So they inflict penal rates of car tax on anything (2001 and later) emitting
more than 170gm/km instead (like a 1400cc Astra!), killing resale value.
This will have the opposite effect. For most people the resale value is a
large part of buying a replacement. Kill that and they won't be buying
modern economical cars (and even if they did the government admits that has
a negative effect on the environment). The result is an increase in usage
of even less environmentally friendly pre-2001 cars, most of which are
probably less well maintained than classics.
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> Basically they say that last year they investigated the idea of creating
> incentives for scrapping cars that don't comply with more recent emissions
> legislation, and decided it wasn't a good idea, for various reasons
> including the environmental cost of scrapping loads of cars and building
> loads more to replace them with.
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