Tackling air pollution from diesel cars through tax: Options for the UK (UCL/GBE)

This paper by UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Resources produced for Green Budget Europe examines taxation options to encourage a reduction in NOx emissions from diesel cars in the UK. It explores four options for the introduction of a graded national supplementary NOx Registration Tax for new diesel cars, with the rate levied approximately proportional to real-world NOx emissions of the vehicle, and the average additional damage such emissions cause over its life.