In message , at 09:23:54 on Sun, 9 Dec 2018,
"the charge, levied on older and more polluting vehicles...
applies to nearly all diesel cars and vans licensed before
In other words, not just "older" ones, but almost all that aren't
effectively brand new. And of course the ones which escape the charge
are precisely the generation where some manufacturers were recently
caught fiddling the testing.
If they were genuinely wanting this charge to persuade people to buy/use
less-polluting vehicles, it should have been set for diesels at the
previous 2009 Euro-5 standard, because not everyone can afford to scrap
their three year old car.