Cars will need to meet EU limits on NOx emissions under real-world driving conditions by September 2022, following a vote by European Parliament.
Analysis by the AA shows car journeys declined most on Easter Sunday, falling to 20% of the normal level of trips expected.
The ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles will be brought forward to 2035 and will now include hybrids, the Prime Minister will announce today (Tuesday February 4).
The Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) has given its backing to Lightfoot in tackling harmful emissions from fleet vehicles.
Roadside pollution can be cut in half by a hedge, a new study from the University of Surrey suggests.
The latest diesel cars emit significantly less nitrogen oxide (NOx) than the upcoming Real Driving Emissions 2 (RDE2) regulations will require.
The Government has threatened Bristol City Council with legal action after it failed to submit final air quality plans.
Up to 90% of new cars could already meet the stringent Real Driving Emissions (RDE) NOx limits set out by the European Commission, according to Emissions Analytics.
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.
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