The Anonymous Widower

‘Grave Concern’ As Sales Of Low Emission Cars Fall

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

This is the first two paragraphs.

Sales of low emission cars in the UK have fallen for the first time in more than two years, the industry has said.

The decline comes as overall sales of new cars continued to fall, dropping 4.9% in June from the year before.

Confusing policies and the end of subsidies are being blamed by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Many of the reasons given in the article are probably valid, but I think there could be two main types of car owner.

  • Those who care about the environment and would be happy to buy a low emission car. Many have probably bought one already!
  • Those who say, I’m not being told by the government what type of car to buy.

The second group will have lots of reasons.

  • I’m not buying a low performance car.
  • When China, India and the United States stops burning coal, I’ll think about it.
  • My last car lasted twenty years and my current on is only four years old.
  • I live in Surrey and it will be a pain driving to Manchester to see United play!

I also suspect that many hope that the new Tory Prime Minister might change the rules to get votes at the next General Election.


As a non-driver, I don’t care!



July 4, 2019 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I was planning to have a hybrid last time I replaced my car. I don’t have a lot of choice of car because I am only able to drive automatic, as a result an injury, and I have to have something with lots of space other than the boot, because my scooter takes up much of the boot. And it also has to be comfortable to drive with controls within easy reach. I drive a Honda Jazz, I can’t remember whether this is my 4th or my 5th, but they are perfect for me. The first hybrid Jazz models were beyond my budget; but this time I had set aside some capital to pay the extra for the hybrid. And they no longer make a hybrid Jazz. It is apparently low emission – and it is very economical. I have had it just shy of 12 months, and I have only put petrol in about 8 times. I don’t do huge mileage but it is almost all urban mileage. My husband drives a hybrid, and he likes it. Daughter and partner were wanting to buy an electric car, but they live in a 3rd floor apartment and the parking area for the apartment block has no charging points and isn’t planning on getting any.

    I was going to see United play I would take the tram! Although I would have gone slightly crazy because I don’t actually support any football team.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | July 5, 2019 | Reply

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