Do you reckon it could happen?
The UK were leaders in getting emissions targets set on petrol and diesel vehicles. There is not a common EU fuel tax, each country sets its own rate according to the individual government policy. That's why in Luxembourg diesel costs 89p per litre last time I was there and in France it was about £1:09 per litre. We haven't had a fuel tax rise is the UK since 2010, fuel price has risen and fallen with the price of oil, according to the market.They won't offer a sausage. All they will do is screw over the people that were previously encouraged to buy them and did so in good faith.
Diesel is already considerably more expensive than in other european countries, we don't need more tax on it.
Also if everyone moves to petrol the UK will fail to meet the CO2 emissions targets dictated to us by the beloved EU.
In the mean time I am going to have to put up with getting 47mpg and paying £110 per year road tax.
I was horrified to find out how many old Jags got scrapped during the last one, along with rarities like a Bond Equipe 2-litre (ugly straight 6 car which looked like a Marina), etc. The effects still reverberate in the classic car scene now. Wonder how many Alfa 33s and 75s met a premature demise because of Brown's Folly?At least with this scrappage scheme there wont be anything that nice or cool being scrapped - not like the last one
It never is, and stifles innovation into the bargain.I'll make sure I sell on my 159. They're not scrapping it :lol:. Besides why is crushing a perfectly serviceable vehicle better for the environment overall. That's not a question.
whilst i am sure every little helps, but seriously isn't it about time the powers that be didn't treat us like we're all nieve twits. https://www.theguardian.com/environ...iggest-cause-of-worst-air-pollution-in-europeThe majority of fumes come from lorries and Buses. Are they going to scrap those as well?
Maybe we should all go vegitarian and eat GMO crops.whilst i am sure every little helps, but seriously isn't it about time the powers that be didn't treat us like we're all nieve twits. https://www.theguardian.com/environ...iggest-cause-of-worst-air-pollution-in-europe
Don't know what sort of nasties come out of biodiesel, but if a car's running on pure vegetable oil (aka SVO) it gives out the same sort of grease particulates as a chip shop. So if everything ran on SVO (the old Routemasters could, apparently) I'd guess the worst health effect would be ending up with a crop of spots like a teenager aperbag:Its the clean, green image of Diesels that seems the opposite of what i see when going into the city, nasty diesel fumes, some old cars and vans spewing out thick black clouds of smoke.
I suppose the types that buy a secondhand diesel in many cases begrudge spending a single penny more than they have to so poor maintenance is the result..