Despite impending surcharges on diesel cars expected to be announced in the near future, diesel was still in greater demand than petrol.…
April 10, 2017 | Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, "Euro 6 diesel cars on sale today are the cleanest in history. Not only have they drastically reduced or banished particulates, sulphur and carbon monoxide but they also emit vastly lower NOx than their older counterparts – a fact recognised by London in their exemption from the Ultra Low Emission Zone that will come into force in 2019. Some recent reports have failed to differentiate between these much cleaner cars and vehicles of the past.
"This is unfair and dismissive of progress made. In addition to their important contribution to improving air quality, diesel cars are also a key part of action to tackle climate change while allowing millions of people, particularly those who regularly travel long distances, to do so as affordably as possible."