Car manufacturers are cashing in on a diesel price scare by launching scrappage schemes for drivers of polluting cars who agree to buy brand new “greener” versions.
It comes after the Government threatened to develop a diesel scrappage scheme but failed to follow it through.
Now manufacturers including BMW and Ford are taking matters into their own hands with their own pollution-reducing trade-in schemes.
Both have said they will give drivers of pre-2009 diesel vehicles a £2,000 discount if they trade it in and by a new car.
Last night experts said that although the moves would go some way towards reducing air pollution they were also designed to boost sales of new cars, as discounts are not offered on used models.
Manufacturers are cashing in, eh? Facepalm.
As to the used car thing. Anyone noted that the manufacturers don’t actually own used cars therefore don’t control their price?