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The war on diesel rolls on - how much more will you be paying?

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey
Apr 4, 2017

The war on diesel drivers rolls on.

In over a dozen towns across England, diesel drivers may have their street parking costs whacked up by around half of what they already are.

Another 35 towns and cities across the country are also hoping to introduce a new levy on driving diesel cars through the area, tipped to be at the cost of £20 per day.

They include Bristol, Manchester, Leeds and Southampton, among others. 

Diesel drivers in London, however, are really getting it in the neck.

Mayor Sadiq Khan is expected to announce that diesel drivers within the North and South circular will be charged £12.50 a day. 

That will be on top of the daily congestion charge, meaning it will cost £24 per day to drive into central London.

And that’s without even mentioning the parking, with councils across the capital implementing or considering upping diesel parking costs.

To make matters worse, the government is also expected to introduce new tax measures against diesel in the Autumn budget.

This war against diesel drivers is being waged to bring down pollution levels, which according to EU law are too high.

Diesel cars are said to release more deadly fumes, resulting in many premature deaths every year.

This aggressive assault on diesel drivers comes after years of government encouragement to buy diesel.

Diesel, at the time, was said to be the more environmentally friendly.

Now, the government is attempting to force diesel cars off the road by grinding drivers through the millstones of taxation and parking fees.

Is this attack on diesel fair? Would you still buy a diesel? 

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