Transport campaign warns against blanket ban on diesel

A transport campaign is warning against a blanket ban on all diesel vehicles. Greener Journeys believes that would have a “devastating impact” on local communities, leading to a rise in unemployment and social deprivation”. It suggests while Clean Air Zones are vital to addressing air pollution, banning all diesel buses could lead to a loss […]

UK rejects calls for higher diesel tax to cut pollution

The UK Government has rejected calls to raise taxes on diesel vehicles to reduce air pollution but said it would consider a national network of low-emission zones. Last year the Environmental Audit Committee’s report on air quality called for a tax regime for diesel cars and for further National Planning Policy Framework guidance to protect […]

Diesel is not a dirty word says SMMT

Today the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) will call on government and local councils to do more to support the adoption of modern diesel vehicles. It’s part of an effort to help lower emissions across Britain’s towns and cities. UK manufacturers have invested billions of pounds in advanced diesel technology to meet the […]