City Centre Diesel Charges

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Toe toe, May 4, 2015.

  1. Toe toe

    Toe toe Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2013
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Manchester
    With all the big cities falling over themselves to bring in diesal charges I wonder how long before motorhome manufacturers will take to start producing petrol models? I was thinking of changing ours but I'm going to wait and see how this latest judgment to clean air quality goes as I have the feeling it will get expensive
     
  2. Bulawayo Lass

    Bulawayo Lass

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2014
    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    325
    Location:
    Mud Island, nr Mudchester
    To change you will have to sell so may not be that easy and l must admit this charge is not good news and what about all the haulage firms and small companies with diesal l think there may be a major problem. Diesel is the workhorse of the roads
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,441
    Likes Received:
    16,867
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    Simple solution....avoid the city's involved.

    No skin off my nose as i avoid them now.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  4. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    5,425
    Likes Received:
    11,091
    Location:
    Kettering
    The motorhome companies won't have any say in the matter unless they are going to start producing their own base vehicles. Charges won't make any difference to Mercedes or the SEVEL group, I can't see them producing petrol vans anytime soon. The vehicles aren't produced specifically for the UK market so there's no reason for them to change anything.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    5,425
    Likes Received:
    11,091
    Location:
    Kettering
    Agree there. Never even thought about taking the motorhome into the middle of any big city and can't think of any reason why I would want to.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Toe toe

    Toe toe Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2013
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Manchester
    But once the big cities all start charging I bet all the small town halls will want their cut I have read today that London want to charge £10.00 for all diesal vehicles
     
  7. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    10,108
    Likes Received:
    16,285
    Location:
    Liverpool.
    Not much choice if you happen to live in a city.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. gus-lopez

    gus-lopez Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    4,339
    Likes Received:
    7,872
    Location:
    Lorca,Murcia,Spain
    Most merc sprintes sold in the states are petrol.
     
  9. Sundowners

    Sundowners Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2007
    Messages:
    2,344
    Likes Received:
    1,398
    Location:
    Suffolk
    loads of petrol motorhomes in America--------can you really imagine all our HGVs running on petrol--that would be going back 50 years
     
  10. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    5,425
    Likes Received:
    11,091
    Location:
    Kettering
    I think most of vehicles sold in the States in general are petrol aren't they? Look at all the RVs with huge petrol engines. The difference being the cost of fuel.

    A petrol engine powerful enough to drag a 3.5 - 4 ton motorhome around is going to be how big and achieve what mpg?
     
  11. Reallyretired

    Reallyretired Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,702
    Likes Received:
    3,207
    Location:
    Eastbourne East Sussex
    I don't just avoid cities in the motorhome, I avoid them altogether. If I absolutely must visit a city then I go by train and leave as soon as I can.
     
  12. frogijock

    frogijock Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    393
    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    If they bring this in there is going to a lot of left hand drive vans being re-registered on the continent
     
  13. Spidey

    Spidey Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Messages:
    830
    Likes Received:
    550
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Will this effect everything run on diesel? Or just to do with co2 emissions? Very sad we have just bought a diesel car :cry:
     
  14. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    5,425
    Likes Received:
    11,091
    Location:
    Kettering
    Remember it's only politicians sounding off at the moment so don't take it too seriously.

    If they ever get to the point of trying to formulate something to implement it will have to be emissions based. My car is a 2 litre diesel and has very low emissions. I don't know what the figure is but my VED is £30 per year. If I remember correctly the emissions figures for it are lower than most, if not all, of the petrol versions of it that they make. The muppets suggesting this won't have thought of that, and probably wouldn't understand it anyway.

    Worry about it if anyone sensible ever starts talking about it (y)
     
Loading...

Share This Page