Sales of alternative fuel vehicles have overtaken diesel for the first time with 33,000 pure electric and hybrid cars registered between April and June, compared with 29,900 diesels, according to The Department for Transport.
Research from Close Brothers Motor Finance found that pre-lockdown a third of drivers planned to buy a green vehicle next, while petrol and diesel were seeing a downward drop in popularity and those who went the low carbon route say they would buy another ev in future.
More investors have filed multi-million-euro lawsuits against Daimler in connection with the diesel scandal, DPA reports, citing the Stuttgart regional court.
Plaintiffs have demanded almost 250 million euros in damages in one case alone and claims in three other cases totalled an additional 100 million euros as the latest suits take overall claims against Daimler to more than 1 billion euros.
The government has ended controversial rail franchises.
Under the arrangement, taxpayers will continue to cover any losses on the railways, caused by low passenger numbers, for another 18 months as ministers carry out broader reforms to Britain’s railways including a concessions-based system whereby train companies are paid a fixed fee to run services.
Next year’s Geneva motor show will be drastically shortened if it goes ahead.
Organisers cancelled this year’s 10-day event with just weeks to go as the Coronavirus spread across Europe and now Automotive Newssay they are looking at a three-day event in 2021 and doing an all-in deal with exhibitors to include hotel and other costs which have been cut back.
Nickel, cobalt, manganese and copper needed for most electric motors could be more environmentally collected from the floor of deep oceans than on-land mining in sensitive areas of the world.
That’s that conclusion of a study paper prepared by the University of Delaware.
FairFuelUK contests claims that 100 MPs want the Government to accelerate the move to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars brought forward to 2030.
Media reports last week suggested the tranche of MPs wanted the speed up but not one was named and others have said it would be political suicide, destroy the automotive industry and was not in any manifestos.