Darling puts the squeeze on car CO2 emissions

Cousins, David
March 2008
Farmers Weekly;3/21/2008, p41
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Chancellor of Great Britain announced two measures that will penalize bigger-engine vehicles that pump more carbon dioxide. One is the first year road tax or Vehicle Excise Duty rate for new cars in 2010 and the other is a change in the pricing structure of standard road tax that will favor smaller-engine cars with low carbon emissions.


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