Drivers of diesel vehicles will soon have to pay Â£ 20 per day in ‘the Toxin of Tax” in a new Government initiative to discourage drivers of diesel, according to The Times.
As the concerns about diesel cars emission become more widespread, both commercial diesel vehicles, such as trucks and buses, and diesel passenger cars in the spotlight to be hit with the â‚¬ 20 per day imposed on the England of the 10 worst affected cities, which include Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, London, Nottingham and Southampton.
The newer vehicles, would be excluded from the tax, and in the cities ranking below the top ten of the bad air quality would only have the measures applied to commercial diesel vehicles. In some areas, which are to be completely prohibited during the peak hours.
The environment secretary Andrea Leadsom is expected to announce the scheme later in the week.
The mayor of london, Sadiq Khan is also due to announce a Â£12.50 daily charge for more polluting vehicles in the interior of the North and South Circular roads, which comes into force in October. This is at the top of the congestion charge, as well as the Â£10 T load for peak traffic travel.
This is not the first time that the diesel engines have come under fire recently. From the Volkswagen dieselgate emissions cheating scandal, numerous calls for tax hikes, liens and encumbrances have been reported, and cities of all Europe, have provided for the prohibition of diesel or of all fossil fuel-based cars in the future.
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