You may want to reconsider owning a diesel.
March 10, 2017 at 3:12 PM
Lost in the middle of Budget documents there seems to be a tax hike coming for diesel.
A new clean air plan is expected to be published in the spring to meet EU emissions targets.
Diesel engines may be the target due to their higher level of NO (Nitrogen Oxide) emissions than their petrol counterparts. Nitrogen Oxide is responsible for many respiratory diseases.
Last month, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: "motorists should think carefully before buying a diesel and look at hybrid or electric cars instead".
As of today, there are 11 million diesel cars on the road. However, if this comes out it may become quite disturbing for the future of diesel in the country.