In a Government initiative to try and tackle pollution, Diesel drivers may be eligible to a £2,000 subsidy towards a new, cleaner car. The news of a diesel scrappage scheme comes a part of a new strategy to improve air quality after UK proposals were not adequate enough for Europe, described as “Woefully Inadequate”. The scrappage scheme will only come into effect for older diesel vehicles, which do not meet certain emission standards and carry the latest filter technology.
With discussions in parliament, here at Birchwood we thought it would be a good opportunity to give you an insight into what you need to know about Diesel, and what benefits the scrappage scheme would bring:
This September, a new official EU-wide emissions testing system will come into force. This will involve on-road testing and include varied conditions of ‘real-world’ driving, taking into consideration of speed, congestion, road conditions and driving style. This is a first for emissions testing and is set to be the world’s toughest-ever emissions standard.
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