As I mentioned before, the tax increase is pretty small in comparison to overall running costs. However it is big enough for people to notice, and provoke them to give some thought to downsizing on their next purchase - whether new or secondhand.
I think that it will reduce the numbers of the worst-performing cars on the road. And I think that it will achieve this better than simply adding 4p onto fuel would - even if that way is "fairer". Also, I think it would be political suicide to introduce road tolls at the moment - regardless of whether I support them or not.
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