Volkswagen (VW) plans to shift attention from the diesel-emissions scandal by turning its focus to plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles.

The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) has called for a reasonable transition time for changes to emissions tests that will more accurately represent real world driving conditions.

Volkswagen UK boss Paul Willis has admitted to MPs that his company’s ‘defeat’ device did affect the results of emissions test in Europe and that sales of cars including the software starting in the UK in 2008.

12 cities across the UK have launched bids for a share of £35 million government funding to increase the uptake of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs).

53 per cent of new car buyers in the UK are considering a hybrid or electric car, according to new research from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has confirmed that the UK will start a programme of re-testing diesel cars in real world conditions.

The head if Volkswagen Group of America Michael Horn has admitted that he knew of the illegal ‘defeat’ software being used to cheat emissions tests back in 2014.

Car sharing and ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) are included in the new Crown Commercial Service (CCS) vehicle hire agreement.

Campaign groups are urging councils to lower speed limits to 20mph in urban areas in an attempt to reduce the quantity of NOx pollutants being emitted from diesel cars.

Matthias Müller, Volkswagen Group CEO, has announced that recalls of cars containing the defeat software designed to cheat emissions tests will initiate at the beginning of next year, if German authorities approve its plans.

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