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Car exhaust fumes are a source of air pollution

Car exhaust fumes are a source of air pollution

Car exhaust fumes are a source of air pollution

THE price of cars with ‘average’ or ‘above average’ emissions will have to increase so people will buy ‘greener’ vehicles, a government think-tank report warns.

It does so in proposals for a radical shakeup of car taxation in the Budget.

In what is a mix of carrot-and-stick approach, the proposed overhaul is geared so that the ‘polluter’ pays.


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