Almost two thirds (62%) of UK citizens would support a government move to end a stealth tax exemption for diesel used in smaller second engines of commercial vehicles. This is according to the clean cold technology company Dearman.
The survey of 1,000 adults in the UK showed that almost three quarters (72%) are already aware that certain emissions from a diesel engine are much more harmful to people and the environment than emissions from a regular petrol or alternatively powered engine.
Scott Mac Meekin, CEO of Dearman, said:
“Effectively providing a tax break for dirty fuels that pollute the UK’s cities makes absolutely no sense. Any government backing green initiatives must surely see that artificially lowering the price of dirty fuels makes it that much harder to develop clean power that is competitively priced.
“This diesel tax exemption highlights a major lack of clarity from the government to a population that is acutely aware of the dangers of diesel emissions. The public are concerned about their health and are urging the government to take a stronger stance in the fight for cleaner engines.”