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Dundee city council has been investigating how to tackle vehicle emissions for 10 years. Photograph: iStock

On the eastern side of Dundee’s V&A museum on a promenade that flanks the river Tay, two women with young children in buggies roll over a row of e(...)

Plug-in hybrid vehicles run on a battery charged with electricity from the grid or through a conventionally-fuelled engine. Photograph: iStock

Carbon emissions from plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) are an average of two-and-a-half times higher than official tests indicate, environmental campai(...)

For the most part, the Mercedes-Benz models affected will include the C-Class range, the GLC crossover, and the Vito and V-Class vans, although other models will also be caught up. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The German Transport Ministry (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt, or KBA) has instructed Mercedes-Benz to recall 774,000 diesel-engined vehicles across Europe to h(...)

Bremerhaven in Germany, Europe’s biggest port for car exports. According to eco-pressure group Transport & Environment, out of the top 50 selling cars just six received upgrades or replacements in 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

Environmental campaigners are accusing car-makers of holding back newer, more efficient models in an effort to maximise the profits gained from older (...)

According to environmental pressure group, Transport & Environment (T&E), an internal VW document showed that the car firm was prepared to go much further than the Commission’s proposals, but chose not to

A leaked document, apparently from a senior Volkswagen lobbyist, seems to show that the company was prepared to accept tough targets for electric car (...)

The Volkswagen Tiguan: one of the models that received most praise for its relatively low real-world emissions

Good news at last for the German car giant – according to the latest results of real-world emissions testing by independent testers EQUA, it’s the Vol(...)

The European Commission emails increase pressure on national car approval authorities and the commission over NOx emissions which are linked to a number of respiratory diseases. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

European authorities had evidence that carmakers were using temperature controls to game official emissions tests as early as 2012, raising questions(...)

The Citroen DS 3 Cabrio on display at the Geneva motor show: the DS 3 was among the cars used in PSA Peugeot Citroen’s fuel economy tests; it scored 4.9 litres per 100km, (57.6mpg). Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

PSA Peugeot Citroen used the recent Geneva motor show to unveil not just new cars, but a new system for judging the fuel economy and emissions of thos(...)

Italian consumer advocacy group, is taking Volkswagen and Fiat to court over misleading fuel economy claims

Altroconsumo, an Italian consumer advocacy group, is taking Volkswagen and Fiat to court, alleging misleading fuel economy claims, and it’s encouragin(...)

In a move that has long been argued over, the European Union looks set to enforce a fuel-economy testing regime on carmakers that would see the tests (...)

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