MPs calls on government to ban new petrol and diesel by 2032

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The government has previously announced a ban on the sale of all new petrol and diesel vehicles in the UK from 2040

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English Petrol Prices

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I don't mean to sound rude, but English petrol prices are far far worse than American prices at the moment, we are currently paying 1.20 per litre

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Mitsubishi Outlander range grows with addition of petrol model

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Complementing the best-selling plug-in hybrid and turbo diesel models in the range, a new seven-seat Mitsubishi Outlander Petrol is now available to UK customers

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Petrol car comeback, as diesel proves pricey

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Petrol cars are making a comeback in the used car market as buyers realise they do not cover enough miles to justify the higher purchase cost and higher fuel prices of a diesel model, according to Autorola. Latest news emissions petrol used car

Petrol sales fall 20% in five years

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billion litres of petrol. Green credentials diesel fuel petrol Forecourts in the UK are dispensing 3.5 billion fewer litres of fuel than five years ago, according to new research by the AA.

Petrol and diesel vehicles banned from areas of London

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A new scheme will see pure petrol and diesel vehicles banned from some areas of east London at peak hours, with drivers who flout the rules set to be hit with £130 fines

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UK petrol prices are competitive, rules OFT

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There is no sign of relief for motorists facing ever higher fuel bills, after a new investigation revealed no evidence of anti-competitive trading in the petrol industry. Green credentials diesel fuel OFT petrol prices

Efficiency tips for petrol vehicles

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The price of petrol is not coming down. So, it’s up to you to make the most of your fuel. Here, we’ll recommend a few methods you can use to reduce your fuel usage, your emissions, tyre wear, and guard against the depreciation of your vehicle.

British firm pulls petrol from thin air!

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A British company has produced petrol ‘from the air’ by using unique technology to that captures water vapour and carbon dioxide present in air to produce a synthetic version of the fossil fuel. Latest news air electricity petrolAccording to The Independent this morning, Teeside-based Air Fuel Synthesis has so far managed to produce five litres of fuel since its [.].

Green cars turning motorists away from petrol

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According to reports in business daily The Nikkei, the average price for regular petrol in Japan is now Y139.8 Green cars Latest news green cars Japan Nissan LEAF petrol demand petrol pricesJapanese drivers are using less and less petroleum… thanks to the popularity of green cars: and that’s driving fuel prices down. per litre: that’s a drop for the thirteenth straight week and a 16month low for [.].

E85 fuel now price competitive with petrol

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The retail price of E85 fuel - that''s 85 per cent ethanol and 15 per cent petrol - has been dropping at such a rate over the last few months, that it is now price competitive with pure petrol.

Audi makes A3 petrol choice a greener choice

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German carmaker, Audi reckons its making the choice between diesel and petrol even harder for Europeans with the arrival of the reworked 1.2 Audi diesel petrol

Shell petrol stations hit by Greenpeace campaigners

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Campaigners for the charity began using emergency shut off switches at the stations to stop petrol supplies to forecourt pumps. Latest news Edinburgh London Oil petrol shell UKAt least 50 Shell stations in London have been overrun by Greenpeace protestors as part of the environmental charity’s Save the Arctic campaign. Shell stations in Edinburgh have also been hit as the protestors attempt [.].

Petrol demand continues to rise in USA

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According to figures from the American Petroleum Institute (API), US petrol deliveries increased by 2.5 Green cars Latest news American Petroleum Institute crude oil gasoline demand petrol demand US petrol demandper cent in September – reaching 19.9million barrels a day. Motor gasoline demand was only up by 0.3 per cent; but distillate demand reached a record for the month. However, compared to the previous year, overall petroleum demand was down [.].

Eagerly anticipated petrol-engined Maserati Levante S arrives

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Maserati’s V6 petrol-engined Levante S is now available in the UK, joining the Levante line-up alongside the successful diesel variant launched last year

Honda charges up for new efficient petrol engines

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Honda is the latest carmaker to join the craze for small capacity, turbocharged petrol engines, as it plays catch-up on some of its competitors. Current petrol models make use of the tried and trusted, but now ageing i-VTEC engines but the Japanese carmaker could be about to give us a glimpse of the future at [.]. Honda engine petrol

US petrol demand falls for first time in 2011

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Green credentials Latest news crude oil gasoline Green cars petrol imports petroleum refinery gasoline production US petrol US petrol demandThe month of July marked the first time this in 2011 that total petroleum deliveries in the USA actually fell year-on-year – dropping by half a per cent compared to one year ago. According to figures from the American Petroleum Institute (API), motor gasoline demand reached a low for any July in the past decade; [.].

Diesel v Petrol: the choice is narrowing

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Diesel or petrol? Why, diesel, of course. It is greener; it has lower CO2 and, as we’re both told and financially incentivised, less CO2 is better for the environment. All you need to do is select the lowest CO2 car you can and you’re fine, right? If only it were that simple.

Audi Q2 now available with potent 2.0-litre petrol

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Audi has broadened the appeal of its Q2 crossover with the introduction of a potent petrol variant. It’s the most powerful Q2 to date and gets a 2.0-l

Weekly Wheelspin: 508 Fastback on film, power for your pound and pre-pay petrol pumps

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Bonfire Night is officially out of the way, which means the next big event is… Christmas

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Scotland to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2050

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A 82-page roadmap has revealed the Government’s dream of making Scotland’s cities free from the “damaging effects of petrol and diesel fumes” by 2050, with [.].

