How mad, only a couple of years ago the government were encouraging diesel cars because of the "better" emissions - even though they had been told on numerous occasions that diesel emissions have their own problems.
Even more mad, the increased NO2 from modern diesels have been brought about because of other regulations, they used to be 30% lower than they are on contemporary engines.
How is a £800 tax going to help? Surely it would be better to regulate the permissible emissions as is done on all other engines - this promotes better technology rather than making obsolescent a fuel that is inherently more efficient than petrol.
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