A report in 2015* claimed that just less than 50% of cars in the UK are powered by diesel engines. If you own or drive one of these cars, the following story may be of some interest to you.
A New Congestion Charge?
- Six city-wide ‘clean air zones’ were already in line to be in force by 2020
- Birmingham, Leeds, Southampton, Nottingham and Derby were targeted
- Court judge ruled the plans will not be enough to bring down pollution
“Diesel car owners could soon have to pay to drive in 16 cities following a High Court judgment.
A judge yesterday ruled that Government plans to meet EU air pollution targets do not go far enough and need to be greatly expanded.
Six city-wide ‘clean air zones’ – in which owners of large diesel vehicles would be hit with charges to deter them from driving in – were already in line to be in force by 2020 in Birmingham, Leeds, Southampton, Nottingham and Derby, and by 2025 in London.”
For more on this story, please visit – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3899830/Diesel-owners-face-congestion-charge-drive-16-cities-ruling-Government-not-doing-meet-EU-air-pollution-targets.html
Do You Own a Diesel Car?
Do you currently own a diesel powered car? If so, what are your thoughts on this? Would the implementation of a congestion charge for your car make you think about changing to a petrol or electric powered car? We’d love to know your thoughts.
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