The Energy Saving Trust (EST) is calling on the Government to mark World Environment Day (June 5) by targeting drivers of the most inefficient vehicles by:
Philip Sellwood, chief executive of EST, says: "It's no surprise that the UK still has one of the highest average CO2 figures for new vehicle sales in the EU when our Government is offering drivers little or no real incentives to buy more fuel efficient vehicles.
"In fact, the maximum VED differential between the best and worst vehicles is currently just £115. And over a quarter of new cars for sale in the UK actually fall into the highest band F (185g/km CO2) so there's no financial benefit for those drivers who opt for more efficient larger vehicles over the high-emitting 4x4s or performance vehicles.
"If the Government is serious about cutting the UK's CO2 emissions then it must make driving efficient cars a more financially beneficial prospect."