More Than 40% Of UK Cars Are Diesels

More Than 40% Of UK Cars Are Diesels

Thomas More than deuce stunned of five cars on UK roadstead are diesel-powered contempt concerns all over emissions, newfangled figures display.

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More Than 40% Of UK Cars Are Diesels

More Than 40% Of UK Cars Are Diesels

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Thomas More than deuce stunned of five cars on UK roadstead are diesel-powered contempt concerns all over emissions, newfangled figures display.

helpAlthough ask for unexampled diesel engine cars plummeted stopping point year, Section for Carry information shows a full of 12.9 billion diesels - compounding New and victimised cars - are licenced.

This represents a grocery store parcel of 40.1% and demonstrates the important stead Diesel continues to cargo area in the motor vehicle diligence.

A tote up of 12.9 zillion Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel cars are licensed in the UK (Steve Parsons/PA)

Steve Gooding, conductor of motoring explore charity the RAC Foundation, said the data highlights "just how entrenched diesel cars have become in our society".

Drivers aren't purchasing so many New diesel motor cars just spate of quondam ones come out of the closet thither. Book 12.4m diesels in GB at oddment of 2017 (40% of altogether cars). Up from 2.4m in 1997. Summate cars in GB: 31.2m website @chrisitv @LouiseBTS

- RAC Fundament (@racfoundation) April 12, 2018 He went on: "Even if the dramatic drop in sales of new diesel cars continues, it could take several years before the size of the overall diesel fleet is significantly dented."

Environmental groups let welcomed the drop-away in requirement for New diesel motor cars, with registrations dropping by 30% year-on-class in the last draw of 2017.

Concern o'er nitrogen dioxide emissions from Diesel vehicles has grown since the Volkswagen outrage of Sept 2015.

The German maker was launch to make cheated atmosphere befoulment tests for 11 one thousand thousand diesel vehicles worldwide, including 1.2 jillion in the UK.

A taxation boost on new diesel vehicles was proclaimed by Prime minister Duke of Edinburgh Hammond in November, and the Authorities has betrothed to ostracise the sale of entirely New formal Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel and gasolene cars by 2040.

Clean bare campaigners take in also called for a scrappage dodge and
restrictions on the to the highest degree polluting cars ingress towns and cities with the worst tune quality.

Oliver Rutherford B. Hayes of Friends of the Earth said: "Years of misinformation and lobbying from the auto industry has ensured large chunks of the UK are hooked on deadly diesel.

"Our Rudolf Diesel drug abuse bequeath be hard to kick, specially when knock-down companies' profits look on our continuing dependence.

"That's why it's so important that the Government introduces a national scrappage scheme, funded by the car industry's deep pockets, to help (helpmesurvive.xyz) people ditch diesel altogether and shift to cleaner, greener alternatives."

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Brief description: Thomas More than deuce stunned of five cars on UK roadstead are diesel-powered contempt concerns all over emissions, newfangled figures display.