In Germany, owners who refuse to get software updates to their VW Group diesels will not be able to register them again.
A tough line is being taken and some models will be deregistered before they are due to be retaxed, making them unsellable.
Toyota plans to launch a range of electric cars using a new type of traction battery with longer life and range.
The first of the new models will appear in 2022.
Police chases last year resulted in 32 road deaths, an increase of 11 on the previous year and an 11-year high for the incidents.
Two-thirds of those who died were passengers, bystanders or other road users and safety experts are worried by the rise.
Caravan thefts have jumped 52% in a year.
In six months, Tracker says its found over £500,000 stolen caravans.