VW, BMW, MB and Porsche have suspended European sales of their plug-in hybrid models, reports Automotive News Europe.
The new WLTP emissions programme tests them differently to the former NEDC regulations and the result is their CO2 footprint is bigger and outside the limits for subsidies and their owners have to pay higher taxes.
UK engine production was stable in August, with just 0.3% growth.
Plants assembled 151,869 engines in August and saw a 25.9% decline in work for home producers but enjoyed a 24.9% rise in export orders, the SMMT reported, although UK car production dipped nearly 13% in the month.
Volkswagen is fitting the new Volkswagen Touareg in Europe with 18-inch Vredestein premium tyres.
Both the Vredestein Quatrac 5 all-season tyre and the Vredestein Ultrac Satin summer tyre have been chosen for original equipment fitting on the flagship SUV.
There are signs the electric dream is going to disappear in Germany as Chancellor Angela Merkel stated its Government subsidies of £914M equivalent last year cannot indefinitely continue.
The country is unlikely to hit its target of a million eve on roads inside two years and she also wants Europe to develop its own battery cells rather than import from Asia.
For the 426,730** UK students settling in to university life, updating their car insurance, drivers licence and logbook may not be top of their list, but as GoCompare Car Insurance has warned, it could leave students with an unwanted, hefty bill in the long run.
According to the DVLA, drivers are required by law to update their driving licence, vehicle log book (V5C), Direct Debit for vehicle tax and other details when they move home – even if it’s temporary and the same is also true for car insurance as failing to update your address could result in invalidating your policy and potentially leave you having a claim rejected.
Showing the growth of the UK low carbon vehicle (LCV) industry, Cenex-LCV2018 saw a record 4,385 visitors and exhibitors attend the UK’s largest event for the low carbon vehicle community.
This was a 13.5% rise on 2017 numbers, which were themselves a record.
Steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the Trump administration will cost Ford about $1 billion in profits, said its chief executive officer James Hackett.
Honda said higher steel prices have brought “hundreds of millions of dollars” in new costs.