It may seem a long way away, but a 2035 ban requires investment and major changes right now.
Despite the overwhelming evidence that electric vehicle technology can deliver huge benefits, misinformation continues to muddy debate. Let's look at the facts.
The violence of the protests that have gripped France, known as the gilets jaunes, is rooted in personal passion and anger.
How could a company like Volkswagen knowingly violate US air-pollution standards despite the senseless risks to which it was exposing its reputation? The case method can provide an answer.
These substances can generate air pollution particles.
Free public transport could be one way to get more people to ditch the car.
Researchers funded by VW, Daimler and BMW are accused of testing diesel fumes on monkeys and humans.
Time's up for the internal combustion engine.
The great dream of cars running on sustainable petrol has not bitten the dust. Here's why.
The road to an electric future needs to be paved with more than good intentions.
Diesel engines have been demonised for their emissions but the technology has already cleaned up its act.
But the most effective measures will be unpopular.
It's about time Europe ditched the diesels – so what are the alternatives?
Raging debates about the state of South Africa's energy industry have missed one critical area, the role of transport fuels and base chemicals.
Diesels typically have good fuel economy, but hot on the heels of the Volkswagen affair, Australia is set to tighten the rules for diesel car emissions - which will put a dent in engine performance.
Volkswagen and others may have been hamstrung by a low opinion of indifferent car buyers.
Computers control much of an engine's performance these days. And it's surprisingly easy to tweak the software to bypass emissions controls, as done by Volkswagen.
The VW emissions scandal is an opportunity to forge ahead with fuel cell technology for cars.
It's likely that many people knew Volkswagen was cheating on emissions tests, including the engineers who built the 'defeat device'. But why did no-one at the car maker blow the whistle?
Volkswagen's emissions cheat didn't just anger owners and regulators; the cost to human health from violating air quality rules exceeds US$100 million.