Why the Government’s plan to ban petrol and diesel cars may not achieve anything

‘The headline grabbing stir to ban diesel and petrol vehicles by two thousand forty is, while welcome, way too distant to tackle the air quality crisis now’

  • Ian Johnston Environment Correspondent
  • @montaukian
  • Wednesday twenty six July two thousand seventeen 12:00 BST

The Independent Online

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Why more than one million Americans have died in car crashes since 1990

The inwards track on Washington politics.

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Santa Ana police officers examine one of the cars involved in a fatal collision in Santa Ana, Calif. (Sam Gangwer/Orange County Register/AP)

Mayhem on America’s highways has taken the lives of just over one million people since 1990, a level of decimation that has gotten far less attention than the approximately 659,000 people struck down by AIDS since it began garnering headlines in the 1980s. Continue reading

Wakefield and Five Towns

Appeal for help finding Wakefield teenagers

Work on the very first phase of a £Two.9m cycleway connecting Castleford with Wakefield has got underway.

THIS is the moment a pervert was confronted by a vigilante group when he turned up at a railway station believing he was going to meet a 14-year-old boy for hookup. Continue reading

Volkswagen Fox

The Volkswagen Fox is a city car produced and designed by Volkswagen of Brazil and sold in Latin America since two thousand three [1] and Europe from two thousand five to 2011. [Two] [Trio] Presently the Fox is produced as a three-door and five-door hatchback. There is also a mini SUV version called CrossFox, and a mini MPV/station wagon model called Suran, SpaceFox, SportVan or Fox Plus depending on the market. Continue reading

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Since its launch in 2014, the e-Golf has been at the forefront of Volkswagen’s electrical car range. In its latest guise, the car has received fresh battery technology and improved driving range.

During the unveiling of the Golf based T-Roc SUV, Volkswagen also announced that it will officially unveil the T-Cross

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Volkswagen’s latest car looks like an Audi

Volkswagen Arteon at the Geneva Motor Showcase two thousand seventeen

Behold the Volkswagen Arteon, ostensibly an upgrade over the staid Passat — but let’s be fair, a Passat has never looked this acute and dashing. To my eyes, this fresh sporty sedan from VW shares more heritage with Audi’s A5 Sportback (or its edgy R series) than Volkswagen’s own lineup. Continue reading