Diesel campervans - What does the future hold?
Posted on January 28, 2020
What is the truth about the future?
There has been a lot of information and mis-information with regards to diesel vehicles for the future.
"PLANS to ban petrol and diesel-powered cars in the UK could be accelerated, according to the UK’s transport secretary.
Speaking at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, Grant Shapps hinted that the government could heed advice from the Committee on Climate Change independent advisory body, and bring sales of new cars powered purely by petrol or diesel engines to an end by 2035.
The Sunday Times Driving Pages - 01-10-2019
The key phrase to consider here has to be "purely by petrol or diesel engines", meaning that hybrid vehicles will still be in production for some time after this.
The original timetable is 2040 which by my reckoning will give you at least 20 years before you will need to change your current vehicle if you want a new vehicle then.
When did you last change a vehicle at 20 years? or 15 or 10 even? I know there are some people who will keep their vehicles a long time, but this does tend to be the minority.
The good news with our vans is the older they get , the more people seem to like them! That's why our T2 vans are still popular nearly 10 years after they were stopped being made.
Bristol council announced "Ban diesels in Bristol" whilst great for a soundbite for eco credentials, the devil is always in the detail - and there has been very little detail, in fact what little detail was proposed has been sketchy at best, and is subject to government approval.
London has the congestion charge and they are happy with the latest Euro 6 Diesel emission standards and have even encouraged a scrappage scheme for owners of older diesels to trade in for newer, cleaner and greener models.
Bath has just announced details of their congestion zone, and private cars are exempt from this.
Euro 6 is the sixth incarnation of the European Union directive to reduce harmful pollutants from vehicle exhausts. The Euro 6 standard was introduced in September 2015, and all mass-produced cars sold from this date need to meet these emissions requirements. The aim of Euro 6 is to reduce levels of harmful car and van exhaust emissions, both in petrol and diesel cars.
This includes nitrogen oxide (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (THC and NMHC) and particulate matter (PM), which is basically soot from diesel cars. The knock-on effect of reducing these pollutants can also mean improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.
Due to changes with the registering of our vehicles with the DVLA last summer, vehicles are no longer registered as "Motor Caravans" and are registered as MPV's (multi purpose vehicle) and are taxed as per cars, so no problem there either...
We are offering some great deals on our new vehicles that are all euro 6 compliant, buying you peace of mind for the future ( well at least 20 years anyway...).
If you would like to talk to our sales team about any of our vehicles or concerns with diesels, please call our sales department on 01454 310000.