Automotive industry

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Sunak to consider fuel duty cut amid claims petrol prices are ‘pump fiction’
Chancellor to examine further reduction as AA claims pump prices do not reflect lower wholesale costs

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @2:47 PM

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UK car industry calls for government help on energy bills as Brexit costs rise
Manufacturers hit by energy cost rises of up to 50% as well as Covid lockdowns and chip shortages

Jasper Jolly

28, Jun, 2022 @2:21 PM

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‘It keeps on going’: driving the world’s first production-ready solar car
Makers of the €250,000 Lightyear 0 hope to convince drivers it can be a viable climate-friendly alternative

Ashifa Kassam in Bardenas Reales de Navarra

25, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Toyota recalls its first electric cars amid fears the wheels could fall off
Global recall of 2,700 bZ4X SUVs a major blow to world’s largest carmaker’s first attempts at battery-only vehicle

Jasper Jolly and agencies

24, Jun, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Environmental concerns remain as Toyota files appeal against class action ruling over diesel filters
Car company alleges mistakes of fact and law in appeal against April decision that could result in $2bn damages paid to owners

Royce Kurmelovs

21, Jun, 2022 @8:44 AM

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Ford sued for allegedly dumping ‘toxic sludge’ on Ramapough Lenape land
New Jersey accuses automobile company of contaminating water, soil, groundwater, vegetation, and air for decades

Samira Asma-Sadeque

17, Jun, 2022 @4:57 PM

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Soaring US car prices compel buyers to travel thousands of miles for deals
Buyers looking to pay no more than sticker price are flying long distances to snag a car

Allan Chernoff

17, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Government pulls plug on its remaining UK electric car subsidies
DfT says it wants to focus funding on expanding the public electric chargepoint network

Julia Kollewe

14, Jun, 2022 @12:12 PM

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Toyota truck arm should face emissions cheating investigation, says ex-minister
Theresa Villiers asks Grant Shapps for inquiry into whether Hino sold vehicles with ‘defeat devices’ in UK

Alex Lawson

13, Jun, 2022 @9:31 AM

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Digital dealers: is the online car sales revolution running out of road?
Sales model of digital disruptors such as Cazoo and Carvana fail to spark with buyers

Jasper Jolly

12, Jun, 2022 @1:30 PM

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A living room on a skateboard: how electric vehicles are redefining the car
Future EV designs offer drivers more space and leisure, with fewer parts making production more sustainable

Jasper Jolly

11, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘The return of banditry’: Russian car industry buckles under sanctions
Prices have spiralled out control since invasion of Ukraine as market struggles to adapt

Andrew Roth and Pjotr Sauer

11, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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