The Anonymous Widower

Bristol Poised For Seven-Day Ban On Diesel Cars

The title of this post is the same as that of this article in The Times.

This is the introductory paragraph.

Bristol is set to become the first city in Britain to ban diesel cars under the toughest measures yet seen to combat air pollution.

A few points.

  • It will apply to all diesels.
  • It will apply in part the City Centre.
  • Petrol cars will be exempt.

Although, I agree with the need to improve air quality, I doubt the measure will be passed. Selfish interests will prevail!

October 30, 2019 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,


  1. Seems a bit perverse given the previous incentives to buy diesel cars and in particular anyone who recently paid a five figure sum for a Euro 6 [latest standard] compliant diesel car (like me) is likely to feel hard done by.

    One can see a patchwork quilt of areas where different engine cars will or will not be allowed and / or receive massive penalties through the post after inadvertently entering restricted areas.

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | October 30, 2019 | Reply

    • I think the real culprits are the vehicle manufacturers, in that they kept their heads in the sand and kept designing products that were not fit for a modern world.
      Boeing did the same with the 737 MAX and they may have ruined the company. Boeing even had the example of what to do in their own product line; the 787!

      So Boeing have no excuse.

      It has probably been known for ten years by car futurists that electricity is the way to go, but they couldn’t convince the ostriches.

      One of my off the wall ideas would be to remove all pumps selling diesel from inside a city’s outer ring road. Drivers would soon get fed up and go electric. Possibly?

      Comment by AnonW | October 30, 2019 | Reply

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