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Top car boss slams global warming

A boss from one of the world’s biggest carmakers has slammed the global warming argument as “a total crock of ****.”

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Would you buy a ‘green’ special edition?

Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion - News image

We reviewed the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion, which uses an ultra-efficient diesel engine emitting just 99g of carbon dioxide per km.

And with the recent Budget announcement changing the rules for road tax, the new Polo Bluemotion is road tax-exempt.

Another car with the same philosophy is the new Seat Leon Ecomotive. It uses a new diesel engine producing lower CO2 emissions, and its lower weight helps save fuel. Would you buy one of these cars?

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Budget 2008: your verdict

The government has declared its budget for 2008. Among the changes that will affect motorists are:

  • Increased fuel tax (postponed until October)
  • Funding for new technology to manage road pricing
  • Higher first year tax on the most polluting cars
  • Planned changes to vehicle tax from April 2009 to encourage manufacturers to build less polluting cars

Will the 2008 budget have an effect on what car you drive or how much you drive? What’s your reaction to the budget?

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Budget 2008: bad news for car owners?

Hummer H3

Rumours suggest tomorrow’s budget will see fuel prices increase by 2p per litre – although the price raise is expected to be delayed until later in the year.

Chancellor Alistair Darling is also believed to be considering a £1,000 tax charge on the most polluting cars that drivers will have to pay in the first year of ownership.

What do you expect from the 2008 budget?

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