Diesel Car Tax

JohnDavies

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Diesel car tax
Diesel cars were once seen as the economical and environmentally friendly alternative to petrol vehicles, with low fuel prices and lower carbon dioxide emissions than a conventional engine. Many drivers of new and used cars were encouraged to make the switch to diesel. Today, it looks as if diesel drivers made a bad deal. Not only have prices at the pump risen to the point where the difference between a petrol and diesel fill is negligible, but new findings have shown that diesel engines emit a high level of nitrogen dioxide, a toxic gas linked to thousands of premature deaths in the UK every year.

Diesel fumes :wallbash:London Mayor Sadiq Khan has already announced a ‘toxin tax‘, which will come into effect in April 2019. Drivers of diesel cars manufactured before 2015 will face a daily charge of up to £24 if they wish to drive into London’s ultra-low emission zone. Other cities are expected to follow suit, including Leeds, Southampton, and Birmingham. In total, up to 35 of the UK’s most polluted towns could introduce peak time bans and daily charges for commercial and private diesel vehicles. The charges will also apply to petrol cars which do not meet European emissions standards, and are expected to affect most petrol vehicles manufactured before 2006.

The move to charge drivers of diesel vehicles has sparked protests from the motor trade and from drivers themselves, many of whom feel they are now being punished for a previous government’s policy of encouraging diesel power on the roads. Initially, it was thought that the government might introduce a scrappage scheme, in which drivers receive compensation for replacing diesel vehicles with a newer, greener model. However, no such scheme has been announced, and it is believed that it would be too expensive to implement.:confused:
 

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A summary of what is already in the other thread (of yours) on this topical topic......?
 

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A summary of what is already in the other thread (of yours) on this topical topic......?

Yes, I was a bit mystified, too. What the OP said, above, is "merely true". It lays out facts, but doesn't then make any point about them.
 

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Absolutely right, i must be getting a bit paranoid on this subject and apologise for a repetitive thread.

I think this is something that will effect London in the main and as us up north know, if its happening in London the news report it as if its a national thing (name check Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham so it becomes a UK wide issue) when in reality its a local issue.

Im not concerned at all about it.
 

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