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    Will the diesels you buy be worthless in a few years ?

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    Will the diesels you buy be worthless in a few years ?

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 04 Mar 2017, 1:19 pm

    Will the diesel car you are driving be worthless in five years’ time?

    Sales are falling. Older cars are facing bans.
    Next week’s budget could see taxes slapped on.
    The Guardian explores the future for the owners of these high-polluting vehicles.

    By Miles Brignall.

    Is this the nightmare future for owners of today’s diesel cars?
    It’s 2020 and you are already taxed out of driving into the city centre.
    At the pumps the price of diesel has soared.
    The low-emission zone has extended to your suburb. Do you carry on paying extra, or sell for a small fraction of what you paid?

    The mayor of London has effectively banned older diesel cars from central London from next October, and the same drivers face a wider ban from a larger area, possibly as soon as 2019.
    Meanwhile, a report this week by the mayor’s office proposed higher parking charges for diesel owners across the capital.

    Read it all from The Guardian HERE




    At one time it was the petrol-burners that were frowned upon, but now the gaseous emissions from even the newest of diesel cars, vans and lorries is being attacked by the health experts.

    What is worse is that from April 1st diesel owners will no longer get any subsidisation from the government because of lower emissions.


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    Re: Will the diesels you buy be worthless in a few years ?

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 05 Mar 2017, 12:16 pm

    If the diesel-vehicle manufacturers want to keep selling diesels they are going to have to clean up the emissions and the particulates they put out by doing it in the design phase.

    I am sure it could be done, but they are going to have to be made to do it that way.
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    Re: Will the diesels you buy be worthless in a few years ?

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 10:44 am

    Although diesel-emissions have improved immensely over the years they still put out emissions that petrol vehicles don't.

    See this government quote:

    "Diesel fuel contains more energy per litre than petrol and coupled with the fact that diesel engines are more efficient than petrol engines, diesel cars are more efficient to run. ... However, when compared to petrol vehicles with a catalyst, diesels have higher emissions of NOx and much higher emissions of particulate matter."

    That is where they fail as they are simply just too "dirty" to run on Britain's roads and especially in Britain's towns and cities.

    More and more towns and cities are already banning diesels completely.


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    Re: Will the diesels you buy be worthless in a few years ?

    Post by zathrus on Thu 09 Mar 2017, 11:39 am

    I saw an interesting article on this subject yesterday.

    It seems that China are going to ban all diesel taxis and replace them with electric ones.

    They do have good reason as China is probably - after India - the most polluted country in the world.
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    Re: Will the diesels you buy be worthless in a few years ?

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 10 Mar 2017, 11:37 am

    Dead right Zathrus.

    Because China is still a Communist country there are many things that they do that we couldn't do because of that awkward democracy.


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