Revised Volkswagen Polo Bluemotion swaps diesel for petrol

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Volkswagen’s flagship green Bluemotion model on its new Polo, is to swap diesel for a petrol engine in the UK, as the carmaker works to meet demand for cleaner, urban-friendly petrol engine cars.

Ford adds new 1.5 EcoBoost petrol engine

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litre petrol engine to its range of EcoBoost engines, joining the existing engines such as the 1.0 Ford is to launch a new efficient 1.5 and 1.6 litre engines. The new Ford Mondeo will be the first car to benefit from the engine, followed by some of Ford’s other bigger models.

Tata introduces next-generation petrol engines

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Indian carmaker Tata Motors - the name behind Jaguar Land Rover - has made another innovation in its efforts to boost fuel economy with the introduction of a next-generation series of petrol engines.

Demand for petrol continues to fall

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Suzuki undercuts 100g/km with new Swift 1.2 petrol engine

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Dualjet petrol unit offers a 9.2mpg improvement in fuel economy over the current petrol engine – an improvement of 16 per cent, bringing the offici[.].

Do diesels and hybrids hold values better than petrol cars?

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Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news diesel cars diesel cars resale values hybrid cars resale values petrol cars petrol cars resale values resale values residual valuesIt’s not just the environment that could benefit from you turning to a clean diesel or a hybrid car – it might be your wallet too.

Could biodiesel and petrol work in diesel engines?

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To combine the efficiency of a diesel compression ignition engine with the ultra-low nitrogen oxide and PM emissions of a blend of petrol? The University of Wisconsin took the challenge to solve the problem of the higher ignition of petrol fuels: and[.].

US demand for petrol slumps

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Petrol vs diesel: which is best?

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Petrol or diesel? Unless you choose an all-electric model such as the Nissan Leaf, it’s a question you’ll have to consider before choosing your next c.

Germany to introduce E10 petrol blend

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Biofuels Green cars Latest news E10 E5 ethanol ethanol petrol blends germany Germany biofuelsThough previously biofuels with only a five per cent ethanol content had been available in Germany, that will all change as of January 1, 2011. From the turn of the year, Super E10 will become available in 14,000 service stations across the country with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety [.].

Could bamboo ethanol be the ultimate petrol alternative?

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From vegetable oil to corn, there have been a host of biofuels discussed as alternatives to petrol: however, now a new study has suggested that bamboo may be the ultimate option.

Demand for petrol in California increases

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California may be leading the way as one of the greenest states in the USA, but that hasn’t stopped demand for petrol leaping in the area. According to figures from the California State Board of Equalisation for October 2010, petrol consumption leapt by 0.9 Green cars Latest news California California diesel demand California gasoline demand California petrol demand California State Board of Equalisation

Electric Volt proves more EV than petrol car

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While supported by a back-up petrol engine designed to banish the dreaded ‘range-anxiety’, Chevrolet has always been keen to prove how its hybrid-type model is more akin to [.].

Petrol prices hit record high

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Petrol prices in the UK have soared past the pre-recession record set back in in July 2008. According to PetrolPrices.com the average cost of fuel in the country now stands at 120 pence per litre for petrol and 120.6 This overtakes the 2008 record when petrol cost 119.7pence a litre- a price [.]. Tags: Green credentials AA cost diesel duty fuel petrol

ALL diesel and petrol cars to be banned in Oxford by 2035

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Oxford will become the world’s first zero-emission city under new council-backed proposals, which could ban ALL petrol and diesel vehicles from the city by 2035

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Audi adds new efficient petrol engine to Q3

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Audi’s compact SUV, the Q3 has cut its official emission figure to a new low of 137g/km CO2 for its petrol engine choices, thanks to the addition of the new 1.4 The new petrol engine is available with the SE and S Line specification, prices start from £23,870, rising to £28,115.

Fit petrol engines with particulate filters, says T&E

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Direct-injection petrol engines should be fitted with particulate filters to combat their higher particulate emission levels, says environmental lobby group, Transport & Environment (T&E).

New ‘cleaner’ petrol engines more harmful than old engines

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New types of petrol engines produce on average around 1,000 times more harmful particulate emissions compared to traditional engine designs, according to new research.

Report: Ethanol not responsible for petrol price drop

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Ethanol production is not responsible for the decrease in petrol (gasoline) prices – despite recent claims from the US Secretary of Agriculture and the Renewable Fuel Association. Recently it was claimed that ethanol production had helped to lower petrol prices by $0.89 Biofuels Green cars Latest news biofuels ethanol gasoline green cars petrol prices

New petrol engine lowers Micra emissions

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Nissan DIG-S emissions engine leaf petrolNissan is introducing a new low emission engine as part of its strategy to boost environmental performance. With its all-electric Leaf model just days away from its UK launch, the car maker has taken the opportunity to show its mission is about more than just electric cars. The new DIG-S (Direct Injection Gasoline Supercharger) produces [.].

New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 - but no scrappage scheme or pollution charges announced

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The sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans is to be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government has confirmed.

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The petrol engine fights back

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The Ford Fiesta is the UK’s best-selling car, by a clear margin. OK, May 2012 saw the Vauxhall Corsa overtake it for the first time in living memory (only a slight exaggeration, that), but the Fiesta remains clear leader year to date. Just as it has done for many years previously. So Ford has an [.]. Ford Weekly Column UK weekly column