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Tag: Diesel

Diesel is a type of fuel used to power cars, trucks and other vehicles. It has several advantages and disadvantages compared to other types of fuel.

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2018 new car sales: the key issues

With the official new car registration results for 2018 published this week, we dive into the data and look back at the key issues that shaped the year.
diesel cars polluting even more than previously thought

Diesel cars even more polluting than previously thought

A new report has revealed that diesel cars on UK roads are even more polluting than previously believed, with some cars 11 times beyond the legal limit.
What is a diesel particulate filter? | The Executivecondominium

What is a diesel particulate filter?

The diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a key component of every modern diesel engine, but do you understand what it does or how to maintain it?
Premium petrol and premium diesel - do they work and are they worth it?

Premium diesel and petrol – do they work?

Do premium diesel and premium unleaded petrol give you extra performance and economy, and are they worth it? The Executivecondominium investigates.
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Most new diesel cars still pollute beyond legal limits

Tests by consumer organisation Which? have found that the majority of new diesel cars still exceed the new emissions limits in "real-world" testing.
AdBlue filler cap

All about AdBlue

If you drive a diesel car registered since 2014, you might see a warning light indicating that an AdBlue top-up is required. But what exactly is AdBlue?
Misleading fuel consumption figures still costing drivers a fortune

Diesel ‘still the right fuel for many’

Cars with diesel engines are still the right choice for many motorists, Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders CEO Mike Hawes has argued.
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Volvo S60 first to dump diesel engines

The next Volvo V60 saloon will be the first model from the Swedish brand not to offer a diesel engine amongst its powertrains.
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Pro-diesel propaganda sounding increasingly desperate

As consumers continue to turn away from new diesel cars, a 29-page SMMT pro-diesel propaganda piece hurls the blame at the UK government.
Fiat badge on the nose of a 500L

Fiat brands to phase out diesel?

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is reported to have decided to drop diesel engines from all of its brands by 2022.
The Porsche Panamera diesel is no more

Porsche ditches diesel

Porsche has become the first big-name European car company to withdraw all diesel models from sale worldwide in the face of falling demand.
Car buyer on dealer forecourt looking at diesel car

Should I buy a diesel-engined car?

With the government and media rounding on diesel, The Executivecondominium looks at the pros, cons and alternatives to diesel cars.
Have you put petrol in a diesel car? Don't panic.

New diesel car sales hit by Budget

Diesel cars suffered another hammering from the Government in the Autumn Budget, despite industry pleas to arrest negative publicity that has hit sales.
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Volkswagen blaming customers for failing to fix Dieselgate cars

The Environmental Audit Committee has demanded that Volkswagen explain why it has not fixed nearly 400,000 emissions-cheating Dieselgate cars.

‘No confidence’ as UK car sales slump again

UK car sales plummeted again in October, as industry figures blamed the slide on collapsing consumer confidence and an over-hyped campaign against diesel.

Car makers struggle to predict diesel future

Car manufacturers have very different views as to which direction the sliding market for diesel-engined cars might go in coming months.
Ford scrappage offer for 2017 applies to the new Ford Fiesta

Ford announces scrappage scheme

Ford is the latest manufacturer to offer a scrappage scheme in the UK, with £2,000 available to owners of any pre-Euro 5 car on selected new models.
BMW announces part-exchange allowance for old diesels

BMW and MINI announce part-exchange allowance for older diesels

The BMW Group has announced a new £2,000 part-exchange allowance for customers trading in an older diesel car on a new low emissions BMW or MINI model.
The Ford Focus was the best-selling car in July 2017

New car sales continue falling in July

UK new car registrations fell by more than 9% in July, with demand down across all buying sectors. Once again, it was a disastrous month for diesel sales.
Volvo mild hybrid

Electric message easier than diesel – Volvo

UK motorists are finding it easier to understand the benefits of electric cars than they are modern, clean diesel engines, according to Volvo UK’s managing director.
Mercedes-Benz recalls more than three million diesel cars

Mercedes and Audi announce massive diesel car recalls

Mercedes-Benz and Audi have announced recalls for nearly four million diesel cars across Europe in a bid to avoid fines and vehicle bans in European cities.
Skoda has added new petrol engines to its Octavia and Superb

More petrol engines for Skoda and Volkswagen

Skoda and Volkswagen have become the latest manufacturers to expand the range of petrol engines offered with their existing vehicles.
UK petrol retailers look to introduce Uber-style surge pricing

Petrol stations to adopt Uber-style surge pricing?

UK petrol stations will introduce demand-based surge pricing within months, similar to the model used by taxi company Uber, according to media reports.
Array of electric vehicles

Diesel sales slump dramatically in May

There has been a significant fall in the registrations of new diesel cars during May, down 20% on last year. Is this the beginning of the end for diesel?

Volvo to call time on diesel?

Volvo could be set to end development of diesel engine technology for its cars, according to comments made by CEO Hakan Samuelsson.

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