The survival of the Diesel engine is linked to the tax


In the 90’s the engines diesel were in the minority, but with the years reversed the trend. Some models even stopped to be available with petrol engines

In the same way that the european fiscal policy has made the diesel engine is so popular, you can reduce your fee. Historically, Europe wanted consume fewer barrels of oil, to be a net importer, and to reduce the emissions of CO2. Hence the diesel engine wins.

Until well into the 90’s were engines unpopular by his harshness, poor performance and higher price. When it came to the revolution of the turbo direct injection performance is matched (or exceeded) many gasoline, making them very attractive.

users of diesel engines today pay less taxes than those that use gasoline, both at the register, as the fuel, and road tax. For all those users who are not professionals, we should correct the difference in tax when refuelling.


diesels have come to exceed the 70% share in passenger cars in countries such as France or Spain

It comes to making these engines less attractive to the consumer, and made more use of mechanical gas

In the Uk diesel is more expensive than gasoline, and this has contributed to delaying a lot of the boom of the diesel. When the registration and circulation taxes are linked to CO2, is reversed and the diesel over 50% of enrolments in 2011.

Would linking NOx emissions with taxes to reduce your advantage, as these engines emit more of these gases. In Spain, they spoke of it two years ago, but still with a system that is obsolete that sets the road tax for the power tax, basically for the front.

Another possibility would be that of a plan of aid for the purchase, similar to the PIVE, required to deliver a diesel and replace it by a gasoline, or electric, or with gas from the factory. It is what they do in France, there is a special subsidy for those who purchase an electric and got rid of a diesel.


London, and other major european cities, suffers from the boom of the diesel in the quality of air – Photography: Hernan PiƱera (Flickr, Creative Commons BY SA)

, For years, has supported the diesel engine by being a mechanical genuinely european. In key global markets -China, USA, Japan, south Korea…- the enrollment of the diesel is not reaching the 10%, and being generous with the figures.

right Now the NOx are a public health problem and 90% of the NOx that breathe in the cities depend on the transport sector. Day-to-day waste opportunities at the community level and the national level to establish a taxation more fair, and that encourages people to choose the motor that best suits you… and is of interest to others.

are Not policies easy to implement, and may face a great social rejection. But if you want to improve the air quality of the cities, measures are needed that draw thousands of diesel oil motors of the streets. The most dangerous are the older, Euro 3, or down (over 10 years), but in the recent scandals we have seen that the latest models are still not the reference in cleaning.