. This is as dangerous as texting...
Guide to the best hybrid cars to buy instead of diesel

The best hybrid cars to buy instead of a diesel


Sales of diesel cars slumped by 17% in Britain, last year, as drivers switched to petrol or hybrid models, or simply postponed buying a new car a
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Toyota to stop selling new diesel cars in Britain


Toyota is to stop selling diesel-powered passenger cars in Britain by the end of this year, the company announced.

Reader Letters: Electric car emissions & trackers


"We hear a lot about diesel emissions yet nowhere are we told the carbon footprint of a unit of electricity. It should be mandatory to quote..."
CO2 emissions from new cars rose in 2017

CO2 emissions from new cars rose in 2017


CO2 emissions from new cars sold in Britain last year rose for the first time since 2000.

Shampoo ‘as bad a health risk as car fumes’


Shampoo, oven cleaner, deodorant and other household products are as significant a source of the most dangerous form of air pollution as cars, re
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Pigeons "the perfect tool" to monitor pollution


They have been maligned as “rats of the sky”, a filthy menace blighting our cities. Could it be, though, that far from spreading illness from...
VW admits guilt over ‘repulsive’ diesel fume tests on monkeys

VW admits guilt over ‘repulsive’ diesel fume tests


Volkswagen suspended its chief lobbyist after he admitted failing to halt experiments that exposed monkeys to diesel exhaust gases — the latest...
VW chairman: people will be held accountable for diesel emission tests on monkeys

VW chairman calls for probe into monkey tests


Volkswagen is to investigate allegations that it was one of three car makers that paid for tests in which humans and animals were exposed to...
Kitchen microwaves cause as much pollution as seven million cars

Microwaves cause as much pollution as 7m cars


Microwaves in Europe cause as much pollution as 6.8 million cars, scientists have found. A study at the University of Manchester, published in S
Lorry operators cheating emission rules

Lorry operators cheating emission rules


Lorry operators are routinely fitting HGVs with cheat devices to allow vehicles to produce high levels of pollution, a government investigation h
Dieselgate: readers complain of new issues after VW 'fix'

Dieselgate: complaints of new issues after VW fix


THE Volkswagen Group's fix for its vehicles caught up in the dieselgate emissions scandal was meant to be simple.
China builds world’s biggest floating solar plant in drive to switch to electric cars

China's floating solar plant for electric cars


China is to build the world’s biggest floating solar power plant to meet the drive toward electric cars, as it attempts to reduce the country’s...
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