Brexit is causing big headaches for UK automakers

23 Aug
Daniel Craig as James Bond, Agent 007, in Skyfall, with Aston Martin DB5Last June, voters in the United Kingdom faced a very serious question: should the UK remain a member of the European Union as it had been since 1973, or should it back out of the political and economic alliance, going it alone? When all the votes had been counted, 51.9 percent had chosen the latter path. As we discussed at the time, the vote sent...

UK to outlaw gas and diesel vehicles by 2040

26 Jul
Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in LondonNo fossil fuels, please--we're British. That's the message put out by the United Kingdom's Environment Minister, Michael Gove, earlier today. Speaking to BBC Radio, Gove said that the U.K. plans to outlaw the sale of vehicles that run solely on gas or diesel by the year 2040. Completely details of that plan haven't been announced. However, it...