Month: April 2017

Diesel Scrappage Scheme…

NEWS: Diesel Scrappage Scheme possible as £20 daily diesel ‘toxin tax’ looms. In a move to improve air quality, drivers of diesel engine cars in the UK may be given a scrappage fee. This Diesel Scrappage Scheme could give drivers up to £2,000 to go towards a more environmentally-friendly car, like our fuel-efficient hire cars at Eurodrive. This comes after the UK failed to meet European emissions requirements. Diesel cars emit nitrogen dioxide; a gas said to cause severe lung conditions. The older the model, the more pollution it emits. In 2013, the UK had the second highest amount of deaths related to nitrogen dioxide in Europe, at approximately 12,000, with Italy topping that list. ‘Payments may be limited’ The details are not yet definite, although this may not happen until after the General Election. To cut back on costs, the payments may be limited to exclude those on a low income or include those living in the worst polluted areas. There are over 11 million diesel cars currently being driven […]

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