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All new cars in the UK will be “effectively zero emission” by 2040, under plans to tackle air pollution. The government is under pressure to bring forward this deadline and ban all sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2032, after a report by a parliamentary committee described its plans as “vague and unambitious”.
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Online marketplace eBay says it is acquiring the Motors.co.uk website, making it a “leading alternative” to Auto Trader as an ad site for cars. Under the deal, Motors.co.uk would become part of classified ad site Gumtree UK, also owned by eBay. The combined group would offer more than 620,000 car listings, against Auto Trader’s 500,000.
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A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward by eight years to 2032, MPs have said. The government’s current plans to ensure all new cars are “effectively zero emission” by 2040 were “vague and unambitious”, a report by Parliament’s business select committee said. It also criticised cuts to subsidies
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Media playback is unsupported on your device Concept cars look beautiful and futuristic, but why do manufacturers spend millions developing them if they’re never going to make it into production? Take, for example, the DS X e-tense, a “2035 dream car” produced by the French luxury brand DS. Half open-topped sports car, half luxury saloon,
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Audi has been fined €800m (£700m) to settle an investigation by German prosecutors into breaches of diesel emissions rules. The premium car brand, owned by Volkswagen, said it “accepts the fine and … admits its responsibility”. In June, VW agreed a €1bn settlement in Germany over the emissions scandal, which came to light in 2015.
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Car sales in China fell 11.6% in September to 2.4 million – the third month in a row of year-on-year decline. The deceleration comes amid a slowdown in China’s economy and has pinched performance at vehicle manufacturers around the world. At Ford, September sales in the country tumbled 43% compared with 2017, the US carmaker
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