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?

Diesel owners face congestion charge to drive in 16 cities after ruling that the Government Do You Drive a Diesel Car?is not doing enough to meet EU air pollution targets

  • 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.

Please let us know what you think.

*Source – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/11913856/Diesel-takes-a-knock-but-new-car-sales-accelerate.html

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