DIESELS that are Euro 6 compliant are set to raise the ‘green’ bar for diesel engined cars so much that even tax penalties being considered for existing diesels will not apply to the cleaner new technology.
Euro 6 – what does it mean?
- All cars and vans have to meet emission standards
- Euro 6 is the latest standard – it’s mandatory from 01 January 2015
- Euro 6 will affect diesel engines most
- Euro 6 standard will mean improved air quality
Under London’s planned extra daily tax of £10 on diesels, Euro 6 diesels are specifically exempted and that saving could, for some business fleet owners, be the tipping point for them to renew all their diesel powered vehicles.
But those contemplating upgrading are likely to pay a premium both in new purchase price and in after treatment for the new technology being applied to clean up diesel exhaust emissions.
Make sure you read up about Boris’s new law, that is designed to help London reduce pollution levels blighted by poor air quality.
Plus, the likely effects this stealth tax will have on you and your business here.