Jaguar Land Rover is lagging behind the rest of the car industry when it comes to reducing pollution and is the manufacturer most likely to face huge fines for failing to hit tough new environmental targets….
The problem being that it doesn’t make small cars. The targets are for the fleet average. So, a manufacturer that outs out small cars can also make 5 litre beasts. A manufacturer that only makes 3 litre cars can’t average down. Which is the insanity of the target but then that’s what happens when politics tries to manage such things. You get idiot regulations.
Assuming that it is actually desired to limit engine size – assuming, so no shouting that it’s not needed or desired – the correct answer is something like what Portugal does. A tax upon registration of a vehicle, a tax which rises with engine size.
Making it possible for large companies to make gas guzzlers but not small is simple idiocy.