Raft of woeful forecasts spells an end to Trump’s economic bragging rights

The prospect of trade war with China has receded, but so have hopes of the US economy continuing its 2018 growth ratesThere was a sense of relief across global financial markets this weekend after the hardliners among Donald Trump’s trade negotiators a…

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Dirty lies: how the car industry hid the truth about diesel emissions

The ‘Dieselgate’ scandal was suppressed for years – while we should have been driving electric cars. By Beth GardinerJohn German had not been looking to make a splash when he commissioned an examination of pollution from diesel cars back in 2013. The e…

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Councils stall on adding charging points for electric vehicles

Exclusive: funding cuts blamed as 107 councils say they have no plans to expand networkAt least a quarter of local authorities in England and Wales have put a brake on the expansion of charging networks for electric vehicles.More than 100 local council…

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Judicial review of Heathrow airport third runway decision begins

High court to hear five challenges to plans for UK’s biggest aviation hubFive judicial reviews challenging the legality of the government’s decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow airport have begun in the high court.Protesters against the decisio…

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Judicial review of Heathrow airport third runway decision begins

High court to hear five challenges to plans for UK’s biggest aviation hubFive judicial reviews challenging the legality of the government’s decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow airport have begun in the high court.Protesters against the decisio…

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Geneva motor show: six things we learned

Electric cars are here, autonomous vehicles are coming but petrol lives on … and then there’s BrexitWorld’s most expensive new car snapped up for £9.5mIn pictures – Geneva goes electric: 2019 motor showCarmakers gathering at the annual Geneva motor sho…

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Road to nowhere: why Australia lags behind in electric vehicle revolution

Report recognises urgent need for national plan, as the rest of the world powers aheadWhen the Senate select committee on electric cars released its long-awaited report on Wednesday, it announced Australia was “on the cusp” of a change not seen since t…

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Stricken carmakers stall at the crossroads of a radical future

It started 2019 by axing jobs, blaming the slowdown in China and the US, but now the industry faces more fundamental threatsAs motor industry executives descend on Detroit this week for its annual motor show, the icy winds sweeping in off the Great Lak…

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Heathrow may add 25,000 flights a year before third runway

Airport reveals plans as it launches a new consultation on its expansionAn extra 25,000 flights a year could come through Heathrow before the third runway is built, in plans revealed by the airport as it launched a fresh consultation over its airspace …

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Shell starts rollout of ultrafast electric car chargers in Europe

First in network of chargers three times faster than current models installed near ParisShell has stepped up its move into electric vehicle infrastructure with the installation of its first ultrafast charging points in western Europe – but they are so …

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