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Is it the beginning of the end for diesel? Renault mulls a halt to diesel engines in their EU lineup

The quirky French car maker Renault may stop offering diesel cars in most of it’s European line up. Although it’s not been officially announced the move has been attributed to the cost of ensuring the archaic diesel engine continues to

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London Diesel owners face £10 daily ‘toxicity’ charge

London’s Mayor wants to impose a “toxicity” charge to drivers of older diesel cars driving in the capital. The charge is being considered to help deter drivers of older diesel cars from the UK capitol. The new charge would apply to

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Sign the Which? petition for action on manufacturers fuel efficiency claims!

We all should know that manufacturer’s MPG claims are just that, a claim. A figure used as a headline to tempt us plucky British motorists into showrooms in order to buy a car we don’t need and in many cases can’t afford.

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Why are diesel particulate filter (DPF) issues becoming common place and what’s being done about it?

Issues with diesel particulate filters seem to be popping up in message boards and in the press with an increasing frequency. DPFs have certainly have done a lot to clean up diesel’s act but it’s turned into a rather costly

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The curse of the diesel particulate filter (DPF)

**Update** This article has been very popular with our visitors, therefore we have put together a frequently asked questions page for DPF diesel particulate filters to help our fellow motorists. More people than ever now choose diesel over petrol for their

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Volkswagen unveil the new 2013 (Mk7) Golf complete with 88mpg BlueMotion model

Volkswagen have unveiled the all new MK7 Golf  upon the world prior to the Paris Motor Show later this month.  The have been busy making some major improvements to its popular family hatchback with its super efficient BlueMotion model stealing the

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New UK car emissions drop 4.2 per cent in 2011

According to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), average carbon emissions for new cars sold in 2011 fell by 4.2 per cent compared to the previous year. The figures show that average CO2 emmissions have dropped below

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