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    Diesel Surcharges

    Islington Council to introduce an extra £2 an hour charge for some diesels. Is this the tip of the iceberg?

    http://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/d...sb7&ocid=ientp
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    I believe it’s a Labour council and Labour encourage their voters to buy diesels so it’s only fair they pay for what they voted for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisK View Post
    I believe it’s a Labour council and Labour encourage their voters to buy diesels so it’s only fair they pay for what they voted for.
    Local MP is a J Corbyn. It's now emerged the powers to be knew of the pollution risks but chose to ignore them.

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    In addition to extra charges for parking, many diesel owners to pay more in VED, with those driving cars not meeting latest emissions controls, being raised an extra band and company car drivers paying extra 1%. All from the budget.

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    This is partly symbolic, partly political but the trend is away from diesel.

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    Forgot to say, the VED on new cars.

    Yes trying to demonise diesel cars, but the 'tax' changes not applied to vans and trucks, which are more polluting, though less of those than cars, the average van/truck will be doing much more mileage as well.

    But we've had, acid rain causing changes, the introduction of catalytic converters, push to diesel, now micro particulates being the problem. Hybrid or electric vehicles, including plug ins being seen as the answer, but lithium and other rare earth minerals and metals in the current battery technology, and the processing shipping, then manufacturing cars and different parts, with their shipping, what will the impact of those being produced in time. But then the polymer battery may be sorted by then, or an effective hydrogen solution. But then something has to be used to produce the electric to charge your car and eventually vans and trucks, is there enough wind?

    But they have said there is more money being put into the charging infrastructure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzmps View Post
    Forgot to say, the VED on new cars.

    Yes trying to demonise diesel cars, but the 'tax' changes not applied to vans and trucks, which are more polluting, though less of those than cars, the average van/truck will be doing much more mileage as well.

    But we've had, acid rain causing changes, the introduction of catalytic converters, push to diesel, now micro particulates being the problem. Hybrid or electric vehicles, including plug ins being seen as the answer, but lithium and other rare earth minerals and metals in the current battery technology, and the processing shipping, then manufacturing cars and different parts, with their shipping, what will the impact of those being produced in time. But then the polymer battery may be sorted by then, or an effective hydrogen solution. But then something has to be used to produce the electric to charge your car and eventually vans and trucks, is there enough wind?

    But they have said there is more money being put into the charging infrastructure.
    One Sir Terence Leahy was questioned as to why they imported green beans from Kenya rather than grow them here thus reducing carbon footprint. To do so he said would mean giant greenhouses heated to 27c, 24 hours a day to produce a product which grows naturally in Africa and would more than double our carbon footprint. Where will the power come from to charge electric cars? Oil and gas power stations?

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