Transport for London (TfL) has revealed that the £25 million scrappage scheme proposed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan would rid the capital’s streets of just 1-in-55 high polluting cars.
Government remains cool on the prospect of targeted regional car scrappage schemes as part of local authority’s various bids to combat the UK’s worst emissions hotspots.
The government has outlined plans for an outright ban on the sale of conventional petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040 as part of its Air Quality Plan for Nitrogen Dioxide.
Environment secretary Michael Gove is expected to reveal details of a targeted diesel scrappage scheme before July 31.
The NFDA has urged the Government not to focus “solely on diesel” when it publishes its plan to improve the nation’s air quality.
Calls to ban or reduce usage of existing diesel cars in major towns and cities could see the values of affected vehicles fall significantly, predicts Glass's.
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