Government and legislation

The government is making its own EV target impossible to hit

Omission of any EV incentives from the spring budget wasn't a surprise, but car makers have reacted furiously

7 March 2024
The government is making its own EV target impossible to hit
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Next February, it will be 40 years since the deal was signed to create Nissan's Sunderland plant
Electric vehicles

Editor's letter: Nissan going EV-only shows ICE ban delay was wrong

A week on, it's still hard to see who the government's decision to push back 2030 ICE ban has helped serve

29 September 2023
Editor's letter: Nissan going EV-only shows ICE ban delay was wrong
Government and legislation

Editor's letter: 2030 ban delay is sadly no surprise

Five-year ban delay means UK can no longer call itself a climate change champion

20 September 2023
Editor's letter: 2030 ban delay is sadly no surprise
former audi boss rupert stadler
Stadler was Audi boss for 11 years from 2007
Government and legislation

Editor’s letter: Will convicted ex-Audi boss tell all about Dieselgate?

Rupert Stadler took a plea deal to escape with a suspended sentence and a €1.1m fine

3 July 2023
Editor’s letter: Will convicted ex-Audi boss tell all about Dieselgate?
Vauxhall Astra production Ellesmere Port 2015
Vauxhall owner Stellantis has warned its Ellesmere Port factory could close due to rules of origin
Government and legislation

Editor's letter: Car makers fight Brexit deal over ‘rule of origin’ target

Rules of origin force an increasing percentage of the value of an EV to be sourced from the UK or EU

22 May 2023
Editor's letter: Car makers fight Brexit deal over ‘rule of origin’ target
Intelligent speed assistance graphic
Every new car will soon impose intelligent speed assistance
Government and legislation

Inside the industry: New safety rules make cars more expensive

New regulations introduced this year will cut into the already thin margins on affordable cars

22 November 2022
Inside the industry: New safety rules make cars more expensive
Car exhaust closeup emissions
Sales of new, pure-petrol and -diesel are set to be banned in the UK in 2030
Government and legislation

Editor’s letter: it’s time to rethink the 2030 ban

As electrification increases car prices, pragmatism is needed to maintain the health of the car industry

31 October 2022
Editor’s letter: it’s time to rethink the 2030 ban
Nissan leaf production line
UK car manufacturing directly employs 182,000 people, while the whole industry accounts for almost 782,000
Government and legislation

Inside the industry: UK government is sleepwalking into EV transition

Thousands of jobs could be at risk if the government doesn't act on the UK car industry's calls for help

30 August 2022
Inside the industry: UK government is sleepwalking into EV transition
volvo xc40 recharge p8 2021 uk first drive review hero front
Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge is firm's first EV
Government and legislation

Subs exclusive: ACEA lobby group under pressure as Volvo leaves

Swedish marque joins Stellantis in leaving the European car lobby group, presenting a dilemma for the industry

14 July 2022
Subs exclusive: ACEA lobby group under pressure as Volvo leaves
Government and legislation

Opinion: Why grant cuts won't help drive EV take-up

UK government's latest round of plug-in car grant cuts undermine its commitment to a zero-emissions future

15 December 2021
Opinion: Why grant cuts won't help drive EV take-up
Government and legislation

Inside the industry: does new UK legislation ignore in-car tech?

Rules are set to tighten on mobile phone use while driving, but there are other issues lawmakers should be concerned with

29 November 2021
Inside the industry: does new UK legislation ignore in-car tech?
Environment and energy

Why the Net Zero Strategy is bold but lacks detail for drivers

Government report on decarbonisation of economy needs further detail to really help drive EV transition

20 October 2021
Why the Net Zero Strategy is bold but lacks detail for drivers

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Motorsport news

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Both the Senna hypercar and the MCL38 F1 racer receive special schemes
Motorsport

McLaren unveils Ayrton Senna tributes for Monaco Grand Prix

21 May 2024
McLaren unveils Ayrton Senna tributes for Monaco Grand Prix