Government is set to announce a ban on all new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, according to a new air quality plan.
It will also provide a £255 million fund to help councils tackle the diesel vehicle emissions, as part of a £3 billion package for air quality.
The £3 billion clean air strategy will not include a scrappage scheme, calling previous schemes "poor value" for money; however it will allow for Local Councils to make the necessary changes in a bid to lower emissions. Local measures may include; altering public transport to make them cleaner, altering speed bumps and roundabouts and re-programing traffic lights so that vehicle flow is smoother.
This clean air strategy comes after a high court battle, in which the government was ordered to produce new plans to tackle illegal levels of harmful pollutant; nitrogen dioxide. The government was given until the 31st July to produce a strategy.
Campaigners have said the measures were promising but did not go far enough. They are concerned for the people who will continue to be exposed to the harmful pollutants for the next 23 years. Introducing “clean air zones" (CAZ) has been proposed but the government only wants taxes to be considered as a last resort, instead wants to provide incentives for consumers to buy cleaner vehicles.
For more information or to keep up to date with latest revelations follow http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40723581
* All vehicle images and car descriptions on this site are for illustration and reference purposes only and are not necessarily an accurate representation of the vehicle on offer.
T: 0800 525 209
F: 01952 403 635
Applied Leasing are a credit broker and not a lender, we are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered No : 689942
Registered in England & Wales with company number : 2473288 | Data Protection No : Z8661858 | VAT No : 669698057
Registered Office : Suite 4 - 07, Grosvenor House Central Park, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 9TW
Applied Leasing Ltd is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office under registration reference: z8661858
Copyright © 2018 Applied Leasing, All rights reserved.