Are British drivers set to snub diesel cars?
Our latest research also indicated that new diesel car taxes are set to deal a serious blow to sales of diesel cars.
In our survey of 2,000 current diesel drivers, nearly half of respondents (48%) said they were less inclined to purchase a diesel car in the future due to the Vehicle Excise Duty, which is impacting purchasers of diesel cars registered after 1 April 2018 that do not meet the real driving emissions standard. A further 42% were concerned about the current value of their diesel vehicle.
This concern is starting to be felt across the market, with the latest Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) data showing that diesel car sales fell by 28.2% last month.
Encouragingly, people did recognise that change was coming, and nearly two thirds (63%) feel that the public will adapt to the changing market in order to lessen the country’s reliance on damaging fossil fuels.