March 15, 2017 at 10:17 AM
In order to get rid of diesel-powered vehicles the government seems to be planning a programme based on incentives, subsidies and tax hikes.
Official from the Department for Transport (DfT) and from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DfE) are said to be discussing the details of the scheme. This scheme would be implemented in areas with the worst air pollution.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, already argued for the Government to reintroduce the scrappage scheme in London. The overall cost of the plan is estimated to reach over £500 million just for the capital.
Obviously, London tops the list but Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and Leeds have very high levels of air pollution as well.
Many countries and cities across the world are planning to remove all diesel from their road, some worth mentioning are: Norway, Sweden or cities like Mexico City, Madrid, Athens or Paris