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Old 22nd April 2017, 13:46   #41
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Sad to think , BUT ...how many more will get scrapped after Monday ?when the scrappage plans for diesel cars are announced ..
There will NOT be an announcement on Monday. Because of the forth coming June election the Government is in purdah and cannot announce any new changes to legislation
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Old 22nd April 2017, 14:39   #42
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Sad to think , BUT ...how many more will get scrapped after Monday ?when the scrappage plans for diesel cars are announced ..
Not mine.

Apart from giving free cars away, there isn't a single incentive the government could come up with to get me in a eurobox. I've had more than a few hire cars over the past few years through work and apart from a Passat estate there isn't a single one that I could contemplate owning.
The most notable disappointment was a Vauxhall Mokka 1.4, £20 odd grands worth of misery.

In fact, if they were handing them out free I'd turn it down and keep my Connie cdt.
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Old 22nd April 2017, 16:27   #43
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There will NOT be an announcement on Monday. Because of the forth coming June election the Government is in purdah and cannot announce any new changes to legislation
And that was what I was thinking about this storm in a teacup.

... Back from my walk in which I must've exhaled several extra tons more of CO2 than I would've sat comfortably in my car - Now starving hungry after my exertions so will have to eat twice as much as usual and create even more methane than normal (yes, it is possible). Don't worry about particulates the filter is in place but it's likely to be Nox..ious
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Old 22nd April 2017, 16:44   #44
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There will NOT be an announcement on Monday. Because of the forth coming June election the Government is in purdah and cannot announce any new changes to legislation
Stop letting the facts get in the way of a good bit of internet hysteria

I'm sure it's a coinkydink that the OP of this all diesels are doomed thread has a petrol version for sale at the moment
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Biggest pollution producers? Massive multi engined surface ships.
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Old 22nd April 2017, 23:12   #46
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There are currently around 30million cars on UK roads - around a third of which according to the AA are over 10 years old - so thats 10million 'unclean' cars by the broad stroke political measurements system. The last scrappage scheme accounted for just under 400,000 vehicles. Or to put it in easy terms. A scrappage scheme on a similar scale to the last will account for no more than 5% of 'unclean' vehicles on the road. Given that a 'clean' vehicle will only pollute half as much as an older vehicle thats an optimistic 2.5% reduction in pollution.

--Correction that's a 2.5% decrease in pollution from 10million older vehicles (by making that figure 9.5 million) Divide that figure by 3 (remember I said that the vehicles involved represent a third of vehicles on UK roads?) and you get a whopping 0.833% reduction in pollution. --

Bear in mind that is just the pollution caused locally by running the vehicle and fails miserably to account for pollution caused during or by the manufacture of the vehicles.... (or for instance the power generation required to charge electric vehicles).
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Old 23rd April 2017, 07:03   #47
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Nothing wrong with diesel's, mine has only done 60K, it has least another 140K left in her .
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