The value of a customs union and striking deals | Letters

Richard Tudway says Britain is a small bit in a much bigger picture, Martin London thinks the country is run by salesmen, David Lawrence addresses the Irish border, Christopher Clayton and Brian Willan have different takes on Michael Morpurgo’s Brexit …

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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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Falling diesel sales more than Brexit behind Nissan’s X-Trail decision

Promises by Theresa May were not enough to stop carmaker doing a U-turn over new modelWhen Nissan announced its intention to build the new X-Trail in Sunderland in October 2016, it was hailed by the government as a vote of confidence in Britain, so soo…

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Ford and Volkswagen announce alliance to cut costs in face of tech revolution

Car companies seek to reduce costs amid slowing sales, beginning with development of commercial vans and mid-size pickupsFord and Volkswagen announced details of a new alliance on Tuesday as the two car companies look to cut the cost of the technologic…

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Bentley becomes latest carmaker to warn of no-deal Brexit damage

Firm says sales and investment would be hit and its Crewe factory may close temporarilyBentley has become the latest carmaker to warn that failure to reach a Brexit deal would hurt its sales and ability to invest, and would lead to a temporary shutdown…

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Car sales fall in UK with industry’s worst September since financial crisis

Consumer uncertainty, new testing rules and decline of diesel lead to 20% fall, says SMMTUK sales of new cars plunged by a fifth in September as new emissions tests caused delivery backlogs, while waning appetite for diesel cars and weaker consumer con…

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German carmakers face EU anti-trust inquiry over emissions

BMW, Daimler, VW, Audi and Porsche suspected of colluding to limit clean technologyBrussels has launched an anti-trust investigation into whether BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche, known as the “circle of five”, colluded to limit the developme…

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