Diesel Scrappage Scheme Looking Increasingly Likely
The TV and papers have been filled with news about the government’s clean air plan, which aims to reduce the number of diesel cars on the road.
The draft proposals indicate that drivers of older cars will be encouraged to trade their diesel car for electric cars.
Full details of the plan are yet to be released, but indicate that buses and lorries can also be effected in a bid to make cleaner air. It is believed that air pollution in large cities, such as London and Manchester, contribute to over 40,000 deaths due, in part, to the large amounts of nitrogen oxide produced by diesel engines.
With clear air zones to appear in cities and towns across the country, the government is set to be firm once proposals come into play. The plans have been welcomed by the car industry, who would see a boost in production to meet the demands of more clean cars
However, environmental activists say that more still needs to be done.
The draft plan sets out to scrap over 15,000 diesel cars using grants worth up to £2000 and the government hope to begin the process within the next two years.
Clean Air Zones
The draft clean air plan also talks about the introduction of more clean air zones in cities that have high levels of NO2. If people disobey the clean air zone rules then councils all have the power to fine those abusing the rules.
Councils will also be instructed to remove speed bumps that force drivers to accelerate and decelerate, thus polluting the air much more than they would without the bumps.
Diesel Car Owners
Full details of the proposal are due to be released in July, in the meantime diesel owners who think that they will need to upgrade their car can begin thinking about how they will do so.
If you are using a diesel car at the moment, it is important that you are not that person that puts the wrong fuel in car.
If you do happen to put petrol in diesel car, try not to panic as you can get help before it is too late. If you do put petrol in diesel car, you should stay calm and make sure you take the following steps:
- Do not turn your car on if you realise your mistake at the fuel station
- If driving when you realise your error stop the car as quickly as possible in a safe place
- Call Wrong Fuel Angels to come and sort out everything else
- Wait for us to arrive and remember that you should not turn the engine on
With one in every two people having put petrol in diesel engine, we have plenty of experience helping to drain and flush engines and getting cars back on the road within a couple of hours.
With our 24-hour call outs, you can rely on us at any time of the day or night and we understand just how you feel when you make this common mistake.
If you have made the common mistake of putting petrol in your diesel car engine, then contact our team today on 0333 012 6633 for 24 hour support.