Anorak | Tata To Ken Livingstone:

Tata To Ken Livingstone:

by | 13th, February 2008

ken.jpgKEN Livingstone says: “Most vehicles that will be charged £25, in vehicle excise duty band G, are high-priced models.

“Those who buy them can afford to choose from pretty much the whole of the mainstream car market but have chosen to buy one of the most polluting vehicles.

“By making these changes to the congestion charging scheme we are encouraging people to take into account the impact of their choice of new car on the environment and the planet.”

Ken wants you to pay £25 – and then pay for parking – to drive into his congestison zone.

Note the miserabilist’s mention of money and those who can afford the bigger gas guzzling cars. Well it turns out that these instruments of the uber rich are:

– Ford Galaxy Ghia
– Honda Accord 06 Tourer
– Hyundai Santa Fe
– Renault Espace Dynamique
– Peugeot 407
– Vauxhall Vectra
– Vauxhall Zafira
– Volkswagen Passat
– Volkswagen Golf
– Volvo V70

In short, family cars.

Cars registered before March 2001 will pay the charge if their engines are bigger than three litres. Other drivers will pay the regular £8 charge to drive in the London congestion zone.

Interestingly, that includes drivers of the Porsche Boxster 2.7, Jaguar XF V6D and two models of BMW, the 335d and the large four-wheel drive X5 3.0d.

Over in India, Tata are looking at:

An engineer has promised that within a year he will start selling a car in India that runs on compressed air, producing no emissions at all in towns.

The OneCAT will be a five-seater with a glass fibre body, weighing just 350kg and could cost just over £2,500.

Upgrade it at your peril…

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