Oh my oh my where to start :mad: Statistics gone mad once again, I love the bit where they include the purchase price of the car in the calculation for cost per gram of CO2.
So then a new FordKa pays more per gram than an AudiA8, now surely if the cost is proportionate and includes how much you have paid for the car, there is a threshold where buying second hand is pointless. So I pay £600 for a landrover, yet it then costs £1800 a year because at one point it was worth £30k, I’m still producing roughly the same amount of CO2 as it did when new. Why on earth is the cost of the vehicle even relevant ?
Simple enough, one MOT, one database of vehicle ownerships and mileage transfers (when selling). Hang on - that would mean a mileage record and then a CO2 production record, then a flat fee per gram you produce ?
Stats and politicians - which idiot put that combination together :cuckoo:
IF HMG are so damned bothered about pollution and CO2 why do they artificially tax bio- and synthetic diesel products (both CO2 negative) to equal the cost of fossil diesel? Why is LPG taxed to the same amount as petrol?
I’m getting sick to the stomach of meddling fools who ignore common sense and reason and come out with increasingly stupid laws, regulations and rules because they are chasing votes. Emigration is looking really good to me