In a move somewhat surprising, the Supreme Court of India has non-strictly-sale of new cars equipped with a diesel engine in Delhi. This decision responds to the alarming level of air pollution that is the largest city of India has experienced over the last few years. They say that the Dieselgate of the Volkswagen Group was the straw that broke the camel’s back in the subcontinent, where they circulate some 320,000 vehicles affected, within a fleet of surprisingly dieselizado.
Not be able to purchase cars diesel with more than two liters of displacement in Delhi up to 31 march 2016.
Although it does not reach the level of Spain, where almost 7 out of every 10 cars sold carry a diesel engine, 37% of new passenger cars in India are sold with a diesel engine. The figure exceeds 90% if we’re talking about commercial vehicles or SUVs. During the past Diwali – which took place in November – is exceeded in 40 times the maximum levels of air pollution recommended by the WHO. It is believed that the air pollution in excess of the Indian cause an estimated 600,000 premature deaths each year.
The decision of the Supreme Court of India has been ban in Delhi the sale of cars in diesel engine superior to two liters in the front. This prohibition shall be in effect until the end of march next year, although it could be revised again if the levels of contamination do not experience an improvement. It is not the only measure: the city has folded the “toll green” that trucks should pay for access to the city, and if a truck has more than 10 years, directly will be prohibited access to the city.
it Is more effective to restrict the circulation or raise taxes to diesel.
to Ban the sale of cars diesel of “large” displacement affects a significant number of SUVs and commercial vehicles – like the Mahindra Scorpio or the Tata Safari, authentic, best selling in the sub-continent – as well as luxury vehicles, primarily Suv’s and sedans of German origin. Does anyone has such reprisal disguised by the Dieselgate? But the greater part of vehicle sales are still corresponding to small cars, exempt from this ban on a temporary basis. What will be effective these measures?
Permit me to hesitation. The burning of crops in the outskirts of the city and the existing park – at all efficient and well-maintained – will continue their course without changes. Prohibit the sale of new cars and diesel – the most efficient and least polluting to date – does not seem like the best of the solutions. Why we sell so many cars diesel in India? Because the liter of fuel is much more affordable. Why not increase taxes on the diesel fuel in the city, avoiding damage to rural areas?
why not introduce restrictions to the circulation in the most polluted cities? It is a measure that works, despite being a little popular.