The Government has threatened Bristol City Council with legal action after it failed to submit final air quality plans.
The European Court of Justice says that the European Commission had no power to weaken emissions limits for on-the-road tests.
Government targets for ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) branded unachievable, although the fleet sector is committed to accelerating uptake where possible.
Four in 10 small and medium sized businesses are unaware clean air zones will arrive in the UK as early as next year, a survey from the BVRLA suggests.
The Government has launched a call for evidence on the impact of emissions from brakes, tyres and road wear in an effort to tackle all sources of pollution.
Aggressive driving on average increases pollutant emissions by 35% in rural driving and by around five times on the motorway, according to tests by Emissions Analytics.
Nottingham City Council claims that other measures being introduced will help it achieve compliance with legal limits earlier than expected.
Campaign group ClientEarth insists it has only one agenda – to protect people's health by upholding their right to breathe clean air.
The Committee for Climate Change, Transport for London (TfL) and Shell have expressed their support for the early introduction of zero emission vehicles.
The Government wants at least 50% — and as many as 70% — of new car registrations to be ultra-low emission by 2030, alongside up to 40% of new vans.
DfT says current hybrid technology would not comply, because of the short range before the engine kicks in and most of the driving is using the internal combustion engine.
The leasing company told Fleet News that the move is essential to maintain customer service and transparency.
Local Authorities are being urged to consider real-world emissions, rather than Euro standards, to improve air quality.
Diesel will remain a key fleet fuel and an “indispensable” part of the air quality solution, Volkswagen told listeners to ACFO’s third webinar.
Emissions Analytics has revealed that the latest Euro 6d-Temp diesel models emit, on average, 71% less particulates that petrol equivalents.
The statutory consultation on the proposed clean air charging zone in Leeds will launch later this month.
The inquiry, which involves the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health and Social Care, and Transport Committees, published the Government response today.
Plans recommending a clean air zone (CAZ) in Birmingham will go before city council’s cabinet on June 26 for approval, before going out for public consultation.
Government consultation shows overwhelming support for measures to crack down on emissions cheats.
New air quality strategy includes plans to develop new standards for tyres and brakes to address toxic non-exhaust emissions.
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