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Particulate emissions are the tiny fragments of soot that are an inevitable by-product of burning fuel in an engine, and diesel cars are an especially egregious source

Diesel cars may be emitting as much as 1,000 times the legal limit of particulate emissions, according to research by environmental think tank Transpo(...)

Each carmaker faces its own CO2 target, based on the weight of its vehicles. A business selling smaller cars such as Peugeot owner PSA therefore has a lower CO2 target than a company with a heavier average vehicle, such as Mercedes owner Daimler. Photograph: Keystone via AP

When Blas Arambilet tried to buy an electric car in April, something strange happened. Months after ordering a white Kia e-Niro from his local Barcelo(...)

 Prof Andrew Deeks, president of UCD,  Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor,  and Marie O’Connor, chairwoman of the UCD governing authority, launching the UCD Strategy 2020-2024 Rising to the Future. Photograph:  Jason Clarke

UCD is planning to enrol thousands of additional students and hire more than 500 academic staff over the coming years under expansion plans which, it(...)

The Astra has become, through no fault of its own, a bit of an odd-bod. Now that Opel is owned by PSA Peugeot Citroen, it’s one of the models that sti(...)

An employee works on the Astra production line at the Vauxhall Motors plant in Ellesmere Port,  Cheshire. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

PSA, the French carmaker that owns Vauxhall, will pull all production from Ellesmere Port and switch to a plant in mainland Europe if Brexit renders t(...)

Serena Williams celebrates winning a point against Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko during their women’s  first-round match at the French Open  in Paris. Photograph:  Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Serena Williams survived a briefly wretched opening to the French Open and, despite recovering well to trounce the world No 83, Vitalia Diatchenko 2-6(...)

Another Star Wars trilogy is on the way, and Avatar 2 has been kicked back a year

Walt Disney, which recently took over 21st Century Fox, has unveiled a schedule that includes films opening deep into the third term of Donald Trump’s(...)

In the future, headlights  will be able to do so much more than just dip and rise.

Way back in 1913, Bosch claims it created the first electric vehicle light. A generator bolted into an early Mercedes car powered a pair of electric h(...)

John Richardson and his partner in front of the Park Hotel and Lake in the Burgerpark, Bremen, Germany

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, John Richardson fr(...)

A car transporter  is driven out of Honda’s Swindon manufacturing plant, which it says will close. Photograph: Adrian Dennis / AFP / Getty

Honda Motor’s decision to end carmaking in Britain casts a pall over the future of the UK auto industry after it recovered from near extinction just a(...)

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