Wheels-Alive reports on comments made today regarding future plans for outlawing diesel cars…
Alex Buttle (pictured), director, car buying website Motorway.co.uk, comments: “When it comes to his plans for diesel cars, we have to ask has Tim Farron been smoking some of the substance he’s looking to legalise?
“A total ban on diesel cars is likely to be highly unpopular for the car-owning electorate – 39% of which own diesel vehicles. And the value of diesel vehicles would tumble immediately if this policy was put into place.
“Everyone now knows diesel cars are high-polluting – although car owners were encouraged to buy them for their fuel efficiency a decade ago.
“A rapid phase-out of new diesel cars makes sense, but that shouldn’t extend to used diesel vehicles, to protect the personal finances of UK drivers.”