The Nissan Leaf at a recharging station: the car will be available to buyers in France for €14,390 from April as a result of a new swappage scheme

Europe’s appetite for electrically powered cars surged by 37 per cent last year, but still made up just more than half a per cent of the continent’s n(...)

The 2016 Audi AG Q7 sports utility vehicle. European car sales rose 4.9 per cent in December from a year earlier

European car sales in 2014 rose for the first time in seven years on demand for low-cost motors from Renault and Volkswagen. The gradual revival from (...)

Traders said CRH was the most heavily traded stock on the Iseq

The Iseq nudged up by close to 1 per cent as, despite worries over Russia’s economy, a rally in energy shares sent US and European equities higher af(...)

Average vehicle emissions have fallen but there are calls for more stringent tests

Average carbon emissions from passenger cars in Europe have fallen by 49g/km since 1995, a drop of 31 per cent. Those figures are from the European En(...)

Hot air? Campaigners says the agreement has been weakened unnecessarily. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty

The European Parliament has finally passed long-anticipated legislation to enforce a 95g/km average carbon-dioxide limit on carmakers from 2020(...)

Meanwhile, trade figures from EU statistics agency Eurostat showed a sharp drop in imports to the bloc in May

European imports slumped in May, while car sales hit a 17-year low last month, raising concerns about the health of the European economy. As workers t(...)

New limits will force car makers to cut an average of 35g/km of Co2 from their fleet between now and 2020. Photograph: Frank Miller

Neil BriscoeRules for enforcing carbon emissions limits on new cars have been agreed by the Environmental Committee of the European Parliament, but al(...)