Seems unlikely - which I'm sure VW will be hoping will be the case!
Would be a better solution IMO to estimate the environmental impact of
leaving cars as they are over their combined lifetime and force VW to
plough the required amount of cash into other green initiatives. This
could essentially mean VW spending the money they would have on recalls
on an environmental project with a longer legacy.
My manufacturer did not cheat (or if they did they made a total mess of
it) and as a result I pay the top whack for a 2.4 TD. If someone else is
driving a car with higher emissions than declared then they should pay
the appropriate rate of VED. They can then take action under Sale of
Goods Act and recoup the extra cost from the dealer who sold them the
car. This country is supposed to be short of cash. Why are we letting
these people of the hook?
Because they didn't purposefully buy a car with higher emissions.
A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long roll out after touching down.
San Jose Tower Noted: "American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able.
So their redress under SOGA is with the people who sold them it just as
if I bought a washing machine that turned out to be rubbish. (The
"people" I was referring to are the dealers not the purchasers)
On Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 10:22:49 AM UTC+1, nemo wrote:
Careful choice of words there, I think;
"UK taxpayers will not incur higher Vehicle Excise Duty if their existing vehicles....."
I read that as saying that, when you sell your existing VAG vehicle, the new owner will have to pay higher Vehicle Excise Duty appropriate to the emissions. That may make the vehicles unsellable, or reduce their resale value.
On Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10:35:14 PM UTC+1, Andy Burns wrote:
Not at all, it means what it says and what it said was "...their existing vehicles."
If they'd meant that existing vehicles will not be charged a higher rate of Vehicle Excise Duty in the event of the g CO2/km being revised, then they'd probably have said that.
On Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:04:10 AM UTC, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
The 1.6 is to have new injectors for some reason, so perhaps they are altering the spray pattern / timing and the injectors in 1.6 cannot cope. This change could improve overall efficiency - perhaps they are using some tech off the Euro 6 engines.
I don't think anyone knows anything for "a fact", probably not even VW.
They have publicly stated the fuel economy maintenance. It stands to
reason though that they wouldn't have used the "cheat" unless there was
something to be gained by it.
Remove the "cheat" and SOMETHING has to give, or else, as Dave says,
they're going to engineer their way out of this corner. We're just going to
have to wait and see.
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