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New electric motor for milk tankers reduces emissions

New electric motor for milk tankers reduces emissions

10th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Lots of carbon dioxide is emitted unnecessarily every time tankers arrive at farms to collect milk. This is because the trucks use their oversized diesel engines to drive the pump that fills the tank. Technology company Semcon has now developed an electrical system for the milk pump that will reduce diesel consumption for a single truck by up to 5,000 litres per year. Noise and emissions at farms will also be reduced.

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John Lewis Partnership to phase out all diesel heavy trucks by 2028

23rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

The John Lewis Partnership will switch from diesel-powered heavy trucks to 100 per cent renewable biomethane-powered versions by 2028, a move the company states will cut its HGV emissions by more than 80 per cent.

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Porsche to stop making diesel cars in favour of electric and hybrid

1st October 2018 | 0 Comments

Porsche is the latest vehicle manufacturer to announce that it is to stop producing diesel cars. It follows a 2015 scandal in which its parent company, Volkswagen, admitted it had cheated emissions tests for diesel engines. The Porsche chief executive said the company was “not demonising diesel”.

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Greenpeace anti-diesel campaigners hold blockade at Volkswagen UK HQ

30th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Greenpeace anti-diesel campaigners held a peaceful protest aimed at blocking Volkswagen staff from entering the company’s head office in Milton Keynes on 20 August. Representatives from the organisation, which is demanding the manufacturer stops producing diesel cars, arrived at 7am and set up a ‘diesel pollution clinic’ outside the building’s entrance.

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SMMT urges government to back new-tech diesel following market decline, uncertainty

SMMT urges government to back new-tech diesel following market decline, uncertainty

5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is urging the UK government to act to support the sale of traditionally fuelled vehicles following the news that the UK new car market declined moderately in June. Year-on-year demand fell by -3.5 per cent, the SMMT stated, as 234,945 new cars joined British roads, representing relative stabilisation considering recent turbulence over the past year or so. While alternatively fuelled vehicle sales continue to rise, they are not yet at a level that can relieve the decline in traditionally fuelled vehicle sales, and the SMMT argues for government to provide increased support for petrol and especially new technology diesel vehicles.

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Call to bring forward UK total ban on petrol and diesel cars

28th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK is committed to a total ban on the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by 2040, but, in its annual progress report to Parliament, the Committee on Climate Change has suggested that this is too late and should be imposed a decade earlier, in 2030.

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VW diesel scandal – Audi manager under arrest

25th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Investigators in the VW diesel scandal have taken a high-level manager into custody. Audi boss Rupert Stadler was detained on Monday due to the danger of evidence being suppressed. Stadler’s position at the top of the senior VW subsidiary and thus also on the VW Board, will be taken temporarily by the Dutchman Bram Schot, provided this is approved by the Audi board of trustees. The German press agency has discovered this through trusted informants. The 56 year old has been sales director at Audi for about nine months.

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German government gets tough with Daimler and VW over emissions

18th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The German government has ordered car maker Daimler to recall 238,000 vehicles in Germany after they were found to be fitted with illegal software that masks diesel emissions.

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SMPE develops exclusive Ford exhaust pressure sensors

SMPE develops exclusive Ford exhaust pressure sensors

10th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK's largest independently owned automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, has introduced three new exhaust pressure sensors for sought after Ford diesel engine vehicles.

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March car registrations almost 16% lower than 2017 record

March car registrations almost 16% lower than 2017 record

5th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined in March, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Registrations fell -15.7 per cent compared with March 2017, which due to the impending arrival of new Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) rates was the biggest month ever for new car registrations. Nevertheless, registrations are still running at a historically high level and last month’s market was the fourth biggest March on record.

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Chancellor’s tax relief for cleanest vans requires further detail – KPMG

13th March 2018 | 0 Comments

The chancellor of the exchequer, Phillip Hammond, has announced a reduction in tax for the cleanest vans in his Spring Statement. Introducing the measure, he said the government wanted to “help the great British white van driver go green.” Analyst KPMG responded that more detail is needed to allow vehicle manufacturers to develop products to take advantage of the tax reduction.

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German cities get legal go-ahead for diesel ban

12th March 2018 | 0 Comments

German cities will be allowed to ban older diesel vehicles from some areas following a landmark court ruling. The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig said the cities of Stuttgart and Duesseldorf could legally ban older, more polluting diesel cars from zones worst affected by pollution.

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Used car dealers should prepare for diesel-petrol shift in two years’ time, says VRA

19th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Used car dealers should be starting to think about an inevitable shift away from diesel towards petrol that is likely to take effect in around two years, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association.

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TerraClean training takes the lead on DPFs

TerraClean training takes the lead on DPFs

9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

TerraClean, part of Randstad Ltd, has held a series of one-day training courses for more than 100 garages on the growing opportunities of diesel particulate filters (DPFs). Hosted by TerraClean specialist Gary Wood, the sessions are aimed at supporting independent garages on the effective diagnosis of DPF / EGR related problems and how to solve them using the range of bespoke TerraClean products available.

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Fuel mix to become more important remarketing issue in 2018, says VRA

9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The balance of stocking diesel, petrol, hybrid and alternative fuel used cars is set to become a more important issue for dealers over the course of 2018, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The trade body, which represents members that are involved in the remarketing of more than 1.5m vehicles per year in total, says that the process is likely to be relatively measured but also unavoidable.

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